The last two First Holy Communion Masses are to be held this weekend on Saturday 6th September at 6.30pm and Sunday 7th September at 9am.
On behalf of the Yr 4 class teachers, the staff and the Parish Catechists we would like to take this opportunity of congratulating all students and families for their nurture and support in wisely guiding their children in faith and life. May the Bread of Life continue to nourish you along your journey!
Tuesday 16th September, 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Please come along and get your child to walk you through their classroom – their job is to be your host and to share aspects of their learning with you. After the classroom visit please head over to the hall for a look at our SCIENCE EXPO – an opportunity to showcase the opportunities your kids have had to engage with this important learning area!
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.
- Three way assessment provides a forum for teachers, students and parents to acknowledge student progress and achievement.
- In three way interviews students typically lead by explaining about aspects of their learning as well as areas for further improvement.
- The 3 Way is a valuable avenue for involving parents and students in the learning process and helping parents understand the teaching, learning, assessment and reporting process.
- Three way assessment strategies and interviews have benefits for teachers, parents and our school.
Some of these benefits are outlined in the table below Teachers
- Allows for shared responsibility of student learning, assessment and reporting
- Flows naturally from some of the work produced in class
- Strengthens communication channels with parents about student learning and progress
- Enhances self-esteem by allowing them to share their learning opportunities in a positive, supportive environment
- Critically involves students in self-assessment and allows them to take responsibility for their own learning
- Empowers students as they work toward and achieve curriculum outcomes
- Increases parent understanding of learning and assessment
- Allows parents to participate in the reporting process rather than merely respond to it
- Provides evidence to support the twice yearly written reports
- Gives parents an opportunity to affirm, encourage and support their child through constructive feedback.
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!
- Tania Thuijs
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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.
PARISH BINGO FUNDRAISING NIGHT
FRIDAY 19th SEPTEMBER
LUMEN CHRISTI COLLEGE SPORTS CENTRE
7.30 PM EYES DOWN
P&F Milo Muffin Morning Tea
Forms due back by THIS Friday 22nd August – no late orders accepted.
Morning Tea to be held on Tuesday 26th August.