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Students wear sport uniform on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Week 2

Foundation 2018 Newsletter

Term 2 Week 3

Angela Seeliger: seeliger.angela@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Valmai Henderson: henderson.valmai@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Kate Burton: Burton.Kate@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Amber Kothe: Kothe.Amber@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

Prayer Points:

We thank you God for the rain to water our gardens and for the farmers to grow our food.

Bless the ‘Mothers’ in our lives who love and care for us.

 

Worship

Mr. K will be leading Friday Chapel tomorrow.

Jason will be leading Friday Chapel in Week 3.

 

Assembly– will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday at 2:30pm. Come along and see what is happening in the GGLPS community. Year 1L, 4P, 5/6D will be sharing their learning.

On Monday afternoon, the Foundation classes will be having a session on ‘Be the Boss of your Brain’.

The Foundation S class will have their session during Assembly time.

 

Foundation Excursion

In your child’s take-home bag is a green information sheet and a white permission sheet about our excursion to Golden Fields Playground, on Thursday, 17th May. (We had planned to go on Monday, 14th but the school buses had been double booked) Please sign and return the white permission form to school by Monday.

We are excited to be going on our school bus to the playground, to have a picnic lunch and explore the different playground equipment. You and your child’s younger siblings are welcome to meet us there for a picnic lunch. We are praying for a fine day, but if it looks like being a wet day, then we will postpone.

 

Uniform Information

This term students need to wear formal winter uniform on Monday & Wednesday.

Sports Uniform will stay the same, and be worn on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Girls: white/blue long sleeve shirt, pinafore, maroon knitted jumper, plain grey socks or grey stockings, black shoes

Boys: blue long sleeve shirt, maroon knitted jumper, grey pants, grey socks, black shoes.

Please no mixing and matching uniforms. J (I.e. No short sleeve shirts with winter uniform)

While hats are not compulsory in Term 2 and 3, we still encourage the wearing of them.

There is a changeover period at the beginning to term 2 where students can choose to wear either correct summer or winter uniform depending on the weather. As a guide, 1st June is the cut off for summer uniform, after that winter uniform is to be worn.

 

Jolly Words

We are starting students on Jolly Words over the next few weeks. It is important students say each sound before blending the sounds together to say the word. “c, a, t – cat”

Please keep the Jolly Words book in the purple Jolly pouch in your child’s take home bag.

Here is a great YouTube that shows blending the sounds together to make simple words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWn-qxUddqo

 

Introducing QKR – Qkr (pronounced ‘quicker’) is available now to download from the APP Store or Google Play.  QKR is an APP designed to let you order and pay for a variety of school items securely, and will include canteen orders (coming soon) and other items.  This alleviates the need to bring correct cash to school and allows you to order at a time and place that suits you.  With QKR, you’ll receive your receipts on the app and have the option to receive them via email.  It’s quick and easy, and once set up takes a short amount of time to make purchase at the click of a button.  Links are provided on the website to help you get started. 

 

Ultimate School Disco – For more information click here and to register click here

CC’s Family Movie Night – For more information click here and to register click here

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – Playgroup is run each Friday of the school term by Child Safe 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.

 

The week ahead:

Jolly Phonics: x, y, ch

Literacy Groups:

View and listen to ‘Hairy Maclary’s Show business’ or ‘Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus at the Vet’

Write about your favourite yoghurt/Make a ‘Yoghurt boy or girl’ character.

Practise 3 letter words with ‘x’ such as fox, six

Guided Reading group, practising reading strategies to successfully read together and individually.

Maths: Number – arrays, Space – 3D Shapes

Small groups:

Group 1: Measuring: Measuring our feet and hands using different materials OR Measuring, ordering and comparing length

Group 2: Number: ‘How many ways can you make the number?’ Recording numbers on Ladybirds OR Possum Food – recording numbers on ten frames

Group 3: 3D shapes: make shape pictures and shape nets OR Sorting shapes, experiments using 3D shapes

News talks: In your child’s News talk folder there is a new activity to discuss with your child and fill in. As we start our new Unit of Inquiry we will be looking at ‘Who We Are’- Our focus question is ‘What are your hobbies?’ What activities does your child do out of school hours?

Unit of Inquiry: Who We Are: Everyday people learn more about themselves and others.

 

We pray that all the ‘Mums’ are spoilt on Mother’s Day but are also appreciated every day!

Keep smiling,

Angela Seeliger, Kate Burton, Valmai Henderson, Amber Kothe

 

 Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29

Week 3
Tuesday May 15 – Friday May 18 NAPLAN
Tuesday May 15 Excursion 2/3SP to Woolworths and Golden Grove Recreation Park (11:00am-12:45pm)
Wednesday May 16 Principal’s Tour at 9:00am

Thursday May 17 Foundation Classes at Golden Fields Playground from 11:30am-2:30pm

Friday May 18 National Walk Safely to School Day

 

Week 4
Tuesday May 22 year 4-6 Christian Studies Worship at Endeavour College 10:00am
Wednesday May 23 National Simultaneous Storytime – Hickory Dickory Dash at 11am
Friday May 25 Children of Christ Movie Night in the Worship Centre from 6:30pm

Week 5
Book Fair Week
Monday May 28 Connected Schools Enrichment Program at GGLPS
Wednesday May 30 MOT brekkie from 7:45am
Friday May 31 Foundation celebration of learning

Week 6
Monday Jun 4 Camp Quality Puppet Show on June 4th ( in Worship Centre). Parents are welcome to attend. F-2 11:00am-11:30am and year 3-6 11:45am-12:15pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm

Week 7
Monday Jun 11 Public Holiday Queen’s Birthday
Friday Jun 15 Children of Christ Bowling Night at Bowl Land Salisbury from 6:30pm

Week 8 
Monday June 18 P & F Meeting in the staff admin building at 7:00pm
School photos

Week 9
Friday June 29 Red Nose Day

 

Week 3

Prayer Points:

We thank you God for the rain to water our gardens and for the farmers to grow our food.

Bless the ‘Mothers’ in our lives who love and care for us.

 

Worship

Mr. K will be leading Friday Chapel tomorrow.

Jason will be leading Friday Chapel in Week 3.

 

Assembly– will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday at 2:30pm. Come along and see what is happening in the GGLPS community. Year 1L, 4P, 5/6D will be sharing their learning.

On Monday afternoon, the Foundation classes will be having a session on ‘Be the Boss of your Brain’.

The Foundation S class will have their session during Assembly time.

 

Foundation Excursion

In your child’s take-home bag is a green information sheet and a white permission sheet about our excursion to Golden Fields Playground, on Thursday, 17th May. (We had planned to go on Monday, 14th but the school buses had been double booked) Please sign and return the white permission form to school by Monday.

We are excited to be going on our school bus to the playground, to have a picnic lunch and explore the different playground equipment. You and your child’s younger siblings are welcome to meet us there for a picnic lunch. We are praying for a fine day, but if it looks like being a wet day, then we will postpone.

 

Uniform Information

This term students need to wear formal winter uniform on Monday & Wednesday.

Sports Uniform will stay the same, and be worn on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Girls: white/blue long sleeve shirt, pinafore, maroon knitted jumper, plain grey socks or grey stockings, black shoes

Boys: blue long sleeve shirt, maroon knitted jumper, grey pants, grey socks, black shoes.

Please no mixing and matching uniforms. J (I.e. No short sleeve shirts with winter uniform)

While hats are not compulsory in Term 2 and 3, we still encourage the wearing of them.

There is a changeover period at the beginning to term 2 where students can choose to wear either correct summer or winter uniform depending on the weather. As a guide, 1st June is the cut off for summer uniform, after that winter uniform is to be worn.

 

Jolly Words

We are starting students on Jolly Words over the next few weeks. It is important students say each sound before blending the sounds together to say the word. “c, a, t – cat”

Please keep the Jolly Words book in the purple Jolly pouch in your child’s take home bag.

Here is a great YouTube that shows blending the sounds together to make simple words.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWn-qxUddqo

 

Introducing QKR – Qkr (pronounced ‘quicker’) is available now to download from the APP Store or Google Play.  QKR is an APP designed to let you order and pay for a variety of school items securely, and will include canteen orders (coming soon) and other items.  This alleviates the need to bring correct cash to school and allows you to order at a time and place that suits you.  With QKR, you’ll receive your receipts on the app and have the option to receive them via email.  It’s quick and easy, and once set up takes a short amount of time to make purchase at the click of a button.  Links are provided on the website to help you get started. 

 

Ultimate School Disco – For more information click here and to register click here

CC’s Family Movie Night – For more information click here and to register click here

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – Playgroup is run each Friday of the school term by Child Safe 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.

 

The week ahead:

Jolly Phonics: x, y, ch

Literacy Groups:

View and listen to ‘Hairy Maclary’s Show business’ or ‘Hairy Maclary’s Rumpus at the Vet’

Write about your favourite yoghurt/Make a ‘Yoghurt boy or girl’ character.

Practise 3 letter words with ‘x’ such as fox, six

Guided Reading group, practising reading strategies to successfully read together and individually.

Maths: Number – arrays, Space – 3D Shapes

Small groups:

Group 1: Measuring: Measuring our feet and hands using different materials OR Measuring, ordering and comparing length

Group 2: Number: ‘How many ways can you make the number?’ Recording numbers on Ladybirds OR Possum Food – recording numbers on ten frames

Group 3: 3D shapes: make shape pictures and shape nets OR Sorting shapes, experiments using 3D shapes

News talks: In your child’s News talk folder there is a new activity to discuss with your child and fill in. As we start our new Unit of Inquiry we will be looking at ‘Who We Are’- Our focus question is ‘What are your hobbies?’ What activities does your child do out of school hours?

Unit of Inquiry: Who We Are: Everyday people learn more about themselves and others.

 

We pray that all the ‘Mums’ are spoilt on Mother’s Day but are also appreciated every day!

Keep smiling,

Angela Seeliger, Kate Burton, Valmai Henderson, Amber Kothe

 

 Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29

Week 3
Tuesday May 15 – Friday May 18 NAPLAN
Tuesday May 15 Excursion 2/3SP to Woolworths and Golden Grove Recreation Park (11:00am-12:45pm)
Wednesday May 16 Principal’s Tour at 9:00am

Thursday May 17 Foundation Classes at Golden Fields Playground from 11:30am-2:30pm

Friday May 18 National Walk Safely to School Day

 

Week 4
Tuesday May 22 year 4-6 Christian Studies Worship at Endeavour College 10:00am
Wednesday May 23 National Simultaneous Storytime – Hickory Dickory Dash at 11am
Friday May 25 Children of Christ Movie Night in the Worship Centre from 6:30pm

Week 5
Book Fair Week
Monday May 28 Connected Schools Enrichment Program at GGLPS
Wednesday May 30 MOT brekkie from 7:45am
Friday May 31 Foundation celebration of learning

Week 6
Monday Jun 4 Camp Quality Puppet Show on June 4th ( in Worship Centre). Parents are welcome to attend. F-2 11:00am-11:30am and year 3-6 11:45am-12:15pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm

Week 7
Monday Jun 11 Public Holiday Queen’s Birthday
Friday Jun 15 Children of Christ Bowling Night at Bowl Land Salisbury from 6:30pm

Week 8 
Monday June 18 P & F Meeting in the staff admin building at 7:00pm
School photos

Week 9
Friday June 29 Red Nose Day

 

Week 4

Week 5

Prayer Points:

We thank you for our amazing Specialist teachers – Ms McClusker, Mrs Margery and Chan Sensei.

We are blessed to have them teaching within our school community.

Worship

Pastor Dennis is leading Chapel in this week. Holy Communion is being celebrated.

You are welcome to join us.

 

Assembly– will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday at 2:30pm. Come along and see what is happening in the GGLPS community. The instrumental students will be performing for us!

 

Excursions and helping out in our classrooms

We are planning to go on other excursions during the year so we suggest that if you haven’t done your Volunteer Training as well as gaining a current Police Check, then please take the time to do this so then you will be available to join us for future excursions. Here is the link on the school website with all the information.

http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/parent-portal/volunteering/

The students are doing a fantastic job with their Jolly Words and Tricky Words! Both classes are in need of parent helpers to check word lists. Please let us know if you are able to help mornings or afternoons.

 

Maths at home

There are many ways to encourage your child to be a mathematician! Maths learning is everywhere and can be as simple as counting (by 1s, 2s, 5s, 10s) and patterning with toys, estimating ‘how much’ when cooking, counting out money when shopping, etc. There are also some great websites you can use to reinforce the maths concepts we are teaching at school.

Abcya: http://www.abcya.com/kindergarten_computers.htm

pbskids is a fantastic website – for a math focus use ‘Peg + Cat’ http://pbskids.org/peg/games

 

MOT Breakfast – Wednesday May 30th from 7:45am

Looking forward to a sharing a yummy breakfast!

 

BOOK FAIR – Our Foundation students went to the library today and filled in a Wish List. The fair will be open for sales from Tuesday 29th May through to Monday 4th June, mornings and afternoons.

 

LLL Banking – Next week (29th May) will be the last week of banking prior to the books being sent away to have their interest added.  Banking will recommence on Tuesday 12th June.

Introducing QKR – Qkr (pronounced ‘quicker’) is available now to download from the APP Store or Google Play.  QKR is an APP designed to let you order and pay for a variety of school items securely, and will include canteen orders (coming soon) and other items.  This alleviates the need to bring correct cash to school and allows you to order at a time and place that suits you.  With QKR, you’ll receive your receipts on the app and have the option to receive them via email.  It’s quick and easy, and once set up takes a short amount of time to make purchase at the click of a button.  Links are provided on the website to help you get started. 

 

Ultimate School Disco – Thank you to the P & F for organizing and running this event.

 

SAVE THE DATE – 11th August – P & F Beer and Wine Tasting Experience.  More information will follow in the coming weeks.

 

CC’s Family Movie Night – For more information click here and to register click here

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – Playgroup is run each Friday of the school term by Child Safe 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.

 

The week ahead:

Jolly Phonics: ou, oi, ue

Literacy Groups:

View and listen to ‘Hairy Maclary Caterwaul Caper’ or ‘Slinky Malinki Opens the Door’

Write about pig – “ouch/ oink”

Practise sounding out 3 letter words with bottle tops.

Guided Reading group, practising reading strategies to successfully read together and individually.

Maths: Measurement – Can you find something in the room that is longer, shorter and the same as a ruler.

Small groups:

Group 1: Measuring: Measuring, ordering and comparing length using ribbons

Group 2: Number Trays: ‘How many ways can you make the number?’

Group 3: Graphing with Fruit Loops: Decorate a gingerbread house with fruit loops and graph the colours used

News talks: In your child’s News talk folder there is an activity to discuss with your child and fill in. Our Unit of Inquiry is ‘Who We Are’- Our focus question is ‘What are your hobbies?’ What activities does your child do out of school hours?

Unit of Inquiry: Who We Are: Everyday people learn more about themselves and others.

We are currently exploring our 5 Senses. This week we will focus on sight – being Inquirers with magnifying glasses. We will also listen to different types of music and record how they make us feel

Christian Studies: ‘David and the Giant’ (pp. 188 Lion Bible)

 

Keep smiling,

Angela Seeliger, Kate Burton, Valmai Henderson, Amber Kothe

 

 Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29

Week 4
Friday May 25 Children of Christ Movie Night in the Worship Centre from 6:30pm

Week 5
Book Fair Week Tuesday May 29 – Monday June 4
Wednesday May 30 MOT brekkie from 7:45am

Week 6
Monday Jun 4 Camp Quality Puppet Show on June 4th ( in Worship Centre). Parents are welcome to attend. F-2 11:00am-11:30am and year 3-6 11:45am-12:15pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm

Week 7
Monday Jun 11 Public Holiday Queen’s Birthday
Tuesday Jun 12 Term 3 students first visit and orientation for parents
Friday Jun 15 Children of Christ Bowling Night at Bowl Land Salisbury from 6:30pm

Week 8 
Monday June 18 P & F Meeting in the staff admin building at 7:00pm
Tuesday Jun 19 Term 3 students second visit
Thursday Jun 21 Foundation celebration of learning from 5:00pm

Week 9
Tuesday Jun 26 Term 3 students third visit
Friday June 29 Red Nose Day

 

Week 6

Prayer Points:

We thank you for the Parents and Friends who help and support our school community.

Thank you to all those helpers who bought and cooked the egg and bacon muffins for MOT breakfast.

Worship

5/6 Napier is leading Chapel in this week. You are welcome to join us.

Next week 2/3Papini will be sharing the message.

 

Assembly– will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday at 2:30pm. Come along and see what is happening in the GGLPS community. Sorry there was mix up for week 5 sharing so for Week 6 the instrumental students will be performing for us!

 

Alphablocks – Alphablocks is a great YouTube channel that reinforces our Jolly Phonics Program. Lots of the Foundation children enjoy the short episodes and it teaches them how to blend sounds, break down words and also alternative spelling rules. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg

 

Seesaw

We are enjoying using Seesaw and it is great see so many comments on your child’s work. We encourage you to continue to involve your child in looking at their learning journal, and use this tool as a conversation starter. Over the next 2 weeks there be a number of assessment pieces added to your child’s learning journal. A formal Semester 1 Report will then be sent home at the end of this term.

 

Mid-Year Intake

In our enrolment policy the school has a mid-year intake. This year we will be welcoming six new students into our classes next term. They will come in for 3 transition visits – Tuesday 12thm June Week 7, Tuesday 19th June Week 8 and Tuesday 26th Week 9.

 

Excursions and helping out in our classrooms

We are planning to go on other excursions during the year so we suggest that if you haven’t done your Volunteer Training as well as gaining a current Police Check, then please take the time to do this so then you will be available to join us for future excursions. Here is the link on the school website with all the information.

http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/parent-portal/volunteering/

The students are doing a fantastic job with their Jolly Words and Tricky Words! Both classes are in need of parent helpers to check word lists. Please let us know if you are able to help mornings or afternoons.

 

BOOK FAIR – We hope you are enjoying the book fair. The fair will be open until Monday 4th June, mornings and afternoons.

 

LLL Banking – This is the last week of banking prior to the books being sent away to have their interest added.  Banking will recommence on Tuesday 12th June.

 

Camp Quality Puppet Performance (see attached information to parents) – Monday 4th June – R-2 at 11am (Approx. 30 mins) and 11:45am 3-7 (Approx. 60 mins).  Puppeteers: Ezra & Abbie.  Parents are welcome to attend.

 

July Vac Care Bookings for GGOSH are now open – The program can be found on the school website.  All GGOSH bookings can be made online: carebookings.com.au

You will need to register an account when booking for the first time.  The booking code is Z7XKM.  Bookings close Friday 22nd June at 12noon.  Information about GGOSH can be found on the school website

 

CC’s Bowling Night – June 15 – Only 24 spots are available.  Please either pay via the Qkr! App or bring correct money to the front office in an envelope with students name/s.  More information can be found on the school website.

 

SAVE THE DATE – 11th August – P & F Beer and Wine Tasting Experience.  More information will follow in the coming weeks.

 

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – Playgroup is run each Friday of the school term by Child Safe 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.

 

The week ahead:

Jolly Phonics: ue, er, ar

Literacy Groups:

View and listen to ‘Hairy Maclary Caterwaul Caper’ or ‘Slinky Malinki Opens the Door’

Write about a tiger, a spider or a flower garden.

Practise sounding out and adding ‘ar’ sound to words. Match the correct pictures.

Guided Reading group, practising reading strategies to successfully read together and individually.

Maths: Measurement – Can you fit a desk through the doorway? How will you find out if this possible? What strategies, what equipment can you use?

Small groups:

Group 1: Measuring mass: hefting boxes, balancing scales with fruit and vegetables. Estimating before you measure. Which is heavy? Which is light?

Group 2: Number: Playing the firewood game and making bundles of 10. Sorting, putting in order playing cards. Playing snap & memory games.

Group 3: Number: Remembering arrays on ten frames. Gingerbread men cards with recording on ten frames.

Unit of Inquiry: Who We Are: Everyday people learn more about themselves and others.

We are currently exploring similarities and differences with each other in our class.

Christian Studies: ‘The Lost Sheep’ (pp. 378 Lion Bible)

 

Keep smiling,

Angela Seeliger, Kate Burton, Valmai Henderson, Amber Kothe

 

 Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29

Week 5
Book Fair Week

Week 6
Monday Jun 4 Camp Quality Puppet Show on June 4th (in Worship Centre). Parents are welcome to attend. F-2 11:00am-11:30am and year 3-6 11:45am-12:15pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical matinee at 12:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm

Week 7
Monday Jun 11 Public Holiday Queen’s Birthday
Tuesday Jun 12 Term 3 students first visit and orientation for parents
Friday Jun 15 Children of Christ Bowling Night at Bowl Land Salisbury from 6:30pm

Week 8 
Monday June 18 P & F Meeting in the staff admin building at 7:00pm
Tuesday Jun 19 Term 3 students second visit
Thursday Jun 21 Foundation celebration of learning from 5:00pm

Week 9
Tuesday Jun 26 Term 3 students third visit
Friday June 29 Red Nose Day

 

Week 7

Prayer Points:

We pray that you will bless the new Foundation students and their families as they begin their transition into our school community.

Thank you for the long weekend!

 

Worship

Year 2/3Papini will be sharing the message at Chapel tomorrow.

 

No Assembly– due to the long weekend.

 

Foundation Celebration of Learning

As we come to the end of our unit, ‘Who We Are’ we would like to share with our families what we have explored and discovered about ourselves. On Thursday, 21st June starting at 5 pm we invite you to come to our classrooms as we have planned to show you a range of activities that celebrate our learning. Watch out for an invitation in your child’s take-home bag next week.

 

Survey – Every two years the school gathers data about different aspects of school life. All year 5 and 6 students, all families and staff are invited to participate in this survey titled ‘Quality Schools’. The survey, which is run in all Lutheran schools across Australia, is facilitated by a third party. The data, gathered from the different stakeholders in the school, is analysed by the staff and School Council with strengths being celebrated and areas for growth becoming part of the school’s improvement plan. We also have the capacity to compare the 2018 data with that gathered in 2016; it is a rich way to gather data on the school. All families should have received an email from Dr Jean Thompson from RADII inviting you to anonymously participate in this year’s survey. If you have any problems with this (or did not receive it) please contact Tanya in the office. The students will complete their survey at school. The survey for parents closes on 24th June and there is only one survey per household.  You are thanked in anticipation for your involvement in this. An executive summary will be provided to the school community next term.

 

Uniform matters – Please note that the uniform shop WILL NOT be open during the upcoming July holidays.  Please ensure you have all your Term 3 uniform requirements before the end of this term.  The uniform shop is open during school terms as follows:  Monday 8.30am – 9.30am, Tuesday – Friday 8.45am – 9.30am, Friday 2.45pm – 3.15pm.

Alphablocks – Alphablocks is a great YouTube channel that reinforces our Jolly Phonics Program. Lots of the Foundation children enjoy the short episodes and it teaches them how to blend sounds, break down words and also alternative spelling rules. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg

 

Seesaw

We are enjoying using Seesaw and it is great to see so many comments on your child’s work. We encourage you to continue to involve your child in looking at their learning journal, and use this tool as a conversation starter. Before the end of term there will be a number of assessment pieces added to your child’s learning journal. A formal Semester 1 Report will then be sent home in Week 9.

 

Mid-Year Intake

In our enrolment policy the school has a mid-year intake. This year we will be welcoming five new students into our classes next term. They will come in for 3 transition visits.

Their first visit is this week Tuesday, 12th June from 8:30 am until recess time.

 

LLL Banking – Bank books have been sent away to have their interest added.  Banking will recommence this Tuesday, 12th June.

 

July Vac Care Bookings for GGOSH are now open – The program can be found on the school website.  All GGOSH bookings can be made online: carebookings.com.au

You will need to register an account when booking for the first time.  The booking code is Z7XKM.  Bookings close Friday 22nd June at 12noon.  Information about GGOSH can be found on the school website

 

CC’s Bowling Night – June 15 – Only 24 spots are available.  Please either pay via the Qkr! App or bring correct money to the front office in an envelope with students name/s.  More information can be found on the school website.

 

SAVE THE DATE – 11th August – P & F Beer and Wine Tasting Experience.  More information will follow in the coming weeks.

 

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – Playgroup is run each Friday of the school term by Child Safe 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.

 

The week ahead:

Jolly Phonics: Revise double sounds

Literacy Groups:

View and listen to ‘Schnitzel von Krumm’s basket’ or ‘Scattercat’

Write about a tiger, a spider or a flower garden.

Guided Reading group, practising reading strategies to successfully read together and individually.

Maths: Measurement – Can you fit a desk through the doorway? How will you find out if this is possible? What strategies and what equipment can you use?

Small groups:

Group 1: Measuring mass: hefting boxes, balancing scales with fruit and vegetables. Estimating before you measure. Which is heavy? Which is light?

Group 2: Number: Playing the firewood game and making bundles of 10. Sorting, putting in order playing cards. Playing snap & memory games.

Group 3: Number: Remembering arrays on ten frames. Gingerbread men cards with recording on ten frames.

Unit of Inquiry: Who We Are: Everyday people learn more about themselves and others.

We are currently recording all the information we have gathered about ourselves and getting it ready to display at our Celebration evening.

Christian Studies: ‘The Good Samaritan’ (pp. 370 Lion Bible)

Enjoy your long weekend,

See you on Tuesday,

Keep smiling,

Angela Seeliger, Kate Burton, Valmai Henderson, Amber Kothe

 

 Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29

 

Week 6
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical matinee at 11:30am
Thursday Jun 7 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical matinee at 11:30am
Friday Jun 8 Endeavour College musical at 6:00pm

Week 7
Monday Jun 11 Public Holiday Queen’s Birthday
Tuesday Jun 12 Term 3 students first visit and orientation for parents
Friday Jun 15 Children of Christ Bowling Night at Bowl Land Salisbury from 6:30pm

Week 8 
Monday June 18 P & F Meeting in the staff admin building at 7:00pm
Tuesday Jun 19 Term 3 students second visit
Thursday Jun 21 Foundation celebration of learning from 5:00pm

Week 9
Tuesday Jun 26 Term 3 students third visit
Friday June 29 Red Nose Day

 

Week 8

Prayer Points:

We pray that you will bless our Foundation celebration event on Thursday. Help us to share our learning with our families.

Thank you for the rain so the farmers can grow our food.

Worship

Robin Mann will be leading worship at chapel tomorrow. He has written and performs numerous Christian songs.

 

Assembly– The specialists and the choir will be sharing on Monday at 2:30 pm in the Worship centre.

 

Foundation Celebration of Learning

As we come to the end of our unit, ‘Who We Are’ we would like to share with our families what we have explored and discovered about ourselves. On Thursday, 21st June starting at 5 pm. we invite you to come to our classrooms and we plan to show you a range of activities that celebrates our learning. Check your child’s take- home bag for an invitation with the programme for this event. We will meet in Miss Papini’s classroom (just around the corner from GGOSH) to start our celebration. The program will be as follows:

5 pm.  Meet in Year 2/3 Papini class.

Welcome

Song: “If you’re black or if you’re white”

Japanese song: “Head, shoulders knees and toes”

Visit Foundation classrooms:

Sensory stations

Who am I? displays in classrooms

Painting a picture together

My favourite part of school is………..

6 pm   Event is completed with the presentation of Jolly Sounds Certificates

 

Quality Schools survey: During the last few weeks all school families received an invitation from Dr Jean Thompson (RADII), to complete a survey about the school; this survey is titled ‘Quality Schools’. I would encourage all school families to complete this survey so that we can gain data on your thoughts on the school. This data will inform future decision making.

 

SRC Fundraiser: On the 22 of June the SRC has organised a day to dress up as an animal or in green for a gold coin donation. The money is going to the Adelaide Zoo. The SRC have put up posters around the school about this event.

Uniform matters – Please note that the uniform shop WILL NOT be open during the upcoming July holidays.  Please ensure you have all your Term 3 uniform requirements before the end of this term.  The uniform shop is open during school terms as follows:  Monday 8.30am – 9.30am, Tuesday – Friday 8.45am – 9.30am, Friday 2.45pm – 3.15pm.

 

Alphablocks – Alphablocks is a great YouTube channel that reinforces our Jolly Phonics Program. Lots of the Foundation children enjoy the short episodes and it teaches them how to blend sounds, break down words and also alternative spelling rules. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg

 

Seesaw

We are enjoying using Seesaw (We are still learning the different ways to post information!) and it is great see so many comments on your child’s work. We encourage you to continue to involve your child in looking at their learning journal, and use this tool as a conversation starter. Before the end of term there be a number of assessment pieces added to your child’s learning journal. A formal Semester 1 Report will then be sent home in Week 9.

 

Mid-Year Intake

In our enrolment policy the school has a mid-year intake. This year we will be welcoming five new students into our classes next term. They will come in for 3 transition visits.

Their second visit is this week Tuesday, 19th June from 8:30 am until recess time.

 

July Vac Care Bookings for GGOSH are now open – The program can be found on the school website.  All GGOSH bookings can be made online: carebookings.com.au

You will need to register an account when booking for the first time.  The booking code is Z7XKM.  Bookings close Friday 22nd June at 12noon.  Information about GGOSH can be found on the school website

 

CC’s Bowling Night – June 15 – Only 24 spots are available.  Please either pay via the Qkr! App or bring correct money to the front office in an envelope with students name/s.  More information can be found on the school website.

 

SAVE THE DATE – 11th August – P & F Beer and Wine Tasting Experience.  More information will follow in the coming weeks.

 

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup – Playgroup is run each Friday of the school term by Child Safe 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.

Playing our part to build a national picture of child health

In early 2018, our school, along with thousands of others across the country will begin preparations for the fourth Australian Early Development Census (AEDC).

The AEDC measures five key areas of development in children during their first year of full-time school to build a national picture of health and wellbeing. Since 2009, the census results have helped communities, schools and governments plan services and target support for children and families.

Teachers are trained to assess each child and answer questions. Children don’t need to be present so no class time is missed, and parents/carers don’t need to supply schools with any new information for the census. Teachers’ individual assessments are then analysed by the AEDC and reported as anonymous groups of children in the final report.

In communities across the country, census results have helped communities to plan new playgrounds and parental services; schools are seeing improved student performance through new literacy programmes; and governments are using the results as evidence to develop better policies for children.

Teachers have also noticed practical benefits in the classroom. Some said in previous years that completing the assessments made them more aware of the needs of individual children and the class as a whole. Others reported that the census results are useful in planning for transitions to Year 1 and for developing class programs.

Participation in the AEDC is voluntary. Parents/carers don’t need to take any action unless they choose not to include their children in the census. A letter outlining this in more detail is attached to this newsletter.

To find out more about the census and how communities are using the data to help children and families visit the AEDC website: www.aedc.gov.au.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr Paterson.

 

The week ahead:

Jolly Phonics: Revise double sounds

Literacy Groups:

View and listen to ‘Schnitzel von Krumm’s basket’ or ‘Scattercat’

Write a winter story. What activities can you do in winter?

Tricky Words: Practise recognising and writing sight words by playing the ‘Splash’ game.

Guided Reading group, practising reading strategies to successfully read together and individually.

Maths:

Small groups:

Group 1: Measuring mass: hefting boxes, balancing scales with fruit and vegetables. Estimating before you measure. Which is heavy? Which is light?

Group 2: Number: Playing the firewood game and making bundles of 10. Sorting, putting in order playing cards. Playing snap & memory games.

Group 3: Number: Remembering arrays on ten frames. Gingerbread men cards with recording on ten frames.

Unit of Inquiry: Who We Are: Everyday people learn more about themselves and others.

We are currently recording all the information we have gathered about ourselves and getting it ready to display at our Celebration evening.

Christian Studies: ‘Jonah and the Whale’ (pp. 264 Children’s Lion Bible)

 

Looking forward to seeing you at our Foundation Celebration evening.

Keep smiling,

Angela Seeliger, Kate Burton, Valmai Henderson, Amber Kothe

 

 Term 2 – Monday April 30 to Friday June 29

 

Week 7
Friday Jun 15 Children of Christ Bowling Night at Bowl Land Salisbury from 6:30pm

Week 8 
Monday June 18 P & F Meeting in the staff admin building at 7:00pm
Tuesday Jun 19 Term 3 students second visit
Thursday Jun 21 Foundation celebration of learning from 5:00pm

Week 9
Tuesday Jun 26 Term 3 students third visit
Friday June 29 Closing Chapel at 2:30 pm

 

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