Heading into Term 4 four we will see the following changes to staffing:
- Mrs Lucy Morgan will be commencing her maternity leave at the end of this term. We wish her all the best with her very special arrival and can’t wait to meet her little bundle of joy. Lucy’s replacement will be Mrs Anita Clifton and she will be calling in on Monday next week to meet the Kinder Possums and the Kinder staff. Kinder possums will receive some more information and a photo next week.
- Mr Glen Jones will be continuing in the role of grade 3 teacher on Monday’s in 3B for the remainder of this year.
- Mr Des will be remaining with us for the rest of this year in his HPE capacity. We will also be welcoming a colleague teacher, Mr Ben Allanby, who will be with us for 1 week this term and 5 weeks of Term 4 to work alongside Mr Des.
- Mrs Jen Thompson will be finishing her role as Art teacher with us at the end of this term. Mrs Thompson has done an amazing job and I want to say a big thank you to Jen for being so flexible. We hope to keep her on for relief for the remainder of the year.
- Ms Chantel Barnes has had her AST role officially transferred to Jordan River so I will be advertising her permanent Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) role next week. We are hoping to start the successful applicant at the beginning of Term 4.
To accommodate for our ever expanding staff, we are in the process of creating some new office and storage space. The end of the breezeway towards the admin area will be converted into office space next week. This will mean that access to the breezeway corridor will then be from the outside courtyard door only. Our Support Teacher, Mrs Holly Ebdon, will be using this space alongside our new AST. Over the holidays our Education Facilities Attendant, Brett and some wonderful parents will be establishing a garden area around our current flagpole at the front of the school. We will be erecting a second flag pole for an Aboriginal flag, and in Term 4 I will be coordinating with our Indigenous students and the Aboriginal Education Centre to create some art and a native garden bed. We will have an official opening for the new flag pole, which we are very excited about. More information about this will follow.
Over the holidays and into Term 4 we will be constructing a large shed behind the 5/6B classroom. This will be to house all of the EFA equipment, and allow Brett to do some work indoors in a safe environment. There may be some heavy machinery etc. on site and we will advise when this will happen once we get confirmed dates.
Our school is a vibrant, busy and wonderfully inclusive community. We thrive on continuous improvement and welcome any feedback from you to help us do this. Recently, a letter went home to encourage our school community to fill out a survey to let us know all the things we are doing well and how we can improve. If you haven’t already, I ask that you complete this as your thoughts are valued and will help us to continue on this journey.
Over the next few weeks our students will be participating in some activities in art where they may get a little messy, it would be wonderful if students are able to bring along a smock or old top to prevent their school uniform from getting dirty.
This year the Swimming Carnival will be held on Wednesday 18th September. All students from Grade 3-6 will be at the Clarence Aquatic Centre from 9:30 until 12:30pm.
Parents/carers are welcome to come along to watch and cheer. Volunteers are always appreciated. If you hold a current RWVP card and would like to help out on the day, please let the school office staff know.
Congratulations to last week's Principal's Award recipients:
Eadie K- For her persistence and growth with her reading.
Freya P- For constantly aspiring to do her best during Investigations and setting an example for other learners at all times.
June P- Amazing efforts during investigations with planning and creating. June really takes time to think about her learning.
Liyng W- For always having a go at challenges and accepting advice on ways to improve her work.
Zoe G- For her postitive contributions to our discussions and great motivation with her work.
Louie G- For his willingness to share his knowledge and love of Sciencewith the class.
Alice J- For outstanding generation of words in Spelling.
Bella B- For working much more consistently to produce excellent story writing.
Bayley R- for his excellence in completing investigations on topics of his choice and his enthusiasm for learning.
Peyton D- Her love of learning. Peyton is a highly organised and responsible class member with a high level of interest in all learning areas.
Max M- For producing a detailed and excellent animation of a Dreamtime Myth. Max was focused and determined to produce his best work.
Eleanor W- showing tremendous focus and skill when working her self-generated research into Australia's First Nation people.
Addison H- Always applying herself well to her learning. She is making great progress with her spelling and reading through hard work and perseverance. Addison also showed courage when she ran class meeting this week.
Well done Addison!
Addison F- For being a role model to her peers in the way she prepares herself for work, listens carefully to instructions and completes activities. Addison has made great progress in thinking about the world, asking questions and drawing conclusions. Well done Addison!
Jacob A- For the unique voice that you bring to the classroom. Jacob is always looking to ensure that his work demonstrates the full depth of your understanding and ability.
Addison D- the respectful manner with which she treat all members of our class and school. Addison's friendly, thoughtful and kind actions help others to feel as thought they are important and valued.
Elke W- For keeping her promise to continue to improve her throwing and catching skills.
Ashmeet D- For bringing an impressive energy to each PE lesson.
Jye M- For being determined to improve his writing skills; seeking and applying feedback to improve his understanding; and producing work that clearly shows his growth in this area.
Marlan W- For setting goals for his learning; seeking help to support his growth; and celebrating his successes in reading and maths.
Callum F- For consistently showing qualities of good sportsmanship.
Emma W- For demonstrating high participation levels and key leadership qualities.
Alex R- For consistently aspiring to produce work of a high standard. He is a supportive classmate who is generous with his help of others. Well done.
Megan N- For showing growth in her confidence to work with others outside her friendship group. Megan is also working towards confidently make informal presentations to the class. Well done.
The next assembly is on Friday 13th Sepember. 1A will be hosting, with sharing items from 2B and 4B. Assembly begins at 2:10pm in the GP room and parents/carers are welcome to come along to watch.
On Friday 13th September 5/6A will be visiting Woolworths supermarket, taking the Fresh Food Tour, before heading to the Glenorchy Library to take part in S.T.E.A.M activities. The bus will be leaving at 9:30am and returning to school at 1:00pm. Students can still order lunch from the canteen on this day.
4A and 4B will be visiting Goulburn Street Primary School on Tuesday 10th September. The grade 3/4 students from Goulburn St have been researching historical figures and will be presenting their findings as wax models. The bus will be leaving at 9:10 so students will need to be in class ready to go at 9am. Please
Both Prep A and B will be walking down to Simmons Park on Tuesday 10th September at 9am as part of their HaSS studies around Special Places. Students will need to wear full school uniform, appropriate footwear and bring a warm jacket in case of inclement weather.
Kinder Wombats and Kinder Possums recently visited Frank restaurant. This exciting culinary experience was part of their inquiry into fruits and vegetables. Students got to witness the preparation of food in a commercial setting and enjoy some fine dining. Thank you to Mr Heffernan for welcoming our Kinders to your restaurant!
Grade 2A and 2B got to visit the Sustainability Centre at Mt Nelson on Thursday to participate in a range of learning experiences. Students engaged in independent investigations around the centre, powering energy through cycling, looking at animal models, and the creative way every day objects can be turned into wondrous art. They put on gumboots and trekked through the bush to find water. Here we searched with recycled materials to find what we could in the water. They built on already established huts and worked as collaborators to problem solve. Students learnt more about human impact on on our environment and were challenged to think critically about how we can have a positive impact. It was a BIG day!
Thank you to the parents that were able to join us and to the parents who couldn't, we hope you heard about it!
The next meeting of the School Association will be on Wednesday 11th September.
The meeting will be held in the Library from 7pm. All are welcome to attend.
Thank you to everyone who was able to come along and support our Father's Day Breakfast. Hardworking volunteers did an amazing job, serving up a huge amount of egg and bacon rolls, toast and coffee to our visitors.
We hope all those who attended enjoyed their morning with us!
Entries are now open for the 2019 Schools Triathlon Challenge. Forms are available from the school office. Entries are due in by Monday 23rd September.
Entry is $25 per competitor, and students can choose to enter as an individual, as a team, or participate in both individual and team events. Payment is to be handed in with entry form.
Competitor packs will be handed out closer to the event. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
Please add the following dates to your calendar if you have a child in Grade 6:
Grade 6 Camp: November 6th-8th
Leavers Assembly: December 17th
Leavers Dinner: December 17th
Camp payment can be made via the Bpay details on the DoE invoice that was posted out, or at the school office.
An early reminder that Thursday 24th October is the Show Day public holiday, and Friday 25th October is a Student Free Day, while our staff undertake Professional Learning.
Care will not be provided on this day.
The 2019 annual DEC Concert for the Combined Primary Schools Band Program will be held on Friday 29th November.
More details, including ticket sale information will be provided later this term.