Earlier this year we were awarded a Woolworths and Landcare Australia grant for $844.85, for a Bush tucker & Biodiversity project. The instillation of our new garden beds and bush tucker seedlings took place today with a number of students taking part in the planting ceremony. Thanks to the continuing hard work and dedication of the Community Engagement Group, our students are able to experience such opportunities as this to broaden their knowledge and understandings of our indigenous community. Feel free to take a wander through the Bush Tucker Garden at the top corner of the school grounds at Hamilton Crescent.
Year Five and Sixes had a wonderful time at their excursion to Schramm’s Cottage last week. During our Inquiry learning, we have been researching how inventions have changed our lives and our world. It was wonderful to see how far we have come today.. We sketched what we saw, like in the old days before cameras or phones. We found this tricky, it took such a long time!!
Our students have made a video, narrated by two of our student leaders, Harry and Paula – who have thought hard about what they feel proud of about our school and what they want people to know about us!! We are very proud of our school, our students and staff and feel privileged to be a part of an amazing community. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our school.
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Ss Peter & Paul’s is a SunSmart School. We encourage you to apply sunscreen to your child during Summer. The hat is a part of our uniform and is compulsory for outdoor wear during the Summer months.
Overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes skin and eye damage, ultimately leading to skin cancer.
UV cannot be seen or felt. It is not like the sun’s light which we see, or the sun’s warmth (infrared radiation) which we feel. Our senses cannot detect UV so it can be damaging without us knowing. There is a huge variation in UV levels across Australia. The UV level is affected by a number of factors including the time of day, time of year, cloud cover, altitude, proximity to the equator, scattering and reflection.
A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 means a high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Reduce time in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If outdoors, seek shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. While your child may not wish to wear sunglasses at school, a hat is a part of our Summer school uniform and must be worn outdoors throughout Summer.
For more information about being SunSmart, the following resources are very informative.