Teachers are currently writing progress reports for students in Prep-Grade 6. Reports will be sent home in the last week of this Term 1. These reports are intended to give families an indication of how children have settled into the new school year. Teachers may also use these reports to celebrate strengths or achievements already identified this year as well as providing an opportunity to document any concerns teachers may have. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the reports once they have been receive please make an appointment to see your child’s teacher at the beginning of Term 2.
Huon and Channel Swimming Carnival
I had the absolute pleasure of accompanying our team of Grade 3-6 swimmers to the Huon and Channel Swimming Carnival yesterday. What a fantastic and encouraging group of young people! Everyone was supporting and cheering each other on and they certainly represented our school very well. Thank you also to our helpers who assisted with marshalling, getting students organised and on the finishing line.
NAPLAN testing for Grade 3 and 5 students will this year be going ahead again and with the exception of the Grade 3 writing test, will be conducted online. More information will be coming to families of students in these grades soon. This term students will have an opportunity to engage in an online practice platform which will familiarise them with the format of the testing and the style of questions. NAPLAN testing will then take place over a number of days beginning on May 11th. If families have any questions or concerns about this please come and see either myself or your child’s teacher. More information can also be found on the NAPLAN Online website https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment
Glen Huon Playground Survey
Today Lisa from the Huon Valley Council came to our morning assembly to talk to everyone about the plans for renewing the Glen Huon Playground. This playground has a long history within our community and so the council are very keen to have input from students and families regarding what this playground might look like for the next generation. There are posters of suggested equipment on display in the Multipurpose Room Windows. Each student has been given a survey to either complete at school or to take home. If you would like an additional survey to complete as a family, more are available from the office. Please return any surveys to the box just outside the staffroom which has been provided by the council by next Monday 22nd March.
Our wonderful Parents and Friends are helping cook breakfast club each morning.
Whilst we can’t accept home made jams due to COVID, if you would like to donate jars of store-bought jam, Vegemite or honey, this would be greatly appreciated.
We have had a very busy start to the school year and also quite a number of public holidays on Mondays and so we will be holding our first sharing assembly this coming Monday 22nd March at 2:00pm
We ask that any parents wishing to attend the assembly please contact the school by Friday 19th March so that we can ensure we have enough spaced seating set out. Please ensure you arrive early enough to allow time to sign in at the office. A hand sanitiser station will also be set up at the entry to the Multipurpose Room.
Remaining Assembly Dates for 2021:
- May 10th
- June 21st
- August 9th
- September 13th
- November 1st
- December 6th
Scholastic Book Club is due on Monday 22nd March not the date on the catalogue that went home last Wednesday. Bare in mind that due to the holidays starting a week earlier to include Easter there is a high chance our book club orders will arrive during the school holidays. If this is the case all orders will be delivered to students the first Tuesday back of Term 2. Please keep this in mind when ordering.
Thanks Kate Harvey – Library Aide
Only 2 weeks left till our Easter raffle is drawn!!
We are still looking for donations of chocolate, Easter eggs, bunnies, baskets, craft items and Easter gifts. Any donations can be taken to the school office by Monday 29th March.
Raffle tickets have been sent home. If you would like more, please see the school office and they will provide you with another booklet. Please make sure all tickets are returned to the office by Monday 29th March.
All money raised will be going directly to the fundraising efforts to replace and upgrade our schools playground equipment.
All staff, children and families are invited to design a ‘person’ cut-out to represent themselves that will then be linked together and displayed in the office corridor windows. Ms Webb will provide various templates for the children to choose. There will also be some templates available at the office if family members would like to do one to add to the chain.
Harmony Week is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism. The message of Harmony Week is ‘everyone belongs’. It is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.
In Year 3 Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum (HaSS), children explore the diversity of their community and the different celebrations and commemorations, locally and in other places around the world. Harmony Week provides the perfect opportunity for Year 2/3 to meaningfully engage in the HaSS curriculum by organising some cultural lunchtime Harmony Week activities for everyone to enjoy. These activities will lead up to Friday 26th when everyone is invited to wear orange and the following activities will be organised. These celebrations create opportunities for all of us to think, talk about and recognise how our differences make Australia a great place to live.
All staff and children are invited to bring in a significant object from their family to add to the museum in the Year 2/3 classroom. The museum will be open at lunchtime on Friday 26th. More information will be sent home this week.
Hi parents and students, just a reminder that drama has started. 3.10pm - 6pm. PICK UP is at the hall door, not Carpark.
The following week we will continue our finish time of 6.30pm. Children NEED a drink and tea break food, or a snack if they are eating again when they get home.
I do need a contact and phone numbers for each student.