- Principals Report 16-10-2018
- Bush Fire Ready Glen Huon
- Morning Tea Robotics Fundraiser
- GLEN HUON PRIMARY SCHOOL 2019 KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENTS
- Car Boot Sale Fundraiser
- Prep/One STEM Inquiry (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) is underway this Term.
- Making Mathematics
- Wildlife Rescue
- Celebration of The Arts 2018
- Fundraising For Drought
- GARAGE SALE TRAIL - Saturday (only) 20th October
- Southern City BMX
- Farewell Invitation
- Family Food Patch
- Royal Hobart Show
- Car Show
- Upcoming Events
It was wonderful to arrive back to school after a break and to see so many smiling faces and students eager to learn. It is term four and the UV is rising so it is vitally important that students now wear hats during the times they are advised to. We have lovely green bucket hats for sale at the office for $8.00, these are smart and are in uniform colours. Please make sure they are named if you purchase one. Caps are not suitable headwear for sun protection as they do not cover the back of the neck and the top of the ears are vulnerable and exposed. The grounds are looking inviting with some lovely green grassy areas in the shade to play in. Our bean bags are great under the shady trees. I am looking forward to a great term in the warmer months.
Unfortunately we are still looking for a PE teacher. Due to this the planning for the athletic carnival is behind schedule we will hope to have a carnival between 29th October and 10th November. There are plans in place for the organisation of this and I will keep you informed as to the current status of this planning. It will be a whole school carnival held on the community oval in Glen Huon.
Stephanie van der Schans and I will be in Launceston Thursday and Friday for the Principals conference and the Inspire Learning Together Awards. We are very proud to have Steph nominated for the Maths Champion Award. This highlights the great work we are undertaking at Glen Huon Primary in Numeracy. Thank-you Steph for leading us in this learning.
In the holidays Tanya Munro was presented with the National Service Medal for 15 years of volunteer fire fighting with the Cygnet Brigade. We are very proud of Tanya and her achievements. Well done.
On Wednesday 24th October the canteen will be open at recess. The money raised for this fundraiser is to support the Robotics team whom are competing in the Lego League State-wide Robotics Competiton in Launceston on 3rd November.
Thank you Jackie Taylor.
Glen Huon Primary School are now taking
enrolments for Kindergarten 2019.
If your child was born before 31st December 2014
please contact the school to obtain an enrolment
form as soon as possible.
Pre-Kinder will be on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 2:45, commencing 4th term.
Come along and experience our homely, garden and bush environments where children play in natural settings. The learning environment is underpinned by the Early Years Learning Framework and is supported by a Play Based Learning Curriculum. The chickens and a vegetable garden offer a natural play space for children to learn about caring for animals and how to grow and make life long healthy food choices.
Or you may like to contact the Kindergarten teacher, Ro Jungmann by email.
We have worked our way through the whole alphabet this year! So this term we're going to focus on animals - a different animal group each week.
This week's focus is Invertebrates - insects, bugs, slugs and snails.
On Wednesday (9 - 11 in Kinder) we will meet some minibeasts, do butterfly paintings, make a little worm farm and make some fun healthy "bugs" with fruit and vegetables.
On Thursday (9 - 11 in the bush) we'll be looking for invertebrates in nature with our magnifying lenses, make some muddy puddles to play in and bake apples in the campfire.
On Friday (9 - 11 in the Hall) we'll be playing with the parachute, meeting some friendly minibeasts, reading about bugs and making an insect craft.
Don't forget that PreKinder starts this week on Wednesday afternoons for all children starting Kinder next year!
We hope to see you there!
Jess Black and Annette Carson
Our first task is to create the best fencing to house our new farm arrivals safely.
We will be making model paddocks to display our solutions, carefully considering the animal’s particular needs.
The planning group are gathering materials to begin the constructions next week.
We would welcome any donations of the following to assist the investigations.
Orange netting bags
Flyscreen mesh or curtain netting
Pre loved plastic toy animals
Scraps of wool and no longer needed knitting needles
Small shoe boxes or other small boxes with lids
Small wooden blocks or small timber offcuts
Reeds or rushes that could be platted into small fence panels
we look forward to sending in our progress photos as we take on each challenge.
Byron, Eleanor, Belle and Miss van der Schans.
Way back in 1925…. How many years ago was that ????? students leaving Primary School had to complete an exam to be ‘allowed’ to attend High School.
Try a few of these MATHEMATICS Questions at home to see how you might (or your grandparents) might have gone.
An airman travels from 7:10am to 5:40pm on the same day, and he finds he has gone 525 miles. How far does he go in an hour?
A merchant buys 150 tons of potatoes, but he finds after storing them for some time, that 37 ½ per cent of them are not fit for sale. What weight of good potatoes has he for sale?
Make a drawing as accurately as you can to show the eight chief points of the compass. How many degrees are there between north-east and west?
Construction work to be done with a compass and ruler, and angle to be measured by means of a protractor.
Construct a triangle with a base 3 ½ inches and angle at the base 45⁰ and 75⁰ respectively. Measure the remaining sides and angle.
₤87 17s. 9 ½ d. x 57?
Stephanie van der Schans
AST Glen Huon.
Respect extends to all the creatures we share our beautiful planet with.
Yesterday we had a visit from a She Oak Skink whilst lining up for Music. He was about 20cm long, with a thick black tongue.
The She Oak Skink only lives in our State, it is not found on the mainland of Australia. (Endemic)
It lives in a variety of habitats across Tasmania.
Thank you to our respectful caring students who assisted it to be safely re located to the woodland where it could search for food. It uses its powerful jaws to crush the shells of beetles.
Its main threats are cats and kookaburras.
Sometimes people mistake them for snakes, because of their long tail and the way it raises its head when frightened.
Keep your eyes open if you see any other reptiles around the school grounds and let an adult know if you do.
Miss van der Schans
AST, Glen Huon
There will be a garage sale of ‘SECOND HAND TREASURE’ left over from life in general. The sale is being held on Saturday 20th October between 9am and 1pm at 209 WATSONS ROAD, GLEN HUON.
There is also another ‘ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS GARAGE SALE’ at the neighbors , 179 Watsons Road Glen Huon.
Please come and fossick. There will be plants for the garden, clothing and other household goods for the picking.