With Mrs McKay’s leg being on the mend, she is planning to return to work next week. This means that this will be my final newsletter before I finish up as Acting Principal this Friday and return to Huonville Primary School.
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for being so friendly and welcoming. I have absolutely loved my time at Glen Huon Primary School. It is such a unique little treasure nestled in the countryside (and sometimes the fog). I have enjoyed meeting each and every one of you. It has been a delight to welcome many excited faces as you returned from school holidays and each morning as you arrive at school and it has been a pleasure to work with such a wonderful team of staff.
I wish you all the very best for the remainder of the school year and hope to keep in touch and bump into people every now and then.
As a parting gift I have attached a copy of the jokes I have been sharing each day on Late Bus Duty. I hope they give you all a bit of a giggle and not too many groans.
Kindest of regards
School satisfaction survey and student wellbeing survey
School Satisfaction Surveys were sent home to each family yesterday. These can be completed either online using the unique code on your letter, or by completing the paper survey and returning this to the school office. We very much appreciate families taking the time to complete these surveys as they give us important information on areas we are doing well in or have made gains in, as well as areas for improvement.
Grade 4-6 students will also be anonymously completing the Student Wellbeing Survey this week. This gives us important data on how our students feel about a range of things impacting their learning and wellbeing and allows us to identify areas where we may need to put supports in place but also to celebrate things which are going well.
Grade 5/6 Winter Sports Day
On Tuesday 1st September our Grade 5/6’s will have the opportunity to travel to the Kingborough Sports Centre to participate in the Huon and Channel Volleyball Tournament and the Winter Sports Come and Try Day. Some students will be representing the school in the Volleyball Tournament which is an annual event which is always well represented by Glen Huon students, and the remaining students will be able to experience a variety of sports that the Huon and Channel region has to offer in Ultimate Frisbee, Softball and Gymnastics. Our students are really excited for this event and will be accompanied by Mrs. Tucker and Ms van der Schans.
Please make sure your child is at school as early as possible on the day as the bus will need to leave right on 9:00am! Also ensure they have plenty of food and drink, a jumper, a hat and are dressed in their school uniform.
Kindergarten building progress
In the last week there has again been gradual progress in the construction of our new Kindergarten building. The footings have been built and filled with cement and the base and boxing is being prepared in readiness for the concrete slab to be poured a little later this week.
At times the gate into the school is being locked in order to stop traffic through the school at times when there are a lot of students around. If you need to come through the gates with your car at any time and find the gate locked, please phone the office and someone will come and let you through.
This week we are learning about the letter Hh - for happy, hippo and hello!
On Wednesday we will be experimenting with herbs and scented plants, painting, cutting and glueing, dressing up, building and riding the bikes in the sunshine, weather permitting!
On Thursday we will make paints using things we can find in nature, as well as playing and exploring the bush, and cooking on the campfire.
On Friday we'll be playing on the obstacle course, hooray! Then we'll read a story about a very kind pony and make our own hobby horses to take home!
We hope to see you there,
Jess Black and Annette Carson
The number ten is the backbone of our number system.
When we deeply understand ‘ten of these is one of these’ we have the flexibility to regroup numbers to add and subtract them easily, to understand multiple-digit multiplication and to extend our understanding of the base ten system into decimals.
Classes are continuing to have a focus on Place Value across the school.
Grade 4/5 have created some great puzzles for others to solve ….
Here’s another that uses your place value skills to try at home.
Use these ten clues, in order, to find my mystery number.
- It is a five digit whole number.
- It is divisible by 5.
- It is divisible by 4.
- The sum of its ten-thousands digit and thousands digit is 14
- The sum of its ten thousands digit and its hundreds digit is 11.
- The sum of its thousands digit and its tens digit is 8.
- The sum of its hundreds digit and its ones digit is 3.
- The sum of its tens digit and its ones digit is 2.
- It is greater than 80 000.
- Its thousands digit is 6.
Enjoy, Stephanie van der Schans. AST/Numeracy.
In Kinder we explored Science Week by making boats from boxes, plastic containers and contact, alfoil to see how long they would float for and which ones and why they may have sunk. We talked about what cardboard was made of, where water got into our boats, ideas on how to improve our design and test these theories.
We had a great time and had many ideas about water, buoyance and waterproofing.