Annual General Meeting
to be held 3rd March
commencing at 6pm
followed by a General Meeting.
Several positions will become vacant,
these positons will be for a 2 year tenure.
Please come and support the school.
The canteen will be opening from Thursday 25th February. It will be open every Thursday, provided we can get enough volunteers.
Katherine and Laura will be organising the general running and they are currently seeking volunteers to help. They would ideally like 2-3 people each Thursday to cook meals, sell snacks and clean up afterwards. The plan would be that they could get enough volunteers to have a rotating roster so you would only have to do it once a month.
In order to volunteer at the school you will need to have a working with vulnerable people check:
To help in the canteen you will need to complete an online food safety course. This takes about 2 hours and is free.
On days that you volunteer in the canteen, your children will receive their lunch for free.
If you are interested, please contact either Laura Corbett or Katherine Dewhurst for further information.
A parent is looking for a second hand Rugby top size 6.
This uniform has been discontinued but someone might have a forgotten one tucked away in the bottom of a drawer.
Please contact the office if you can assist.
Hey everyone, check out our wonderful weaving that we did with our buddies in Kinder. We used flax to weave an interesting pattern across our cardboard frames.
Our class also spent some time in the bush playground making leaf rubbings with crayon and paper so we could look at the structure of the leaves. We have been very creative this term already and can’t wait to share some more of our art. See you next time.
A big Hi to all my ‘family’ at Glen Huon. Just to reassure you all, whilst I am involved in the pilot program to support Maths teaching in the State this year, I will continue to visit Glen Huon twice a week. I am absolutely committed to all our growth in Mathematics and to developing Numeracy confidence and disposition.
For the next few newsletters, I thought I would share some great insights from a recent article by Professor Doug Clarke, whom I had the privilege of working beside during my study.
My thoughts echo Doug’s message:
“To those parents I’d say, firstly, you’re probably more capable than you think, and secondly, if you’re not, there are still many different things you can do to help. And this goes for grandparents (like me) too, who often have more time and opportunities to help”. (D. Clarke, 2021)
Doug reminds us of some general principles to keep in mind
- Homework focused on family activities assists children to do better at school
- Building on success, acknowledging errors leads to learning
- Letting our kids work it out, holding back from being too helpful is crucial
- Being patient, giving them time to think
- Talking about how they got there
- Using the precise words (Mathematical words), a 10 litre bucket instead of a big bucket.
So, a couple of his ideas to get you started or to affirm the great work you are already doing.
❶ In the supermarket, ask your child
-how many people till we reach the cashier,
-to collect a 2kg bag of rice or the 3 litre milk carton,
-which is better value – the 575g of Weetbix or the 1.2Kg,
-how many chicken drumsticks we might expect if I ask for 500 grams.
over to you …
❷ Find a moment each week to play a quick card or dice game, continue the family jigsaw puzzle, play snakes and ladders or if you are really brave, Monopoly. Games are a terrific way to continue to develop Mathematics capability.
Enjoy those everyday opportunities,
Cheers, Stephanie van der Schans, Lead Quality Teaching Coach – Numeracy.
Dear parents, friends, if your child/children are interested in joining my Drama Group this year please fill out this form and return it to the office at school. This is for students from Grade 2 to High School or for any children who don't attend the Glen Huon School.
Numbers depend on the musical/drama I choose.
Any questions will need to be directed to me on 0417660232.
Glen Huon Drama Enrolment
Parent or guardian............................
Contact number ....................
Please return information to the school office.
Throughout 2020-21, to mark 100 years of the Archibald Prize, we re partnering with organisations across Australia to present FREE SCREENINGS of LOOBY a film that captures the art, life and times of the competitions most controversial winner.
Artist Keith Looby and his work have been unjustly erased, film producer Sean Murphy says. Looby's awards include the Archibald Prize (1984). He lived in Canberra in the 1970s and the 1990s, and was named Canberra Artist of the Year in 1992. Looby's works have been exhibited by many galleries in Australia and overseas. But, Murphy says, Looby's works have been removed from both private and public galleries around Australia and he is largely unknown to the new generation of curators - Canberra Times.
Starts at 7 pm.
Bar from 6.30 pm. Bring a plate for Supper.