Welcome to Term Two
Monday our staff welcomed families on their return to school following what was hopefully a restful break for you all. Whilst all staff enjoyed a well earned break, it was also a productive time for us as we completed some administrative tasks and put planning in place for the coming terms.
Term Two promises to be another action packed 10 weeks. An amazing DreamCity excursion, lots of foundational literacy and numeracy learning, a whole load of inquiry into rules, laws and government, cross country, a couple of free footy clinics and some new staff with amazing skills to share!
Apologies that assembly was cancelled Monday. I was hit with that dreaded gastro bug which is making the rounds on Sunday evening and then needed Monday and Tuesday at home to recover! Thankfully my children and hence my sanity was spared! Keep that hand washing up!Introduction to new staff
I'm very pleased to announce that we have a new Physical Education teacher working with us this term, Mrs. Nicola Touhey. Nicola is a highly experienced sports teacher who also works part time at Wantirna South PS. Nicola will run weekly PE sessions with each class on Thursdays, as well as organise some whole school sports events and assist our Year 4/5/6 class on Thursday afternoons.
Mrs. Mengyue Bao, is our new Mandarin teacher. Mengyue is a primary trained teacher, who also has early childhood qualifications. She has previously worked at inner suburb schools setting up their Mandarin Programs and additionally has experience in teaching students for whom English is an additional language. Mengyue will be a valued asset to our school.
Samantha Standaar began working with us voluntarily last term, assisting our Education Support team. She will continue her work with us this term as a school employee, providing support in our Year 2/3 classroom.
Welcome to our new staff!Goodbye Mr. Eric Zhang
With Mr. Zhang leaving us to persue other opportunities, teaching PE in secondary settings and working as a lab technician, we will have made him a farewell card which will be presented at an upcoming assembly. Thank you Eric for your service to our school and students.Timetable News
In Term Two students will enjoy each week:
A one hour session of Performing Arts (Wednesday)
A one hour session of Mandarin (Wednesday)
A one hour session of Physical Education (Thursday)
A one hour session of STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (Thursday/Friday)
In addition students visit the library with their classroom teacher as a part of our Literacy Program and our F/1 class continue to participate in our Perceptual Motor Program (PMP) weekly.
In the second half of the year, Semester Two, Visual Art lessons will begin and our STEM program will conclude until 2022. Home Learning - Back into the swing!
Just a reminder that our homework routines will begin again this week with students bringing home activities this coming Friday.
Please note that Week Two's homework will be handed out next Thursday, as Friday we are on our DreamCity excursion.Reminder to label your child's items
Every week our Lost Property Tub gets a little fatter with our children's misplaced items. The mjority of these items are without names. Just a reminder to please ensure drinkbottles, lunchboxes and uniform is clearly named and identifiable by your child. We are here for you!
The start of term is a good time to remind parents and of course our students that we are here to serve you. It is our goal to have open, honest communication with all families to ensure that we are working as partners in ensuring the very best educational and wellbeing outcomes for your children. If there is a way you think we could improve or an idea you believe we could explore, get in touch for a chat in person, by phone or email: firstname.lastname@example.org