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.
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!
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.
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.
Please find our Term One Overview below. For future reference it may be found under the ‘Parent Information’ tab. Please also note that our Term One Timetable, also located on the same page, has been updated.
We are so very excited to welcome everyone back to school tomorrow! Students will wear their full summer school uniform and will begin their day with their specialist subjects – Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Japanese.
On Friday we will begin our Caritas Friday Lenten journey. This week our students are encouraged to wear one piece of their favourite clothing with their school sport uniform. We ask that our students be mindful of what item of clothing they choose as they will need to remove it when representing our school at interschool sports. For example, if they choose to wear a soccer jersey they would also need to bring their school sport top in their bag. A gold coin donation is also required to support Caritas Project Compassion-thank you!
We are very excited to see our senior students leading our school community in a positive, supportive and encouraging way.
We hope that you and your families are safe and well. Once again, these unprecedented times have dealt us an unexpected change of routine.
The current 5 day lockdown looks very different to the way we engaged with remote learning in 2020.
At the beginning of the term, our homegroup focus is getting to know one another as well as establishing expectations and routines. During this time, students have not had access to digital devices. So today, it is not expected that students complete learning activities. From Tuesday, some learning activities will be placed on the blog. These learning activities do not all require online access for completion (there are some online activities if you and your child wish to complete these).
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The year 6 teachers will be available over the next few days. Please do not hesitate to contact us via email or through whereby using the links below
We will be available to chat with you and your child on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30am – 12:30pm should you require further assistance or advice to support your child with learning activities. Whereby can only accommodate 4 students/parents at one time so if you are waiting to be let in by your teacher it is possible that the room is full so you may need to try again in 15 minutes.