Last week one of our Year 6 students, Abbey, competed in the Eightball Federation State Junior Championships in Cannington. After the initial trials, Abbey made her way through the finals to finish second overall. She was watched on by 2 World Champion eightball players and even had the final game broadcast on live TV! Congratulations Abbey.
This year’s Book Week theme was Reading Everywhere and we had a focus on the book My Two Blankets, a story revolving around cultural diversity and the life of a young migrant. Students at Hocking were asked to redesign the book cover to convey their own impressions from the story. We had some fantastic entries nominated by class teachers and today we presented a number of our students with awards. Thanks to everyone that put time and thoughts into the event – it’s been brilliant to see the different aspects of the story picked up by the students.
On Thursday the 10th of August, 7 Year 6 students were invited to represent Hocking at Parliament House by Ms Sabine Winton MLA to learn about the building and the three levels of government. Ms Winton is the local member for the electorate of Wanneroo (and she also taught Denzel and Bradley!) We arrived at Parliament House at 11 AM in enough time to take a few photos before we met Ms Winton on the steps of Parliament House (although we didn’t quite get the timing right on her attempted photobomb). Ms Winton took us on a tour of Parliament House including time to wander
Today over 100 students from Years 5 and 6 went to Kingsway Sporting Complex to compete against other schools in the Wanneroo Education Network. Sports on offer for the winter carnival included football, netball, soccer and modcrosse. Once again our students were complemented for their high level of sportsmanship and fair play, along with coming back to school with several trophies for winning the sports as well. Great job everyone!
For the past week the school library was transformed into a hive of purchasing activity by parent volunteers running the Scholastic Book Fair for 2017. Students and parents came along to purchase new reading books or materials, with a percentage of all sales benefiting the school through the P&C. Thanks very much to all the helpers both during the day and after school.