Please RSVP by emailing the Front Office –
being sure to include your name and how many children will be coming in the Subject Box – thank you!
Three Ways are to be held this Wednesday 27th August and we are really looking forward to seeing you!
In regard to helping to make the Three-Way experience a useful one for your child, it is really important to be: on time; patient; positive; encouraging and supportive of your child.
Please also remember that a child’s learning is a ‘work in progress’ and mistakes are all part of the learning process. It would be very much apppreciated if you would please thank your class teacher and Front Office staff for their efforts in preparing for the day – a simple thank you goes a long way!
Many thanks to you for making time in your busy lives to come along – it is very much appreciated.
Some of these benefits are outlined in the table below Teachers
Tuesday 19 August from 6-7pm has been established symbolically, as a celebration of The Reading Hour; setting aside one hour to read aloud with a child ( or children!)
Why not make it fun and have some finger food for dinner, then snuggle down on some beanbags and read together? Will it be a collection of picture books? A short novel? A funny story? A nail biting adventure?
Childhood is built on memories… perhaps this could be a special one!
We would love a picture of you and your family enjoying reading hour together!
HAVE FUN EVERYONE!
Connect to Reading: Read to Connect
The Book Week Theme for 2014 is all about CONNECTING to reading …
Below are some ideas to help your children get into the spirit of reading at home!
Perhaps once the challenges are completed you might be able to buy a new book for your child’s bedroom reading shelf – or visit the library to borrow a couple of new books!
Challenge One: Connect with your Family
Read a book to a family member, parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt or uncle or perhaps even your pet!
Challenge Two: Connect to Reading and CREATE
Cooking or crafting is a great way to engage with some purposeful reading. Choose a recipe book from home or the library and cook a recipe from this book or choose a craft book, read and follow the instructions and CREATE!
Challenge Three: Connect from Afar
Read a book to someone you know living interstate or overseas. You might like to use Skype or a phone or you may like to record yourself reading a book and email it to someone ( with parent permission).
Challenge Four: Connect with an Author or Illustrator
Look up one of your favourite authors or illustrators online. Leave a message on their webpage, blog, Facebook page (with parental guidance) or Instagram account (with parental guidance) telling them why you love their work.
Challenge Five: Connect with a Text
Read a text you don’t normally read – perhaps a graphic novel, a newspaper, a magazine, comic strip, instruction manual for your microwave…anything at all! Record here the type of text you connected with.
Challenge Six: Connect with History
Read a historical fiction book or a non-fiction book about a particular time in history which you are interested in.
Challenge Seven: Connect with Technology
Read a text (for example a newspaper, magazine, blog entry or book) using a Kindle, iPad, computer or other device. Many libraries allow you to borrow e-books.
Challenge Eight: Connect with Friends
Lend a book you love to a friend and tell them why you enjoyed this book.
Challenge Nine: Connect with Others
Donate a book (a second hand one you no longer want, or a new one) to a charity or school or library.
Sunday September 28th 2014 – 9am to 3pm
On Sunday 28th September from 9am to 3pm there will be an International Food Fair to raise funds for the church. Coupons will be available, $10 dollars per coupon, from the school office.
There will be twenty stalls with specialities of cooked food from different nationalities and some gifts/bargain items for everyone. All are welcome.
Enrolments for October programs opened on 1 August 2014. Swimming pools and beaches are part of our Western Australian lifestyle; it is important for every child to learn to swim and develop essential water skills.
Vacswim’s school holiday swimming programs are conducted by qualified instructors who teach children the skills to be confident swimmers and be safe in the water.
For further information and online enrolment please visit education.wa.edu.au/swimming
Parents of choir children who are particpating at the Performing Arts Festival, are reminded that permission forms need to be returned by Monday 11th August.
If your child does not have a form, you can collect one from the School Office.
Please note that no child will be permitted to travel by bus without a signed permission note.
Book Week Assembly 2014