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Week 2

Foundation Cluster Newsletter

Term 1 Week 2

Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for a wonderful start to our school year. We thank you that we have shared in some amazing first day adventures as a Foundation Cluster. We pray that we have a restful weekend and are prepared for our second week of building our Foundation community.

Amen


Home Inquiry

Rest and Play

It has been an exciting yet big start to the year. Your children have been working extremely hard all day at school building friendships, learning about our school community and everyday routine. With such full on days we encourage you to let your child rest and play when they get home.

Some children may want to talk straight after school or some may need some alone time to process the day. Please be mindful of this. We encourage you to talk about the positives in the day and we have some talk points below.

What went well today?

What games did you play at recess?

What was something that made you laugh?

What game did you learn in Sport?

Tell me something that you did well?


 

What a fun start to the students Foundation journey. We have been building up friendships, learning about our classroom and the expectations as well as lots of hands-on exploring. We have been learning about our emotions with the help from Bug and Hugs. We will be sending home some information soon about how you can help emotionally support your children through the use of phrases and strategies that we are teaching them at school. We have loved getting to know each child individually and watching them already form friendships.

 

Assembly: Foundation students will not be attending the first school Assembly on Monday 1st February. We are still teaching the students about spaces and expectation and we feel it will be a bit too overwhelming to join in without having had a few more walk throughs. From week 3 we will be attending. Just for your information the classes sharing this week are 1/2D and 3/4M (parents of those receiving an award will be emailed by the teacher on Friday and allowed to attend Assembly: In line with current restrictions). Assembly begins at 2.30 pm.

 

Rest days: It has been a big week of learning and full days of fun. As a school we don’t have rest days designated but, if you feel like your child is tired and a bit emotional on any given day please feel free to give them a chance to recoup at home. We want to make the transition into school life as easy as possible. Your child’s wellbeing means a lot to us.

 

Volunteers: We love having volunteers in the classroom and if you are interested in volunteering you can find the information here:  https://www.goldengrove.sa.edu.au/parent-portal/volunteering/

We are excited that soon we will be able to have volunteers in our classroom so we will be looking for available dates.

 

Toys: A reminder that toys and teddies are not to be brought to school as they can become a distraction during class and could also get lost during recess and lunch. If your child needs a comfort in the morning we have our Kimochis that they can use to regulate their feelings. There are a variety of sports equipment, a nature play area and playgrounds that the children can use during breaks. We also highly encourage social interactions to build up these friendships.

 

Worship: this Friday 29 January led by Jason and Friday 5 February led by Pastor Greg.

Consent Form: If you have not yet completed the online consent form for 2021, please do so via the front page of our website.

GGLC Playgroup: Playgroup begins on 5 Feb. 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

Keep smiling,

Celeste and Alyssum

 

Term 1 – Wednesday, 27 January to Friday, 9 April (11 Weeks)

Week 1
Wednesday 27 January – School commences at 8.30-8.45 am with worship at 10.00 am

Week 2
Wednesday 3 February – Parent Information Night – 6.30-8.00 pm

Week 3
Monday 8 February – P & F Meeting at 7.00 pm in the Staff Admin Building (all welcome pending COVID restrictions)
Tuesday 9 February – Year 3 and new students in Years 4-6 – iPad information session for parents from 6.00-7.00 pm
Wednesday 10 February – Year 3 and new students in Years 4-6 – iPad information session from 3.15-4.15 pm
Thursday 11 February – Year 3 and new students in Years 4-6 – iPad information session from 8.45-9.45 am
Friday 12 February – Opening BBQ and Games Night for Youth (Years 3-6) at 6.00 pm

Week 4
Monday 15 February – Wednesday 17 February – Year 5/6 Camp
Tuesday 16 February – Shrove Tuesday
Wednesday 17 February – Ash Wednesday
Friday 19 February – New families BBQ at 6.00 pm

Week 5
Wednesday 24 February – Twilight Tour at 6.00 pm

Week 6
Wednesday 3 March – Middle Of Term (MOT) breakfast

Week 7
Monday 8 March – Public Holiday – Adelaide Cup Day
Tuesday 9-11 March – School Dental Visit
Wednesday 10 March – Principal Tour from 9.30-10.30 am

Week 8
Monday 15 March – P & F Meeting at 7.00 pm in the Staff Admin Building
Tuesday 16 March – Parent/Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17 March – Parent/Teacher Interviews
Friday 19 March – Harmony Day

Week 9

Week 10
Thursday 1 April – Maundy Thursday
Friday 2 April – Good Friday

Week 11
Monday 5 April – Easter Monday
Friday 9 April – Sports Day
Friday 9 April – Term 1 concludes

 

Week 3

Foundation Cluster Newsletter
Term 1 Week 3

Prayer
Dear God,
What a beautiful week it has been. Thank you that PIN went well last night and
continue to be with us all as we enter the end of the week and head into our
weekend.
Amen


Home Inquiry
Rest and Play
It has been an exciting yet big start to the year. Your children have been working
extremely hard all day at school building friendships, learning about our school
community and everyday routine. With such full on days we encourage you to let
your child rest and play when they get home.
Some children may want to talk straight after school or some may need some
alone time to process the day. Please be mindful of this. We encourage you to
talk about the positives in the day and we have some talking points below.
What went well today?
What games did you play at recess?
What was something that made you laugh?
What game did you learn in Sport?
Tell me something that you did well?


The learning week ahead:
Readers Workshop – name study
Word study – sounds s, a and t, tricky word introduction
Bookmaking – launching bookmaking
Inquiry into Maths – numbers to 10, shape, sorting
Who We Are (Unit of Inquiry):
Central idea: Every day, people learn more about themselves and others
Setting up our foundation community
Christian Studies:
Central idea: People think and live differently
Creation stories

 

Rest days: It has been a big week of learning and full days of fun. As a school we
don’t have rest days designated, but if you feel like your child is tired and a bit
emotional on any given day please feel free to give them a chance to recoup at
home. We want to make the transition into school life as easy as possible and ensure
that when they are at school they are set up for success. Your child’s wellbeing
means a lot to us.
PIN: Thank you to all the parents who came to our Parent Information night to hear
about all the amazing opportunities we have for your children this year. An
information pack will be sent home with your child if you did not attend PIN on
Wednesday. There is a rundown sheet of what we discussed on the night. There is a
lot of information so take your time to read it thoroughly and if you have any
questions please feel free to email or make a meeting and talk to us.
Netball: We are seeking players to join our GGLPS Junior (7 yrs and under) team.
Games:
Monday evenings
5-5:40pm
@ Golden Grove Rec Centre.
Training:
Tuesdays straight after school on the school courts until 4:50pm. Students at GGOSH
can be collected from GGOSH and signed back in after training by Kerri.
Uniform:
School sports uniform (shorts and polo)
Cost:
$7.50 per game paid to GGRC
Coach: Kerri Willshire (Hannah’s mum 1/2D) If parents have any questions I’m happy
to answer them ph 0402701772 email kwillshire@icloud.com
Fruit fly: Reminder that if you are in the red zone you can only bring the short list of
melon, pineapple, cucumber, carrot. If you are in the yellow or green zone, you can
bring any fruit but it cannot come back home once at school. The link below will
show the areas if you are unsure.
https://pir.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/360360/Fruit_fly_outbreaks_mapMetro-Residents_30Jan2021.pdf
Volunteers: We love having volunteers in the classroom and if you are interested in
volunteering you can find the information here:

Volunteering


We are excited that soon we will be able to have volunteers in our classroom so we
will be looking for available dates. Please email us your day availability so we can
start making a roster if you would like to help in the mornings. If you can only help for
excursions please let us know by email as well. Thank you.
Toys: A reminder that toys and teddies are not to be brought to school as they can
become a distraction during class and could also get lost during recess and lunch. If
your child needs a comfort in the morning we have our Kimochis that they can use
to regulate their feelings. There are a variety of sports equipment, a nature play area
and playgrounds that the children can use during breaks. We also highly encourage
social interactions to build up these friendships.
Sports day: Sports day will be held in Week 11 of Term 1 (Friday 9th of April). This year,
the Foundations will be having their own special sports day separate to the rest of
the school. They will still go and watch some events. We are working on what this will
look like and some information will be coming soon.
Assembly: classes sharing this week are 5/6G and 1/2F (parents of those receiving an
award will be emailed by the teacher on Friday and allowed to attend Assembly: In
line with current restrictions). Assembly begins at 2.30 pm.
Worship: this Friday 5 February led by Pastor Greg and Friday 12 February led by Mr K.
Parents and Carers of School and House Captains are invited to attend and need to
register online.
Consent Form: If you have not yet completed the online consent form for 2021,
please do so via the front page of our website.
Year 3 and New Families Year 3-6 iPad Session: Please note that parents/carers can
choose a session from three options. Please register via our school website.
Foundation BBQ: 19 February at 6.00 pm. Parents and Carers can drop off their
children at GGOSH and make their way to the deck outside of the Staff Admin
Building where they can meet other Parents and Carers. Around 6.30 pm, the
GGOSH workers will bring your children to the deck where you can all enjoy a BBQ
tea provided by our P & F. Please register via our school website.
P & F Association: Next meeting is on Monday 8 February at 7.00 pm in the Staff
Admin Building – all welcome. Our P & F Chair, Michelle Parcell has provided a
welcome note (attached) that outlines the aims of P & F and lists some of the events
that they run.
GGLC Playgroup: Playgroup begins on 5 Feb. 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
Keep smiling,
Celeste and Alyssum


Term 1 – Wednesday, 27 January to Friday, 9 April (11 Weeks)
Week 3
Monday 8 February – P & F Meeting at 7.00 pm in the Staff Admin Building (all
welcome pending COVID restrictions)
Tuesday 9 February – Year 3 and new students in Years 4-6 – iPad information
session for parents from 6.00-7.00 pm
Wednesday 10 February – Year 3 and new students in Years 4-6 – iPad
information session from 3.15-4.15 pm
Thursday 11 February – Year 3 and new students in Years 4-6 – iPad
information session from 8.45-9.45 am
Friday 12 February – Opening BBQ and Games Night for Youth (Years 3-6) at
6.00 pm

Week 4
Monday 15 February – Wednesday 17 February – Year 5/6 Camp
Tuesday 16 February – Shrove Tuesday
Wednesday 17 February – Ash Wednesday
Friday 19 February – New families BBQ at 6.00 pm

Week 5
Wednesday 24 February – Twilight Tour at 6.00 pm

Week 6
Wednesday 3 March – Middle Of Term (MOT) breakfast

Week 7
Monday 8 March – Public Holiday – Adelaide Cup Day
Tuesday 9-11 March – School Dental Visit
Wednesday 10 March – Principal Tour from 9.30-10.30 am

Week 8
Monday 15 March – P & F Meeting at 7.00 pm in the Staff Admin Building
Tuesday 16 March – Parent/Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17 March – Parent/Teacher Interviews
Friday 19 March – Harmony Day

Week 9

Week 10
Thursday 1 April – Maundy Thursday
Friday 2 April – Good Friday

Week 11
Monday 5 April – Easter Monday
Friday 9 April – Sports Day
Friday 9 April – Term 1 concludes

Week 4

Week 5

Foundation Cluster Newsletter
Term 1 Week 5
Prayer
Dear God
Thank you for the warm weather and the sunshine for the plants. We pray we stay
cool this weekend and have lots of fun with our friends and families.
Amen


Home Inquiry
Rest and play
It has been an exciting yet big start to the year. Your children have been working
extremely hard all day at school building friendships, learning about our school
community and settling in to the everyday routine. With such full on days we
encourage you to let your child rest and play when they get home.
Some children may want to talk straight after school or some may need some
alone time to process the day. Please be mindful of this. We encourage you to
talk about the positives in the day and we have some talking points below.
What went well today?
What games did you play at recess?
What was something that made you laugh?
What made you feel brave today?
Tell me something that you are proud of?
Word study (purple pouch)
Please send every day to school
Jolly Phonics: In your child’s take home bag there is a purple pouch with the Jolly
Phonics focus sounds and actions. Each week we will have 3 sounds to practise.
This week’s sounds are ck, e & h. You can watch the sounds, actions and
formations on our YouTube channel here: Miss W & Miss H on YouTube
If you want to extend your child you could look for these sounds in books or on
signs around your home. You could also practise forming the letter accurately
(sheet with formation was sent with PIN information pack).


Tricky Words: Soon there will be a ring in the purple pouch with tricky words on it.
These are words that we can’t sound out because their letters don’t make the
normal letter sounds. This will be individually paced and volunteers will give your
child new words when they are ready.
Practise saying the words and jumbling up the order. If they are not sure what the
word is, encourage them to say the letter names to try and work it out. There are
some activity ideas in the bag.


The learning week ahead:
Readers Workshop – name study, we are readers
Word study – sounds ck e h, tricky words
Bookmaking – teaching book: see note below
Inquiry into Maths – numbers to 10, 2D shape, sorting
Who We Are (Unit of Inquiry):
Central idea: Every day, people learn more about themselves and others
Colours represent feelings
Christian Studies:
Central idea: People think and live differently
Creation stories
Kimochis at home: Hey families, here is a list of who will be having the Kimochis at
home for this term. There is information about what to do in the book. When it is your
turn remember to return it on the Monday. Thank you.


Term 1
Week Bug Cat
4 Byron Dexter
5 Indie Lucas
6 Eric F Frankie
7 Molly Miles
8 Harvey Gordon
9 Henry Liliana
10 Georgia Madelyn


Photos: Thank you to those who have already sent theirs in. We are needing a family
photo and a baby photo of your child. Please send in ASAP. We would like to display
family photos around the classroom so that students have a sense of nurture and
wellbeing especially during times of sadness.


Bookmaking: We are starting our writing of teaching books where children write
about something they know lots about. Can you please send in an object from
home so they can write about it ASAP? It could be a toy or a special item. Please
ensure it is either labelled or in a clearly labelled bag/box.
Boxes: We are running low on boxes for making. If you have any empty boxes (e.g.
cereal, muesli bars, crackers) can you please send them in for the children to use.
Rest days: It has been a big week of learning and full days of fun. As a school we
don’t have rest days designated but, if you feel like your child is tired and a bit
emotional on any given day please feel free to give them a chance to recoup at
home. We want to make the transition into school life as easy as possible and ensure
that when they are at school they are set up for success. Your child’s wellbeing
means a lot to us.
Netball: We are seeking players to join our GGLPS Junior (7 yrs and under) team.
Games: Monday evenings
5-5:40pm @ Golden Grove Rec Centre.
Training: Tuesdays straight after school on the school courts until 3:50pm. Students at
GGOSH can be collected from GGOSH and signed back in after training by Kerri.
Uniform: School sports uniform (shorts and polo)
Cost: $7.50 per game paid to GGRC
Coach: Kerri Willshire (Hannah’s mum 1/2D) If parents have any questions I’m happy
to answer them ph 0402701772 email kwillshire@icloud.com
Fruit fly: Reminder that if you are in the red zone you can only bring the short list of
melon, pineapple, cucumber, carrot. If you are in the yellow or green zone, you can
bring any fruit but it cannot come back home once at school. The link below will
show the areas if you are unsure.
https://pir.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/360360/Fruit_fly_outbreaks_mapMetro-Residents_30Jan2021.pdf
Volunteers: We love having volunteers in the classroom and if you are interested in
volunteering you can find the information here:

Volunteering


We are excited that soon we will be able to have volunteers in our classroom so we
will be looking for available dates. Please email us your day availability so we can
start making a roster if you would like to help in the mornings. If you can only help for
excursions please let us know by email as well. Thank you.


Toys: A reminder that toys and teddies are not to be brought to school as they can
become a distraction during class and could also get lost during recess and lunch. If
your child needs a comfort in the morning we have our Kimochis that they can use
to regulate their feelings. There are a variety of sports equipment, a nature play area
and playgrounds that the children can use during breaks. We also highly encourage
social interactions to build up these friendships.
Assembly: classes sharing this week are FH and 3/4T (parents of those receiving an
award will be emailed by the teacher on Friday and allowed to attend Assembly: In
line with current restrictions). Assembly begins at 2.30 pm.
Worship: this Friday 19 Feb led by Pastor Greg and Friday 26 Feb led by Pastor Greg.
Friday 19 February is for Year 5/6 students and the families of these students
(registration online is essential as is filling out the sign in sheet in the chapel foyer). On
Friday 26 February the Foundations will be presented with their Bible’s and their
parents and carers are welcome to attend (registration online is essential as is filling
out the sign in sheet in the chapel foyer).
Consent Form: If you have not yet completed the online consent form for 2021,
please do so via the front page of our website.
Foundation BBQ – 19 February at 6.00 pm. Parents and Carers can drop off their
children at GGOSH and make their way to the courtyard where they can meet
other Parents and Carers. Around 6.30 pm, the GGOSH workers will bring your
children to the courtyard where you can all enjoy a BBQ tea provided by our P & F.
Parent Teacher Interviews – Tuesday 16 March and Wednesday 17 March from 3.30-
7.00pm. While these are not compulsory, we encourage you to attend. Please make
your booking via School Interviews using the code hcdmk.
GGLC Playgroup: 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
Keep smiling,
Celeste and Alyssum


Term 1 – Wednesday, 27 January to Friday, 9 April (11 Weeks)
Week 5
Tuesday 23 February – Year 1/2 excursion to Uleybury Old School Museum
Wednesday 24 February – Twilight Tour at 6.00 pm
Friday 26 February – Tea Tree Gully District Swimming Carnival
Week 6
Wednesday 3 March – Middle Of Term (MOT) breakfast
Week 7
Monday 8 March – Public Holiday – Adelaide Cup Day
Tuesday 9-11 March – School Dental Visit
Wednesday 10 March – Principal Tour from 9.30-10.30 am
Week 8
Monday 15 March – P & F Meeting at 7.00 pm in the Staff Admin Building
Tuesday 16 March – Parent/Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17 March – Parent/Teacher Interviews
Friday 19 March – Harmony Day
Week 9
Thursday 25 March – Metro Swimming Carnival (for those who qualify)
Friday 26 March – Tea Tree Gully Athletics Carnival
Week 10
Thursday 1 April – Maundy Thursday
Friday 2 April – Good Friday
Week 11
Monday 5 April – Easter Monday
Wednesday 7 April – Sports Day
Friday 9 April – Term 1 concludes

Week 6

Foundation Cluster Newsletter
Term 1 Week 6

Prayer
Dear God
Thank you for the time we spent getting to know each other at the barbecue last
week. May you continue to bless our school community.
Amen


Home Inquiry
Rest and play
It has been an exciting yet big start to the year. Your children have been working
extremely hard all day at school building friendships, learning about our school
community and settling in to the everyday routine. With such full on days we
encourage you to let your child rest and play when they get home.
Some children may want to talk straight after school or some may need some
alone time to process the day. Please be mindful of this. We encourage you to
talk about the positives in the day and we have some talking points below.
What went well today?
What games did you play at recess?
What was something that made you laugh?
What made you feel brave today?
Tell me something that you are proud of?
Word study (purple pouch)
Please send every day to school
Jolly Phonics: In your child’s take home bag there is a purple pouch with the Jolly
Phonics focus sounds and actions. Each week we will have 3 sounds to practise.
This week’s sounds are r, m & d. You can watch the sounds, actions and formations
on our YouTube channel here: Miss W & Miss H on YouTube
If you want to extend your child you could look for these sounds in books or on
signs around your home. You could also practise forming the letter accurately
(sheet with formation was sent with PIN information pack).


Tricky Words: Soon there will be a ring in the purple pouch with tricky words on it.
These are words that we can’t sound out because their letters don’t make the
normal letter sounds. This will be individually paced and volunteers will give your
child new words when they are ready.
Practise saying the words and jumbling up the order. If they are not sure what the
word is, encourage them to say the letter names to try and work it out. There are
some activity ideas in the bag.


The learning week ahead:
Readers Workshop – name study, we are readers
Word study – sounds r m d, tricky words
Bookmaking – teaching book: see note below
Inquiry into Maths – numbers to 10, 2D shape, sorting
Who We Are (Unit of Inquiry):
Central idea: Every day, people learn more about themselves and others
Learning more about different feelings and what they look like
Christian Studies:
Central idea: People think and live differently
God made me unique
Kimochis at home: Hey families, here is a list of who will be having the Kimochis at
home for this term. There is information about what to do in the book. When it is your
turn remember to return it on the Monday. Thank you.


Week Bug Cat
5 Indie Lucas
6 Eric F Frankie
7 Molly Miles
8 Harvey Gordon
9 Henry Liliana
10 Georgia Madelyn


Photos: Thank you to those who have already sent theirs in. We are needing a family
photo and a baby photo of your child. Please send in ASAP. We would like to display
family photos around the classroom so that students have a sense of nurture and
wellbeing especially during times of sadness.
Bookmaking: We are starting our writing of teaching books where children write
about something they know lots about. Can you please send in an object from
home so they can write about it ASAP? It could be a toy or a special item. Please ensure it is either labelled or in a clearly labelled bag/box. Photos of the object are totally okay too.
Rest days: It has been a big week of learning and full days of fun. As a school we
don’t have rest days designated but, if you feel like your child is tired and a bit
emotional on any given day please feel free to give them a chance to recoup at
home. We want to make the transition into school life as easy as possible and ensure
that when they are at school they are set up for success. Your child’s wellbeing
means a lot to us.
Assembly: Instrumental students sharing this week (parents of those receiving an
award will be emailed by the teacher on Friday and allowed to attend Assembly: In
line with current restrictions). Assembly begins at 2.30 pm.
Worship: this Friday 26 Feb led by Pastor Greg. Foundation students will be presented
with their Bibles and their parents and carers are welcome to attend (registration
online is essential as is filling out the sign in sheet in the chapel foyer).
Consent Form: If you have not yet completed the online consent form for 2021,
please do so via the front page of our website.
P & F Brainstorming Session: Monday 1st of March at 7.00 pm in the staff admin
building – The P&F Association are holding an informal brainstorming session to
discuss what events we can hold to support our school community. We’d love to see
you there – you don’t need to have attended any P&F meeting previously to join us
(drinks & nibbles provided). If you can’t attend but would love to let us know your
ideas please email P&F@goldengrove.sa.edu.au. Please pre-register via the school
website.
P & F Welcome picnic: Friday 26 March from 4-7 pm. Save the date. More
information will follow.
Parent Teacher Interviews: Tuesday 16 March and Wednesday 17 March from 3.30-
7.00pm. While these are not compulsory, we encourage you to attend. Please make
your booking via School Interviews using the code hcdmk.
GGLC Playgroup: 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

Keep smiling,
Celeste and Alyssum

Term 1 – Wednesday, 27 January to Friday, 9 April (11 Weeks)
Week 6
Monday 1 March – P & F Brainstorming Session at 7.00 pm in the staff admin
building
Wednesday 3 March – Middle Of Term (MOT) breakfast
Week 7
Monday 8 March – Public Holiday – Adelaide Cup Day
Tuesday 9 March – Year 3/4 excursion to Kaurna Cultural Centre in Marion
Wednesday 10 March – Principal Tour from 9.30-10.30 am
Week 8
Monday 15 March – P & F Meeting at 7.00 pm in the Staff Admin Building
Tuesday 16 March – Parent/Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17 March – Parent/Teacher Interviews
Friday 19 March – Harmony Day
Week 9
Thursday 25 March – Metro Swimming Carnival (for those who qualify)
Friday 26 March – Tea Tree Gully Athletics Carnival
Week 10
Thursday 1 April – Maundy Thursday
Friday 2 April – Good Friday
Week 11
Monday 5 April – Easter Monday
Wednesday 7 April – Sports Day
Friday 9 April – Term 1 concludes

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