School Satisfaction Surveys
Annual School Satisfaction Surveys for parents and staff are being conducted during August/September 2019 across Tasmanian government schools.
The surveys provide an opportunity for parents and staff to give important feedback on what the school does well and where we can improve. Questions cover a range of topics about our school.
All responses are secure and anonymous.
Parents and staff are invited to participate.
Parents will have received a letter last week.
We encourage you to complete the survey to give our school a clear direction for future programs and services for students.
IMPORTANT: In 2019 all students will be undertaking a Wellbeing Survey that will incorporate elements of the Satisfaction Survey.
Please contact the office if you wish to use a school computer to complete the survey.
As I type this article we have two teams of students heading to Kingston for a volley ball tournament. At Glen Huon we strive to have our students engaged in many varied activities.
Our staff are continuing their learning in the re-focus teaching initiative. Inquiry learning has been a great focus. Today in assembly the children were asked to notice changes in their environment because of the change of the seasons. They are encouraged to become great observers of the world around them. It is a challenge to help them notice without noticing for them. The power of interest can drive learning.
Did you know our teachers meet fortnightly in teaching teams to plan together and support each other in ensuring that the learning needs of all our students are met.
Today from 4:30-5:30pm we will be running a session in the Kinder room for all families and carers of next year's kinder students.
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
This week in Smarties we're celebrating gardens!
On Wednesday we will be planting our own little gardens to take home, as well as playing with puzzles, toys and dress-ups.
On Thursday we'll be searching for new spring flowers and orchids in the bush, and searching for signs of friendly wildlife. The creek may still be running so remember your gumboots for splashing!
On Friday we'll play with balloons and bubbles!
We'll read a book about flowers and then we'll build a real plants press to keep some flowers forever!
We hope to see you there,
Jess Black and Annette Carson
For the past five weeks our Grade 5/6 have been trialling a new school resource offered by the Tasmanian Fire Service and giving feedback to help develop it so that it is ready for all Tasmanian schools. Along with three other schools in Tasmania, we participated in the Disaster Resilience Education Program. Our lessons included the topics of;
- What is disaster resilience?
- Our local hazards.
- Disaster risk and vulnerability.
- Becoming disaster resilient.
- Taking action.
To complete the learning and showcase our new understandings we have been engaging in projects that display key points and help teach others what we’ve learned. We were awarded a certificate for our hard work and as a bonus have been asked to help design and create a mural that will be placed within the Judbury community. We’re very excited to be part of this project that will get underway in Term 4.
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.
Get your dancing shoes ready it's disco time again. After the success of our end of Term 1 disco we would like to have an end of Term 3 disco. It will be held on Friday 27th September 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm in the school hall. The cost will be $5 per student, which will once again include a sausage in bread, snack, fruit and drinks. Parents and care givers are once again welcome, and compulsory for children 5 and under. And don't forget the party isn't just for the kids, if you adults are after some snacks there will also be extra sausages and a wide variety of food to purchase with all proceeds going directly to the school. Keep your eye out for more details and the RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there.
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.