On Friday a large number of our Grade 5 and 6 students gave a speech about becoming leaders in our school. Each and every one of them did an outstanding job of speaking. Each speech truly connected with the school values and I know that every one of the students will commit to demonstrating these throughout the year. The following are the successful candidates for the positions.
We are endeavouring to improve our communication to you. We are trying to communicate in as many ways as possible. Our website is really a one-stop shop for all information. It has the latest Facebook feeds streamed to it. It has a collection of our current and past newsletters that you can access. You can access the school calendar to help you plan for upcoming events. For class events we will also send home hard copy notices. If you have suggestions in regards to improvements please let us know.
A newsletter is published each Tuesday. The newsletter is published online and can be accessed via our website. (https://glenhuonprimary.education.tas.edu.au/) You can subscribe to this newsletter and it will be e-mailed to you. You subscribe by opening up a newsletter from the website and clicking on the link at the top titled subscribe to newsletter. There is also a subscription link to the Schoolzine app on our website that will enable the newsletter to be sent to your phone. Contact the office if you wish to have a hard copy sent home. The newsletter contains an account of happenings at the school and highlights upcoming events. The newsletter and any accompanying notices are an important part of school-to-family communication.
Our Facebook page is updated every morning so it is a great way to keep in touch. https://www.facebook.com/glen.huonps?fref=ts
Monthly assemblies are held on the first Monday of every month. To help you plan for the year the monthly assemblies are in the school calendar accessed by our website. I have also taken the opportunity to list them here for you.
4th March, 1st April, 6th May, 3rd June, 1st July, 5th August, 2nd September, 4th November, 2nd of December. Our final assembly will be held on the 16th December.
Another important date to rememember is the 12th of March. Come along at 3.15 and meet your child's teacher and visit their classroom to see what they have been up to this year. We are sorry that this is planned for a little later than usual but as you know we have had an interesting start to the year which has delayed some events.
Parent Handbook Update
I hope each family has received the Parent Information Handbook. This went home on Friday. Please let the office know if you did not receive one. (An amendment slip is coming home today.)
As mentioned last week I will feature an item from the Parent Handbook each week. This week it will be in regards to School Terms and School Hours.
Please note there is an amendment in relation to this information, the student free day after Show Day should read 25th October not the 26th.
TERM DATES FOR STUDENTS
Term Dates for 2019 are:
Term 1: Wednesday 6th February - Friday 12th April
(Easter Break) This falls in the Term 1 holiday break. (19 April—23 April)
Term 2: Monday 29th April - Friday 5th July
Term 3: Monday 22nd July - Friday 27th September
Term 4: Monday 14th October - Thursday 19th December
Term dates are notified in the newsletter throughout the school year. They are also published under the school’s section in the telephone book and on our web site: www.schools.education.tas.gov.au/glenhuon
STUDENT FREE DAYS 2019
Friday 12th April (Moderation Day)
Monday 22nd July (Professional Learning Day)
Friday 25th October (day after Hobart Show Day)
It is important for students to arrive at school before the start of learning sessions. The learning plans for the day are outlined at the beginning of the day and it is vitally important the students are at school for this as it sets them up for a positive school day.
In 2019 our Kindergarten will operate 3 days per week. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (8.55 am - 3.00pm)
Prep through to Year 6
Monday to Friday, 8.55 am to 3.00pm
Lesson and Break Times
8.55am - 11.00am
Teaching Session 1
11.00am - 11.30am
11.30am - 1.00pm
Teaching Session 2
1.00pm - 1.10pm
Student Lunch Eating Period
1.10pm - 1.50pm
1.50pm - 3.00pm**
Teaching Session 3
** Students travelling to Huonville on the "Early Bus" will leave class at 2.45pm
Teddy Bear mania is about to hit Grade 4/5. A special delivery of Teddy Bears has arrived and are awaiting to be adopted by the class. The Teddies will be part of a Maths investigation titled – “Are all Teddy Bears the same?” The students have already begun brainstorming questions to guide their investigation? Stay tuned for more pictures and reports from Grade 4/5 as we move into this exciting investigation.
This week in Smarties we are learning all about colour - come along and explore the rainbow with us!
On Wednesday (9:15-11 in Kinder) we will be moving paints, playing with colourful bubbles, drawing with outdoor chalk, melting rainbow ice and playing with the bikes and sandpit in the lovely weather.
On Thursday (9-11 in the bush) we will be splashing with water, building with mud, pulling and climbing with ropes and exploring nature with all our senses.
On Friday (9:15-11 in the Hall) we'll be singing and dancing, playing on an obstacle course, reading a story about lanterns and making our own electric candle lanterns to take home.
This Saturday due to the very hot weather and high fire danger we will not be running bush playgroup - instead we will have our Saturday session next week on the 9th March, 9 - 11am.
Today your child has received their Home Reader Record Book. Please keep it in a special place, and record every day that you read with your child or they read themselves.
Each day counts, and every 25 days reading your child will receive a certificate, a fun prize from my special box and a point for their classroom - the class with the most points at the end of each term wins a $25 voucher to spend on a class party, activity or equipment!
I'd like to say a huge thank you to the wonderful parents who came in and helped cover the books today! You are all amazing! Thank you to Amy Schrodka, Bec Triffitt, Kobi Goodwin, Lauren Watson and Simone Watson.