Open Night Preparation

Open Night is this Wednesday, 20th of September, from 5:30pm-7pm!

To prepare you to get the most out of Rm 40’s learning journey this term…

  1. Download a free QR app (on iOS or Android), or alternatively, trial your device so you have access to a QR code reader.

       2.    Please come to Open Night with an open mind and engage in discussions with your child about their learning!

Can’t wait to see you all!


Rm 40’s Assembly

What a clever bunch of cherubs that live in Room 40! On Tuesday of Week 8, it was Room 40’s time to shine with their History based assembly. During rehearsals, students were open to effective feedback and happily improved every day.

All students had their best foot forward, adopted a growth mindset and delivered their roles beautifully and had a fun time, too.

The two best positives were:

  1. All students overcame stage fright and at the end of it, a favourite quote from one of the students stayed with me: “That wasn’t scary, that was fun! I loved that assembly and I want to do it again!”
  2. The next day at our excursion of Samson House, all students knew all about the history so well that they were giving the guides information!

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the assembly video below by scanning the QR code (any QR reader app available free on iOS or Android will work).

T3W8 Honour Certificate Winner

Congratulations to the T3W8 winner, Jayden! Jayden demonstrated amazing comprehension skills when she re-read with me last week. Jayden is a patient and well-expressive reader, who thinks carefully about the book and uses clues she has read to ensure she answers correctly.

As a result, she moved up 10 PM reading levels! Phenomenal!



Kiss & Drop is Starting!

Starting Monday, all Year 2 classes will be instigating a kiss and drop policy.
This means ALL parents will drop their kids at the door of the classroom. This will allow us to secretly set up our learning journey for open night, and is also part of our transition into Year 3. Kiss and Drop will also continue for Term 4, as we transition the children into the senior part of the school.
As per usual, if you need to chat, please feel free to email me or catch me after school.
Only one Term of Year 2 to go, oh my!

Book Week – Week 10

Now that our assembly is over, we can focus on the next big event: our Book Week!
This will take place in Week 10. On Wednesday, Meg McKinlay, author of some amazing children’s books including Ten Tiny Things which Room 40 has read, is our book author and will visit us for a special reading!







On Friday of Week 10 (last day of Term 3), children will be dressing up for our class book: ‘My Place,’ by Nadia Wheatley & Donna Rawlins.

This magnificent book is the source of a lot of learning for us this term. Links to HASS has been made by looking at changes to places, as well as links to researching our own place and writing an information text.

 In ‘My Place,’ we look at how the same place changes quite dramatically in ten year increments. We read that similar family structures come and go, the maps of the same place change a lot while some important parts remain the same, and we also learn the cultures and traditions of different groups of people. Students have a wide range of characters they can dress up as – over 180 years worth of characters! Old – fashioned clothing will be the theme.

If you would like to pop in and see the big book copy in our classroom, please feel free to do so!

Happy preparing costumes!

Our Samson Excursion

What an incredible excursion full of learning and laughter! Rooms 21, 31 and 40 enjoyed some fun in the sun on Wednesday as we took off to where the Samson’s began – Fremantle.

The day started at the Esplanade where we had a bite to eat and prepared for our 1.5 hour walk around Fremantle. We saw the Lionel Samson and Son building, the building where they manufacture their wine, remnants of the old Fremantle including markings of how far in the water used to be, old wells in the Roundhouse building and other markings of the Fremantle the Samson’s knew of. Clever Room 40 related to this tour incredibly well as we knew the members of the Samson family thanks to our assembly the day before!

Next, we had lunch at Samson House and refreshed our memories on who was in the Samson family.

Walking through Samson House was particularly exciting! We did not realise just how large the house was. There were some very interesting artefacts, too, even some where we could not figure out what they used for.

Thank you to Kyle, Tania, Louise and Jenni for accompanying us!

See the rest of the pictures by scanning the QR code below: (Download a QR reader app – free on iOS or Android to view)

Excursion Requirements

There is so much excitement for our excursion to Samson House this Wednesday!

Please also ensure students have the following, ALL CLEARLY LABELLED WITH FULL NAME AND ROOM NUMBER:

  1. Drink bottle
  2. Lunchbox
  3. Hat
  4. Jumper
  5. Appropriate shoes (runners/sneakers)
  6. School uniform – NO exceptions

Students will NOT bring their school bags with them – instead, they will leave their belongings with their allocated parent volunteer. Students still need to be responsible for their hats and jumpers.

This is a general outline of what our day will look like (allowing some flexibility for time):


Week 8 – Important Events

A few important notes for the extremely busy Week 8 (next week):

It is extremely important students have full attendance or notify the school of extenuating circumstances. 

Numeracy Progress Assessment
Assembly preparations
Room 40’s assembly – all invited. Commences at 1:20pm in the Undercover Area
Samson Excursion: More information to follow on blog
No library
Japanese Incursion at 1:15pm-2:15pm
Book Week theme will be notified
Home Readers to be changed
Disco commencing at 5:30pm-6:30pm

To see an overview of upcoming events for Term 3: Scroll down on for dates and events.


Dress Up: Favourite Team (Fri 25/8/17)

This Friday, 25th August is a dress up day with the theme being your favourite team.

Gold coin donation on the day.

Uniform Reminder

A few reminders about the AGPS school uniform:

  • Students can wear outside rain jackets to school but these must be kept in bags once they are at school.
  • School jumpers only. No other jumpers, particularly with hoodies.
  • School bottoms only.
  • As per uniform policy, under shirts can only be navy coloured. No other colours such as black, white etc. Uniform shops sell these for $10.00.
  • Hair must be tied up.