Bingara Central School News: May 21, 2009 (Week 4, Term 2)

May 23, 2009

Congratulations to the four Year 8 students who represented our school proudly at the Maths Challenge held at UNE last Friday. Not only did these four girls work hard at the various challenges all day, they were duly rewarded with 2nd place for the Central schools Section. Forty two teams from the North Coast and North West participated in the challenge.

The team members were Matilda McKay, Ashley Rafter, Ally Dixon and Emily Price. Well done girls, it was a great day! Thank you to Mrs Dixon who assisted with travel to Armidale.

Next week, 25th to 30th May, is Education Week in all NSW Public Schools. At Bingara Central School we have several special events planned. On Monday the following three people, who represent everything that is good about the school, will be recognised at a regional awards ceremony in Moree. Narelle Watts has managed the school canteen on behalf of the P & C for many years and with the assistance of many volunteers provides great service to our students and staff. Her contribution does not end there. Each year she organises the food supplies for the All Schools Carnival which is always a very successful fundraiser for the P & C.

Kristen Heal is one of the success stories among our senior students. Kristen is a consistently high academic achiever. She is also equally committed to her vocational studies and successfully manages the demands of a school based traineeship in Retail Operations along with the workplace requirements. She is an active member of the SRC and sets an excellent example by participating in many extra curricular activities.

Kathy Groth is our Year 3 teacher and she typifies everything that a professional and committed classroom teacher should be. For many years students in her classes at Bingara Central School have responded to her dedicated and caring classroom manner. Congratulations to all three award recipients.

Thursday 28th will be the School Open Day. Parents, carers and community members are invited to attend our whole school assembly at 11.25am where we will recognise student excellence and achievements. We will hear the finalists in the secondary public speaking competition and enjoy some student band performances.

Education Week will conclude on Saturday 30th with the Bingara All Schools Carnival. This carnival event gives schools and students from across the region the opportunity to participate in team sports in a friendly but competitive environment. I encourage all students to join in either as competitors,volunteers or spectators and to enjoy the day.

Mark Vale