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Week 2

Foundation Cluster Newsletter

Term 1 Week 2

 

Prayer

We thank you for a wonderful start to our school year. It has been such a blessing having the children come in with enthusiasm and smiles. Thank you for the sunshine you have blessed us with this week and continue to bless us as we enter week 2.


Home Inquiry

Rest and Play

It has been a big start to the year and your children have been exploring and learning about school life. There days have been full so we encourage you to let your child rest and play when they get home.

In week 3 we will start sending home Jolly Sounds and Jolly Words for your children to practice at home.


Welcome to Foundation 2020!

It has been a great start to the school year and we have really enjoyed getting to know your child and your family. We have had a few busy days and your children are really settling into the school life extremely well.

 

The Learning Week ahead:

We will continue to learn about being a part of the classroom and school community. Especially school routines, expectations, building friendships and getting to know each one of your children.

 

Seesaw:

Seesaw is our online assessment tool and allows you to share and celebrate your child’s learning journey here at our school. We will post photos, videos and work samples, allowing you to talk to your child about what they have been learning. The links below are inviting you to sign up and login to your child’s learning portfolio. If this does not work we will be sending home paper copies in the Take Home folder. If you are still having trouble please let us know ASAP.

Foundation H Link- https://app.seesaw.me/s/348-959-875

Foundation W Link-  https://app.seesaw.me/s/209-896-093

 

 

Rest days: It has been a big week of learning and full days of fun. As a school we don’t have rest days designated but, if you feel like your child is tired and a bit emotional on any given day please feel free to give them a chance to recoup at home. We want to make the transition into school life as easy as possible. Your child’s wellbeing means a lot to us.

 

Library: Our library day will be Thursdays. Today both the Foundation classes visited the library and the children borrowed 2 books. Your child must return their books before they can borrow new books. Your child can choose to use the library bag provided by the school, or they can bring their own next week. Each classroom has a library box where books can be returned.

 

Save the Date: This year the Junior Primary classes are excited to be presenting a Concert! Please put the date in your diary Week 5 – Matinee August 19th 2020 and evening 20th August (Term 3).  More information is to come closer to the date.

 

Worship – Friday 31st January led by Pastor Greg and 7th Feb led by Jason.

 

Parent Information Night (PIN) – 5th February at 6:30pm. The first session is 6:30pm–7:00pm in classrooms, a joint session will be held 7:00pm–7:30pm in the Worship Centre and a repeat of session 1 (in classrooms) from 7:30pm–8:00pm. This is a great opportunity for all parents / care givers to hear about expectations / programs in the classroom and of whole school initiatives. Care for students will be available through GGOSH. This will be for a gold coin donation and children using the service must be toilet trained.

 

Canteen – The canteen is proving very popular with students right across the two campuses. Grace, the canteen convenor is doing an absolutely wonderful job but needs more help to maintain the wonderful service she is providing. Grace will appreciate any assistance on a Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday, even if it was for an hour or two. If you can help can you please contact Grace via email – holmes.grace@goldengrove.sa.edu.au.  If you can only help once this term, that’s fine – Grace is not after a regular commitment and you could nominate a date in several weeks

 

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – Playgroup is run each Friday of the school term by ChildSafe volunteers of GGLC and is open to all within our church, school and wider community.  Playgroup begins at 9:30am with mainly music, followed by a fruit snack and playtime.  Gold coin donation

 

Enjoy the weekend!

Keep smiling,

Celeste and Alyssum

 

Celeste Hueppauff: Hueppauff.Celeste@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Alyssum Williams Williams.Alyssum@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

Week 1
Monday 27th January – Australia Day holiday
Tuesday 28th January – School commences at 8:30-8:45am with worship at 10:00am – all parents/carers welcome

Week 2
Monday 3rd February – Internet safety talk – SAPOL (students)
Monday 3rd February – Internet safety talk – SAPOL (Parents) 2pm in the staff admin building
Wednesday 5th February – Parent Information Night at 6:30pm

Week 3
Monday 10th February – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 11th February – Year 3 iPad info session
Wednesday 12th February – Year 3 iPad session
Wednesday 12th February – Year 3 iPad session
Wednesday 12th February – Endeavour College Parent Information Night & Year 9 The Departure Evening
Friday 14th February – Endeavour College Parent Information Night

Week 4
Friday 21st February – New families BBQ at 6:00pm

Week 5
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th February – Year 5/6 Camp

Week 6
Wednesday 4th March – MOT breakfast at 8:00am
Wednesday 4th March – Student Leadership Day for Year 6 Leaders at GSPV
Thursday 5th March – Hayley Frazer visit (Year 5-6)

Week 7
Monday 9th March – Adelaide Cup holiday
Wednesday 11th March – Principal Tour from 9:30am-10:30am

Week 8
Monday 16th March – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20th March – P & F date night

Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Endeavour College Year 7 Family Evening

Week 10
Wednesday 1st April – SAPSASA TTG Athletic Carnival

Week 11
Thursday 9th April – Sports Day
Thursday 9th April – Endeavour College Care Group Connection Night

 

 

 

 

Week 3

Foundation Cluster Newsletter

Term 1 Week 3

 

Prayer

We thank you for the laughter and the learning that has occurred this week. We thank you for our school and classroom community. Guide us in being caring towards others as we go about our week.


Home Inquiry (Homework)

Rest and Play

Your children have been working extremely hard all day at school and we encourage you to let your child rest and play when they get home.

 

Jolly Sounds

A purple packet will come home next week with a Jolly Sounds book. The book will have 3 sounds to practise – s,a,t. 3 new sounds will be added each week. Please practice the sound and encourage your child to do the action. The Jolly phonics program underpins all our learning in literacy and therefore practising the sounds will develop your child’s ‘beginning reading skills’.


An amazing start!

We had a wonderful start to the year with a big 2-week focus on wellbeing. Your child has been busy learning all about themselves as learners and their learning community. We have been doing circle time as a cluster to facilitate peer relationships and social skills. We set some personal goals on what we want to learn this year and talked about being bucket fillers. We introduced our first IB learner profile of ‘caring’ which has seen them uplift and support their classmates. This focus on wellbeing and establishing a learning community has laid the foundation for all the learning and growing we will do this year!

 

 

 

 

The learning week ahead:

Jolly Phonics: sounds s, a and t

Maths: prior knowledge activities – patterns, number, counting, shape

Christian Studies: Pastor Greg is coming in to share about who God is and what the bible is

Unit of Inquiry: Who am I? A red folder (Newstalks) will be coming home with an opportunity for you and your child to come up with some interesting facts about their life and interests. Please return ASAP.

Bookmaking: How to make a book/features of books/bookmaking tools

 

Seesaw:

Seesaw is our online assessment tool and allows you to share and celebrate your child’s learning journey here at our school. We will post photos, videos and work samples, allowing you to talk to your child about what they have been learning. The links below are inviting you to sign up and login to your child’s learning portfolio. If this does not work we will be sending home paper copies in the Take Home folder. If you are still having trouble please let us know ASAP.

Foundation H Link- https://app.seesaw.me/s/348-959-875

Foundation W Link-  https://app.seesaw.me/s/209-896-093

 

Rest days: It has been a big week of learning and full days of fun. As a school we don’t have rest days designated but, if you feel like your child is tired and a bit emotional on any given day please feel free to give them a chance to recoup at home. We want to make the transition into school life as easy as possible. Your child’s wellbeing means a lot to us.

 

Library: Our library day will be Thursdays. Today both the Foundation classes visited the library and the children borrowed 2 books. Your child must return their books before they can borrow new books. Your child can choose to use the library bag provided by the school, or they can bring their own next week. Each classroom has a library box where books can be returned.

 

Allergies: We have a few students with nut, Kiwi fruit and egg allergies. As we eat as a whole unit please ensure that your child does not have any of these foods in their lunchboxes or fruit snacks. Thank you.

 

Save the Date: This year the Junior Primary classes are excited to be presenting a Concert! Please put the date in your diary Week 5 – Matinee August 19th 2020 and evening 20th August (Term 3).  More information is to come closer to the date.

 

Canteen – The canteen is proving very popular with students right across the two campuses. Grace, the canteen convenor is doing an absolutely wonderful job but needs more help to maintain the wonderful service she is providing. Grace will appreciate any assistance on a Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday, even if it was for an hour or two. If you can help can you please contact Grace via email – holmes.grace@goldengrove.sa.edu.au.  If you can only help once this term, that’s fine – Grace is not after a regular commitment and you could nominate a date in several weeks

 

Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 5/6G and FH. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:40pm on Mondays.  All welcome!

 

Worship – this Friday 7th Feb led by Jason and Friday 14th Feb led by Mrs Zadow. Chapel is at 8:50am in the Worship Centre. All welcome.

 

P & F Survey – Late last year, our community was invited to complete a quick P & F Survey where they could communicate their needs in terms of what events they liked (or didn’t), what they would like to see happen in 2020 and what purchases they would like to see the P & F invest in/contribute towards. We are asking that if you have not completed this, could you please do so asap so the P & F can discuss next meeting which is next Monday night at 7pm (all welcome to attend).

 

Class Carers 2020 – Class Carers is a network designed to support families and teachers within our school community. If you would like to know who the Class Carers are pop on over to the Class Carers page on our school website.

 

Ava K from 5/6N team has placed 1st in every competition throughout the state for 2019 and placed 3rd overall throughout Australia. Ava will be travelling to Orlando, Florida with 7 other athletes from Blitz FCD Studios to represent Australia.
We can help support Ava by attending her dance club disco this Saturday. Ages 4+ welcome.

 

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup and mainly music – Playgroup is run each Wednesday of the school term from 9:30am-11am. Bring your own snack. Cost $3 per session or $25 term fee per child. Mainly music is run each Friday of the school term from 9:30am-11am. Cost is`$3 per session or $25 term fee per child donation

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the weekend!

Keep smiling,

Celeste and Alyssum

Celeste Hueppauff: Hueppauff.Celeste@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Alyssum Williams Williams.Alyssum@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

Week 3
Monday 10th February – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 11th February – Year 3 iPad info session
Wednesday 12th February – Year 3 iPad session
Wednesday 12th February – Year 3 iPad session
Wednesday 12th February – Endeavour College Parent Information Night & Year 9 The Departure Evening
Friday 14th February – Endeavour College Parent Information Night

Week 4
Friday 21st February – New families BBQ at 6:00pm

Week 5
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th February – Year 5/6 Camp

Week 6
Wednesday 4th March – MOT breakfast at 8:00am
Wednesday 4th March – Student Leadership Day for Year 6 Leaders at GSPV
Thursday 5th March – Hayley Frazer visit (Year 5-6)

Week 7
Monday 9th March – Adelaide Cup holiday
Wednesday 11th March – Principal Tour from 9:30am-10:30am

Week 8
Monday 16th March – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20th March – P & F date night

Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Endeavour College Year 7 Family Evening

Week 10
Wednesday 1st April – SAPSASA TTG Athletic Carnival

Week 11
Thursday 9th April – Sports Day
Thursday 9th April – Endeavour College Care Group Connection Night

 

 

 

 

Week 4

Foundation Cluster Newsletter

Term 1 Week 4

 

Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for this lovely week and for giving us the patience and readiness to start our formal learning lessons. Continue to be with us as we develop and grow.

Amen


Home Inquiry (Homework)

Rest and Play

Your children have been working extremely hard all day at school and we encourage you to let your child rest and play when they get home.

 

Jolly Sounds

We have 3 new sounds to practise – i, p, n. Please practise the sound and encourage your child to do the action. The Jolly phonics program underpins all our learning in literacy and therefore practising the sounds will develop your child’s ‘beginning reading skills’.

If they wish to extend themselves see if they can find some words that start or have these sounds in them. Continue to practise all the already learnt sounds.

 

Tricky Words

I, the, he, she, me, we, be

Tricky words will be sent home on Monday on a key ring. Practise these with the children ensuring that they are out of order too. A sheet will be sent home in the take home folder as well with activities to make it engaging and hands on.


The learning week ahead:

Jolly Phonics: sounds i, p and n

Maths: prior knowledge activities – patterns, number, counting, shape

Christian Studies: Different churches and beliefs amongst our school community and the world.

Unit of Inquiry: Similarities and Differences

Newstalk: Please bring or send in a Photo of your child as a baby and a family photo. Thanks to those who have returned these folders with the information completed. Please return ASAP if you haven’t already.

Literacy focus: Fairy-tale books.

Readers Workshop:  Elements of being a good reader what it looks like, finding a good fit spot and picture power.

Bookmaking: How to draw pictures

 

Rest days: It has been a big week of learning and full days of fun. As a school we don’t have rest days designated but, if you feel like your child is tired and a bit emotional on any given day please feel free to give them a chance to recoup at home. We want to make the transition into school life as easy as possible. Your child’s wellbeing means a lot to us.

 

Allergies: We have a few students with nut, Kiwi fruit and egg allergies. As we eat as a whole unit please ensure that your child does not have any of these foods in their lunchboxes or fruit snacks. Thank you.

 

Toys: A reminder that toys and teddy’s are not to be brought to school as they can become a distraction during class and could also get lost during recess and lunch. There are a variety of sports equipment, a nature play area and playgrounds that the children can use during breaks. We also highly encourage social interactions to build up these friendships.

 

Save the Date: This year the Junior Primary classes are excited to be presenting a Concert! Please put the date in your diary Week 5 – Matinee August 19th 2020 and evening 20th August (Term 3).  More information is to come closer to the date.

 

Canteen – The canteen is proving very popular with students right across the two campuses. Grace, the canteen convenor is doing an absolutely wonderful job but needs more help to maintain the wonderful service she is providing. Grace will appreciate any assistance on a Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday, even if it was for an hour or two. If you can help can you please contact Grace via email – holmes.grace@goldengrove.sa.edu.au.  If you can only help once this term, that’s fine – Grace is not after a regular commitment and you could nominate a date in several weeks

 

P&F Foundation and new families BBQ –P&F Invite all new families (all Foundations and their families welcome) to our welcome BBQ on Friday 21st February 2020 – 6pm on the Deck.  Please drop toilet trained children at the GGOSH room (no earlier than 6pm) and come to the deck outside the staffroom to socialise and meet other parents.  Please RSVP by Wednesday 19th February via the school website. We look forward to seeing you there.

Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 5/6G and FH. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:40pm on Mondays.  All welcome!

 

Worship – this Friday 14th Feb led by Mrs Zadow and Friday 21st Feb led by Pastor Greg. During this service (21st Feb) the Foundations will be presented with their bibles. Chapel is at 8:50am in the Worship Centre. All welcome.

 

Trivia Night – P & F Decades Trivia Night – Saturday 29th February in the Worship Centre. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Bring a team or join a table. Tickets are $10 each or $100 for a table of 10. Prizes for best team and individual costumes. BYO drinks and nibbles. This event is for parents and friends (no children). Table bookings need to be booked and paid for in full at the time of booking under one name in order to avoid double bookings. Please order 10 tickets and add your table name when paying. If you don’t have a table name yet please use your surname. All proceeds go to the CFS (P & F will match any proceeds which will go towards the sensory and well-being room). Tickets can be ordered via Qkr! or the office and sales close Wednesday 26th February 2020.

 

Enjoy the weekend!

Keep smiling,

Celeste and Alyssum

Celeste Hueppauff: Hueppauff.Celeste@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Alyssum Williams Williams.Alyssum@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

Week 4
Friday 21st February – New families BBQ at 6:00pm

Week 5
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th February – Year 5/6 Camp

Week 6
Wednesday 4th March – MOT breakfast at 8:00am
Wednesday 4th March – Student Leadership Day for Year 6 Leaders at GSPV
Thursday 5th March – Hayley Frazer visit (Year 5-6)

Week 7
Monday 9th March – Adelaide Cup holiday
Wednesday 11th March – Principal Tour from 9:30am-10:30am

Week 8
Monday 16th March – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20th March – P & F date night

Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Endeavour College Year 7 Family Evening

Week 10
Wednesday 1st April – SAPSASA TTG Athletic Carnival

Week 11
Thursday 9th April – Sports Day
Thursday 9th April – Endeavour College Care Group Connection Night

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