We are being guided by public health it is important that children are not sent to school with any signs of a cold. This is to help stop the spread of any illness. It is a directive of public health and will continue into Term 3. The poster below reminds us of how to protect ourselves from COVID.
The end of Term 2 is Friday 3rd July. We are looking forward to a very well earned break. Take time to look after yourselves, relax and re-group. It has been a very busy and at times challenging term for us all. I mentioned at the School Association meeting that I am really appreciative of the way in which the community supported us through a unique time and that we worked together to support our children. I thank-you all for the efforts you have made to ensure our community has remained strong.
Monday 20th July is a Professional Learning day for staff we are focusing on numeracy and how to improve learning outcomes in this area.
As restrictions ease we will not have to continue stop drop and go procedures that we have undertaken this term. You will be welcome to walk your children into the school grounds and see them to their classrooms. At pick up time you will also be able to come into the school grounds and pick up your children. Physical distancing of keeping 1.5 metres apart applies to adults onsite.
We will be able to hold our assemblies, parents who intend to come will need to let the office know so that seating can be arranged that meets the distancing requirements.
The department has collated a guide for parents in regards to term 3. Follow this link to access it, https://www.education.tas.gov.au/parents-carers/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/learning-at-school-parents-and-carers-guide/
A letter from the secretary is also coming today with the eldest child in the family.
I look forward to a vibrant Term 3 with our school becoming more active as we are able to undertake more of our normal activities. Have a great holiday.
This Thursday July 2nd our students will compete in the annual Glen Huon Primary School Cross Country. Although it will look different to other years our students have been training hard and are keen to compete in the race. The carnival will take place across the course of the day with students from Prep-Grade 6 each competing in a race in their class groups and results will be based on time. There will be no disruption to normal classes as all races will take place during their PE time.
To remain in line with the current regulations unfortunately we are unable to have parents attending the carnival but I will be posting as many Facebook updates as possible throughout the day to make it feel like you are here with us!
Please ensure your child comes prepared for the day with plenty of water and appropriate footwear and clothing for running in all conditions!
This year Leading Image has introduced ONLINE ONLY ordering. Ordering online will now provide parents with the ability to shop for a variety of backdrops.
Standard backdrop options still apply at no additional cost. Those wishing to be adventurous or creative can select a backdrop from as little as $3.00.
Please check your child/children's bags for your Online Booking instructions.
For the photographers own safety and to ensure our business is not effected please note they reserve the right to refuse to photograph any child if they present to school sick. This is not common but to ensure the photographers aren't forced to address a difficult situation on the day we stress to families that they can not bring their child in for a quick photo: No exceptions.
If your child is sick on photo day please contact Leading Image on (03) 62289966 to get a refund.
The kinder children have been experimenting with mixing their own colours and painting still life of the Flowers from our garden.
We have also been growing our own beans and cuttings from the garden. The children are learning about plants and how they grow.
As we are about to head into our holidays, I thought I’d introduce you to a brand new free resource of Mathematical problems to keep your brains growing until our next newsletter.
“Problemo”, accessed on line via https://problemo.edu.au/student/discovery allows you to select your year appropriate challenges. After watching a video, there are a series of questions that allow you to learn as you go. Access to tips and the video are waiting alongside if you need them.
You will receive feedback and solutions (drawn and video explanations) to assist you to build that knowledge before you continue.
Here’s some samples from the Grade 5/6 section…
Have a great holiday break.
Enjoy your discoveries. Stephanie van der Schans, AST/Numeracy
This is an open invitation to anyone over 18yrs who might be interested in becoming a member of this very important Committee. Meeting once a term to make important, impartial decisions in favour of the hall and it’s users/hirers.
The Annual General Meeting for the Baden Powell Scout & Guide Hall in Huonville, is to be held Wednesday 12th August at 6:30pm in the meeting room in the Hall on Heron St., Huonville.
New members are urgently needed to maintain the quorum required to keep the hall run by the community. The hall was originally built for the Scouts & Girl Guides by local community members and businesses and it would be great to keep the ongoing decisions community based. If you would like to attend, please email Ann Brittian (Booking Officer) at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
We look forward to seeing you there! Thankyou
Calling all Junior soccer players!
The Junior season is going ahead this year with a ten round competition starting on 18 July and finishing on 26 September. We need to get an idea of who is keen to play so that we can work out how many teams to nominate. We had hoped to have training this Thursday but as the ground is currently closed due to the weather it looks as though that won't be possible. We understand that some families might not want to commit to a shorter season that involves social distancing for spectators but we are keen to provide an opportunity to play for any players who are interested.
The important things to think about when making a decision about playing this season are:
- At the moment we don't have access to the toilets at the ground. This is a Huon Valley Council ruling and we can't change it.
- Fees will be the same as last year - $100 per Junior player (with a $10 discount for siblings)
- Ticket to Play will still be operating (although it is currently being restructured) and will cover the $100 fee for eligible families.
- You might not end up on the same team as you were in last year, you might not have the same coach - as we work out who is playing and who isn't we may need to restructure the teams depending on where the numbers are.
- Players will all have to be responsible for their own shirts. Sharing oranges at half time may not be an option.
If you've thought about all that and you're still keen to play then please let us know. You can:
- email email@example.com
- Come and see us at the soccer ground on Thursday afternoon from 3:30 onwards
We need numbers ASAP because we have to nominate teams by 30 June.
Thanks for your support.
The Huon Valley Soccer Club Committee