On Friday 1st September, Noble Park campus and Casey campus both hosted the International Day Concert to celebrate cultural diversity. Students dressed up in beautiful cultural costumes and showcased performances unique to their cultures. There were Armenian wedding dance, pop song from China, African dance, French sings, Afghani fashion parade, Cambodian coconut shell dance, a magic show and many more. Thanks to all staff who helped organise this event.
Casey campus celebrated a successful open morning with fifteen primary and secondary mainstream teachers from local schools coming to observe EAL new arrival classes in action at Casey campus.
Noble Park English Language School has always placed an emphasis on educating our students about Australian history and Aboriginal history. Just like previous years, we celebrated NAIDOC Week and Sorry Day with a very special performance by Big Al and his sons from Western Creations. Students participated in fun Aboriginal dances and learnt about indigenous culture. Thanks very much for the excellent performances, and thanks to the hardworking staff who organised this amazing event.
On Friday 9th December, Noble Park Campus had a Topsy Turvy Dress Up day. Students and teachers could wear their tops and jackets backwards, different shoes, mismatching socks and any whacky funky costumes!
This term, students of Noble Park English Language School are extremely fortunate to receive a fantastic Water Safety Program delivered by Life Saving Victoria at Bon Beach. Students could go in the water with lifeguards to learn how to stay safe in the water. Students could play with surfboards, wear life jackets, learn how to float and play lots of fun beach games.
As many drowning incidents happen among new arrivals, we find it extremely important for our students to learn how to be safe around water. No matter they are children, teenagers or adults, nobody should swim alone. Also, we should always read the signs on the beach and always swim between the yellow flags.
Last week we had 2 International Day concerts. One was at the Noble Park campus and the other was at the Casey campus. Both concerts were a huge success. The theme this year is “Different People, Stand Together”. The concert celebrates multiculturalism as there are students and staff from over twenty different nations at our school. Students showcased their culture through costumes, dancing and music.
Thank you all the staff and students who worked so hard all term practising and co-ordinating the concert.
Last week we celebrated ES (Education Support) Week. Our school would not be able to function without these amazing people supporting us. The ES staff were presented with cards by students from the SRC and a special morning tea to celebrate their hard work. Thank you all so very much!
Office: Jackie Leeson, Jan, Beryl
Wellbeing Officer: Cheryl
Multicultural Education Aides: Ahida, Khadija, Manahel, Jenny L, Shahnaz, Basheer, Jenny U
Literacy Aides: Kim, Simone, Mary, Jill
IT Technicians: Dharmesh, Calm
Library Technicians: Nadia, Koula
Maintenance: Dennis, Brian
A team of 14 students competed in the Noble Park District athletics on Thursday. All students represented the school extremely well and had lots of fun competing against other schools.
Congratulations to Ali Hussaini from Room 8 who won the 12/13 boys 1500m and 800m race.
Thanks to Mr Hayden, Mr Joyce and Ms Jenny U for assisting on the day.
To celebrate Science Week, two secondary class with their Science teachers set up a STEM Expo for all Noble Park campus students to participate. The exhibits on the day included…
- a Scratch Bubble Game programmed by a secondary student
- making popcorn
- internal organs (from a lamb)
- transport tissue in plants
- germination (stages of a plant)
- motion and movement in cars and balls
- mixture of colours
- how water travels
- mini volcano
- Mindstorms robot
- Snap Circuit – car
- Snap Circuit – alternative energy
- magnetic robot
- specimens of different insects
- the five senses box
The two secondary classes did some fantastic explanations of their projects and showed the other students different aspects of science. Our students learnt a lot from these demonstrations. Thank you to these classes and their teachers for working so hard in putting on such an amazing expo.