Rochester Primary School.
THE LAST two Thursdays have seen exciting after-school events take place.
The school disco is a much loved and anticipated annual event.
On this night in excess of 120 of our students were able to return to school to join in the fun of dressing up as their favourite sportsperson and dancing the night away.
This event is a highly valued way for our students and staff to build relationships in a relaxed manner.
The disco is multi-aged with prep to year six coming together as one school to enjoy themselves in a night full of laughter, dance moves and fun.
For the second year we have run our Father’s Day evening.
The dads, (uncles, grandfathers or close male family friend) rolled up at 5pm with their child from prep to grade two.
For an hour and a half they joined in carpet bowls, card games, using the school robots and making paper airplanes among many activities.
There was a tremendous roll-up with some very excited students happy to lead the way and have their loved one at school.
These types of events are critical in promoting education in a positive manner and giving our families a more suitable time to come in and see what is happening at school.
For our staff it is a way to meet the people their students talk about and build a relationship with them.
Our annual Fair Day is on Friday and promises to be another big day on our school calendar.
This is the school’s major fundraiser for the year and as always has something for everyone.
The younger members of the family will devour the Lion’s Club fairy floss, get their face painted and jump on the jumping castle.
Adults will have a massive choice of first-class hot food and drinks from the coffee van.
All the regular stalls will be operating, with the cake stall a perennial favourite.
A special feature this year will be a set of over-size games that are free to try.
This year we were the host school for our local schools’ interschool athletics carnival.
This was a huge responsibility and the credit to its success goes largely to the work of Steve Rasmussen as chief organiser.
Seven local schools met at Echuca to battle it out over two days of competition.
Although we didn’t win the competition we have been successful in sending 11 students on to the next level at Bendigo.
A special thank you to Rochester Secondary College for providing students to help us on both days of the carnival.