Crookwell Public School starts 2017 with a bang | PHOTOS

COMFORTABLE: Jess Langford, Kayla Merryfull, Mikayla Smith, Tilly Plumb and Courtney Merryfull settle in at the Peer Support ‘Sleepover’.

COMFORTABLE: Jess Langford, Kayla Merryfull, Mikayla Smith, Tilly Plumb and Courtney Merryfull settle in at the Peer Support ‘Sleepover’.

UNITED STAFF: The committed and enthusiastic staff of Crookwell Public School are looking forward to providing the best education for the students.

UNITED STAFF: The committed and enthusiastic staff of Crookwell Public School are looking forward to providing the best education for the students.

Recently, students in Year 6 were trained as Peer Support leaders under the guidance of 10 student peer leaders from Crookwell High School.

The Peer Support training for Year 6 students continued throughout Friday night with a ‘sleepover’ in the school hall.

GROWING READERS: Sophie Watson and Cameron Morton of 3/4H.

GROWING READERS: Sophie Watson and Cameron Morton of 3/4H.

Students participated in a variety of Peer Support games before a barbecue dinner.

After more activities, Year 6 arranged their sleeping bags and swags in the hall and bedded down to watch a movie.

LEADERS: The prefects of 2017: Hannah Shipton, Chanel Allwright, Sean Ward and Mason Kearney, with Mr Atfield.

LEADERS: The prefects of 2017: Hannah Shipton, Chanel Allwright, Sean Ward and Mason Kearney, with Mr Atfield.

The next morning Year 6 enjoyed a cooked breakfast while waiting to be collected by their parents.

Year 6 spoke enthusiastically about this great experience and are now ready to implement the Peer Support program at Crookwell Public School.

KINDERGARTEN: Chloe Price and Phoenix Davis are enjoying big school.

KINDERGARTEN: Chloe Price and Phoenix Davis are enjoying big school.

MAKING A SPLASH: Dustin Carr and the rest of Years 2 and 3 are developing their safe swimming skills during swimming scheme lessons this term. The scheme consisted of two intensive weeks of lessons that focused on water safety in a variety of locations including the beach, rivers, dams and public and private pools.

MAKING A SPLASH: Dustin Carr and the rest of Years 2 and 3 are developing their safe swimming skills during swimming scheme lessons this term. The scheme consisted of two intensive weeks of lessons that focused on water safety in a variety of locations including the beach, rivers, dams and public and private pools.

RECOGNISED: During Australia Day celebrations it was announced that Crookwell Public School’s 150th Anniversary event, held in October 2015, attained Crookwell’s Community Event of the Year. Crookwell Public School is thrilled to receive this award and be recognised for their efforts in organising an event that catered for a wide range of community members, past and present. The 150th Anniversary committee members, Desley Rowley, Jade Bell, Michael Whittington, Kristy Grove and Billie Willis (above), would like to thank the community for their nomination and support of our event.

RECOGNISED: During Australia Day celebrations it was announced that Crookwell Public School’s 150th Anniversary event, held in October 2015, attained Crookwell’s Community Event of the Year. Crookwell Public School is thrilled to receive this award and be recognised for their efforts in organising an event that catered for a wide range of community members, past and present. The 150th Anniversary committee members, Desley Rowley, Jade Bell, Michael Whittington, Kristy Grove and Billie Willis (above), would like to thank the community for their nomination and support of our event.

COLOURFUL: Year 5 are currently examining light and colour in their science classes this term. Students enjoyed hands on experiments including mixing colours from skittles.Brianna Roberts and Kimberly Allport are pleased with their experiment.

COLOURFUL: Year 5 are currently examining light and colour in their science classes this term. Students enjoyed hands on experiments including mixing colours from skittles.Brianna Roberts and Kimberly Allport are pleased with their experiment.