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November 30, 2016
Adventures of the Bird Clan

On Saturday 12th November families with students in class 1 and 2 went on a kayak adventure in Cudgen Creek, Kingscliff. These students attended two environmental programs at our school: Journey with Dolphins, Dolphin Research Australia’s after school program, and Bird Clan, Sathya Sai’s after school program for Year 1 boys. The aim of this […]

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November 30, 2016
2016 Swimming Carnival

Our annual school Swimming Carnival was held on Thursday 24th November. The weather was beautiful and it was a perfect day for swimming! The 8-13 year old students began their races at 10am with the 100m freestyle race followed by the 50m freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke and butterfly events. The competition was fierce with many […]

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November 22, 2016
Founder's Day 2016

Wednesday, 23rd November is Founder’s Day. Our Founder Sathya Sai Baba clearly states: “I have come to light the lamp of Love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added lustre. I have not come on behalf of any exclusive religion. I have not come on a mission of publicity […]

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November 22, 2016
Year 7 Surfing

Year 7 Students have been embarking on a new challenge in sport this term, learning to surf at Australia's iconic Snapper Rocks in perfect conditions! Under the instruction of former professional surfer Dave Davidson, every year 7 students and Principal, Leelah Broughton, have learned the skills of paddling, jumping to their feet and standing on […]

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November 22, 2016
The Garden Guardians - Class 4/5

This week we give praise to our dedicated 'Garden Guardians' from class 4/5. All week, students have been diligently tending the vege gardens after the much awaited rain. Tending their personal vegetable beds downstairs in the senior area, students have displayed the values of caring for the environment, teamwork, community service, cooperation, responsibility and dedication.

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November 22, 2016
Kindy Orientation

Last Thursday, we had our 2017 Kindergarten students come and spend the morning with us. They were eager to explore the classroom and get a taste of what school will be like next year! The children have one more orientation session which is on the 1st December.

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November 22, 2016
Enrichment Art Activities

Over the term, our teachers aide Anne has been conducting informal art activities. The activities have been running at lunch times and are open for any child to join in. The students have really enjoyed this enrichment program and as Anne says, "The value is expressed as love because painting and creativity come naturally to […]

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November 22, 2016
Learning to code

Computer Science This term, the students in Class 2 have been participating in Computer Science lessons with Mr. Ward. The students have enjoyed learning the basics of computer programming and logical thinking, through the use of Blockly. As Seymour Papert, one of the best known advocates for teaching computer science and programming in schools, sums […]

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November 22, 2016
Celebrating Colleen Poudal

Celebrating our Student Teacher Colleen Poudal Last week our class 4/5 had a real treat with our amazing student teacher, Colleen Poudal joining us from the Australian Catholic University (ACU). Colleen guided students through an enjoyable and activity based maths lesson on 3 dimensional shapes. Students were creating and modelling 3D objects then cutting through […]

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November 18, 2016
Murwillumbah Show Art Exhibition

At this year's Murwillumbah Show Art Exhibition, amazing artwork from K-6 was gathered, represented and displayed at show in art hall. Congratulations to all students involved as we celebrated values of community spirit and contribution, unity, dedication, creativity and doing our best. With all our art enrichment and extra curricular activities happening at the moment, […]

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November 17, 2016
Swimming Carnival

Swimming Carnival All students will have the opportunity to participate in competitive swimming at our annual swimming carnival held on the 24th November 2016. Races will begin at 10:00 am for students aged 8 – 13 years and at 11.00am for students in the 5-7 years age groups. Students need to come dressed in full […]

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November 16, 2016
SRC News Week 6

SRC Elections This week, teachers have spoken to students in Years 2-4 about the possibility of being a part of the SRC in 2017. If students would like the opportunity to run for SRC in 2017 they are required to present a short speech to the students in their class during Week 7. On Friday […]

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November 16, 2016
Year 7 Maths - Platonic solids

Platonic Solids is an integrated approach to teaching Mathematics. Students in Year 7 learn about the links between Mathematics and other subjects including Science, History, Art, TAS and English. The students study Plato, an ancient Greek philosopher. Plato speculated that these five solids, the tetrahedron, octahedron, hexahedron, icosahedron and dodecahedron, were the shapes of the fundamental […]

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November 16, 2016
TAS - Senior student gardening

Students have been enjoying their gardening spoils in their Paddock to Plate Technology and Society subject. Gardening experts Dave and Kaye McNaught have been guiding the Year 7's with the entire process of planting, weeding, harvesting and composting. Students have a healthy garden of beetroot, Kale, broccoli, coriander, lettuce varieties, spinach, silver beet, cucumbers, strawberries, […]

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November 8, 2016
P&F News

A reminder that we are celebrating World Teachers Day 2016! Any donations to show our appreciation for our wonderful teachers can be handed into the school office. Let's let them know how grateful we are for giving their all to our children everyday! Thursday, 8th of December is our Presentation Day. There will be a […]

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November 8, 2016
Year 7 Visual Arts

In Year 7 Visual Arts students have been studying portraitures. Students have experimented with different styles of portraits including self-portraits and stretch-portraits.   Students have also been creating artwork using animals as inspiration. The following pictures are sculptures of animals made using recycled and found objects. Can you guess what animals they are?

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November 8, 2016
Inter School Relay

                      On Friday 4 th November 4 students from Sathya Sai competed in the Inter School Relay at the Murwillumbah Show. Our relay team consisted of two boys (Nanda Tancredi and William Quantrill) and two girls (Zara Cranage and Eva Harrelson). The students ran in […]

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November 8, 2016
Netball Gala Day

On November 8th, students from classes 3-6 participated in 7 Rounds of Netball at Knox Park, Murwillumbah. Michelle Carlier led the event which was held in sweltering conditions. The heat made this a challenging competition and the students displayed incredible perseverance and show of sportsmanship throughout the day. The values of team work, patience, courage, resilience, fair go, […]

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November 4, 2016
SRC News

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Tweed Community Connect charity drive for the Project Homeless Connect. All donations were greatly received and went towards helping the homeless and people at risk of homelessness in the local area. Term 4 Service Our term 4 service mufti day will be held on Monday 5th December […]

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November 4, 2016
Year 1 & 2 Fingal Head Excursion

On Thursday 3rd November the students in Year 1 & 2 had the opportunity to meet Uncle Franc, an Indigenous Educator, who shared cultural stories relating to local historical sites. The students learned about significant Bundjalung people, our local indigenous group and important geographical aspects of their local coastline. The students participated in a very […]

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November 4, 2016
Australian Wools4Schools

Cheyenne Hackwood was the only student from NSW to make the Year 7 Finalists list in the National Wool4School fashion design competition. “With more than 12,000 students registering, our expert panel of judges had a tough job on their hands. From athletics to ice-skating, tennis to equestrian, high school students from across Australia have discovered […]

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November 3, 2016
Gymnastics

Years 6 and 7 have been lucky enough to attend gymnastics at the PCYC Tweed Heads, gaining professional coaching. Students are learning a variety of disciplines and skills. Some of the disciplines and skills learnt are as follows: Mini Tramp Pull around, reverse somersault, back hip circles, forward roll over the bar and front support […]

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November 3, 2016
Learn to Swim

Junior school children have been attending swimming lessons at TRAC swimming pool, Murwillumbah. Students are working on their technique and learning new skills. They are also lucky enough to have some free play!

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November 3, 2016
Nude Food Day

Nude food day Nude food day was a great success. All students participated in the collection of rubbish the day before to bring awareness to themselves about how much rubbish they create at school from their lunch box choices. Then on Nude food day students made healthier food choices by bringing package free lunches and […]

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November 3, 2016
Public Speaking Championships

This year, children from all classes and age groups will have the opportunity to participate in the Sathya Sai Annual Public Speaking Championships. Senior students have been asked to prepare a book response/review of their favourite book ( Years 3-6 ) while Kindergarten, Year 1 and 2 students are preparing a favourite poem to present […]

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November 2, 2016
Cupcake and Juice Fundraiser

Year 1 & 2 service for term 4 - Cupcake and juice stall fundraiser for Dave Walden our school cleaner. On Wednesday 2nd November, during recess break the Year 1 & 2 classes gave service by supplying a variety of delicious cupcakes that were home baked with much love to raise money for Dave our […]

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November 2, 2016
Freedom as boundaries

Peace as Freedom – Freedom comes with boundaries Kindergarten has been learning about boundaries and how they have the freedom to make good and bad choices. The choices we make always have a consequence. We read a story about a tiger that had not been free to make his own choices until one day a […]

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October 21, 2016
The Jungle Book Spectacular

  In this classic Musical based on Rudyard Kipling's book, Mowgli (Bodhi Brambleby), an abandoned child raised by wolves, has his peaceful existence threatened by the return of the man-eating tiger Shere Khan (Dhani Chalmers). Facing certain death, Mowgli must overcome his reluctance to leave his wolf family and return to the "man village." But […]

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October 20, 2016
Nude Food Day

This October marks the 6th annual Nude* Food Day event which challenges schools, parents, teachers and students to GO NUDE* by packing healthy, rubbish free lunches. Nude Food Day is a nationwide initiative developed to encourage kids and parents to eat well and live well, and eliminate all unnecessary packaging and wrapping that goes into […]

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October 20, 2016
Cupcake & Juice Fundraiser

On Wednesday 2nd November Year 1 & 2 will be having a cupcake and juice stall as part of their service learning and to raise funds for our wonderful cleaner Dave, who has recently undergone surgery. The fresh juice produce will be sourced from our school vegetable garden as much as possible. We are appealing […]

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October 20, 2016
From the Music Room

Hi Everyone, I hope you all enjoyed the wonderful effort your children put in for the school musical, The Jungle Book. I thought they were amazing! They really practised many of the school values in preparation for the performance. Well done to all. There’s more musical fun this term as each class gets ready to […]

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October 20, 2016
Library News

It has been an exciting time for literacy this term with the Book Fair and Premier’s Reading Challenge. We had a wonderful response to the Book Fair. With every book purchased we received credit towards new books for our library and were able to purchase over $400 in books. A very heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to […]

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October 20, 2016
Seasons in the Vegie Patch

Last week Kindy Kids harvested their beetroot, curly kale and sugar snap peas.Staff and students enjoyed roasted beetroot, kale chips and raw peas…..yum yum! Year 2 have harvested a boujntiful crop of broccoli, kale and carrots. Year 7 have grown beautiful broccoli and sorrel which they are planning to eat on their Retreat this week. […]

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October 20, 2016
Live Life Well

Five Ways to Eat More Healthily. Try these 5 ways to eat more healthily every day. It is easier than you may think. Swap your snack. Many people reach for a snack or two in between meals. Snacking is fine, just be sure to choose healthy options. The key is to have some healthy snacks […]

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October 20, 2016
Computer Science

On Wednesdays, several students in Years 4-6 have been participating in Computer Science lessons with Mr. Ward. The students have enjoyed learning the basics of computer programming and logical thinking, and the challenges it has presented. “I find coding inspirational. I think I want to be a computer engineer when I grow up.” Jude “We […]

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October 20, 2016
Project Homeless Connect

This year Sathya Sai School and the SRC are assisting the Tweed Shire Housing and Homelessness Network collect donations for their annual event, Project Homeless Connect.   The TSHH network works together to support homeless people and people at risk of homelessness by providing access to a range of service providers, all-day catering of hot/cold […]

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October 20, 2016
Jump Rope for Heart

On behalf of the Heart Foundation, I am writing to express our thanks to the students, families, friends and staff of Sathya Sai Primary School for participating in the Heart Foundation Jump Rope for Heart program in 2016.  In particular, I would like to acknowledge Michelle Jarrett, whose efforts in co-ordinating the program greatly contributed to […]

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October 19, 2016
New Staff

This term, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays students’ antennae are being activated, as they hone their investigation skills through science lessons with Mr Menzies. Some of the topics include: understanding the weather, exploring mixtures, changes to states of matter and designing ecological packaging. The ‘hands on’ learning opportunities are highly engaging and foster students’ problem […]

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May 27, 2016
Kinship Festival

We participated in this years Kinship Festival by celebrating with a human mandala to honour the ancestors of this land, the Rainbow Serpent and our community. Students, parents and teachers began the moving mandala with a circle of kinship opposite the Sathya Sai marquee, before breaking off as the serpent, snaking their way through the crowd. […]

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May 13, 2016
Year 7 Rowing

Year 7 began rowing at Murwillumbah Rowing Club for Sport. First students learnt how to row on the ergometers in the rowing club, this was followed by how to hold and feather a blade. Students then learnt how to carry the boat from the shed to the water, how to sit in the boat, as […]

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May 11, 2016
Year 7 Retreat

Our High School students and teachers are set to experience a series of retreats which are an extension for their curricular and extra-curricular activities to deepen our Human Values Philosophy through experiential and mindfulness processes. Our theme for this year is The Five Elements: Water, Earth, Air, Fire and Ether. Our Water Retreat was held […]

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April 30, 2016
Start Smart Program

The whole school participated in a ‘Start Smart Program’ conducted by the Commonwealth bank. The program aims to educate children about financial literacy and how to plan and manage money.

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April 22, 2016
Responsible Pet Program

Class 1 & 2 participated in a ‘Responsible Pet Program’ Students learnt the safe way to approach a dog and also know what to do if approached by an angry dog. Following this program they felt much more informed about how to keep themselves safe around dogs.

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April 3, 2016
Tennis

Year 7 has enjoyed playing Tennis at the Murwillumbah Tennis courts each Wednesday morning. Students have learnt how to hold a tennis racquet, execute a forehand and backhand volley, forehand and backhand groundstroke and how to serve. Students are also learning the scoring system of tennis and the components of a tennis court.

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March 30, 2016
Story dogs

A whole school mufti day was held to show support and appreciation for the ‘Story Dogs’ program. Children were invited to wear orange and donate a gold coin on the day. Tara, the story dog visits our school once a week.

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March 28, 2016
Tweed Regional Art Gallery Excursion

Students were given the opportunity to personally view the artworks and recreated room of featured artist Margret Olley this week in an excursion to Tweed Regional Art Gallery this week to complement their Visual Art study on Spaces. Year 7 was given a private guided tour of the gallery by Education and Audience Development Office […]

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March 22, 2016
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

During this year Students from Class 1 and 4/5 have been dedicating their time by collecting and donating materials and supplies for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. They have showed the values of selfless service, generosity, compassion and commitment. This week we had the opportunity to go to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. On our visit students […]

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October 15, 2015
Dr. Art-Ong Jumsai visits Sathya Sai School

Sathya Sai School was honoured by the visit of Dr. Art-Ong Jumsai, a world-renowned educator, scientist and humanitarian, on Wednesday 7 October 2015. Dr. Jumsai, a NASA scientist is also the founder and Director of the Institute of Sathya Sai Education in Thailand, the Chief Administrator of the Sathya Sai School in Thailand and the […]

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October 15, 2015
Science Incursion

Our science learning journey this term started with a BANG! On 13th October we were fortunate enough to have Peter Eastwell entertain and educate us on the properties of air with his ‘Invisible Air’ science show. The students watched and listened to Peter explain how air takes up space and when collected into a container […]

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October 15, 2015
Plant a Million Trees Program

On the 8th of October Year 1, 2 and 5/6 united together as a team to take part in The Plant 20 Million Trees Program. All students cooperated beautifully together, helping and supporting each other to plant over 300 trees along the Tweed River Bank near Tumbulgum. We were proud to help nurture and care […]

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October 15, 2015
Class 2 and 3/4’s Excursion to Hastings Point

On Tuesday 25th August, Class 2 and Class 3/4 went on an exciting adventure excursion to the beautiful Hastings Point and the Marine Museum. We began the day, down on the Rocky Shore. Students were given the opportunity to explore the many rock pools and discovered various species of fish, sea urchins, anemones and we […]

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October 15, 2015
Students show sacrifice

As our school value focus was Sacrifice, Class 3/4 children decided they would like to sacrifice some of their own recess to teach a Kindergarten buddy a new game or activity. Kindergarten also sacrificed their time to come and learn from their friends. It was a fantastic activity and the students really opened their hearts […]

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October 15, 2015
The Big Vegie Crunch!

On Thursday the 27th August the whole school came together to participate in The Big Vegie Crunch. It was an initiative designed to encourage children to eat more vegetables (as vegies seem to get forgotten at times). Many of the vegetables were picked fresh straight from our very own school garden, some from Miss Kaye’s […]

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April 27, 2015
Visit from Sister Sai School in Thailand

Recently the Sathya Sai School had the pleasure of hosting a visit from Loraine Burrows, one of the founders and a current teacher at the Sathya Sai School in Thailand. While at the school, Loraine gave a delightful illustrated presentation to the school community at the morning assembly, at the end of which students and […]

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April 27, 2015
Our Students' service appreciated

As part of the Sathya Sai School’s service activities Kindy & Class 3/4 went Greenhills lodge, an aged care village in Murwillumbah, to sing to the residents and interact with them. Our students wrote letters to the residents, drew pictures for them and made cards too. One particular resident was particularly impressed and wrote back […]

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December 8, 2014
Swimming Carnival 2014

It was a lovely day at the TRAC Swimming Pool in Murwillumbah where we held our annual Swimming Carnival on Wednesday 26 November 2014.  The students competed with determination and showed sportsmanship by congratulating each other. All students were keen to have a go, as well as cheer on and encourage others. There were some […]

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December 8, 2014
Founders Day 2014

Founder’s Day falls on 23 November every year. This is the day we set aside to pause from our regular routines and reflect on all the things we are GRATEFUL for in life - this lovely school (thanks to our founder), caring teachers, supportive friends and loving families. Often it is easy for us to […]

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September 22, 2014
Bicycle Helmet Design Competition - NSW

[column col="1/2"] [/column] Huge congratulations to Guthrie Kidman, Year 2 at SSPS on not only being the winner for the North Coast region in the Bicycle NSW Artwork Comp, but for the whole of New South Wales. His entry was one of eight regional winners which were sent for judging to the Minister for Roads […]

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September 17, 2014
Kindy Orientation

[column col="1/2"] [/column]   On 18th September we had our second Kindy orientation session for our new students starting in 2015. It was lovely to see so many siblings, as well as students from new families, all excited about their spending time at big school. They settled in very quickly and left with big smiles! […]

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September 17, 2014
Father’s Day

On Friday 5 September our P & F organised a wonderful Father’s day morning vege-sausage sizzle and our SRC organised the Sathya Sai Father’s Day family challenge which saw families throwing bean bags onto hoops, racing with balloons, playing charades, finding the ball in the cup and shooting a basketball into the hoop. We thank our […]

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September 17, 2014
Alice in Wonderland

[column col="1/2"] Scene from Alice in Wonderland     [/column] Alice in Wonderland On Friday 12 September and Monday 15 September students at Sathya Sai transported their parents, caregivers & community to Wonderland with Alice down the rabbit hole and on to the magical upside down world of Wonderland. Alice met with many characters from […]

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March 20, 2014
Student Representive Council

[column col="1/2"] [/column] Friday 21st February saw our new SRC members for 2014 officially inducted into their positions as student council representatives. We were privileged enough to have the Murwillumbah High School Captain Ruben Russ and Vice-Captain Adrianna Marshall here for the event to present the new SRC members with their badges. Ruben, who is […]

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March 20, 2014
NCIS Swimming Championships

[column col="1/2"] [/column] On Tuesday 4th March Tashi, Hamish, Kanhaiya, Tono, Pancho, Lucas, Kyeesha and Ava represented our school at the North Coast Independent School Swimming Champion-ships. A great day for all as everyone achieved some personal best times. Pancho, Lucas, Tono and Hamish also joined forces to form our very first senior boys relay […]

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February 10, 2014
Swimming Carnival 2013

  It was a very hot day at the TRAC Swimming Pool in Murwillumbah for our annual Swimming Carnival. The students competed with determination and showed sportsmanship by congratulating each other. The students were keen to have a go, as well as cheer on and encourage others. There were some super fast times recorded and those students will be given the opportunity […]

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February 10, 2014
Hastings Point Excursion for K—2

This term, an exciting excursion has been planned for the students in K-2. The planned excursion is on Tuesday 19th November (Week 7) and will be a day trip to the Hastings Point Marine Environments Field Study & Resource Centre. The students will participate in a day of discovery around marine wildlife and their environments.

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February 10, 2014
Founders Day Picnic

We will be celebrating our Founder ’s Day on Tuesday 26 November 2013 at Crams Farm. Please do come and join in this celebration of gratitude of our school, each other and our community.

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