Bingara Central School News: August 6, 2009 (Week 2, Term 3)

August 10, 2009

Orange Festival
Well done to both Primary and Secondary  students and their teachers who participated in the Orange Festival parade on Saturday, August1. The warm, sunny morning drew a large crowd onto the main street to see the parade and watch our students feature the ‘You Can Do It’ program which helps students to develop the social and emotional capacity to deal with life’s challenges.

The five keys of Confidence (Canary Yellow), Persistence (Purple), Organisation (Orange), Getting Along (Green), and Resilience (Red) made for a colourful display with the banners and loud shirts adding to the ‘Anything Goes’ theme of the festival.

Exchange Students
Part of the Orange Festival is the student exchange program between Bingara Central School students and students from schools in the Willoughby Shire in Sydney. Six students from several schools in Sydney were hosted by our Year 9, 10 and 11 students Ally Holland-Wright, Michael O’Brien, Nicole Coombes, Jade Dixon and Ellora Legg.

The visit began with a welcoming dinner at the Roxy on Thursday night which was followed by a school visit on Friday, the Orange Festival on Saturday and other ‘rural experiences’ over the weekend. All the students and families involved had a great time, made new friends and shared new experiences. Our students are now looking forward to their reciprocal visit to Sydney later this term.  Thanks to Catherine Egan for hosting some of the students.

Touch Gala Day
Congratulations to both the Boys and Girls Senior Primary touch teams who participated in a gala day at Gwydir Oval on Friday. Both teams won one game and lost one game which unfortunately means they do not progress beyond the second round of the knockout competition. However they did play to a very high standard and with great sportsmanship. Thank you to Mrs Craddock and Mr Fuller for coaching the teams and organising the carnival. All the visiting schools appreciated the opportunity to play here in Bingara. 

Mark Vale