It was great to hear that COVID restrictions have eased again. It is important to remember that schools are given explicit instructions on what can and cannot be done in regard to COVID restrictions. Many restrictions are still in place that we need to follow. We will update you if there are any changes that may affect how the school operates.
2021 Parent Payments
Tomorrow students will take home a copy of the school Parent Payments for 2021. This fee template will look very different to previous years due to changes in DET policy. These DET changes have resulted in a reduction in 2021 school fees (between $40-$150 per student). We are encouraging families to make a voluntary contribution equivalent to the reduction in fees. This will ensure we do not have to reduce spending on teaching resources in the 2021 operating budget. If you have any questions please contact Michael E, Sandra, Michael W (School Council Treasurer) or Jane Dowsley (School Council President).
Payment is not required until next year.
Jack Summons for demonstrating strong growth in his application of comprehension strategies.
Fredi Farley for bringing a growth mindset and plenty of effort to his learning in maths.
Oscar Dickeson for dedication and effort in building his poetry anthology.
Ted Attwood for contagious enthusiasm and encouragement of other in athletics events.
Jim Kelley for great use of author’s voice in his cold write “The day I turned into a toothbrush”.
Archie Korn for working enthusiastically at his poetry writing.
Saige Harmer for her beautifully presented concrete (shape) poem about horses.
Ruby Hewitt for using fabulous description when writing free verse poetry.
Willow Anderson for displaying an extremely mature attitude toward schoolwork organisation.
Spencer Dowsley for showing an enthusiasm for maths tasks that warms the cockles of my heart!
Tarn Charles Jones for using your Big Write plan and completing an engaging ‘Rollercoaster’ shape poem.
Saoirse Beatty for constructing an excellent map of her island.
Ava Walker for continuing to have a great commitment to her learning.
Ethan Williams for working hard to complete all of his assessments.
Ella Williamson for creating informative and beautifully presented posters about echidnas.
Molly Schultz for trying so hard to sound out tricky words when reading in class.
Aiden Hillier for beautiful handwriting on our letter formation sheets this week.
Henry Wyatt for writing such a detailed and interesting story about echidnas.
A Curious Creature drawing and collage by Ella Williamson in FR
4/5/6L working creatively on their Curious Creatures and Wild Minds self-portraits!! The Book Week theme for 2020 is still keeping us all inspired with crazy ideas!
In The Library
This week, Year 1/ 2 will begin looking at Black Out Poetry, using pages of text from old Library books. Unfortunately, I was away last Tuesday, so we are a little behind in starting this topic.
The Foundation class will start working on some simple recycled paper Christmas decorations to bring home. We’ll be using wallpaper samples and pages from old Library books as well. The Year 1/2’s will also get to make decorations towards the end of term- which is not far away!
There are now a few new books covered and catalogued and on the shelves! Funny Kid, Minecraft Maps, Hollowpox #3, Wizards of Once #4……. Keep an eye out each week as more appear!
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go. - Dr Seuss
21st November – Jaala Street