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. Here are some of the samples from Room 34:

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

Assembly Item Video

Hi all,

Everyone did a wonderful job today. I am very proud of how well they presented our item! Thank you for all of your help with costumes, lines and props.

For those that couldn’t make it, below is a link to a video of our item. The link will take you to an unlisted YouTube video that can only be accessed with the secure link.

(https://youtu.be/FOciv48Thls)

Regards, Tom

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 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

Harmony Day 2017

Harmony Day is a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate the diversity we have in Australia and more specifically at Aubin Grove Primary School.

Our amazing Harmony Day posters have been on display outside room 32. I will leave them there for a few more days so you can have a look if you haven’t already.
  

Thank you for the amazing food contributions. We had so much food and as you can see, they all enjoyed it thoroughly!

      

To finish the day we created a Harmony Day 2017 banner. Pop into the classroom to see the finished product.