Home 2017 June Deputy’s Desk | Pirate Day, Cubby & STEM

Deputy’s Desk | Pirate Day, Cubby & STEM


Many thanks to all the children and staff who dressed up, and donated today to support Pirate Day.   Dressing up brings lots of happiness and joy to an awful disease. Pirate Day Friday is an annual national event created to generate awareness and much needed funds for children’s brain cancer. All funds raised are allocated to research projects across Australia through The Adventurers and The Kids’ Cancer Project.


I hope by now that everyone has been into the Early Childhood area and seen our sensational new cubby. It has made an amazing difference to the area and is bright and colourful. An ENORMOUS and heartfelt thank you from the entire school community, to Ben Laforest, who volunteered his time and gave up many work days to build our cubby. Ben you are a super star! We can’t wait to be able to play in it and have lots of fun! We can pretend it is anything we want it to be.


Our children were amazing on Wednesday at the Lightning Carnival. It was a perfect day, albeit smoky, but as usual our sportsmanship, enthusiasm and energy were outstanding and the children at Football, Soccer and Netball made us all proud. Thank you to all the parents who attended.

Finally, on Wednesday evening, Geoff Rintoul and Natalie Burnett presented our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program. A packed planetarium from other schools and industry heard about what we do here at Goollelal and showcased our school as leaders in the STEM field. Many thanks to Geoff and Natalie.



Kerry Hartmann | Deputy Principal