It is wonderful to be back at Glen Huon after my unplanned break! Your children are a delight and I had a wonderful warm reception from them. They remain happy, friendly and caring. What a special place.
I would like to thank Erika Lees for her leadership during my absence.
It was sad that my return coincided with the demise of our beautiful oak tree. I have loved this tree and the story of the seasons it has told every year. The removal of the tree was imperative as it was deemed a public danger. The children were very sad to see it being removed. We will replace the tree and have a ceremony to remember the old one. If anyone in the community would like input into this ceremony please contact the office. We know that Millie Watson planted the tree in 1912. We are not sure why Millie was chosen to undertake this task and would love to hear from you if you know any more about it.
This little gallery is best looked at by viewing the online version of the newsletter.
With the arrival of spring the UV ratings will increase so please drag out hats ready for use as already this week there is a predicted UV of 3 on Thursday. The swapping from beanie to sunhat regularly is special to Tasmania.
GLEN HUON PRIMARY SCHOOL
2021 KINDERGARTEN ENROLMENTS
Our new Kinder is purposefully designed to provide quality learning spaces.
We are now taking
enrolments for Kindergarten 2021.
If your child was born before 31st December 2016
please contact the school to obtain an enrolment
form as soon as possible.
Pre-Kinder will be on Wednesdays from 1:30pm – 2:45pm, commencing 4th Term.
Come along and experience our homely, garden and bush environments where children play in natural settings. The learning environment is underpinned by the Early Years Learning Framework and is supported by a Play Based Learning Curriculum.
Or you may like to contact the Kindergarten teacher, Ro Jungmann by email.
Next Monday 7th September will see us hosting our Whole School Assembly. The following measures will need to be undertaken by any adults wishing to attend:
- Please advise the office by 9.00am on Monday 7th September if you wish to attend so that we can ensure we have enough adequately spaced seating set up.
- Physical distancing of 1.5m for adults.
- A Visitor Health Screening form will need to be completed at the office,so please allow enough time for this to occur before the assembly at 1.50pm.
- Hand sanitiser will be provided at the entry points.
We look forward to sharing and celebrating our learning and achievements.
On Tuesday September 1st our Grade 5/6’s travelled to the Kingborough Sports Centre to participate in the Huon and Channel Volleyball Tournament and the Winter Sports Come and Try Day. Some students represented the school in the Volleyball Tournament, an annual event which is always well represented by Glen Huon students, and the remaining students experienced a variety of sports that the Huon and Channel region has to offer in Ultimate Frisbee, Softball and Gymnastics. Our students were really excited for this event and were accompanied by Mrs. Tucker and Miss. Van der Schans.
Declan West - PE Teacher
This week in Smarties we are making a mess!
On Wednesday in Kinder we'll be doing finger painting of all kinds, so please wear old clothing!
On Thursday in the bush we will get out the clay and make pinch bowls, animals and imprints.
On Friday we will play with the parachute, followed by a story - our letter of the week is 'i' and we'll be making a fun insect activity to take home.
This Saturday we will have our monthly weekend Bush Playgroup session from 9-11am, we will cook damper over the campfire (gluten free option available) and explore nature together. Families of children 0-5 and their siblings are welcome to join us!
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, and statistics show that melanoma is the most common cancer affecting young Australians aged 15–to 24. (Cancer Institute NSW, 2020) The good news is that skin cancer is highly preventable.
It is now time to be SunSmart- beginning of September to the end of April
In Tasmania average peak UV levels reach 3 and above from September to April, which means that all staff and students need to be using the following sun protection:
Slip on a shirt - dress your child in clothing that covers as much skin as possible (e.g. elbow length tops with a higher neckline or collar and longer style shorts or skirts). Densely woven fabrics are best.
Slop on SPF 30 (or higher) broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen – apply a generous amount of sunscreen at the start of the day and provide permission for sunscreen to be reapplied to your child before they go outdoors. This should be applied every two hours.
Slap on a hat – one that protects the face, neck and ears such as a broad brimmed, legionnaire or bucket style hat. Peak caps do not offer enough protection and are not recommended by SunSmart. Please help your child remember to bring and wear their approved sun hat from the beginning of September. If your child needs a new school sunhat, you can purchase one from the office.
Seek shade – choose shady spots for play whenever possible.
Slide on some sunglasses - if practical and approved by the service. Make sure they are labelled AS 1067 and cover as much of the eye area as possible.
Dominos provide so many rich learning opportunities.
They’re motivational, challenging and fun.
How many dominos do you have at home?
To link in with the work taking place in class, here’s a game that allows multiple chances to practice ordering numbers.
You can challenge yourself to make whole numbers, fractions or decimals.
An ordered train of dominos
Start by turning all the dominos over face down.
Initially each player takes turns to collect and flip over three individual dominos and to decide what numbers they will make with them.
Everyone then places the three numbers they have stated into descending order and arranges them as a train with highest at the left.
Allow everyone time to think about their placement,
but be ready to talk.
‘Talking Mathematics’ builds capacity, encourages views to be exchanged and your child’s mathematical reasoning to be shared.
Actively encourage their exploration and experimentation.
Ask questions rather than telling what they could do.
Why did you think that?
Is it possible to place your next domino in several places?
What do you notice about your train’s numbers?
Repeat, until all dominoes are assigned number names and ordered.
Look forward to having a game with you here at school.
Dear Parents and Carers of Glen Huon Primary,
Please see below an invitation for you to join the Huonville High School Senior Staff team and myself as we look to create a futures statement for the school that reflects the needs and aspirations of the whole Huon Valley community.
As the key provider for Huon students in your area, Huonville High School offers a breadth and standard of programs that is reflective of a school that is big enough to make a difference, but small enough to know each and every one of our students and their needs, socially and emotionally as well as educationally.
As we move into the future, it is through engaging with our community and understanding your expectations of the school that will enhance our ability to ensure every learner leaves as best prepared for their next steps as possible, whether that be in on-going education or the workforce.
Please join us on this journey, delayed due to the current global pandemic, but leaving us now with even more urgency to have a clearly defined purpose for how and why our school conducts business in preparing your children for an uncertain world.
With superficial similarities to Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz, Spirited Away is a coming of age story and a voyage to understanding. Writer and director Hayao Miyasaki was inspired to create a story for the ten year old daughter of his friend, that was not just about the crushes and romance in the magazines she read. In doing so he created a film which speaks as eloquently to adult viewers as to children.
Inspired by the Shinto/Buddhist philosophy of Japan, Miyasaki brings to life the kami, or animistic spirits which are traditionally thought to inhabit the rocks, trees, animals and landscapes of the material world. A ten year old girl, Chihiro, is moving suburbs with her parents when they take a wrong turn and end up in a mysterious village. Her parents decide to eat at a restaurant with great smelling food and no staff but Chihiro goes off to explore. She is warned by a small boy that she is in danger but it is too late. Chihiro is spirited away into a realm of ghosts, gods and evil spirits.
Movie goers need to know that COVID has brought some changes to our Movie Nights, so here's what to expect:
Food and Drink
We will operate 2 bars (in the Hall and the Nonie Carr room) to facilitate social distancing
Unfortunately we still can't share food at interval, but of course bring your own food & nibbles if you like.
Sunday 6th September at the Franklin Palais.
Doors open 6.30pm
Film starts after 7.15pm but before 7.30pm