Dental Screening at Fawkner Primary

In term 3, a pilot program was delivered at Fawkner Primary School, delivering free dental check-ups for children in Foundation.

The dental team from Merri Health worked with the Youth Health Promotion team to deliver a talk with students about healthy foods, healthy drinks and the importance of brushing your teeth and visiting the dentist, as well as having a dental check.

All Foundation students who participated, learnt more about dental health and enjoyed receiving a sticker and toothbrush to take home.
All families received a letter after the visit with recommendations for their child.

Receiving dental care, treatment and information keeps children’s teeth strong and healthy for life.

To learn more about Merri Health Dental Services call the dental team on (03) 9387 6711

Carmela Ballato
Welfare Officer

Latitude competition – Vote for Fawkner!

Last term the grade 5/6’s were invited to enter into a competition for ‘Latitude’ which is a trampoline and aerial activity centre in Heidelberg. Kids (and big kids) can bounce, climb and fly. The competition is called ‘Think. Design. Win.’ Many schools were invited to enter and they needed to make a design for a blank wall for the bungee jumping space. 3 of our student’s entries have been shortlisted! These are Azra’s, Lulu’s and Kayla’s designs.

3/4 Zoo Excursion

On Friday the 19th of May grades 3/4 A and G had an exciting excursion at The Royal Melbourne Zoo. All of the 3/4’s participated in a challenge called the ‘Local Legends’. The challenge was to spot five endangered animals which were the Philippines crocodile, long nosed fur seal, the Helmeted Honey Eater, the Corroboree Frog and the Lord Howe Island stick insect. We also had to come up with some ideas to try and save these animals.

Cross Country News

Congratulations and well done to all the students who attended and represented Fawkner Primary School at the Glenroy District Cross Country event on Thursday 25th May. Our school competed with 10 other schools on the day.

Excursion to the Royal Botanic Gardens

On Tuesday the 14th of March 2017, the 5/6’s went to the Royal Botanic Gardens.

We caught the train from Fawkner Station to Flinders Street and then walked along St. Kilda Road. When we got to the gardens, we also saw The Shrine of Remembrance.

National Ride2School Day is Friday March 17

On Friday 17 March 2017  Fawkner Primary be celebrating National Ride2School Day, where over 350,000 Australian students, just like yours, will ride, walk, scoot or skate to school.

In the 1970s, eight out of ten students rode or walked to school. That number has dropped to just two out of ten.

Parents, relive the past. National Ride2School Day is the perfect opportunity for us all to ditch the car and embrace a happier and healthier start to the day by riding and walking to school.

The purpose of National Ride2School Day is to show that riding to school is an easy and fun activity. Of course remember your child needs to wear a helmet, bring a bike lock and is accompanied by an adult or guardian if they are a junior school member riding to school. Make sure you follow the road rules and be alert at driveways. We also recommend helmets for those on scooters or skateboards.

If you live far away, consider riding part of the way to school. Perhaps from a friend’s place?

Come on everybody. Let’s add to the increasing number of bikes and scooters ridden to school. You may even see some teachers joining in the fun.

A healthy, yummy prize will be awarded to the class with the highest percentage of riders and walkers on this day.

3/4 PERCUSSION WORKSHOP

Students from grade 3/4A and 3/4G had the opportunity to be involved in percussion workshops using djembe drums. The students learnt to play rhythms from different countries.