Our final prep transition experience will be next Tuesday from 9.30-11.30am. We are thrilled that the children will come on site and spend the morning with their class and teacher. Well done to all the families for supporting their children through this period. We are so looking forward to school starting for preps next year.
Thank you to those families who have actioned their fees or contacted the office to make an individualised parent payment plan. We will be giving out book bags on Tuesday 8th December to those who have organised payment by December 4th. There will be further dates. Watch out for these on Compass. Preps and year 1/2 bags will be on tables at the gates at 3.20, years 3-5 bags will be signed off by the teacher and put in student bags to bring home. If you need another arrangement please call the office. There will be information coming to you via Compass.
Graduation will be held on Tuesday 15th December with information being sent directly to parents. Whilst it will look different this year we are excited that some family will be able to attend. Watch out for photos!
End of Year
Our students are doing very well as they approach the end of the year. They can get very tired and can find it difficult to think about leaving their current class and teacher. Be positive and help them embrace moving on. Don’t forget that if you have any concerns you should contact your class teacher so they can do their best to support all children at this time.
Dates For Your Diary
4/12 Whole School Transition – students will have a session in their 2021 classroom with their teacher wherever possible 1.10pm-2pm
11/12 Reports go home to parents
17/12 Final day for students 1.30 finish
18/12 Curriculum Day – school not open
27/1/21 Wednesday Teachers at school for planning
28/1/21 Thursday Professional development for staff
29/1/21 Friday First student day for years 1-6
1/2/21 Monday First Day for preps – 6
10/2/21 Wednesday Information Nights 6-7pm Prep-Year 2, 7-8pm Years 3-6
9/3/21 Tuesday Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences
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
Thank you so much for the families whom have orgainsed payment and book pack collection.
Payment terms relate to payments made in full or via payment plan on Compass or through the office via phone.
If you processed payments or set up a payment plan after Tuesday 15th December book packs can be collected from the office on Wednesday 27th January 2021. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call the office on 03 9758 1662.
Alternatively they can be sent to the classroom from Friday 29th January.
Please note the office will not be open Friday 18th December 2020 or Thursday 28th January 2021 due to staff being involved in professional learning, thank you for your understanding.
During remote learning, the 5/6s were assigned a task to write a letter to someone so I decided I would write to Queen Elizabeth. We were told to ask questions to the people we were writing to and say some things we’ve been up to. I asked the Queen how she’s going and hoped she was doing well during the current situation I also drew her a little picture of a crown. About a month or so later she got my letter and on the 1/12/2020 I got home from school to find a letter waiting for me. Seeing the envelope I could tell the letter was from the Queen as the envelope stated it was from The Royal Mail. Opening the letter, I was so excited to see the letters spelling ‘Windsor Castle’ at the top of the page. It was such an amazing experience that I’ll never forget!
Harper K 56F
|PREP C||Kobe D||Respect||For being a positive role model for others by making strong choices about his learning.|
|PREP F||William J||Respect||For making strong choices about where to sit so as to use his class time more effectively.|
|1 /2 D||Oscar J||Respect||For being a respectful class member and showing his peers the right thing to do|
|1 /2 F||Angus C||Excellence||For showing excellence in his willingness to extend his learning this week.|
|1 /2 G||Brody W||Excellence||For striving to achieve his personal best in all areas this week, keep at it!|
|1 /2 K||Gracie L||Excellence||For striving for excellence in all areas of her learning this week!|
|1 /2O||Josie M||Excellence||For showing excellence in all areas of her learning|
|3 /4A||Jedd F||Excellence||For showing excellence through his great discussions during our movie analysis of Wonder.|
|3 /4B||Tom F||Respect||For being a positive role model and treating everyone with respect.|
|3 /4E||Noah M||Resilience||For showing resilience when facing challenging learning tasks. Keep it up!|
|3 /4K||Sierra B||Resilience||For showing greater resilience and taking more risks in her learning, keep it up!|
|3 /4S||Ben S||Resilience||For bouncing back so quickly after challenges this week.|
|5 /6D||Henry W||Respect||For consistently being a respectful member of our class and always making strong choices.|
|5 /6F||Ella L||Excellence||For always trying her personal best no matter who she works with|
|5 /6G||Ebony D-P||Excellence||For demonstrating excellence and her personal best in maths this week. Well done.|
|5/6I||Erin P||Respect||For always demonstrating respect for others, both in and out of the classroom.|
|5 /6S||Mia R||Respect|
For going out of her way to make our school environment a cleaner place by collecting rubbish during break time.
|MUSIC||Stephanie L Prep F||Respect||For always doing the right thing in music and respecting others.|
|LOTE||Annie C 1/2 D||Excellence||For showing excellence and always striving for her personal best in LOTE.|
|ART||Annie C 1/2 D||Excellence||For showing excellence when learning new painting techniques in art.|
|PHYSICAL EDUCATION||Jake F 5/6I||Excellence||For always striving to achieve his personal best in PE.|
Students of the Week
Congratulations to the following students who received Student of the Week:
|PREP C||Islah H-D||Respect||For treating others nicely by showing the Golden Rule. Keep it up!|
|PREP F||Lennox F||Resilience||For avoiding distractions and focusing on his reading.|
|1 /2 D||Bruce B||Respect||For helping others when they are feeling down.|
|1 /2 F||Brody N||Respect||For showing respect to others and himself throughout this week.|
|1 /2 G||Zoe F||Excellence||For pursuing her best in all writing tasks this week, excellent work!|
|1 /2 K||Hunter H||Excellence||For striving for excellence in all areas of his learning this week.|
|1 /2O||Tiago B||Excellence||For working hard to improve his fluency and accuracy in reading this week. Keep it up!|
|3 /4A||Bridget M||Excellence||For pursuing her personal best in all activities and setting a high standard for her peers!|
|3 /4B||Cody L||Respect||For consistently being a respectful member of our class and always making strong choices.|
|3 /4E||Eva D||Excellence||For pursuing her personal best when analysing films this week! Well done|
|3 /4K||Charlie A||Excellence|
For pushing outside of his comfort zone by sharing his ideas in class and showing growing readiness for Grade 5, keep it up!
|3 /4S||Jack O||Respect||For demonstrating increased respect to his teachers and peers. Keep it up Jack!|
|5 /6D||Claire P||Excellence||For consistently challenging herself in Maths by multiplying decimals|
|5 /6F||Jackson M||Excellence||For his excellent analysis of famous speeches. Well done!|
|5 /6G||MJ D||Excellence||For consistently showing excellence inside and outside of the classroom.|
|5/6I||Billy T||Excellence||for challenging himself with multiplying decimals.|
|5 /6S||Ava X||Excellence||for stepping out of her comfort zone by running for a leadership pesition|
|MUSIC||Desmond V 1/2 D||Excellence||For his excellent behaviour, effort and attitude in Music.|
|LOTE||Brody N |
|Integrity and respect||In taking care of the LOTE classroom.|
|ART||Christina W-D 5/6F||Respect||For being kind, helpful and always showing respect in Art|
|PHYSICAL EDUCATION||Thomas S 3/4E||Excellence||For always striving for excellence in PE.|
This year’s Knox Carols by Candlelight will be broadcast as a LIVE virtual event straight to your home.
Join us for an evening of festive entertainment featuring outstanding performers, sing-a-long Carols, family entertainment and all the fun of our usual large-scale event – in your own backyard!
Get together with your family and friends, be CovidSafe, and enjoy a wonderful evening as we bring in the festive season and celebrate Christmas 2020 style.
WHEN: Saturday 12 December, 6:30pm - 10pm
WHERE: Streamed LIVE to the Knox Arts and Events Facebook page