Introducing…

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Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Guest Post | Posted on October 14, 2015

* Guest post by Ella, Kaitlyn & Tayla-Jade *

Who am I?

I love the colour purple.

I have a dog called Spud.

I go for long runs every day.

I love theatrical performances.

I am the new principal!

 

Mrs Egan Photo credit: Kaitlyn

Mrs Egan
Photo credit: Kaitlyn

 

Mrs Egan’s favourite colour is purple because she has purple roses in her garden that smell beautiful. She has loved the colour for as long as she can remember.

Every day Mrs Egan goes for a long run and goes to Boot Camp three times a week. She is a keen participant in many fun runs as she loves running.

Over the two week break, Mrs Egan visited UPPS and travelled to Queensland for her auntie’s 80th birthday. She made the most of her trip by taking enjoyable walks and runs along scenic tracks.

After meeting Mrs Egan in person we were privileged to have the opportunity to interview her about her experiences at the school and her endeavours for the future. It is great that Mrs Egan has picked up quite a few names so far. At the time of writing, Mrs Egan remembers Grade 6 students Tayla-Jade, Bailey, Ella, Kaitlyn and from younger year levels, Campbell, Grace and Ned.

During our interview with Mrs Egan, she stated that on the holidays she was walking around the school and doing a bit of sightseeing when she realised that she had gotten herself lost near the 5/6 building and couldn’t find her way back to the office.

We asked what her favourite thing about the school is so far and her response was “Definitely the students, due to their friendly and welcoming attitude towards myself.”

Mrs Egan has been teaching for a long time and the first thing she said was that the students at the school come first. She carried on by saying that it is important to make decisions based on the kids. Mrs Egan is looking forward to maintaining a nice community and spending quality time with everybody.

Mrs Egan’s old school is a small school like ours, however there is a difference in the amount of students. There aren’t many other differences. The surroundings are quite similar and there are many lovely students.

In the future Mrs Egan is looking forward to getting to know everybody, sharing success with the community, supporting students and most importantly having fun!

Mrs Egan told us that she would not like to make any changes to the school for the time being because she thinks it is good to see how the school runs and how the students and staff work.

Mrs Egan is a very passionate principal and always keeps a positive perspective on everything. We look forward to spending more time with her and seeing her grand plans for the future!

GOOD LUCK MRS EGAN!

Do you have a message for Mrs Egan?

 

How did you feel on your first day of school?

Where’s William? Part B

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Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Guest Post, School Event, Special Event | Posted on October 8, 2015

* Guest Post by Cam & Dylan *

This post is going to be about where William Tyrell is at the moment. William, aged three at the time, went missing on Friday 12th September, 2014 at 10:30am from his nana’s backyard in Kendall, NSW. He was wearing a Spiderman costume at the time.

The police and William’s family believe that he may still be alive. They have launched a massive campaign to raise awareness for William’s disappearance in the hope someone will come forward with information so that William can be found. If anyone has any information about William, they should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Merchandise is being sold from the Where’s William Foundation to help to raise money. They sell caps, t-shirts, ribbons and much more. Our school is running a fundraiser tomorrow for the ‘Where’s William?’ fundraiser.

 

Photo from Where's William? website

Photo from Where’s William? website

 

What fundraisers have you been involved with?

Where’s William?

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Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Guest Post, School Event, Special Event | Posted on October 8, 2015

Guest Post by Ebony & Olivia

Young William Tyrrell disappeared from his Nana’s home on the NSW Mid-North coast at around 10:30am on Friday 12th September 2014. He was 3 years old at the time and wearing a Spider-Man costume.

 

Photo from Where's William? website

Photo from Where’s William? website

 

William’s family and friends are heartbroken not knowing what has happened to their little boy. If you know anything that might help the police to find William please don’t keep it a secret. Ring Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Even the smallest piece of information that someone may think is insignificant could help police find William and bring him home.

Everyone in William’s family loves him and cares about him and are desperate to find him and bring him home. There is a special fundraising campaign that people all around Australia can donate to. Our school is doing a fundraiser on Friday for William. We will be dressing in red and blue or Spiderman costumes. It will be a gold coin donation to dress up and all money raised will go to the ‘Where’s William?’ foundation.

 

Photo from Where's William? website

Photo from Where’s William? website

Click Here if you want to find out more about William. We used information from this website to help us write our post.

 

Have you been involved in any fundraisers?

 If you have, what are they?

Basketball

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Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Guest Post, Sport | Posted on October 6, 2015

Guest Post by Cooper and Jack

Basketball is a popular sport and people around the world play it. According to Wikipedia, basketball was invented in 1891 by a PE teacher called Mr Naismith. He wanted a game that was not as rough as football.

In 1949 the National Basketball Association (NBA) started in America. It is now very popular and worth billions of dollars. In America there is a National Basketball Association. It is called the NBA and there are lots of teams. Some of them are Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors.

There were only thirteen rules of “basket ball”. These are the original rules which we have copied from Wikipedia.

  1. The ball may be thrown in any direction with one or both hands.
  2. The ball may be batted in any direction with one or both hands.
  3. A player cannot run with the ball, the player must throw it from the spot on which he catches it, allowance to be made for a man who catches the ball when running at good speed.
  4. The ball must be held in or between the hands, the arms or body must not be used for holding it.
  5. No shouldering, holding, pushing, tripping or striking in any way the person of an opponent shall be allowed. The first infringement of this rule by any person shall count as a foul, the second shall disqualify him until the next goal is made, or if there was evident intent to injure the person, for the whole of the game, no substitute.
  6. A foul is striking the ball with the fist, violation of rules 3 and 4, and such as described in rule 5.
  7. If either side makes three consecutive fouls it shall count a goal for opponents.
  8. A goal shall be made when the ball is thrown or batted from grounds into the basket and stays there If the ball rests on the edge and the opponent moves the basket it shall count as a goal.
  9. When the ball goes out of bounds it shall be thrown into the field and played by the person first touching it. In case of a dispute, the umpire shall throw it straight into the field. The “thrower-in” is allowed five seconds. If he holds it longer it shall go to the opponent. If any side persists in delaying the game, the umpire shall call a foul on them.
  10. The umpire shall be the judge of the men and shall note the fouls, and notify the referee when three consecutive fouls have been made.
  11. The referee shall be the judge of the ball and shall decide when the ball is in play, in-bounds, and to which side it belongs, and shall keep the time. He shall decide when a goal has been made and keep account of the goals with any other duties that are usually performed by a referee.
  12. The time shall be fifteen-minute halves, with five minute rests between.
  13. The side making the most goals in that time shall be declared the winner. In the case of a draw, the game may, by agreement of the captains, be continued until another goal is made.

This is a picture of the first basketball court.

 

Capture

 

A basketball court looks like this:

Picture from Word by Picture website

Picture from Word by Picture website

 

When you play basketball you need shorts and a t-shirt because you get hot. You also need a basketball and a pair of shoes that are easy to run in, like Nike, Asics or Adidas.

Basketball is good for your health because you run around and become fit. It is also good fun playing with your friends.

 

Photo taken by Jack

Photo taken by Jack

 

Do you like basketball? Why?

 

Tell us about a basketball game you have played.

 

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