On Monday, July 29, the children of Colbinabbin Primary participated in a cultural presentation and smoking ceremony. Koori Educators from the Department of Education, Uncle Rick Ronnan and Uncle Howard Armstrong conducted a smoking ceremony to cleanse the school, students and staff. Uncle Rick explained the significance of the leaves used in the ceremony. He also acknowledged the traditional owners of the land upon which our school sits, the Taungurung Nations. We then moved inside where Uncle Rick showed the children many incredible artefacts and explained their use and significance. Uncle Howard (a chef by trade) made us some amazing lemon myrtle scones, which were very much enjoyed by all. One of our student leaders, Teesha Crossland, thanked Uncle Rick and Uncle Howard for sharing their culture with us and explained that we all felt very privileged to hear the stories.
On the last day of term 2 a number of children were recognised for their wonderful work, and received a Colbo Star award for their efforts.
The Colbo PS Grade 3/4/5/6 European Travel Expo.
What a wonderful adventure this was. The children confidently showcased their work completed in Humanities and English on their chosen European country. This included a well-designed poster and an advertisement that used a slogan and other persuasive techniques. Congratulations to all and especially Miss Glenn, who keeps our learning program vibrant.
SOFT PLASTIC RECYCLING
On the last day of Term 2, Vivid visited our school to bale up the soft plastics we collected. Our four bins were full and this generated one bale. The children helped to sort the waste and we are pleased to report we had very little contamination. Please keep supporting this program by dropping in your soft plastic to the dedicated bins (those with the orange lid) at the front of the school and encouraging your neighbours to do the same.