Welcome back, Year 1 to Term 4! It has been lovely to witness the joy as all the children entered back through the front gates. It has been exciting to introduce Term 4’s Integrated Studies topic – History. This term, the Year 1 families will also travel with their children on this journey of discovery.
During this week, the children have enjoyed in-class provocations, enabling them to experience artefacts from the past first-hand, and they have loved pondering, what is this? How was it used? The chance to use hands-on discovery has supported the children to notice different forms of ‘change’ and ‘similarities’ and enlightened them about how life may have been in the past.
We look forward to what is ahead across the coming weeks, as Year 1 questions, explores, researches and present what they learn about ‘Now & Then’.
Back to the Preps’ Happy Place
It was back to school and back to nature for our Preps this week. Heading down to Spring Creek is always a highlight of the week for our Preps and this week was no exception. There were trees to climb, and cubbies to build – all while laughing and having fun with friends. Spring Creek is a happy place where the children can forget about what is happening in the world around them and just play and enjoy themselves.
The Year 2 students have settled well into Term 4 and it has been wonderful to all be back together again. This week we have been learning about Earth’s continents and the oceans in our Geography classes and there have been many wonderings about the different countries and continents, where oceans begin and end, and whether it snows in Antarctica in December.
The great excitement in our class though, is the impending arrival of our new pet Guinea Pigs. The Year 2 students have been charged with the responsibility of caring for the Guinea Pigs, as well as teaching the students in the other grades how to handle them. They have been researching Guinea Pigs and have discovered what they like to eat, how they should prepare the cage, and other important information for caring for these new pets. The Guinea Pigs have not yet arrived but their new lodgings are ready with straw and food, water and hidey-holes! The Year 2 students are looking forward to this new responsibility.
Book Week Parade
Next Wednesday 13th October is our annual Surf Coast Book Week Parade. Students are invited to dress up as a favourite book character to celebrate books and the wonder that they bring to our lives. Unfortunately, we will be unable to host visitors at this year’s parade, but we will be sure to share some photos of our day.
Book Covering – Helpers Needed
Our Campus is lucky enough to have received a wonderful new collection of readers for our students. Before students can use these books we need to cover them for protection. If there is a parent, grandparent or friend that is able to help in any way we would love to hear from you.
Please email Kellie at email@example.com if you are able to assist in any way.
Upcoming Events is an up to date list of planned activities at Surf Coast Campus that you can use for planning purposes. Please be aware that these dates are set early in the term and occasionally items may need to be cancelled or dates/times altered. This itinerary is altered each week to reflect any changes – please check this list of events EVERY WEEK carefully when you read the weekly VINE newsletter.
Wednesday October 13th – Book Week Parade (please wear costumes to school)
Wednesday October 13th – Snack Shop
Thursday October 21st – Year 1 School of the 1900’s
Tuesday October 26th 2022 Prep Readiness session TBC
Thursday October 28th Year 1 Walking excursion TBC
Friday October 29th – Beach Prep TBC
Tuesday November 2nd – Orientation Day TBC
Thursday November 4th – Tabloid Sports
Friday November 5th – BLP Clubs
Friday November 12th – Prep Day Camp TBC
Tuesday November 16th Prep Excursion – MoPA TBC
Friday November 19th – Beach Prep TBC
Friday November 19th – Art Extravaganza
Monday – Wednesday November 22nd – 24th Year 3 Camp TBC
Tuesday November 24th Year 2 excursion to Surf Museum. TBC
Thursday November 25th Presentation Night TBC
Friday November 26th – BLP Clubs
Tuesday November 30th Family BBQ and Christmas Carol service TBC
Thursday December 2nd – Surf Coast Carnival Day
Friday December 3rd – Christmas Service
Friday December 3rd – Last Day of 2021 School Year 2.30pm dismissal
Year 1 swimming Friday October 8th to November 26th except for November 12th.