Showcasing highlights of Primary school
During week 4 of term something very special happened in our primary school. As part of their business studies subject, students in year 6 hosted a market day for the rest of the primary college. In pairs, year 6 students were given $10 to create a product or service that could generate much needed funds for a very worthy organisation. And oh boy, did they impress us all!
From cake stalls, to fun and games; the student’s creativity was taken to a whole new level as they diligently sourced supplies, created their products and services, set up and ran their stalls. Looking at Mr Helinga & Mrs Sweeney at the close of the pie face stalls, was one of the highlights of the day.
For many students, this was their first experience in the general operation of a business. Reflecting on their market day, many students have recognised the incredible effort and workload that goes into any business enterprise.
Altogether, students made a huge $2093.20 for Make a Wish Foundation, which has since been donated to the charity. The day was a huge success! We are so very proud of our wonderful Year 6 Students and hope you enjoy the fun moments captured below.
On Thursday the 14th of September the Year 5's went on an excursion to the Gold Fields. Students engaged in tent making, panning for gold, mapping tasks and a bush ranger scavenger hunt. Students even got to have a taste of the delicious damper.
Students were able to buy a gold license to dig for gold found in the gold fields. Thanks to our parent helpers and teachers for a wonderful day out.
Once again, we are so proud of our Primary Chess Team who represented Livingstone at the Gold Coast Interschool Chess Tournament. The competition took place at the brand new Commonwealth Games indoor sports centre at Coomera and included the top private and public schools from the Gold Coast - there were over 600 competitors.
We had superb results! Both teams came first in their divisions. Our A team took out gold, silver and bronze individual medals and our B team won an individual silver medal. Considering the Chess Club only began in Term 2, the results are truly incredible.
Well done team!
A Team - First place
Samuel (Gold individual medal)
David (Silver individual medal)
Ashton (Bronze individual medal)
Psalms Pritchard - Alesana (Commendation)
B Team- First place
Mark (Silver individual medal)
Special mention to goes to our wonderful parents who have given up hours of their time to travel to three rehearsals in Brisbane on Sunday evenings, and attended the concert last Saturday. Thank you to Mrs Joy Lenahan for all of your hard work to prepare and organise our students for this event.
Mr Sam Smith
Head of Performing Arts
Congratulations to our Primary Chess Team on receiving such fine results in their first tournament - The Cluster Chess Competition. Samuel (Year 6) came joint first in the Senior competition and Tikaia (Year 5) was given the Principal's Award for fair play and encouraging others. All of the children played extremely well, winning a very high proportion of their games. We are so proud of their amazing efforts!
Click here to see them at one of their recent coaching sessions.
As part of our Book Week celebrations our primary students had the opportunity to dress up as their favourite story book character, watch some of our staff perform a Beauty and the Best play and then parade their costumes for the rest of the students to see. Thank you for all dressing up in your amazing costumes.
Enjoy watching the play again and scroll through to see photos from the day.
Both Primary School assemblies were treated to a special Year 6 dance performance yesterday. As part of their Arts unit, the children choreographed their own unique dances. The audience will agree that both performances were thoroughly entertaining and much skill was displayed, including acrobatics. Well done Year 6!
Livingstone Literacy Central Library is celebrating the WINNERS of CBCA Book Week 2017! If you would like to buy one of these books, click on the image and it will link to a page where you can purchase them online.
This week all primary classes will explore the CBCA Book Week winners and participate in a reading of “Home in the Rain” and related activities.
Picture book of the year Winner “Home in the Rain” by Bob Graham, is a beautifully observed celebration of the way inspiration can, and often does happen in the most ordinary and unlikely places.
Each day during Book Week, Literacy Central Library transforms to this year’s Book Week theme, 'escape to everywhere'.
MONDAY - Secret Garden
Literacy Central escaped to the Secret Garden where Fairies and Lady Beetles came to life.
TUESDAY - Wild Wild West
Students will enter into the Wild, Wild West and dance the day away with line dancing.
WEDNESDAY - Medieval
Mr McNamara will join us as a guest reader and read one of the CBCA winning books ‘Go Home, Cheeky Animals!’ by Johanna Bell. He'll get the royal treatment, being crowned King McNamara and will do a fabulous job of reading to our students in our castle.
Students will have fun making their own crowns and shields as well as posing for the camera in the castle.
THURSDAY - Pirate
A movie and popcorn will be all the excitement to match our pirate theme. Students will sit back and relax in the Library, escaping to Neverland.
FRIDAY - Ocean
An Ocean of activities will await our students under the sea, with octopus and fish galore!
It is great to see students engaging in Book Week, using imagination to explore book characters, stories and authors, while furthering their love for reading.