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Week 8

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Welcome to week 8...only 9 days of school left! Can you believe it? Firstly, a really big thank you to those parents who were able to help out last Thursday, the excursion was a great success as the photos below show. This week we are finishing our Living Things unit is science, finishing our interactive choose your own adventure books and working on geometry in maths.  Dress rehearsal This Wednesday, 2nd December we will have our dress rehearsal for our dance concert.  Please ensure your child brings their costume to school on Wednesday.  we will get changed after lunch before we head to the hall for dance, so please ensure that all uniform and costumes are appropriately labeled. Remember, our costume is; PLAIN WHITE T-SHIRT . If they have a white T-shirt with patterns, logos etc please turn inside out. Boys- if they only have a button up white shirt (short sleeves) then that is fine to wear. All students please wear a CAP (any colour). Needs to fit snug on the head as they will be ‘

Week 7

  Wow, week 7!! I will keep this blog brief but wanted to disseminate some information about our excursion this week.  Excursion Thank you to those parents who have volunteered to help out Thursday.  Your help is greatly appreciated and I have emailed you details of the day. Because we are visiting two sites for our excursion, we will be forming the two classes.  One class will visit Djiljit Mia while the other visits Discover Deadly.  The classes will then swap.  Students will travel to and from Discover Deadly by bus, while those at Djiljit Mia in the morning will walk to the site and the others will walk home from the site.  As such, students will need to carry their bags with lunch and drink bottles as they will eat lunch at Djiljit Mia.  They will also need to wear their hats. I have asked students to wear their sport uniforms, not their faction shirts.  This makes seeing them quickly easy as they are all wearing the same clothing.  There will be no library swap or lunch orders th

Week 2 Term 4

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Not sure about you, but I thought last week flew by!! This week we have new GWN7/Scitech Weather Wall reporters, so if you are available our results should be displayed at about 5:39 as part of the Weather Segment of the GWN news. Last week we finished money and tried a new type of activity that involved progressing levels, like a video game.  It was great to see how engaged the kids were in the activity. We also had our first dance lesson.  As the photo shows, great fun was had by all! While I am on dance, Mrs Haines has requested that we wear sports uniform on Wednesdays also for this term.  This will make dance more comfortable and safer for all. Homework A reminder that we are following the routines we have already developed; the homework grid, reading, mental maths and a spelling list with the focus sound that we are learning. If you child does not have or needs to swap their readers, please encourage them to do so. Library books Our library day to swap books will continue to be

Term 4 Week 1

 Good morning and welcome back.  Can you believe that it is already term 4? This term we are lucky enough to have been chosen as one of the GWN7/Scitech Weather Wall schools.  We have today looked at how to read the maximum/minimum thermometer and rainfall gauge and I have submitted our results for this week (we report on Mondays) Our results should be displayed  as part of the Weather Segment of the GWN news, which happens approximately 9 minutes into the News Broadcast from 5:30-6pm. This term in Literacy we are beginning with procedures.  In Science we are beginning our Biological Science unit of work, where we will be looking at the characteristics of living things. We are reviewing money this week in Maths, before moving on to algebra and time.  Homework Homework this term will follow from the routines we have already developed and includes the homework grid, reading, mental maths and a spelling list with the focus sound that we are learning.  Library books Our library day to swap

Term 3 Week 9

  Good afternoon and welcome to week 9 This week we are working to finish our Major Australian Place reports, so if your child is yet to bring in their research assignment, please support them to remember. This week Students will be undertaking their First Reconciliation. The appointment schedule is complete, but if your child will be undertaking their First Reconciliation and you don't have a time scheduled, please see me or Mrs Meyer.  All Reconciliations will take place at Our Lady of the Southern Cross Church.  Please support your child be remain reverent and quiet while waiting to complete their reconciliation and afterwards while exiting the hall.   We will then attend a Celebration Mass in the hall next Tuesday (22nd September) at 10 am.  If you are able to attend, we would love to see you there. WHEELIE, WALKIE, WASTE-FREE WEDNESDAY 🚲🚶‍♀️🚶‍♀️🌟 Don't forget that our Wheelie, Walkie, Waste -Free Wednesdays will continue each this week (16th September).  We are current

Week 8

Good afternoon and welcome to week 8 Today the children have brought home a research assignment.  The task is for them to create a fact file on a Major Australian Place, although I am happy with any place within Australia provided they can complete the fact file. They have brought home a task outline and a scaffold worksheet to assist them create the fact file.  Please note that if they already know enough about the place to complete the fact file without the research, I am more than happy for them to do so as the I am not looking at their research skills.  The purpose of this task is to work on their writing skills while giving them choice for their information report.  Please support your child in any way you can to complete the fact file and have this back in class by Thursday the 10th . Mrs Meyer has sent out a link today with a schedule for Reconciliation.  Please, if your child is completing the Sacrament, at your earliest convenience can you access and record your name. WHEELIE,

Week 7

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  Good afternoon parents,  Just a few reminders from me for this week. Please support your child by helping them remember their hats everyday and library bags on Thursdays.  I have also noticed that fewer people are changing their readers than I would like, so if your child has finished their books, remind them to swap them in the mornings.  I do remind them, but many appear to be leaving their readers at home. OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD It's that time of year that we participate in the 'Operation Christmas Child' shoe box initiative that has been a wonderful OLC tradition for many years and reflects our school value of Compassion so well. These shoe boxes are sent to underprivileged children throughout the world as a gift for Christmas.  The children will be placed into in groups of four and between them, they will fill a shoe box with a variety of items. The items do not need to be expensive. Each child in the group will be asked to cover the cost of sending the shoe box t