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    Inaugural Year 6 Butler / Quinns Beach AFL Shield 2019                                                  

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Inaugural Year 6 Butler / Quinns Beach AFL Shield

On Friday, 7 June the Footy Gods were looking down on the Butler Primary School AFL team as they gifted us a rare break in the wet and windy weather to allow us to walk to Quinns Beach Primary school to participate in the inaugural Butler/ Quinns Beach AFL shield. Both teams came to play which was shown in a strong commitment by all to win the ball. It was a deadlock with one goal apiece at halftime.

Some positional changes were required with Haylen Pokere thrown into the ruck, Trevon Tiakia at full forward, plus Chayse Berryman and Jayden Stone on the wings. This had an immediate impact with Butler winning the clearances and pumping the ball forward with greater ease than Quinns Beach. We then built some unassailable scoreboard pressure with nippy forwards Chloe Utan and Ashleigh Whiteman chiming in with goals. Midfield stars Isaiah Bropho, Isaiah Clarke, and Laith DeFraine must be acknowledged for their dominate performances. The final score was Butler- 6.5 def Quinns Beach- 1.4.

A big thankyou to Mr Ben Sweet from Quinns Beach to help facilitate the event and Daneka Utan for assisting with the walk and supervision of students to Quinns Beach. Students from both schools played with great spirit and sportsmanship. Bring on the first defence of the shield!  

Keith Milner
Physical Education Specialist

New Lego 

The members of the Year 3 Lego/Science Club were very excited towards the end of Term 2 to receive some new Lego! The new Lego adds to the kits the students use for challenges and for building onto our Edison programmable robots. The new Lego kits will enable the students to use their imagination, creativity and problem solving skills in new and exciting ways. The Lego was purchased with money that was donated to the school by Woolworths when the Butler Primary School Choir sang at the opening of their new Butler store in 2017.

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The new Lego additions
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Unpacking the kits
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From Butler Primary School, with love:  Fundraising for drought affected Tullamore

A huge thank you to our generous families and friends for supporting our efforts during 2018 to help the drought affected area of Tullamore in NSW. We raised over $2000 and this money will be transferred to Tullamore Central School to support the school to access relevant incursions and excursions and student personal items that families cannot afford due to their income being compromised by the drought.

Tullamore Central School continuously looks for innovative solutions to address the needs of isolated students and we are hopeful that our sister school partnership will open up exciting opportunities for us all.

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Butler Primary School Donates Library Books to HEAPS International.

November, 2018

Recently Butler Primary School donated its retired library books to an organisation called Heaps International. This organisation is a charity assisting communities in Papa New Guinea and South East Asia. The books will be shipped by HEAPS to a remote village in PNG to assist its school children.

Please find see attached a letter of thanks to the students of Butler Primary and a map showing the location of the village.

Visit https://heapspng.com/ to find out more about HEAPS International.