A huge thank-you to Bron for putting together our art exhibition it was a fantastic event. Thank you also to Tamara for her support for Bron in putting the evening together. We were extremely priveleged to have Steve and Marjorie Gadd perform throughout the evening. Thank-you for supporting our school. Thanks also to Mitre 10 Huonville who lent us the lattice to hang art works on and the Huon Arts Exhibition Group for the loan of easels.
Annual Derwent Entertainment Concert
A big congratulaions to Isaac Ashman who was the only student to represent Glen Huon Primary in this annual concert. We are impressed with Isaac's commitment to the program and persistence in practice.
Around the School
Our little school is a very busy place. There a groups of students enjoying activities that are initiated through their own interests. Several boys are bringing scooters to school and we have provided a work bench and shed so they can repair and rebuild their machines. We have a group of girls engaged in cooking goodies for us on a Tuesday. A range of students work with Emma on Fridays in the garden and canteen utilising garden and donated produce. All classes are extremely busy in preparation for our final assembly on the 17th of December.
Thanks also to Leigh and Rueben who came to our school on Friday and cooked a BBQ for our students it was lovely to have them onsite.
Our triathlon students are competing this coming Thursday after it was previously postponed. The forecast for this day is very hot so please ensure that your child has plenty of water, a hat and light clothes to keep them covered. We will have the school marquee erected to provide extra shade. Bikes need to be at school by tomorrow morning.
The information that was sent home to parents states: Swimming Caps: For health and safety reasons, it is Department of Education policy for all students to wear caps. These will be available through the school.
Swimming Caps are available at the office for $2.
Thank you for your support only $1.00 per ticket
Drawn at the last assembly on 17th December
Merry Christmas Everyone
1st draw – A mini family photo session (value $160) by Amy Schrodka
2nd draw – A trailer load of wood chips (free del. Locally/value $100) by Huon Valley Timber
3rd draw – A massage voucher by Wendy Watson
4th draw – A nativity board (locally made) (value $40) by Elle Carmichael
5th draw – A yummy cake that will look like a reindeer by Amy Watson
6th draw - A family pass to the fun factory at the PCYC Huonville
7th draw – A glasshouse candle by Homelands Property
8th draw – A selection of products from The Health Bug
9th draw - A $50.00 voucher for the on-line store - Huon Aqua Culture
We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone above who has been very generous with their donation to make this raffle possible.
Please return raffle books to the school office if you do not wish to participate.
Issy, Julie and Lauren
Oh no!!! Our classroom was wrapped in toilet paper over night by some cheeky little elves. They are apparently going to be sticking around for the rest of term and causing mischief. It is yet to be confirmed if they are the same two trouble makers from last year. We will keep you posted! Here are some photos (evidence) of their antics last night. I am looking forward to seeing what they get up to each morning, come and see for yourselves!
Grade 1/2 Teacher
Dear Glen Huon families,
We are preparing our vegie garden beds for the summer break. Would any Glen Huon families have chook, cow, sheep or horse manure etc and/or mulch hay they would be happy to donate to or deliver to the school in the next couple of weeks? Or we can organise pickup. We will rest our beds over summer and be ready to plant when we are back in 2019! Any donations very gratefully accepted. Please contact Emma 0410 508 522 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help us out.
Emma Gill - Teacher Assistant
This week in Smarties we are learning about mammals. Mammals have fur, are warm blooded, have live births rather than laying eggs and feed their babies with milk.
On Wednesday we will meet some very cute pet rats, learn about the mammal family and review all the different animals we've discovered in Smarties this term. We'll have some fun in the kitchen with milk and cream - making our own smoothies and turning cream into butter!
On Thursday we'll learn about the wonderful native mammals that live in our bush - we'll discover how to identify them by their tracks, bones and scats (poos!).
On Friday we'll play with balloons and bubbles, meet some friendly pet rats, read a book about a brave mouse and make a mouse craft to take home.
We hope to see you there!
Jess Black and Annette Carson
Next week will be our last week of Smarties for this year, and we'll be celebrating a wonderful year together!
On Wednesday 12th we will have a combined Smarties and Prekinder party at the Huonville PCYC, followed by a cuppa and shared picnic in The Local Cafe rumpus room. We'll meet at the PCYC at 12, and move to the cafe at 1 - bring along a plate to share, Christmas themed if you wish!
On Thursday 13th we'll have a bush playgroup party in our bush playground, and if the weather is nice and warm we'll bring down extra water to splash and play in, bring a towel!
On Friday 14th we'll have an end of year super obstacle course, always a hit! We'll do some Christmas crafts and decorate some festive biscuits to share with our families.
It's been a fantastic year, and we wish you a marvelous holiday ahead!
Jess Black and Annette Carson xx
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
My Granny bought me a rug for Christmas. A square rug. Each side measured one metre.
When I unrolled it into my bedroom it did not fit, so I cut it up and joined the pieces together again to make a shape that would fit using all the rug.
What could my rug shape look like now?
Would it cover the same area if I changed its shape?
Would I need more binding to finish off the edge of the new perimeter?
Make some rugs out of patterned Christmas paper and bring them along to school to show me your creations.
You could apply what we call a ‘Scale Factor’ to reduce the paper needed.
Instead of a 1 metre by 1 metre paper pattern, (that’s 100 centimetres by 100 centimetres), pretend one centimetre is representing 10 centimetres,
Now your rug sample needs to only be 10 centimetres by 10 centimetres before you cut it up.
Enjoy designing your possible shapes.
Stephanie van der Schans.
The Music Bus is taking new student enrolments for Term 1. The program is open for all students from K to 6. Running weekdays at School. The Music Bus have limited availability in Singing, Keyboard, Guitar, Drum and Ukulele and so it is advised to enrol asap.
The Music Bus is a wonderful music program that many of our students are already enjoying – a brilliant and cost-effective way for students to get fun and specialist music lessons without parents having to travel all over the area after school. Cost of lessons is only $16 per week (Drums $18).
If you’re interested in your child having music lessons through The Music Bus, check out their website at www.themusicbus.com.au or call 1300 168 742