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May
15
2016

From the window with a view - week 3, term 2 2016


We have had many absences this week amongst students and staff. Here's hoping that everyone has had a restful weekend and will soon be enjoying a full return to good health. This weekend's sunshine has hopefully helped.

Perhaps the most significant "happening" that has taken place this week is in regards to the construction of the pathway from the end of the driveway near the PS classrooms over to the meadow. The concreting has been completed, there is sand in the sandpit and the turf has been laid. We need to let the turf settle and are hoping that in 2 weeks' time we will have the area open and ready for use. A huge thank you to Diego Villar, John Shaw and the multitude of workers who have helped in the construction of such a wonderful "landscape renovation". Not only have they produced a high quality finish but they have also been very mindful of the presence of children and have been exemplary in their safety awareness.

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May
08
2016

From the window with a view - week 2, term 2 2016


Well I don't know where the last 5 days have disappeared to in such a hurry! Let's see....

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May
01
2016

From the window with a view - week 1, term 2 2016


Well here we are with the first week of Term 2 already over.  Welcome back everyone!

Barb is now in Europe, at the beginning of her well-deserved Long Service Leave.  She was here throughout the holidays making sure that everything was in order before her departure.  We now hope that she has a marvellous time.

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Apr
12
2016

From the window with a view - week 11, term 1 2016


Our last week of Term 1 has ended and the children are tired. It has been an unusually long term, so we hope that they all get time to rest and restore. Within a day, the School has transformed from a hive of activity with children and young adults to become a creative hub for crafts people from around Australia. ContextART conducts workshops at Korowal over this next week and have over 200 people participating in sessions.

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Apr
03
2016

From the window with a view - week 10, term 1 2016


With thanks to Kizz and her organizational capacity plus the enthusiasm of our students, families and staff, the fun run was a great success on Thursday of Week 10. The sun was shining and Joel Hart (Year 5), in his official gear, was cheered by the school as he waved, at the ready to mark the wrists of participants as they completed each 1.2km lap of the school. Ice blocks awaited the tired and thirsty competitors on the completion of their race against time. Walking and chatting or running and puffing were the order of the afternoon. We had many parents on the grass and a few participating. It was a joy to behold.

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Mar
27
2016

From the window with a view - week 9, term 1 2016


The Autumn chill has bitten in Week 9, and is a welcomed change for us mountains folk. This week we can feel the excitement of the imminent break, followed swiftly by the holidays. The students are aware that we have two more four-day-weeks left before the end of Term 1, and they are planning visits to the Show, sleepovers and opportunities to get together. Somehow we have not quite got the same level of response from them when we talk about class work! We are working on that.

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Mar
20
2016

From the window with a view - week 8, term 1 2016


After 35 years with Korowal, in Week 8 of Term 1 2016, Keith has decided to hang up his bus keys. What will we be without Keith?

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Mar
13
2016

From the window with a view - week 7, term 1 2016


In the last hours of Week 7 there was huge excitement at Korowal. The sky rumbled and Kindy’s screamed. In that lovely Summer tradition, the clouds opened as the students left school, dashing for cover or brazenly walking to the bus stop without wet weather gear. Only it wasn’t Summer, but the second week of Autumn! It was however, a relief from the very hot week we have had.

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Mar
06
2016

From the window with a view - week 6, term 1 2016


So swiftly we have passed the midway hump of Term 1. At this stage it is important to remind us all that Easter falls earlier than it did last year. Good Friday is on 25th March and Easter Monday the 28th March. The Easter break is therefore separate from the end of term holiday period with the first day of our two-week holiday commencing on Friday April 8th (for students), the day after the school fun run.

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Feb
28
2016

From the window with a view - week 5, term 1 2016


This week we held the High School Swimming Carnival on the very hot Thursday. The classes went all out to create a unique carnival atmosphere. Year 7 students arrived as super heroes, Year 8 as animals, Year 9 dressed as their teachers Liz and Mark, and Year 10 as hippies. Participation was high and the fun was infectious. We especially thank Liz and Kizz, Mark and Steve for the organizational aspects, and all of the students and staff for making this a wonderful day.

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