- Principal's Report 17-9-2019
- Canteen 19/9/19
- School Talent Show!!!
- News from Grade Two/Three
- School Disco
- Manipulating Mathematics
- Drama News
- Grade One/Two Report
- BOOK PROMOTION
- BRUNY ISLAND SCIENCE FUN DAY
- All Saints Daffodil Show
- Netball 4 All
- Hockey Clinics
- Upcoming Events
Review of National Funding Arrangements for Kindergartens – Survey for Parents:
An independent review (the Review) is being conducted into the national funding arrangements that support access by all children in Australia to 600 hours per year of quality early childhood education in the year before full-time school.
For Tasmania this is our Kindergarten year. Since 2008, the Australian Government’s UANP funding has supported an increase to 15 hours per week of Kindergarten in Tasmania, however the future of national funding is uncertain beyond 2020.
Tasmania has a long and proud history of providing free access to quality early learning and the Tasmanian Government has made substantial investments to support and expand this provision.
It is important that the success of Kindergarten in Tasmania is clearly understood in this national process and we encourage the Tasmanian education community, including parents, teachers, and leaders to participate in the review.
How you have your say:
The countdown is on.
Tuesday 24th September is the date for our School Talent Show.
Parents and friends are welcome to be our audience.
Show starts at 11:30am in the school hall.
There are lots of interesting and entertaining acts to keep you smiling.
Mrs Black is feeling much better after a nasty chest infection last week - many apologies that Smarties had to be cancelled, hopefully the warm sunshine will help bring an end to all these winter viruses...
This week we will do all the fun things we missed out on last week! Our theme will be "Going Places!"
On Wednesday we will be making the most of the beautiful Spring weather and getting outside on our range of bikes! We'll dig in the sandpit and draw on the concrete with chalk, it will be lovely!
On Thursday we'll go on a child-led walk through the bush playground, climbing over and under, thinking about how to negotiate obstacles safely and confidently.
On Friday we're going to have fun with boxes and make little vehicles for our teddies to drive! Bring a teddy along to join in the fun, or borrow one of ours for the session.
We hope to see you there,
Jess Black and Annette Carson
Grade two/three are jumping into theatre. Here is a group of readers who all have their own part to read in a play. We have been diving into words, words, words; reading and writing plays and doing some really fun activities like theatre sports. Theatre sports is creative, spontaneous and a great laugh too. You need an expansive vocabulary and a huge imagination. You also need to remember to:
- Project your voice
- Be brave and confident (easy to say, trickier to accomplish)
- Listen to each other (not just hear)
- Encourage each other (especially when someone is a bit lost in what they need to say or feeling shy)
- Laugh…its lots of fun
Go on, give it a go!!!
As the end of school term comes closer so does our school disco!! We are looking forward to ending Term 3 with a party!! Just a friendly reminder that it is $5 per child to be paid on the night. This fee includes entry to the disco, sausage sizzle, snacks and drinks. It's free for parents to attend, children under 5 will require parental supervision.
It would be lovely if we could have some parent help on the night. We are looking for some parents to help either on the tables as children enter the disco or to help serve food in the canteen. Donations of food to sell on the night would be greatly appreciated. If you can donate some time or goodies please get in touch with Jess Black or Megan Perkins: 0427 396 374 or email@example.com.
Thank you again for your support we look forward to seeing you there.
Here’s a few game boards for you to make up at home and solve.
Make some counters with numbers on them, bottle tops are good, and place them on the number. Using the pathways (lines), move one counter at a time to any empty position.
Find the smallest number of moves available to reverse the order of the numbers. That is, if the numbers go around the shape in a ‘clockwise’ direction try to make them go anti-clockwise, if they go up, can you make them go down…
Can you make a pathway puzzle for me to try to solve?
Stephanie van der Schans
Drama rehearsals for Aladdin are coming along fine. I thought you might like to check out the crew.
We are sorting out costumes bit by bit, you will most likely be asked to provide a t shirt or the likes, we are also collecting lots and lots of jewellery. If you have some dress up gems we could use that would be appreciated. If you would like to help out painting props that too would be most welcome. I'll draw it, you paint it. That might take a bit of pressure off for some of you.
PLEASE DON'T FORGET OUR FULL DAY REHEARSAL IN THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, THE FIRST TUESDAY 1st OCTOBER FOOD AS PER NORMAL SCHOOL DAY 9AM TO 3PM. PLEASE REFER TO THE NOTE I SENT HOME PREVIOUSLY, THE ONE YOU ALL PUT ON THE FRIDGE.
Grade One/Two spent much of Friday out in the bush. They worked together in small groups to make cubby houses together. They were put into groups and shown the basics of using two ‘y sticks’ and a ‘backbone’ to make their cubby. They were then given the task of working together to create their cubby house and make it so that it would be waterproof (ish).
It was just wonderful to watch the children working determinedly together to create their cubby. They were negotiating with one another, testing theories, using trial and error, showing patience, persistence and teamwork. The children had to think creatively, solve problems and be resilient. These are all essential skills for life.
One group recreated their cubby house three times until they were happy that it was stable enough. Another group’s cubby fell over after an hour of working on it. It was so impressive to see the children take that in their stride and the other groups rally around to help them rebuild, without being asked.
After recess we ventured back to the bush. We lit a fire together and some groups continued improving their cubbies, while others had a good look at the ‘Flips’ – The Poo Flip, Euca Flip, Tree Flip and the Fungi Flip. They headed off in small groups to investigate the bush and to see what kinds of plants and animals live within it.
When it was time to head back to class, we discussed the importance of making sure the fire was out properly and how we might go about that.
I was so impressed by the way the children took these challenges very seriously and in the way that they worked together and were inclusive of everyone.
On Saturday 7th September and in support of Endangered Species Day, the book ‘Fat Chance’ was launched to the public at Fullers Bookshop. This 80 page picture book was written by local Glen Huon writer Lynne Fellowes and was illustrated by our very own Jenny Wright who has been working at our school for over 25 years.
‘Fat Chance’ is a hard cover book with whimsical rhyming verse which highlights the plight of extinct, rare, endangered and vulnerable Tasmanian species. It is a poignant reminder for children of all ages, as to the importance of preserving Tasmania’s wildlife.
'The website fatchancebook.com is being created to continue on from the book and to raise awareness of how we can all make a difference. Lynne Fellowes will be adding information as to what is already being done nationally and globally, as well as highlighting the little things that we can all do every day, both at home and school. She would like to set it up so children can write their comments about the book and about the projects they are involved in'. The website is a work in progress so visit it now, and again in the future to reveal further activities and information.
If you are interested in obtaining a copy of ‘Fat Chance’ for your home library, the book is valued at $29.95 and may be ordered and delivered through Jenny Wright (Ph. 0417339805) or ordered on the website (postal charge applies). Christmas is just around the corner and what better way to give a meaningful gift, than to acknowledge and learn about the various plights of Tasmania’s precious animals.
Date | 16/09/2019 Contact – Lesley King, Community Development Officer Phone | 6166 5606 or mobile 0418 398 004
BE AWARE! Bushfire-ready Glen Huon, Judbury and Lonnavale.
On Saturday 5 October from 2pm at the Judbury Community Centre residents of the Judbury, Glen Huon and Lonnavale areas are invited to come along to a free bushfire-ready session.
This bushfire-ready event will include information on steps for a safer summer and discussions about recent bushfire experiences. From this session people’s tips and ideas will influence the design of a bushfire-ready mural that is to be installed at the Judbury Community Centre. The bushfire-ready mural project is a unique approach to engaging residents in bushfire preparedness by inviting them to discuss their risks. It will enable residents of the Upper Huon to come together to discuss local bushfire problems and hazards, find solutions to these issues and then collaboratively come up with a bushfire-ready themed mural design. The mural will be a community message of what we all can do to be safer from bushfires.
Lesley King, Community Development Officer with Tasmania Fire Service and recent Community Liaison Officer for the Riveaux Road fires, has over 20 years’ experience in community arts and will facilitate the community bushfire-ready information, mural design and painting workshops. “I think coming together to share bushfire stories and tips, and contributing ‘get ready’ ideas will mean that the Judbury, Glen Huon and Lonnavale community have a locally relevant and owned bushfire-ready themed mural. The Glen Huon Primary School’s Year 5/6 class have already started working with me on mural design ideas. These students have a really good understanding of local bushfire hazards and how to be safer in bushfires. They have come up with some great design ideas and they all agreed on three crucial steps that they thought were important for people to know about being bushfire-ready. These were ‘Be Prepared, Be Aware and Respond Quickly’. The student’s ideas will be a great contribution to the mural.”
Also coming along to this session will be representatives from the Upper Huon Volunteer Fire Brigade, Red Cross, Huon Valley Community Bendigo Bank, IAG Insurance, Huon Valley health support worker and the Huon Valley Council to provide related emergency planning, insurance information and support.
This is a free community workshop with all materials and refreshments provided. To register your interest to be part of the bushfire-ready session and mural project contact Lesley King on 6166 5606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This bushfire-ready information and mural project is presented by the Upper Huon Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Bushfire-Ready Neighbourhoods program of Tasmania Fire Service and has been made possible with partners: the Judbury Community Centre Committee, Judbury Progress Association, Huon Valley Council and the Huon Valley Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank.
SUNDAY 6th October
Bruny Island Quarantine Station 11 am to 3 pm
The fourth annual science fun day is on again at Tasmania’s historic Quarantine Station!
Lots of great activities, excellent science exhibits to see, scientists to chat with, picnic facilities available and great prizes to be won!
Come along and join in the fun on our beautiful state reserve. Bring your friends and family and perhaps a picnic lunch.
Kindly sponsored by Inspiring Australia, the Federal Government, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, Wildcare: Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station, and a host of local supporters.
How to get there: We are located at 816 Killora Road, North Bruny. Take the ferry from Kettering and turn left towards Barnes Bay, North Bruny. We are 20 minutes drive from the ferry terminal.