Highlight of the Week
It was so lovely this week to see our Grade 6 students delivering handwritten invitations to invite staff to their very special Graduation Evening. It is not often in the current day that you receive a handwritten letter, and for staff to receive such a thoughtful, professional and sincere letter of invitation is a credit to our Grade 6 students and their teachers. I know receiving mine certainly made my day.
We had a really productive day on Tuesday during the scheduled Curriculum Day. As a parent myself I know how difficult it can be to arrange care for your child in the middle of the week during work hours. However, the time this provides to us to collaborate and plan together as a whole staff is invaluable and we really appreciate your support in enabling this to happen. The focus of our day was very much centred on strengthening the various aspects of our school programs as part of our focus on continual school improvement.
School Uniform Purchasing
Our onsite uniform purchasing has now ceased, and all uniform ordering will now occur through the A PLUS SCHOOLWEAR website. The school will continue to have a variety of sizes onsite to allow families to try on uniform for correct sizes prior to ordering online.
A PLUS SCHOOLWEAR are finalising our ordering portal with details to be provided via Compass next week.
School Start Time
We have noticed a number of students arriving at school prior to 8:30am in the last couple of weeks. Staff supervision of the yard commences officially at 8:45am and we ask that where possible students arrive no earlier than 8:45am when they can be supervised. We understand that students catching the bus do arrive at 8:30am and we will continue to have our limited supervision from 8:30am for those students.
We understand that students and families are keen to find out what class and teachers their child will have for next year. Work around 2023 classes and staffing has well and truly started and students will find out who their 2023 teacher is on Tuesday 13 December. We thank you for your patience while we finalise this.
Learning Community 1
This week in our room we have been revising non fiction texts and their features in reading. In writing/ spelling we revised the 100 Most Commonly Used Words and made a poster to be sun smart. In Maths we revied sharing with remainders and patterns, using bugs from our school ground. We also welcomed our newest students- The Kindergarten students who enjoyed a PMP session with their Grade 5 buddies!
Mrs Jane Guy
1/2 Smith and 1/2 Stark
This week the 1/2 team have continued their revision and started to celebrate the holiday season.
We continued our Food Van projects and students were able to set up pretend shops for the rest of the students to come and spend their money at. Students were given $20 each, some had coins, some had notes and some had a mixture of both. They were then able to 'spend' their pretend money at the 'pretend' food vans and choose from a variety of foods including kebabs, fish and chips, cakes, ice-creams and gelatos.
We also began working on a kindness advent calendar. Students have carefully coloured in 25 doors on their calendar and have written acts of kindness behind each door with a focus on this being a time for giving and being kind is a beautiful way to give to others. Hopefully, your children will come home and offer to do a few extra things around the house!
We are looking forward to some exciting events happening across the school over the next few weeks, keep an eye on Compass and the calendar for the dates.
Mrs Kelly Smith, Miss Nicole Stark, Ms Liz Wahl, Ms Kris Preston and Mrs Melissa McCoy
Grade 3 Beilby
This week we have seen the final of our projects as we gear up to celebrate the term and everything Christmas. Students were asked to draw up a business plan for a food truck. This included inventing a name and logo for the food truck. Students had to come up with the items they required to kit out the food truck and stick to a budget. They were able to plan their own menu and sell whatever they liked. The final part of the project was to create a 3D model of their food truck and verbally present their business. They have done an outstanding job. I am very proud of how hard they have worked and the final projects were incredible.
Mrs Jess Beilby
Learning Community 2
This week in LC2 students have had fun rounding out the year with some fun activities. In Reading this week, students reviewed their favourite texts from the year. In Writing they worked on diary entries, which allowed students to write a diary entry from the perspective of a character. In Maths, they worked with a partner to design a food truck. Students had to design a business, including a logo and menu, stick to a budget, design a floor plan and answer worded problems. It was lots of fun to see students use their creative skills alongside their maths knowledge in such a fun way.
On Thursday Grade 5/6 students completed bike checks in preparation for Bike Ed next week. Please ensure your child brings their bike and helmet on Monday for a great week!
Ms Sarah Munday, Miss Maxine Howard, Mrs Glenys Howard, Mr Anthony Craig, Mrs Leanne McKane and Miss Brooke Jansz
Food Truck Projects
Junior Red Cross
A member of the red Cross came to school to lead our Junior Red Cross team in the "Pillowcase Project". This project is to highlight how to prepare in the case of a natural disaster. Students identify objects that are important that they would take with them in the case of an emergency. Students were given a pillowcase to decorate with the items they chose of high importance. We were able to discuss the role the Red Cross plays in the community during and after emergencies and ask questions of the leader, Margaret. Everyone enjoyed the project and took their beautiful pillowcase home. A huge thanks to Margaret and the Red Cross team.
Gardening and Cooking Club
This week we planted marigolds, concreted the rocks and got the soil ready for more flowers.