Issue 3 - 14 March 2022
From The Head Of Teaching & Learning
Family Book Club Family Book Club will begin again this week. We will be reading Mr Popper's Penguins. You may borrow this book from the GLAD Centre as a special, month-long loan to read with your family. On Thursday the 2 June, we will come together with students and their families in the GLAD Centre from 3.15pm-5.00pm to watch the movie. Please bring a comfy pillow and blanket to snuggle in with while you watch the movie. NAPLAN In May, students in Years 3 and 5 will sit their NAPLAN test in Writing, Reading, Conventions of Language and Mathematics. On 21 March we have a practice test scheduled for students to use the testing platform and get a feel for the routines around NAPLAN. Mrs Valencia will send out more information for parents soon. In the meantime, please feel free to visit the NAP website to look at example test questions on the NAPLAN tests.
- Year 3 : https://pages.assessform.edu.au/pages/year-3-demos
- Year 5 : https://pages.assessform.edu.au/pages/year-5-demos
Cross Country – We are well into our training schedule for the upcoming Cross Country Carnival (Monday 21 March). Students have been practicing and getting familiar with our new course that will take in both sides of the magnificent campus grounds. I encourage all families to complete a little (or a lot…) of training together, as often as practical for your circumstances. A reminder that with the relaxation of COVID restrictions, spectators are welcome and encouraged, however some restrictions and obligations still apply. A formal invitation with all stipulations and scheduling will be forthcoming early this week. Gala Days – As has been disseminated, Term 1 Gala Days will now take place in Term 2 (May 6 and 13). Year 4 to 6 children will participate in netball (4 teams), Rugby League (2 teams) and Soccer (2 teams), under the very influential gaze of teachers and support staff. With the relaxation of some COVID restrictions, spectators are welcome and encouraged - sport-specific information, a formal invitation and a request for support will be forthcoming in the next week or 2. May the God of all grace and mercy bless your cotton bobby sports socks off!
Prep Inside Story
In Prep, we are learning to use oral language skills to communicate our needs, interact with others, share ideas/knowledge, respond to stories and practice sounds in Read, Write Inc. We have been focusing on one picture book each week. We talk about characters, rhyming words and general vocabulary. Last week, our book was “The Wonky Donkey” by Craig Smith. This book is full of lots of discussion points and quite entertaining- we recommend it, if you haven’t heard it before! In one of our activities, we divided into small groups and selected a small object to place somewhere on a big donkey. We needed to tell our group, in a sentence, what our object was and where we placed it on the donkey. We have recorded our ideas and are making a class book so we can read them over and over again.
Shave the World
We’re on a mission to shave the world from blood cancer, and we need YOUR HELP!Before After We have sacrificed our locks to help Aussie families facing blood cancer. Will you step up and sponsor us as we take on World's Greatest Shave? Your donation will provide families facing blood cancer with the special care they need to make it through every scary, uncertain moment that follows a diagnosis. It will also help brilliant research scientists continue their search for better ways to diagnose and treat blood cancer more effectively. Every day over 50 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer. We’re on a mission to change that.
Will you help by sponsoring us?Click on the link below to donate: http://my.leukaemiafoundation.org.au/Stpaulsteachersbaldies For more information and all the latest news visit worldsgreatestshave.com Mr Nicholls, Mr Randall and Mr Wood #WorldsGreatestShave