- Principals Report 25-6-2019
- Kinder/Prep and Grade Two/Three recently visited the Cygnet Fire Station
- High School Intentions
- School Photos
- Some ‘athletic numeracy’ to solve back at Glen Huon
- Marine Discovery Centre Excursion
- Cygnet Lantern Parade
- Entertainment Book Fundraiser
- The Music Bus
- Upcoming Events
We wish the Glen Huon students who are participating in the All School Cross Country the very best for today. We have a lively group heading up to participate. Their enthusiasm to represent the school is wonderful. Good luck to:-
Layla Blakemore, Jasmine Curtis, Zoe Englert, Gabby Hay, Talara Lawson, Thomas Murtagh, Lucy Palmer, Amity Stanway, Eamon Triffitt, Levi Tucker, Kristen Watson, Paige Woolley, Luca Wright.
A further reminder that a Whole School Assembly will be held next Monday 1st July at 1.50pm. Please come along and help us celebrate our achievements. Reports will be coming home on Friday please make use of the following week to have a parent/teacher discussion with your child's teacher as these meetings are an important part of the reporting process.
The following quote is interesting it reminds us of the importance of play in helping children to learn. "Scientists have recently determined that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain - unless it is done with play, in which case, it takes between 10 and 20 repetitions." Dr Karyn Purvis, author of the Connected Child. Staff through their professional learning are exploring ways to bring play and inquiry to learning in the school environment.
Enjoy the winter days and the special crispness they bring to life. Talk to your child about the seasons, there is a lot to wonder about and learn from them.
This photo was sent from Simmons Plains of 4 of our enthusiastic Cross Country participants.
This month in Smarties we have been thinking about inquiry, and we've asked all sorts of questions. In the bush we've had fun searching for fungi and identifying them using our Fungi Flip. We didn't touch them but we took some beautiful photos.
On Wednesday we have our excursion to the Marine Discovery Centre! A bus will be leaving at 9:15am, heading to Dru Point playground and then on to the Marine Discovery Centre, returning around 1:45pm. Everyone is welcome!
On Thursday we will roast some delicious potatoes and eat them warm with toppings, yum! We'll get busy engineering and build a water run with our new bamboo halfpipes.
On Friday Mrs Black is away for some training, so Mrs Jungmann, our Kinder teacher will be running the session - a lovely chance for you all to get to know her better!
Hope to see you there, Jess Black and Annette Carson
Both classes had a tour of the station and then a turn in the trucks. Everyone had a go at knocking down the orange witches hat and some even turned the pressure up on the truck pump so the water came out faster!
Then we all walked down to Burton’s Reserve and had lunch and a play on the play equipment.
What a great way to spend the day.
Because Term 3 starts on Tuesday 23rd July parents need to be mindful that this week is the only time they will have to obtain a family photo envelope from the school office. Envelopes can be left at the office this week or brought to the office before 9am of Tuesday 23rd July.
Orders can be placed online, each envelope is personalised with student name and unique ordering code (Shoot Key).
If you lose your envelope, your opportunity to order online is not lost. Come to the office and you will be issued with another envelope and your child's Shoot Key.
It is vital that parents have the correct money enclosed in envelopes as no change will be given on the day. Each child needs his/her own envelope if ordering.
Credit Card orders are strictly online.
The teachers thought they would have a walking race at school.
Mrs Tucker and Miss van der Schans were keen to compete.
Miss van der Schans, has a walking rate of 2.5 metres per second. Mrs Tucker has a walking rate of 1 metre per second.
Mrs Tucker has challenged Miss van der Schans in the walking race. Since she has a faster walking rate, Miss van der Schans gives Mrs Tucker a 45 metre head start.
Miss van der Schans wants Mrs Tucker to win the race, but she does not want to make it obvious she let her colleague teacher win.
How long might the race be so that Miss Tucker will win but in a close race?
Think about how you might convince me.
Could you sketch a drawing, make a table, create a graph or record on a number-line?
I look forward to your explorations.
Miss van der Schans
Last Saturday some of our Grade 6 drummers attended the Cygnet Lantern Parade in style. Jobi, Jazmine, Thomas, Lucy, Alice, Aiden and Paige hopped on the back of a truck and lead the way with their amazing drum beats. Their drum instructor Dave Reynolds from Holyoake was happy to have them by his side and commented on what a great group of kids they are. Well done to everyone involved.
Quote from Dave, “We had an amazing night. The kids were brilliant!”
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.
Primary Learn to Swim Years 3-5
18 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
Early Childhood Swimming P-2
02 Dec 2019 - 06 Dec 2019
Cup Cakes for Mare Island Primary School
Whole School Assembly
1:23 PM - 2:40 PM
1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Students Last Day of Term 4