Lansdowne Valley news, February 28

Lansdowne School news

Congratulations to Molly Stuart and Connor Potts on being elected 2018 Lansdowne School prime minister and deputy prime minister. Molly and Connor will be excellent leaders of their school parliament.

The Lansdowne school swimming relay team has had an excellent result, coming second in the zone competition. The boys will be swimming again at the regional carnival in Maitland on Tuesday, March 6. It has been a very long time since the Lansdowne School have had anyone make it to a regional swimming carnival.

The Lansdowne school will hold their cross-country event on Friday, March 16. The event will commence at 9.15am. This is also the National Day Against Bullying, and for this the school will be having a big day to combine these two events, as well as harmony day.

The cross country will run from 9.15-11.15am, followed by a family lunch from 11.15 -12. After lunch there will be anti-bullying and harmony day art and craft activities until 1.30pm, with afternoon tea at 2pm. Parents and community members are welcome to join the school for the day.

Lansdowne School awards were handed out at the recent assembly to celebrate the special achievements of students.

In class K12, the student of the week was Dakota Witchard for an excellent home reading record. Class awards were presented to Rhys Currie for displaying enthusiasm in learning tasks, and Jack Barrass for completing tasks with care and pride. The fast maths award went to Luke Williams for moving up three levels, and the artist award went to Olivia Steed for her wonderful “Salt Art”.

in class 2/3/4 the student of the week was Tahlia Gontier for striving to do her best. Kelsey James got a class award for using expressions in reading and writing, and the fast maths award went to Beau Williams for working on division.

Alana Goodwin was the student of the week in class 5/6, for doing all she could for a friend in need of cheering up. Class awards went to Callan Wright for keeping his literacy work neat and tidy and Terrance Barrass for his effort in story writing. The fast maths award went to Molly Stuart for working well during number sense.

The Lansdowne School P&C will be holding a cake stall and raffle at Bunnings in Taree on Saturday, March 3. The “trolls” will be appearing from 11am and through the day. There will also be face painting, a jumping castle and lots of other fun activities. Please come along and support the hard-working P&C, and the children can have a fun time.

Community hall markets

Several stall holders have already booked their stall sites for the next Lansdowne community hall market day on March 31. 

There will be an Easter egg hunt for the children and lots of great stalls selling everything from plants, home baked goodies, craft, pre-loved items and lots more.

Heath Watts will be there to entertain everyone with his great singing and music, and morning tea and a barbecue will be available through the morning.

Stall sites in the hall and the surrounding area outside the hall are still available and are only $10 per site. The markets are held whenever there is a fifth Saturday of the month to raise funds to maintain the hall.

Phone Margaret on 65567146 if you would like to book a site.

Fishing club

The next Lansdowne fishing club outing will be held on the weekend of March 3-4. The weigh in will run from 2-4pm on Sunday.

The fishing club pairs bowls has been re-scheduled to Saturday, April 14.

Bowling and recreation club

There is a list on the board at the Lansdowne bowling and recreation club if you wish to have a game. You do not have to be a bowler to enter.

The club’s next $50 seafood tray is on Saturday, March 10, and the Easter raffles will be held on Thursday, March 29, with 30 seafood trays, 17 Meat trays and 16 Chicken trays. The draw starts at 6.30pm.