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END OF YEAR CONCERT COSTUMES

November16

END OF YEAR CONCERT

Dear Parents and Caregivers

The end of year concert is fast approaching us on Thursday 7th December 2017.

This year the theme for our school concert is Mega-Stars! Rooms 1 and 4 will be performing Beat It by Michael Jackson.

For costumes, the students agreed on a black and white theme. We would like the students to wear black/dark trousers and white shirts.

Optional extras could include a hat and/or jacket.

Thank you for your support. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Regards
Chris Braybrook

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SCIENCE, CONCERT and GRADUATION NEWS

November10

SCIENCE

This term we are looking at chemical science , in particular mixtures and solutions and separation techniques. 

On Thursday the students worked in their science groups to separate a variety of materials such as iron filings, rice, salt, marbles and dried peas from a base mixture of sand.

Separation techniques which could be used included magnetic separation, visual separation, decanting, sieving and filtering.

The students had to record in a table the material to be separated, the separation technique chosen, whether it was a mixture or solution and how successfully (or not!) the chosen separation technique worked.

END OF YEAR CONCERT

We will be performing with Glenda Weaver’s class at the end of year concert on Thursday evening, 7th December.  The students have put forward their ideas and after a vote, the Michael Jackson song ‘Beat It’ was chosen. Over the next few weeks some students will help choreograph it and we will ready to start practising. More information about costuming ideas will be given as it comes to hand.

FOOTSTEPS

The Footsteps dance program for all year 6&7 students starts this Friday and continues for 5 weeks.

YEAR 7 GRADUATION

Hopefully all year 7 students have given their parents the initial letter with information relating to the graduation ceremony. If you haven’t received the information please chase this up.

All  year 7 students are asked to supply a baby/ or toddler photo of themselves which will be used on the graduation night. It can be in the form of a digital copy to be inserted into a PowerPoint or a hard copy that can be scanned at school and then taken home.

 

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THE FINAL TERM

October17

LET TERM 4 BEGIN!

The final term is upon us and the next 9 weeks will be jam packed with learning and special events.

This term for Maths we will be focussing on data representation and analysis, probability, patterns and algebra and order of operations.

For Science we are looking at a unit on chemical sciences with a focus on mixtures and solutions and separation techniques.

In HASS we are focussing on the ideas values and principles that underpin the institutions and processes in Australia’s political and legal systems. In business studies we will look at why individuals choose to work and the various sources of income that exist.

In English the students will investigate how complex sentences can be used to elaborate and extend ideas, look at evaluative language to express shades of meaning and focus on word origins, prefixes and suffixes in spelling. They will use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information from a range of sources. We will look at the influences of media and the accuracy and validity of sources and information.

In Health we will continue to review child protection topics and focus on drug education.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND DIARY DATES

This term we have the Footsteps Dance program for a 5 week block, the school concert on Thursday 7th December, the Year 7 Graduation dinner and ceremony on Wednesday 13th December (more information will come out about this soon) and the end of year excursion to the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre on Thursday 14th December.

 

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SPORTS DAY

September21

The weather was perfect, the enthusiasm was high and everyone participated with great energy.

Well done to all the teams for making it such a fun and competitive day. Congratulations to this year’s winning team which was Jackson.

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STUDENT LED CONFERENCES

September11

This term we will use Student Led Conferences as one of the ways we report to parents. The conference will involve the students discussing and reflecting upon selected examples of their learning with their parents. I will be there to offer support as needed. There will be up to four Student Led Conferences taking place concurrently in the classroom.

Student Led Conferences will take place in Term 3, Week 9 from 18th – 21st September. Details of how to book online for the Student Led Conferences were sent home last week with the youngest student in the family.

I look forward to seeing you during this time and I am sure you will find the work your child shares with you interesting and informative.

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MID TERM HAPPENINGS

August28

 

BOOK WEEK PARADE

It was great to see so many of the older students getting into the spirit of Book Week and dressing up for the parade. Our class contributed to the parade with a wide variety of book characters. 

YEAR 7 NAPLAN RESULTS

All year 7 students will be bringing their NAPLAN results home on Monday. Look out for the package. 

SPORTS DAY RELAY RUN OFFS

On Wednesday after lunch we will be conducting run offs in house teams to determine who will be running in the relay teams on our Sports Day, Thursday 21st September. 

HAT TIME AGAIN

We are a Sun Smart accredited school. To maintain our accreditation our Sun Safe policy needs to reflect the Cancer Council’s guidelines. Their policy states that hats need to be worn from September 1st. So it’s time to find those hats again in preparation for the event. 

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BOOK WEEK

August21

BOOK WEEK ASSEMBLY

Well done to everyone in Room 4 for their great efforts at our assembly launch for Book Week. I was very impressed by their efforts as was Simone, our librarian.

The students organised themselves in groups to highlight a book of their choice for this year’s Book Week theme of  Escape  to Everywhere.

Our amazing cabin crew and pilots took us through our safety checks and then began by flying us to the various destinations.

We first encountered scenes from the book Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas, then flew to the Aussie outback for music and poetry from The Magic Pudding. The Cat in the Hat entertained us next followed by a fabulous scene from Harry Potter. A visit to Heartlake City by the Lego girls was a fitting finale. 

Thanks to the parents who were able to make it along to watch our assembly. 

BOOK WEEK PARADE

This week on Friday 25th we have our annual Book Week parade. The parade is scheduled for 10.20 on the court outside the library. Everyone is encouraged to dress up as a character from a book. The students may come dressed in their costumes and remain in them for the day if they are comfortable and it is appropriate for their learning.

GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

A reminder that the first of our 4 week block of Growth and Development sessions begins this Friday. 

LAPATHON

Thanks to everyone who participated in our lapathon and helped raise money for our school. At last count we had raised a staggering $29 387.30. What an amazing effort by our school community. 

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LAPATHON and SCHOOL PHOTOS

August4

LAPATHON

Today all students (and their teacher who was marking off laps!) braved the cold to complete CLG’s  fundraising lapathon. Luckily the rain stayed away. Well done to everyone in Room 4 for the commitment they showed. Thank you to all the sponsors. Sponsorship money should be returned over the next week. 

 

SCHOOL PHOTOS

School photos will take place the week after next. Our class photo is scheduled for 9.15 on Wednesday August 16th. Family photos will take place after recess on that same day. All students have received a photo envelope. Photo money should be brought to school on photo day and not before. Thank you. 

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TERM 3 BEGINS

July24

Welcome back everyone to the start of a new term. Last term finished with our school camp. A great time was had by all at Mylor with loads of adventurous activities on offer. I hope you have all had a chance to talk and hear the stories about camp.

Below are a selection of photos that give an insight into the variety of activities on offer.

LOW ROPES

 

ARCHERY

FLYING FOX

BRIDGE BUILDING

PROBLEM SOLVING

CANOEING

RAFT BUILDING

GIANT SWING

CLIMBING WALL

TERM 3 HAPPENINGS

This term for Maths we will be focussing on area and perimeter, decimals, volume and capacity. For science we are looking at a unit on biological sciences with a focus on what is classification and how living things are classified. We will also look at how food chains and food webs show relationships within a habitat. In HASS we are focussing on a history unit of inquiry about ancient China and a business studies unit about the types and purposes of businesses and factors that contribute to the financial success of a business. In English the students will give an oral presentation about an author while writing will be in the form of reviews, reports and biographies. Individual and group reading, plus reading for meaning remain a focus. In health we will be reviewing child protection topics such as the right to be safe, relationships and recognising and reporting abuse. Kidz Biz Education will provide us with our growth and development program.

This term we also have Lapathon, school photos, Book Week, (our class are organising the Book Week launch assembly on Friday 18th August), Sports Day, Festival of Music for a number of our students, Student Led Conferences, plus some students involved in events such as SAPSASA, Tournament of the Minds and Robotics just to name a few!

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END OF TERM NEWS

July3

CAMP

Our camp week is now upon us and the excitement is building. Wednesday is our departure date. I hope everyone is organised for the camp including packing lots of warm gear and waterproofs as it seems our lovely sunny wintery weather is deserting us and we may be in for some wet weather. An extra pair of shoes is a must. 

Please remember recess, lunch and a drink are needed for the first day. 

As stated in previous information students need to arrive at school at the normal time on Wednesday for a departure around 9.30-9.45.  We should be returning at approximately 2.15 on the Friday. As Friday is the last day of term, students will be dismissed from school upon our return. 

SCIENCE

As part of our unit on earth and space sciences the students worked in their science groups to produce a movie using cutouts and audio to describe how solar and lunar eclipses occur.

Last week we viewed the finished products. Some groups went into a lot of detail and all groups clearly explained the differences between the two eclipses. This was a very interactive and successful learning experience.

 

3D PRINTING 

The students are using an app called Makers Empire to design and make a product. We are now well underway with our 3D printing of our key rings or bag tags. A couple of students have already printed their 3D designs some have finished and are awaiting printing while others are still in design mode. Below are photos of  some designs and a finished product.

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