Small Schools’ Day

Dare To Dream – Down The Track

Jugiong Small School’s Writers Days

This exciting event has been generously sponsored by the Regional Country Arts Grant Program and the Harden Country Life Education Foundation.

The Writers Days run in conjunction with the Jugiong Writers Festival with 250 students from 10 small schools in the Jugiong area, participating in the two-day event.

It will offer students from Jugiong, Binalong, Wombat, Stockinbingal, Bongongo, Brungle and Wallendbeen plus Harden Murrumburrah PS and Trinity Murrumburrah the opportunity to work first hand with a variety of presenters and with peers from other schools in exploring literacy to further enhance their writing skills.

Thursday March 7th, 2019 – Harden Schools Writers Day

Numbers of students: 120 (Years 3-6)

Schools involved:
Harden Murrumburrah PS and Trinity Murrumburrah

Venue: Harden Murrumburrah PS

Time: 9:30am to 3:00pm

Theme: ‘Dare to Dream – Down the Track’ focus on writing for the future

Proposed Sessions:

  • Jane Carroll – Author / writing
  • Anne Glover – Poetry
  • Penny Lucas -Text features
  • Brian Allen – Cartooning
  • Freda Marnie – Wellness diary writing

Friday March 8th, 2019 – Jugiong Small Schools Day

Numbers of students: 130 (Kindergarten to Year 6)

Schools involved:
Jugiong, Binalong, Wombat, Stockinbingal, Bongongo, Brungle and Wallendbeen
Venue: Jugiong Public School

Time: 9:15am to 3:00pm

Theme: ‘Dare to Dream Down the Track’ focus on how stories were told in the past

Proposed sessions:

  • Jane Carrol – Author / writing
  • Brian Allen – Bush poetry / Cartooning
  • Jenny Beath – Wiradjuri story teller
  • Alison Guy – Art teacher / helpers- ‘Putting myself in the picture’ collage
  • Freda Marnie – Wellness Diary writing
  • Tracey Rainie & Sally Keatinge – ‘In my footsteps’ – focus writing character descriptions of people who may have walked in these shoes (collection of old shoes)