28 August 2023
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
T/EAP Review Meetings
Education Adjustment Plan (EAP) and Transition from School EAPs (TEAP) Review Meetings will be held in Weeks 8, 9 and 10 this term. Your child’s classroom staff will be in contact to confirm your allocated meeting date and time. It is preferable to have these meetings in person, but if you’d prefer, we can arrange via Zoom/TEAMs, or over the phone. This meeting is an opportunity to celebrate your child’s achievements and discuss how they have progressed with their goals and learning.
Asthma and Anaphylaxis Professional Development
On Monday 21st August all staff participated in Asthma and Anaphylaxis training facilitated by Asthma Foundation Northern Territory. Staff refreshed their knowledge of Asthma and Anaphylaxis Action Plans, Asthma First Aid, responding to critical Anaphylaxis incidents and using necessary equipment (preventers, spacers, EpiPens etc.) Please always keep the school updated if your child’s Action Plan, or other Medical Plan is reviewed or changed.
Year 9 Transition to CSC
Year 9 outreach students from our Sanderson, Dripstone and Nightcliff classes have been attending weekly transition visits to CSC this term. They are getting to know CSC outreach students and staff whilst participating in the BoxFit Program run by Scott Belshaw. This has a focus on personal development including teamwork, self-respect and respect for others, resilience, and of course fitness.
The Pyjama Foundation supports children living in foster care with learning, life skills, and confidence so they can achieve their dreams.
Every dollar raised goes directly to their Love of Learning Program, supporting foster children aged 0-18.
We are raising money for a cause that means a lot and we would appreciate any support you can give
Colour Run - Colour Run
The Henbury Precinct café is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The Op Shop is now open Tuesdays to Saturdays. Check out our Facebook page for more details!
School Bank Account
Our NAB bank accounts have officially been closed as of 30th June 2023. Please make all future payments to the following new account:
Bill Shorten school visit
School Bank Account
The annual school survey will open on Tuesday 8 August to Friday 8 September. This is an important opportunity for your voice to be heard and to help us improve the service we offer students and families.
Please ensure students complete the survey to the best of their ability.
And finally, your chance to have your say. This is anonymous.
The second round of the Darwin urban and rural school-based immunisation program will commence 28th August and run through to the 21st September.
Henbury vaccination day is scheduled for Thursday 7th September with outreach schools to be confirmed.
Purple 4 have been cooking up a storm, look out Jamie Oliver!
Using simple, tasty ingredients and astonishing numeracy skills our boys have been mixing, chopping, slicing, peeling, stirring, shaking and turning leftovers into a frugal, flavorsome feast.
Our recipes include coconut cake, apple bread, organic banana bread and coconut wheat-free cookies.
Want to try for yourself?
How about our delectable 3-ingredient coconut cake?
- 2large eggs
- 1cup (237 ml) full fat sweetened condensed milk
- 1 ½cups (113 g) unsweetened shredded coconut
Mix all ingredients until thoroughly combined.
Pour into a greased cake tin and cook at 180 degrees until lightly browned and firm to the touch.
You won’t be able to stop at one piece!
Bon Appetit, from Adwin, Max, Ilias, Kaarthig, Pete and Francesca (Purple 4)
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
The students in Yellow 5 have had a busy and productive start to Term 3. They are continuing with their Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET) Learning Assessment Plans (LAP). This term we are focusing on: English – Development of Text Production Skills and Developing an Understanding of Storytelling from Different Perspectives (focusing on Dreamtime stories); Mathematics – Financial and Shopping Skills and Developing the Ability to Use Numeration and Mathematic Operations; Health and Wellbeing– Friendships and Relationships and Facts on Vaping; Cross Disciplinary – Identifying Work Skills and Preparing for the Workforce. Y5 students have been actively participating in various programs to compliment the tasks and topics discussed.
Our senior students are attending work experience, work skill programs and completing VET courses. They work alongside mainstream students from other schools. This is a marvellous opportunity for them to gain knowledge, promote independence and assist in achieving skills and qualifications.
Y5 students have attend several events and expos this year including the All Abilities Expo and 2023 Vocational Education and Training (VET) Careers Expo. The class found these outings enjoyable and informative. The experience inspired them to consider some other career options that they may not have considered before. Popular careers for the students were gardening, tourism, mining and hospitality.
HENBURY PRIDE DAY
The Henbury School celebrated its second annual Henbury Pride Day. The day is part of our Human Growth and Development program and shows Henbury Schools support for equality and inclusivity within our community.
It started off with a presentation from our student leader, Roanin who is a part of NT Youth Voice Peak Group . He shared what he and the group are doing to ensure every child and student feels welcome and accepted in their learning environment. We had an information stall from Janine our school nurse, sharing resources from Headspace, and Territory Pride held an information stall and gave away colourful merchandise.
It was a beautiful day with members of the school community dressing in rainbow colours, getting their face painted and helping to create our new mural.
UPCOMING EVENTS – Term 3 2023
Tuesday 29th to 30th August
Batchelor school camp. Day trip is on the 30th
PJ fundraising day for children in care. Gold coin donation
Friday 1st September
Father’s Day stall (more information closer to date)
Wednesday 13th September
School Council Meeting @ 4:30pm
Thursday 14th September
R U OK? Day
Whole school assembly @ 11am
Friday 1st September
Father’s Day stall
Friday 22nd September
Show Your True Colours day
Last day of term 3
Happy Birthday to the following students that celebrate their birthdays in September:
Marcus G – 7th
Nick W – 7th
Brodie G – 14th
Ethan N-F – 14th
Billie B – 15th
Alex J – 19th
Flynn B – 21st
Heidi G-V – 21st
Xyalliaih H – 22nd
Trent N – 23rd
Leo J – 25th