Welcome Back

Dear Students and Families,

We are very excited to welcome everyone back to school tomorrow! We have been incredibly proud of your independence and resilience throughout the last two weeks and we are looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces in person.

Just a few reminders about Friday:

  • Chromebooks must be returned with the charger
  • Library books returned
  • Homework/learning books returned
  • Any additional learning returned – House plan
  • Pencil cases returned
  • Sports uniform to be worn

To our amazing families, thank you for the support you have shown your children and ourselves-we are beyond grateful!

Alana, David and Narelle

Update: Learning Conversations

Dear Families,

This week’s Learning Conversations are an important part of sharing the learning with families. We are looking forward to this opportunity to celebrate student successes and set goals for areas of improvement.

Due to the current COVID situation new restrictions for public gatherings have been put in place by the Chief Health Officer from today.

In response to these new restrictions and to keep our community safe all Learning Conversations for Tuesday and Wednesday will now be online via the web links emailed with your School Interviews booking.

To ensure all families have access to the video link it will also be sent again today via Seesaw as a Family Announcement.

Thank you for your continued support and flexibility as we respond to this latest development.

For your information please continue to refer to the Department of Health website:

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Please see the updated list of Tier 1 & Tier 2 exposure sites:

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/exposure-sites

Simone will send out everyone’s Whereby link via Seesaw today. 

At this stage there is no change to school operations – Claire will keep you updated if and when anything changes.

Thanks for your flexibility.

Alana, David and Narelle

Tuesday-Cross Country Students Only

Dear Families,

A MESSAGE FROM YOLANDA

Tuesday’s weather forecast predicts rain in the morning and afternoon. 

Can participating students please bring a change of clothes(even casual ones, including shoes and socks) to leave at school to change into when they get back at around 2.30pm.

If they have wet weather jackets they can wear this over their sports uniform on the day. They can also bring an umbrella.

The carnival will go ahead unless there is lightning. Rain does not mean it gets cancelled.

Students will only need a plastic bag or small backpack with their lunch, drink bottle and snacks. There is NO SHELTER for the kids, I will bring some tarpaulins to put their bags under to hopefully keep them dry and away from the mud.

Thank you,

Yolanda and Year 6 Teachers

Thursday-Sport Uniform

Dear Families,

All students will be required to wear their sports uniform.

Tomorrow (Thursday) two of our students, Ava and Myah, have organised a special session for our senior students as part of their ‘Be More’ project. We have included their purpose below, which formed part of their presentation to Leadership to plan and lead a project in our school community.

We appreciate your ongoing support.

Narelle, Alana and David

Monday-School Photos

Dear Families,

Just a reminder that tomorrow Monday, March 29 our students will be having their 2021 school photo taken. All students will need to be in full summer school uniform, which include grey socks for the boys and white socks for the girls.

We are looking forward to this special photo day with our Year 6 leaders!

Alana, David and Narelle

Spelling Homework

Today we launched a new sequence for spelling unfamiliar words called S.M.A.R.T Spelling. Each Monday our senior students will bring home a list of chosen spelling words based on a spelling pattern. This week, we are exploring the vowel digraph (2 letters working together to make a new sound) ‘ea’ as in ‘please’. Students also choose two words, taken from their personal writing, which come from their BOB(Back of Book) list.

Students have been given a grid of activity ideas to explore when learning to spell their words each week. We are encouraging students to spend 5-10 minutes each night on their spelling words. Students will be tested on their words each Friday.

We are very excited to move forward with this new spelling approach!

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to your homegroup teacher for further clarification.

Happy spelling!

Alana, David and Narelle

Dear Families,

We hope you all have had a chance to rest and enjoy some family time over long weekend. Just a couple of reminders for the week ahead.

Year 6 Polo Shirt Order Form

Students have tried on sample sizes and a letter went home last Friday advising families of the process, cost and confirmation of the spelling of student names. If you have any questions please contact your homegroup teacher or Lisa.

Cybersafety Night- online and free!

In response to parent communication and in conjunction with St Josephs, St Marys and St Pauls an online presentation by a leading cyber safety expert has been organised. 

Your attendance is highly recommended!

For log in details and further information:

Susan McLean is Australia’s foremost expert in the area of Cybersafety and young people. The session will cover the positive benefits of technology as well as:  

  • Cyberspace 10: The reality of the online world. 
  • What are kids doing online? Learn about the latests app trends  
  • Online Grooming: What is it and  What are the warning signs?
  • Cyberbullying: What it is, where it happens, what it looks like,  how to prevent and what to do if it occurs. 
  • Problematic Gaming: How to manage digital devices in your home. 

Cyber Safety NIGHT  

When: Wednesday the 10th of March  

Time: 7pm (1 hour and 40 minutes duration)  

Location: ZOOM Meeting Code: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88232601558

pwd=bHpNV1dCUE1OanVSWmtDaGN3Tmdadz09Cost: FREE 

Have a great week everyone!

Alana, David and Narelle