It was with great pleasure today that I listened to the SRC election speeches. It was quite clear that our students are passionate about our school and looking after each other. All students did a great job. It is clear that we will be led by a very committed group of students. We await the final outcome with baited breath.
Meet the Teacher
This is a reminder that meet the teacher is occuring on Thursday 20th 3.00pm - 3.45pm. There will be some afternoon tea available, so please let the office staff know you are coming so we can cater appropriately. This is a great opportunity for you to touch base and check in with your child's class teacher about the general program and classroom routines. I will also be available for you to have a general chat too.
Parent Teacher Meetings
Our staff are always willing to meet with you to discuss your child's progress. To ensure that the conversations you have with your child's teacher are of high value and quality, please make an appointment with them to discuss your child's needs. Teachers like to be prepared for these meetings so they can give you the very best information they have and to share the data they have collected in relation to your child's progress. Pick and drop off times are not ideal for this type of communication. If your message is brief and pertinent to the day by all means let the teacher know so the day can run smoothly for your child.
Images From Around the School.
Validation Forms and ICT Acceptable Use Agreement
There are still quite a few parents whom have not returned Validation Forms. It would be appreciated if they could be returned as soon as possible. These forms are required by the Education Department. Please make sure all information is correct, updated, signed and dated, especially the permission listing.
Fissure Sealant and Fluoride Varnish Program
Grades 1, 2, 6, Prep and Kinder recently received Dental Forms, these forms needed to be returned to school last Wednesday 19th February. There are still a lot of forms that have not been returned. Please return forms now.
Major Excursion Consent and Medical Information Form/Annual Consent Form for Aquatic Activities
Major Excursion Consent and Aquatic Activities Forms need to be returned to school as soon as possible. These forms need to be returned before our Swimming Carnival on Thursday 5th March for processing not on the day of the Swimming Carnival.
Thank you to all those parents who have already returned their forms.
Many and varied experiences help our brains to make connections (to learn and remember things). According to research, if those experiences involve play you can retain the information much quicker.
So here’s a game you might like to try, hope you enjoy.
Stephanie van der Schans, AST/Numeracy
Capture the Products
You will need a standard pack of 52 cards. Picture cards are worth 10.
How to play
Products are answers when you multiply (times) two numbers together. “The product of 2 & 5 is 10”.
Divide the pack between two players (you can play with more, but you will receive less cards each).
Both players flip over the first two cards. Multiply your own numbers together. The player with the highest product (answer) wins all four cards. If the products are the same, the cards are placed in the centre of the table. The next round is played as usual, but the winner of this round is allowed to take the centre cards as well !!!
The winner is the player who has captured the most cards when you run out of your original pile of cards.
The students have settled really well into their new school year and are adapting to new routines and expectations. We have been getting to know each other by playing a variety of ice breaker games and by completing a number of written activities sharing information about ourselves.
Our class quilt (below) is an example of this.
We have completed measurement activities in Maths and have investigated “Am I a square or a rectangle?” We have begun work on a Science unit titled “Beneath our feet.” We are developing understandings about the geology of Earth. We will be researching various landscapes and how the Earth has been shaped by the forces of nature and human interactions.
So I would definitely say we are back into the swing of it and enjoying learning and interacting with each other.
As the Primary School Health nurse, I will be helping Glen Huon to celebrate Harmony Day with some classroom activities on both the 16th & 19th March.
It is a chance for the students to think about their own cultural heritage and how they all belong. I will introduce different cultures from around the world to the children, including information about food, traditions and the environment.
Students will join in making food flags for each of the countries learnt about, decorating the flags with fruit and vegetables, which they then get to eat!
Throughout Harmony Week, the students will make a whole school Harmony Day Paper Doll Chain, where each student decorates and writes their own special Harmony Day message on their paper doll.
On Thursday 19th March, we invite all students and staff to wear orange, as it is the ‘Harmony Day ‘colour.
Due to the age, wear and tear of the existing equipment, the Mountain River Hall Playground located on Mountain River Road has been identified for upgrade.
We’d like to hear your thoughts on the proposed design for the new playground.
Key features in the proposed design include:
Swings including a toddler seat
Junior rock climbing wall
Scarecrow mirror panel
Let us know what you think on our Have Your Say page by 5pm Thursday 5 March 2020.
A public information session will be held at the playground on Wednesday 26 February 2020 from 3pm to 6pm. Come along for a chat about the renewal project and a free sausage. (In the event of bad weather, the session will move into the hall.)
Further information is available at www.huonvalley.tas.gov.au
Would you like to learn more about further education opportunities and share this knowledge with parents, carers and other community members in the Huon Valley? Would you like to learn new skills that will help you to organise and run community-based meetings?
If you answered yes to these questions, we want to meet you!
The Huon Valley Council is establishing a community-based learning group in the Huon Valley. The group will learn about what education options are available for children after grade 10.
We are looking for parents, carers and community members to lead this exciting new community based-learning group. You will be trained in 3 VET units of competency (fully subsidised) and with the support and guidance of the project team organise and facilitate the groups and their activities.
Would you like to be involved, come to the information session and learn more:
Friday, 6 March 2020, 10:30am–11:30am
Huonville Library, 1 Skinner Drive, Huonville
The Resilience Co will be delivering a 12 month program in the Huon Valley in 2020, involving a series of free talks geared at building a community of resilient and empowered children and parents.
Talks on a number of topics will be running in multiple locations throughout the Valley, presented by clinical psychologist Lisa Ford.
Lisa’s approach is to offer practical strategies for creating long-lasting change, with a focus on supporting parents and carers to give their children the skills they need to thrive and navigate life’s challenges.
Workshop topics will include:
Managing separation anxiety
Bullying and mean behaviour
Self-care for parents
The First talk will be held on Monday 2 March in Geeveston. Further information is available on the attached poster or to book your FREE ticket visit www.huonvalley.tas.gov.au .
Sunday 1st March at the Franklin Palais.
Rotten Tomatoes describes Parasite as a pitch-black modern fairytale. The Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. The Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families…
Doors open 6.30pm
Film starts after 7.15pm but before 7.30pm
Please bring a plate of food to share for supper during the intermission
$5 for an introduction to the future.