Meet and Greet
Don't forget to come and see your child's classroom and teacher this afternoon from 3.10pm - 3.45pm. (Due to unforeseen circumstances the Grade 2-3 class will meet and greet on another date.) This is a great opportunity for you to share in your child's education and see how they have started the academic year. Primary Progress reports will go home on Friday 22nd March. I look forward to seeing you this afternoon.
Gade 5-6 Camp
At the time of writing the air is full of excitement as we prepare for the Grade 5-6 camp at Port Arthur. Thank-you to Mrs Tucker who has worked hard to make sure our camp is great fun.
Bullying No Way
At our Tuesday morning assembly we continued to examine the value of Courage. We spoke about the courage required to speak up and to address situations you do not feel comfortable with. We spoke about using "I" statements in doing this. A motto for the week and beyond is "Choose Kind."
The update for this week is in regards to Absences.
Absences from School - Every Day Counts
A brief note or telephone call is all that is necessary. It is important that students are punctual each day ready to commence lessons. It is important that you let us know why your child is absent from school as we are required to record this information for the Department of Education.
This month in Smarties we're learning all about our senses.
On Wednesday we will be making lovely smelling bath salts with pure essential oils, as well as sensory play and tactile activities.
On Thursday we'll be baking apple crumble in the campfire, finding colours in nature and identifying bird calls.
On Friday we'll be exploring textures and making some tactile letters and numbers, as well as playing with the rainbow ring and stretchy fabric.
We hope to see you there!
Jess Black and Annette Carson
Today Tuesday Validation Forms will be sent home with your child.
Please check the relevant information is correct, phone numbers, addresses etc.
If there are no alterations needed the form still needs to be signed dated and returned to school as soon as possible.
We have been learning about how to start a story in an interesting and SIZZLING way.
We have recently been thinking of sound effects as an exciting way to start a story. Some sound effects we have talked about are BANG, POP, BUZZ, CLANK and ZIP.
If you are interested in reading some of our sizzling story starters come and check them out in our classroom.
Congratulations to Gabby Hay who competed in the Huon Valley Little Athletics on Saturday/Sunday at the Domain in Hobart.
Gabby received a bronze medal in 1100m race walk. Her sister Sheridan (former student) also made the State Team.
We need you to support the Franklin Volunteer Fire Brigade.
Many people have asked ‘What Can we do to thank & assist the Franklin Volunteer Fire Brigade’? Well now is your big chance to shine.
The Franklin Folk Club & the Franklin Palais have combined forces and will hold a benefit concert to ‘Thank the Franklin Volunteer Firey’s.’
Appearing will be some of our Valley’s finest musicians. Bar running. Bring a plate supper to impress; anything with zucchinis will be permitted…….just this once.
Please keep Saturday 16 March free. The Palais has a capacity of 250 and we want the Palais packed to the rafters.
All money raised on the night will go towards much needed equipment for the Franklin Station that is not provided by the Tasmanian Fire Service.
To name just a few items:
1: Upgrade of hand held radios with external microphones.
(The older radios proved inefficient during the recent fire incident.)
2: LED head torches –
(While we have head torches for structural helmets, LED torches will facilitate night work at vegetation fires.)
3: Pulse Oximeters (measure pulse and oxygen levels - to supplement the first aid kits in each Fire truck.)
4: Samsung Tablets (GPS enabled) and hard cases, as used by the TFS career firemen to down- load local maps and fire ground overlays, extremely useful when negotiating bush tracks and newly established dozer cut fire breaks.
Unless you have been in a coma, the fires are still burning and these dedicated volunteers are still hard at it, patrolling the valley day and night. Keeping us safe.
Date: Saturday 16 March
Starts at 7 pm
Tickets $10 at the door
Bar will be running & Bring a Plate supper (finger food please).
The ‘Tasmania Burning’ talk…………..you may be interested in this link which covers the talk and panel session –