Friday 8th May
1.30pm – 2.30pm Yr 6 -‐ Eagles Cup NETBALL @ Wilson Park, Corner Campbell St and Kooyong Rd Rivervale. 1.30pm – 2.30pm Yr 6 -‐ Eagles Cup FOOTBALL and SOCCER @ Miles Park, Wright St Cloverdale.
On Monday the 30th of March, the Year Six students accompanied by Mrs Thuijs, Mrs Aquino, Mr Munro, Mr Davis, Mr Naden, Mrs Harvey, Mrs Tilyard and Jacob Aquino departed for Woodman Point for their Year Six camp. Among the many benefits camp provides is the chance to build leadership skills that can be brought back and displayed at school.
On camp, students learn teamwork and relationship skills, trust, responsibility, and are challenged to show courage and bravery to complete different challenges. Students participated in a search and rescue, rock climbing, ultimate sports, raft building, team building, soccer and an escape from quarantine. Some students quickly found themselves out of their comfort zone however with encouragement and a positive mental attitude often surprised themselves!
Being in a new place with different people and even being away from home for the first time might have been scary at first, however feelings of happiness, joy, excitement and pride quickly replaced any fears. Camp was another great opportunity for our Year Six students to continue to build on their leadership skills while having a great time with their friends.
Welcome back everyone!
A warm welcome back to you all! We are really looking forward to another great term – all eleven weeks of it! We’ve had a terrific couple of days. Children are happy to be back at school and staff are enthusiastic about their ‘switched on’ attitude!
I have really enjoyed hearing all the holiday stories – bravo Mums and Dads – there has been lots of reading, playing imaginary games, playing board games, picnics, sports, camping trips, catching up with friends, bbq’s, watching a movie, cooking fun, walks along the beach, interesting road trips and more!
Staff have also had a really good break and are looking forward to offering many valuable learning opportunities throughout the term. Your ongoing support, encouragement and positive interactions with your teachers – whether face to face, by email or by note, really make a huge difference and help to pave the way for your child to flourish here at school. When they see and hear you relating respectfully and positively with teachers, it sends a very powerful message indeed and helps them to feel safe, secure and more confident in themselves.
Term 2 Planner Information for Families
The ‘Term 2 Planner Information for Families’ document has now been posted on the front page of the website (see the left hand column, half way down). This document essentially lists the main calendar dates with any explanatory notes underneath where applicable. Please check this document regularly to stay up to date with what isn happening / when.
As per the Term Planner we have a day set aside for our Three Way meetings on Wed 27th May. We will be trialling an ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM. More information on how to book an interview time will be sent home shortly.
The school has been a busy place over the holidays with new toilets going in to Kindy and PP and the big Eucalypts having to come down outside the Kindy. This very big School Board decision regarding the removal of the trees was made because:
We look forward to lots of winter sun and we will explore moveable shade options for the summer months.
Kindy Interviews 2016
The next couple of weeks will be a busy time for the Leadership Team as we interview new families and their children, as well as siblings who will be starting Kindy next year.
Naplan testing will be conducted throughout Week 4 of this term in Years 3 and 5. As always our best advice is to not stress children out unnecessarily. Tests are a normal part of the teaching and learning cycle here at school. If we don’t make them bigger than they need to be our children won’t. We want them to do their best for sure, however there is no need to ‘prime them’ for NAPLAN. Our messages are stay calm, read the questions carefully, do your best, check your work and don’t worry!
Parent Session for Families of Kindy, PP, Yr 1, Yr 2 and Yr 3 children
The School Board and Leadership Team request that one parent from each family K-Yr 3 please be present at a Parent Information Session on Wednesday 3rd June – 6.30pm -7.30pm, where we will share information about a possible 1:1 progressive rollout of devices next year, starting with Year 4’s.
Morning Teas this term
Please make sure you check in with the school website regularly so you can stay up to date with class news, school news and P&F/Board news.
All the best for a wonderful term ahead everyone
(on behalf of the School Leadership team)
INTRODUCING DA BOYZ…
Blake, Marc and Lachlan –
Mrs Aquino and my camp travelling buddies
Thanks for an entertaining ride to and from camp fellas!