Bingara Central School News Week 4, Term 2 (May 20, 2011)

May 23, 2011

The main purpose of Bingara Central School is to teach the curriculum developed by the NSW Board of Studies.

Educational research shows that without a sound foundation in numeracy and literacy, learning all of the curriculum is difficult. So, particularly in the early years of schooling, this remains our priority. The NAPLAN assessment conducted last week and reported later this year will give us some indication of how well we are achieving this goal.

However, schools offer much more than just ‘reading, writing and arithmetic’. In my view extra curricular activities enrich a students schooling experience and provide equally important learning opportunities outside of the core curriculum. Our students have many opportunities to participate in these activities and we seek to provide something for everyone. Already this term we have had the Cross Country Carnival and this week there are three important activities. On Tuesday the SRC held their annual training day. Mr Wright and the SRC worked through a revision of the constitution and set goals for the remainder of the year. On Wednesday our senior footballers, nine in total, joined with Warialda High School to play Inverell High School. This is the first
time Bingara school students have played at this level.

Finally from Wednesday to Friday Year 7 and 8 are on camp at Lake Keepit.

All of these activities provide learning opportunities and contribute positively to helping our students become good social citizens with a well rounded, comprehensive education.

Mark Vale