- Principal Report 20-11-18
- Triathlon Event Postponed
- Parents & Friends
- Art Exhibition Fundraiser
- Grade 4/5 Report
- Congratulations to our young Mathematicians
- Student Assistance Scheme (STAS) 2019
- Glen Huon Primary School Car Boot Sale
- Bush Playgroup Excursion
- Come and see our farms
- MUSICAL PERFORMANCE EXTRAVAGANZA!!!
- Huon and Channel Athletics Carnival
- School Choir
- Upcoming Events
A letter in regards to school closure on 28th November until 10.30am is coming home today. To ensure everyone is aware of what is occuring I have repeated the letter here.
Public sector unions have called stop work action on 28th November 2018.
As a result of the number of teaching staff participating in this action, there will not be enough teachers on duty at the school to ensure adequate supervision for students. Therefore the Minister has decided that the school will not open until 10.30am.
This will mean the following arrangements for the day:
- The school will be open from 10.30am and there and all staff will be on site by this time.
- Classes will start at 11.00am.
I sincerely regret the inconvenience to parents and the disruption to the learning program for students; however, student safety is my primary concern.
The following official release is to alert all schools that the Hobart Schools Triathlon Challenge at Bellerive Beach has had to be postponed due to a severe weather forecast. There are significant heavy rainfalls forecast over the next 3 days:
20-50m Friday (There are also 35-50kph Southerly winds forecast on Friday)
The safety of students is the first priority and with this much rain it is not possible to ensure safety and to provide appropriate shelter from the rain as Marquees will not be able to be put up due the forecast winds on Friday.
There will be a Parents & Friends meeting next Tuesday 27th November at 9am in the meeting room (near the office). Open to everyone, children welcome. We will plan a Christmas fundraiser and start thinking about events for next year - would we like to run a school fair, a lantern parade, a colour/mud run or something else? Come along and have your say!
Hope to see you there,
You are all invited to...
The Glen Huon Primary School Art Exhibition Fundraiser this
Friday, 30th November 2018, between 6.30pm - 8.30pm
in the school hall.
Every student has a work of art on display that will be available to purchase for $10.
We have a lucky door prize, live music, drinks and nibbles and an artist at work
whose masterpiece will be up for auction as a one off original.
Come along and bring friends and family for a great night out.
This week in Smarties we will be learning all about birds!
On Wednesday we can meet some friendly chickens, make feathery bird crafts and look and listen outside for all the local birds. If your family has a pet bird who'd like to visit, they're very welcome!
On Thursday we'll use bird identification books and a bird call app to learn more about the birds of Glen Huon, as well and digging, climbing, splashing and playing in nature. Bush playgroup runs in all weather - there's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing!
On Friday we'll play with the parachute, read about birds and make a flapping bird to take home.
We hope to see you there!
Jess Black and Annette Carson
Yesterday Grade 4 / 5 began a Maths investigation – “Bone Puzzle Baffles Detectives” led by Forensic Scientist (aka Ms van der Schans and her able assistant Junior Forensic Scientist Fromholtz.)
The children were given this information –
Detectives have found a bone buried in a hole on the banks of the Huon River. Forensic anthropologists have established that the bone is a radius bone and that certainly belongs to a human being. The bone measured 28cm long. Police don’t know the gender of the person yet. The detectives hope soon to provide a clearer picture of what this person may have looked like.
The children worked in small teams to begin solving the problem. There were lots of maths skills being utilised. The children had to collect data from people, specifically heights and radius bone measurements to make predictions about the mystery person’s height.
Last Tuesday, Willow Hutchinson, Keira Anderson, James Manson Trengrove, Layla Flakemore, Jason Parbs, Jazmine Taylor, Paige Wooley, Ryan Burrows, Michael Garrad, Max Newbon, Erin Szalman, Eli Wright and Daniel Shilcock received their certificates for this year’s Australian Mathematics Competition.
Our 13 representatives competed alongside several hundreds of thousands of students nationally.
We were awarded 3 Distinctions, 6 Credits and 4 Proficiency certificates, exhibiting strengths in Arithmetic in both Divisions. Layla’s award placed her in the top 21%, Keira in the top 10% and Willow in the top 8% of their year groups. The Middle Primary Division students demonstrated their strengths in both Statistics and Probability and Fractions. The Upper Primary Division - Algebra, 2-D Shape and Statistics and Probability
We plan to analyse our responses to see where we may have missed vital clues, to share our collective strategies and to increase our repertoire of approaches.
The next Competition is to be held on 1stAugust 2019.
STUDENT ASSISTANCE SCHEME (TAS) 2019
The Student Assistance scheme provides assistance for some families towards the cost of levies.
Families who were approved and received Student Assistance in 2018 have been sent correspondence regarding STAS directly from the Department. Completed application forms can be directly returned to the Department by post, or they can be dropped in to the school office for posting.
For parents enrolling for the first time, application forms are at the school office.
Please check the table below to see if you are eligible.
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.
We had great fun on our bushwalk - it rained on us quite a bit but it was a marvelous adventure!
The rain made lots of wonderful puddles to splash in, and the sun came out when it was time for our picnic.
Prep /One have been working on a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Challenge over the past few weeks.
Firstly, our planning team, Byron, Eleanor and Belle considered all the materials and equipment we would need to make our models.
Then, in class, a truck delivered a crate of mixed animals to our ‘properties’. We had to work together to solve a sequence of challenges, to make the best solution to all the problems farmers might face.
“We need fences to stop the animals running away”
…but what sort of fences would be best, there is such a variety!
The next week we received correspondence from our neighbours…
The text and letter raised their concerns of
- the animals water needs and keeping the trough full, food, overcrowding in the paddocks.
There was a buzz of activity as we kept Mrs Dorian and Miss van der Schans busy at the imaginary rural supply store. We bought various materials, traded and sold animals, built the necessary items.
We have displayed our ‘farms’ in the office foyer for you to enjoy.
The next part we solved together with our Grade 4/5 buddies.
Here are our solutions…
Stephanie van der Schans
Glen Huon Drama Group are renowned for their great acting abilities and great plays under the tutelage of Cheryle Page, and I am sure you will not be disappointed once again when they perform "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" and 'Daniel in The Lions Den".
Tonight (Tuesday) and Thursday night - 13th December
in the Glen Huon Primary School Hall
6.30pm start (Please be seated before then).
ENTRY is $2 each
This year they will perform for you “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” (by our juniors).
INTERVAL – canteen sale, drinks, sweets, chips, ice-creams etc.
This will be followed by ‘Daniel in The Lion’s Den’. (By seniors assisted by juniors).
Bring your friends and come along to see. The children have worked hard to prepare, please give them your support.
Enquiries: Cheryle 0417660232
On Wednesday November 14 students from Glen Huon Primary School attended the Huon and Channel Inter School Athletics Carnival at the Huonville Little Athletics Centre. The day produced perfect conditions for Athletics and our students competed in a wide range of events and must be complemented on their willingness to compete in events on short notice when there was a clash of times. Our school represented itself extremely well with some great demonstrations of sportsmanship, passion and some outstanding athletic performances. A specific highlight was the teamwork and school sprit demonstrated which resulted in outstanding results in the relay races as our Grade 5/6 boys and girls an 3/4 boys finished first, and our 3/4 girls placing a close second! Overall students are to be congratulated for their efforts on the day!
Pysical Education Teacher
On Friday 16th November the Glen Huon Primary School Choir joined with the Clarendon Vale Primary School Choir and indigenous songwriter Dewayne Everett Smith to perform the Welcome to Country at the 2018 CFC State Forum. The two school choirs are the first in Tasmania to learn and perform the traditional version of the song Milaythina. The performance included drumming on wallaby skins, playing river stones as percussion instruments and some actions.
The workshops at the forum included:
- Benefits of nature play
- Links to culture
- Music and nature
- Technology in nature
- Art with nature
- Loose parts in play
Congratulations GHP Choir on your fantastic performance and the way you represented our school.