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Please note this page holds cluster information for current term.

Uniform

Students wear sport uniform on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Week 1

Prayer points

We thank you a wonderful holiday break and the time spent with family and friends.

Please bless our final term in Foundation! J

 

Reminders: Term 4 uniform – formal summer

Girls – summer dress, white socks, black shoes

Boys – blue short-sleeve shirt, grey shorts, grey socks, black shoes

Jackets and or Jumpers can be worn.

Please do not mix and match the summer and winter uniform. For example – boys with a long sleeve top and grey shorts.

If there weather is cold, students may wear their full winter uniform. For example tomorrow the forecast is 17 degrees and raining, therefore students may wear the winter uniform.

Students will be required to wear hats.

Sports Uniform will continue to be worn on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.

 

Foundation BBQ – On Friday 26th October, the Foundation children are asked to stay after school for some fun pirate and princess activities as part of our Outdoor Education Program. We will have a fruit snack after school, then participate in some pirate and princess craft activities, before going on a treasure hunt around the school. Parents and siblings are welcome to come along and join us for a sausage sizzle tea starting at 5:00pm.on the Staff deck.

Please return RSVP slip.

 

Canteen – Every Friday the canteen will no longer serve recess.

 

The week ahead:

Handwriting: Names of classmates – Aa, Bb, Cc, Ee

Literacy: Eric Carle

We are starting our new Author Study. This week we are reading ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.

Monday: Make a caterpillar with crepe paper

Tuesday: “If I was a caterpillar I would eat” – speech bubble writing

Wednesday: Feed the Hungry Caterpillar

Thursday: Paint a butterfly

Maths Groups:

Foundation Burton

  1. Chance: Flip a Sheep
  2. Chance: Lucky Dip bags and graphing
  3. Capacity: Fill a Cup

Foundation Seeliger

  1. Chance: Heads and Tails
  2. Chance: Coloured Pegs
  3. Capacity: Measurement using water

Unit of Inquiry: How the World Works – “The natural world impacts human behaviour”

 

Keep smiling & God bless,

Angela Seeliger, Kate Burton, Valmai Henderson, Amber Kothe

 

 

Term 4 – Monday October 15 to Wednesday December 12

Week 1
Monday October 15 – First day school for term 4
Tuesday October 16 – Thursday October 18 year 2/3 camp to Narnu Farm
Friday October 19 – Year 1 sleepover

Week 2
Monday October 22 – P & F meeting in the Staff Admin Building at 7:00pm

Week 3
Tuesday October 30 – Year 5 Celebration of Learning
Wednesday October 31 – Principal’s Tour 9:00am
Thursday November 1 – Exhibition evening
Friday November 2 – CC’s Golden Fields

Week 4
Monday November 5 – Cyber Safety Talk from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Worship Centre
Tuesday November 6 – Friday November 9 year 2-4 Swimming
Saturday November 10 Credit Union Christmas Pageant
Sunday November 11 Remembrance Day

Week 5
Monday November 12 Foundation 2019 Orientation Evening 7:00pm
Wednesday November 14 MOT brekkie from 7:45am
Wednesday November 14 Connected Schools Athletics Day

Week 6
Wednesday November 21 – Year 6 Celebration Dinner
Friday November 23 – CC’s Bike Night

Week 7
Wednesday November 28 – Year 2/3 Celebration of Learning 6:00pm
Sunday November 30 – Christmas Picnic

Week 8 
Monday December 3 – P & F Meeting in the Staff Admin Building 7:00pm
Tuesday December 4 – Friday December 7 Foundation and year 1 swimming

Week 9
Monday December 10 – Move up morning
Tuesday December 11 – End of Term – Closing service 2:15pm
Tuesday December 11 – Graduation service 7:00pm
Wednesday December 12 – Non-compulsory day

 

 

 

Week 2

Prayer points

We thank you for a great first week of Term 4.

We thank you for the rain, and we continue to pray for the farmers around Australia.

 

Chapel –Chapel this Friday 15th October led by Pastor Greg and Chapel Friday 26th October led by Jason.

 

Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 1G/23W/56Z.  Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:30pm on Mondays.

 

Reminders: As the weather warms up, please make sure your child has a school hat every day.

Sports Uniform will continue to be worn on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.

 

Foundation BBQ – On Friday 26th October, the Foundation children are asked to stay after school for some fun pirate and princess activities as part of our Outdoor Education Program. We will have a fruit snack after school, then participate in some pirate and princess craft activities, before going on a treasure hunt around the school. Parents and siblings are welcome to come along and join us for a sausage sizzle tea starting at 5:00pm.on the Staff deck.

Please return RSVP slip.

 

EdumateParents and caregivers are strongly encouraged to ensure that the medical information which we hold at school is current (this is held on Edumate). We have come across a few situations where we are using outdated information (or none at all) to address medical needs of students. You can check the information which we have by logging into Edumate via the parent portal on the school website.  If you can’t remember your username or password, click the ‘Can’t login?’ link or fill in the help form and we will aim to fix the issue.

 

Canteen – Every Friday the canteen will no longer serve recess.

 

P & F meeting – Monday October 22 in the Staff Admin Building – all welcome!

 

Children of Christ – Next event Bike Night 16th November more information to come

 

Cyber safe families – Monday 5th November at 7pm in the Worship Centre.  Cybersafe families will be presenting an information session on effectively managing the digital environment in your homes.  Bookings are essential and can be made through the school website.

 

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) 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.

 

 

The week ahead:

Handwriting: Names of classmates – Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk

Literacy: Eric Carle

Guided Reading: Students practise different strategies to help them read a variety of texts.

Listening: ‘House for Hermit Crab’ OR ‘The Bad Tempered Ladybird’

Sounds & Words: ‘Word family rainbows’ OR ‘Popcorn Tricky Words’

Writing: Weather creative writing

Maths Groups:

Foundation Burton

  1. Chance: Flip a Sheep
  2. Chance: Lucky Dip bags and graphing
  3. Capacity: Fill a Cup

Foundation Seeliger

  1. Chance: Heads and Tails
  2. Chance: Coloured Pegs
  3. Capacity: Measurement using water

Unit of Inquiry: How the World Works – “The natural world impacts human behaviour” – Making our own weather words and definitions

 

Keep smiling & God bless,

Angela Seeliger, Kate Burton, Valmai Henderson, Amber Kothe

 

 

Term 4 – Monday October 15 to Wednesday December 12

Week 1
Friday October 19 – Year 1 sleepover

Week 2
Monday October 22 – P & F meeting in the Staff Admin Building at 7:00pm

Week 3
Tuesday October 30 – Year 5 Celebration of Learning
Wednesday October 31 – Principal’s Tour 9:00am
Thursday November 1 – Exhibition evening
Friday November 2 – CC’s Golden Fields

Week 4
Monday November 5 – Cyber Safety Talk from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Worship Centre
Tuesday November 6 – Friday November 9 year 2-4 Swimming
Saturday November 10 Credit Union Christmas Pageant
Sunday November 11 Remembrance Day

Week 5
Monday November 12 Foundation 2019 Orientation Evening 7:00pm
Wednesday November 14 MOT brekkie from 7:45am
Wednesday November 14 Connected Schools Athletics Day

Week 6
Wednesday November 21 – Year 6 Celebration Dinner
Friday November 23 – CC’s Bike Night

Week 7
Wednesday November 28 – Year 2/3 Celebration of Learning 6:00pm
Sunday November 30 – Christmas Picnic

Week 8 
Monday December 3 – P & F Meeting in the Staff Admin Building 7:00pm
Tuesday December 4 – Friday December 7 Foundation and year 1 swimming

Week 9
Monday December 10 – Move up morning
Tuesday December 11 – End of Term – Closing service 2:15pm
Tuesday December 11 – Graduation service 7:00pm
Wednesday December 12 – Non-compulsory day

 

 

 

Week 3

Jolly Phonics: Jolly sounds practice for new Foundation students.

Jolly Words/Tricky Words practice.

Reading: Each night read one book from your child’s red folder.

Week 3 -4   ‘How do I help my family at home?

In Christian Studies this term we are looking at how Christians are called to love and serve people. So to help our discussions about helping others, we would like you to think about how your child helps in your family.

In your child’s display folder is a recording sheet for you and your child to record three jobs your child does to help some-one in their family. They need to draw and write what they are doing to help. Once you have completed the recording sheet, then place it back in the display book and return it to school.

Your child will then have an opportunity to share their recording with the rest of the class.


Prayer points

We thank you for the people working on all the renovations happening in our school and church community.

We thank you for the library staff and the newly refurbished library area we can enjoy.

 

Chapel –Chapel this Friday 26th October led by Pastor Greg with Year 4 students ‘Step up to Communion’

 

Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 1L/4P/56D.

Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:30pm on Mondays.

 

Reminders: As the weather warms up, please make sure your child has a school hat every day. NO HAT – NO PLAY.

Sunscreen: We also recommend that you apply sunscreen on your child before they come to school and then before lunch students will have an opportunity to reapply from our sunscreen dispenser which is kept in our classroom.

Sports Uniform will continue to be worn on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.

 

Foundation BBQ is tomorrow! – On Friday 26th October, the Foundation children will be staying after school for some fun pirate and princess activities as part of our Outdoor Education Program. On Friday please send an extra fruit snack in the morning with your child so we can cut it up and share after school. After our snack we will participate in some pirate and princess craft activities, before going on a treasure hunt around the school. Parents and siblings are welcome to come along and join us for a sausage sizzle tea starting at 5:00pm.on the staff deck.

 

EdumateParents and caregivers are strongly encouraged to ensure that the medical information which we hold at school is current (this is held on Edumate). We have come across a few situations where we are using outdated information (or none at all) to address medical needs of students. You can check the information which we have by logging into Edumate via the parent portal on the school website.  If you can’t remember your username or password, click the ‘Can’t login?’ link or fill in the help form and we will aim to fix the issue.

 

Library News – For the next 2 weeks (Monday, 29th Oct to Friday, 9th November) there is a ‘Find your Treasure Book Fair’ in the library. You are able to visit the Book Fair before and after school. See the flyer that was sent home in your child’s take home bag yesterday.

 

Canteen – Every Friday the canteen will no longer serve recess.

 

 

 

Children of Christ – Next event Bike Night 16th November more information to come

 

Cyber safe families – Monday 5th November at 7pm in the Worship Centre.  Cybersafe families will be presenting an information session on effectively managing the digital environment in your homes.  Bookings are essential and can be made through the school website.

 

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) 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.

 

 

The week ahead:

Handwriting: Names of classmates – Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk

Literacy: Eric Carle

Guided Reading: Students practise different strategies to help them read a variety of texts.

Viewing: ‘The Very Quiet Cricket’’ OR ‘The Mixed-up Chameleon’

Sounds & Words: ‘Word family rainbows’ OR ‘Popcorn Tricky Words’

Writing: Weather creative writing

Maths Groups:

Foundation Seeliger

  1. Chance: Flip a Sheep
  2. Chance: Lucky Dip bags and graphing
  3. Capacity: Fill a Cup

Foundation Burton

  1. Chance: Heads and Tails
  2. Chance: Coloured Pegs
  3. Capacity: Measurement using water

Unit of Inquiry: How the World Works – “The natural world impacts human behaviour”

Brainstorm explanations/descriptions for different types of weather. Make own weather wheel.

Christian Studies: Christian Living Key Idea 2: Christians are called to love and serve people

Bible stories about Jesus helping others: Feeding the 5,000, Zacchaeus, the Good Samaritan.

Keep smiling & God bless,

Angela Seeliger, Kate Burton, Valmai Henderson, Amber Kothe

 

 

Term 4 – Monday October 15 to Wednesday December 12

Week 2
Foundation BBQ from after school, then at 5 pm a sausage sizzle on staff deck with families.

Week 3
Tuesday October 30 – Year 5 Celebration of Learning
Wednesday October 31 – Principal’s Tour 9:00am
Thursday November 1 – Exhibition evening
Friday November 2 – CC’s Golden Fields

Week 4
Monday November 5 – Cyber Safety Talk from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Worship Centre
Tuesday November 6 – Friday November 9 year 2-4 Swimming
Tuesday November 6 – Exhibition evening
Saturday November 10 – Credit Union Christmas Pageant
Sunday November 11 – Remembrance Day

Week 5
Monday November 12 – Foundation 2019 Orientation Evening 7:00pm
Wednesday November 14 – MOT brekkie from 7:45am
Wednesday November 14 – Connected Schools Athletics Day
Friday November 16 – CC’s

Week 6
Wednesday November 21 – Year 6 Celebration Dinner
Friday November 23 – CC’s Bike Night

Week 7
Wednesday November 28 – Year 2/3 Celebration of Learning 6:00pm
Friday November 30 – Christmas Picnic

Week 8 
Monday December 3 – P & F Meeting in the Staff Admin Building 7:00pm
Tuesday December 4 – Friday December 7 Foundation and Year 1 swimming

Week 9
Monday December 10 – Move up morning
Tuesday December 11 – End of Term – Closing service 2:15pm
Tuesday December 11 – Graduation service 7:00pm
Wednesday December 12 – Non-compulsory day

 

 

 

Week 4

Home Inquiry:

Jolly Phonics: Jolly sounds practice for new Foundation students.

Jolly Words/Tricky Words practice.

Reading: Each night read one book from your child’s red folder.

Week 3 -4   ‘How do I help my family at home?

In Christian Studies this term we are looking at how Christians are called to love and serve people. So to help our discussions about helping others, we would like you to think about how your child helps in your family.

In your child’s display folder is a recording sheet for you and your child to record three jobs your child does to help some-one in their family. They need to draw and write what they are doing to help. Once you have completed the recording sheet, then place it back in the display book and return it to school.

Your child will then have an opportunity to share their recording with the rest of the class.


Prayer points

We thank you for the warmer weather and chance to play outside.

We thank you for the celebrations of learning that are happening in our school community when students are able to share their learning with families and peers.

 

Chapel –Chapel this Friday, 2nd November led by Jason.

 

Assembly – Classes sharing this week are FB/23P/4S. You are welcome to come and see what is happening in our classes.

Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:30pm on Mondays.

 

Reminders: As the weather warms up, please make sure your child has a school hat every day. NO HAT – NO PLAY.

Sports Uniform will continue to be worn on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays.

 

Edumate – Parents and caregivers are strongly encouraged to ensure that the medical information which we hold at school is current (this is held on Edumate). We have come across a few situations where we are using outdated information (or none at all) to address medical needs of students. You can check the information which we have by logging into Edumate via the parent portal on the school website.  If you can’t remember your username or password, click the ‘Can’t login?’ link or fill in the help form and we will aim to fix the issue.

 

Children of Christ – Next event Bike Night 16th November more information to come

 

Cyber safe families – Cyber safety is a major concern for all parents and we are continually worried about the influences the social media and the internet on the children. On an annual basis all students participate in a presentation by SAPOL on being ‘safe’ on the internet. This is held at the start of each school year.  The P. & F. have arranged the services of ‘Cybersafe families’ https://cybersafefamilies.com.au/parent-info-sessions/

to hold a parent information session on safely and effectively managing the digital environment in your homes. You are asked as part of the presentation to bring your iPad / device to the session so that you can be coached through some practical settings. This presentation will be held on Monday 5th November (7:00 pm) in the Worship Centre – bookings essential through the school website.

 

Christmas party – Friday 30th November – Save the date

 

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) 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.

 

 

The week ahead:

Handwriting: Names of classmates –,Mm, Nn, Rr

Literacy: Eric Carle

Guided Reading: Students practise different strategies to help them read a variety of texts.

Viewing: ‘House for Hermit Crab’ OR ‘The Bad Tempered Ladybird’

Sounds & Words: ‘Word families using Lego blocks’ OR ‘Dice roll game, ‘b, d, p, q’

Writing: Weather creative writing

Maths Groups:

Foundation Seeliger

  1. Chance: Flip a Sheep
  2. Chance: Lucky Dip bags and graphing
  3. Capacity: Fill a Cup

Foundation Burton

  1. Chance: Heads and Tails
  2. Chance: Coloured Pegs
  3. Capacity: Measurement using water

Unit of Inquiry: How the World Works – “The natural world impacts human behaviour”

Read Eric Carle’s book, ‘The Tiny Seed’ and discuss/record how the weather influenced whether the seeds grew.

Christian Studies: Christian Living Key Idea 2: Christians are called to love and serve people

Bible stories about how God used Moses to help the people of Israel.

Keep smiling & God bless,

Angela Seeliger, Kate Burton, Valmai Henderson, Amber Kothe

 

School calendar – The annual school calendar can be found on the school website http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/calendar/

 

 

Term 4 – Monday October 15 to Wednesday December 12

Week 4
Monday November 5 – Cyber Safety Talk from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the Worship Centre
Tuesday November 6 – Friday November 9 year 2-4 Swimming
Tuesday November 6 – Exhibition evening
Saturday November 10 – Credit Union Christmas Pageant
Sunday November 11 – Remembrance Day

Week 5
Monday November 12 – Foundation 2019 Orientation Evening 7:00pm
Wednesday November 14 – MOT brekkie from 7:45am
Wednesday November 14 – Connected Schools Athletics Day
Friday November 16 – CC’s

Week 6
Wednesday November 21 – Year 6 Celebration Dinner
Friday November 23 – CC’s Bike Night

Week 7
Wednesday November 28 – Year 2/3 Celebration of Learning 6:00pm
Friday November 30 – Christmas Picnic

Week 8 
Monday December 3 – P & F Meeting in the Staff Admin Building 7:00pm
Tuesday December 4 – Friday December 7 Foundation and Year 1 swimming

Week 9
Monday December 10 – Move up morning
Tuesday December 11 – End of Term – Closing service 2:15pm
Tuesday December 11 – Graduation service 7:00pm
Wednesday December 12 – Non-compulsory day

* Please note vac care begins Dec 13

 

 

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