A bit of an introduction
This is certainly not the start to Term 3 which Mrs McKay was expecting and hoping for and I know that I am not alone in wishing her a speedy recovery.
Despite the unfortunate circumstances for Mrs McKay, I am very excited to be part of Glen Huon Primary School for the next 5 weeks. I have already been made very welcome and I can’t wait to get to know you all better.
So that you can get to know me, I thought I would share a little bit about myself.
I am married to Sam and we have a dog called Charlie. Charlie is almost 12 years old and loves to chew on things…including pine cones!
Very soon Sam and I are hoping to start building our new house in Huonville. We are SO excited about this. We have an amazing view with lots of space for animals and for growing fruit and vegetables…we can’t wait! We also can’t wait to become involved in and connected to the Huon community.
So there you have it, just a little bit of an introduction about me. I am sure I will learn a lot about all of you over the next few weeks too.
Construction Work is Underway!
Things have been very busy here at school over the holidays. We have a brand new fence around the top playground and work has begun on preparing for the construction of our new Kindergarten building. This means that you will notice some areas of our school fenced off to allow for the construction to occur safely whilst we continue to learn and use the other parts of our school.
It also means that we are going to need to be a little bit flexible, keep an extra eye out for each other as things change and follow any instructions or signs that are up.
But most importantly, we get to feel excited about the wonderful new learning space which is going to be created and which we are going to be able to enjoy!
Well, welcome to Term 3. 2020 has really been full of surprises including a small accident for me during the Term 2 break which has rendered me unable to start Term 3. Don't worry I am OK and bones fix quickly if you take care of them.
I know you are in good hands with Erika Lees, we met in the holidays and I know she is very excited to be a part of the Glen Huon community. I did manage to take photos of one waterfall over the holidays and I thought I would share it with you.
I hope the start of term is smooth for you all and I am looking forward to being with you as soon as I can. Take care Glenys.
To conclude our study on democratic government systems Grade 5/6 experienced a topsy-turvy day where the laws in the classroom changed dramatically. 10 new laws were instated by one student, who became our leader for the day. Kristen Watson worked hard to make sure the rules suited some people and not others and made people just uncomfortable enough to start asking questions around fairness. Some of our new rules included Kristen being able to choose who sat on a chair for the day and who didn’t, who could use their right hand to write and who had to use their left, who got to go first to recess, who could use an eraser on their work and who was allowed to talk and when. Other rules meant that only the boys were allowed to have their fruit break, everyone had to run a lap of the oval every half an hour, people wearing black socks had to pick up playground rubbish after recess and lunch, on an even hour anyone with an ‘L’ in their name had to stand and sing or dance to entertain Kristen and on every hour the people born between January and June received a grinner – just for being born! The rules were in force throughout the entire day with a consequence of performing various mundane tasks if the rules weren’t kept. The following day was a reflection of our experience with much discussion around fairness and what others would do in the same situation as our leader. We compared this experience to our system of government and started to piece together that living in a democracy isn’t such a bad thing after all.
We are excited to be returning to Smarties this Wednesday!
Smarties sessions are free for all children 0-5 and their parents and carers.
On Wednesdays in the Kindergarten from 9:15am - 11am we have Smarties Playgroup, which is a welcoming space for play and art activities, and a cuppa and chat for families.
On Thursdays in our bush playground from 9 am - 11am we have Bush Playgroup, with a fenced campfire and lots of messy, fun, nature based play and exploration.
And on Fridays in the Hall from 9:15am - 11am we have our Kindergym and Storytime sessions, which are more structured than our other sessions. We start with singing and dancing, followed by a gross motor skill such as playing with the parachute, ball skills or balancing, and stop for morning tea (byo snack). After morning tea we have a story followed by a craft connected to the theme of the week.
We hope to see you there!
Mrs Black and Mrs Carson
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