Bingara Central School News: June 2, 2011 (Week 6, Term 2)

June 7, 2011

Regrettably, the decision to cancel the annual All Schools Carnival planned for last weekend was made due to the lack of nominations, across all three sports of Rugby League, Netball and Soccer, by other schools.

All efforts were made to attract teams but unfortunately you can not have a carnival without at least several teams entered into a draw to make the competition interesting and worthwhile for those who travel.

I would like to recognise Mark McGowan’s effort over many years, including this year, to keep our carnival running. Both the Inverell and Warialda carnivals ceased a number of years ago and it was largely due to Marks efforts and the willingness of teachers and the P & C that has kept the Bingara carnival going for as long as it has. Many people hold many special memories of the Bingara All Schools Carnival.

Congratulations to Latika Masih and Meg Rampling for participating in the “Meet the Governor” student leadership program last Friday week. This is a special opportunity for our SRC student leaders to meet  students from other schools and to learn how our democracy works and the role of elected leaders in our community.

This week Principal Mark Vale and Assistant Principal Jon Alliston visited Guyra Central School with Regional Positive Behaviour consultant Alice Cairns to evaluate the introduction of this student wellbeing program. PBL or Positive Behaviour for Learning is a Department of Education initiative designed to ensure that staff and students adopt a positive and consistent approach to teaching and learning across the school.

Bingara Central School has begun to introduce this initiative by forming a team of teachers and students to lead the program. Teachers will participate in two days of training in Narrabri this month and student training will follow at school. I welcome this initiation and expect that significant change for the better will result.

Mark Vale