Cross Country Carnival
What a wonderful Cross Country Carnival we had last week, despite the rain towards the end. A HUGE thank you to Mr West for organising this event and also to our Mt Carmel Grade 10 helpers. It was just wonderful to see students encouraging each other, cheering each other on and helping the younger students.
The Huon Cross Country Carnival will be held on Wednesday 26th May and letters have already been sent home with students who were successful in being selected to represent our school in this.
Congratulations go to Marni, who last week was presented with the Junior BP Award at Girl Guides. The Award contains a series of challenges and activities in each of the fundamental areas of Guiding. She received a great new drink bottle as part of the award. What a wonderful achievement, Marni. You must be very proud of yourself!
At the beginning of the year information came through to schools about the opportunity to participate in an inter-school debating roster. A number of students from the 5/6 class showed an interest and so this term, 4 of our students, Olive, Ella, Heather and Elvy, are participating in the roster, with a second roster then taking place in 3rd Term for another group of students. Whilst only 3 speakers actually participate each week, the 4 girls work together on their arguments so that there is a reserve if someone happens to get sick. The student who is ‘reserve’ is rotated each week and the ‘reserve’ also watches the debate and makes feedback notes for the other team members. The roster runs for 4 debates and topics are only released 2 weeks prior to the debate. This week the topic was, “All Primary School Students should participate in Bike Education every year.” This was quite timely given Ride to School Week a few weeks ago. Our team argued for the Affirmative side at Bellerive Primary School yesterday. This was their first ever experience with debating and whilst they did not win the debate, they certainly did a wonderful job, spoke with great confidence and learnt a lot. We wish them all the very best for this new and exciting experience and for their future debates.
Congratulations to all our Grade 3 and 5 students who have undertaken NAPLAN testing over the past week we are so proud of you all. We still have a few catch-ups to do for students who were absent, but for the most part we have finished…and what better way to celebrate everyone’s efforts than with post-NAPLAN-pizza. Yum!
I had the pleasure of spending some time with the Kindergarten class on Monday. We shared the wonderful book “Press Here” written by Herve Tullet
On one of the pages it has glorious overlapping circles of colour and so we talked about what happens when you mix colours such as red and yellow or blue and red.
We also talked about what we thought would happen if you dipped the edge of paper towel into a plate of water. Then we combined these two things to explore what happens when we put a dot of Texta onto some paper towel and then dip this into a plate of water.
Student Council News – Talent Show
The Student Council are delighted and excited to announce that they will be hosting a Student Talent Show this term!
So start practicing and getting your acts together and let’s see who’s Got Talent in Glen Huon Primary School.
Auditions will be held during the first half of lunch on Tuesday June 1st and June 8th.
The Talent Show will be held Monday 28th June from 1:50pm until 2:45pm
Student Councillors will be visiting classrooms to ask for expressions of interest in Auditioning and will then create a schedule.
I had the absolute pleasure of spending an afternoon with Prep last week. We spent our time working on our fine motor skills. Fine motor skills, and developing the muscles in a child’s fingers and hands, is very important for young children. Fine motor movements involve the coordination of small muscles in the hands and fingers. Strong fine motor skills are essential when completing simple daily tasks, such as writing, opening lunch boxes, tying shoe laces and much more. Although these activities may seem easy to most adults, the coordination and muscle control required for young children is a lot harder than it looks!
It is a wonderful idea for children to spend time in the afternoon working with their hands, as hand work channels some of that physical energy at a time of day that can often feel chaotic. Some ideas for hand work at home in the afternoons could be knitting, craft, gardening, cooking or construction.
Ms Sarah Webb
Hello, My name is Elvy. In class I have been working on a project that I am very passionate about. Part of my project is to reach out to my school community and educate others on why the Koalas need our help.
On 25th May I have organised a ‘Save the Koala’ day. For a gold coin donation you can come to school in free dress.
On the day I will be running a mini documentary film about two koalas in the hall for anyone to come and watch. The film will be run at recess and again at first lunch time.
For extra fundraising I will be selling popcorn and icy poles in the canteen. These items will cost $1 each.
I am looking forward to a fun day. Thanks for your support.
The Parents and Friends Association is pleased to announce that the SCHOOL DISCO has returned!!!
We are ready to create a fun and safe event for the students.
When: Friday 25th June
Time: 5pm - 7pm
Where: The School Hall
Cost: $5 per student
The $5 cost will include a sausage in bread (or vegetarian equivalent if selected on RSVP), snacks and a glow stick to make a bracelet.
Additional food and glowsticks will be available to purchase at the canteen.
Students will be asked to bring their own drink bottles which can be filled up at the canteen due to COVID-19 regulations.
In the past parents and guardians have been able to attend but due to COVID-19 regulations there will be a limited number of parent tickets available and we ask that only children who attend the school are able to attend.
More details on how to purchase tickets to follow next week.
Thank you again
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