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Term 4 - Week 1

Year 4 Newsletter

 

Term 4, Week 1

LOOKING BACK: REFLECTIONS ON WEEK 1

Sharing the Planet: Students have taken on the role of a case manager for a client who requires equal access in their community. They have reflected on their findings and records from last term’s guest speakers to respond to and work out what could be required in order to support equal access for their “client” in the community.

English: Classes have looked at the language in persuasive texts which has linked with equal access and made use of the notes taken throughout the unit from primary resources.

Mathematics: Investigating time/ connecting with fractions and collecting, interpreting data.

Christian Studies: Students have begun tuning into the Christian Beliefs inquiry to show their prior knowledge of the life, teaching and times of Jesus.

LOOKING FORWARD: WEEK 2 TERM 4 CURRICULUM

How we organize ourselves: Next week we will unveil our new unit, and begin by unpacking the concepts and central idea. Stay tuned!

English: Developing persuasive writing skills and vocabulary, proof reading and punctuation.

Mathematics: Reflecting on time – understanding fractions of times in terms of minutes past the hour and units of time. Collecting, representing and interpreting data.

Christian Studies: Students to find out about the cultural context of Jesus day. This will support learners to reflect on the application of Jesus’ actions and words to their own personal and social life.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

 

 

  • Samaritan’s Purse – This year we will be continuing to support the operation Christmas child program which is part of the Samaritan’s purse organisation. We were involved last year and made up over 100 boxes to be given to children who have very little at Christmas time. Boxes can be bought from the front office for 50c. With your family, you can choose which age and gender of a child the box will be for, fill it with different items that are within the guidelines found on the pamphlet or website, return it to school by Friday 27th October. We will bless these boxes in our school community before sending them to children overseas https://www.samaritanspurse.org.au/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

 

  • There are some boxes in the classroom for your child to contribute to, along with a pamphlet about suitable things to bring along. We will donate our boxes to a girl and a boy aged 10 from each of our classes. Please bring along your contributions by the Thursday of next week (Oct 26th).

 

 

 

 

  • Worship – Friday 20th led by Pastor Greg and Friday 27th led by 2B

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Save the dates

o Saturday 4th November 10:00am – Westfield TTP Christmas Parade – (registrations open 27 September – 50 spots available for school families to participate in the GGLPS Group via GGLPS website)

 

 

 

 

Wk

 

 

Term Calendar

 

 

2

 

 

Mon 23/10

 

 

P & F at 7:00pm in the Staff Admin Building – All welcome

 

 

Wed 25/10-27/10

 

 

Year 3 Camp to Narnu

 

 

Fri 27/10

 

 

Year 1 Sleepover

 

 

3

 

 

Wed 1/11

 

 

Parenting Workshop facilitated by Mark LeMessurier (7:00 pm) RAISING BEAUT KIDS – What’s your parenting style? Is it working? Is it healthy and sustainable? Let’s explore!

 

 

Thur 2/11

 

 

Year 6 exhibition sharing with parents and community

 

 

Fri 3/11

 

 

CC’s Rotation Night

 

 

Sat 4/11

 

 

Trivia Night

 

 

4

 

 

Tue 7/11 – Fri 10/11

 

 

Year 3 and 4 Swimming Lessons at Waterworld

 

 

Thur 9/11

 

 

Year 3 Indigenous incursion

 

 

5

 

 

Tues 14/11

 

 

Reception Road Safety Centre

 

 

Wed 15/11

 

 

MOT Breakfast 7:45am-8:30am

Connected Schools Athletics Day

 

 

6

 

 

Fri 24/11

 

 

Endeavour College Valedictory Service

CC’s Wheels night

 

 

Sun 26/11

 

 

Annual Christmas picnic

 

 

7

 

 

Mon 27/11

 

 

Transition day for 2018 Receptions

P & F AGM meeting at 7:00pm in staff admin building

 

 

Wed 29/11

 

 

Junior Primary First Aid Course

 

 

Thur 30/11

 

 

Upper Primary First Aid Course

 

 

Fri 1/12

 

 

Chapel with Chris Jaensch

Choir singing at Village Shopping Centre

 

 

8

 

 

Mon 4/12

 

 

Transition day for 2018 Receptions

 

 

Tues 5/12-8/12

 

 

Swimming lessons for Reception – Year 2

 

 

Thur 7/12

 

 

Endeavour College Senior Years Service

 

 

9

 

 

Mon 11/12

 

 

Endeavour College Middle Years Service

Transition day for 2018 Receptions – Move up morning

Twilight Carols 6:00pm

 

 

Wed 13/12

 

 

Closing Chapel at 2:30pm

Graduation service at 7:00pm

 

 

Thur 14/12

 

 

Last student day of year – non compulsory day

 

 

Fri 15/12

 

 

GGOSH available

 

May God bless your week!

Jacquie and James

Term 4 - Week 2

Year 4 Newsletter

 

Term 4, Week 2

LOOKING BACK: REFLECTIONS ON WEEK 2

Sharing the Planet: Classes have completed a summative reflection to show their understanding of equal access from a wider perspective to demonstrate their understandings of the central idea and lines of inquiry. Students also formulated further questions around equal access they still have.

How we organize ourselves: Classes have begun tuning into our new transdisciplinary theme through sharing knowledge and understandings of systems in households and what makes it possible for families to live close together.

English: Classes have constructed persuasive texts, edited and improved their writing which is linked with equal access.

Mathematics: We have focused on examples of data collection, different ways to represent data and reasons for these methods. Student have been given data across 4 different classes about clubs students are a part of outside of school which students belong to. They are required to construct two representations and give reasons for their choices.

Christian Studies: Students have been tuning into the Christian Beliefs inquiry to show their prior knowledge of the Jesus and life at the time of Jesus.

LOOKING FORWARD: WEEK 3 TERM 4 CURRICULUM

How we organize ourselves: Unpacking the concepts and central idea. Investigating human made systems.

English: Persuasive writing, Effective spelling strategies

Mathematics: Data Collection, representation and interpretation

Christian Studies: Over the following weeks we will investigate the social context and groups of Jesus time, how people reacted to Jesus and Jesus acted and responded to different groups in society. This will support learners to reflect on the application of Jesus’ actions and words to their own personal and social life.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

 

 

  • · Samaritan’s Purse – This year we will be continuing to support the operation Christmas child program which is part of the Samaritan’s purse organisation. We were involved last year and made up over 100 boxes to be given to children who have very little at Christmas time. Boxes can be bought from the front office for 50c. With your family, you can choose which age and gender of a child the box will be for, fill it with different items that are within the guidelines found on the pamphlet or website, return it to school by Friday 27th October. We will bless these boxes in our school community before sending them to children overseas https://www.samaritanspurse.org.au/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

 

 

 

 

  • · Worship – Friday 27th led by 2B and Friday 3rd November led by Reception S (500th year celebration of the Lutheran church)

 

 

 

 

  • · Westfield TTP Christmas Parade – Saturday 4th November 10:00am This year we will be having a group from GGLPS in the Westfield Christmas Parade on Saturday 4th November. The parade will commence at 10am with an expected arrival to the centre around 10:45-11am. We have 50 spots available in the Parade for families of GGLPS to participate. We will have a banner promoting the school and will hand out lollies and balloons along the way. Students will be required to wear their school sports uniform and both children and adults are encouraged to wear Christmas accessories. If you would like to participate, register in the GGLPS Group via GGLPS website

 

  • · Trivia Night – On Saturday 4th November, the GGLPS community will be coming together for an 80’s themed Trivia Night! So get a group together, dress up in your best 80’s gear and get ready to test your useful (and useless) knowledge! Lots of prizes to be won. Not familiar with the ’80s? General trivia will also be included (but it wouldn’t hurt to prepare for a special ’80s round…) If you would like to come to Trivia Night but don’t have a team, feel free to sign up as an individual or small group and we will help you join a team. Tickets are $10 per person with proceeds going towards robotics equipment. You can have a maximum of 10 people on your table. BYO drinks and nibbles. 7pm for a 7:30pm start. Please pay for your tickets at the front office register now via our website

 

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

 

 

 

 

  • · Canteen – The canteen is proving very popular with students right across the two campuses. Grace, the canteen convenor is doing an absolutely wonderful job but needs more help to maintain the wonderful service she is providing. This is a call out (a plea) for help, especially on Fridays. Grace would appreciate any assistance on a Friday, even if it was for an hour or two (help on Mondays and Wednesdays would be appreciated as well). If you can help can you please contact Grace on egraceholmes@gmail.com
    If you can only help once this term, that’s fine – Grace is not after a regular commitment and you could nominate a date in several weeks.

 

 

Save the dates

o Saturday 4th November 10:00am – Westfield TTP Christmas Parade – (register to participate in the GGLPS Group via GGLPS website)

 

Wed 13/12

 

 

Closing Chapel at 2:30pm

Graduation service at 7:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wk

 

 

Term Calendar

 

 

2

 

 

Fri 27/10

 

 

Year 1 Sleepover

 

 

3

 

 

Wed 1/11

 

 

Parenting Workshop facilitated by Mark LeMessurier (7:00 pm) RAISING BEAUT KIDS – What’s your parenting style? Is it working? Is it healthy and sustainable? Let’s explore!

 

 

Thur 2/11

 

 

Year 6 exhibition sharing with parents and community

 

 

Fri 3/11

 

 

CC’s Rotation Night (register now)

 

 

Sat 4/11

 

 

Trivia Night (register now)

 

 

4

 

 

Tue 7/11 – Fri 10/11

 

 

Year 3 and 4 Swimming Lessons at Waterworld

 

 

Thur 9/11

 

 

Year 3 Indigenous incursion

 

 

5

 

 

Tues 14/11

 

 

Reception Road Safety Centre

 

 

Wed 15/11

 

 

MOT Breakfast 7:45am-8:30am

Connected Schools Athletics Day

 

 

6

 

 

Fri 24/11

 

 

Endeavour College Valedictory Service

CC’s Wheels night (save the date)

 

 

Sun 26/11

 

 

Annual Christmas picnic

 

 

7

 

 

Mon 27/11

 

 

Transition day for 2018 Receptions

P & F AGM meeting at 7:00pm in staff admin building

 

 

Wed 29/11

 

 

Junior Primary First Aid Course

 

 

Thur 30/11

 

 

Upper Primary First Aid Course

 

 

Fri 1/12

 

 

Chapel with Chris Jaensch

Choir singing at Village Shopping Centre

 

 

8

 

 

Mon 4/12

 

 

Transition day for 2018 Receptions

 

 

Tues 5/12-8/12

 

 

Swimming lessons for Reception – Year 2

 

 

Thur 7/12

 

 

Endeavour College Senior Years Service

 

 

9

 

 

Mon 11/12

 

 

Endeavour College Middle Years Service

Transition day for 2018 Receptions – Move up morning

 

 

Tues 12/12

 

 

Twilight Carols 6:00pm

 

 

Thur 14/12

 

 

Last student day of year – non compulsory day

 

 

Fri 15/12

 

 

GGOSH available

May God bless your week!

Jacquie and James

Term 4 - Week 3

Year 4 Newsletter

 

Term 4, Week 3

LOOKING BACK: REFLECTIONS ON WEEK 3

How we organize ourselves: Classes have begun unpacking our new central idea and shared findings about systems within households.

English: Classes have constructed persuasive texts, edited and improved their writing.

Mathematics: Student have started representing data from across 4 different classes about clubs they are a part of outside of school in two different ways and are required to give reasons for their chosen methods.

Christian Studies: Students have been tuning into the Christian Beliefs inquiry to investigate the social context and groups of Jesus time and formulated questions.

LOOKING FORWARD: WEEK 4 TERM 4 CURRICULUM

SWIMMING LESSONS FOR YEAR 3 AND 4 ARE NEXT TUESDAY 7th – FRIDAY 10th NOVEMBER AT WATERWORLD

How we organize ourselves: Investigating human made systems and how they are supported by structures, to better understand what makes it possible for families to live close together. Ask your child what the central idea of this unit is!

English: Persuasive writing, effective spelling strategies

Mathematics: Data collection, representation and interpretation, mental computation

Christian Studies: Over the following weeks we will explore how people reacted to Jesus, and ways Jesus acted and responded to different groups in society. What different cultural/ religious groups were there in Jesus’ time? What about today, in our society?

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

 

 

  • · Worship – Friday 3rd November led by Reception S (500th year celebration of the Lutheran church) and Friday 10th November led by Paul (Holy Communion)

 

 

 

 

  • · Westfield TTP Christmas Parade this Saturday – 4th November 10:00am This year we will be having a group from GGLPS in the Westfield Christmas Parade. The parade will commence at 10am with an expected arrival to the centre around 10:45-11am. We have 50 spots available in the Parade for families of GGLPS to participate. We will have a banner promoting the school and will hand out lollies and balloons along the way. Students will be required to wear their school sports uniform and both children and adults are encouraged to wear Christmas accessories. If you would like to participate, register in the GGLPS Group via GGLPS website

 

  • · Trivia Night this Saturday – 4th November, the GGLPS community will be coming together for an 80’s themed Trivia Night! So get a group together, dress up in your best 80’s gear and get ready to test your useful (and useless) knowledge! Lots of prizes to be won. Not familiar with the ’80s? General trivia will also be included (but it wouldn’t hurt to prepare for a special ’80s round…) If you would like to come to Trivia Night but don’t have a team, feel free to sign up as an individual or small group and we will help you join a team. Tickets are $10 per person with proceeds going towards robotics equipment. You can have a maximum of 10 people on your table. BYO drinks and nibbles. 7pm for a 7:30pm start. Please pay for your tickets at the front office register now via our website

 

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

 

 

 

 

  • · Canteen – The canteen is proving very popular with students right across the two campuses. Grace, the canteen convenor is doing an absolutely wonderful job but needs more help to maintain the wonderful service she is providing. This is a call out (a plea) for help, especially on Fridays. Grace would appreciate any assistance on a Friday, even if it was for an hour or two (help on Mondays and Wednesdays would be appreciated as well). If you can help can you please contact Grace on egraceholmes@gmail.com
    If you can only help once this term, that’s fine – Grace is not after a regular commitment and you could nominate a date in several weeks.

 

 

 

 

  • · CC’s this Friday night – 3rd November from 6:30pm-8:00pm – Rotation night involves movies, games and Christmas craft. There will be a rotation every 30 minutes at each station. A light snack will be provided. Please register online via our website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • · I don’t have time – November 8 at 7:00pm-8:30pm – A Connected Schools event hosted by Good ShepherdJoin us for an evening of conversation, fun, drinks and nibbles with Audrey Thomas, co-author of the award-winning book – I Don’t Have Time. Audrey will share some of her favourite stories from the book, talk about how we can untangle ourselves from the ‘cult of busy’ and take us ‘behind the book’ for a peek at life as an author and working parent (spoiler: it’s chaos at times!) There’ll also be plenty of time for questions and answers. For catering purposes, bookings are essential https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/i-dont-have-time-behind-the-book-with-audrey-thomas-registration-39136041955

 

 

 

Wed 13/12

 

 

Closing Chapel at 2:30pm

Graduation service at 7:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wk

 

 

Term Calendar

 

 

3

 

 

Wed 1/11

 

 

Parenting Workshop facilitated by Mark LeMessurier (7:00 pm) RAISING BEAUT KIDS – What’s your parenting style? Is it working? Is it healthy and sustainable? Let’s explore!

 

 

Thur 2/11

 

 

Year 6 exhibition sharing with parents and community

 

 

Fri 3/11

 

 

CC’s Rotation Night (register now)

 

 

Sat 4/11

 

 

Trivia Night (register now)

 

 

4

 

 

Tue 7/11 – Fri 10/11

 

 

Year 3 and 4 Swimming Lessons at Waterworld

 

 

Thur 9/11

 

 

Year 3 Indigenous incursion

 

 

5

 

 

Tues 14/11

 

 

Reception Road Safety Centre

 

 

Wed 15/11

 

 

MOT Breakfast 7:45am-8:30am

Connected Schools Athletics Day

 

 

6

 

 

Fri 24/11

 

 

Endeavour College Valedictory Service

CC’s Wheels night (save the date)

 

 

Sun 26/11

 

 

Annual Christmas picnic

 

 

7

 

 

Mon 27/11

 

 

Transition day for 2018 Receptions

P & F AGM meeting at 7:00pm in staff admin building

 

 

Wed 29/11

 

 

Junior Primary First Aid Course

 

 

Thur 30/11

 

 

Upper Primary First Aid Course

 

 

Fri 1/12

 

 

Chapel with Chris Jaensch

Choir singing at Village Shopping Centre

 

 

8

 

 

Mon 4/12

 

 

Transition day for 2018 Receptions

 

 

Tues 5/12-8/12

 

 

Swimming lessons for Reception – Year 2

 

 

Thur 7/12

 

 

Endeavour College Senior Years Service

 

 

9

 

 

Mon 11/12

 

 

Endeavour College Middle Years Service

Transition day for 2018 Receptions – Move up morning

 

 

Tues 12/12

 

 

Twilight Carols 6:00pm

 

 

Thur 14/12

 

 

Last student day of year – non compulsory day

 

 

Fri 15/12

 

 

GGOSH available

 

May God bless your week!

Jacquie and James

Term 4 - Week 4

Year 4 Newsletter

 

Term 4, Week 4

LOOKING BACK: REFLECTIONS ON WEEK 4

How we organize ourselves: Students have explored human made systems, what makes them interconnected, to improve understandings of what makes it possible for communities to function.

English: Note taking and research skills around systems. Preparing presentations.

Mathematics: Data collection, representation and interpretation, mental computation

Christian Studies: Students have been investigating different cultural/ religious groups in Jesus’ time to relate this to today’s social context

Thank you for preparing, supporting and encouraging children this week during swim week.

LOOKING FORWARD: WEEK 5 TERM 4 CURRICULUM

How we organize ourselves: Classes will be finding out about the design and structure ofhuman made systems. We encourage you to discuss with your child what they have learnt so far. Talk about how these systems connect or relate to each other.

English: Effective spelling strategies, note taking and referencing skills when researching and taking records of information about systems

Mathematics: Revising data collection, representation and interpretation. Over the next few weeks classes will be looking at probability of everyday events and working with simple purchasing problems.

Christian Studies: Through the use of scripture, we will reflect on how people reacted to Jesus, and ways Jesus acted and responded to different groups in society.

EXCURSION: Year 4 students will attend the Endeavour Arts Showcase on Thursday 17th November between recess and lunch.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

 

 

  • · Worship – Friday 10th November led by Paul (Holy Communion) and Friday 17th November led by Jason

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

  • · Canteen – The canteen is proving very popular with students right across the two campuses. Grace, the canteen convenor is doing an absolutely wonderful job but needs more help to maintain the wonderful service she is providing. This is a call out (a plea) for help, especially on Fridays. Grace would appreciate any assistance on a Friday, even if it was for an hour or two (help on Mondays and Wednesdays would be appreciated as well). If you can help can you please contact Grace on egraceholmes@gmail.com
    If you can only help once this term, that’s fine – Grace is not after a regular commitment and you could nominate a date in several weeks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Golden Grove Lutheran Church competition – Can you think of a name for our café space that connects to our community or history? Dinner for two and movie tickets are up for grabs in the Name our Café competition. Enter competition by Dec 3

 

  • Classes 2018 – Any correspondence regarding class placements needs to be emailed to Shane or Tim by COB this Friday (10 Nov)

 

 

 

Wed 13/12

 

 

Closing Chapel at 2:30pm

Graduation service at 7:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wk

 

 

Term Calendar

 

 

5

 

 

Tues 14/11

 

 

Reception Road Safety Centre

 

 

Wed 15/11

 

 

MOT Breakfast 7:45am-8:30am

Connected Schools Athletics Day

 

 

6

 

 

Fri 24/11

 

 

Endeavour College Valedictory Service

CC’s Wheels night (save the date)

 

 

Sun 26/11

 

 

Annual Christmas picnic

 

 

7

 

 

Mon 27/11

 

 

Transition day for 2018 Receptions

P & F AGM meeting at 7:00pm in staff admin building

 

 

Wed 29/11

 

 

Junior Primary First Aid Course

 

 

Thur 30/11

 

 

Upper Primary First Aid Course

 

 

Fri 1/12

 

 

Chapel with Chris Jaensch

Choir singing at Village Shopping Centre

 

 

8

 

 

Mon 4/12

 

 

Transition day for 2018 Receptions

 

 

Tues 5/12-8/12

 

 

Swimming lessons for Reception – Year 2

 

 

Thur 7/12

 

 

Endeavour College Senior Years Service

 

 

9

 

 

Mon 11/12

 

 

Endeavour College Middle Years Service

Transition day for 2018 Receptions – Move up morning

 

 

Tues 12/12

 

 

Twilight Carols 6:00pm

 

 

Thur 14/12

 

 

Last student day of year – non compulsory day

 

 

Fri 15/12

 

 

GGOSH available

 

May God bless your week!

Jacquie and James

Term 4 - Week 5

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