Throughout Term 3, myself and other staff will write Newsletter articles where we require your assistance. This partnership aims to provide ongoing support to your children at both home and school.
The week before classes commenced, the Primary staff listened to Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Shaw shared their reading and oral language expertise. These discussions are based on the reshaping of the English Syllabus and current research on understanding literacy for primary students.
So, why is oral language important here at school? The video will share with you that we all have a voice, but the skill of using it can, at times, be quite challenging.
We are working hard at school to effectively build your child’s communication capacity. Please note that this requires them to have both expressive and receptive skills. Not only do we use games and activities, but during morning assemblies, this too has been on the agenda.
What can you do at home? On https://www.readingrockets.org, they share these oral language ideas that you can try at home:
Mrs Gillian Coote
Primary Deputy Principal
When you talk, you should always be kind and wise. Then you will be able to answer everyone in the way you should.” – Colossians 4:6
Easel Painting in Prep
In Prep easel painting is offered as a regular experience that children can access at most times of the day. This allows uninterrupted time for the children to experiment with colour and shape. They learn how to hold the paint brush in a way that allows them to control the movement and to choose the correct thickness of brush to get their desired result. Easel painting supports the development of large and small muscle movement. Importantly the Prep children are able to experience the joy of expressing their ideas, of learning to take risks and to persevere with skills
Start of the School Day
School starts at 8:40 am, so please have your child/ren at school by 8:35 am. If they arrive any time after 8:40 am, they will receive a late note.
End of the School Day
School finishes at 3:00 pm. If your child is in car lines, they need to be picked up by 3:30 pm. If you are running late, they will be escorted to OOSH, which is in the blue building at the front of the school.