Cyber Safety

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 Fives watched a Behind the News episode about Digital Footprints and were quite shocked about how much information is stored online about each of us without us knowing. With this understanding in mind, students were asked to think carefully about what information they should share online and with who. The completed an activity where they used a traffic light system to identify safe and unsafe online behaviours . They were then asked to explain their choices. Our responses will be on display during open night!

 

Click on the link for information about balancing screen time over the school holidays.

Week 9 and 10 Update

The term has certainly flown by rather quickly, especially being such a busy term with our swimming lessons and assembly item. Just a few reminders for the last two weeks of term.
 
Carnivals 
Jumps and Throws Carnival only for those students who have been selected 13th September
Faction Carnival  – students will need to wear their faction t-shirt – 15th September
Open night
Wed 20th from 5.30pm-7pm. This is a great opportunity for your child to guide you through the displays in our classroom (their work).
HASS Project
The students have been working on a HASS project based on a South or North American country. The finished product will be completed on  iBooks – author. The students have been given class time to work and been guided on the project. At the end of week 9 if students have not completed the project they may need some time to complete this at home before the end of term. The outline for the project is on the student’s google classroom documents.

Atwell College Zone Extension Courses

Atwell College is offering new extension courses for Term 4. Please click on the following links to view what is being offered. If you’re child is interested in participating in this worthwhile opportunity, please fill in the expression of interest form and return it to the college by Wednesday 13th of September.

ACZE Term 4 2017 Leaflet

Student Expression of Interest Term 4 2017

Book Week Parade

Aubin Grove celebrates Book Week with a Book Week Parade on the last day of Term 3, Friday 22nd September. This year the theme is ‘Escape to Everywhere.’  The year 5 cohort has decided to run a ‘Book Cafe’ where students will be asked to bring to school a book review of their favourite book. This will be part of the homework grid leading up to week 10 where they will be given a template containing information to include about their chosen book.

Our Book Cafe will be on Thursday 21st September, between recess and lunch, with the Book Week Parade on Friday. The students are asked to dress up as a character from the book that they are reviewing.

 

Scitech Excursion

On Wednesday 23rd August, 3 busloads of 143 excited year 5 students headed to Scitech. The students were awed by the Planetarium and learnt so many fascinating facts about space, such as Jupiter having 69 moons! The Things that Glow Show – was a favourite of many students with the loud noises, light experiments and fire! Who Dunnit was a forensic mystery that the students had to solve using investigative techniques. Then finally there was  “free time”  where the students got to use the interactive displays. The immersion of Science was not only fun and interactive but demonstrated that Science really does surround us and explains so many things in our lives!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the awesome parent helpers Mrs Hauser, Mrs Cameron, Mr Mackenzie, Mrs Angel and Mrs Cook who volunteered their time to spend the day with us, not only helping guide the students, but having a bit of fun learning themselves!

 

Week 6 Update

Scitech Excursion tomorrow Wednesday 23rd August

The children have been waiting excitedly for our Year 5 excursion to Scitech. One more sleep to go! All students need to be in the classroom by 8:30am for an 8:45am departure. They will need to bring their lunch, recess and drink in a plastic bag (no lunch boxes/bags please) with their name clearly marked on the outside. We will not be bringing our school bags with us. Please ensure your child comes to school in their purple school uniform.

Sports Dress Up this Friday 25th August

To help fundraise for our P&C and the Year 6’s Big Week Out, the students are encouraged to dress up in their favourite team’s jersey from any sport. It would be greatly appreciated if all participants can bring a gold coin donation to class.

Room 42 Assembly – World of Figurative Language

What a performance! The children did such a great job to show case what we have been learning about in class. Thank you to all the parents who helped their kids practice their lines as well as all the efforts put into preparing props and costumes for our assembly.

Swimming Lessons begin on Monday

Swimming lessons will begin on Monday 31st July. We will leave for the swimming pool at 1:30pm and arrive back at school at 2:50pm. On Tuesdays, we will start earlier and be back at school by 2:25pm for early close.

The children will need to come to school in their school uniforms and proper school shoes as we don’t go to swimming till the end of the day. Some children may wish to wear their bathers underneath their uniforms to make getting ready easier. If not, they will have the opportunity to change into their bathers at the end of lunch.

They will need 2 bags. The children will take their uniforms off and put it in one bag with their underwear, socks and shoes. This bag will stay at school. The children will leave the school with their bathers on, a rashie over the top, a warm dressing gown and thongs on their feet. They will also need a plastic swimming bag containing a towel and their goggles to bring with them to the pool.

The children will need to get changed when they return to school. We will endeavour to have the kids changed and ready to go by the siren but please be patient with us if we are running late.

Please label all belongings clearly – clothing, towels, goggles, bags and shoes.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons will take place in Weeks 3 and 4. Swimming notes were sent home towards the end of last term. If you haven’t already paid and sent back the permission slips, it would be greatly appreciated if you can do so as soon as possible.

Term 3

Welcome back to Term 3 everyone!  We have an exciting jam-packed term ahead with some important dates coming up.

Our School Photo Day is tomorrow. Please make sure your child comes to school in their purple shirt, NOT their faction colours.

 

Swimming Lessons: Term 3, Weeks 3-4. Times TBC

Science Excursion:  Wednesday the 23rd of August.

Room 42 Assembly:  Week 5 Tuesday 15th August @ 1:15pm

Faction Jumps and Throws:  Week 9 Wed the 13th September

Faction Athletics Carnival:  Week 9 Fri 15th September

Open Night:  Week 10 Wed 20th September 5:30 – 7:00pm

Book Week Parade:  Week 10. Friday the 22nd September