Bingara Central School News Week 3, Term 2 (May 6, 2010)

May 10, 2010

“Footloose” and “Joseph”
Almost 130 students from Year 3 to Year 12 attended Inverell High School’s production of “Footloose” at the Inverell Town Hall on Tuesday. The students and teachers thoroughly enjoyed the performance which featured a large cast of students, vibrant costume and plenty of singing and dancing.

Everyone who watched this school show was inspired and excited by the production, and this has given further impetus to our production of “Joseph”. Our students have been working on different parts of the show and class rehearsals are coming along well.

This week the production committee is meeting to plan the final details for the weeks leading up to our performances which begin with a matinee on Wednesday the 16th June. This will be followed by a night time performance on Thursday 17th and Saturday the 19th. The final two shows will be matinees on Sunday 20th and Tuesday 22nd June.

Cross Country Carnival
On Wednesday the annual cross country was held on a new course at the showground. The conditions were warm and windy which created a challenging course. Despite this,participation was excellent. All the students joined in and ‘had a go’. There were some stand-out performances by individual students in both Primary and Secondary.

Our afternoon proved a successful trial for when we host the zone Primary Cross Country Carnival on the same course on May 27th 2010. Well done to Mr Alliston and Mr McGowan for their organisation. Thank you to all parents who supported and assisted the students and staff,and thankyou to the bus drivers for altering their schedules to collect the children at the showground.

Walk Safely to School Day
Friday 7th May, was national ‘Walk Safely to School Day’. Schools across Australia have been asked to promote this idea as a means of encouraging young people to adapt a healthy lifestyle. The idea is that where it can be done safely, children are encouraged to walk or ride at least some of the way to school. Walking to the gate to meet the bus for those out of town and for those in town walking to school in a safe manner could be a worthwhile option.

Of course this promotion complements the healthy lifestyle choice we teach at school as part of our curriculum. Good choices about food, exercise, sleep,television and responsibility for explicit teaching about these choices must be shared between school and home.

Mark Vale