25 June 2012

Term 2 Ends - 2012

This is the final week of Term 2.  The children are officially 1/2 way through their school year.

The kids had "crazy hair day" at school.  Neo and Zoe got into it.

Copa School's P&C held a mini fete (fair) at the surf club.  It was from 11 - 2pm on Sunday.  Clara volunteered to do face painting, and earned credit through her high school.  Nice!  Tristan won chocolate prizes in a coin toss game at the fete.  Zoe helped me make and hand out popcorn.  Neo went in the bouncy castle 3 times, played the coin toss game, and played with friends.

Saturday was the 5 Lands Walk (MacMasters Beach to Copacabana to Avoca to North Avoca to Terrigal).  Copa school again participated by making art for the event.  Tristan made Icarus.  Zoe made Medusa.  Neo made a gold face.

On Monday 25 June,  I had the honor of driving Tristan and a delightful and accomplished year 6 student (Emma), to the 2012 Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition.  Tristan and Emma were chosen to represent Copacabana School because of their speaking ability.  The competition comprised of 2 parts: a 3 minute prepared speech, followed by a 1 minute impromptu speech the students had to present 5 minutes after hearing the topic.  There were 6 schools represented.  One winner was selected to go to the next level of competition. Tristan did very well and he looked great :)
We received the school reports from each of our children.  All are doing quite well in school.  We are very proud of their accomplishments.

13 June 2012

Start of Winter 2012

June 1 is the beginning of winter.  We have been enjoying our fireplace as the nights get cold.  The days have been quite stormy - lots of rain - 5 year record set for amount of rainfall in Sydney over 24 hour period.  It's been raining for days.  But not today :)

We saw our first migratory whales from the balcony of our home.  We have moved the 2nd table into position to be close to the fire and be able to view the ocean.  I spend a lot of time here.

The children continue to be active.  Tristan represented Copacabana Public School at the Brisbane Water zone Cross Country.  He enjoyed the day and ran well.

Zoe is playing soccer.  The fields are quite muddy, as you can see.  Zoe is really enjoying soccer.  They are playing better week by week - both as a team and individually.

We were able to see Clara's stitches for the first time - eleven in total.
 Top pic: with stitches.  Bottom pic: without stitches.
Yes, her cast is PURPLE!  It sure looks blue in the picture.
She has returned to school (happily) and her friends used white out to write on her cast.  She is finding it tiring to be in school all day.  I drive her to and from school each day.  Eventually she'll take the bus again - but not yet.