I had the great pleasure of attending the 25 years of service presentation ceremony with Lynette Goodwin yesterday. Lynette started working at Franklin Primary School in 1993. She started at Glen Huon in July 2011. Lynette was also a Teacher Assistant at Cygnet Primary. She has played an important part in the education of Huon Valley students. Congratulations Lynette.
I wish to congratulate the Grade 3-5 teachers and students who attended the Learn to Swim Program over the last two weeks. We received a phone call from the co-ordinator Fran Hewitt stating how impressed she was with the behaviour of our students. She also let her superiors in the Department know how well behaved and respectful our students were. It makes me feel very proud of our students.
We are having some minor works undertaken on our water supply. This will take place on Monday 9th December. There will be periods of the day where the water will be turned off. There will be porta loos placed on site and drinking water will be readily available.
The Grade 6 students who are attending Huonville High have their orientation day tomorrow. This is an exciting step for them and I wish them the very best.
The triathlon participants head to Bellerive on Friday with Mr West, Ms van der Schans and Deanne Murtagh. Bikes need to be at school by Thursday so Deanne can take them to the event. Good luck team.
The Grade 6 Christmas Op Shop will be open for business on
Thursday 5th December!!
We have a huge range of items for sale and everyone’s invited.
Prices range from 50c to $10.
This is a great opportunity to do some Christmas shopping so come along to the Grade 6 room and grab a bargain.
This week is our last week of our regular Smarties program - next week we will be heading out for end of year celebrations!
On Wednesday we will be making our own bread rolls, and creating some Christmas decorations from salt dough and paper.
On Thursday we'll be getting creative with clay in the bush, and making our own paints.
On Friday we will have an obstacle course, and create some beautiful Christmas wreaths together.
This Saturday our monthly weekend Bush Playgroup will be running from 9-11 in the bush playground at school, everyone is welcome! We'll be making some decorations using native plants and found objects.
We hope to see you there!
Jess Black and Annette Carson
We only have three weeks left for Smarties this term, and we'd like to finish an amazing year with some big celebrations!
On Wednesday the 11th of December we will be heading to the park at the Huonville Esplanade by the water, for some fun and games, and a sausage sizzle!
On Thursday Dec 12th we're hoping that the weather co-operates for our bushwalk and picnic at NorthWest Bay River, an idyllic spot for a warm summer's day!
And on Friday Dec 13th we'll take lots of fun equipment up to the Glen Huon Park and have a shared picnic with bubbles and fun.
All sessions are open to everyone with children aged 0-5, we'd love to see you there!
Jess Black, Ro Jungmann, Annette Carson and Donna Watson
Grade Two/Three have been looking at Antarctica. No, not with binoculars, it’s too far away. We have been watching BTN (Behind the News) clips about the way people live and work in Antarctica.
We also learnt about some of the animals that live in that environment, why Antarctica is important to scientists and how the future of that continent will affect the rest of the planet.
Did you know that if all the ice on Antarctica were to melt, it would raise the sea levels around the world by sixty metres?
It is a fascinating place and with the chilly weather we are currently experiencing, it is interesting to find out about how weather in Antarctica affects us too.
A pack of playing cards provides amazing opportunities to increase our ‘number sense’, the ability to re arrange numbers to explore possible solutions.
As a warm up, re arrange these 16 cards so that the same picture or suit (heart, diamond, club or spade) appears only once in either row, column, or the two diagonals.
Each of these picture cards are worth 10 points and the ace can be either worth 11 or 1, all the other cards are worth the number value printed on the card
- Is it possible to make 100 by adding some or all of the cards from one suit?
- What if you were able to multiple, subtract or add?
- How could you be systematic to know you had all the possibilities?
You might like to start with,
- Is it possible to make 20, twenty ways?
- Find a strategy to find all the ways to make 20, then retry with the first question.
To challenge yourself,
- If we were to use all the cards of one suit only, is it possible to use any operation, brackets etc. to make the total of the cards equal to 10?
Stephanie van der Schans
I want to thank you for all your wonderful support this year. The Music Bus is looking forward to partnering again with Glen Huon Primary School in 2020.
I feel like it is time again to really connect with all your families. We will have room for many new students to jump on board in 2020 and with new kindergarten students starting next year, there is not a more perfect time than now to re-engage with your students and families to share all the wonderful opportunities and benefits of learning music with The Music Bus can bring.
I have outlined two initiatives The Music Bus would like to conduct with Glen Huon Primary School:
1) Free Trial Lessons - Did you know that we LOVE giving out free trial lessons? Normally our teachers will send a “Bus Pass” home to current students to give to their friends, however, we would be more than happy to send you a whole batch of Bus Passes for you to use as awards for your students.
2) Open Day - A Music Bus Open Day is a great way for The Music Bus to give back to your school community. We will provide a great day of interactive music education and fun for all. It will refresh students and parents on the benefits of music along with sparking an interest in music education for many students.
Head of Teaching and School Partnerships
P: 1300 168 742