Fathers Day Morning – Friday 1st September

On Friday the 1st of September we will be having our Fathers Day morning. As part of this we will be completing some craft activities this week as gifts for our dads and other special people.
One of these crafts will require a photo of dad or special person. (We will just be using their face) if this could please be brought into school this coming week would be fantastic.
Also I wanted to quickly say thank you to all parents for your support during the transition between Mrs Tomich and Miss Axford. It has all gone very smoothly.
I will have my education email within the next few days and will share it with you all as soon as possible.
Thank you
Ashleigh Axford

Perth Zoo Excursion – Friday 11th August

This Friday the 11th of August, the Pre-primary students are going to Perth Zoo. Could students please be at their classrooms by 8:20am sharp. On this day we will be doing ‘Kiss and Drop’ as we need to have all students toileted, counted and on the bus by 8:40am. It is very important we are on time as some classes will be starting their ‘Bush Party’ learning experience at 9:45. 

On this day children will need:

  • To be wearing their hat when they come in the door (labelled with name)
  • Drink bottle in their hand (labelled with name)
  • Spare change of clothes (all students MUST have a spare change in their bag, even if they do not normally have accidents – as sometimes unforeseen circumstances occur)
  • To bring their normal school bags into the classroom (please ensure this is a zip up bag as we do not want the crows to get into any student lunches at the zoo)
  • Lunch and recess packed in their lunchbox 
  • Walking shoes
  • Please put sunscreen on before school

ALL STUDENTS MUST WEAR PURPLE SCHOOL UNIFORM ON FRIDAY! This makes our school students easy to identify by our staff and parent helpers. 

At this stage the weather is looking clear. However, if this changes please pack a rain jacket.

If you are a parent helper for the day please arrive by 8.10am so we can run through the day. Parent helpers will be responsible for their group including toileting. Please be reassured that the toilets will be checked before students enter the cubicles.

Parents, if you are joining us at the zoo, please respect the parent helpers who are in charge of your child during this time. If you are going to meet us at the zoo with younger siblings –please remember that this is an educational experience for students and we will need the students to remain focussed on this, rather than their younger siblings. During the ‘Bush Party’ experience, parents attending with younger siblings will not be able to participate as there is a separate cost for this which was already included in student’s entry fees and this program is not open to the general public.

If you have any further questions please see your classroom teacher. We look forward to an educational, fun filled day.

Thanks for your continued support,

The Pre-primary team.

Welcome To Term 3

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday and are ready to return to school on Monday 17th of July. We have another exciting term of learning planned and I am looking forward to seeing students abilities and confidence grow further this term.

This term, we will be focussing on Australia and Australian animals through our English program. To support our learning around this topic, we will be going on an excursion to Perth Zoo on Friday the 11th of August. A note regarding this will be sent home on Monday.

Below are a few important notes:

  • In week 2, on Tuesday 25th of July, we will be celebrating our 100th Day of School. Please see the note provided last term of the information on the blog regarding our fun dress up day that will form part of our celebrations.
  • Our school photos will be on Friday 21st of July.
  • A list of topics has been placed on the blog for our weekly Topic Time. A hard copy of this will be sent out on Monday.
  • Please bring in your $5 for Semester Two cooking at your earliest convenience. Students have LOVED participating in our cooking program and we would love to cook some new recipes in Semester Two.
  • Save The Date (Dads)- On Friday the 1st of September, we will be having a special Fathers Day Morning.
  • Our home readers will be sent home on Friday of week one. Each term our books are returned at the end of week 9 and all of the books are checked off and we are given a new trolley of books to borrow from. Thank you for your understanding in recognising that we do have week 10 and week 1 off home reading to allow for this transition of reading books throughout the school.
  • On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, we will be commencing new morning writing books. These morning books are focussing on students reading the word (CVC words to start with) and then writing the word correctly using the dotted thirds lines. Our major focus in these books is developing students letter formations on the dotted thirds lines as this term, their writing books use this same format. Just like last term, students will only need to complete one column of words on each of these days.

Thanks for your continued support,

Dee

School Photos – Friday 21st July

Our class photos will be on Friday the 21st of July at 9:20am. Could students please come dressed in their purple uniform rather than their sports top on this day.

We can’t wait to see all of the beautiful smiling faces on our photo!

100 Days Of School – Dress Up Day on 25th July (Tues)

Next term, we will be celebrating 100 days of school on Tuesday 25th July. This is to celebrate our time learning together at school. On this day, we would like all students to come to school dressed up as their 100 year old self.

Ideas for dressing up as a 100 year old includes:

– talcum powder in their hair to make it grey

– walking stick

– pretend glasses

– hair in a bun

– dressing gown

– old clothes

– broaches

– walking frame

– bow ties for the boys

– beards/moustaches

– pearl necklaces

– curlers in their hair

– wigs

Please don’t feel like you need to buy new costumes for the day. We are more than happy for you to be creative with items you already have at home.

Please ensure your child wears appropriate footwear on the day as the students will still be playing outside for recess and lunch. If you have any questions please ask your classroom teacher. Happy dressing up everyone!

Thanks you for your support.

Pre-primary teachers

Thank you from Miss Axford

I just what to take a minute to thank all parents for making me (Ashleigh Axford) feel so welcome in Room 2. I have thoroughly enjoyed spending the last ten weeks with your children. The support from all parents is amazing to see and experience. I have loved getting to know all of you and your children. I hope to pop in and see everyone next term at some point.

Thanks again,

Ashleigh

 

Kids Are Kids – Workshops

Dear Families,

The following information and corresponding attachments have been forwarded to us by Kids Are Kids regarding some upcoming parent workshops.

Many thanks,
Dee

 

Please see attached the flyers:

Hanen ‘More Than Words’: FREE Parent Orientation focusing on how the program will benefit your child, before committing to registering for the group.

Little Munchers and Crunchers: The Little Munchers and Crunchers Group is designed for children who are picky and fussy eaters. Based on the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding, it focuses on creating a positive and comfortable learning environment for children to explore and learn about the different properties of food, such as smell, texture, and taste.

Social Eyes: Social Eyes is a very popular program designed for children aged 5-7 years who would benefit from additional opportunities to learn and explore communication through play and modelling, in a supportive group environment.

Kids Are Kids! is a registered provider of Helping Children with Autism (HCWA), Better Start for Children with Disability, and WA NDIS. Families may be eligible for a rebate through their private health care provider or Medicare rebates can be discussed with their General Practitioner.Hanen Orientation_June 2017 Little Munchers and Crunchers Group Flyer Program_GENERIC T3 2017 Workshop Flyer July 2015

Pyjama Day – ***Wednesday 21st June***

Apologies for the previous post and any inconvenience caused – The date has been updated to this coming Wednesday.

On Wednesday the 21st June 2017 we are going to celebrate the Winter Solstice by wearing our pyjamas to school. Winter Solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year. On this day, we will also be having an “Hour without power,” to remind students of the importance of power and how it impacts our lives.

To celebrate this day we ask that students:

  1. Wear their pyjamas (if they would like to participate)
  2.  Wear school shoes.
  3. Tie up their hair if shoulder length or longer.
  4. Still wear their hat as normal at recess and lunch.
  5. Wear clothing that covers their shoulders and be no shorter in length than the school uniform.

We look forward to seeing lots of cosy pyjamas on Friday

Crazy Hair Day – Friday 9th June

“CRAZY HAIR DAY” Friday 9th of June 2017

The Year 6 Fundraising Committee are planning a “Crazy Hair Day” on Friday 9th of June (Week 7), to raise money for the Graduating Year 6’s “Big Week Out & Graduation Dinner/Dance!”

Please support our graduating class of 2017, by showcasing your “Crazy Hair!”

***Gold Coin Donation please, to be paid to your class teacher on the day***

Thank you for supporting the Graduating Class of 2017!

Year 6 Parent Fundraising Committee

P.S. It is fine to put colour in the kids’ hair, as long as it is able to wash out after the day. No permanent colour.

 

Mothers Day Morning – Friday 12th May

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On Friday the 12th May, we invited our mums into our class for a special Mothers Day morning. Unfortunately, we didn’t have power to watch the video of ‘Why we love our mums,’ but the students did a great job of speaking in front of an audience at the last minute. The students also performed a song called, ‘That’s What Makes You Beautiful,’ by One direction and we had lots of fun activities to complete with our mums. These included: painting mums nails, taking photos in the photo booth, showing mum our beautiful work, drawing pictures, making bracelets and decorating cupcakes. We also presented our mums with a beautiful pasta necklace, painted mug, bookmark and card.

Thank you to all of our mums for taking time out of their day to spend some time with us and we hope you all have a happy Mothers Day.