Sunny smiles for TV weatherman at school

IT’S not everyday that a TV station crew turns up at your school and joins in games and activities but such was the scene at St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School in Auburn last week, with some students arriving at 5am so as not to miss any of the fun.

School Principal Gabi Tobin said she was contacted by Channel Nine out of the blue to see whether Tim Davies’ morning weather segments could be broadcast from the school.
“It was the first time we’ve had TV cameras at the school and I’m sure it will be a day the students remember forever,” she said.
“We decorated the school in over 30 flags to represent the nationalities we have at the school despite only having 106 students who were waving banners which said ‘good morning’ in various languages.”
After enjoying a free breakfast of bacon and egg rolls, pancakes and coffee with the TV crew, the students shared some of their recess and lunch break activities including chess, brain games, passive play and handball which saw weatherman Tim join in.
“The students then performed a body percussion routine and invited Tim to our early bird reading program where they tried to stump him on facts about the weather,” Principal Tobin said.
“Tim then joined the whole school, students, staff and parents, in a dance of heel-to-toe polka in preparation for our upcoming bush dance with our parish cousins, St Peter Chanel and St Joseph Berala Catholic Primary Schools.
“It was a wonderful way to celebrate our school.”