Lunchtime radio

Radio. Smithton Primary School students are making waves on the airwaves with the launch of a new project.  Under the guidance of youth worker Dudley Billing, a group of upper primary students have launched an in-house radio station. Yet to be named, students will put their best ideas forward for a naming competition. Mr Billing …

7 months ago 0

Shelter secured

Funding. A new bus shelter at Smithton Primary School will be installed in time for the wet and windy months. Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay was in Smithton last Wednesday to support the project with $12,000 in funding, matching half of the project total through the federal government’s Braddon Stronger Communities Program. The Smithton …

8 months ago 0

Santa’s helpers

Parade. Smithton Primary School classrooms resemble the workshop at the North Pole this week as students prepare for the festivities of the season. Wrapping presents, making giant decorative candy and decorating the sleigh is all in a days’ work for the local students who are channelling their inner elf for the Smithton Christmas Parade. Hosted …

1 year ago
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Pride in culture

Mural. A collaborative project which links cultural identity and history is being celebrated throughout Art About Town month. The Indigenous and Proud project was launched by Smithton Primary School and Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation in June to coincide with National Reconciliation Week. The first of five elements of the Indigenous and Proud project is a …

1 year ago

Move and groove

SPS. Learning and fun go hand in hand at Smithton Primary School. One of the school’s four birth to five programs welcomed a special guest on Tuesday in Encore Performing Arts Studio owner Caroline Smith. Hosting the MnMFUN! program, short for music and movement, Caroline shared her knowledge of the industry and its educational benefits. …

2 years ago

Indigenous and proud

Culture. In recognition of National Reconciliation Week, Smithton Primary School has launched a new project. Indigenous and Proud is a collaborative project between the school and Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation in a bid to strengthen relationships and build awareness. Indigenous and Proud encompasses five projects to be rolled out within the coming years, including a …

2 years ago

Grooving and moving

Education. Smithton Primary School has introduced a new Launching into Learning program which targets language development through music and movement. The program, which is open to children aged from birth to five and their parents, explores communication through repetition of simple rhymes, songs and dances, and engaging group activities. Principal Leslee White says the program …

2 years ago
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School Awards 2016

CIRCULAR HEAD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Senior School Year 9-10 Fahey Motors Encouragement Award: Amelia Jamieson Year 9-12 Gib Hanson Bursary: Kurtis Maher Year 11-12 Peter Poke Design Award for Citizenship: Chloe Greene Caltex Best All Rounder Award: Isobel Walter Doug Poke Character First: Year 9 Isobel Arnold, Cody Hutton; Year 10 Hunter Grant; Year 11 Hannah …

2 years ago

Stemming from study

Education. Schools across Circular Head are adopting a modified learning approach which integrates four distinct subjects into one curriculum, called STEM. Smithton Primary School has established a specific STEM class to provide students with the opportunity to combine Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in helping solving real world problems. “STEM projects have potential to readily …

2 years ago

Humanity at heart

Recognition. Smithton Primary School student Ty Haywood is kind, considerate and always smiling. For this, he has been nominated to receive the ‘Fred Hollows Humanity Award’. Named after opthalmologist Fred Hollows, whose foundation has helped to restore sight to two million people worldwide, the award recognises students who show care and compassion towards others. Open …

2 years ago
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