Friday, October 31, 2008

Narrabri West wins a free tank!

This week we were excited to learn that we have won a 27,000 litre Bluescope Steel Tank, pump and associated equipment as part of the Australia wide ‘Tank a Day Challenge’ competition. This was announced on the ‘Today’ show on Tuesday. The competition aims to help schools with their water conservation programs, whilst teaching students about the water cycle and the importance of conserving water. We entered last term by providing details on our water conservation efforts and our students completing an online water saving quiz. We will use the tank to capture the runoff from our new Primary shelter, which we can then use to assist the watering of our lawns and gardens.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sporting Success!

Boys Softball – Quarter-Finalists!

There was great excitement at Narrabri West last week with the news of our boys Softball team winning their Round 6 match against Molong PS in Orange. The boys won 16-11 in an exciting and tough game.

They are now in the Quarter-Finals of this state-wide knockout competition and will play the winner of one of the Sydney regions in a home game in Narrabri in the next few weeks. If (when!) they win this, they will travel to Sydney to play in the final series. This is great news and we are very proud of all the boys in the team. We look forward to the next match.

Sienna – Silver Medallist in NSW PSSA 200m Final!

More exciting sporting news last week with Sienna Brown coming 2nd in the 200m 10 years’ girls final at the NSW PSSA State Athletics Championships. Sienna is therefore the 2nd fastest 10 year old girl in NSW. How exciting is that!

She will now represent NSW in the Australian Championships later this year. We are very proud of not only Sienna, but also our other competitors at the NSW Carnival: Jack , Giulio and our relay team of Sienna, Lidia , Shaine and Khiarni , who all finished in the top 25 in their events – a fantastic achievement!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

‘Arr, me hearties’ – Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Last Friday our school was invaded by a menacing assortment of pirates, with gruff voices and bloodcurdling screams for ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’. Thank you to everyone who had some fun and joined in with the spirit. $125 was raised by Year 6 as a result of the gold coin donation by our pirate crew.