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During terms 3 and 4 this year one of our Interns Sarah Nursey-Bray has been working with a group of Primary Peer Mediators. This is a group of approximately 12 students representing all grades in the middle and upper primary who have come together to talk about how they, as Peer Mediators, can help other students to problem solve and to promote a safe and positive school community. One of the practical examples of this is promoting the ‘Buddy Stop’. The students worked together to create Buddy Stop posters which will be used in primary classrooms to give children an idea of what they can do if they are struggling during break time, but also reminds older students of their role in offering peer support to younger students who may need a friend. We had help from the Student Voice photographers and then worked together to make the posters. Well done everyone!
Sarah Nursey-Bray – Flinders Uni Intern
In Design and Technology this term, our 6/7 classes (Mr Wall, Ms Lush and Ms Read) were given the task of making their own side-show games for Remembrance Day.
“We were put into groups of four or five. In our groups we were required to discuss possible game choices and skills required for our games. To help us choose we discussed The Royal Adelaide show games and researched how these games worked and whether or not they were effective.
Once we had planned and designed our games, we moved on to creating our games. We used recycled boxes and used whatever sources were available at the time. Once we had created our masterpieces, we tested them out with other upper primary classes. They were all effective and fun to play. We then had to evaluate our games by developing an investigation on how we worked as a group and if the game was effective.
Remembrance Day finally came around and we set up our games up under the cola in front of the McClure unit. All funds raised by our games went towards the establishing Nature Play spaces within the school, creating a great, fun atmosphere for the day.”
Khaffia A – Year 7
On Friday 13 November, news presenter Neil Cross from the ABC visited REC to do a news story on Brayden’s success and how he has managed his sporting commitments with being a Year 12 student. Brayden, his Mum Gail and Principal Caroline Green were all interviewed and footage was taken of Brayden in a ‘mock-exam’ and of him strutting his stuff in the long jump pit on our oval. The story went on air last night (16/11/15) and can be seen by watching the video below.
Tania Guest – Promotions Manager
Remembrance Day today at REC was once again a huge success. These pictures speak a thousand words. Thank you to all our wonderful Parents and Grandparents for sharing the day with us.
(a full Remembrance Day article to follow)
Para-Athlete Brayden Davidson continues to leap for the stars after representing Australia in Doha in October, where he competed at the World IPC Championships in the Long jump , 100mtrs , 200mtr sprints His outstanding results were:
- T36 Long Jump placed 3rd overall receiving a World championship Bronze medal
- 100mtr finished 9th missed the final by .06 of sec
- 200mtr placed 4th in the heat and finished 7th in the final
These latest accolades follow Brayden’s success at the 93rd Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane in March this year.
With these smashing results and his continued commitment to his sport, Brayden has now been nominated as a finalist for a Sport SA Award. The awards will be presented at the ‘KPMG Celebration of South Australia Sport Gala Evening’ on 25 November. Caroline Green, Principal will attend the event to support Brayden and his family.
We can’t wait to hear of the outcome Brayden, and we are all very proud of you for your achievements so far.
On Thursday 22nd October the Workskil Youth Team attended REC to present and handover a canvas that was worked on during our RU OK? Day Celebration by our students. Great to see so many of our students embrace the meaning of RU OK? Day with their comments and work on the Canvas. Remember to continue to check in on each other and seek help and support if you need it.
Julie Clifton – Youth Worker