National eSmart week

Last week was National eSmart Week. All the Year 4 to 6 classes participated in one activity to reinforce their Cyber Safety messages from Term 1. The Year Fours brainstormed the key messages for creating and keeping a safe password. They then digitally designed an eSmart Superhero giving some advice about the important things to remember when it comes to passwords.

Also, here is also a handy reminder about balancing time online as we approach the spring school holidays.

 

 

Week 9 news

Dear Parents,

Wow! I can’t believe we are already at this point in the term.

I have a favour to ask of you. Due to the open night next Wednesday night, I would ask if you could please refrain from entering the classroom in the morning. We will be preparing the classroom for the open night and we would like you all to be surprised by the wonderful work we will have on display. If you need to see me of course pop in and try your hardest not to look around. I thank you in advance for your cooperation with this.

If you still have your child’s progress folder at home, can you please return it back to school as soon as possible.

Another reminder is that class does open at 8:30 am each morning in order to give students time to set-up for the day and practice their Words Their Way Spelling words through games and sorts prior to the school bell at 8:44 am. If you could please encourage your child to be at school and in class for this time that would be greatly appreciated.

Lastly, please note that the list of names for events for the upcoming faction carnival on Wednesday and Friday this week has been placed on the window inside our classroom. The students know which events they are in, but you may like to check the list on the door yourself.

Kind regards,
Tara Pearce

Book Week Parade

Our school celebrates Book Week in Week 10. On the last day of this term, we have our book week parade. This year’s Book Week theme is ‘Escape to everywhere’.

We are currently learning about the Age of Exploration and looking at famous early world explorers. A few weeks ago, we read a book about space exploration to the Moon. The Book is titled ‘The Sea of Tranquility’ by Mark Haddon. We will be using this book to discuss space exploration and brainstorm some possible costume ideas for the parade. These ideas may include astronauts, NASA scientists, astronomers, and photographers etc. Students are also welcome to dress up in anything they connect the idea of exploration/explorers with, so the opportunities really are endless.

If you have any questions regarding the parade or costume ideas, please let me know.

Dress up as your favourite sporting team!

This Friday, 25th of August

To help fundraise for our P&C and the Year 6’s Big Week Out, students are encouraged to dress up in their favourite team’s jersey from any sport. It would be greatly appreciated if all participants can bring a gold coin donation to class.

PEAC Testing

PEAC

     Primary Extension and Challenge

Information for Parents

 

 

The Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) program provides part time extension for gifted and talented students in Years 5 and 6.

 

PEAC offers a range of courses that provide the most able students with opportunities for extension and enrichment work that is intellectually challenging.

 

All students across the state in government schools, who are in Year 4, will have the opportunity to be assessed for suitability for the PEAC Program.

 

Students who are performing well at school are possible candidates for the program. There are some students in Year 4 whose potential is not so easily recognized.  There may be students who are underachieving at school and there are some students who demonstrate certain skills and abilities more at home than at school.

 

Together, we can ensure that all students who have the potential for high academic performance are identified.

 

The testing for PEAC will take place at Aubin Grove Primary School NEXT week on Wednesday morning. We would appreciate if medical appointments etc could be timetabled around the allocated testing time for your child’s class as outlined below:

 

If you object to your child being assessed for inclusion in the PEAC program, please email your class teacher letting them know.

 

There will be two tests: Verbal Reasoning and Mathematical Reasoning. Both of these assessments take 20 minutes to complete. The Department of Education and Training will score the results electronically. Your child’s actual test results will remain confidential, the school will only be told who is and who isn’t eligible for the program.

 

Notification of success in gaining a placement into the 2018 & 2018 PEAC program will be provided to the school and then sent to parents later in Term 4 2017.

 

If you have any questions about the PEAC selection process and future educational programs, please contact Nola Smith Deputy Principal Aubin Grove Primary

Swimming lesson information

Room 22 is very excited about going swimming this week. Our swimming time is 1:15 – 1:50 pm if you would like to attend to watch any lessons. As we have to board the bus by 12:50, our class will need to have an earlier lunch. You may like your child to eat their lunch at recess time (10:45 – 11:05) and then have a lighter snack (at about 12:15 pm) just before we hop on the bus. You may also wish to include a more substantial crunch and sip which they can have upon our return from the pool.

Room 22 is very excited about going swimming this week. Our swimming time is 1:15 – 1:50 pm if you would like to attend to watch any lessons. As we have to board the bus by 12:50, our class will need to have an earlier lunch. You may like your child to eat their lunch at recess time (10:45 – 11:05) and then have a lighter snack (at about 12:15 pm) just before we hop on the bus. You may also wish to include a more substantial crunch and sip which they can have upon our return from the pool.

On Tuesday our session time is a little earlier due to early close. We will be swimming from 12:50-1:25 pm.

As our lesson is during the middle of the day, your child may wish to change at school. If your child prefers to wear their bathers under their uniform to school this is fine but board shorts should not be worn to school or at recess. Students will be given time to change after recess. Students will need to travel to the pool wearing a rashie/bathers under their warm jacket/dressing gown and thongs. After the swimming lesson, students will be travelling back to school in their bathers with their towel, warm jumper or dressing gown over the top. We will be changing into our school clothes once we have returned to school.

Please ensure that your child’s bathers, rashie, towel, warm jacket/dressing gown, thongs and goggles all come to school in a labelled bag. These should be brought inside the classroom in the morning. Please make sure goggles are clearly labelled.

Our Japanese lesson during the last session on Thursday on our regular timetable will not be running at this time during the fortnight of swimming. This session will run on Thursday 8:45 – 9:45 with Jane Sensei for the next fortnight so that students will not miss out on any Japanese lessons.

Swimming lessons

Swimming Lessons commence on Monday 31st of July (Week 3) and conclude on Friday 11th August. Please remember to bring in your form and payment of $65.00 by Wednesday 26th of July. Direct deposit is available. Please read the front of your child’s swimming note that went home last term for details. If you have lost your swimming note you can collect a new one from the front office.

School Photos – Week 1, Term 3

Dear Parents,
Our school photo days are on Wednesday 19 July, Thursday 20 July and Friday 21 July. Students received a Kapture Photography order envelope in the last week of Term 2. The recommended method of ordering your photos is online through Kapture’s website as your payment is secure and can be easily verified at any time. Alternatively, you can pay by cash and return the provided envelope to the school on your child’s scheduled photo day.  If you place your order online please DO NOT return your envelope to school.
 
Any parent who forgets or is unable to supply their envelope on photo day will have the remainder of the current year to order online but please note 5 days after photo days a late fee will apply. Please check the website.
Sibling Photos:
You also have the option to order a sibling photo package online, however please be aware there may be a limited number of sibling orders that can be placed due to time constraints on photo days. We suggest you place your online sibling order the moment you receive your personalised envelopes.  Sibling photo orders close @ midday sharp Tuesday 18 July.
Room 22’s Photos – Thursday, 20th July 2017 at 1:20 pm – please send children to school in normal school uniform.

Winter Solstice – Pyjama day

This Wednesday, we will be celebrating the Winter Solstice (21st June).

It will be our Pyjama Day.

Students’ are invited to come to school in their warm pyjamas!

Normal shoes must be worn and hats must still fit on their heads!!

If your child would like to bring a blanket and small teddy, or similar, they are welcome too.

We will be participating in an “hour without power”. Students’ are welcome to bring along a board game or card game to play with other class members during this time.

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.