Classroom Request

Dear Parents,

I have a favour to ask of you. Due to the parent open night in week 10, this term, I would ask if you could please refrain from entering the classroom in the morning. We will be preparing the classroom for open night and we would like you all to be surprised. If you need to see me of course pop in and try not to look around J. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

Also, just another reminder that class does open at 8:30am 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 8:45am. If you could please encourage your child to be at school and in class for this time that would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,


Happy Father’s Day!

Wishing you a Happy Father’s Day! Hope you all made the most of the beautiful weather, spending time with family and celebrating the amazing Dad’s in your lives.

From Rm 25


MacBook Information Night

Hi everyone, the 1-1 MacBook Program Information Night is on next Thursday 7th September. It will be held at 6pm at the school.

I also sent home notes regarding our 1-1 Mac Book program a couple of weeks ago. Please read through the information.

Initial 1-1 letter for Year 3 students

1-1 MacBook invitation

Thank you!

Book Week

Dear parents,

We will be studying the book, Return, by Aaron Becker for Book Week in week 10. This coincides with our school Book Week theme of Escape to Anywhere.

Aaron Becker is the award-winning creator of Journey and its stunning, celebrated sequel, Quest. His final book Return invites students’ in to a luminous, wordless fantasy. Failing to get the attention of her busy father, a lonely girl turns back to a fantastic world for friendship and adventure. It’s her third journey into the enticing realm of kings and emperors, castles and canals, exotic creatures and enchanting landscapes.

Students will study the book and participate in some activities that showcase the book throughout the coming weeks. For the Book Week Parade in week 10, students are able to dress up as one of the characters, creatures, objects or even something they have imagined as part of the book. The options are limitless as the story provokes the students’ imagination and the worlds that they could enter in to if they allow themselves to imagine it.


Many thanks,


Notes Update – Week 5

Dear parents,

Just a quick update to let you know about school notes that have gone home this week with students.

First, there was a note for a Japanese Incursion. Next, a note for the School Disco in week 8, Friday the 8th of September, and a note containing information about how to purchase a MacBook Air for next year has also gone home with students. Please let me know if you require one of these notes because they have not made their way home yet.

In addition to these, school photos have also gone home with students today. For any students away, a copy has been held for them when they return to school.

Many thanks,


Term 3, Week 4 News

Homework was issued on Monday this week and is due back on the 18th of August. There are some spare copies of homework, so if your child has not returned home with their homework please let me know and these can be given to them.

Free-Dress Day
Friday 25th August (Week 6)
Students will be dressing up as their favourite sporting team. A Gold Coin Donation is payable to your teacher please. Thank you for your support!

All year 3 classes will be participating in a fire incursion on the 24th of August, in Week 6 of this term. The fire incursion is designed to provide developmentally appropriate fire safety prevention messages and life-saving tips on how children can respond to a fire emergency in their homes.

Please remember if your child is absent for any reason that the school must be notified. This can be done via the school app, email to me, phone call to the school, note in the diary or in person. We must get this information from a parent/adult.

A big thank you to all for you support in making sure your child was ready for swimming lessons over this past 2 weeks. The students’ have braved the weather and remained positive throughout the entire time. Next week we will be back to normal class and school routines as swimming lessons will have finished. Thank you once again! ☺

Morning Routine
In the mornings when students come into the classroom we are working on a word study program called Words Their Way.

Our Word Study program allows students to practise their words through hands on sorting activities and games from 8:30am until 8:45am (before the official start to school at 8:45am). Following this, students’ complete written practise from 8:45am until 9:05am.

It is therefore very important children are arriving at school on time (8:30am) so they can gain the maximum benefit from this program.

Thank you for your support with this.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Swimming Time

For the next two weeks (31st July – 11 August) students will need to come to school in their swimming bathers, with warm clothes over the top.  In a separate bag, which will be left at school, students will need to bring their school uniform to change in to. Room 25 departs school at 10:05am and returns at 11:30am.




Swimming Notes:

Just a quick reminder to all parents who have yet to return their swimming notes to school. If you could please ensure these are returned to the front office by no later than Wednesday the 26th of July, that would be greatly appreciated.

ICT Agreement:

Also, ICT Agreement notes were sent home last term and need to be returned as soon as possible. I have copies of this document available in class if you require another copy.


Homework has commenced this week. Students will be bringing home their homework folders with their WTW spelling sort, library books and homework recording sheet inside.

Welcome back!

Welcome Back and Term Dates

22/07/2017/in News /

Welcome back to term 3! My name is Mrs Katie McKernan and I will be teaching the year 3 class for the rest of the school year. I am thrilled to say that this week has been a wonderful week of getting to know each of the students in Room 25. All students have made a great start back, remembering rules and routines and have been very helpful in explaining these to me as well as showing me around the school. Thank you to all those that came and introduced themselves to me throughout this first week. I have felt very welcomed by both the Aubin Grove Community, fellow staff and students.

 There are a few events to look out for this term. If you could please ensure students bring their diaries to school for the start of week two, then we can add these in accordingly.


Week 2

Tuesday 7pm P&C Meeting in the Library

Week 3

Swimming everyday at Cockburn Arc

Tuesday – Assembly

Week 4

Swimming everyday at Cockburn Arc

Tuesday – Assembly

Week 6

Tuesday – Assembly

Week 7

Monday & Thursday – Father’s Day Stall

Week 8

Tuesday – Assembly and P&C Meeting in the Library

Thursday – Taiko Drums Japanese Incursion

Week 9

Wednesday – Faction Jumps and Throws

Friday – Faction Carnival

Week 10

Tuesday – Assembly

Wednesday/Thursday- Book Week Author Incursion

Wednesday – Parent Open Night 5:30pm – 7pm

Friday – Book Week Parade, Last day of term

Winter Solstice 

On Wednesday, 21st June is the Winter Solstice. We will be celebrating by wearing our PJs to school this day! 

On this day, students must ensure:

– They are wearing school shoes.

– If hair is shoulder length or longer, it is tied up.

– Students must be able to wear a hat at recess and lunch.

– PJs must cover the shoulders and be no shorter in length than the school uniform. 

Students can bring along their favourite teddy and blanket if they wish too!