We are continuing to experience high levels of student illness. Again, I thank parents for keeping students at home if they are unwell. This is so very important as it prevents viruses from spreading through the school community. Please note that students should not be returning to school until symptoms have gone or medical advice has been sought. If your child becomes unwell through the day, we will be calling home and they will need to be collected from school. If your child is unwell and absent from school, please contact the school office, as we are having to make a lot of follow-up attendance phone calls at the moment, thank you.
Sharing Assembly Reminder
A reminder that our next Sharing Assembly is coming up on Monday 7th June at 2:00pm. Please contact the office if you wish to attend so that we can ensure adequate seating. On the day of the assembly, please also ensure you sign in at the front office and make use of the hand sanitisation station at the entry to the hall.
Song Room Celebration
Our school has been participating in the Song Room program. As part of this program a music specialist comes and works alongside each of the teachers in our school modelling how music can be used in the classroom to enhance learning and thinking. To celebrate and share some of the learning that has been going on, we will be holding a special Song Room Assembly on Tuesday 29th June at 2pm. Each class will be sharing one of the musical ‘items’ they have been learning. Parents are welcome to come. Please contact the office if you wish to attend so that seating can be arranged and also sign in on the day.
Pirate Day and Save the Koala Day
A reminder that Pirate Day is coming up on Tuesday 15th June. This has been organised by Ella one of our Grade 6 students as part of her “I Project”.
Congratulations also to Elvy on a very successful Save the Koala Day and thank you to everyone who supported this.
It is wonderful to see students so passionate about such important causes, finding ways to inform others and learning many skills along the way about how to coordinate events like this.
We are getting very excited for our school disco!!
Here is more updated information on the facts you will need to know about what’s happening!!
Where is it?
The school hall at Glen Huon Primary School
When is it?
Friday 25th June 2021
What time is it?
5pm to 7pm
How much does it cost?
$5 per child and parents are free
What do you get for your money?
Children are provided with a sausage in bread, snacks and one glow stick to make a bracelet. Please have your child bring their own drink bottle due to COVID guidelines. A vegetarian option can be selected on the RSVP.
On the night there will be extra party food to purchase priced at either 50 cents or $1. Extra glow sticks will also be available to buy priced at 2 for $1, although colour choice will be a random selection.
Please return the RSVP to the school office by Friday the 18th of June. When returning your RSVP please include $5 per child. Please make sure that you have your child/ren’s names clearly on the RSVP, this will allow us to get everyone into the disco faster.
Only children who are enrolled in the school will be able to attend so unfortunately no older or younger siblings. There will be a limited number of adult tickets available for free at the office provided on a first come first served policy. Adults will need to fill in a COVID tracing form on arrival.
On the night you will need to sign your children into the disco. This is for both students who will be attending either with or without parents. Your name will need to be on the list to be eligible for the lucky door prize.
Remember come dressed for fun, costumes, dance clothes, party clothes, whatever makes you happy!
If you are unable to come but would like to help out by providing a donation towards the food, drink or fun please contact Megan Perkins email@example.com 0427 396 374.
As part of our fund raising activities, the Parents Association will be putting together the Glen Huon Primary School Family Favourites Cook Book. We would love it to be bursting at the seams with recipes from your family; Uncle Don's Meatloaf, Nanna Barb's Apple Pie, The Hill Family's "special" cheese on toast....from fine dining to movie snacks, if it's something your family loves to eat, we'd love to include it.
Recipes catering for dietary issues encouraged, so too are kids drawings of the finished products.
Please email through your goodies to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Emily 0415045290.
Our CU students have started accessing the new CU portal and finding lots of learning activities.
Isabelle found out the name of the world’s oldest board game – and then she made her own!
Pippa and Abigail have completed some great activities too – haiku poems, animal behaviour and fermentation!
We hope other CU students will go to the portal some rainy day and find activities that interest them.
Gen Dorian Michelle Lovell
The Huon and Channel Cross Country was last week, and our team of endurance runners did an incredible job. The track was quite long and the weather was challenging, but they all ran as best as they could. Well done. Thank you to Sita, Leila and Leesa for helping our team on the day.
Dear Movie Lovers,
And now for something completely different.
It's 20,000 years ago in Western Europe. Cro Magnons, the first "modern humans" have arrived and the tribe head off for their annual bison hunt. This is to be the coming of age of the chief's son, but he is thrown off a cliff by a bison and abandoned by the tribe. Injured and alone, the boy has to find his way home.
A lavish American production shot in Canada and Iceland with Australian actor Kodi Scott-McPhee, Alpha is at its heart a traditional boy-and-his dog story. Full of peril but avoiding on-screen violence, Alpha is a film for the whole family, so bring the kids along.
Spectacular and exciting as it is, the film also attempts to be historically and culturally accurate in its depiction of life in the Upper Paleolithic period. If the faces in the bear skins look modern, it's because they are. These were the first humans to have protruding chins and features like ours. They wove and sewed and crafted exquisite stone tools, some of which the actors had to learn to do.
Extensive archeological research has been carried out on the Solutrean people who inhabited central Europe from 20,000 to 17,000 years ago and the original intention of this film was to depict their lives. The dialogue is spoken in an entirely constructed language developed by linguistics experts. Tribal life is based on artifacts and cave paintings from the time. The film's title was changed from The Solutrean to Alpha quite late in development when the storyline of the first domesticated dog took centre stage.
Come along and find your inner caveperson.
‘Bring a plate to share’ is back after COVID.
However, if you don't feel comfortable eating from a shared plate, you may bring your own BYO nibbles and snacks.
Hygiene and Social Distancing
We have the standard Tasmania-wide COVID-safe protocols in place, as mandated by Council: hand sanitisers, social distancing (1.5m), disinfecting and cleaning. Seating distances, queues at bar areas etc will be explained and supervised by the Palais Management Committee on the night.
For Contact Tracing Purposes
Please note that from 1 May 2021, the Palais Theatre is legally required to ask customers to use the free Check in TAS app to collect contact tracing information. So please make sure you have downloaded the app before you come to the movies.
If you don’t have a smart phone, you can still sign in manually - your contact details will be securely stored then destroyed after 4 weeks.
Sunday 6 June at the Franklin Palais.
Doors open 6.30pm
Film starts after 7.15pm but before 7.30pm
There will be a bar operating.
Food may be shared but feel free to bring your own.
The Palais Collective Shop will be open prior to the movie. Locally made crafts, cards and other gifts are available.