We are here to support the academic, social and emotional development of our students to enable them to be resilient to the
challenges of a rapidly changing society.
THE WEEKS THAT WERE!
We are very proud of our school and it is with pride that I have seen and been involved in so many terrific activities and programs over recent weeks a couple that particularly stand out are :-
🙂Thank you to the parents who so generously gave their time to support the election day BBQ. Volunteers worked tirelessly from very early on the day to cook delicious egg and bacon rolls and sausages for those visiting our school to vote. Special thanks to Sandra Rowlands and Leesa Needham for overseeing the organisation.
🙂Seeing the enjoyment surrounding last week’s literacy and maths morning activities organised in conjunction with Education Week. On Wednesday the children joined the National Simultaneous Storytelling session. All classes in the school were involved in reading this year’s story, Alpacas with Maracas, at 11am. We were reading along with thousands of other Australians in schools, kinders and libraries. Classes completed craft activities with partner grades after reading the story. On Thursday, families were invited to join their children for maths games. Many different games were shared and it was lovely to hear laughter and maths learning being communicated whilst the games were being played. Thank you to Cate Allan, our Literacy leader and Brittany Hudgell, our Numeracy leader for leading these activities.
🙂 Enjoying the opportunity to take some time to see bookwork from year 3, 4 & 5 students. Much learning in a school day is supported by Digital Technologies and whiteboards but the more traditional book work still has a place. Each week, I try to take the time to see students’ work and provide a little feedback to them. The students often choose what they’d like to share and the older students often write a reflection on their learning to me asking me to focus on a particular area of their learning. Their thoughts are very well considered and it’s terrific to see then challenging themselves appropriately and setting purposeful learning goals.
🙂 Watching our year 3 – 6 students training for the District Cross Country event that was held today. Thanks to both Amy Travers and Dallas O’Brien, for arranging the before school training runs as well as to the students who chose to participate in order to do their best on the day of the event. We are proud of the achievements of all of our students in all sporting areas.
🙂 Seeing the enthusiasm last Friday when the year 5 and 6 students participated in the District Lightning Premiership. Students represented Carnegie in T.Ball, Netball, Soccer and AFL. Thank you, to the teachers who have assisted to form teams and to support skill development in our students. As always, we were proud of the way our students represented our school.
It is wonderful to see so many smiling faces each day, enjoying learning together. At Carnegie Primary School we value the opportunity to provide a rich, engaging curriculum for our students. It is extremely important we acknowledge the efforts of staff and parents, many of whom put in hours of their personal time to ensure such terrific programs and activities occur. How lucky we are to have so many amazing people at CPS!
Just reminding parents that during the morning session, classes have a ‘Brain Food’ break. This usually occurs at about 10am. Brain food snacks consist of fruit, cut up vegetables or cheese. Nutritional non packaged food is the best option for this time as it allows children to fill the gap from breakfast to recess. We find this practice extremely valuable and thank families for their support. This also fits with our environmental commitment to Nude food, (food without packaging).
In many schools a tradition in classrooms has been many children choosing to share a small treat with their classroom peers when it is their birthday. I think this is a lovely token and is a nice touch should families/children wish to celebrate in this way. If this is something you and your family wish to do, we ask that you keep the treats small. Treats can be small savoury or sweet items. Some children choose to eat such treats at school. If you would prefer such treats to be bought home, please make sure you have shared your thoughts with your child’s teacher for future celebrations.
CURRICULUM DAY THIS WEDNESDAY - NO SCHOOL
Just a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, 29th May is an approved Curriculum Day. There will be no school for children on this day. Youth Leadership will be offering a program on this day, bookings are essential.
WORDS OF WISDOM
A good beginning makes a good ending.
Linda Jones & Karen Bentata-Grimm