We have had a very busy week. We were very privileged to have an incursion titled Ugly Bugs and Mini Beasts. This was a very engaging and hands on incursion. The students were enthralled for nearly two hours. There were many hands on activities. The students were great ambassadors for our school and interacting in such a positive and respectful way with the content.
Today I arrived at school to see a sea of purple. The Hobart Hurricanes were on site whipping up a storm. They provided a great breakfast for our students followed by a fitness session. I believe the Smoothies were a treat.
The media launch of the Disaster Resilience Education Program has been postponed until the 1st of Novemeber.
Year 4/5 have been investigating the life of Australia’s largest birds of prey, the Raptor. We have researched their habitat, life cycle, food source and the effect human beings have on the Raptor population. We were delighted when an impromptu art session began with Bron teaching us how to draw an eagle. What a wonderfully creative addition to our poster work. Thank you Bron!
While Ms Munson is away, Ms Tocker has been teaching the class action songs. Elvis Presley’s ‘Money Honey’ has been a great rhythmic action song and a fun nonsense song, ‘The Banks of the Hanky Panky’ saw their competitive nature emerge and a class favourite has been ‘The Pirate Song’. Ahoy me hearties!
Take a square piece of paper (origami patterned if you have some), try to make the following folds and convince another how you know the new shape has the required area.
- Make a square from your original square that is exactly ¼ of the original square
- Make a triangle, that is exactly ¼ of the original square
- Fold another triangle that is also ¼ of the area of the square when opened (but not identical /congruent to the previous triangle)
- Make a square with exactly ½ the area of the original square
- Make another square that is ½ the area of the original square but is orientated differently to the one you just made.
How did you go, keep persisting and feel great about your achievements. I’d love to see them.
Stephanie van der Schans, AST/Numeracy
This week is a short week for Smarties - there is no school on Thursday or Friday due to the Hobart Show...
So, on Wednesday we're having a painting extravaganza! Please wear old clothes and be prepared for mess - we'll be painting outside in a big way, and doing footprints, handprints and finger painting as well!
On November 7th we are taking Bush Playgroup out and about!
We will be going for a bushwalk down to North West Bay river (really a broad creek) for a play and a splash - please bring a towel and dry clothes, gumboots if you wish, and of course sun protection. We'll have a picnic together by the water, so please bring a snack to share!
We will meet at the Sandfly Cricket Grounds carpark at 10:00, and we will be returning around 12:30-1 depending on the weather.
We hope to see you there!
Jess Black and Annette Carson
Click on the images below to get full information about programs being offered by the Huon Valley Council. Hard copies are attached to the printed version for those who receive this.
Strong Connected Communities
Our local community can play a big role in preventing and reducing harm from alcohol and other drugs. Community led programs can help boost protective factors which help prevent alcohol and drug use and harm in young people. Protective factors can include things like;
- young people participating in regular supervised activities,
- young people spending time with and talking with their parents, and
- helping young people to feel connected to their local community, school and family.
Helping your child or teenager to become involved in some regular fun supervised activities is a great place to start. Ask around at school, call the Council, chat with local sporting clubs or churches or ask another parent what is happening near you. Many clubs and groups are looking for new young members and programs like Ticket to Play can help with costs. Hopefully it won’t take too long to find something but be prepared to try a few places before you land on the perfect match!
For more information about Local Drug Action Teams, please visit the Alcohol and Drug Foundation website https://adf.org.au/ or call Huon Valley Council on 6264 0300
Child Care Needs Analysis
Council is undertaking a Child Care Needs Analysis in the Huonville, Geeveston and Dover areas and asking parents and guardians to give us feedback on the delivery of child care services in their area.
We appreciate you taking the time to complete this short survey to help us get a true identification of childcare requirements of the community and families in your town.
Your thoughts and ideas are welcomed and provide invaluable insight into the needs of your community.
If you have any questions or difficulty completing the form please contact the office on (03) 6264 0333.