Open Night – Room 33

Dear Parents and family

Room 33 is very excited about welcoming their special guests into the classroom tonight. As part of our display, could student please bring in their laptops as some work needs to be shown on Keynote and iBooks. Once you finish viewing, you will need to take the laptop with you for security purposes. Thank you.

Those students who borrow laptops from the bank will already have the MacBooks assigned to them in the classroom ready for use.

Looking forward to seeing you all tonight.

Carnival events

Dear Parents

Please note that the list of names for events for the upcoming faction carnival has been placed on the door inside our classroom. Although I have told the students which events they are in, you may like to check the list on the door.

Book Week

Room 33 has been reading Mechanica by Lance Balchin. Room 33 are really lucky to have Mrs Zangari helping us with our outfits during art classes. We are having a great time designing our own mechanical creature and when our creations are finally complete, Room 33 will be compiling their own field guide that documents the unique characteristics of each creature.

For parents, all students will simply need to get dressed all in black for the Book Week Parade and their ‘mechanica creature’ will be attached to their head or shoulder.

If any parents would like to view Mechanica please feel free to stop by Room 33 to check out these amazing creatures.

 

Back up

Dear Parents

If your child does not have their external hard drive at school, could you please send it in on Monday so that we can do a back up of our laptops. Many thanks.

Progress Folders

Dear Parents

As this term is an assessment term, it would be appreciated if any unreturned folders can be sent to school as soon as possible.

Many thanks.

School Chaplain

Dear Parents

If you would like your child to meet with the school Chaplain, Amberlie Evans, please arrange a time to discuss this with myself and to complete a referral form. A referral system has been set in place to prioritise the needs of students. Obviously, the Chaplain is keen to meet with all students but a priority system is needed to manage those with the most immediate needs in the first instance. Thank you for your understanding.

 

PEAC Testing

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 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 & 2019 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 Update – Medications

Dear Parents

If your child requires ongoing medication (e.g. ventolin for asthma) a Medical Plan should have been lodged with AGPS Administration. A number of students are listed as requiring medication but no medication has been sent to school. If medication needs to be supplied for your child during the swimming period can you please ensure an Medical Action Plan is registered and the necessary medication sent to administration for inclusion in a school medical bag for your child.

Similarly, if your child no longer requires medication could you please inform the school so that the Medical Action Plan can be updated. Thank you.

 

Swimming Lessons

Dear Parents

Room 33 is very excited about going swimming next week. Our session time (actual lesson is 12:50pm) if you would like to attend to watch any lessons. As we have to board the bus by 12:30, 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 12:00pm) 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.

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.

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

Our music 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 Wednesday 11:05 – 12:05 with Miss Souter for the next fortnight so that students will not miss out on any music lessons.

School photos

Dear Parents,
 
Our school photo days are on Wednesday 19 July, Thursday 20 July and Friday 21 July. Students will receive a Kapture Photography order envelope today (Wednesday, 28 June). 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 33’s Photos – Friday, 21 July 2017 at 1:20pm – please send children to school in purple school shirt NOT faction shirt.