Bingara Central School News, September 15, 2011 (Week 9, Term 3)

September 16, 2011

Now that spring is here and the building work is complete we are trying to improve the presentation of our school by improving the gardens. This week Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 planted plants in the gardens near their classrooms.

Some Year 10 students have also assisted by planting some native plants near the music room. Contributing to the presentation of the school, keeping the playground tidy and free of litter and wearing school uniform are all ways in which students can demonstrate their pride in the school and build a positive relationship between school and learning. The efforts of our young students will be evident and contribute towards the 150th anniversary celebrations next year. 

NAPLAN test results for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 have been mailed home this week. Importantly, for students in Years 5, 7 and 9 who sat tests two years ago, there is now evidence of their growth in learning. Teachers have access to this data and individual student responses as well as averaged combined school data. Analysis of this data can assist teachers in planning for individual student needs. If parents would like to discuss their students results I invite them to contact the school and make an appointment at a suitable time. 

Variety Night will be held at the Roxy next Tuesday 20th September at 6.00pm. This is always an excellent night of entertainment with class acts and individual student performances from across the school. P & C will sell programs and raffle tickets that will also entitle families to enjoy supper after the show. They have asked that families donate a plate either to school on Tuesday or brought along that night.   I look forward to seeing a full house next Tuesday as we enjoy and celebrate our students performance. 

Mark Vale