Our Students - Photo Gallery
The Granny Awards Musical
Mrs Buxton's musical group put on a terrific perfomance of their production. Well done to all of the performers and thanks to Mrs Buxton for her many hours of work on the musical.
KLO have been caring for phasmids (stick insects) in the classroom. Last week, students got close up with these creatures.
2016 Anzac Day Ceremony
Our 2016 Anzac Day ceremony acknowledged the contribution of Aboriginal servicemen and women in various conflicts. Our Cultural Dance Group were joined by the CCWC Didgeridoo Group.
Cultural Dance Group
Crossroads Cricket and Softball Gala Day
Plattsburg fielded a junior and senior cricket and softball team in this year's Crossroads Gala Day, held in Federal Park. Students embraced the spirit of sportsmanship and fun on the day.
K-2 Hunter Valley Zoo Excursion
Spiderweb Climbing Frame Working Bee
A huge thanks from the Plattsburg students to those parents and students who gave up their time in the holidays to ensure that this great new piece of equipment was ready for use on the first day of Term 4. Our P&C have worked tirelessly this year to fundraise to purchase this climbing frame.
Wallsend Winter Carnivale
Plattsburg students joined in the fun of the annual Winter fair, including marching in the main parade and entertaining the crowds with our choir, recorder and musical group.
Choir visit to Jenny McLeod Village
The Plattsburg choir travelled to the Jenny McLeod Village to entertain the residents with their beautiful voices.
Plattsy goes PINK!
Plattsburg PS was turned pink on the 1st of August, with students, parents and teachers wearing pink clothes or hair to support the NBCF with a gold coin donation. Families also generously donated cakes and slices for our cake stall, which also raised money for NBCF. We raised a grand total of $570.10 for the NBCF.
Stage 2 and 3 Dollars and Sense Day
Dollars and Sense Day was held again in Term 2, with students spending their Plattsy Dollars on a range of activities.
Stage 3 Ash Island and Kooragang Island Excursion
In Week 9 of Term 2 Stage 3 visited Ash Island and Kooragang Island to support their learning in HSIE. Students participated in a tour of a coal loading facility and visited the wetlands.
KA and K/1A meet Wacky Wombat
Students in K/1A and KB met Wacky Wombat at Wallsend Library in Week 9 of Term 2. Students listened to a stortytime activity, did some craft activities and met Wacky Wombat.
Careers Themed Out of Uniform Day
On Friday 6th June Plattsburg students came to school dressed in careers theme in exchange for a gold coin donation. Students dressed as doctors, detectives, singers, dancers, midwives, builders, sportspeople and surgeons - just to name a few of the occupations represented. Donations on the day raised $139 towards our climbing frame. Check out our progress towards our target here.
Bunnings Cake Drive
Our school community provided cakes and slices for morning tea for Bunnings Wallsend staff on Wednesday 4th June. Bunnings Wallsend generously donated $300 in gift vouchers to the school, as well as presenting our student executive with a cheque for $1318.10, which Bunnings staff raised at a BBQ last weekend. Despite our student executive trying to persuade Mrs Bax to use the money on a jacuzzi for Year 6, $1000 of this money will go towards the P&C goal of $20 000 for a spider's web climbing frame, and the remaining $618.10 will be used by the school to purchase items for the school grounds and gardens.
Thank you to all of the families who donated items for the morning tea.
On Thursday 22nd May, Plattsburg PS students presented an evening of rock n roll music based on Grease. We certainly have some talented students at Plattsy!
Chess Gala Day
On Friday 16th May the Plattsburg Public School chess team attended the Chess Gala Day at Hunter School of Performing Arts. The chess team was successful and we won our first ever gala day! The team finished in first place and collected a trophy for their efforts. We will now be invited to the semi-finals later in the school year. The chess team also had another success with Ronan finishing in 1st place individually. Ronan did not lose a match over the whole day - 6 wins and 1 draw.
Dollars and Sense Day
Students in Stage 2 and 3 earn "Plattsy Dollars" by showing the 5 Keys to Success - Organisation, Confidence, Persistence, Getting Along and Resilience. At the end of each term students use their Plattsy Dollars to 'buy' activities. One of the highlights of this term's Dollars and Sense days was Stage 3 showing off their excellent fishing skills - and their tall fishing tales!
Easter Hat Parade
Our annual Easter Hat Parade was held in Week 11 of Term 1. After a sausage sizzle organised by Year 6, and showcase of some student-written plays in the hall, the main event - the Easter Hat Parade- was compered by Mr Buxton, with some interesting choices of music for each class. Our P&C organised a very successful raffle which was also drawn on the day.
Stage 3 Newcastle Visit
In Week 10 of Term 1, Stage 3 students visited Newcastle. The morning started with a talk by author Oliver Phommavanh as part of Newcastle Writer's Festival, followed by a vist to Newcastle Museum. Stage 3 then visited the Lovett Gallery at Newcastle Region Library to see Shaun Tan's The Lost Thing exhibition before visiting Christ Church Cathedral.
Harmony Day 2014
Plattsburg P.S. celebrated Harmony Day with presentations by students and parents (and, of course, Mrs Bax) about some of the countries and cultures represented in our school community. Through these presentations, we learnt about America, Aboriginal Australia, India, Macedonia, Samoa, New Zealand and Cambodia.
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