Newsletter - 18-2-2022
Well done to all of the students who tried out for the Swimming Sports on Monday. 17 of these students have made it to the next level, the District Sports, which will be held on the 24th February. A big thank you to the parents and grandparents who helped us out on the day.
Parents & Friends would really like to see some new faces come along to P&F meetings and help to plan fundraising events, as well as support school activities. We had our first meeting today with 3 parents. P&F has put out a survey to see if a change of time would enable more parents to participate. If you are unable to attend meetings but willing to assist with specific events, please let P&F know. Last year P&F supported the school by paying for one of the shade sails, buying new basketball rings, purchasing 2 smart TV's for classrooms, erecting the new sign at the front of the school and continued to support breakfast club and the Grade 6 presentation evening.
Parents & Friends are also seeking volunteers to help with Breakfast Club on Monday mornings.
It was wonderful to see so many families at our family BBQ event last night. A big thankyou to Lodo who cooked more than 400 sausages.
School Council will be meeting on Monday at 6pm for our first meeting. We still have a number of unfilled positions, so please speak to me if this is a role you would like to know more about.
Our school calendar has now been set up with known events for this year. Events will be added as dates become known. If you go to the date of March 22nd and tap on the date, this will take you to a flyer with information about a parent session for our ROAR program (teaching children protective behaviours). You will also see a tab where you can book a ticket to indicate that you will be attending the parent information session at 7pm, on the 22nd March. The event is free but by booking a ticket, we will know how many parents are going to take part. This is the first time we have used this feature on SZapp, so I would apprecaite parents using it so we can see how well it works.
One of the steps in High 5 is to Ignore. This look like:
- Pretend you didn't hear it
- Do not make eye contact
- Maintain positve body posture (calm, confident)
- Think positive self-esteem statements
- Count to five in your head slowly
- Take deep breaths
Congratulations to all of the Grade 6 students who were elected as House Captains and Koorie Education Leaders.
Learning Community 1
Valentines Day in 1/2S
Learning Community 2
It's been another busy week in Learning Community 2. This week students commenced rotations covering a range of learning areas including History with Mrs Howard, Geography with Mr Craig, Respectful Relationships with Mrs Munday and Auslan with Miss Maxine.
In Reading this week students explored making connections with texts, including text to self, text to text and text to world connections. In Writing, students used rich vocabulary to develop a character that demonstrated both their physical appearance and character qualities and traits. In Maths this week students moved into their Maths Groups. Some students commenced the Maths Master's program focusing on number skills. Students continued to work on Place Value and explored the relationship between Addition and Subtraction.
Many of the LC2 students have been doing a wonderful job of completing their nightly reading and recording it in their Reading Diaries. If students would like additional ways to extend themselves at home we encourage them to be practising their times tables in preparation for our work coming up in Multiplication and Division. Students also have access to Mathletics and ReadiWriter where they can practise their Maths and Spelling skills. We'd like to remind families that we focus on using the THRASS chart in our classrooms and do not send home lists of spelling words as we teach spelling in more authentic ways. If you have any questions about how you can support your child in their learning, please speak with their classroom teacher.
Bella Jacks. For starting the year with a positive attitude and a big smile. She has demonstrated a new level of maturity and sense of responsibility. Well done Bella!
Matilda Ames - always helping to pack up, even if the mess isn't mine!
Ruby Peters: For a great start to 2022, really stepping up to Grade 5 expectations and working hard. Mrs Munday is really proud of your efforts, Ruby! Keep up the great work!
Gardening and Cooking Club
This week the students used produce from the garden to make bruschetta. We have included the recipe for anyone who might like to make it at home.
fresh roll or crusty bread
Mix butter and minced garlic together and spread over half of a toasted roll or a thick piece of crusty bread ( toasted).
Finely chop tomatoes and onion. Add a pinch of salt, sugar, pepper, mixed herbs and mix together.
Spread tomato mix over bread.
Parents and Friends
We are a small group who meet every 5 weeks to organise fundraising events for our school. It is a great way to meet other parents and make new friends.
There is no commitment required, we are hoping to see some new ideas and looking for people who may be able to assist with one or two activities. We hope to see you at our next meeting!
We would also like to invite new parents to like us on Facebook to stay up to date with P&F event information. Please
Find us at ‘Bunyip Primary School Parents & Friends’
Breakfast Club is up and running, please send the kids in for a yummy breakfast from 8:30am every Monday, Wednesday & Friday in Room 4.
We are also desperately seeking parent helpers for Monday Breakfast Club. If you are able to assist please let the office know.