We are experiencing a lot of illness at the moment and thank parents for supporting us and our whole school community by keeping students at home when they are unwell.
A reminder that children should not be sent to school if they are feeling unwell and have any of the following symptoms:
- Runny nose
- Cough, sore/itchy throat
- Shortness of breath
Children should only return to school once these symptoms have passed.
In order to protect the health of everyone in our school community we ask that families continue to support us by keeping your children at home if they are at all unwell.
We acknowledge that this can be very challenging for parents who work, but it is so very important, in order to ensure everyone’s health and safety.
Our next sharing assembly is coming up on Monday 7th June. Please contact the school office if you wish to attend so that we can ensure we have adequate seating set up. All visitors are asked to sign in at the front office and a hand sanitisation station is provided at the entry to the Assembly Hall.
Huon FM visit
Yesterday Eamon and Neve visited Huon FM to deliver a report on some of the things which have been happening in our school since the beginning of term. They both spoke extremely well and enjoyed the experience of being able to have a look at a live radio studio.
We are looking at finding ways of improving engagement with the school newsletter. At the last School Association meeting a number of parents indicated that they would appreciate having a paper copy, as this can go on the fridge or somewhere else where it can be looked at later rather than the email disappearing further down the inbox when people are busy.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE PAPER COPIES OF THE NEWSLETTER PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE ?
We also discussed the fact that students may not be getting much opportunity to engage with the newsletter when it is digital form. Each class will now be getting a ‘Class Copy’ of the newsletter and teachers will be able to read this to students and make them aware of it’s content too.
Desktop Computers for Sale
We have 7 computers for sale with Monitors, power cables. These are only 3 years old and are being replaced by laptops as they take up less space in classrooms and are more flexible in their use.
The specifications of the computers for sale are listed below and we are asking $150 per computer.
Please contact the office if you wish to purchase one of these.
Lenovo ThinkCentre M710s – 2018
Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz
256GB M.2 hard drive
The morning rush to leave the house is often the most stressful part of the day for parents of school children. Making sure your kids are up, washed, dressed and have had a decent breakfast can be an uphill struggle, and if you’re trying to get to work yourself, it can be even more stressful.
At Glen Huon Primary School, we have something called Breakfast Club. It runs from 8.30am Monday to Friday and is staffed by volunteers from the Parents and Friends Association. We serve toast and Milo to any student that would like something to eat. Some days we have other things such as yoghurt, porridge, pikelets or grilled cheese on toast, depending on what donations we receive.
Our Breakfast Club at Glen Huon is largely funded by the school. We receive some donated bread from Banjos Bakery and also we get some items from Foodbank when we are able to get into the city.
If you would like to get involved, there are a number of things you can do:
- Volunteer to help serve. Send the Parents and Friends Association an email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/message Laura on 0437177507
- Donate jams, honey, spreads. We go through 2-3 jars a week and are always looking for more.
- Donate breakfast items such as milk, cereal, flour, bread, eggs, baked beans.
- Sponsor us. If you know a business that would like to sponsor the Breakfast club, please contact Laura on 0437177507 so we can get the ball rolling.
Thank you for your continued support.
Last Wednesday Grade 5/6 were privileged to teleconference with Sasha Samochina, one of NASA’s creative team. Sasha Samochina (sam-ocean-uh) is an award-winning creative technologist. Sasha’s first love is art and through her visualization skills, she pioneered the first-ever 360° video release on NASA's social media. Currently, she manages the Data Visualization & Infusion Group and is the Project Lead for JPL’s ProtoSpace software. Basically this means that Sasha can put scientists, engineers and astronauts on Mars, and other areas of space, to do their research work through VR (virtual reality) technology that connects with modules in space. Sasha encouraged our students to use their passions and talent, however small, to do something big in the world. One of the great things she loves about her job is being in the NASA control center. There, a deep space network that uses satellite dishes in California, Madrid (Spain) and closer to home in Canberra, gathers data from across the universe. When Sasha is working from the control center she is often awestruck listening to the whole universe talking to one place. Sasha left us with some homework to look up a couple of websites that she has been working on. accessmars.com gives a virtual tour of the surface of Mars as photographed by the Curiosity Rover and bit.ly/planetarium360 will allow you to see more of the NASA missions current and past. There’s some great things to discover on both sites. We look forward to more teleconference opportunities as part of our schools involvement in the One Giant Leap ‘Wattle happen to the wattle’? project.
Would you like to save on your weekly grocery shop at Woolworths?? With an Entertainment membership you can save 4%!! That adds up to a lot over the year - more than paying for the book itself! Not only that but there are loads of 2 for 1 vouchers (great when you have kids!) and discounts on fun activities including the movies.
At the moment you will also receive a FREE Upgrade to a Multicity membership - includes Hobart, Launceston and other regions and cities in Australia.
With every membership sold, our school will get $14 - this all helps our savings for the new playground!!
It's a win win situation - supporting our school and saving money!
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