- Principal Report 18-06-2019
- Grade 4/5 Report
- Marine Discovery Centre Excursion
- 'Zone of Confusion'
- Entertainment Book Fundraiser
- Flu and Hand Hygiene
- ACARA Mathematical Task Development
- Girl Guide Biscuits
- It's cold outside and....
- Marine Discovery Centre
- Parenting and Family Support Centre
- Upcoming Events
Parent/Teacher interviews are an important part of the reporting process. A discussion with your child's teacher can give great insight into the learning that is taking place. Appointment slips have gone home. If you have not received yours because the bag monsters have eaten it please contact the office for another one.
Our next whole school assembly is on Monday 1st July at 1.50pm. Please come along and help us celebrate the work of our students.
We have been focussing on the play we undertake in our bush playground and building a culture of respect in relation to this we have had some very interesting discussions in relation to this. If your child plays frequently in the bush have a chat about the play. There are some very awesome cubbies and constructions taking shape in the area, we are extremely privileged to have this resource.
The new kindergarten plans are in the front foyer for you to look at. The plans are just about to go to council for approval. Our LiL parents have been discussing the build and are excited to be thinking about what the learning would look like in this space.
Did you know our teachers meet in small groups fortnightly to plan together and ensure that all students in our school have their learning needs met across all grades. These learning teams are called Professional Learning Communities, (PLC's). The PLC's work together with a focus on learning and take a collective responsibility for the learning of all students and professional learning of all teachers.
This term Grade 4 /5 have been investigating the First Fleet covering a range of concepts relating to the stories of the First Fleet; including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, their experiences following arrival and the impact colonisation had on Indigenous Australians.
Check out these convicts Bound for Botany Bay
Farewell to my ol' pals as well
Farewell to the well known Old Bailey
Where I used to cut such a swell”
Our current focus in Smarties is on Inquiry. We are providing opportunities for deeper thinking and encouraging exploration together.
On Wednesday we will be thinking about questions - what kinds of questions can we ask to help our children discover for themselves? We'll also be baking something yummy together!
On Thursday we will record our "I Wonder" questions together, and see where the bush takes our imaginations this time.
On Friday we will be playing with the bats, balls and balloons, then we'll read a "Who am I?" story and make a question game to take home.
We hope to see you there,
Jess Black and Annette Carson
The Entertainment Book for 2018/2019 has now expired - make sure you get your new book or digital membership now! Our school benefits 20% from every membership sold, including interstate areas which make great presents! Go to http://www.entbook.com.au/24u0290
For the school link to order, or contact Michelle 0408 896 996.
Did you know that as of 09/06/2019 there have been 70 confirmed cases of flu in Tasmania so far this year?
What is flu?
Flu (influenza) is a virus that causes an infection of the respiratory system (nose, throat and lungs).
There are other viruses that also affect the respiratory system and are common during the colder months. These cause the ‘common cold’, which is different to the flu.
What are flu symptoms?
Flu symptoms often start with fever, muscle aches and fatigue together with headache, cough and sore throat.
People will usually improve over one week, although the illness may persist for longer.
Complications of the flu, such as pneumonia, can be life threatening particularly for older people or those with certain medical conditions.
How is flu diagnosed?
Your doctor can diagnose flu based on your symptoms.
To confirm the diagnosis, sometimes your doctor will test for the virus with a swab sample taken from the nose or throat.
How is flu treated?
- Rest, stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care.
- Paracetamol can help lower your fever and relieve headache and muscle aches. Follow the instructions carefully on how much to take.
- See your doctor if you are concerned your symptoms are getting worse.
- Your doctor may choose to prescribe antiviral medication. These are only used in certain circumstances and your doctor will decide when they should be used.
Who should get a vaccine?
You need a flu vaccine every year to help stay protected.
The flu season usually occurs each year in Tasmania between June and September. It is best to have a flu vaccine from mid-April.
This will help protect you in time for the peak flu period.
- The following people are eligible for a free flu vaccine because they are at greater risk of getting severe flu and complications: all children aged from six months to less than five years.
- all adults aged 65 years and over.
- pregnant women at any stage in their pregnancy.
Five simple ways to prevent the spread of influenza
- Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough- The flu virus can travel through the air when a person coughs or sneezes. When you cough or sneeze you should turn away from other people and, where possible, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve. Remember to wash your hands as soon as possible afterwards.
Where possible, use disposable tissues rather than a handkerchief, which could store the virus, and always put the used tissue into the nearest bin, rather than a pocket or handbag.
- Wash your hands- Washing your hands regularly even when they aren’t visibly dirty is the single most effective way of killing the flu virus. Alcohol based hand products are an alternative to soap and water. Always wash your hands:
- after you’ve been to the toilet.
- after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- after being in contact with someone who has a cold or flu.
- before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth and.
- before preparing food and eating.
3. Don’t share personal items- The flu virus can spread when someone touches an object with the virus on it and then touches their face.
If a member of your household has the flu:
- keep their personal items, such as towels, bedding and toothbrushes separate; and
- do not share eating and drinking utensils, food or drinks.
4. Clean surfaces- Flu viruses can live on surfaces for a number of hours. You should regularly clean surfaces such as tables, benches and refrigerator doors with soap and water or detergent.
5. Avoid close contact with others- Keeping your distance from others (at least 1 metre apart) when you are feeling unwell will help reduce the chances of spreading the flu virus to other people.
Avoid going out in public when you are sick. If you have the flu, you should remain at home while you are unwell and have a fever. You should not go to work or school or attend other public gatherings and avoid taking public transport.
Glen Huon Teachers work hard on ACARA Mathematical Task Development.
Friday saw our staff working through their ‘own states of confusion’ to design rich mathematical tasks to present to our GHPS students.
Work samples from these tasks will be forwarded to the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) for annotations and possible inclusion as Work Samples for all Australian teachers and students to see.
The work samples on the ACARA site offer an indication of ‘at’ and ‘above’ standard responses to a particular year group’s content for each subject area.
Glen Huon was invited to submit tasks for Mathematics.
We hope our tasks and some of Glen Huon student responses will be added to this collective resource.
The teachers would like to say a special thank you to Jason and Levi for trialling and providing feedback on one of the tasks.
A team effort, well done.
Miss van der Schans
On Thursday 20th June Girl Guide Biscuits will again be on sale at recess and after school.
Choc Chip $3.50
If any girls are interested in Girl Guides come along to the Glen Huon Hall on Wednesdays after school.
Ashlegh, Elsie, Emma, Katie, Pippa, Stella and Heather
Norah has misplaced her size 6 Maroon Fleecy Jacket with her name in it.
It would be appreciated if parents could check their childrens jackets at home in case it was taken home accidentally.
Are You A Parent of a Child Aged 2 to 12?
The Parenting and Family Support Centre at the University of Queensland is conducting research into parents’ opinions about parenting and parenting programs. If you have a child between 2 and 12 years, we would love to hear your views on parenting and the services that are available to you as a parent. You will need to complete a short survey. To find out more or to participate please visit https://exp.psy.uq.edu.au/parenting