I would like to introduce Dino Club to
all parents as a much sought after lunch time program! Dino Club was the idea of
a lovely community member, Ali Calvey, who graciously asked if she could share
her love of all things dinosaur with Grafton Public School. I came on board to
commence this 2 years ago and it has grown in popularity immensely since then.
The children have learned so much about Australian dinosaurs, as well as
Ali has been an integral part of the
digs in Winton, Queensland. These digs inspired the Australian Age of Dinosaurs
museum, magazines and website. Ali has paid for our membership every year, which
we are very grateful for, as this gives us many educational opportunities
through the magazines to learn more about Australian Dinosaurs. Many types of
Dinosaurs, endemic to Australia, have been unearthed there and we are so lucky
to see and experience many of these findings.
Dino Club is not just for year 2
students and is voluntarily attended by the students. We have all classes
involved and, if teachers request, we arrange visits and lessons based on
discovering more about our Australian dinosaurs and palaeontology. At present we
have year 2 students attending. Dino Club is so popular this year that the
coveted membership in Dino Club has had to be determined by drawing names out of
a hat. We will run another year 2 Dino Club in Term 3 as most of our program is
geared towards the year 2 age group.
Thank you to year 6 students who have
had so much fun this term helping me, as Ali has been unable to attend, due to
illness, so we wish her all the best for a speedy recovery! If you would like
more information contact me at the school!
Amanda Sullivan (Year 2 Teacher,
Grafton Public School)