Well….what a wonderful day we have had celebrating Book Week! So many book characters arrived at school this morning. The Dress-Up Parade was once again a big hit. This year the staff all chose to dress up with a Roald Dahl Theme. Each class is also undertaking some Mathematics activities in class based upon the book their teacher’s costume was inspired by.
Last week was National Science Week and on Thursday the 5/6 class attended the Huon STEAM Expo. Students learnt about pollination, solar cookers, found out about soil and planted tomato seeds.
Then on Friday both the 4/5 and 5/6 classes were lucky enough to attend the Festival of Bright Ideas in Hobart. There they learnt about plant-based dyes and undertook some painting with these. They were able to make Solar powered circuits, investigated the pH of various materials, looked at bugs under microscopes, pat baby animals and much, much more.
2021 School Satisfaction Surveys
Each year the Department of Education conducts School Satisfaction Surveys in Tasmanian Government schools, to gain feedback on what families think our schools do well and where you think we may improve.
We encourage each family to complete the survey about Glen Huon Primary School. Your feedback is very important to help us inform our school planning and decision-making.
You can complete the online survey at any time until Friday 17 September 2021. Survey link: https://ncv.microsoft.com/t8ayXjNiJq
All responses are anonymous and confidential with the survey carried out on a secure website.
Feedback is only accessible to the school Principal and teachers and relevant Department of Education staff, in online summary report formats with no individuals or families identifiable.
For any assistance please contact Education Performance and Review by emailing: email@example.com.
Thank you for taking the time to fill in this survey.
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and statistics show that Melanoma is the most common cancer affecting young Australians aged 15 to 24. (Cancer Institute NSW, 2020) The good news is that skin cancer is highly preventable.
It is now time to be SunSmart- beginning of September to the end of April!
In Tasmania average peak UV levels reach 3 and above from September to April, which means that all staff and students need to be using the following sun protection.
Slip on a shirt - dress your child in clothing that covers as much skin as possible (e.g. elbow length tops with a higher neckline or collar and longer style shorts or skirts). Densely woven fabrics are best.
Slop on SPF 30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen – apply a generous amount of sunscreen at the start of the day and provide permission for sunscreen to be reapplied to your child before they go outdoors. This should be applied every two hours.
Slap on a hat – one that protects the face, neck and ears such as a broad brimmed, legionnaire or bucket style hat. Peak caps do not offer enough protection and are not recommended by SunSmart.
Seek shade – choose shady spots for play whenever possible.
Slide on some sunglasses - if practical and approved by the service. Make sure they are labelled AS 1067 and cover as much of the eye area as possible.
In line with Cancer Council advice and Department of Education policy, it will be compulsory for students to wear their approved (bucket- style) sun hat from the beginning of September- end of April. Parents can help by reminding your child to bring and wear their approved sun hat every day. If your child needs a new school sunhat, you can purchase one from the office for $8.50 and are available in M/L and L/XL sizes. All staff are expected to model good practice and bring their hats to school each day from the beginning of September too!
August 26th- Pies
Party pies (x4)
Vegetarian Quiche (x4)
Sausage rolls (x4)
September 2nd - Pasta
September 9th - Sushi
September 16th - Pizza
September 23rd - Burgers
Fathers Day Stall
Don’t forget, forms along with correct money need to be returned to the office by this Friday the 27th of August or you can order online using Spriggy. Online orders will be open until Thursday the 2nd of October.
The canteen is still looking for more volunteers to help keep it running! If you are interested in helping please contact Laura Corbett on 0437177507.
As you would know there was a Sloth Day Fundraiser at Glen Huon Primary on Thursday 12th August.
We raised $184.20. The Jelly Bean Count was very successful with the winner being Eleanor Dransfield guessing 422 jelly beans.
Thank you to everyone for helping us to help the sloths.
Pippa, Tiarna, Indika, Quilla and Emma.