Saturday, 22 February 2014


During weeks two and three we have been fortunate to have had three swim instructors from H20 Xtream come and teach us swimming in our own school pool for 30 minutes on Monday to Thursday.
Group one swimmers have been practising blowing bubbles and putting their faces in the water. They learned how to float on their fronts. They also practised floating on their backs using noodles with help from Arna. 

Group two swimmers with Gen, learned how to swim widths across the pool on their fronts and backs using a streamlined body position. They were good at floating like starfish and enjoyed playing the shark game.

By the end of the eight sessions with Rhiann, group three swimmers could swim a whole length of our school pool using freestyle and backstroke swimming.

All of the children in Room 17 have improved in their swimming skills. I am so proud of your efforts.

Safe Walking

In week one on Tuesday 4 February, Senior Constable Kerry Fenton  took our class  for a walk around the block.
We learned about safe walking. We practised walking safely along the footpath by walking on the house side where we were all well away from the traffic on the road.
Mr Fenton told us that when you come to a 'sneaky' driveway we need to use the "Stop, Look and Listen" kerb drill before we can safely cross the driveway.
When we cross Moonshine Road with the school patrol, we need to wait until the patrolers say "Signs out! Cross now!" before we can walk quickly across the pedestrian crossing.
When we stopped at the pedestrian crossing on Fergusson Drive, Mr Fenton showed us that we need to push the button and wait one step back from the kerb. We can safely cross when the green man flashes. We need to walk briskly across the pedestrian crossing and keep looking each way for traffic as we cross.