Newsletter - 13-5-22
This week students in years 3 & 5 have participated in the Naplan testing that was conducted across the State of Victoria. I am really pleased to see how our teachers and students have adapted to the timetable changes to make sure we are giving our students the best possible chance of success. A very special thank you to Miss Lewis for organising the documents as our Naplan Coordinator to make sure everything ran smoothly. If your child was away, Miss Lewis has arranged some time for catch up lessons next week.
Taekwondo has been a huge hit with students this term. It hasn’t taken them long to pick up their skills from where they left offs. Jimmy and Cas share their knowledge of resilience, discipline and respect to which the studenst respond well too. Its great hearing them have so much fun.
Good luck to all of our students running in the District Cross Country next week. We wish you all the very best and are very proud of you all.
Mrs Dowsett wanted to share the exciting news that we are to be congratulated for achieving a Bronze level award for implementing the essential features of tier 1 School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) with fidelity in 2021.
SWPBS implementation can take between three to five years and it is wonderful to see the ongoing commitment of your school to creating a more positive and effective learning environment.
We are so very proud of our staff, parent community and students for embracing this positive change in our school. Well done everyone.
Mrs Dowsett is taking some well deserved holidays as she visits her family in Italy. In the interim, I will be Acting Principal until she returns. In this time Grade 3 Beilby will have the wonderful Mrs Atherton and of course our Miss H.
Walk to School Day
Friday the 20th of May is Walk to School Day!
At 8:30 in the morning, you can meet the Teachers at one of our two
'Stop and Drop Zones', to walk to School together.
These zones are at the Bunyip Kindergarten, and the Bunyip Rec Reserve.
It would be great to see you there!
Thank you to all our families who have already set up the Compass App for their family. If you have not had a chance to set it up yet we are happy to help in the Office as it will be our main source of communication moving forward except for the Newsletter.
Kate Lester & Tamara Van Wel.
Learning Community 1
This week in the Prep room we worked on making predictions before and during reading non fiction texts. Students then checked their predictions to see if they were correct. This strategy helped students think about the words they may come across when reading to help them work out unfamiliar words. In Writing/ Spelling this week we learnt about the letters y and z with the most common sound made by these letters. We also looked at our THRASS chart and learnt about ch and tch words. Students worked on writing sentences that contained a capital letter to begin, spaces between their words and punctuation to end. They self edited these sentences and drew matching pictures. In Maths this week we learnt how to add using numberlines. In ICT we worked on our non fiction booklet. Students have so far made a front cover and one piece of information with a matching picture using computers. We had a lot of fun walking down to the Soccer oval and painting the community Library where you can donate and borrow books.
Mrs Jane Guy, Ms Kris Preston.
Prep Guy Student Of The Week
Congratulations to Kaiden who was chosen as our Student Of The Week. Here are some of the lovely things Prep Guy said about him:
- Kaiden is cool.
- He is fun to play with; he is good at bouncing a basketball.
- Kaiden follows the school rules and he tries so hard.
- He is a great friend.
Our selected student achiever this week was Mav. Unfortunately, he has been away most of this week but we will still honour his lovely nature at assembly and with our special book. This week has seen a massive shift in the feel of our room and our ability to really thrive together. We have found a lovely balance that makes everyone feel settled and will lead to a continued, harmonious environment for everyone to be their best. It is lovely to really see the individual personalities within the room. We hope all the mums enjoyed being spoiled last Sunday. The kids really enjoyed putting lots of love into all of the presents they created. Looking forward to another fabulous week with such an awesome room full of people.
Ms Kathryn Thorpe, Ms Liz Wahl.
Our Student of the week for this week is Harla Hansen for being a good friend and always being helpful. She is always responsible and respectful.
Miss Nicole Stark.
Painting the Community Book Exchange
Learning Community 2
Who can believe we are already at the end of Week 3?! Wow, that's gone fast!
This week we could not be more proud of the efforts of our Grade 5 students as they took on NAPLAN. Students showed Respect, Responsibility and Resilience taking on the four assessments. Whatever the results, we want our students to know how proud we are of their hard work!
In Reading this week students explored persuasive speeches. They unpacked the persuasive devices that the speakers used to make their opinions and arguments more convincing. In Writing they looked at the ways in which advertisers use persuasive techniques to engage their buyers. They used these tools to develop their own cereal! In Maths, students worked on revising the skills and concepts we have covered this year and played some fun games.
This week ended with our Free Dress Day raising money for our Breakfast Club.
Mrs Sarah Munday, Miss Maxine Howard, Mrs Glenys Howard, Mr Anthony Craig, Mrs Leanne McKane.
Gardening & Cooking Club
In Gardening Cooking Club this week we made Orange Cakes with oranges from the school vegie garden. Students loved zesting and jucing the oranges, adding eggs, flour and sugar to make delicious cakes. They drank the left over juice.