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Week 2

Term 2 Week 2

We have certainly had a busy and productive first week back at school. The students have been enthusiastic to continue with our current unit of inquiry, the shaping of society is based on significant events in history. Students have started their summative assessment task which requires them to write their own lyrics to the first verse of the Billy Joel song, ‘We didn’t start the fire.’ Students have also looking at mapping and atlas skills in Maths and the features of persuasive texts in writing. The inquiry and persuasive writing task will be due at the end of week 2.

NAPLAN: Four tests will be administered to grade 5 students throughout next week. These tests are language conventions, writing, mathematics and reading. Students have been spending some time preparing by working through a practice test to expose them to similar questions that they will see on the day.  We have emphasised to students that this is not something that we need to feel anxious or worried about, yet this is one of many assessments to identify our strengths and areas for growth.

Progress Folders: Please return these to classrooms so that we can add more samples.

Worship– In Week 1 Pastor Greg will be leading Friday Chapel- Jesus appearing to the disciples on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)

In Week 2 the Year 3 Arnold/McCusker class will be leading Friday Chapel- not showing favouritism (James 2:1-4, 8-9)

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

P and F Meeting– the meeting will be held in the Admin building on Monday 8th of May at 7:00pm All Welcome.

Parent information sessions–  You can register for the ‘Learning to manage difficult behaviour (age 2-12 years) at http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/4f35d9dH1LU420yrbG  This course will be held on Wednesday 17th and 24th May at 7-9pm by child psychologist Dina Limbaris.

Wk Term 2 Calendar
2 Mon 8/5 P and F Meeting at 7pm
Tues 9/5-Thurs 11/5 NAPLAN Year 3 and 5
Fri 12/5 Mother’s Day Stall
3 Mon 15/5 ALWS Awareness Day Year 4-6
Wed 17/5 Parent information session- Dina Limbaris
Thurs 18/5 Connected Schools Worship (Year 4-6)
Fri 19/5 National Walk to School Safely Day
4 Mon 22/5-Wed 24/5 Year 4 Camp
Tues 23/5 ICAS Digital Technology
Wed 24/5 National Simultaneous Storytime

Parent information session- Dina Limbaris

Fri 26/5 CCs Roller Skating at Ingle Farm

Mainly Music Playgroup

5 Mon 29/5-Fri 2/6 Book Fair (8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)
Tues 30/5 ICAS Science
Wed 31/5 Middle of Term (MOT)
6 Fri 9/6 CCs Movie Night
7 Mon 12/6 Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Tues 13/6 ICAS Writing
Wed 14/6 ICAS Spelling
8 Mon 19/6 P and F Meeting at 7pm
Fri 23/6 CCs Bowling at Salisbury
9 Wed 28/6 School Photos

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Week 3

Term 2 Week 3

 

This week, we will begin our new unit of inquiry from the transdisciplinary unit of How we Organise Ourselves with a focus on the structure and function of organisations. We will be tuning in by looking at the concept of ‘trade’ and the value of items. Students will need to bring in something from home that they would like to trade. (Please note, that it may not be returned.)

In Maths, we will begin our inquiry into fractions, decimals and percentages. We have conducted pre- assessments to help support students to cater to individual needs with this diverse topic. Therefore, your child may have a different teacher for Maths over the coming weeks.

In English, students are continuing to read and write persuasive texts, analysing the key language features and persuasive devices.

ALWS mission morning is on Monday morning. This is an opportunity for a guest speaking from this organisation to share with the students their work in ministry overseas. The focus topic is ‘walk in Their Shoes’.

SAPSASA Soccer students will be representing our school on Monday. These students will need to wear sports uniform and long socks.

  • The school has recently purchased Sphero robots, allowing students the opportunity to learn how to code. Consequently we ask could students please download the Sphero LAB (lightning lab) program. This is a free program and will be utilised in class.
  • Worship– In Week 2 the Year 3 Arnold/McCusker class will be leading Friday Chapel- not showing favouritism (James 2:1-4, 8-9)

In Week  the 5/6 Napier class will be leading Friday Chapel- free will (Revelation 3:20)

***A special Connected Schools worship at Endeavour College (Year 4-9) is on Thursday 18th of May at 10:00am. Parents and friends are most welcome to join.*** Some students from our cluster have been invited to sing at this service.

 

  • Assembly– will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday at 2:30pm. Come along and see what is happening in the GGLPS community. 1 Lownds, 3 Arnold and 5/6 Dancis will be sharing their learning.

 

  • CCs Roller Skating–  information regarding the upcoming CCs night and registration is available on the school website http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/2017/05/05/ccs-roller-skating/
    • This event will be held at Ingle Farm Rec Centre from 6:15pm-8:00pm
    • $5 per child (please make full payment to the front office in an envelope and you will receive a ticket for the night)
    • Registrations are capped at 50- so get in quick
    • This event is open to all year levels

 

  • Canteen News– Berri quelches have been discontinued. Homemade icy-poles are available made from 100% fruit juice. Please note that frozen items can only be purchased over the counter.

 

  • Scholastic Book Fair– will be held during week 5. (Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd of June 8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)

 

  • Portfolios- Please return to your child’s class teacher so new work samples can be added to them.

 

 

Wk Term 2 Calendar
2 Tues 9/5-Thurs 11/5 NAPLAN Year 3 and 5
Fri 12/5 Mother’s Day Stall
3 Mon 15/5 ALWS Awareness Day Year 4-6
Wed 17/5 Parent information session- Dina Limbaris
Thurs 18/5 Connected Schools Worship (Year 4-6)
Fri 19/5 National Walk to School Safely Day
4 Mon 22/5-Wed 24/5 Year 4 Camp
Tues 23/5 ICAS Digital Technology
Wed 24/5 National Simultaneous Storytime

Parent information session- Dina Limbaris

Fri 26/5 CCs Roller Skating at Ingle Farm

Mainly Music Playgroup

5 Mon 29/5-Fri 2/6 Book Fair (8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)
Tues 30/5 ICAS Science
Wed 31/5 Middle of Term (MOT)
6 Fri 9/6 CCs Movie Night
7 Mon 12/6 Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Tues 13/6 ICAS Writing
Wed 14/6 ICAS Spelling
8 Mon 19/6 P and F Meeting at 7pm
Fri 23/6 CCs Bowling at Salisbury
9 Wed 28/6 School Photos

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Week 4

Term 2 Week 4

  • All clusters have started tuning into our unit of inquiry about business and trade. Our trading table on Wednesday was a great opportunity to engage the students in discussion, drawing on their own trading experience. There were lots of questions and considerations throughout the process which was interesting to see.
  • In Maths, students are continuing with their inquiry into fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Reminder: Lightning Lab app to be downloaded.
  • Worship– In Week 4 the 5/6 Napier class will be leading Friday Chapel- free will (Revelation 3:20).  In Week 5 Pastor Greg will be leading Friday Chapel- Peace from God. This will be a special Holy Communion service.
  • Assembly– will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday at 2:30pm. Come along and see what is happening in the GGLPS community. Reception Seeliger, 3 Prideaux and 5/6 Maddren will be sharing their learning.
  • CCs Roller Skating– information regarding the upcoming CCs night and registration is available on the school website http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/2017/05/05/ccs-roller-skating/
    • This event will be held at Ingle Farm Rec Centre from 6:15pm-8:00pm
    • $5 per child (please make full payment to the front office in an envelope and you will receive a ticket for the night)
    • Registrations are capped at 50- so get in quick
    • This event is open to all year levels
    • Please register by C.O.B on May 24th
  • MOT- please come along to celebrate MOT(Middle of Term) on Wednesday 31st May at 7:45am we will be having bacon and egg muffins in the courtyard. Any allergies please let the front office know.
  • Scholastic Book Fair– will be held during week 5. (Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd of June 8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)
  • Portfolios- Please return to your child’s class teacher so new work samples can be added to them.
  • Parent information sessions– You can register for the ‘Learning to manage difficult behaviour (age 2-12 years) at http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/4f35d9dH1LU420yrbG This course will be held on Wednesday 17th and 24th May at 7-9pm by child psychologist Dina Limbaris.

 

 

 

 

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Term 2 Calendar

 

 

4

 

 

Mon 22/5-Wed 24/5

 

 

Year 4 Camp

 

 

 

 

Tues 23/5

 

 

ICAS Digital Technology

 

 

 

 

Wed 24/5

 

 

National Simultaneous Storytime

 

Parent information session- Dina Limbaris

 

 

 

 

Fri 26/5

 

 

CCs Roller Skating at Ingle Farm

 

Mainly Music Playgroup commences

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

Mon 29/5-Fri 2/6

 

 

Book Fair (8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)

 

 

 

 

Tues 30/5

 

 

ICAS Science

 

 

 

 

Wed 31/5

 

 

Middle of Term (MOT)

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

Fri 9/6

 

 

CCs Movie Night

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

Mon 12/6

 

 

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

 

 

 

 

Tues 13/6

 

 

ICAS Writing

 

 

 

 

Wed 14/6

 

 

ICAS Spelling

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

Mon 19/6

 

 

P and F Meeting at 7pm

 

 

 

 

Fri 23/6

 

 

CCs Bowling at Salisbury

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

Wed 28/6

 

 

School Photos

 

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Week 5

Term 2 Week 5

Learning: Students are engaged in tour current unit of inquiry relating to business and value. Students are drawing on their prior knowledge to make connections and extend their thinking about business and money. Students are invited to bring in different currencies, if available, to share with their class and discuss its value.

Students are continuing to consolidate their understandings of fractions, decimals and percentages in Maths and they have begun reading a class novel to analyse and study the language features of the text and aspects of this narrative genre.

Worship- In Week 5 Alex Schmocker (Endeavour College Youth Worker and ex-GGLPS student) will be leading Friday Chapel.

Assembly- will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday at 2:30pm. Come along and see what is happening in the GGLPS community. Reception Henderson, 2 Bergen and 4 Paech will be sharing their learning.

MOT- please come along to celebrate MOT (Middle of Term) on Wednesday 31st May at 7:45am we will be having bacon and egg muffins in the courtyard. Any allergies please let the front office know.

CCs Movie Night- information regarding the upcoming CCs night and registration will be available on the school website next week.

Scholastic Book Fair- will be held during week 5. (Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd of June 8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)

Uniform Shop-the uniform shop will now be open every Friday afternoon from 2:45pm-3:15pm. These opening hours will begin in Week 5.

LLL banking – Tuesday 30th May will be last day for banking prior to the books being sent to the LLL to have the interest added. School banking will recommence on Tuesday 13th June.

School photos- Tuesday 27th June (please note the change of date) School envelopes will be sent home in Week 4. Please return the envelope to the front office with money or credit card details by Thursday 22nd June. The envelopes need to be returned even if you are not purchasing. Family photo envelopes are available from the front office. Full winter uniform must be worn. Please see the school newsletter for further information.

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Term 2 Calendar

4

Fri 26/5

CCs Roller Skating at Ingle Farm

Mainly Music Playgroup commences

5

Mon 29/5-Fri 2/6

Book Fair (8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)

Tues 30/5

ICAS Science

Wed 31/5

Middle of Term (MOT)

6

Fri 9/6

CCs Movie Night

7

Mon 12/6

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

Tues 13/6

ICAS Writing

Wed 14/6

ICAS Spelling

8

Mon 19/6

P and F Meeting at 7pm

Fri 23/6

CCs Bowling at Salisbury

Tues 27/6

School Photos

9

Wed 28/6

Portfolios home

Fri 30/6

Term 2 concludes closing chapel 2:30pm

Sunday 2nd July

Church and School 30th anniversary celebration

Week 6

Term 2 Week 6

 

 

  • Unit of Inquiry– Students are continuing to find out more about the purpose and structure of businesses. We are exploring ideas such as franchising and the roles and responsibilities within different businesses. Students have compared the variety of businesses that they rely on for goods and services and how we can support local businesses in South Australia. In the coming weeks, students will be grouped to create their own business with real money to put our learning into practice!

 

 

 

 

  • Maths– Students have been exploring and manipulating fractions over the past couple of weeks. We will begin discovering the connections between fractions, decimals and percentages in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

 

  • Worship– In Week 5 Alex Schmocker (Endeavour College Youth Worker and ex-GGLPS student) will be leading Friday Chapel.

 

 

In Week 6 the Year 3 Prideaux will be leading Friday Chapel- Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4)

 

 

 

  • Assembly– will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday at 2:30pm. Come along and see what is happening in the GGLPS community. Instrumental students and the specialists teachers will be sharing their learning.

 

 

 

 

 

    • Peanuts movie (rated G)

 

    • Parents/caregivers are welcome to join us in the Fellowship Centre for wine and cheese and/or tea and coffee

 

    • Gold coin donation at the door on the night

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Scholastic Book Fair– the last day is Friday 2nd June. (8:30-9:00am and 3:00-3:30pm)

 

 

 

 

  • Uniform Shop-the uniform shop will now be open every Friday afternoon from 2:45pm-3:15pm. These opening hours will begin in Week 5.

 

 

 

 

  • LLL banking– School banking will recommence on Tuesday 13th June.

 

 

 

 

  • School photos– Tuesday 27th June (please note the change of date) School envelopes have been sent home. Please return the envelope to the front office with money or credit card details by Thursday 22nd June. The envelopes need to be returned even if you are not purchasing. Family photo envelopes are available from the front office. Full winter uniform must be worn.

 

 

 

 

 

Wk

 

 

Term 2 Calendar

 

 

6

 

 

Fri 9/6

 

 

CCs Movie Night

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

Mon 12/6

 

 

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

 

 

 

 

Tues 13/6

 

 

ICAS Writing

 

 

 

 

Wed 14/6

 

 

ICAS Spelling

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

Mon 19/6

 

 

P and F Meeting at 7pm

 

 

 

 

Fri 23/6

 

 

CCs Bowling at Salisbury

 

 

 

 

Tues 27/6

 

 

School Photos

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

Wed 28/6

 

 

Portfolios home

 

 

 

 

Fri 30/6

 

 

Term 2 concludes closing chapel 2:30pm

 

 

 

 

Sunday 2nd July

 

 

Church and School 30th anniversary celebration

 

 

 

Week 7

 

Term 2 Week 7

 

Learning: Students are engaged in our current unit of inquiry relating to business and business structure. They have been working with their groups and will be presenting their business plan to the ‘Shark Tank’ early next week.

 

In Maths, students are continuing to consolidate their understandings of fractions, decimals and percentages. In English, they are reading a class novel to analyse and study the language features of the text and aspects of this narrative genre.

 

 

 

  • Worship– In Week 7 Jason will be leading Friday Chapel- Trinity.

 

 

In Week 8 the Pastor Eugene Minge from St John’s Lutheran Church at Tea Tree Gully will be leading the message. This will be a special Holy Communion service.

 

 

 

  • 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 specialist teachers and choir will be sharing their learning.

 

 

 

 

  • Netball forms– please bring back the netball forms which have been sent out by Monday 19th of June.

 

 

 

 

  • P and F Meeting– the meeting will be held in the Admin building on Monday 19th of June at 7:00pm All Welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • Salisbury Bowl Land

 

    • $5 per ticket

 

    • 50 registrations only (Cut-off date is Wednesday 21st June at 5pm unless sold out before)

 

    • Register online and make a payment to the front office to receive your ticket

 

    • BYO drink and snack

 

    • Wear comfortable clothes and socks

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Class carers cook off– the class carers are organising a big ‘cook off’ on Sunday the 25th of June. You can donate ingredients, meals, time or money. More information on the school website soon or see Sarah Williams.

 

 

 

 

  • School photos– Tuesday 27th June .School envelopes have been sent home. Please return the envelope to the front office with money or credit card details by Thursday 22nd June. The envelopes need to be returned even if you are not purchasing. Family photo envelopes are available from the front office. Full winter uniform must be worn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wk

 

 

Term 2 Calendar

 

 

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Mon 12/6

 

 

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

 

 

 

 

Tues 13/6

 

 

ICAS Writing

 

 

 

 

Wed 14/6

 

 

ICAS Spelling

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

Mon 19/6

 

 

P and F Meeting at 7pm

 

 

 

 

Fri 23/6

 

 

CCs Bowling at Salisbury

 

 

 

 

Tues 27/6

 

 

School Photos

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

Wed 28/6

 

 

Portfolios home

 

 

 

 

Fri 30/6

 

 

Term 2 concludes closing chapel 2:30pm

 

 

 

 

Sunday 2nd July

 

 

Church and School 30th anniversary celebration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 8

Term 2 Week 8

Learning: Students are engaged in our current unit of inquiry relating to business and business structure. They have been working with their groups and have presented their business plan to the ‘Shark Tank’. Money has been distributed to students and their businesses can now officially begin.

In Maths, students are finishing off their learning about percentages and are moving into the topic of money. In English, they are reading a class novel to analyse and study the language features of the text and aspects of this narrative genre.

 

  • Worship– In Week 8 (23rd of June) the Pastor Eugene Minge from St John’s Lutheran Church at Tea Tree Gully will be leading the message. This will be a special Holy Communion service.

In Week 9 (30th of June) Pastor Greg will lead closing Chapel at 2:30pm.

 

  • Assembly– will be held in the Worship Centre on Monday the 26th of June at 2:30pm. Come along and see what is happening in the GGLPS community. 2 Papini, 4 Salisbury and 5/6 Napier will be sharing their learning.

 

  • Uniform shop opening hours– the uniform shop will be open on Friday 21st July (school holidays)from 9:00am-12:00pm. It will be closed on Friday 30th June in the afternoon.

 

  • Rec-2 school netball– we still need some netballers for school team. Please email Adele McCusker by Tuesday 27th of June.

 

  • Mainly music– is held each Friday from 9:30-11:00am at Golden Grove Lutheran Church. It is a fun and interactive session for preschool children and their parents/caregivers. There is a 30 minute music session followed by a snack and playgroup time. Any questions please contact Natasha Jaeschke 82826050.

 

  • Class carers cook off– the class carers are organising a big ‘cook off’ on Sunday the 25th of June. You can donate ingredients, meals, time or money. More information on the school website http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/2017/06/19/cook-off/  or see Sarah Williams.

 

  • School photos- Tuesday 27th June. Please ensure you arrive at school on time as school photos begin immediately at the start of the day.
    • Girls winter uniform is as follows:  white, long sleeved school shirt, maroon tie, school pinafore for Rec-3 and school skirt for year 4-6, maroon v neck wool jumper, grey knee high socks or grey tights, black school shoes.
    • Boys winter uniform is as follows blue, long sleeved school shirt, long grey trousers, maroon tie, maroon v neck wool jumper, grey school socks, black school shoes.
      • No jumpers will be worn for class photos (Rec-yr 3)
      • Jumpers will be worn by girls only for class photos in yr 4-6 (boys will not wear a jumper)
      • Jumpers will be worn by all students for family photos
    • Students can wear their sports uniform on Monday to ensure the formal uniform is kept clean for Tuesday.

***Please note*** Addendum from the school newsletter: all students will wear their jumpers for individual photos.

 

  • Premier’s Be Active Challenge– The challenge is open to all students and concludes in September. They must fill in the 4 week ‘Physical Activity Log’ (available from Mrs Arnold), recording at least, for 4 weeks, at least 60 minutes a day on 5 days each week. It can’t be recorded simply as a total of 300 min a week. The idea is that children get into the habit of doing 60 min of activity every day. This can include PE lessons at school and running around at recess and lunch.

 

  • Portfolios/semester reports- will be sent home on Wednesday the 28th of June.

 

  • Student-led conferences– these will take place in Term 3 week 2 (Tuesday 1st of August and Wednesday the 2nd of August). Please refer to the school newsletter for further information. Bookings can be made via http://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/2017/06/21/student-led-conferences/  Please copy code w5uz8 (you will need this to make your online booking)

 

  • Save the date ‘Date Night’ 5th August– the next P and F Date Night will be held on Saturday the 5th of August from 6pm-9pm. More information and registration soon.

 

Wk Term 2 Calendar
8 Mon 19/6 P and F Meeting at 7pm
Fri 23/6 CCs Bowling at Salisbury
  Tues 27/6 School Photos
9 Wed 28/6 Portfolios home
  Fri 30/6 Term 2 concludes closing chapel 2:30pm
  Sunday 2nd July Church and School 30th anniversary celebration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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