We’ve noticed that some students are bringing large amounts of money to spend at the Canteen. Can I please ask that you don’t send your children with anything larger than a $5.00 note to spend at snack time. Anywhere from $1.00 to $3.00 will be plenty for your child to buy a treat from the Canteen.
We are still needing Parent Help to run Breakfast Club. With our School Chaplain Donna finishing her role here at Bunyip Primary School, there are some days when we have no adult support for Breakfast Club. If we are unable to get enough help, we may need to reduce the days that we run Breakfast Club. If you able to help out even once a month, please let the Office know.
ROAR and Maths Incursions:
We have 2 great Incursions coming up this month. These incursions are part of our curriculum and are related to classroom work, so please ensure that you return the note and money, allowing your students to participate. If you have any concerns with your child participating in ROAR (a protective behaviours program) please speak to me directly.
The second step in our High 5 strategy is to Talk Friendly. If you would like to help your child practise this it is good to remind them to:
- Use a calm voice
- Maintain eye contact
- Show confident body language
- Maintain relatively close body proximity
- Use “I” Statements – I feel ….. when you…….. because…….
As a school, we love for our community to be able to access our school facilities on the weekend, including the walking rack around the oval, the playgrounds and the basketball courts. We realise our young people have limited options to play.
To enable this to happen we need the support of the community to help us look after the school. The larger car park gates will remain locked as this prevents cars from accessing the grounds and skip bins, however we would like to leave the pedestrian gate unlocked (but closed) to allow families access. If you choose to enter the school, please treat our facilities with respect, close the gate on the way out and report any damage that you notice.
School Council is investigating CCTV cameras but in the mean time we would like your support to look after our school. Last week we had some people enter our grounds and turn on the fire hydrant. This was quite an expensive event for our school. This is the type of behaviour that we would like your help to prevent. If you have young people who come onto the grounds without adult supervision, please remind them to be respectful and responsible whilst on our grounds.
Learning Community 1
Wow! We are already up to week 6- where does the time go? Our new Preppies are settling in very well and are getting used to the longer days and school routines.
This week in our room during writing and spelling, we learnt about the letters g,o,c and k with the most common sound made by these letters. We found these letters on our THRASS charts and played I spy, trying to find words that started with g,o,c and k. We also worked on writing the sounds we heard in words such as cat, mat, hat and sat.
In Reading we learnt about alliteration; when a sentence mostly starts with the same sound, for example Clark likes carrots and kittens. We had fun making a class book about ourselves and the alphabet. Come into our room to see our amazing alliterations.
On Tuesday we followed a recipe to make pancakes for Pancake Tuesday. We have some little master chefs among us! ( photos too if room)
In Maths this week we continued our work with numbers to 10, amounts to match plus words to match also. We placed numbers in order and said which number was largest and smallest plus we worked out which numbers were missing from a sequence going forwards and backwards from 10. Students are loving practising these skills on Rediwriter and Mathletics. The codes to your children's log ins are pasted inside their diaries if you would like to practise at home.
We would really love some more help from parents each morning from 9.00am-9.15am for reading circles in our classroom and Thursday mornings from 9.30am-10.30am in the hall for PMP if possible.
Mrs Jane Guy & Ms Kris Preston.
Prep Guy Student Of The Week
This week we congratulate Clark, who was chosen as our Student Of The Week. Here are some lovely things students said about Clarke:
- Clark is funny.
- He is very loud.
- Clark shared his special jobs with us.
- He tries hard at school.
Well done Clark; we are all very proud of you.
Grade 3 Beilby
Learning Community 2
It's half way through Term 1 and our LC2 students are well and truly in the swing of things. This week in Reading and Writing students explored the ways in which rich vocabulary, including interesting words and figurative language, can enhance a story. Students revisited characters by analysing their actions, behaviours, appearance, personal traits and qualities and how these differ. In Maths students explored division and made connections between division and multiplication, which they will continue with in Week 7.
This week in Auslan students revised numbers and had fun playing 'Go Fish!' They learnt the sign for 'go' and for 'fish'! In Geography students looked at the United Kingdom and Germany. They also explored the ways in which people and environments influence one another. In History, students explored the First fleet – including Indigenous Australians perspective. In Respectful Relationships students continued building on their knowledge of emotions and how they can be positive, negative and sometimes both.
Mrs Sarah Munday, Miss Maxine Howard, Mrs Glenys Howard, Mr Anthony Craig, Miss Leanne McKane & Miss Hannah Accardi.
Learning Community 2 Achievers:
4/5X - Ethan Brelsford: For being a great friend with is fair, helpful and respectful of all. The whole class agrees!
4/5M - Deon Armiento: For his excellent effort in lessons, applying himself and trying his best with his learning. Well done, Deon. Keep up the great effort!
5/6C - Charli Thomson: For having a great week following instructions the first time and working hard to complete tasks in the set time frame. Keep up the great work, Charli!
5/6H - Chad Everitt: For being a kind, caring and compassionate member of the class and school community. The world needs more people like Chad!
Learning Community 3
Gardening Cooking Club
This week we planted and watered the seedlings which were kindly donated by Bunnings. Hopefully we will be making yummy produce with these fruits and vegetables in the future. We also jazzed up our little 'humans' in the vegie garden!
Planting Seedlings donated by Bunnings
This week in Choir we learnt 2 songs. They were "A sky full of stars" by Coldplay and "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars.
As you can see, all had a great time.
Choir is being held on Mondays in Room 1 from 1.50pm until 2.20pm.