Andrew Brings Joy To St Laurence’s
Last week St Laurence’s welcomed Andrew Chinn to our school community. Andrew is an Australian religious songwriter and sing- er and his songs have brought great joy to many with his music used in schools across Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. Andrew connected with and inspired all stu- dents from Kinder to Year 6; we laughed, sang and danced our way through the day, sharing a wonderful message of God’s love and our shared journey together as God’s family.
Forbes Public SRC Learn New Skills In
The Forbes and District Lions Club once again supported Forbes Public School’s Student Representative Council (SRC) with a generous donation.
For the fourth consecutive year the Lions Club funded 19 students to attend a GRIP Leadership Conference in Dubbo. Grip Leadership provide enthusiastic and skilled presenters to deliver practical and interactive training conferences for student leaders. The sessions provide a better un- derstanding of effective leadership, the expectations of responsibility, generating ideas and turning ideas into action.
PrincipalDafyddThomassaid:“The leadership workshops in Dubbo with 300 other stu- dents from across the region was extremely beneficial for the students. The day equipped them with a number of critical skills and ap- proaches to an array of challenges student leaders can face. It was inspiring to see students rise to new attitudes and embrace new learning. Opportunities like this leave a lasting impact on students.”
Working With The Wider Community
When designing the Forbes Preschool we also wanted it to be a place for our com- munity, our friends from other towns, and a place to belong. We have been been one year in our new premises and we have so many partners we welcome into our service.
The Girinya room (Girinya means play in Wiradjuri) welcomes all sorts of visitors each week: the early childhood nurses mother’s group, the Australian Breastfeed- ing Association (ABA) meet here, the Wiradjuri Language classes use the room, and an occupational therapist and a speech therapist assist with a school readiness program from the room.
Other ways we have connected with the wider community have included being part of Food Revolution Week, and the Year 6 students from St Laurence’s came to visit last Friday to teach the children about the zones of regulation.
New additions to the building include our chickens, who laid their first egg this week, a cover over our swing set and new resourc- es added to the rooms.
A Win For Forbes North
The Forbes North PSSA team versed Forbes Public School recently. We were rather nervous as most of our team are short and we felt a little overwhelmed. It was a close game, especially in the first and second quarters. At the end of the second quarter we were behind and realised it was time to try really hard and play together. At the end of the game we were ahead by 14 points. We were extremely happy to win the game and move to the next round in Dubbo. I am so proud of my team. I would like to thank Miss Ari Kenny, Miss McManus and Robyn Kenny for helping us prepare and taking us to our games.