- PRINCIPALS REPORT
- FROM THE REC
- PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS
- PUPIL FREE DAY
- STUDENT OF THE WEEK
- ENROLLING NOW
- KINDERGARTEN/YEAR 1 TOKEN PARTY
- RADIO NEWS
- THROWBACK TUESDAY
- YEAR 4/5/6 ART
- 4/5/6 MATHS
- HAPPY BIRTHDAY
- SUPERSTARS OF THE WEEK
- KINDERGARTEN YEAR 1 - GEOGRAPHY
- NUTRITION SNIPPETS
- THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
Dear Parents and Carers,
In our staff room we have a large sign that says ‘slow, relentless improvement’. It is a term often used by educational researcher Guy Claxton. As a staff we chose to put it there early last year as our guiding principle for the daily work we do. Now, just over 12 months later we are proud of how far our students are progressing in literacy and numeracy. Small improvements, every day, support learning progress for each student in our school.
Parent Teacher Interviews Week 10. Coming up in Week 10 are parent teacher interviews. All parents are urged to select a time to meet with your child’s teacher in this week. This is an opportunity for just parents and teachers to discuss their child’s progress following the semester report going home on Friday in Week 9. Please access the link to select your preferred time.
Staff Development Day-Staff will be involved in a staff development day on the first day of Term 3, Monday 20 July. They will be participating in a spirituality day with other schools across the Western Region led by Fr Richard Leonard. Parents are advised that this day is a pupil free day.
Homework Folders-Homework folders are going home every day and returning every day. Thank you to parents for supporting this routine which also supports reading material going home regularly in the folder. Every student should be now back into a regular home reading routine in the evening to support the regular reading they also do at school every day.
On a final note, a gentle reminder to label all jumpers that your child wears. If items are labelled owners are found easily. We appreciate your help in this matter.
Have a lovely week everyone.
Be open to experiencing God’s presence in your life.
Allow yourself to find the time
to be still, to reflect, to pray
and to simply be present.
May the day go gently.
May the speed of life not overwhelm life’s travellers.
May anxiety not determine my spirit or my mood.
May tasks be done without stress or hurry.
May most expectations be fulfilled by this never-to-be-repeated day.
And may today be a simple, pleasant day;
Free from complexities or dramas and filled with peace and confidence.
For each day, Lord, brings with it the promise of Your support in all that we do.
(God of the Sandpit - Rachele and Gabby Tullio -2013)
Parent/teacher interviews will be held in Week 10, Tuesday 30th June and Wednesday 1st July. Meetings will go for 15 minutes.
To book your time please click on the link below.
If you cannot make any of the times listed please email your child's teacher and organise a mutually convenient time. Interviews may also be done by Zoom if that is easier.
NAVY school flap and bucket hats with the logo are stocked for $11.
There are beanies $5.00 and gloves $4.00 also for sale in the uniform shop.
Keep the cold out on these frosty mornings. Please note hats, beanies and gloves are navy blue.
Beanies, gloves and hats of other colours are not school uniform.
In Maths, students have been focusing on the properties of 3D Shapes.
Students have been using nets to construct their own shapes and have been developing their ability to identify the properties of each shape.
In library class this week the students were discussing what features make a great book cover.
In small groups the students used one of the Challenging Learning strategies 'Diamond Nine' to place the books in order.
The students had to discuss (and agree) on the specific features of a cover that made the book appealing enough for them to select it from the library shelves.
The aim of the activity was to have students engaging in discussion, determining the features that make a book appealing and to work collaboratively with one another as they justified their choices.
The students worked collaboratively and came to a group decision. The 'Diamond nine' is a great tool for engaging the students in dialogue.
Please remember that all students have library lessons every Friday. Please send their library bags in for borrowing that day.
What kind of place would you like to live in?
In Geography, K/1 created a range of places that they would like to live in using lego. They designed a variety of places from underground houses to space stations, even tree houses. Fantastic work K/1!