On Thursday October 29th, 23 staff from the Kadina District Office visited CYS Point Pearce Campus and Point Pearce itself to learn more about both the history of the Point Pearce Community and Narungga Culture. welcome to country The group was welcomed by Ron Newchurch onto Narungga country in the Cultural Centre, then taken on a tour of the school site by myself. Children in the R-2 Class performed a song with movements about the significance of belonging to Country, and then shared some of their knowledge of Narungga Language. Visiting the point The group then went on a drive
In week 4 the Stage 1 Outdoor Ed class ventured down to Berry Bay for their surfing practical. This was held over three days in what could have been warmer conditions but pretty good winds to get good surf. After the introduction and safety messages the students were keen to get into the water with many of them showing good techniques early on. It was pleasing to see that all of the students showed resilience and determination and were all surfing by the end of the second day. Apart from some huge wipeouts which gave us some good entertainment, there
George Butler represented Yorke Peninsula at SAPSASA Golf, playing in the SA Primary Schools Golf State Final on Thursday 5th November at the West Beach Short Course. George scored 80 off the stick, which placed him 52nd out of 127 players. The following day, George participated in the SA Invitational and finished with 85 off the stick. It was a great experience, particularly putting on greens, something many of the country players were not used to doing!
On Monday the 26th of October, the Central Yorke Football Academy travelled to Adelaide for an overnight camp to play with Henley High School’s Special Sport Football Academy. Departing CYS at 4pm, we travelled directly to the Henley Surf Life Saving Club for dinner, followed by the West Beach Caravan Park. On Tuesday, the team travelled to Henley High School to train and play some games with their academy team. The first session involved the boys, where they experienced 30 minutes of craft work with the HHS and CYFA coaches. The boys worked on contested marking, ground balls and field
It has been a busy term for students completing their SACE. Submission of External Assessment pieces began late last term and was completed last week. Exams have been underway for the last fortnight with students sitting, Mathematical Methods, General Mathematics, Biology, Legal Studies, Chemistry and Psychology exams. This year for the first time we have delivered online E-Exams which have been hugely successful in modernising the way SACE is delivered. While the focus has been on preparing students for academic success for the last few months it is also a time to reflect on and celebrate the experiences our students
You can listen to Benita's CD here at Benita Mae Express My name is Benita Mae Rodda from Maitland SA, I am 17 years old, I'm Autistic and I'm proud of it. I have trouble focusing at school, but when I was in year 9, my teacher Mr Maidment gave me a pen and paper and suggested that I write a song or poem as the rest of the class was writing an essay. My teacher knew my limitations but still wanted me to try. So I started to write. I found that I enjoyed writing song lyrics. English then
The Aboriginal Artists in School (AAIS) program is a community cultural development program which aims to establish longer-term and sustainable connections between Aboriginal artists/cultural practitioners