Busy at Glen Huon
Glen Huon is a very busy place to be right now. There is a lot happening. The Kinder build is continuing smoothly and currently they are slightly ahead of schedule. Over the last week the metal and timber framing have been undertaken. It is starting to take shape nicely. Our bench seating at the front of the school is being revamped and the stain returned to its original red colour to tie in with the bricks on the hall. Starting next week our potable water system will undergo an upgrade and will have new pumps and ultraviolet filtering. We will be adding a tank so that the water from the new building can be collected. The hole in the ground where our tree used to be is going to be dug and prepared for our new tree. I wonder if there is anyone in the community who would like to plan the re-planting event?
Congratulations to these students who were awarded value certificates in our monthly assembly, Emily P, Renn W, Finn W, Alfie W, Keira A, Georgia I, Ella W, Lucien D, Lucy N, Elvy W, Elias G and Maya G.
The Aussie of the month nominees were Lincoln A, Alice S, and Hazel S. The citizen of the month was Lincoln.
We welcome Michelle Lovell to our school. Michelle has a background in youth work and is funded through the Chaplaincy grant.
NED Mindset Incursion
Today we had an Incursion with a difference via Zoom. The students learnt about a positive mindset to help with challenges they face. Ask your child what NED stands for. The program is funded through the sale of Yo-Yos. A parent letter about the program has been sent home which includes an order form for the yo-yo's
Recently the Education Department has implemented new rules regarding Prescription Drugs and Non-Prescription Drugs. If your child is currently taking prescribed or unprescribed medicine at school you will receive new forms that need to be completed and returned to the office as soon as possible.
All prescribed or unprescribed medicines need to be registered and made secure at the office in their original packaging.
Please contact the office if you do not receive a form.
Grade 4/5 memories of our 108 year old Pin Oak that succumbed to a storm last weekend.
One of my favourite memories was when the leaves fell in Autumn and we raked them up and threw bunches of leaves at each other. (Ella)
I am going to miss burying my brothers in the leaves during Autumn. (Mem)
The leafy arms of the tree were so protective and lovely during the hot Summer days. (Mara)
My memories of our wonderful tree were when Ruby and I would sit on the grass under the tree. Another one was when we used to shake the leaves off the tree in the Autumn. (Courtney)
I remember in Prep after it rained that a large group of kids would run out underneath the tree and pull down on the lowest branches. All the raindrops would run down the leaves and fall to the ground. It almost felt like a giant cold shower. (Scarlett)
The big old tree has lots of memories for me……. like playing in the hundreds of leaves that were on the ground in Autumn and sitting under the shade it provided on hot sunny days. (Taylah)
One of my favourite memories was burying people in piles of leaves in Autumn. (Layla)
Memories of the grand old tree are green, red and maroon leaves in Autumn. Lovely nice and shady. It was beautiful. (Brody)
One of my favourite memories was in Autumn when all the leaves fell to the ground. (Jack)
I used to have leaf fights, build sand forts and play with cars under the shade of the tree. The tree provided shade in late Spring and Summer. My best memory was building massive sand forts underneath the tree. (Finn)
There was a tree there last week. Now the tree is gone. Now it has left a huge space with a view of the cows, the cemetery and hills. (Leino)
My favourite memory of the tree was when Autumn came because I loved playing with the fallen leaves and burying people with the leaves. (Phoebe)
It was my favourite tree and I loved sitting in the shade of the tree. I loved getting buried under the leaves. I was so excited to see the new green leaves appearing in late Spring. (Talara)
I liked the shape and colour of the tree throughout the year. I was amazed by its size and so sad to see it go. (Elsie)
I remember being buried in the leaves in Autumn. I was very sad when I saw that the tree was gone. (Ashlegh)
The tree was a Pin Oak. A girl called Milly Watson planted it. The tree was 108 years old. I remember that every Autumn the leaves fell. I made leaf piles and jumped in them. I will miss the tree because it gave us shade in the Summer. (Elvy)
I miss climbing the tree and playing hide and seek in it. I used to sit in it and read or admire the view. I loved the leaves in Autumn because they were so, so pretty. I remember standing under it after it had rained and shaking the leaves and saying it was raining. (Olive)
I loved the beautiful colours of the leaves in Autumn. (Lewis)
The tree was so old, it was there when my Mum went to school, my Nan went to school and my Great Nan went to school. (Amelie)
I loved the tree in Autumn when the leaves fell. I liked burying my friends in piles of leaves. (Ruby)
Autumn was my favourite time because of the lovely colours of the leaves. (Daniel)
This huge tree was the birth place for all the Autumn leaves. I was sad to see it go. (Johannes)
I loved the colours of the leaves in Autumn (Jade)
Nature works in mysterious ways. I’m sure our tree survived many a storm. Why did it fall last weekend? I will miss the ever changing colour of its leaves during Autumn. Whilst on yard duty I was often surprised by excited children leaping out from piles of Autumn leaves.
Over the past week Grade 5/6 have been researching, planning, designing, testing, tweaking and re-designing their own R.O.V (remotely, operated submersible vehicle) to conclude the Science Week focus on oceans. The challenge they were presented was to design and build a boat with an attached R.O.V that could be used to explore, collect and retrieve something found at a depth of 30cm in the ocean. Teams formed and engineering skills were put to the test. Teams were given scores based on design, the explanation of their design, function and whether or not the R.O.V could pick up an item from the bottom of the ocean tub. It was wonderful to see teams grit as they tested and had to re-think their designs. While all R.O.V’s were worthy of a special mention there were two teams that came out on top and were awarded science book and t-shirt prizes, kindly donated by Rebecca Triffitt. Overall, lots of fun and learning was the end result of a lot of hard work.
Place Value Games from Dan Finkle
First - Make a drawing like this.
Next - Take turns to roll a 6 sided or 0 – 9 die.
Whatever the number lands on enter it into one of your nine small rectangles on your grid. Each person will end up having their own numbers in their own places of choice.
Then – treat the grid as an addition problem.
The goal is to get the highest number without going over 1000.
Deep thinking is inevitable, so is going over 1000 the first few times. You will soon discover strategies to go close but not beyond 1000.
I’d love to share what you do find.
Stephanie van der Schans. AST/Numeracy.
Here’s Dan’s example…
Last Thursday some of you may have noticed at Glen Huon Primary School that we were flying a different flag in place of the Australian Flag.
We flew the Red Duster to commemorate Merchant Navy Day which recognises the sacrifice the Merchant Navy incurred in the Second World War.