Friday, 20 October 2017

Term 4 Week 3 Reminders

Cake Day 27 October
A reminder that it is Kindergarten's turn to bring in cakes to sell. Please refer to the note on the parent portal.
Slice, brownies, cookies, muffins and sometimes we even have jelly cups (which the younger students enjoy) are all welcome.
The children can deliver their container to the PAC window/servery before school on Friday.
We will hand out the containers to bring home at the end of the day.

Operation Christmas Boxes
The Christmas boxes are due before or on Friday 27 October.
We appreciate your donations to this worthy charity.

News Topic
Review a book or movie. Give us a brief summary of what happens and tell us what you like about it.

The children ( and parents ) did a wonderful job in preparing and presenting their speeches in Week 2. 
We have chosen three children from each class to present their speech again on Friday to the K-2 students.

Lost Blazers
A few blazers have been misplaced recently. Could we ask everyone to check their child's blazer to see if you have the right one. Thank you.

Footwear For Swimming Lessons
Some ideas for suitable slip on shoes for swimming lessons in week 4. (Pictures borrowed from Year 1 Blog- Thanks)

Friday, 13 October 2017

Term 4 Week 2 Reminders

Dear Parents,
We have had a great week settling back into the school routine. It has been lovely to hear about all the holiday experiences.

Speeches This Week instead of News Topic
Please refer to the note on the parent portal. The children can either memorise their speech or have small palm cards with either pictures or words on it.
They can glance at the palm cards, however; they are not to read each word or sentence.
We will give those children who do not wish to present a speech formally an impromptu/surprise topic to talk about instead.
The children may do their speech on their news day.

Christmas Boxes
Please bring back your completed box before 27 October. 

School Hats and Blazers
The students must wear their hats before school, at recess and lunch and when leaving at the end of the day.
The rule 'No Hat No Play' will be reinforced this term.
Blazers are optional this term, however; they must be worn for the Presentation Day assembly.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Welcome Back! Reminders for Week 1 Term 4

Hello Everyone,
We hope all our families have had a restful and relaxing holiday.
We are looking forward to beginning new topics and rehearsing for our Kindergarten assembly item that will have a Christmas theme.
Kindergarten will also have their turn at providing cakes for cake day (Week 3) and swimming lessons will commence in Week 4.

Swimming Lessons
In past years we have found that the poncho/cape style towel with a hood is very practical (rather than carrying a towel) and is worn over the children's swimmers when travelling to the pool and back again. 
Slip on waterproof sandals/shoes are also easy to put on and take off at the pool.

News Topic
This week will be holiday news.

Public Speaking
A reminder for Kindergarten students who would like to present their one minute speech for our Public Speaking Challenge that their speech needs to be prepared and rehearsed to deliver in front of their own class from Monday 16 October (Week 2).
We would like to encourage everyone to have a go and as it's their first time, we will be giving lots of helpful positive feedback.
Please refer to the Early Stage 1 Public Speaking Challenge note for Kindergarten on the portal for details about topic and criteria used when judging each speech.

Christmas Boxes
Please return your Christmas Boxes by 27 October (Friday Week 3)
If you would like another box we have plenty of spare boxes. We would like Kindergarten to bring their boxes to the classroom as we usually do a group photo on the Friday they are due. 

Mystery Reader KP Week 10 Term 3

On the last Friday of Term 3 we had our Mystery Reader come along a read a favourite book to the class. It was Pig The Pug by Aaron Blabey. We really enjoyed listening to this very funny book.
Thanks to our Mystery Reader for coming along and sharing the book with us.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Toys That Move

We finished off our Science Unit by bringing in toys that could move in a variety of ways. The children had to say what their toy was and explain how it moved.

Kindy excursion to the Science Centre

Kindergarten had a fantastic day as we headed to the Science Centre in Wollongong. We enjoyed the movie in the planetarium and then got to explore the 2 floors of the exhibition area. It was great to push, pull and touch all of the hands on exhibits. To finish off we enjoyed the bubbles and balloon show.
Then we headed off for lunch and got to play in a great playground at Stuart Park.
Enjoy the photos of our fun day out in the following two slide shows.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Term 3 Week 9 Reminders

News Topic
Pick one of these Eric Carle animals (caterpillar, chameleon, ladybird, spider, seahorse or tortoise) and find 3 facts to tell us.
You can include a picture or photo of your animal or make a poster to go with your talk.

Reminder For Science Lesson on Tuesday 19 September

In Science, this term we have been looking at how things move (roll, slide, bounce, spin and swing).
To finish off our unit the students need to bring in a toy that can move in one of these ways. They will need to bring it in this Tuesday (19 September).
Please no remote control cars or toys with batteries.

Please talk with your child about how the toy they have chosen moves and what they may need to do to do to make it move (push, pull, drop, turn etc.)

Parent Helpers
Thank you to our parent helpers for your assistance this term.
We have appreciated your willingness to help with maths and literacy groups.
We may need some assistance Term 4 and will let you know at a later stage next term.

Excursion This Thursday 21 September
Just a reminder that your child needs to come in their sports uniform on Thursday.
They need to bring their excursion bag with morning tea, drinks and lunch and their school hat.
No need to bring the yellow folder/bag on that day.
If your child is at all unwell please do not send them on the day.
Thursday news group may do their news topic on Friday instead.

Looking forward to a fabulous last week of term.

KP Mystery Reader Week 8

Mr Coote was our Mystery Reader this week. He brought along a beautiful book called Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella by Pamela Allen.
We enjoyed looking at the pictures as they revealed more about the story than just the words. 
Thank you for visiting us on Friday Mr Coote and for sharing your book with us.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Sharing Our Artefacts

On Thursday Kindergarten brought in some amazing artefacts belonging to family members.
They were asked to share their item and to describe it's history.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Pick Up Arrangements

Dear Parents,
Please notify the office if there is a change to your child's pick up arrangements.
You may email your child's teacher before 12:00pm but we can't guarantee that we will see your email, particularly if the teacher is absent on that day.
Thank you for your assistance with these arrangements.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Term 3 Week 8 Reminders

Parent Helpers
It has been brought to our attention that the dates on the roster are incorrect for Week 8. The dates should be the 12th and 13th September.
Please note that this Tuesday Maths groups (12th September) have been cancelled.
Wednesday Literacy Groups (13th) will still go ahead at this stage. 
Sorry for any inconvenience.

News Topic
Tell us what you would do with $5 if it was given as a gift.
You can be as imaginative as you like!
We look forward to hearing some interesting talks this week.

Excursion Notes
Just a reminder for permission notes to be returned for Kindergarten's excursion in the last week of term.

Seesaw Digital Portfolios
Thank you for the response that we have already had to the sign ups for Seesaw. We appreciate your comments and feedback on your child's work samples.
We may suggest an idea or two that can help your child to work towards improving a skill or to strive towards achieving a higher standard of work in the future.

The annual Public Speaking note has been added to the portal.
Swimming Lesson notes will be issued on Monday.

Artefacts For History Lesson Thursday 14 September.
Just a reminder to send in an artefact on Thursday. Something old or from the past that is special.
Thank you

Mystery Reader KP Week 7

It was a nice surprise to have our Mystery Reader come today for her son's birthday. She read a favourite one called Bear Buys a Car by Stephen Wyllie.
The children enjoyed the pop up parts of the book and the wolf learnt a lesson as well.
Thanks for coming and spending some time with us.