During 2021 our educational focus will be to improve Literacy and Numeracy skills — staff, students and families working together so all our students achieve at least 12 months growth. Other goals for the year are:
Build a community that continues to learn - Building a school wide approach to teaching and learning and increasing teacher capacity.
Enhance and maintain the wellbeing of all - Our target for the year:- Attendance rates will increase from 88% to 95% across the school, and we will maintain representation throughout the community.
Build a community that is connected - Our target for the year:- Increase family attendance at interviews and open day and introduce Yarn Time sessions
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!
Last week Leonie Anstey, Numeracy Consultant,worked with our school for the last time! Leonie has worked with our staff and students for the past 4 and half years. Leonie has enjoyed working with our students and seeing their growth, supporting teachers to learn more about numeracy teaching and learning. We are very grateful for the professional learning opportunities provided to us all and the wonderful lessons demonstrated and shared with teachers and students! We will miss her expertise, experience and wisdom as well as friendship.
As part of our mission of service and community participation, Mrs Elwin and Mrs Morris and two of our leadership class delivered Meals to our older residents this week. Participating in the program provides a great opportunity for our students to be active contributors and highlights the importance of volunteer programs in our community. We look forward to next month!
Students will be participating in the CWA Public Speaking competition again this year. Public Speaking is an essential skill for all students to learn. All students will be asked to present a 2-minute speech on Friday 7th May at school. From this Public Speaking assembly 2 students from Year 3/4 and 2 students from 5/6 will be chosen to represent the school.
Public Speaking Assembly – Friday 7th May at 11.30am in school hall
Topics for students to choose from are as follows: -
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.
When dropping off lunches to your child please remember NO child is allowed to leave the school ground to collect lunches. If lunches are droppped off before 1.30pm they are to be taken to front office and your child is to go to office to collect. If you drop off at 1.30pm please meet your child on the lunch seats.
Again thank you for helping us keep our children safe.
In math's we have been learning about symmetrical and asymmetrical designs. The students have completed amazing symmetrical patterns using an online geo board. Here are some of the designs. These designs are by Jay Hayward and Scarlett Keeley; pretty and clever!
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!