- Principal's Report 19-3-2019
- Canteen Thursday
- Validation & Acceptable Use Agreement Forms
- EASTER RAFFLE
- Cook it Kids
- Kinder/Prep News
- NAPLAN Online
- Entertainment Book Fundraiser
- Huon and Channel Swimming Carnival
- Community Information Event
- Lego Holiday Workshops
- Community Event
- Upcoming Events
Grade 5-6 Camp
It was with great pleasure that I accompanied the Grade 5-6 students to camp. I was proud to be with them as they showed true care for each other and they appreciated the planning that had been undertaken to ensure they had a memorable time. Camp is always such a lovely thing to share as I get to know the children in a different environment.
Whole School Assembly
Our next whole school assembly is on the 1st of April. This is an early notification so that if you are planning to come you have plenty of time to organise to get here. We love to see family and community at these events to help us celebrate the fantastic work of the students.
Huon and Channel Swimming Carnival
Congratulations to the students who participated in the Huon and Channel Swimming Carnival yesterday. You were great ambassadors for our school demonstrating excellent school spirit. Thank-you to Mr West and Deanne Murtagh for supervising the crew at the pool.
Parent Handbook Update
WHAT TO BRING TO SCHOOL
Your child should bring:
- We are a ‘SunSmart’ school — hats must be worn when students are outside between the hours of 9.00am and 3.00pm as advised by the Cancer Council UV ratings advice. Hats may be purchased at the school office at a cost of $8.00
- Lunch and morning tea. Glen Huon Primary is working towards being an accredited Move Well Eat Well School. We encourage healthy lunchboxes and support understanding of healthy eating practices through an education program. Food products such as lollies, chocolates and highly processed and coloured items are not suitable for school lunch boxes. For help and support in providing great food for lunch boxes visit the Move Well Eat Well Website,
- Water bottle filled with water only.
Smock/or old shirt. A smock is desirable for the protection of clothes during hands on activities, an old shirt is quite suitable.
This Month in Smarties we're exploring the world through all our senses.
On Wednesday (9:15-11 in Kinder) the weather is meant to be nice, so we'll be playing outside with the bikes, sand pit, pavement chalks and also doing sensory play with water beads and foam.
On Thursday (9-11 in the bush) we will be digging, climbing, splashing and building with ropes and sticks, as well as whittling some wood with potato peelers. We'll be cooking corn and sweet potato on the campfire, yum!
On Friday (9:15-11 in the Hall) We will be practicing our balancing skills, walking on the tactile path, reading a story and making squishy sensory bags and mesmerising sensory bottles.
We hope to see you there!
Jess Black and Annette Carson
Last week for the Easter Raffle. We are still in need of donations to make this a successful raffle.
All money and donations need to be at the office by THIS FRIDAY.
Raffle will be drawn on Monday 8th April.
- a 10 week course at the commercial kitchen at Glen Huon Hall.
- commencing in 2nd term on Thursday 2nd May after school between 3 and 5.30pm.
- open to Grade 4, 5, & 6 children.
- learning how to be creative with food, making wholesome meals to share at the hall or take home.
- an initiative sponsored by the Salvation Army, facilitated by Laura Watson.
- children will be collected at the school and walked up to the hall.
- children can be picked up between 5 and 5.30pm from the Hall.
- a gold coin donation would be gratefully accepted to go towards paying for the hire of the hall otherwise no other costs are involved.
- asking for expressions of interest. Please phone Laura on 0438451167.
In Kinder/Prep we have been looking at the difference between living and non-living things. We found out that living things can move and breathe and they need food and water. We thought about what our pets need for food, water and shelter. There are so many different types of pets and they all have different needs. We looked at why trees are important to help us have good, clean air. This is really important for us and all living things.
Last Friday was a special day when we looked at what bullying is and why it is important to be kind and thoughtful. The Preps spent some time sharing with the Grade 1/2s and shared ‘welcoming statements’ with them.
NAPLAN is moving completely online in 2019. This means moving NAPLAN from paper-based assessments to online-based assessments. NAPLAN Online will provide better assessment and more precise results. The assessments feature a tailored test design where the questions a student receives will depend on their answers to previous questions.
Tasmanian schools will participate in NAPLAN Online from 2019.
NAPLAN Online testing will be held from the 14 to 24 May 2019.
NAPLAN Online 2019 will include four components, Writing, Numeracy, Conventions of Language and Reading. For 2019 Year Three students will be completing a paper based Writing Test. Online Testing will be available for each of the NAPLAN year levels (3, 5, 7 and 9)
Schools will receive results and reports for participants following the completion of NAPLAN Online 2019. Individual Student Reports will have the same format as the results from the paper based testing. The same report format is used for every student in Australia.
Individual student performance in NAPLAN is shown on a national achievement scale for each test. The performance of individual students can be compared to the average performance of all students in Australia.
Security and privacy are key requirements for the delivery of national testing. The online assessment platform has been designed to comply with relevant national data security policies and guidelines as well as data encryption standards. It meets the requirements of the Australian Government’s Protective Security Policy Framework and Information Security Manual to protect privacy of data, including any personal student data, required to be used.
Please see the Department of Education’s NAPLAN Online Privacy Notice (https://documentcentre.education.tas.gov.au/Documents/NAPLAN-online-privacy-notice.pdf) for more information.
Thank you, in anticipation, for you and your child’s participation in this important national initiative.
If you have further questions, please contact Stephanie Van der Schans at Glen Huon Primary School.
Entertainment Book Fundraiser is here again! Special Early Bird offers for those who order before April 3rd!! Plus a bonus spend and save voucher for online orders with Woolworths. Memberships are only $70 and can be either a book or digital membership, with 20% coming back to the school. Last year we raised nearly $400!! Click on the link to go straight to our school order page : www.entbook.com.au/24u0290 or contact Michelle Wilson. Order forms will be coming home with the newsletter today. Thanks for your continuing support!
On Monday 18th March, 27 students from Grades 3 to 6 travelled to the Huonville Aquatic Centre for the Division C Huon and Channel Swimming Carnival. Our students all performed outstandingly well with plenty of students achieving personal bests and many students showing amazing courage and resilience by entering lots of new and challenging events.
Overall Glen Huon had plenty to cheer about and we demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship and teamwork throughout the day. The team work our team displayed in the relay events was supurb and the cheering and support that all students demonstrated towards others was fantastic.
Thank you to Deanne Murtagh for coming along and helping and to all other parents for their support on the day.
Physical Education Teacher