Local Leaders | Education: Camp, Book Week and on the buses

The schools in the Binit Binit Learning Community are always busy extending the learning opportunities for students in our area.

This term we have seen students from years 5 and 6 participate in the small schools Berry Sport and Recreation Camp with students from around the Yass and Goulburn area. Our students learnt a great deal and made many lasting friendships along the way.

On Monday, October 28, students gathered in Banjo Patterson Park to celebrate Book Week. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to meet with authors RA Pratt and Anthony Hill along with illustrator Gary Fleming, and explore how books are created from the very beginning to the final product that we see in stores.

The spirit of this event was very clear with the number of students and teachers dressed as their favourite book characters for the parade up the main street. Thank you to all the businesses in the main street who placed a book in your window for our students to find. This added an extra dimension to the day. An event this big doesn't happen without the wonderful organisational skills of a few dedicated teachers. Hayley Bradly and Michelle Manderson are the masterminds behind this year's event. A huge thank you goes out to these teachers.

With the implementation of the new enrolment policy, schools have been advised that the best way to secure bus travel for your child is to go to the Transport NSW website and apply for a bus pass with your address and the address of the school your child will be attending.

Transport NSW have advised that this is the only way that they will know how many students they need to cater for and the direction of travel for these students.

If you have further questions regarding this matter please contact your local primary school for clarification.

As the weather warms up, students from across our learning community will be participating in swimming lessons in a variety of locations. Keep an eye out on your school newsletter for information about swimming lessons in your school.

These lessons are vital in keeping students safe in and around water over the summer months. Students in regional areas are in and around water such as dams, lakes, creeks and rivers as part of their everyday lifestyle, teaching them to be safe in these areas is everyone's responsibility.

Emily Jones, principal, Bowning PS

Emily Jones, principal, Bowning PS