June 3

Weeks 4-6

The term is passing by so quickly- it’s hard to keep up. We have had a busy 3 weeks- finishing this week with our Athletics Carnival on Wednesday, and the Power of One performance on Thursday. Thank you to all the parent helpers for making it so easy for us to run our events so smoothly and for ushering our students from one event to the next. Writing reflections have indicated that the long jump was a hot favourite, closely followed by the ‘awesome’ bus trip!  Special thanks to Nicole too, for making it all run so smoothly- it really did go off without a hitch. The whole school relay was a fun finale on the oval- with several of our very brave preps pounding the track for their house. Congratulations to Chisholm, but also to all Preps- for us it’s more about having a go and putting our best foot forward, whether it’s into the sandpit or on the running track.

We’ve been enjoying our Integrated Studies unit on being healthy, and have welcomed more of our parents who are professionals in the health area. Thank you to Clare for putting us through our paces, and to Sandra for a more relaxing session on yoga.  We also enjoyed a presentation by Arete – who brought along some interesting doctor’s items to share with us including a stethoscope, a sphygmomanometer, a thermometer and an otoscope. Stay tuned for some great photos from our fun unit this term! Our Integrated Studies topic touches on safety and who can help us be safe- so our students were all thrilled to meet some real firefighters this week, who will be returning in week 8 too, to show us their truck and equipment. We look forward to meeting some ambulance drivers and a police officer as well.

Our letters of the week have been M, H and G, and next week we are looking at W. We apologise in advance for all the Groovy Green Grape singing you may have to hear over the weekend! The tune is a bit catchy.

Another activity we’ve been enjoying is our weekly sessions with the school House Captains, who have been working with some of our preps on the fine art of playground fun. So far they have covered picking teams fairly, various tiggy games, marbles, elastics and ball games. We are waiting for an order of brand new balls and equipment to try out some of these new games soon. Sharing our knowledge and skills across year levels is beneficial for all, and it’s been terrific seeing so many preps utilising their new skills during breaks outside. Stay tuned for some great photos soon..

 


Posted June 3, 2014 by jennycl in category Letter of the week, Term 2, Uncategorized, Weekly updates

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