Stanley Primary School News

Thanks to all community members who supported our “Stanley Strummers” performance on Sunday, and to the parents who brought their children along.

It is delightful to watch the children grow in confidence when performing in public, and we hope to expand their learning with some additional instrumental lessons this year. Our school council will be discussing this opportunity at our next meeting.




School Council AGM

The AGM for the School Council is on March the 21st, at 7pm, at the school, followed by our usual monthly meeting. The “Annual Report to the Community” will be available from the Post Office in April.

Raffle Results

Our Christmas raffle raised $342.00 and we would like to thank all who supported this cause.

“Mike’s Bazaar” in Beechworth was extremely generous with his donation of the cane basket.  We have put this money towards our Pre-Prep program for this year……

School Enrolments

We have seven students at school this year, with two more to arrive next term.  Two of our students are 4th generation from their families to attend Stanley Primary school!  Everyone has settled into learning and doing their best.

A new roof and other works

We are having work completed on our roof during first term holidays.  The Bushfire Risk Assessment Authority and the Hume region are working together towards this end. We trust this means a new roof!

Meanwhile, the skylights in the front classroom have let go, dangerously so, and we are having temporary repairs completed so they are deemed safe.

There is also a new septic tank project (BER) and a landscape plan being developed this year.

Part of the Landscape plan is preparing new vegetable beds.  Our heartfelt thanks goes to Graeme Niklaus for his donation of timber for the frames. A generous man indeed.

 “The Importance of Bees”

Genevieve Love and Emma Black are working on publishing brochures about bees.

The CSIRO experts will be completing the final edit, and then the girls will print off their work. Copies will be available at the Post Office. We hope you will take one and read it and take their advice!

Junior Councillor Program

Genevieve Love addressed the shire meeting, held recently, to inform them of her time and duties as a Junior Shire Councillor, in 2011.  Genevieve spoke very well, and is to be congratulated for her work last year.  Genevieve was so good at it she has been persuaded to go back for a second year.

Working Bee

24th March- we are having a working bee at the school followed by a pizza lunch.

All are welcome for either event! Our school gardens need some renovating, and there is always mowing and whipper snipping to do. You may learn a bit more about pizza cooking too….please contact the school if you are able to turn up- so we can cater for you……

More details to be posted on all the noticeboards!

Gayle Cameron, Principal

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