Paynesville Primary School
“ I thought this island was a designated place for FREE RANGE SENIORS ? “
School completed their school day on Wednesday 22nd of
February only to jump onto their bikes at 4pm and head to
Raymond Island for an overnight stay at the Community Hall.
Because there are a number of new students and families to
the school, in the grade three and four area in particular, the
teachers in these grades felt an overnight camp and family
barbeque would support a positive transition for new families
in to school.
The event was a real success.
Spirits were high as five teachers and six parents boarded the
Raymond Island Ferry. Ian, Stuart and Marcus were there to
welcome the young travellers and direct them on to lane 1.
The students set up camp before heading out for a stroll along
the boardwalk. Parents, older brothers and sisters and
grandparents joined the students for a barbeque tea. Before
heading to bed the students headed out on a night walk around
the streets and bush of Raymond Island.
On the floor of the Raymond Island Hall were sixty students
lined up in four neat rows. By 10.30pm the sound of sixty
students in various tones of slumber was enough to put the
most wide awake koala to sleep.
At 7.30am the next morning the grade 3 and 4 students had a
quick Raymond Island quiz before having breakfast, making
their lunch and jumping back on their bikes and heading down
Centre Rd to the old school site.
The students had their lunch at the old school site and learned
about the history of the island. They then biked back to the
Ferry, across to Paynesville and back to school in time to be
picked up by their parents at the end of the day.S
For a comment by the RICA hall management
We loved having you and hope to see you again soon
Event Liaison PBTA
0420 801 789