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Aria Primary School News

The one event that brings the whole community together is Pet Day. We were lucky with the weather again this year. Pet Day is one of those days that cause stress levels to rise, and lots of conversations are overheard discussing the “love-hate” relationship we all have with our annual Pet Day. We would never ever see it ended and we will forever be trying to improve upon it! Calves were omitted from being present at school for our Pet day due to M.Bovis. However children were able to have a calf that was judged at the home address. The Trolley Derby, first introduced in 2015 was a “Big Hit” again this year, with a number trolleys entered. The creations and driving skills (or lack of) again provided great entertainment for our large crowd. Students unable to rear pets have another focus for their energy leading up to Pet Day and it’s a great way to get the dads involved. Congratulations to all students for their amazing effort with their indoor creations as well as for their months of hard work put into rearing their animals. Judges for this year’s events: Animal Judges Audrey and Bruce Bevege, Anita & Robyn Kendrick Indoor Judges Peter and Diane Holbrook, Kath Tucker & Sharon Todd, Rosalie Voyce & Rachael Laver. Thank-you most sincerely to everyone who had input into the success of this year’s Pet Day.

Room Two Teacher Appointed
A very warm welcome to Mrs Ana Wiseman who will be joining our teaching staff in 2020. Ana will be teaching the Room 2 class and we are very fortunate to have her joining our team. Ana is a very experienced teacher with a wide variety of strengths and we all look forward to working with her at Aria School.

“Rock Bottom” – Aria School’s annual production was well received by packed audiences. Congratulations to all the students and thank-you to our wider community who always support and enjoy our performances. A special thank-you to Creative Communities for their generous funding and to Piopio College for the generous loan of lots of equipment.
Pam Voyce - Principal