Junior Faction Carnival

Hi parents,

Please find attached a letter regarding the Junior Faction Carnival on Wednesday 25th October.

As soon as we receive the event list for the day we will pop it up on the classroom door so that you can see what time events will run.

 

Welcome Back

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday and is looking forward to getting back to school tomorrow!

We have an exciting event happening in our first week back, with the Big Splash on Friday. This is a day focusing all around R U OK? Day and mental health and wellbeing. Mrs Devine has planned some great activities around this, and we will also be enjoying a Konga dance incursion. All students are invited to wear yellow to celebrate the day.

A few other notes:

This term our library sessions will return to Wednesday mornings, rather than Mondays.

We will continue Kiss and Drop on Tuesdays and Thursdays and encourage that on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays students come in and are responsible for setting themselves up for the day and organising their materials.

There will be no homework grid or reading book in Week 1. Homework will resume in Week 2.

Our Junior Faction Carnival will be on Wednesday 25th October (Week 3) with further details to follow. Friday 27th October is a Staff Development Day and as such there will be no school for students.

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday before we head into a busy Term Four!

Book Week Dress Up

What a shame that the weather didn’t allow the Room 30 kids to show off their amazing costumes!!

Here are some photos of their very creative weather themed Book Week costumes from our in class parade. 

Week 10

Only four days left of term! What a busy week we have!

On Wednesday we have Open Night. It will begin at 5:30pm and finish at 7pm. Please make sure you have enough time to visit other classrooms. Students may like to show you specialist rooms such as art or music, as well as sibling classrooms. We will also have a BeeBot display in the library to show some of our learning in Digital Technologies.

On Thursday morning we will have the chance (rain pending!) as a class to take a walk through many of the other classrooms and see what students in other year levels are learning. The students always love exploring other classrooms, seeing their creations and showing off sibling work!

After recess on Thursday we will be having our author visit from Meg McKinlay for Book Week. Today in library we read two of her picture books and are looking forward to meeting her.

On Friday we have our Book Week parade. We are aiming for a 9am start at the front of the undercover area if you wish to come and watch the parade.

Lastly we are collecting home readers so that we can make sure all books are returned, ready to exchange trolleys for next term. We still have a number of outstanding books and would appreciate them being returned tomorrow.

Have a wonderful end of term and make sure the students get a well earned rest these holidays! They have worked extremely hard in their learning. Please come and see me should you have any questions.

Week 9 Update

Hi everyone,

What a busy term! We are only 8 days away from the end of term and it promises to be a very busy few days.

Next Wednesday evening is our Aubin Grove Open Night where all families are invited to come along and walk through classrooms and learning areas to see what we have been up to. As we are putting the final touches on activities, and beginning to hang our displays could I please request that we have kiss and drop each day beginning tomorrow. Of course, you are welcome to pop in or send an email if you need to speak to me.

Progress folders will be coming home next Thursday for you to look at over the holidays and return at the beginning of Term 4.

This week will be our last week of home learning for the term. Could all homework folders and home reading books please be sent in on Friday this week.

Along with Open Night and progress folders, next week is also Book Week. A reminder that our weather themed dress up is next Friday and we will be seeing the visiting author, Meg McKinlay, on Thursday.

Last week we had a great week with Outdoor Classroom Day. On Tuesday we went to the oval with Room 41 and learnt and practised maths skills in the sunshine! We made graphs and clocks using our bodies, and on Thursday we practised posing questions and collecting data outside. We also had an amazing Japanese drumming incursion. We saw lots of Japanese instruments, found out some of the history of the instruments and some students were able to go up and have a turn.

Have a great evening!

Footy Dress Up Day – Friday 25th August

This Friday is our whole school footy dress up day as a part of the Year 6 Big Week Out fundraising effort.

Students are invited to come to school dressed in their favourite sporting team colours and bring along a gold coin donation.

Book Week

Book Week will be held in Week 10 of this term. The theme this year is Escape to Everywhere. We are looking forward to welcoming Meg McKinlay as our visiting author this year for an incursion during Week 10.

The Year One Team has decided to explore two of the books that have been selected in the Early Childhood Book of the Year category. They are called ‘All I want for Christmas is Rain,’ and ‘Snow Wombat.’ Both are on display in the library. We will be linking these books in with our HASS focus for the rest of term, which is looking at comparing weather between different places.

For our Book Week dress up day on Friday of Week 10, we would love the children to come dressed for, or as, a type of weather. For example they may dress in gumboots and rain coats to dress for rain. They may also dress as a cloud or raindrops if they would like to be rain.

Term 3

I hope everyone has had a great holiday and is ready for a big Term 3!

This term we will be changing our library day from Wednesday to Mondays, so students will need to bring their books and library bags tomorrow.

We are also introducing ‘Kiss’n’Drop’ on Tuesdays and Thursdays to encourage student independence and organisation skills.

A reminder that school photos will be happening over a few days this week. Our class is booked in for Thursday.

I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow and finding out all about your holidays!

Reports & Photo forms

This afternoon you will be receiving your child’s Semester One Report. I will hand them out to the students just before the siren. If you wish to have a chat about anything in their reports please let me know and I am happy to meet with you at the beginning of next term. Alternatively, I will be checking emails throughout the holidays if you have any quick questions.

School photo forms will also be handed out this afternoon. School photos will be the first week back next term, taking place over 3 days. Our class photos will be on Thursday just before recess.

 

Winter Solstice

A message from the Environmental Committee :

On Wednesday 21st June 2017 we are going to celebrate the Winter Solstice by wearing our pyjamas to school.  However, this is by no means compulsory.  If you do wish to dress your child in PJs here are some guidelines:

  1. Students must wear school shoes.
  2. Students hair must be tied up if shoulder length or longer.
  3. Students must be able to put their hat on at recess and lunch.
  4. The clothing must cover shoulders and be no shorter in length than the school uniform.

Apologies for the late notice, there was some confusion as to the day of the event!

As part of the Winter Solstice we will also be having an ‘hour without power’ to remind students of the importance being sustainable.