Nanneella Estate Primary School

By Campaspe News

Nanneella Estate Primary School

Nanneella Community Kilometre Challenge

THIS term the Nanneella students have been running a ‘Kilometre Club’ as part of our daily fitness program. We have been running laps of the school grounds and calculating how many kilometres we have been running each day.

So far, all together we have walked and run a total of 287km!

To celebrate our running and fitness program we are running the Nanneella Community Kilometre Challenge, which will take place on Wednesday, November 21 beginning at 8am.

Plans are well underway for a fabulous morning where we are asking our school and local community to come and walk or run with us around a circuit at the school.

Our aim with this challenge is to see how many kilometres we can collect together but also to promote the importance of exercising each day.

During the morning the students will be involved in presentations from our local Rochester and District Health Service dietitian and health promotion officer. The Shire of Campaspe has also donated towards a healthy morning tea and some spot prizes for our walkers and runners.

The morning timetable will run as follows:

8am: Course opens

8.50am: Morning assembly and official welcome to our guests

9.30am: Information sessions for students and community on healthy eating

10.30am: Second session — whole student group

11.00am: Thank you and morning tea.

Come along and join us for a lap of the course or for the morning!

Primary School and High School Buddies

LAST Friday we had our second visit from Mrs White and her students from Rochester Secondary College, as part of their WARTs (Writing And Reading Together) program. All of our students paired up again with their high school buddies, who have brought their completed narratives to share. The Littleroom and Bigroom students had a chance to provide feedback on the written work and assist their buddies with drawing illustrations for the texts.

We are now looking forward to our third session together later in the year, when the secondary college students are going to bring their finished work published as picture story books. Mrs Arthur and Mrs Kemp have been very impressed with the collaboration between our students and their older buddies. The whole process has been extremely engaging for our students and has further developed a respectful relationship between our schools.