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Sport Uniform

 

Year 1 students wear sports uniform each day

Year 2 students wear sports uniform on the following days;

  • 1/2C Tuesdays and Fridays
  • 1/2D Tuesdays and Fridays
  • 1/2F Tuesdays and Thursdays

Please note this page holds cluster information for current term.

 

Week 1

Year 1/2 2020 Newsletter

 

Term 3 Week 1

 

Home Inquiry

 

Reading – Approximately 10 minutes each night. Please record reading in your reading journals and Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) list.

Sound of the week- See the weekly sound and spelling list below. Students can practise these in a variety of ways- be creative! It is important to practise these words both written and orally. Extension: Brainstorm other words that have the same sound.

 

 

Welcome back to school for Term 3! We are looking forward to seeing everyone again and hope you have had a wonderful, relaxing break over the winter holidays. As South Australia continues to maintain a great track record (so far!) with the lack of COVID-19 cases and further lifting of restrictions, we have exciting news with regards to camp! Please read on for further information.

 

Here is an outline of the learning in Term 3:

Sharing

We will resume ‘Sharing’ starting Week 2 for talking and listening.

 

Reading and Literacy

Reader’s Workshop are run three times a week. Literacy groups are from Tuesday to Thursday mornings (before recess). During Literacy groups, we will focus on spelling, grammar, vocabulary, writing genres, reading strategies and comprehension. Guided writing sessions during literacy group time will have a focus on sentence structure, letter formation, punctuation and structure of different writing genres.

 

Jolly Phonics & Grammar

We will continue learning different letter sounds (phonemes), letter combinations (graphemes) and digraphs.

This term, we will be focusing on language forms including parts of speech (Years 1 & 2); alphabetical order and compound words (Year 1); and conjunctions, plurals and prefixes (Year 2).

 

Writing

We will have a strong focus on the structure of an information report as well as building on sentence structure, spelling, punctuation and letter formation. Year 2s will be introduced to persuasive writing.

 

Maths

We will continue to build on number skills and will be learning about time, telling time and data collection.

 

Inquiry

We are continuing from last term with our ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit about influences of human activity on living things. Students will investigate living things, explore a range of human activities and its impact, think and reflect on what our responsibilities are towards living things and how we can take action.

Later in the term, we will start our next unit of inquiry, ‘How We Express Ourselves’, which explores ideas and how it allows us to think, create and express ourselves.

 

Christian Studies

We will be investigating God as a Creator, how Christians are to live in relationship with Him and with each other, and their responsibility in and for the world. We will be looking at different Bible stories and verses, what the Bible teaches us about God and how He wants Christians to live.

 

 

Here are some reminders and information:

 

Save the Date – Year 1 Excursion & Year 2 Zoo Snooze/Camp

As part of our ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit, we will be going to Monarto Zoo for an excursion (Year 1s) and Zoo snooze/camp (Year 2s) on Thursday, 20th of August (Term 3, Week 5). Forms and further information will be sent home in the coming weeks.

If you are interested to attend as a parent volunteer, particularly overnight at the Zoo, please let your class teachers know. All volunteers need to have an up-to-date police clearance (Working with Children Check) and Valuing Safe Communities (VSC) certificate. Please be aware that the DHS Screening Unit recommends allowing at least six weeks to process an application, although most applications are finalised within three weeks. As such, we would prefer that parents/carers already have their clearances before putting your name down to volunteer.

 

 

Term 3: Week 1 Program

Our week of learning

Reader’s Workshop

Reading – Strong focus on reading strategies and comprehension (recall events in text)

 

Literacy Group Rotations:

Writing – Information report

Grammar – Alphabetical order (Year 1) and using a dictionary (Year 2)

Spelling – Sound of the week/list words activities

 

Year 1

/ay/ sound

Example spelling list words:

an

cat

skin

say

away

play

today

why

where

playground

Year 2

‘er’, ‘ir’ and ‘ur’ for /er/ sound

Example spelling list words:

drip

plug

third

winter

bird

over

hurt

butterfly

thirty

forty

Word lists consist of revision words, ‘sound of the week’ words and tricky words.

 

Maths Focus:

  • Number
  • Time

 

Christian Studies: Christian Living

Students will investigate how Christians are to live in relationship with God and each other, and their responsibility in and for the world.

 

Unit of Inquiry: Sharing the Planet

Central Idea: Human activity influences living things

LOI 1: Living things and endangered species

LOI 2: The impact of human activity

LOI 3: Our responsibility to living things

Assembly (student only)

We are commencing assembly in Week 1.

 

Combined worship (students only) – Monday 20 July and Friday 24 July

 

P & F Meeting – Monday 27 July at 7 pm in the staff admin building – all welcome. The meeting will take place as a ‘normal’ meeting adhering to physical distancing.

 

Principal Tour – Wednesday 5 August from 9.30-10.30am.

 

School Photos – Save the date

Tuesday 11 August. More information to follow in the iNewsletter.

 

 

Marion Chan: chan.marion@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Emma Fitridge: fitridge.emma@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Kayla Dametto: dametto.kayla@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Melanie Arnold: arnold.melanie@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

 

Have a great week,

Emma Fitridge, Kayla Dametto, Marion Chan & Mel Arnold

Week 2

Year 1/2 2020 Newsletter

 

Term 3 Week 2

 

Home Inquiry

 

Sharing (Week 2 & 3) – Living Animals and Plants

Students investigate a living animal or plant they are interested in. Share with the class what they found out about the animal/plant (e.g. features, habitat/environment, diet/needs, reproduction, other interesting facts, etc.) and how to care for them.

 

Reading – Approximately 10 minutes each night. Please record reading in your reading journals and Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) list.

Sound of the week- See the weekly sound and spelling list below. Students can practise these in a variety of ways- be creative! It is important to practise these words both written and orally. Extension: Brainstorm other words that have the same sound.

 

 

We have had a great start to Term 3! It has been wonderful to have everyone back and the students have been so excited to share all their wonderful holiday adventures and activities with us and their friends. All students have transitioned from holidays into school and adjusted well to classroom routines and expectations.

 

Here are some reminders and information:

 

Year 1 Excursion & Year 2 Zoo Snooze/Camp

As part of our ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit, we will be going to Monarto Zoo for an excursion (Year 1s) and Zoo snooze/camp (Year 2s) on Thursday, 20th of August (Term 3, Week 5). Forms and further information will be sent home next week. Thank you to the parents who have volunteered for the Zoo Snooze. You will be contacted individually to discuss the details.

We are now seeking some parent volunteers for the Year 1 excursion. If you are interested to help out, please let your class teachers know. All volunteers need to have an up-to-date police clearance (Working with Children Check) and Valuing Safe Communities (VSC) certificate. Please be aware that the DHS Screening Unit recommends allowing at least six weeks to process an application, although most applications are finalised within three weeks. As such, we would prefer that parents/carers already have their clearances before putting your name down to volunteer.

 

Year 1 Sleepover

This will be held in Term 4. Date: TBA. Details to come at the end of Term 3.

 

Assembly and Worship

As restrictions have lifted in South Australia, parents are now welcome to join us for Monday assembly and Friday worship. Please be reminded that physical distancing rules will still apply. Chairs will be placed at the back of the Worship Centre at a distance of 1.5m apart and cannot be moved. Families will be able to sit closer.

 

Classroom Access and Parent Helpers

Parents are now allowed to come into classrooms again. Please be aware that social distancing rules still apply inside classrooms and teachers may be forced to ask parents to leave if the rules are not adhered to.

Helpers are now allowed in the classroom. Please let your class teachers know if you are able/willing to help out. Any help would be great!

 

 

Term 3: Week 2 Program

Our week of learning

Reader’s Workshop

Reading – Strong focus on reading strategies and comprehension (recall events in text)

 

Literacy Group Rotations:

Writing – Information report

Grammar – Nouns (Year 1) and proofreading sentences (Year 2)

Spelling – Sound of the week/list words activities

 

Year 1

‘ea’ words

Example spelling list words:

met

web

spin

tea

heat

leaf

each

who

which

seaside

Year 2

‘oi’ and ‘oy’ for /oi/ sound

Example spelling list words:

drag

trip

join

spoil

point

joy

royal

ointment

fifty

sixty

Word lists consist of revision words, ‘sound of the week’ words and tricky words.

 

Maths Focus:

  • Measurement
  • Number

 

Christian Studies: Christian Living

Students will investigate how Christians are to live in relationship with God and each other.

 

Unit of Inquiry: Sharing the Planet

Central Idea: Human activity influences living things

LOI 1: Living things and endangered species

LOI 2: The impact of human activity

LOI 3: Our responsibility to living things

 

Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 5/6N and 1/2C.

 

Combined worship – This Friday 24 July led by Year 5/6N and Friday 31 July led by Year 5/6G.

 

P & F Meeting – Monday 27 July at 7 pm in the staff admin building – all welcome. The meeting will take place as a ‘normal’ meeting adhering to physical distancing.

 

School Photos – Save the date – Tuesday 11 August. More information to follow in the iNewsletter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 3 Calendar 2020

Term 3, Monday July 20 – Friday September 25 (10 weeks)

Week 2
Monday 27th July – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome

Week 3
Wednesday 5th August – Principal’s Tour from 9:30am-10:30am

Week 4
Tuesday 11th August – School photo day

Week 5

Thursday 20th August – Year 1 Excursion & Year 2 Zoo Snooze at Monarto Zoo.

Marion Chan: chan.marion@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Emma Fitridge: fitridge.emma@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Kayla Dametto: dametto.kayla@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Melanie Arnold: arnold.melanie@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

 

Have a great week,

Emma Fitridge, Kayla Dametto, Marion Chan & Mel Arnold

 

 

Week 3

 

Year 1/2 2020 Newsletter

 

Term 3 Week 3

 

Home Inquiry

 

Sharing (Week 2 & 3) – Living Animals and Plants

Students investigate a living animal or plant they are interested in. Share with the class what they found out about the animal/plant (e.g. features, habitat/environment, diet/needs, reproduction, other interesting facts, etc.) and how to care for them.

 

Reading – Approximately 10 minutes each night. Please record reading in your reading journals.

Sound of the week- See the weekly sound and spelling list below. Students can practise these in a variety of ways- be creative! It is important to practise these words both written and orally. Extension: Brainstorm other words that have the same sound.

 

 

All students have settled into school routines well and have had a busy week of learning. There has been quite a bit of talk and excitement with the Zoo excursion and camp. We are just working out a few more details and will be sending forms and information about it very soon. Thank you for your patience!

 

Here are some reminders and information:

 

Year 1 Excursion & Year 2 Zoo Snooze/Camp

As part of our ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit, we will be going to Monarto Zoo for an excursion (Year 1s) and Zoo snooze/camp (Year 2s) on Thursday, 20th of August (Term 3, Week 5). Forms and information were sent home of Friday, 31st of July. Please see your teacher if you have not received it. Thank you to the parents who have volunteered for the Excursion and Zoo Snooze. Volunteers will be contacted individually in the next few weeks.

 

Year 1 Sleepover

This will be held in Term 4. Date: TBA. Details to come at the end of Term 3.

 

Parent Helpers

We are seeking some parent volunteers to help with reading in the mornings (Tuesday – Thursday). Please let your class teachers know if you are able/willing to help out. Any help would be great. Thank you!

 

 

Term 3: Week 3 Program

Our week of learning

Reader’s Workshop

Reading – Strong focus on reading strategies and comprehension (recall events in text)

 

Literacy Group Rotations:

Writing – Information report

Grammar – Adjectives (Year 1) and irregular verb ‘to be’ (Year 2)

Spelling – Sound of the week/list words activities

 

Year 1

‘igh’ words

Example spelling list words:

lip

his

went

night

high

might

light

any

many

frightening

Year 2

‘ou’ and ‘ow’ for /ou/ sound

Example spelling list words:

snap

swam

loud

cloud

found

now

crowd

sunflower

seventy

eighty

Word lists consist of revision words, ‘sound of the week’ words and tricky words.

 

Maths Focus:

  • Measurement

 

Christian Studies: Christian Living

Students will investigate how Christians are to live in relationship with God and each other.

 

Unit of Inquiry: Sharing the Planet

Central Idea: Human activity influences living things

LOI 1: Living things and endangered species

LOI 2: The impact of human activity

LOI 3: Our responsibility to living things

 

Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 1/2F and 3/4P.

 

Combined worship – Friday 7 August led by Year 3/4M.

 

School Photos – Save the date – Tuesday 11 August. More information to follow in the iNewsletter.

Date Night – Friday 28 August. Date night is for you to enjoy some ‘child-free’ time while your children are supervised by GGOSH staff. Children will be fed pizza, watch a movie and have a snack. The cost is $5 per family and payment can be made via the QKR! app. Please make sure that you fill out the form on Qkr! to include all children’s names and an emergency contact name and number for catering and staffing purposes. Please note, only children over 3 years of age and out of nappies can be catered for at GGOSH.  If your children are already in GGOSH after school, please speak to staff about giving your permission to sign them out of GGOSH and into Date Night. We will advise you of the movie when it has been decided.

 

Father’s Day Stall: Thursday 3 September – is held so that students can select a gift/s for their dad/important male figure for Father’s Day. Gifts are $5 each and parents can purchase a ticket for these items via the Qkr! App. Up to six gifts can be purchased by each student. Purchasing closes on 31 August at 5 pm.

 

Middle Of Term (MOT) breakfast: we welcome all our community to join us on Wednesday 26 August from 8-8.30 am. Our P & F will be providing muffins and there will be coffee available to purchase from café connect.

 

Term 3 Calendar 2020

Term 3, Monday July 20 – Friday September 25 (10 weeks)

Week 4
Tuesday 11th August – School photo day

Week 5

Thursday 20th August – Year 1 Excursion & Year 2 Zoo Snooze at Monarto Zoo.

Week 6

Wednesday 26th August – MOT Breakfast (8:00-8:30am)

Friday 28th August – Date Night

 

Week 7

Thursday 3rd September – Father’s Day Stall

 

Marion Chan: chan.marion@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Emma Fitridge: fitridge.emma@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Kayla Dametto: dametto.kayla@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Melanie Arnold: arnold.melanie@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

 

Have a great week,

Emma Fitridge, Kayla Dametto, Marion Chan & Mel Arnold

 

Week 4

 

Year 1/2 2020 Newsletter

 

Term 3 Week 4

 

Home Inquiry

 

Sharing (Week 4 & 5) – My impact on living things and the environment

What do you do at home that positively impacts living things and/or the environment? Students share things they do or practices they have at home that demonstrates their care for living things and/or the environment.

 

Reading – Approximately 10 minutes each night. Please record reading in your reading journals.

Sound of the week- See the weekly sound and spelling list below. Students can practise these in a variety of ways- be creative! It is important to practise these words both written and orally. Extension: Brainstorm other words that have the same sound.

 

 

Term 3: Week 4 Program

Our week of learning

Reader’s Workshop

Reading – Strong focus on reading strategies and comprehension (recall events in text)

 

Literacy Group Rotations:

Writing – Information report and narrative

Grammar – Adjectives (Year 1) and expanding sentences (Year 2)

Spelling – Sound of the week/list words activities

 

Year 1

‘y’ words

Example spelling list words:

win

sit

stop

fry

dry

crying

sky

more

before

myself

Year 2

‘or’, ‘aw’, ‘au’ and ‘al’ for /or/ sound

Example spelling list words:

twig

from

torch

walk

jaw

north

straw

saucepan

ninety

hundred

Word lists consist of revision words, ‘sound of the week’ words and tricky words.

 

Maths Focus:

  • Measurement
  • Time

 

Christian Studies: Christian Living

Students will investigate how Christians are to live in relationship with God and each other.

 

Unit of Inquiry: Sharing the Planet

Central Idea: Human activity influences living things

LOI 1: Living things and endangered species

LOI 2: The impact of human activity

LOI 3: Our responsibility to living things

 

 

There is a lot of excitement over Photo Day as well as the Monarto Zoo excursion and camp coming up soon. We are mindful and are watching the COVID situation in South Australia very closely, however, will proceed with the planning and execution of the excursion and camp so long as it is safe to do so and no new restrictions come into effect. It is a fluid situation and we will certainly keep you updated of any changes.

 

Here are some reminders and information:

 

Year 1 Excursion & Year 2 Zoo Snooze/Camp

As part of our ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit, we will be going to Monarto Zoo for an excursion (Year 1s) and Zoo snooze/camp (Year 2s) on Thursday, 20th of August (Term 3, Week 5). Please return signed forms to your child’s teacher as soon as possible. Volunteers will be contacted very soon.

Excursion/camp costs have been added to the school fees and is due on Monday, 17th of August. If you are experiencing difficulties or are concerned about the payment, please contact Karen Howell (Business Manager) to make an alternative arrangement.

 

Parent Helpers

We are seeking some parent volunteers to help with reading in the mornings (Tuesday – Thursday). Please let your class teachers know if you are able/willing to help out. Any help would be great. Thank you!

 

School Photos

Unfortunately, the distribution of envelopes for school photos occurred a lot later than we had hoped. These were distributed Tuesday, 4th of August. Could you please return these ASAP? To clarify the wearing of uniform for photos:

  • Foundation and Yr 1 students: short sleeve polo shirt and tracksuit pants. The students will be asked to remove jackets, rugby tops so please make sure these are named.
  • Yr 2 – 6 students: Uniform as written in the Uniform handbook. Preferably we would like all shirts to be long sleeved. There will be no ties, jumpers, jackets etc. worn in the photos.

 

The photographers are very good in balancing all photos, taking into account this final year of our transition with the uniform.

 

Reports

All reports were sent home on Friday, 31st of July.

  • Teachers are more than willing to discuss the report with you, if you need clarification or wish to explore parts of the report. Please make an appointment directly with the teacher.
  • It is noted that there were some quite high absences during the first semester. Students were marked as absent if parents chose to keep students at home during the uncertainty of COVID prior to Easter. Once we had online learning, students were marked as present if they were at school or logged in, in the morning class time. If you are concerned about the record of absences which are recorded please contact us.

 

Illness

One of the clear directions we have received in regard to being COVID aware/safe is to stay home if feeling unwell. While we had great compliance with this last term, we are noticing that some students are coming to school with symptoms of runny nose/headache. If a student presents to the office or the classroom with such symptoms, you will be asked to collect them.

 

Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 5/6H and FW.

Combined worship – this Friday 7 August led by Year 3/4M and Friday 14 August led by Joel Schiller.

School Photos – Save the date – Tuesday 11 August. More information can be found in the iNewsletter.

Date Night – Friday 28 August. Date night is for you to enjoy some ‘child-free’ time while your children are supervised by GGOSH staff. Children will be fed pizza, watch a movie and have a snack. The cost is $5 per family and payment can be made via the QKR! app. Please make sure that you fill out the form on Qkr! to include all children’s names and an emergency contact name and number for catering and staffing purposes. Please note, only children over 3 years of age and out of nappies can be catered for at GGOSH.  If your children are already in GGOSH after school, please speak to staff about giving your permission to sign them out of GGOSH and into Date Night. We will advise you of the movie when it has been decided.

Father’s Day Stall: Thursday 3 September – is held so that students can select a gift/s for their dad/important male figure for Father’s Day. Gifts are $5 each and parents can purchase a ticket for these items via the Qkr! App. Up to six gifts can be purchased by each student. Purchasing closes on 31 August at 5 pm.

Middle Of Term (MOT) breakfast: we welcome all our community to join us on Wednesday 26 August from 8-8.30 am. Our P & F will be providing muffins and there will be coffee available to purchase from café connect.

GGLC Playgroup returns on 12 August from 9.30-11 am. There is music, story, craft and playtime. The cost is $3 per child, $6 for two or more. Please bring your own snack. For more details, please email office@gglc.org.au

 

Term 3 Calendar 2020

Term 3, Monday July 20 – Friday September 25 (10 weeks)

Week 4
Tuesday 11 August – School Photos

Week 5
National Science Week
Thursday 20 August – Year 1/2 excursion to Monarto Zoo
Thursday 20 August – Year 2 sleepover at Monarto Zoo (returning to school Friday afternoon – 21 August)

Week 6
Tuesday 25 August – Book week dress-up day and parade
Wednesday 26 August – MOT Breakfast at 8:00-8:30 pm
Thursday 27 August – Book week read around

Week 7
Monday 31 August – P & F Meeting 7:00 pm in the Staff Admin Building
Friday 4 September – Pupil Free Day (Show day)

Week 8
Friday 11 September – Special Persons Afternoon at 1 pm

Week 9
Thursday 17 September – Endeavour College Year 10-12 Drama Evening

Week 10
Friday 25 September – Sports Day

 

Marion Chan: chan.marion@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Emma Fitridge: fitridge.emma@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Kayla Dametto: dametto.kayla@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Melanie Arnold: arnold.melanie@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

 

Have a great week,

Emma Fitridge, Kayla Dametto, Marion Chan & Mel Arnold

 

Week 5

 

Year 1/2 2020 Newsletter

 

Term 3 Week 5

 

Home Inquiry

 

Sharing (Week 4 & 5) – My impact on living things and the environment

What do you do at home that positively impacts living things and/or the environment? Students share things they do or practices they have at home that demonstrates their care for living things and/or the environment.

 

Reading – Approximately 10 minutes each night. Please record reading in your reading journals.

Sound of the week- See the weekly sound and spelling list below. Students can practise these in a variety of ways- be creative! It is important to practise these words both written and orally. Extension: Brainstorm other words that have the same sound.

 

 

Term 3: Week 5 Program

Our week of learning

Reader’s Workshop

Reading – Strong focus on reading strategies and comprehension (recall events in text)

 

Literacy Group Rotations:

Writing – Information report, persuasive (Year 2) and narrative

Grammar – Final blends (Year 1) and conjunctions (Year 2)

Spelling – Sound of the week/list words activities

 

Year 1

‘ow’ words

Example spelling list words:

box

job

bulb

own

grow

elbow

yellow

other

were

snowman

Year 2

‘ey’ for /ee/ sound

Example spelling list words:

film

kept

key

honey

money

donkey

chimney

journey

thousand

million

Word lists consist of revision words, ‘sound of the week’ words and tricky words.

 

Maths Focus:

  • Measurement
  • Time

 

Christian Studies: Christian Living

Students will investigate how Christians are to live in relationship with God and each other.

 

Unit of Inquiry: Sharing the Planet

Central Idea: Human activity influences living things

LOI 1: Living animals and plants

LOI 2: The impact of human activity

LOI 3: Our responsibility to living things

 

 

The Monarto Zoo excursion and camp is fast approaching. There are some nerves but a whole lot of excitement from the students. This week, students are also starting to design and build a model/diorama that represents their chosen human activity. They are investigating the impact of human activity on living things and are beginning to identify their responsibilities and actions they can take to positively impact living things.

 

Here are some reminders and information:

 

Year 1 Excursion & Year 2 Zoo Snooze/Camp

As part of our ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit, we will be going to Monarto Zoo for an excursion (Year 1s) and Zoo snooze/camp (Year 2s) on Thursday, 20th of August (Term 3, Week 5). If you have not returned signed consent forms, please do so ASAP.

We apologise for the confusion caused with the payment of the excursion/camp cost. As mentioned in the email sent on Tuesday, 11th of August, the cost will be added to the Term 4 school fees. No separate payment is required and if you have done so, it will be returned to you.

To reiterate, Year 1s will be wearing their regular school uniform to the excursion. They are to have a small backpack with their water bottle, fruit snack, recess and lunch for the day.

Year 2s are to wear weather-appropriate, casual clothes. Please pack a separate backpack and overnight bag. The backpack needs to have a water bottle, fruit snack, lunch and afternoon snack. Please refer to the information sent with the permission forms for what to pack in their overnight bag.

 

Parent Helpers

We are seeking some parent volunteers to help with reading in the mornings (Tuesday – Thursday). Please let your class teachers know if you are able/willing to help out. Any help would be great. Thank you!

 

Book Week

An article containing information regarding Book Week 2020 has been attached separately to the cluster newsletter. To find out about this year’s theme and Book Week events, please read the article.

 

Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 5/6H and 3/4S.

Combined worship – this Friday 14 August led by Joel Schiller and Friday 21 August led by Pastor Greg.

Date Night – Friday 28 August. Date night is for you to enjoy some ‘child-free’ time while your children are supervised by GGOSH staff. Children will be fed pizza, watch a movie and have a snack. The cost is $5 per family and payment can be made via the QKR! app. Please make sure that you fill out the form on Qkr! to include all children’s names and an emergency contact name and number for catering and staffing purposes. Please note, only children over 3 years of age and out of nappies can be catered for at GGOSH.  If your children are already in GGOSH after school, please speak to staff about giving your permission to sign them out of GGOSH and into Date Night. We will advise you of the movie when it has been decided.

Father’s Day Stall: Thursday 3 September – is held so that students can select a gift/s for their dad/important male figure for Father’s Day. Gifts are $5 each and parents can purchase a ticket for these items via the Qkr! App. Up to six gifts can be purchased by each student. Purchasing closes on 31 August at 5 pm.

Middle Of Term (MOT) breakfast: We welcome all our community to join us on Wednesday 26 August from 8-8.30 am. Our P & F will be providing muffins and there will be coffee available to purchase from café connect.

GGLC Playgroup returned on 12 August from 9.30-11 am. There is music, story, craft and playtime. The cost is $3 per child, $6 for two or more. Please bring your own snack. For more details, please email office@gglc.org.au

Term 3 Calendar 2020

Term 3, Monday July 20 – Friday September 25 (10 weeks)

Week 5
National Science Week
Thursday 20 August – Year 1/2 excursion to Monarto Zoo
Thursday 20 August – Year 2 sleepover at Monarto Zoo (returning to school Friday afternoon – 21 August)

Week 6
Tuesday 25 August – Book week dress-up day and parade
Wednesday 26 August – MOT Breakfast at 8:00-8:30 pm
Thursday 27 August – Book week read around

Week 7
Monday 31 August – P & F Meeting 7:00 pm in the Staff Admin Building
Friday 4 September – Pupil Free Day (Show day)

Week 8


Week 9


Week 10
Friday 25 September – Sports Day 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

 

Marion Chan: chan.marion@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Emma Fitridge: fitridge.emma@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Kayla Dametto: dametto.kayla@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Melanie Arnold: arnold.melanie@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

 

Have a great week,

Emma Fitridge, Kayla Dametto, Marion Chan & Mel Arnold

 

Week 6

 

Year 1/2 2020 Newsletter

 

Term 3 Week 6

 

Home Inquiry

 

Sharing (Week 6 & 7) – My daily schedule

Using digital and/or analogue time, write or draw a schedule of your daily activities and share some things you do in a day. You can pick any day of the week.

 

Reading – Approximately 10 minutes each night. Please record reading in your reading journals.

Sound of the week- See the weekly sound and spelling list below. Students can practise these in a variety of ways- be creative! It is important to practise these words both written and orally. Extension: Brainstorm other words that have the same sound.

 

 

Term 3: Week 6 Program

Our week of learning

Reader’s Workshop

Reading – Strong focus on reading strategies and comprehension (recall events in text)

 

Literacy Group Rotations:

Writing – Information report, persuasive (Year 2) and narrative

Grammar – compound words (Year 1) and plurals (Year 2)

Spelling – Sound of the week/list words activities

 

Year 1

‘ew’ words

Example spelling list words:

bud

sun

held

few

flew

grew

chew

because

want

newspaper

Year 2

/ear/ sound

Example spelling list words:

grip

milk

ear

dear

year

tear

spear

earrings

zero

equals

Word lists consist of revision words, ‘sound of the week’ words and tricky words.

 

Maths Focus:

  • Time

 

Christian Studies: Christian Living

Students will investigate how Christians are to live in relationship with God and each other.

 

Unit of Inquiry: How the World Works

Central Idea: The process of design uses the understanding of scientific principles

LOI 1: Scientific principles

LOI 2: Design process

LOI 3: How scientific principles influence design

 

 

All the children had a fabulous time at Monarto Zoo! Everyone enjoyed a really unique experience and not only did everyone have a great time, but they learnt a lot about animals and the care and conservation of wildlife and the environment. This week is another exciting week with Book Week and MOT. We look forward to seeing everyone’s creative costumes on Tuesday and enjoying a delicious breakfast with you, your family and the rest of the school community on Wednesday.

 

Here are some reminders and information:

 

Parent Helpers

We are seeking some parent volunteers to help with reading in the mornings (Tuesday – Thursday). Please let your class teachers know if you are able/willing to help out. Any help would be great. Thank you!

 

Assembly – Instrumental students sharing this week.

Worship – this Friday 21 August led by Pastor Greg and Friday 28 August led by Year 1/2D.

Date Night – Friday 28 August. Date night is for you to enjoy some ‘child-free’ time while your children are supervised by GGOSH staff. Children will be fed pizza, watch a movie and have a snack. The cost is $5 per family and payment can be made via the QKR! app. Please make sure that you fill out the form on Qkr! to include all children’s names and an emergency contact name and number for catering and staffing purposes. Please note, only children over 3 years of age and out of nappies can be catered for at GGOSH.  If your children are already in GGOSH after school, please speak to staff about giving your permission to sign them out of GGOSH and into Date Night. We will advise you of the movie when it has been decided.

Father’s Day Stall: Thursday 3 September – is held so that students can select a gift/s for their dad/important male figure for Father’s Day. Gifts are $5 each and parents can purchase a ticket for these items via the Qkr! App. Up to six gifts can be purchased by each student. Purchasing closes on 31 August at 5 pm.

Middle Of Term (MOT) breakfast: we welcome all our community to join us on Wednesday 26 August from 8-8.30 am. Our P & F will be providing muffins and there will be coffee available to purchase from café connect.

GGLC Playgroup returned on 12 August from 9.30-11 am. There is music, story, craft and playtime. The cost is $3 per child, $6 for two or more. Please bring your own snack. For more details, please email office@gglc.org.au

Term 3 Calendar 2020

Term 3, Monday July 20 – Friday September 25 (10 weeks)

Week 6
Tuesday 25 August – Book week dress-up day and parade
Wednesday 26 August – MOT Breakfast at 8:00-8:30 pm
Thursday 27 August – Book week read around

Friday 28 August – Date Night

Week 7
Monday 31 August – P & F Meeting 7:00 pm in the Staff Admin Building
Thursday 3 September – Father’s Day Stall

Friday 4 September – Pupil Free Day

Week 8


Week 9

Thursday 17 September – Endeavour College Year 10-12 Drama Evening

Week 10
Friday 25 September – Sports Day 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Marion Chan: chan.marion@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Emma Fitridge: fitridge.emma@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Kayla Dametto: dametto.kayla@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Melanie Arnold: arnold.melanie@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

 

Have a great week,

Emma Fitridge, Kayla Dametto, Marion Chan & Mel Arnold

 

Week 7

 

Year 1/2 2020 Newsletter

 

Term 3 Week 7

 

Home Inquiry

 

Sharing (Week 6 & 7) – My daily schedule

Using digital and/or analogue time, write or draw a schedule of your daily activities and share some things you do in a day. You can pick any day of the week.

 

Reading – Approximately 10 minutes each night. Please record reading in your reading journals.

Sound of the week- See the weekly sound and spelling list below. Students can practise these in a variety of ways- be creative! It is important to practise these words both written and orally. Extension: Brainstorm other words that have the same sound.

 

 

Term 3: Week 7 Program

Our week of learning

Reader’s Workshop

Reading – Strong focus on reading strategies and comprehension (recall events in text)

 

Literacy Group Rotations:

Writing – Information report (Year 1 and 2), narrative (Year 1 and 2), and persuasive (Year 2 only)

Grammar – alphabetical order (Year 1) and word webs (Year 2)

Spelling – Sound of the week/list words activities

 

Year 1

‘ou’ words

Example spelling list words:

bat

pet

self

out

our

round

mouth

saw

put

outside

Year 2

Silent ‘h’ words

Example spelling list words:

belt

farm

hour

ghost

rhyme

rhythm

honest

rhinoceros

centimetre

metre

Word lists consist of revision words, ‘sound of the week’ words and tricky words.

 

Maths Focus:

  • Time – clocks, months of the year and calendars.

 

Christian Studies: Christian Living

Students will investigate how Christians are to live in relationship with God and each other.

 

Unit of Inquiry: How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea: Ideas allow us to think, create and express ourselves

LOI 1: Ideas as a tool for learning

LOI 2: Ways in which we discover and communicate ideas

LOI 3: Inspiration leads to creativity

 

 

We had an exciting week celebrating Book Week and sharing MOT breakfast with the school community. We loved the creativity of the students’ costumes and characters. This week, we will be starting our new unit of inquiry, ‘How We Express Ourselves’.  We will be exploring what ideas are and how we can discover and communicate ideas.

 

Here are some reminders and information:

 

Parent Helpers

We are seeking some parent volunteers to help with reading in the mornings (Tuesday – Thursday). Please let your class teachers know if you are able/willing to help out. Any help would be great. Thank you!

 

Assembly: classes sharing this week are 3/4S and FH.

Worship: this Friday 28 August led by Mrs Zadow and Friday 4 September is a pupil free day.

School Survey: Golden Grove Lutheran Primary School has engaged the assistance of Wayne Gehling, a Marketing Consultant to assist us in reviewing our School Marketing Plan. To commence this School Marketing Plan process for GGLPS, surveys are being conducted which will provide helpful data from various segments within our school community. As a current family of GGLPS, Wayne would highly value your thoughts and opinions. By now, all school families should have received an email with a link to the survey. Please take the time to provide us with your feedback so that we can improve on our strengths and weaknesses. If you have not received this email, please email Tanya Wilson.

Date Night: Friday 28 August. Date night is for you to enjoy some ‘child-free’ time while your children are supervised by GGOSH staff. Children will be fed pizza, watch a movie and have a snack. The cost is $5 per family and payment can be made via the QKR! app. Please make sure that you fill out the form on Qkr! to include all children’s names and an emergency contact name and number for catering and staffing purposes. Please note, only children over 3 years of age and out of nappies can be catered for at GGOSH.  If your children are already in GGOSH after school, please speak to staff about giving your permission to sign them out of GGOSH and into Date Night. We will advise you of the movie when it has been decided.

Father’s Day Stall: Thursday 3 September – is held so that students can select a gift/s for their dad/important male figure for Father’s Day. Gifts are $5 each and parents can purchase a ticket for these items via the Qkr! App. Up to six gifts can be purchased by each student. Purchasing closes on 31 August at 5 pm.

October Vac Care: bookings are now open and can be accessed through our website. The program is available on our website. Bookings close 18 September at 5 pm.

GGLC Playgroup: returned on 12 August from 9.30-11 am. There is music, story, craft and playtime. The cost is $3 per child, $6 for two or more. Please bring your own snack. For more details, please email office@gglc.org.au

Sports Day Essentials: offer parents and caregivers free shipping by ordering sports day items which also benefit our school. For more information, head over to the sports day essentials fundraiser page on our website.

Term 3 Calendar 2020

Term 3, Monday July 20 – Friday September 25 (10 weeks)

Week 7
Monday 31 August – P & F Meeting 7:00 pm in the Staff Admin Building
Thursday 3 September – Father’s Day Stall

Friday 4 September – Pupil Free Day

Week 8


Week 9

Thursday 17 September – Endeavour College Year 10-12 Drama Evening

Week 10
Friday 25 September – Sports Day 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Marion Chan: chan.marion@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Emma Fitridge: fitridge.emma@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Kayla Dametto: dametto.kayla@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Melanie Arnold: arnold.melanie@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

 

Have a great week,

Emma Fitridge, Kayla Dametto, Marion Chan & Mel Arnold

 

 

 

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