Today we had the pleasure of welcoming the Minister for Education – Hon Sarah Courtney MP to our school. The Minister visited students in our STEM class, the bike track, kitchen/garden space and some classrooms. It was a pleasure to speak with the Minister about exciting projects happening across our school and for students to share their thoughts and learning with the Minister.
Father’s Day Stall
Last week our School Association held a Father’s Day stall which was well supported by our community, I would like to thank our volunteers for supporting the stall in particular Rachel for her ongoing organisation! The stall helped raise over $1000 for our school.
Learn to Swim – Year 3-6
It has been amazing to see the progress in week 2 shown by many students participating in the learn to swim program. This week students have been undertaking swim and survival sessions including boat safety at the pool. We would like to thank Mr Bailey for his organisation and flexibility of staff to support the program.
Year 4-6 Student Survey
Our Year 4-6 students have nearly all completed the survey with a few to catch up over the next 2 days. The survey results will help our school to understand the wellbeing needs of students and for the Department of Education to support these needs. The survey has been open from 23 August to 17 September. The survey will provide valuable data on the wellbeing of students’ and identify key issues that may need addressing (eg belonging; connectedness to school).
Our school parent survey is now available and ready for completion by community members. Relevant information has now been sent to families, we encourage you to complete the survey which will inform our school planning and decision making in the future. The survey will close next Friday 17 September.
The Early Learning Centre are proud owners of a new shed to store loose parts play supplies.
If you have any of the following items that you would like to donate please drop them off to the admin office.
We would love some:
Pots and pans - including muffin, cake trays – no glass.
Wooden spoons and spatulas
Plastic jugs, and containers for water play
Clean pipe – white and clear
Hard hats, bunting, safety vests
Net curtains and old sheets for building cubbies
Sturdy plastic spades and buckets
Clean, large paint, brushes
Pine cones and tree cookies/rounds
Do you have a child born in 2017?
Pre-Kinder sessions will commence on Friday 15 October 2021 for 8 weeks until Friday 3 December 2021 for children eligible to attend Kindergarten in 2022 and reside in our in-take area.
Sessions will be held in the Early Learning Centre from 9:00am to 10:00am and will be led by our Kindergarten Teachers, Anita Clifton, Ipshita Nair and Riki Duncan.
Please enrol your child/children today!
Enrolment forms for Kindergarten in 2022 are now available from:
- The school office
- School website
- Launching into Learning sessions
Please return your completed enrolment forms to the school office as soon as possible with the following information:
- Student identity
- Parent/guardian identity
- Student residential address
- Immunisation records
Please contact the school office for enquiries or assistance on 6275 7222
Monday 23 August - Friday 17 September
Monday 30 August - Friday 10 September
Swimming and Water Safety Years 3-6
Thursday 16 September
Tuesday 21 September
3-6 Swimming trials (selected students)
Thursday 23 September
Footy Colours Day
Thursday 23 September
QKr! cut off
Footy Colours day Lunch Special -
2 x Party pies or Hotdog $3.00
Friday 24 September
Last day of Term
KISS & DROP
A friendly reminder that the school 'Kiss & Drop' zone is not for car parking - please do not leave your vehicle unattended in this zone.
If you need to collect students throughout the school day for appointments please arrive in time to allow us to locate your child. We do not call to the classroom until you have arrived. This limits interruptions to the class and avoids your child missing out on valuable learning time. Thank you for you co-operation.
UPDATING STUDENT DETAILS
It is vital for the school office to have updated details for all students. In the event of a medical issue or emergency event this information is crucial in the care and response that we provide for your child/children. Please ensure to update information with the office staff as required: emergency contact details, phone numbers, address details and any changes to your childs' medical needs eg. asthma, anaphylaxis.
ABSENCES / ATTENDANCE
If your child is absent please notify the school office before 9:30am:
- Leave a message on the answering machine 6275 7272
- Speak to the office staff face to face
- Call the office staff 6275 7222
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Via the web form: email@example.com
- Submit details through the Schoolzine SZapp
We care about your child's safety and will text you if your child is absent unexplained.
CAR PARK SPEED LIMITS
Speed limits throughout the school are restricted to 10km. Please note that regardless of what time of day, if the gates are open there is someone here! Everyone's safety is important.
END OF DAY MESSAGES
Please notify the school office as early as possible and prior to 2:25pm if you need to get a message to your child/ren for the end of the day. Class notice bags are collected at 2:30pm and passing on messages after 2:30pm becomes quite difficult. We cannot guarantee messages will be received effectively after this time.
CANTEEN & QKR!
Please remember to place your canteen lunch orders through Qkr! prior to the 8:45am deadline.
OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOUR CARE & HOLIDAY PROGRAMS
Playtime Sports offer both after school care and school holiday care and operates out of our school gym.
After school care is open every week day from 2:45pm to 6:00pm. School holiday programs operating hours are 7:30am to 6:00pm.
All enquiries to Karen Morgan at Playtime Sports on 0407 199 160.
1/2 Granger/Allen have had a busy Term 3 learning about lots of different things!
In Maths we have been focusing on measurement, and we particularly enjoyed creating our own ‘area robots’. We loved getting creative with them and working out their total area.
In English we have been working hard at improving our spelling and have enjoyed interactive writing to create a book about Spring. We are looking forward to our excursion at the end of the term to the Mornington Tip, to support our inquiry into sustainability next term.
In Term 3, 1-2 Howell have been exploring procedural writing. With our buddy class 5-6 Lewinski, we researched how to make chocolate chip cookies.
We found a recipe and organised the ingredients, equipment, and the method.
We then followed the recipe to make our cookies in class.
The students have been learning valuable life skills during our inquiry into ‘Science in the Kitchen’.
1/2 Smith/Parker have had a very busy Term 3!
We have celebrated Book Week and had a prac student, Miss Dillon, for 4 weeks.
We have had a huge focus on procedure writing and loved making pizzas as part of this with Miss Dillon.
We have our excursion to the Mornington Tip coming up to get us ready to learn about sustainabllity in Term 4.