Junior School Council
Our Junior School Council is made up from an elected student representative from Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. In 2017, our JSC rockstars are Liam, Ella and Archer.
JSC Lunchtime Fun
Each week, JSC meets and plans lunchtime activities for kids in both classes. JSC Lunchtime Fun runs on each Tuesday for the Junior Classroom, and Thursday for the Senior Classroom. It is everyone’s choice to come along, and we love leading indoor and outdoor activities that are fun to join in! Some examples of JSC Lunchtime Fun are sports clinics and games, like footy, soccer, cricket, basketball and downball, and indoor activities (particularly on a wet day!) like technology time, art and craft and a DVD.
In 2017, the Junior School Council announced a new and ongoing student fundraising drive—Project Echidna. What can you get for 5 cents these days? Zero! Zilch! Zippo! Never fear—the JSC is here! Bungaree Primary School Junior School Council can help lighten your load … bring in your 5 cent coins and raise money for a very worthwhile cause. Can the Junior Classroom raise more than the Senior Classroom? Or will it be the other way around? Who knows? But let’s see how much we can raise out of some small change.
Little Actions, Big Results
Term 2, 2017
In Term 2, all money raised through Project Echidna and Crazy Hair Day was donated to the Ballarat Health Services Children’s Ward.
The Paediatric and Adolescent Unit at Ballarat Health Services is a 20-bed unit which offers specialist care for children and adolescents up to 18 years of age. The staff are committed to family centred, individualised care which empowers and encourages the involvement of family members in their child's treatment and care. Paediatric and Adolescent services at Ballarat Health Services are extensive with most medical and many surgical conditions expertly managed locally. With up to 800 presentations of children per month to the Emergency Department, the unit admits approximately 200 children and adolescents per month. Extensive community care services complement their inpatient care on discharge. The unit is staffed 24 hours a day by a highly dedicated team of paediatric nurses, consultant paediatricians and hospital medical officers, paediatric allied health staff including a social worker, dietician, speech pathologist, physiotherapist and members of the Infant and Child services as well as Adolescent Mental Health services and members of the Perinatal Emotional Help Program.
Term 3, 2017
In Term 3, all money raised through Project Echidna, Onesie/PJ Day and Footy Colours Day will be donated to “Don’t Palm Us Off.” An environmental initiative of the Melbourne Zoo. This is one way that we can act for wildlife.
Some facts about “Don’t Palm Us Off”:
- Since 2009, Zoos Victoria’s Don’t Palm Us Off campaign has advocated for palm oil labelling in Australia, with the aim to weaken Australia’s link to the palm oil crisis and the loss of orang-utans.
- Palm oil is found in up to 50% of all packaged supermarket products yet it remains mostly hidden.
- You have the right to know what is in your food for the sake of your health and the environment.
- Without clear labels you don’t know if you're contributing to the deaths of over 1,000 orang-utans a year as their habitat is destroyed through unsustainable palm oil production.
- Recent polling (March 2017) showed that 90% of Australians and 92% of New Zealand consumers support palm oil labelling (Galaxy, 2017).