Transfiguration! New staff vaguely sounding like the people I work with, but definitely not looking like them, turning up at the school gate. Classrooms taking on new personalities, magic and super powers around every corner. Students enchanted into a multitude of characters.
A colourful menagerie of hours of creativity presents itself as Glen Huon’s Book Week Parade. What a great morning we’ve had, you all looked terrific. Thanks to all the parents, grandparents and carers who joined in the fun. We have a whole collection of photos you can enjoy on the revolving slideshow in the Foyer.
We’ve had a few visitors over the past week. Our Japanese exchange students made a surprise re visit on the Wednesday, joining delighted students in Artyfacts and Robotics, sharing their leisure interests in Grade 4/5 and playing with the whole school for recess and lunch. Thursday, Huonville Primary arrived to compete in the Interschool Carnival. Thrilling Volley Ball and Football matches were played. In two weeks we will send our teams down to their home ground for the next challenge. See the report inside.
This Thursday, Grades 5 and 6 will compete in a Maths Relay with a difference at Cygnet Primary School. The Obstacle Course component means our teams need to combine agility and strength with brain power. We are entering three teams to compete against Huonville, Geeveston and Cygnet.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of listening to our students play together on the new keyboards. Three new chords mastered and complemented with the Ukuleles to reproduce an acoustic version of “Can’t Stop the Feeling”. Brilliant teamwork Grade 5/6.
Stephanie van der Schans
Last Thursday 15th August Glen Huon Primary School hosted Huonville Primary School for an afternoon of AFLX and Volleyball games with teams made up of Grade 5 and 6 students. Let’s hear from some of our competitors:
“The other team was really challenging” ~ Jasmine
“It was really fun to play and everyone was a good sport” ~ Amity
“It was fun and pretty easy going – a fun contest” ~ Max
“Everyone was using their teamwork skills and co-operating together” ~Paige
“The other team was super nice, we had fun” ~ Lucy
“I really liked it because everyone was ok that I was kind of bad at it. It was a really supportive game” ~ Emily
In the end Huonville Primary took the title for the AFLX 55-41 and the Glen Huon Volleyball team took the title winning all three rounds.
Well done to all players and a fantastic show of sportsmanship by all. We look forward to meeting for a re-match soon.
In 1-2 we read this amazing book called Du Iz Tak. It is a book written in buglish (bug language) and tells the story of a community of bugs making a new discovery. Miss Oxley challenged us to see if we could decode the meaning of the text using its clues. Here is a page from the book. Can you work out what they are saying?
Here are some hints.
- Isabelle: Look at what their faces look like, how might they be feeling?
- Norah: Use the picture as the biggest clue.
- Dash: Look at the first phrase, they have used a question mark. What might this mean?
- Casey and Hannah: Look at what both insects are doing. They are pointing at something.
Maths is everywhere!
The talent show is going to be held in the hall on Tuesday 24th September. It will start at 11.30am and parents are invited to come and watch the acts.
It will be held between recess and lunch and it may continue after lunch depending on how many acts there are.
In two weeks time - on Tuesday 3rd September from 4:30pm - 5:30pm we will be running a session in the Kinder room for all families and carers of next year's kinder class.
At this session we will talk about what to expect from Kinder and how to help your child prepare for their first year of school. You'll be able to chat with our early childhood staff and we'll happily answer any questions you might have.
Tea, coffee, Milo and nibbles will be provided, and there will be Smarties activities set up for any children who may be with you.
We'd love to see you all there!
Jess Black, Ro Jungmann and Annette Carson