Thank you to all the families and children who have taken our survey.
We have been listening to your feedback and have lots of exciting news about incursions, excursions, clubs and activities for Term 4.
This week, students from grade 4, 5 and 6 went to Jacob’s Reserve. Students loved walking down the road, enjoy the refurbished playground, climbing trees and relax in the nature. Students suggested if they could have more outings like this one and we are considering the idea to offer weekly excursion from term 4. A permission form will be sent out in the first week of term 4, which will cover all the outings. If your child does not want to participate in one particular outing, that is ok: students are always given the opportunity to choose if they want to stay at the program or going to the park. However, a permission form must be signed in case your child decides to attend the excursion. Here some moments from our first excursion:
This term’s Hip Hop dance incursions with Natasha and Perry were a great success, engaging a mix of children who enjoyed working together to create dazzling routines.
In Term 4 we are planning to offer a similar series of acrobatics incursions, taking place once a week, with specialist educators and equipment - dates to be confirmed soon.
Here some pictures from the Hip Hop program
Circus Incursions with Tara and Jo will continue from Week 1 to Week 5 in Term 4 every Friday.
A big thank you to Tara and Jo for their passion and work with the students – we always love to have you here.
Live Australian Reptile Show: Thursday November 14 at 4pm
This hands-on show will captivate students as they learn about the weird and wonderful characteristics of Australian reptiles. Everyone will have the chance to interact with frogs, turtles, a bob-tail lizard, a goanna, a dragon lizard, pythons, and even a crocodile!
Cooking Clubs is more popular than ever, and cooking will now be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
In Weeks 1 and 2 children will be making their own sushi. Senior students will be encouraged to do as much of the recipe research, food prep, cooking, and cleaning as possible to build autonomy, independence and practical life skills.
Sadly we can only accommodate 6 or so children in the kitchen at a time for a more effective supervision and better outcomes but we do have a system in place to ensure all children who are interested in taking part will have a turn!
Downball Tournament and Outdoor Sports
Like many of our educators, Eric is a big kid at heart and his 2019 Downball Tournament has been a success, with a systematic rotation of players and some amazing medals children will cherish for life.
In Term 4 we hope to organise similar tournaments and more structured sports on the oval and basketball courts. This will include Wednesday afternoon soccer games, badminton, and traditional games from a variety of cultures which we have been researching.
Important Notes and Reminders
SunSmart Policy: From September 1 until April 30, all students are required to have their hats and encouraged to wear sunscreen. At this stage we are checking the UV daily, and it is moderate (Level 3) between 10:30am – 2pm.
Permission to use Computers at OSHC
Please email permission to Bernadetta if your child would like to use Google Classroom at OSHC or take part in coding and programming activities, as per our ICT Policy.
Excursions in Term 4
Permission slips will be sent out early in Term 4 for Middle and Senior students to take part in excursion. At present these excursions are modest forays into the wider world but we are hoping to build on this and venture further as children develop safe routines and practices.