27 October 2023
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
How is it Term Four already? I love to see students and staff continuing to kick goals in and outside of the classroom despite the challenges of the heat at present!
Nemarluk students will begin transitioning into their 2024 classes this week! It is always an exciting time for our students and staff as we get to know our new students better. Internal transitions will also commence in the coming weeks for those students moving classes. Caregivers will be informed.
A reminder that if you would like to have a say in how our school operates, we encourage any new or existing parents to join our School Council. We would also like to encourage an indigenous voice for our school council as we have 52% indigenous students. You don’t need any experience to join, just a passion to provide the best for your child. Next meeting is scheduled for 2nd August at 4.30pm.
The new Henbury Precinct Café is open! The Op Shop is ready for donations and sales. Check out our facebook page for more details!
Tis’ the season for events!
Henbury Corporate Luncheon is back bigger and better than ever! Keep an eye out on Channel 9 for our new ad! Snap up your tickets today by calling our front office on 8997 7077 or order through sticky tickets: Henbury Corporate Luncheon 2023 - Sticky Tickets
Our Year 12 Graduation will be held again at Darwin Hilton, on Thurs 23rd Nov. Tickets are $80 per person. See full details attached (thanks to Julianne for the awesome invite flyer!).
Have a fabulous rest of the term one and all!
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM PERFORMANCE
Three teens lost in the forest. The fairy King and Queen are quarrelling. Will a love potion solve all their woes? (Doubtful!) Add to the mix three minion pranksters, one of the Queen’s loyal subjects and ten of Athen’s “best” actors. What could possibly go wrong?
Henbury Senior Drama present their take on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, a story of a deal denied, love lost, a potioned Queen and… a donkey called Bottom.
Join us at 6pm on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th November at Henbury School for this romantic comedy. Gates open at 5:30pm. Drinks and raffle tickets available for purchase on the night. Raffle will be drawn Thursday before the performance.
Tickets are $5 or $15 for a family of four. Contact Henbury School to book your ticket: 89 977 077
Thank you from Henbury Senior Drama, Blue 1 and Blue 2
TERM 4 IN BLUE 1
What a great start we have had to Term Four in Blue 1! Our class visited the 2023 Telstra NATSIAA exhibition, where students got to take photos of their favourite art works and share with each other what they thought they were about and why they liked them.
Our cooking program is back in full swing. Students this term have been focusing on choosing meals to cook that they will need to use a knife and fork to eat with. So far, they have tried steak, beef patties and chicken parmigiana. Everyone is having a go and we love when they come in and tell us how they cut their own dinner the night before. WHAT A WIN!!
Our swimming program has also been very successful this term, especially now that the weather is warming up. Our students have been perfecting all sorts of swimming skills including the correct way to move our bodies for certain swimming styles, how to float on our backs and how to torpedo under the water without kicking or moving our arms. And then of course there is always time for free swimming and games at the end of the session.
It’s been a vivacious semester 2 in our classroom. We have enjoyed many exciting events and activities together. Students and staff alike had a ball on the final day of term 3 with a wonderful assortment of fun stations, including face painting, waterplay, chalk art, petting zoo, and a whole school Colour Run.
Inside the classroom we have been enjoying lots of cooking, learning about our identities, bringing fun into our Meaningful Math’s program and learning about “positional language”; e.g. Lacey is under the chair. We’ve also been reading the story books, Big Rain Coming and Where is the Green Sheep?
WOOD WORK AND ENTERPRISE ED NEWS
In Woodwork and Enterprise Ed, students have been working on various projects including Christmas trees, ornaments, wooden Santa’s, fish mobiles, polymer clay earrings, tie dye tote bags and clothing, driftwood mobiles, dog bandanas and more. They have also been working hard on creating their own individual projects including wooden boxes and fabric pencil cases.
In between all of these amazing projects, students have been making a range of other handmade gifts for the Henbury Corporate Luncheon, Christmas Stall and Henbury Precinct Café…
The full range of student creations will be on sale at the Henbury Christmas Stall on Thursday 7th December. We look forward to seeing you there.
Happy Term 4 Friends
As we reflect on Term 3 as a class, we have some fond memories of exciting things we did and participated in. The highlight being the colour run on Henbury’s ‘best last day ever’ – thanks to Amanda Thomas.
We celebrated Sierra’s birthday who turned 16 and enjoyed cake as a class.
Jekamiah got out and about and started his weekly work training at the Op-Shop.
As we move into Term 4 and finish up our NTCET we have started cleaning up the classroom and getting out our Christmas decorations. We have been back on the bus and exploring the community on Fridays, looking for cool places and coastal breezes to escape the buildup heat. We are all looking forward to the rest of Term 4 and making the most of the rest of the school year.
HENBURY ART EXHIBITION 2023
Henbury School Art Exhibition
On Friday 20th October annual Henbury School Art Exhibition launched again. Every year classes and students demonstrate their amazing art skills with paintings, photography, drawing, sculptures and mixed media artworks – and this year the bar has been raised again!
Fortunately, there can be more than one winner! Taking out our Middle School division were:
1st: Clinton James (Year 7, SMS) – “Black Cockatoo”
1st: Blue 4 (Years 7/8/9 Henbury) – “Day Tripped Out”
2nd: Shianne Hunt-Bond (Year 9, SMS) – “Cheeky Green Ant”
3rd: Charleze Renouf (Year 9, DMS1) – “Brothers”
Our Senior School division winners were:
1st: Julianne Labayen (Year 12, CSC) – “Us When Shot of Flower”
1st: Sophie Laughton (Year 12, CSC) – “Sword in the Stone” & “Asian Lung”
2nd: Trinidey Sariago (Year 12, CSC) – “Black Panther”
3rd: Ryan Hodges (Year 10, DHS) – “Excel Pixel Art”
Well done to all our winners, and a big thank you to all our students who entered work into the exhibition.
SOLAR CAR CHALLENGE
On Tuesday the 17th of October 2023, 18 students from Henbury went to the Soar cars. Students had the opportunity to meet the Solar Car drivers and look at their solar cars. University of Minnesota gave the students a lot of time and answered all questions that was asked. Dennis, Cooper, Denilson and Devanshi came 4th in the finals where they competed against other schools.
Students also had the opportunity to fly drones, participate in virtual reality car games and talk to other organisations in the community.
Jade and Gorge finished the day by doing a presentation on HENBURY SCHOOL CIRCULAR ECONOMY to a room full of adults.
WORLD DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS WEEK
World Down Syndrome Awareness Week, observed every October, is an opportunity to shed light on this congenital condition, raise awareness, and celebrate the remarkable achievements of those living with it.
What Is Down Syndrome?
Down syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, is a genetic condition that occurs when an individual has an extra copy of chromosome 21. This additional genetic material can lead to a range of physical and intellectual differences, but it does not define a person. People with Down syndrome have unique talents, abilities, and personalities just like everyone else.
The Importance of Awareness
One of the primary goals of World Down Syndrome Awareness Week is to promote understanding and acceptance. By increasing awareness, we can help break down stereotypes and biases and create a more inclusive society. This is essential for creating a world where everyone, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, can thrive.
World Down Syndrome Awareness Week is also an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of individuals with Down syndrome. Many people with Down syndrome are achieving remarkable feats in various fields. From sports and entertainment to education and advocacy, they continue to break down barriers and inspire us all. Recognizing and applauding these achievements is a powerful way to shift the focus from disabilities to abilities.
Inclusion is a cornerstone of creating a more accepting and diverse society. This week encourages schools, workplaces, and communities to adopt inclusive practices that ensure equal opportunities for people with Down syndrome. Inclusivity goes beyond mere acceptance; it means embracing and valuing the unique perspectives and talents that individuals with Down syndrome bring to the table.
Education is a powerful tool for dispelling myths and misconceptions surrounding Down syndrome. During World Down Syndrome Awareness Week, organizations, schools, and advocacy groups often hold events and workshops to educate the public about Down syndrome. This includes sharing information about the condition, its challenges, and the support available to individuals and their families.
World Down Syndrome Awareness Week is a time to celebrate diversity, challenge stereotypes, and promote inclusion. It's a chance to recognize the remarkable achievements of individuals with Down syndrome and raise awareness about the challenges they may face. By fostering a more inclusive and understanding world, we can create a brighter future for everyone, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. Let this October be a month of embracing differences and promoting acceptance, not just for those with Down syndrome but for all of humanity.
HENBURY CORPORATE LUNCHEON
Tickets are still available. Call 89977077 or visit our website:
See attached pledge for more information on our luncheon and how to be a part of it.
LION’S CLUB 2023 RAZZAMATAZZ VARIETY SHOW
The Lion's Club of Palmerston is thrilled to invite Henbury School students and families to attend their 2023 Razzamatazz Variety Show show at the Palmerston Event Cinemas on Sunday, 26th November.
All tickets are FREE, thanks to the support from local businesses.
Check out the attached 'Event Flyer' for more details, including dates, times and how to book tickets
UPCOMING EVENTS – Term 4 2023
Friday 27th October
World Teacher’s Day
Friday 10th November
Wednesday 15th November
School Council meeting 4.30pm
Thursday 23rd November
Year 12 Graduation evening at the Hilton
Wednesday 29th &
Henbury performance artists performing in
Friday 1st December
Henbury Corporate Luncheon
Wednesday 6th December
School Council meeting 4.30pm
Thursday 7th December
Henbury Xmas Stall
Friday 8th December
Henbury Xmas Stall
Tuesday 12th December
Graduation and Special Awards Assembly 11.00am
Wednesday 13th December
Whole School Christmas lunch party 11.00am
Thursday 14th December
Last day of Term 4
Happy Birthday to the following students that celebrate their birthdays in October:
Charleze R – 4th
Roman G – 5th
Fatima E – 6th
Gordon A – 8th
Ryan H – 12th
Anita C – 12th
Marlee T – 14th
Lachlan C – 21st
Shawn M – 21st
Serra D – 21st
Dion H – 27th
Ethan K – 28th
Julianne L – 29th
Tracy WW – 31st