Remembrance Day, KidsMatter and Regional Basketball Championships

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School Captains Leading Remembrance Day

School Captains Leading Remembrance Day Service

Remembrance Day

Today our school community stood silent as our School Captains led our Remembrance Day Service. Abidah and Ben displayed true leadership strength as they researched, wrote and presented their speech over our P A system. They introduced the reason for the service, read The Ode, played the Last Post, held one minute silence, played the Rouse and concluded with the National Anthem. Well done to our School Captains.

KidsMatter Framework

Yesterday at our staff meeting, we reflected on how the school has implemented the KidsMatter Framework this year. As we conclude Module 1, the reflection showed exactly how many initiatives have progressed throughout the year: Happy Hub, Breakfast Club, Environment improvements (painting & gardens), Welfare Handbook, Behaviour Management Process, Multicultural activities, Positive Start Program.

Next year as we start Module 2, we will be implementing a wellbeing and resilience program called Bounce Back. If you would like to see more about this program, click here http:www.bounceback.com.au/. I saw this recently in The Age relating to KidsMatter where it states: “Growing in popularity, KidsMatter aims to build resilience in children by including the key people in a child’s life — family members, school staff and peers — to build social and emotional skills; inculcate a sense of belonging; support parents and carers in building their own resilience, and by supporting those with mental health challenges.”

Regional Basketball Championships

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Year 5/6 Boys Basketball Team

On Thursday 5th of November the Year 5/6 boys basketball team travelled to Pakenham Sports Centre to compete in the Regional Basketball Championships. The team played against teams from Greater Dandenong District, Peninsula South District and Cardinia. The boys worked hard to win the event and qualify for State Championships which will be held at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on Monday the 16th of November. The team, led by Captain James Hounsome and Vice-Captain Nemuel Soliven is very excited about the event on Monday. All boys have been training hard and are extremely excited about representing our school on Monday. Good luck boys!

Deborah

Deborah Harry

Deborah Harry

Principal at Hillsmeade Primary School
Deborah was the Principal at Hillsmeade from 2013 to 2016, after four years as the Principal of two schools in Castlemaine.She holds a Master of School Leadership from Melbourne University, a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Teaching and a Bachelor of Business Honours.
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