Well it is lovely to be back. I was greeted with so many wonderful smiles and welcomes on Monday morning. The students are a credit to you all. It was great to hear about so many exciting things that had happened whilst I was on leave. It goes to show that the Glen Huon team are very versatile and always committed to learning. Thanks to Steph for filling in in my absence. I loved to read her fantastic newsletter articles. Thanks also to Ursula Woods who supported our staff and students during this time.
Today I enjoyed a musical item from our Grade 5/6 students who are being creative with our ukuleles and the new keyboards. These musical instruments have opened up great opportunities for an innovative approach to music. The photos from Book Week look fantastic and very soon they will be on the display PC once a technical hitch has been overcome.
Student Well Being Survey
Attention: Parents and Carers of students in Year 4-6
The wellbeing of our students is important to us.
To get an understanding of how students across Tasmania feel about their own wellbeing, students in Year/s 4-6 at Glen Huon Primary will be taking part in a wellbeing survey.
The Student Wellbeing Survey is part of the Department of Education’s Child and Student Wellbeing Strategy.
The details for the survey are:
When: Between the 10 and 13th September
Who: Grade 4-5 students
What do I need to do: You and your child don’t need to do anything. The survey will be done in class time and will not require your child to prepare in any way.
A letter with more information has been sent home with all Year 4-6 students, including Frequently Asked Questions and a form to sign and return to the school if you do not want your child to participate in the survey.
If you would like further information, please contact Glenys McKay 03 62666240
Thank you for supporting us to ensure that all our learners are safe, feel supported and are able to flourish, so they can engage in learning.
This week in Smarties we are thinking about our local environment.
On Wednesday Mrs Black will be away but our lovely Kinder teacher Mrs Jungmann will be there and is looking forward to meeting you all. We'll be thinking about our local bush and making collages with natural bits and pieces.
On Thursday we'll be enjoying our beautiful bush play area, and getting wonderfully dirty with mud, sticks and stones! Bring your gumboots!
On Friday we'll be playing with the stretchy rainbow , reading a book about gardens and making our very own plant presses to take home!
Don't forget, next Tuesday (3rd Sept) from 4:30pm - 5:30pm in the Kinder room we have a special information session for families of children starting Kinder next year. Children are welcome.
We hope to see you there,
Jess Black and Annette Carson
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.
The SRC will be having a fundraising day to raise money for the ‘Saving Little Grace’ project.
Grace is a member of our school community and we would like to show our support by holding a crazy hair/free dress day of her favourite colours PINK and PURPLE on Tuesday 10th September.
Please bring a gold coin to donate towards ‘Saving Little Grace’. Leading up to this event there will be rubber wrist bands for sale in the front office and through the SRC.
Last Thursday we entered the Mathematics Relay held at Cygnet Primary. We were well represented with three teams competing against Cygnet’s three teams and Geeveston’s team.
Our remaining 5s and 6s joined the audience and provided a vocal cheer squad. Many of these were chafing to be substitutes, thank you students for your enthusiasm for Maths!
A combination of brain power, agility on the obstacle course and supreme tenacity meant we came away with a First place (30 points ahead of Cygnet’s second) and an equal Third place with Geeveston.
Our hosts were impressed with our relay performances along with the way we joined in during recess and lunch activities. As Cygnet’s Principal, Mr Williams said, we are “A pleasure to host”.
When the weather warms we hope to return the invitation to Cygnet and Geeveston and host our Glen Huon version of Maths relay excitement on the oval. In the meantime we will have another Grade 4, 5 and 6 relay in the assembly hall in the near future to keep up our winning edge.
Photos from Glen Huon Practice
Photos from Maths Relay at Cygnet
Stephanie van der Schans
Preps have finished their living things dioramas and they have been on display near the staff room. Congratulations Preps on the way you thought through what environment your chosen animal lived in, and how you would represent this in your diorama. Working in pairs gave the students the opportunity to discuss their ideas and to work together to solve any problems they came across in planning how to work from the back of the diorama box to the front to create a three dimensional effect.
Preps have also been ‘weather watching’. We have looked long and hard at the sky each day for one week. We looked at what symbols are and why we use them, particularly in relation to sending messages about what the weather may be in the coming days and weeks.
We are always grateful when parents are able to support the students’ learning by using their skills and knowledge. Megan Perkins is a dental hygienist who is passionate about sharing her knowledge with young students. Thank you, Megan, for offering to come into Kinder/Prep to help our young students understand how to look after their teeth.
Ticket to Play is a Tasmanian Government initiative designed to reduce the cost of participating in club sporting activities for Tasmanian children.
Tasmanian children aged 5 to 17 who are listed on a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card, or who are in Out of Home Care, are eligible for a voucher of up to $100 in value to be used towards the cost of club membership.
Ticket to Play vouchers can be applied for and used at an approved activity provider until 30 November 2019. Approved activity providers are listed on our website.
We are pleased to announce that Ticket to Play will continue in 2020 and opening dates for year two will be announced soon.
For more information, including answers to frequently asked questions, please visit our website at https://www.communities.tas.gov.au/ticket-to-play, or contact Communities, Sport and Recreation at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 1800 252 476.