- Principal's Report 13-10-2020
- Year 7 Information Session
- Prep/One Report
- Garage Trail Sale School Fundraiser!
- Book Week 2020 Parade Day
- Parents & Friends Meeting
- Request from Glen Huon Drama Group
- Problem solving with your place value knowledge.
- Get Into Hockey
- The Wonder Weekly
- School Shoes For Sale
- Upcoming Events
I have made the very hard decision to retire at the end of this year. In order for the school to start with a substantive Principal for 2021 the Department will advertise the Principalship of Glen Huon in the next week. This ensures a smooth transition. I hope to leave the school in great shape for the incoming Principal. The Kindergarten will be completed, and classrooms updated with fresh painting, new lighting and carpets. The learning program is driven by the goals in our strategic plan and will be ongoing. The very intensive maths professional learning provided by Steph will continue to guide improvements in our numeracy outcomes. During this term our teacher learning team will continue to work together to improve every child's learning outcomes at Glen Huon. We will be undertaking a range of testing to help us identify focus areas for the student's future learning.
Information regarding the athletics carnival will be coming home today. It is intended that it will be held on this coming Thursday. Parents are welcome however will need to fill out a COVID tracing form and follow physical distancing advice. We will need volunteers to help out on the day.
We were successful in gaining a languages grant which will enable the classes to learn AUSLAN during this term. This is starting this week. It would be great to explore the language with your child.
Welcome back to a new term, we have so many fun things planned!
On Wednesday we will be playing outdoors in the sunshine with the bikes, sand, chalk and mud kitchen.
On Thursday we will be cooking apples on the campfire and whittling willow sticks.
On Friday we are focussing on the letter M, and we'll be making music and playing with the parachute.
This Wednesday from 1:30 - 2:45 Pre-Kinder is starting up for all children who will be in Kinder next year.
Please bring along a hat, water and a piece of fruit.
Prep/One have been doing an Inquiry about Sound. This group of children are incredible thinkers and have been very keen to ask questions, research, pose ideas, test ideas, explore their thinking and share their thinking with one another through drawings, writings and conversation. It is an incredibly powerful way to learn!
As we started thinking about the mechanics of how our ears hear, the children suggested that we ask some experts, research in books or research online. Lucky for us, Nurse Emma was coming to school the next day and she very quickly brushed up on her knowledge of ears and hearing and faced our questions the next morning. She was impressed with how insightful the questions and comments from the children were! There were many questions and ideas about how animals can hear and how their ears work. The children were very interested in finding out whether the way animals hear is different… As luck would have it, Mrs Steenholdt was able to organise a Zoom meeting with Dr Leisha Hewitt, an internationally renowned vet, who gamely agreed to answer the many questions posed by the children. We were impressed by not only Dr Leisha’s knowledge, but her endurance as the children presented her with their questions!
This morning I asked the children if you can see sound, which provoked lively discussion and deep thinking. Here you can see some of the children representing their thinking out on the netball court. They were all able to clearly articulate their ideas and how their thinking has changed. Amazing kids!
On the weekend of 21st and 22nd November the school will be holding a Garage Sale as part of the annual Garage Sale Trail. The funds raised will go towards completely updating the school playground. More details about when donations can be brought into the school will be supplied. Please make sure that all items are of good saleable quality. Any help on the day to man the garage sale will also be wonderful and that way we can make sure we hold it over both days.
For more information you can contact Megan Perkins on 0427 396 374 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 20th October 9:15am – (2nd week of Term 4)
The Children’s Book Council theme this year is “Curious Creatures, Wild Minds”. Students are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character.
Parade will commence at 9:15am on the netball courts.
If the weather is bad, we will present in the hall.
We would like to invite a representative from your family to our morning celebrations for Book Week. Please advise us if you are planning on attending due to Covid19 restrictions.
We can’t wait to see all the wonderful book characters appearing at school ready for the book parade.
I am in need of items and helpers for our upcoming production.
Our theme is "Native Island style/tribal, warrior or similar, e.g. Samoan, Fijian, African style."
Items required are woven head bands or beaded ones, also waist ties of same style.
Mortar and pestle, wooden bowls and implements, coconuts, palm fronds or same look, any old matchstick blinds you aren't needing anymore, small child size weaving loom, hibiscus paper flowers, flower garlands for head and leis for neck or if anyone has time to help make some that would be fantastic also.
Things on loan will be well looked after, but need to be named please.
Also if anyone has any costumes that would suit this theme e.g., grass skirts or fabric that would suit and you no longer require I'd love to hear from you.
I am ordering costumes tomorrow so would need to know about the skirts tonight.
See examples below.
Do you enjoy cross word puzzles? There are some intriguing ones available.
Imagine if the only digits you could use were ones (1) and zeros (0).
The plain Grosbys size 2 are $5 and the cut out Anko shoes size 3 are $4. The quality is perfect as they have never been worn.
Please phone Jenny on 0417339805 or I can bring the shoes to school if someone wants to look at them.