21 December 2023
We’ve made it! The last day of a busy, exciting, challenging and rewarding 2023 school year.
This week has been all about our Year 6 Leavers, an outstanding group of students who are heading off to new journeys through high school and beyond.
Our week started with the Year 6 “Big Day Out” during which the students enjoyed a buffet breakfast at the Old Woolstore Hotel (apparently some students fasted on Sunday in preparation for this!) followed by activities at Youth Arc and then Laser Tag at Zone 3.
Our final “big” event for our Years 6 was the Leavers Assembly, celebrated yesterday with many family members and friends in attendance. Below is an excerpt from the Principal’s Speech at the Leavers Assembly, followed by a list of the Award recipients.
‘This week marks the end of your primary school education. Congratulations – you made it! Whether you spent the last 8 years here or elsewhere, you have made it through 1600 morning roll calls, 3200 line-ups and 12 800 school bells.
Congratulations – because you are still standing… and you are about to start one of the most exciting times of your life. Exciting because over the next 6 or more years you get to choose more and more of how your life’s going to turn out. You’ll choose more and more of what subjects you’ll study, what sports you’ll pursue, what kind of friends you’ll have. You’ll choose what kind of person you want to be.
And how do you make the most of those choices? Here are some tips…
Choose to work hard. Whatever way you put those 2 words together, work hard, or hard work, the message is the same – nothing of value will come without it.
Choose to not give up easily. Resilience will get you everywhere. People with great resilience perceive setbacks as a learning opportunities, they try something multiple times without giving up and they commit to a challenge and see it through. Think of Bethany Hamilton, Vincent van Gogh and Walt Disney.
Choose to listen. You have 2 ears and one mouth for a reason – use your ears twice as much as your mouth. You’ll be surprised at how much you learn.
And above all, choose to be kind. Kindness cost nothing – it’s what people remember. Winston Churchill said “You can make a living from what you get, but you’ll make a life from what you give.
Take a moment now to reflect on how you have grown during your primary school years, both academically and personally, and have developed skills and friendships that will last a lifetime. Your teachers have played a pivotal role in shaping you into the individuals you are today and we thank them for their unwavering dedication and guidance.
You also owe a debt of gratitude to your parents and families who have supported you throughout your primary school journey. They have cheered you on, helped you with your homework, nagged you to help around the house and encouraged you to pursue your passions. The love and support of your families are the foundation of who you are today.
As you prepare to embark on the next phase of your education, remember the valuable lessons you have learned in primary school. You have learned to work hard, persevere through challenges and collaborate with your peers. These skills will serve as a strong foundation for your future endeavours. Now, as you eagerly look ahead to the opportunities that await you in high school and beyond, do cherish the memories you have made in primary school. Embrace the future with confidence, resilience and a sense of curiosity. Be proud of your uniqueness. I have no doubt that each and every one of you has the potential to achieve great things. It has been an honour and a privilege for us all to watch your progress.’
The award recipients at the 2023 Leavers Assembly were:
Achievement in Literacy Award – Clover
Achievement in Numeracy Award – Tytan
Achievement in Science Award – Roman
Digital Technologies Award – Maisie
Achievement in Music Award – Ziggy, Madisson and Madeline
Sports Leadership Award – Anastasia
SPSSA Sports Participation Award – Angus
Achievement in a Language other than English (Indonesian) Award – Veronica
Consistent Effort Award – Scarlett
Community Spirit Award - Clover
Student Support Award - Hazel
Campbell Street Values Award (Growth) - Sophie
Campbell Street Values Award (Courage) - Blake
Campbell Street Values Award (Respect) - Ewan
Campbell Street Values Award (Empathy) - Eli
Minister for Education’s Respectful Student Award – Miguel
Sir Henry Jones Scholarship – Jaye
Taroona High School Bursaries – Scarlett & Roman
Hobart City High School Positive Role Model Award – Rory
Principal’s Award – Nina
As the year draws to a close, we look back with gratitude at everything we have achieved this year. Gratitude for the many parents and carers who have supported our school community in numerous ways throughout the year, gratitude for our staff who go above and beyond every day, to provide exceptional educational opportunities in a caring environment, and gratitude to our wonderful students who are the reason behind all that we do. It’s time for us all to rest, recharge and be ready for new adventures in 2024. I wish everyone in our school community a safe and happy holiday – see you all in February!
The ever-growing and always improving Campbell Street Primary School Chess team successfully competed in their second tournament of the year at Sacred Heart College on Wednesday 6th December.
Nine students from Grades 1, 2, 4, and 6 played a total of seven back-to-back chess games against other local primary schools throughout the day. There was some serious rivalry and some very close games that went down to the final seconds on the clock! The students involved were nothing but amazing in their undertakings and should be very proud of their efforts. The positive attitude all students displayed, no matter what the outcome of the match was commendable.
A huge congratulations to Dom, Aaron, Flynn, Travis, Ethan, Archer, Oliver, Oscar and Harrison on your superb effort and determination!
The tournament was organised by Black Square Chess. Contact James at https://blacksquarechess.com to find out more about chess offerings in 2024.
Celebration Assembly Certificates
Wednesday 13th December
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School Health Nurse
Campbell Street Summer Vacation Care Program
Don’t forget to book in for the Summer Vacation Care program!
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