Schools celebrate Education Week
Schools across the Peninsula celebrated NSW Education Week from August 5 to 9.
Schools were encouraged to celebrate the week in ways meaningful to their communities and this year each of the Peninsula's five public primary schools held their own open day events to mark the occasion.
Ettalong Public School held its open day on August 6.
The day started with a cupcake sale and morning tea followed by an open classrooms tour.
After a barbecue lunch, students and guests were invited to the library for a book fair, before the day culminated in the opening of Upcycled Downunder Art Show and silent auction.
Umina Beach Public School held its open day on August 7.
The festivities started with an open classrooms experience which was followed by a picnic lunch and a cake stall fundraiser for the charity Stewart House.
After lunch, parents and carers were invited to watch the school's athletics carnival 100m dash finals at Umina Oval or to tour the book fair at the school library.
At Woy Woy South Public School, parents and carers were invited into the school on August 8 for an open classroom experience and to enjoy student-guided tours of the school.
Woy Woy Public School also held an open classrooms event on August 8, with parents and carers invited to tour the school and enjoy a barbecue lunch.
Pretty Beach Public School held its open day on August 8 also.
Their day started with a family picnic which was followed by a commemorative assembly that reflected on the school's achievements and celebrated in the past year.
This was followed by an open classrooms experience.
Brisbane Water Secondary College got into the spirit of Education Week with the Woy Woy campus a HSC Showcase evening on August 6 and the Umina campus holding an open afternoon on August 7.
The afternoon showed the multiple programs and opportunities offered to students and included hands on activities, displays and games and student performances from the creative and performing arts units.
The event ended with a sausage sizzle dinner and a lucky door prize featuring book packs and school uniform items.
The HSC Showcase at the Woy Woy campus included performances from the College's HSC music and drama students, displays from visual arts, photography, industrial technology and society and culture students.
Hospitality students showed their skills when they catered for the evening.
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Lynn Balfour, Ettalong Public School
Lyn Davis, Umina Beach Public School
Matt Barr, Woy Woy South Public School
Ona Buckley, Woy Woy Public School
Karen Wardlaw, Pretty Beach Public School
Paul Gilmore, Brisbane Water Secondary College