- School Goals for 2021
- Principal's Report
- Thank you Leonie
- What's On
- Meals on Wheels
- Western Region Public Speaking Competition
- Year 2/3 News
- Athlete's Foot ~ School Fundraising opportunity
- K/1 News
- Lunch drop off
- Year 4/5/6 News
- HOME READING PROGRAM
- Book Club ~ Issue 3 is out now!
- Breakfast Club Changes
- School Counsellor ~ Emma McRae
- Learning is FUN
- School Times
Welcome back to Term 2.
I have loved seeing the students arrive with smiles on their faces and joy as they meet with their friends each morning! Our teachers have been busy planning learning opportunities for our students but also working on their own Professional Learning.
This week staff spent some time collaboratively learning and planning together with teachers from St Joseph's in Grenfell and CE RE consultants.
Thank you to all our families that supported the ANZAC celebrations. It was wonderful to be able to come together as a community. Thank you to our leaders Belle and Max, who assisted in the ceremony and all students that participated in the march!
Tuesday 17th August - School Public Speaking Competition @ 11.30am
Wednesday 18th August - Book Parade & K/1 Assembly TBC
Friday 20th August - Interschool Public Speaking Competition for Year 3-6
Friday 27th August - 4/5/6 Assembly TBC
Friday 10th September - PUPIL FREE DAY. Staff attending a Spirituality Day
Friday 17th September - Last Day of Term 3
Tuesday 5th October - Pupil Free Day - Staff attending Professional Learning Day
Wednesday 6th October - Term 4 starts - Students return to school
Tuesday 12th October - Term 4 School Community Council Meeting @6pm
TBC - to be confirmed as we receive more information regarding COVID Restrictions. Thanks for your continued understanding.
Students are participating in the WR Public Speaking competition again this year. Public Speaking is an essential skill for all students. Students will be asked to present a 2-minute or 3-minute speech on Tuesday 17th August at school. From this 2 students from Year 3/4/5/ 6 will be chosen to represent the school and compete against the winning students from St Mary's at West Wyalong.
Public Speaking Assembly – Tuesday 17th August at 11.30am in school hall
Topics for students to choose from are as follows: -
Years 3 /4 - Goals are good for you; Team sports build strong individuals; Let me tell you about my imaginary friend; My favourite words; What makes the world go 'round
Years 5 / 6: - If only; What my dog is thinking; Being young is over-rated; Real learning doesn't occur in a classroom; We need more rainbows
Year 2/3 have been busy in Math's using tiles to work out math's problems. They have also joined the Typing Tournament community online, to aim to improve their typing skills - if families would like the passwords for this program please contact the school.
Students are also writing their speeches in preparation for the Public Speaking Assembly next Friday. Come along and listen to their speeches.
It is like K/1 have not been on holidays! Firing on all cylinders! We have been busy back at school.
Through Dramatic play we have been practicing our communication skills like, ‘How can I help you?’, “May I please have..” and when we interrupt someone we say ‘Excuse me’.
In Mathematics we are currently looking at place value. This includes making ten, counting on from ten, counting by tens and showing tens and ones.
Also in Science this term we are looking at the weather. This week we looked at how and why it rains. Using a cloud experiment, we found out that when the clouds get full of water it rains.
Reminding families that all students have received a Home Reading Log to complete at home to record any book they read (or others read with them). If you need another please contact the school.
Children will be rewarded for each total of 10 books they read and additional rewards for each 25 books they read.
Please help us to assist our students become better readers.
2021 marks the 25th year of National Family Reading Month which celebrates and encourages families to read more together.
We know how important reading together is and its long-term value to our children’s success in school and in life. May is an opportunity for families to take the 31 Day Family Reading Challenge – to make reading together for at least 10 minutes every day a focus, to create positive, long lasting reading habits and lifelong readers!
Sign up to join the 31 Day Reading Challenge starting 1 May 2021 - https://scholastic.e-newsletter.com.au/signup
Emma McRae will be continuing with us this term supporting our students as our school counsellor. Emma will continue to support the school through both on site visits and via Zoom sessions.
Visits this term will be - 14th/15th October, 28th/29th October and 18/19th November.
Zoom sessions are on the following Thursdays - 21st October, 11th November, 25th November and 2nd December.
If you would like your child to meet with Miss Emma please contact the school for a copy of the referral form to be completed.