News / Community / Education / 12th August 2020
Education Week lights up the classroom
It was a busy week at Coonabarabran Public School last week, with a range of activities and celebrations to mark Education Week.
Education Week celebrates the hard work and successes of students, staff and community members in more than 2,200 public schools across the state. The theme given for this year’s event, ‘Learning together’ was fitting given the extraordinary challenges faced in classrooms this year.
At Coonabarabran Public, the festivities kicked off on Tuesday, 4 August, with National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, where students learnt about local Aboriginal languages and were taken on a virtual tour of Taronga Western Plains Zoo.
On Wednesday, the whole school participated in an inquiry-based learning day. Students rotated across various science challenges, from exploding volcanoes to electrical circuits as they explored how things work.
Coonabarabran Public School principal, Juanita Meier, said the range of activities provided by staff were all engaging and it was a productive day filled with excitement and learning for all students.
“We were all excited to have our stage assemblies start up again, to be able to reward students who have been working well and to acknowledge students who are achieving their Personal Best, Aiming for Excellence and Striving to Achieve,” Ms Meier said.
“These were short assemblies with no parents or carers, however, it was still wonderful to see the excitement on students’ faces when they received their awards.”
To cap off a successful Education Week, an out of uniform day was held on Friday, along with a dance party.
“Staff and students were all able to let their hair down and dance to the music played by Mrs Evans - there are definitely some talented students in our school who can break dance, hip hop and do the Macarena,” Ms Meier said.
“We all had a fun-filled and educational week!
“Thank you to all the staff that went the extra mile to make it all happen!”