What’s been happening at Turner School
Emily Gregory - 2017 New Educator of the Year
Posted on 13 Nov 2017
National Reconciliation Week Assembly
Posted on 10 Jul 2017At Turner we have grown our our knowledge and understandings of what reconciliation means, of those two important anniversaries of 50 years since the 1967 referendum and 25 years since the Mabo decision. Together as a school, using the special assembly in our Indigenous garden, we have taken a strong next step to committing to working together. Our guest speaker, Gary Shipp, Indigenous representative on the ACT Heritage Council, made the link for the children in the assembly between our school’s SCARFF values and the ideals of reconciliation, applauding our children for already knowing and understanding the important ways of being we as Australians need to show every day in our interactions with each other.
Turner School Cross Country Carnival – May 2017
Posted on 10 Jul 2017On Friday the 12 May 2017 we held the annual Turner School Cross Country Carnival. The day was a fabulous success as everyone from kindergarten to year six participated in a race. We were particularly impressed with the SCARFF values that all students showed when cheering for competitors as they crossed the finish line.
National Simultaneous Story Time - 24 May 2017
Posted on 10 Jul 2017
Five years ago our school started our now regular occurrence of whole school read alouds with the 2012 National Simultaneous Storytime reading and acting of the story “Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley”. Our very clever and dramatic staff team read and acted out this year’s Simultaneous Story book, “The Cow Tripped Over the Moon”. It was a hilarious time and a great story for all ages with the important message of persistence. We work very hard at Turner to ensure all children develop a love for reading and our read alouds are just one of our special ways to do this.
5/6 Camp - March 2017
Posted on 10 Jul 2017
This year 5/6 staff and students went to Camp Cooba. Cooba provided a terrific environment in which to bond as a cohort, collaborate to solve problems and push ourselves to attempt activities that at first appeared impossible or overwhelming. All students developed their leadership skills.