Amanda Geurts and librarian Mrs Sue Dan with some of the books donated by the Geurts family the to Tin Can Bay school library
In July, Tin Can Bay Prep to Year 10 students enjoyed a visit from Callum and Sheree of Brainstorm Productions who presented the live theatre show ‘Buddies’ to Prep to Year 6 and ‘Cyberia’ to Years 7 to 10.
Prep to Year 6 students met the characters ‘Lucy’ and ‘Zac’ who broke the Ring of Friendship because they made unsafe choices with others and on the internet and were not honest about their choices with friends.
They then worked together to rebuild the Ring of Friendship by facing their real-life friendship challenges, reporting unsafe behaviours and saying ‘No’ to bullying.
Year 7 to 10 students met ‘Ruby’ and her brother ‘Tim’ who addressed issues around mental health, cyberbullying, impulse control and the responsible use of technology.
Real-life student experiences were woven together to create a story that encourages students to question how they treat themselves and others both online and offline.
We have also been learning about these topics and challenges in our Social and Emotional (SEL) lessons, so the performances were an engaging opportunity to build on these discussions. It was wonderful to see students totally engaged for the whole of each performance, with conversations about the scenarios continuing throughout the term.
Sharing the Love of Reading
Mrs Sue Dan, our much loved librarian at Tin Can Bay P-10 State School, was over the moon with the recent donation of over 20 books from the Geurts family to be added to the school library collection!
Mrs Leah Geurts said, “There is just something magical about opening a book – the feel of it in your hands, the excitement of turning the pages, even the smell of the paper…
“With books, anything is possible and it is a great way to explore other ideas and new worlds.
“My value of the written word has been passed on to Anjelica and Amanda as they also treasure books and take pride in looking after them.
“Over the holidays, the girls wanted to donate a bunch of books to the Tin Can Bay school library so other children could enjoy them endlessly.”
A massive thank you to the Geurts family for your generous donation. Your books will bring much joy to many students and their families!