- Principals Report 30-10-2018
- Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Alert
- “A Mathematical Tug of War”
- Prep/One Report
- Glen Huon Primary School Car Boot Sale
- Celebration of The Arts 2018
- Classic Movie Night at the Palais Sunday 4th Nov 2018
- TWELVE TIMES HE SPOKE
- Huon Valley Golf Club
- Community Information Session
- Family Food Patch
- Upcoming Events
2019 Kindergarten Enrolments Urgent
If you have a student attending the Glen Huon Primary Kindergarten next year and you have not yet returned an enrolment form to the office please contact us as soon as possible so we can ensure we have the appropriate staffing for 2019. Please phone the school on 62666240 to advise us of your intentions. Enrolment forms are available at the front office.
This will be held on Thursday. Thank you to Michael Garner and Emma Gill who have worked to get this event together. They are now working with Declan West who is our new PE teacher to ensure we have a quality event on Thursday. We have the two houses that are yet to be named but are teal and maroon in colour. We encourage students to wear their house colours on the day of the event.
This week we have students representing the school in Marimba Mania at Margate Primary School on Friday. They have been practising very hard and the pieces they are playing sound great. We have a team of students heading to Launceston on Friday to compete in a Robotics competition on Saturday. They have planned and worked together to create some interesting routines. Well done to all these students who are engaging in activities showcasing our school in the wider community.
This week's animal family of the week is Amphibians - frogs, toads, newts and salamanders.
On Wednesday we will meet some real live frogs, and have a close look at our class tadpoles - they're growing back legs now! We'll also make some apple frogs and have some fun outside if the weather is nice.
This Thursday there is no bush playgroup, due to the school's Sports Carnival, sorry.
On Friday we'll meet some frogs and tadpoles, learn all about frogs, make a party blower frog, and play with the rainbow ring.
This Saturday's bush playgroup is cancelled due to the robotics trip to Launceston, I'm very sorry for any inconvenience.
Hope to see you there, Jess Black and Annette Carson
Parents are asked to be alert for symptoms of Whooping Cough (Pertussis). Towards the end of last term there were a few cases of Whooping Cough diagnosed in the school which were treated accordingly. Whooping Cough is still present in the wider community so parents are asked to be vigilant with their children in case they may have been exposed.
Below is information regarding Whooping Cough (Pertussis).
What is Pertussis?
Pertussis is an infection of the nose, throat and lungs caused by the germ Bordetella pertussis. Whooping cough spreads easily and can affect everyone but can be very serious in babies, the elderly, pregnant women (especially in the third trimester) and immunocompromised people. It is important to keep people with coughing symptoms away from babies so that they do not infect the baby with Pertussis or other germs.
Pertussis usually starts with a runny nose, mild fever and cough.
The coughing can get worse causing vomiting, choking and gasping for air, creating a ‘whooping sound’.
Babies can get sick quickly. They may go blue or stop breathing during coughing episodes and may require a hospital visit.
Why should I be concerned about Pertussis?
Pertussis can spread rapidly through an infected person coughing or sneezing. It is very easy to give to others at the start of the illness.
Without treatment a person can pass pertussis on for up to three weeks. With the correct treatment of antibiotics the infectious period can be cut to five days.
Babies are at greatest risk of harm from pertussis as they have soft airways that are vulnerable to damage from the severe coughing bouts.
Older children and adults can still get pertussis. While not as dangerous as it is in small babies, it is still a distressing condition, with the cough lasting up to 3 months.
What should I do now?
If you or your child are experiencing any of the symptoms or feel unwell please see your GP immediately. Try to limit your contact with other people especially babies.
Symptoms usually develop 7 to 10 days after exposure, but can be up to 21 days. The infected person can spread infection for up to 3 weeks though post antibiotics 5 days.
For more information, please contact your child’s GP or public health and let them know that your child may have been exposed.
What should I do if I think my child has Pertussis?
Watch for symptoms of pertussis over the next 3 weeks. If you suspect Pertussis, contact your doctor to book an appointment as soon as possible, tell the surgery that you suspect pertussis as there has been contact with a confirmed case.
The doctor will take a nose and throat swab. Sometimes a blood test is also taken. The doctor may start antibiotics before test results are confirmed.
Immunisation against Pertussis can reduce the severity of the illness.
Immunisation is provided by your local doctor and some local councils.
Can my child stay in school?
Many children with Pertussis are not feeling well enough to attend school and are more comfortable at home. Children can spread the infection to others through coughing, sneezing and poor hand hygiene. Children with Pertussis should be excluded from school for five days after starting antibiotic treatment.
I am pregnant and have been exposed to a child with pertussis. What should I do?
If you have had recent contact with pertussis you should contact your GP, who may wish to do a blood test to check if you are immune.
A booster immunisation in the third trimester is safe and gives protection by passing the protection from mother to baby. This will protect the baby until up to six weeks of age.
Thank you for giving this your attention. Your GP or Public Health will be able to answer any further questions that you might have about Pertussis.
if you might be able to assist our young Mathematicians who have been working on
“A Mathematical Tug of War”
It begins with a narrative….
The three travellers, weary, descended into the village.
There was an air of excitement as they found themselves pulled along with the crowd into the crumbling arena.
Jostling to clamber to a better viewing position, the sight before them was most unusual…
“Four equally strong footballers were pitted against the five equally strong boys of ‘One Direction’ (Music Band). The result was a draw.
Secondly, one footballer and two members of “One Direction” were pitted against an Ewock (Star Wars).
The result was also a draw.
In the third round, the Ewock and three members of “One Direction” opposed the four footballers”.
What do you think was about to happen?
Could you convince us?
Stephanie van der Schans, AST, Glen Huon.
In Prep/1 we have been fortunate to have a visit from Mrs Perkins to help us understand why sugar and fizzy drinks are not good for our teeth. We placed eggs in plastic cups and covered them with different liquids: water, orange juice and cola. After some time we saw that the shells of the eggs in the juice and cola were worn away – but the shell of the egg in the water was not affected at all! Mrs Perkins also showed us how to look after our teeth.
We are also enjoying working on a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) project with Ms Van Der Shans. Our focus is life on the farm and our first challenge is to design and build a fence that will keep a group of animals from straying! If you live on a farm in our beautiful valley, you might find your child’s exploration helpful in your real life challenge of keeping animals on the right side of the fence!
We are starting to sell some boots yeh!!!
Keep spreading the word!!
I am putting a call out for the following:
Someone to cook the BBQ,
Someone to make tea/coffee,
Anyone good at face painting?
Any other suggestions welcome!!! .... please contact Issy 0420 325 718.
This month's Classic Movie is the iconic, (rarely screened on TV), Oscar award winning 1995 American film, 'Dog Day Afternoon'.
Starring a young, sad brown eyed, ‘full head of hair’ Al Pacino and the fabulous John Cazale, whose stellar acting career was tragically cut short by his untimely death in 1978.
Synopsis: Based on a true 1972 story, Sidney Lumet's 1975 drama chronicles a unique bank robbery on a hot summer afternoon in New York City. Shortly before closing time, scheming loser Sonny (Al Pacino) and his slow-witted buddy, Sal (John Cazale), burst into a Brooklyn bank for what should be a run-of-the-mill robbery, but everything goes wrong, culminating with a media circus and large sympathetic crowd cheering for Sonny. (Courtesy Rotten Tomatoes)
Rated M (Medium level coarse language & violence)
Doors Open 6.30pm Admission $5 Movie starts 7.15pm
Bar will be running with reasonably priced quality refreshments to assist with digesting this high quality offering, the usual red/white/beer/cider/tea/coffee/milky milo.
Please bring a plate ( with something on it ) to share for supper during the intermission. Hope you can make it.
Deb & the "Classic Movie Team".
Twelve Times He Spoke - Regional Tour
Wednesday 21 November - Palais Theatre, Franklin
Starts at 7 pm.
DURATION 70 minutes (no interval)
PATRONS ADVICE Suitable for ages 16+ Contains adult themes and some strong language
Tickets $20 at the Franklin Post Office & also at the door on the night - if not sold out.
Book online now: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/tasmania-performs-twelve-times-he-spoke-tickets-51228453684?aff=ebdssbdestsearch