We hope everyone had a nice break and we welcome all our new families and children in Prep.
We are very happy to have Joe join our team this year! Joe has spent some time in the 5/6 area at Moreland Primary School last year and is excited to start the year with us. Our 2020 team is as follows:
Prep A (Kookaburras) – Abbie
Prep B (Koalas) – Luciana
Prep C (Wombats) – Hannah
Prep D (Kangaroos) – Joe
Education Support - Mary
The Preps have had a wonderful first day getting to know their teachers and meeting new friends. They have also met their 5/6 buddies to do an activity and have spent time eating lunch together as well.
We won’t be attending the School Assembly on Monday the 3rd February but we will be coming to the playground opening!
Best Start to School
- Beginning school is a very exhausting time for the Preps so it is especially important to ensure your child brings enough healthy food and water to eat and drink throughout the day.
- Please pack fruit and/or vegetables to eat during our Brain Food break time.
- It’s also really important to make sure your child is going to bed at a reasonable hour so that they are well rested for big school days.
- Please check that all of their belongings are clearly labelled and reinforce the expectation that we do not allow sharing of food as we have children with allergies.
Prep testing will start next week on Wednesday 5th February. Testing should take between 30 to 45 minutes. Your child will spend this time with their homegroup teacher. During testing, the parent/family member can go and get a coffee or have a walk. They are not required to attend the test. After the testing there will be time for a brief 10-minute chat with the homegroup teacher. Please be prompt to your interviews so that we can keep them on time.
Prep Finishing Times
Starting next week, the Preps will be finishing school at 3:30pm instead of 1pm.
Other Friendly Reminders
We are still collecting bread clips from families in Prep. If you have any bread clips at home, you can donate them to our collection box in our area.
1/2 LEARNING AREA
In the Grade 1-2 Learning Area, the students will be focussing on the six C’s through our Play Based Curriculum:
Collaboration - we work together to build, share toys and pack up.
Communication - we share our ideas so we can work together.
Creativity- we use our imagination while drawing, dressing up and constructing our own designs.
Citizenship - we look after each other and our things.
Critical thinking - we use critical thinking to solve puzzles and play thinking games.
Character building - we use our learning from Respectful Relationships to make sure everyone is included.
5/6 LEARNING AREA
Inter school sport dates for 5/6 students to note.
RD 1 v COBURG NORTH (HOME) 14TH FEB
RD 2 v COBURG WEST (HOME) 21ST FEB
RD 3 v ST OLIVERS (AWAY) 28TH FEB
RD 4 v PASCOE VALE (HOME) 6TH MARCH (PUPIL FREE DAY - TO BE RESCHEDULED)
RD 5 v PASCOE VALE NORTH (AWAY) 13TH MARCH
5/6 Bridge Building
This week all the 5/6 students participated in a STEAM activity. The brief expectation was constructing a bridge that would hold as much weight as possible. Each group of students were given the same amount of materials to create the bridge.
Hard hat wearing supervising ‘engineers’, Julie and Natalie were tasked with the job of judging the best design, the most successful bridge and the group which demonstrated excellent collaboration skills.
Much fun was had all round and fortunately no tears were shed when bridges collapsed or materials were damaged.
LIKE THESE PAGES BY CLICKING ON THE HEART