We had our first assembly live with all the classes last week. Well done to our leaders for setting the scene. We will be developing further ideas about assembly during the term.
Curriculum Day and Cup Day
Our curriculum day saw our staff work together planning for 2021. I know that our families like us are looking forward to a fresh start next year. We hope families enjoyed the four day break.
Prep Transition On Line
Prep transition has started on line small group sessions for our 2021 preps. Josh Chamberlain and Alana Aiello are doing a great job planning and preparing activities for these sessions. Moving forward there will be at least one opportunity for our students to come on site. We are still working through the logistics of this and Josh and Alana will be in touch via email with our families.
Exciting Additions to the School
Our new totem poles of our values have been installed at the front of the school along with new signs on the gate. It is exciting to see these installed and they are a great addition to our school. Our students and staff live these values every day. Watch out for our new school signs coming soon next week (weather permitting).
Uniform Moving into 2021.
The change over to Klad Uniforms has had some challenges for everyone this year. Start planning for 2021 now that retail is opening up. The uniform policy is below. In 2021 students will be wearing the girl’s track pants, the same as the staff ones, and there is the choice of skorts or shorts for girls as well. The year 6 jumpers and sports tops for 3-6 will be available through Klad. Students in prep-5 will need the school jumper/bomber jacket. If you have any questions please contact the office or Klad.
Thank you to those families who have actioned their fees or contacted the office to make an individualised parent payment plan. Again, if you have any questions please contact the office.
Sue Dean and Priscilla SalterUniform 2019
Monday 19th April - First day of Term 2
Wednesday 21st April- School Council meeting
Friday 23rd April- 1/2 Healesville Sanctuary
Saturday 1st May - Prep 2022 Open Day
Thursday 6th May - GNPA Mothers day stall
Tuesday 11th May, Wednesday 12th May, Thursday 13th May Naplan
Wednesday 19th May School Council meeting
Friday 21st May District Cross Country
Wednesday 26th May-Friday 28th May 5/6 Camp
Tuesday 1st June Divisional Cross Country
Wednesday 2nd June- 5/6 Winter Sport
Monday 14th June- Queens Birthday Public Holiday
Tuesday 15th June Regional Cross Country
Wednesday 16th June School Council meeting
Friday 18th June - GNPA Colour Run
Friday 25th June- Last day of School- School Finishes at 2.30pm
Monday 12th July- First day of Term3
Monday 19th July- Dental Van
Wednesday 21st July- School Council meeting
Friday 30th July- House Athletics
Monday 16th - Friday 20th August- 3/4 Camp- 2 Groups
Wednesday 18th August- School Council meeting
Thursday 2nd September -District Athletics
Wednesday 15th September- School Council meeting
Friday 17th September- Term 4 ends- School Finishes at 2.30pm
Monday 4th October - Term 4 Starts
Wednesday 6th October -5/6 Summer Sport
Thursday 7th October - Divisional Athletics
Wednesday 20th October- School Council meeting
Thursday 21st October- Regional Athletics
Monday 1st November- Curriculum day (to be confirmed)
Tuesday 2nd November- Melbourne Cup Public Holiday
Friday 12th November- Movie Night
Tuesday 7th December- Year 6 Transition day
Friday 17th December- Last day of Term 4
On Thursday the 22nd of October, our 2021 Prep students had their first virtual transition session. Although we were not able to see all their smiling faces in person, it was so wonderful to see them on our screens joining in with all the fun. All of them were so brave, engaging in all activities by sharing their thoughts and ideas. Together we enjoyed reading ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and we created our very own hungry caterpillars and beautiful butterflies. Everyone did such a terrific job, showing great persistence when practising their fine motor skills through cutting, pasting and colouring in. How cute do they look?
Well done to all our new prep students, we can’t wait for our next transition session together on Thursday the 5th of November!
Alana Aiello & Josh Chamberlain
2021 Prep Classroom Teachers
Students of the Week
Congratulations to the following students who received Student of the Week:
|PREP C||Seth G||Resilience||For showing resilience when settling back into school and giving his best in all areas. Keep it up!|
|PREP F||Layla T||Resilience||For the way she settled back into school routines so well.|
|1 /2 D||Kaylee D||Excellence||For showing excellence in her writing this week.|
|1 /2 F||Holly W||Excellence||For showing excellence in her learning upon returning to school!|
|1 /2 G||Charlotte Y||Resilience: Be Brave - Participate To Progress||Well done Charlotte for being brave and trying your best at every task since school return!|
|1 /2 K||Matilda B||Integrity||For always doing her best in whatever activity she is completing.|
|1 /2O||Rylie A||Resilience||Her resilience and bravery in returning to school from remote learning.|
|3 /4A||Ruby J P||Excellence||For showing great persistence and trying her personal best in all learning areas.|
|3 /4B||Charlie L||Respect||For an outstanding start to term 4 and showing respect to all of his classmates. Keep it up!|
|3 /4E||Vasilis M||Excellence||For demonstrating excellence in his narrative writing. Well done!|
|3 /4K||Isaac A||Resilience||For approaching his learning with resilience and trying his personal best.|
|3 /4S||Mikaela P||Integrity||For consistently making strong choices both in and out of the classroom.|
|5 /6D||Scarlett S||Resilience||For outstanding work this week on Multiplying Fractions|
|5 /6F||Dylan N||Respect||For always showing respect towards his peers and teachers.|
|5 /6G||Grace J P||Resilience||For stepping out of her comfort zone to work with her classmates.|
|5/6I||Cooper C||Excellence||For demonstrating excellence in his maths work.|
|5 /6S||Eleanor A||Resilience||For showing resilience by stepping out of her comfort zone to get to know her new classmates and her new school.|
|MUSIC||Tristan O||Excellence||For his excellence and effort when creating his own music on Chrome Music Lab.|
|LOTE||Kaiden T||Resilience||For resilience when playing Jamken Pon and becoming class champion|
|ART||Isaac A||Resilience||For showing resilience when creating his James Rizzi cityscape drawing.|
|PHYSICAL EDUCATION||Fletcher B||Respect||For demonstrating respect in PE.|