Bingara Central School News: April 2, 2009 (Week 10, Term 1)

April 4, 2009

Relieving Regional Director Mr Jim White from Tamworth and local School Education Director Mr John Charles visited school on Friday 20th March to see how the school had settled in to 2009.

Both gentlemen were greeted at the front of the school by primary and secondary students leaders who then escorted them around the school. Tori, Rebekah and Lucy showed Mr White and Mr Charles the Kindergarten room before Mr White entertained Year 2 playing a Mr Squiggle guessing game drawing animals on the electronic smart board in the classroom.

Mr White and Mr Charles then visited Year 6 and Mrs Craddock’s classroom. Finally Year 5 were offered the next two days as a holiday. They were initially excited but quickly realised that the next two days were the weekend.

The tour then moved to Mr Wright’s VET Hospitality class where both men were treated to scones with jam and cream that the students had made earlier.

Next Kristen and Jade showed the way to the TVET Construction class where Year 9/10 boys were working with TAFE teacher Mr Garry Russell. When asked to down tools Mr White complimented the boys on the proper way in which they layed their wood planes on the side.

The final stop on the tour was to meet Primary Industries  students working on the golf course. Will Johnstone explained how their work contributed to the community while they gained competencies towards their Certificate II qualification.

On their return to school both Mr White and Mr Charles remarked on how well Bingara Central School was going in 2009 and that the school had a ‘good feel about it’.

I would like to thank both the school staff and students for welcoming these important visitors into the school and their classrooms.

Year 9 students will receive this week their results of the ESSA tests which they sat late last year. All Year 8 students in NSW sit this important test and parents, carers and the school receive, individual results for across the state. 

I am pleased to report that our students class average for students closely matched the results of the state average and were on a par with schools in our local area.

Well done to this group of students. These results can help to give  them confidence for the up coming NAPLAN testing for Year 9 (and Years 3, 5 and 7) in week 3 of Term 2.

Mark Vale