Grenfell Public School news

Debating

Grenfell Public Leprechauns and the Forbes North Forbesians following today's debate: 'that primary schools should spend one afternoon a week teaching internet skills'. The Leprechauns were the affirmative team and won the debate against a strong team.

Our Year 6 team Grenfell Public Gold and the Forbes North Northies debated the topic 'that we should ban parents from smacking their kids'. Grenfell were the affirmative team and although they put up some convincing arguments, the Northies were the winners of the debate. Congratulations to all the children!

A big thank you to our adjudicator, Lin Eccleston, who travelled from Molong for the day. Thank you also to the lovely Forbes North children and their teachers for a great day of debating! Thank you Mrs McMahon for organising.

Emu Creek Echo 

By now, I am sure Mrs Morely is enjoying some great hospitality in Ireland and has temporarily put Grenfell Public school aside in her thoughts. We hope she has an exciting time away and we are assured there will be a tale or two when she returns. Thank you to all parents who came along to parent interviews held last week. It is important that we keep our lines of communication open and work together to provide the best possible environment for our students to learn.

The annual spelling Bee had a record number of participants and kept the audience on the edge of their seats with some very close results in both Stage 2 and Stage 3. Thank you to Ms Forfar for co-ordinating this and good luck to Rachel Hunter, Kaden Johnstone, Daisy McMahon and Marco Joyce who successfully made it through to the next round.

Friday will our annual Athletics carnival will be held at The Henry Lawson High School. Students in Stages 2 and 3 will head straight to the High School and they will be dismissed from there at the end of the day. Stage 1 will travel to the High School throughout the day by bus and be dismissed from there at the end of the day. Please ensure your child knows their arrangement for the afternoon and if there are to be any changes please notify your class teacher. Mr and Mrs Kilby are busily finalising the day and students will know what events they have qualified for this week. We are looking forward to a great day and week.