Dear Parents and Caregivers,
What a fabulous morning we have had today!! Along with many staff members, I had the privilege of visiting our Year 5-7 market and the atmosphere was absolutely wonderful and the weather perfect to enjoy it all. There were excited stall holders doing a great job of promoting and selling their foods or activities and there were equally as many students from other classes participating in the fun of buying products or participating in activities. The stalls were held in and around House 9 and around the yellow playground and COLAs. Everywhere you looked students were enjoying themselves while stall holders were participating in the culmination of higher order thinking work over several weeks. This process is part of the Year 5-7 HASS studies of Business and Economics. Students have had to develop a business plan including understanding concepts of costs, profit and loss, advertise, create and sell from start to finish. The conversations students have had both during the development and during today have shown a very deep level of understanding in this area of learning. This is a big thank you to all families of these students, for the support you have given your children at home in preparation for this event.
The other important event this week has been World Environment Day. (It is also World Oceans Day tomorrow.) The Waste Warriors organised a Nude Food Day for Wednesday in which student participation was very high. It would be wonderful to see students bringing nude food more often. Our assembly today also had an environment theme with a number of items and visual displays to help us all remember to care for our Earth, (thank you 4W and 6AS.) You may have also noticed some new gardens next to House 9. The Garden Gurus with Mrs McFadyen and Mr Shepherd planned and later planted these areas to make our school environment look beautiful. We are also gathering food scraps for the compost bins. So we are certainly taking care of our school and environment at the moment.
NEW LOOK NEWSLETTER
Skoolbag has recently created a newsletter template that schools can use for a newsletter within the app, and this is it!! Over the next few newsletters we will be trialling different elements to add to the newsletter, to see if we can effectively manage using this template without creating extra workload. Please look for these each fortnight Friday and watch our journey!
YEARS 5 AND 6 TRANSFERS FOR 2020
I have been made aware that a number of Years 5 and 6 students have applied for middle school placements in private schools or positions at Mitcham Girls School for Year 7. Some students may have already been accepted at these schools. So far I have only been notified by one family about their intention to apply for Mitcham but have not been told officially by any other family. If you are currently waiting for or already received notification of acceptance
My apologies, last fortnight I forgot to acknowledge the work of Melissa and Simon and several other volunteer parents who ran or worked on the barbecue on the day of the election. The barbecue made $1200 for Fundraising and Soccer. Well done and thank you for this great support.
PARENT, TEACHER, STUDENT INTERVIEWS – WEEK 9
In Week 9, teachers will be conducting Parent/Teacher/Student interviews to discuss your child’s progress over the first semester of learning for this year. By now you should have received a letter of invitation to attend a meeting with the teacher and your child and I would strongly encourage you to attend. The written report for Semester 1 will be tabled at this meeting.
TERM 2 PUPIL FREE DAY MONDAY JUNE 24TH (WEEK 9)
TERM 3 PUPIL FREE DAY MONDAY JULY 22nd (WEEK 1)
Enjoy your long weekend.