Student Learning Conferences
Dear Parents and Guardians,
It gives us great pleasure to be able to invite you to participate in our upcoming online Student Learning Conferences. The aim of our conferences is to provide parents with the opportunity to discuss your child’s current progress and application in each of their Homeroom subjects. The Student Learning Conferences will be available on either Tuesday 14th March, 4:00pm – 7:00pm or Thursday 16th March, 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
To book a Student Learning Conference appointment with your child’s teacher please access the online booking system at www.schoolinterviews.com.au using our school’s event code. The Online Conference Booking Information document attached includes the event code and full instructions to make your bookings. Please note, bookings opened on Monday, 27th February at 4:00pm and will close on Monday 13th March at 4:00pm.
What’s on at Junior School
Tuesday 7th March – Lunchtime Concert (details to follow)
Friday 10th March – Year 4 attend the Middle School Swimming Carnival held at Kardinia Aquatic Centre (Please refer to Edsmart notification).
Monday 13th March – Labour Day Public Holiday
Tuesday 14th March – Student Learning Conferences – 4-7pm (Please refer to Edsmart notification and article in this week’s edition of the Vine)
Tuesday 14th March – Year 2 String Program Parent Concert, 11.30am (Information to come!)
Wednesday 15th March – Prep Students to attend school
Wednesday 15th March – Prep Students excursion to MOPA, (Please refer to Edsmart notification)
Wednesday 15th March – NAPLAN Year 3 Writing
Thursday 16th March – NAPLAN Year 3 Reading
Thursday 16th March – Student Learning Conferences – 4-6pm
Friday 17th March – Assembly, 3B Class Item
Friday 17th March – Prep Discovery Learning Excursion, Prep B, G, and R
The Lost Sheep
The Parable of the Lost Sheep is one of the parables of Jesus. It appears in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
This week in Prep B, we have been learning about the parable of The Lost Sheep in Luke 15. This parable is about a shepherd who leaves his flock of ninety-nine sheep to find the one which is lost. In Prep, we have been speaking about how the Kingdom of God is accessible to all, even those who have strayed from God’s path.
Once we had discussed this concept, the prep students then went on to create their own flock of sheep on coloured paper. They recalled parts of the story that were meaningful and showed their understanding of the parable and these were scribed onto their tasks.
Year 2 Descriptive Writing
Over the past few weeks, during our Structured Literacy Writing sessions the Year 2 students have been exploring and investigating ideas of how to become excellent descriptive writers.
We have been implementing all the wonderful things we have learnt throughout our literacy sessions, such as using adjectives and adverbs to add extra detail and information to our written pieces.
The children have written and published a variety of descriptive pieces using their five senses to describe the ocean and a rainforest. The students also had the task of writing a descriptive passage about their chosen special thing, which related to our Rich Text study of the book ‘Tilly’, written by Jane Goodwin and Anna Walker.
Year 4 Integrated Studies
Our topic for this term is My Australian Heritage, where students have been investigating different aspects of traditional Indigenous Australian culture and examining early relations between the Indigenous Australians and European Colonisers. Students have been exploring areas of Indigenous practices that were used for tens of thousands of years – including traditional forms of Indigenous shelter.
To demonstrate their understanding, students worked in small groups to research, plan and design their own version of a traditional Indigenous shelter, using natural items, similar to what were once used by Indigenous groups. Once a plan was developed, students created a ‘virtual’ design of their shelters using the game-based Minecraft Education program on their devices.
Spotlight on Clubs– the Garden Club
‘From little things big things grow’ and that is exactly what the Garden Club is about.
Lunchtime Garden Club has been keenly supported by our enthusiastic young gardeners. Although we are at the height of summer and autumn is in the air, we have planted all sorts of culinary herbs and a sprinkling of veggies and edible flowers. Gardeners have enjoyed discovering micro habitats too.
Gardening is very much about sharing and caring. If you have any seedlings, seeds or small plants that you can share, our little green fingers would love to plant them.
Be sure to look at the happy smiles in the photos below and maybe even visit our tiny plots and watch them grow too.
As we head into the second half of Term 1, I would strongly encourage anyone with missing items to come look at the lost property cupboard. It is filled with all sorts of unnamed items, including clothing, containers, hats, books and much much more!