Welcome back to all our families. We hope you all enjoyed the Easter break and had the opportunity to spend time with family and friends.
We can now formally welcome Mr Dean Darmanin, our newly appointed Assistant Principal to our staff. Dean’s main roles will be in the areas of Curriculum Development and Student Welfare, but he brings with him many areas of expertise. Dean has spent the past week getting to know students and staff and is looking forward to working with all members of the school community. We are extremely pleased to have Dean on board.
I will be on leave from Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th April. Dean will be Acting Principal during my absence.
Teacher Contact via Email
We respectfully remind parents that as per our protocols, if they need to contact teachers via email, they send it via the school’s account at email@example.com
We have had concerns expressed by community members that parents are parking across driveways. We respectfully remind families to be careful to not park across people's driveways as not only is this illegal and you may be fined by the parking inspectors, but it also may hinder another familiy from being on time to take their children to and from school.
Regional Swimming Finals
Eric Smith-Jones and Oliver Smyth were very excited to represent our school at the Regional Swimming Sports Carnival after placing first at the divisional event.
Unfortunately they missed out on a place this time around, but again we are very proud of these students’ efforts. They are great ambassadors for our school.
Well done Eric and Ollie!
It was extremely gratifying to be able to run our House Athletics Carnival earlier this month.
Children in Years 3 – 6 spent the day at Boardman Stadium, rotating through the various events. Well done to our House Captains who performed their first official duty. Their leadership of their respective teams is to be commended.
Well done to Concorde who was the winning house and congratulations to Kasia Phillips and Oliver Smyth who were the Champion Girl and Boy respectively.
Sincere thanks to Miss Williams and Mrs Langman for their coordination of the event and to the many parents who came along to support and assist on the day.
Unfortunately due to inclement weather, this event which was scheduled for the 25th March has been postponed until the 30th March. Good Luck to all the students who are competing.
Thank you to FOSW and the many families who supported our Easter Raffle this year with donations. It was lovely to be able to run this fundraising event again this year, after a year without opportunity to do so.Congratulations to all of our winners. We hope you enjoy your treats and surprises.
The Grade 1/2's have been looking at drawing and using lines to draw different pictures. Last week they practised using wavy lines to create artwork.They discussed how wavy lines make them feel relaxed and the colours make them feel happy. Can you see a picture in their artwork? They found some animals, faces and objects in theirs!
The preps are changing their paper planes to make them fly differently.
Here are our scientists having fun testing out their rotocopters. They move differently to the paper planes. The paper planes glide and the rotocopters spin! WHY do they spin?
Have you seen our Autumn leaves?
Finding Autumn Leaves
This morning when the rain stopped we went searching for signs of Autumn.
First we went to the veggie garden, the veggies were gone.
Next we went to the orchard, we saw that the lemons and mandarins were growing still. Then we went to the trees at the back of the oval. The trees had so many Autumn leaves. After we went to the friendship garden, we found a toadstool. We saw a big tree with seed pods. It was an amazing adventure.
This morning we went to look for Autumn. We found colourful leaves. I felt happy.
By Chelsea Jane
This morning we got Autumn leaves. First we went to the veggie garden. Next we went to the orchard. Then we went to the trees at the back of the oval. After we went to the friendship garden. All the leaves looked great! Some were red, some were yellow, some were orange, some were multicoloured. It was fun.
Finding Autumn Leaves
When the rain stopped we went searching for Autumn leaves. When we were finding leaves we found some toadstools. We could not eat the toadstools because they were not for humans. When we were done we looked at the leaves and on the way back we found more leaves. The next day some of them turned brown and broke into tiny bits in my locker. I was happy when we found leaves.
In maths, the 1/2s have been looking at all the ways we can make a number.To show our thinking, we selected a number in the middle of a flower and showed different ways to display this number in the petals.
We have also been looking at probability. We drew our favourite meal to have for dinner and discussed if it was certain, likely, unlikely or impossible that we would have it for dinner that night. We also had to say ‘why’ we thought that way.
All the year 3/4s worked together this morning as part of our Term 1 unit "It's up to Me!"They planned and designed their own posters to show others how to demonstrate positive behaviours according to our school values of We Respect. We Belong.We Strive.
In the lead up to our House Athletics Carnival our students developed skills and techniques for shotput, discus, long jump and standing starts for running and passing the baton for the relay. The weather was lovely to be able to have all our classes on the oval.
We have also been developing our overarm and underarm throws using various sized and shaped balls and different catching equipment. We have been practising these skills playing several different invasion games.
In 3/4 Sport we are focusing on following School Wide Positive Behaviours such as following the rules of the game, making space to include others and teamwork. The games have included block soccer, cannon ball, poison ball and tabloid activities.
All the students have participated 100% with a positive attitude towards physical activity.
The Year 5/6 cohort completed research projects on the meaning of Harmony Day and created some posters to share their new understandings.