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Week 2

Foundation Cluster Newsletter

Term 1 Week 2

 

Prayer

We thank you for a wonderful start to our school year. It has been such a blessing having the children come in with enthusiasm and smiles. Thank you for the sunshine you have blessed us with this week and continue to bless us as we enter week 2.


Home Inquiry

Rest and Play

It has been a big start to the year and your children have been exploring and learning about school life. There days have been full so we encourage you to let your child rest and play when they get home.

In week 3 we will start sending home Jolly Sounds and Jolly Words for your children to practice at home.


Welcome to Foundation 2020!

It has been a great start to the school year and we have really enjoyed getting to know your child and your family. We have had a few busy days and your children are really settling into the school life extremely well.

 

The Learning Week ahead:

We will continue to learn about being a part of the classroom and school community. Especially school routines, expectations, building friendships and getting to know each one of your children.

 

Seesaw:

Seesaw is our online assessment tool and allows you to share and celebrate your child’s learning journey here at our school. We will post photos, videos and work samples, allowing you to talk to your child about what they have been learning. The links below are inviting you to sign up and login to your child’s learning portfolio. If this does not work we will be sending home paper copies in the Take Home folder. If you are still having trouble please let us know ASAP.

Foundation H Link- https://app.seesaw.me/s/348-959-875

Foundation W Link-  https://app.seesaw.me/s/209-896-093

 

 

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.

 

Library: Our library day will be Thursdays. Today both the Foundation classes visited the library and the children borrowed 2 books. Your child must return their books before they can borrow new books. Your child can choose to use the library bag provided by the school, or they can bring their own next week. Each classroom has a library box where books can be returned.

 

Save the Date: This year the Junior Primary classes are excited to be presenting a Concert! Please put the date in your diary Week 5 – Matinee August 19th 2020 and evening 20th August (Term 3).  More information is to come closer to the date.

 

Worship – Friday 31st January led by Pastor Greg and 7th Feb led by Jason.

 

Parent Information Night (PIN) – 5th February at 6:30pm. The first session is 6:30pm–7:00pm in classrooms, a joint session will be held 7:00pm–7:30pm in the Worship Centre and a repeat of session 1 (in classrooms) from 7:30pm–8:00pm. This is a great opportunity for all parents / care givers to hear about expectations / programs in the classroom and of whole school initiatives. Care for students will be available through GGOSH. This will be for a gold coin donation and children using the service must be toilet trained.

 

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. Grace will appreciate any assistance on a Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday, even if it was for an hour or two. If you can help can you please contact Grace via email – holmes.grace@goldengrove.sa.edu.au.  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 (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

 

Enjoy the weekend!

Keep smiling,

Celeste and Alyssum

 

Celeste Hueppauff: Hueppauff.Celeste@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Alyssum Williams Williams.Alyssum@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

 

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

Week 1
Monday 27th January – Australia Day holiday
Tuesday 28th January – School commences at 8:30-8:45am with worship at 10:00am – all parents/carers welcome

Week 2
Monday 3rd February – Internet safety talk – SAPOL (students)
Monday 3rd February – Internet safety talk – SAPOL (Parents) 2pm in the staff admin building
Wednesday 5th February – Parent Information Night at 6:30pm

Week 3
Monday 10th February – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 11th February – Year 3 iPad info session
Wednesday 12th February – Year 3 iPad session
Wednesday 12th February – Year 3 iPad session
Wednesday 12th February – Endeavour College Parent Information Night & Year 9 The Departure Evening
Friday 14th February – Endeavour College Parent Information Night

Week 4
Friday 21st February – New families BBQ at 6:00pm

Week 5
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th February – Year 5/6 Camp

Week 6
Wednesday 4th March – MOT breakfast at 8:00am
Wednesday 4th March – Student Leadership Day for Year 6 Leaders at GSPV
Thursday 5th March – Hayley Frazer visit (Year 5-6)

Week 7
Monday 9th March – Adelaide Cup holiday
Wednesday 11th March – Principal Tour from 9:30am-10:30am

Week 8
Monday 16th March – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20th March – P & F date night

Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Endeavour College Year 7 Family Evening

Week 10
Wednesday 1st April – SAPSASA TTG Athletic Carnival

Week 11
Thursday 9th April – Sports Day
Thursday 9th April – Endeavour College Care Group Connection Night

 

 

 

 

Week 3

Foundation Cluster Newsletter

Term 1 Week 3

 

Prayer

We thank you for the laughter and the learning that has occurred this week. We thank you for our school and classroom community. Guide us in being caring towards others as we go about our week.


Home Inquiry (Homework)

Rest and Play

Your children have been working extremely hard all day at school and we encourage you to let your child rest and play when they get home.

 

Jolly Sounds

A purple packet will come home next week with a Jolly Sounds book. The book will have 3 sounds to practise – s,a,t. 3 new sounds will be added each week. Please practice the sound and encourage your child to do the action. The Jolly phonics program underpins all our learning in literacy and therefore practising the sounds will develop your child’s ‘beginning reading skills’.


An amazing start!

We had a wonderful start to the year with a big 2-week focus on wellbeing. Your child has been busy learning all about themselves as learners and their learning community. We have been doing circle time as a cluster to facilitate peer relationships and social skills. We set some personal goals on what we want to learn this year and talked about being bucket fillers. We introduced our first IB learner profile of ‘caring’ which has seen them uplift and support their classmates. This focus on wellbeing and establishing a learning community has laid the foundation for all the learning and growing we will do this year!

 

 

 

 

The learning week ahead:

Jolly Phonics: sounds s, a and t

Maths: prior knowledge activities – patterns, number, counting, shape

Christian Studies: Pastor Greg is coming in to share about who God is and what the bible is

Unit of Inquiry: Who am I? A red folder (Newstalks) will be coming home with an opportunity for you and your child to come up with some interesting facts about their life and interests. Please return ASAP.

Bookmaking: How to make a book/features of books/bookmaking tools

 

Seesaw:

Seesaw is our online assessment tool and allows you to share and celebrate your child’s learning journey here at our school. We will post photos, videos and work samples, allowing you to talk to your child about what they have been learning. The links below are inviting you to sign up and login to your child’s learning portfolio. If this does not work we will be sending home paper copies in the Take Home folder. If you are still having trouble please let us know ASAP.

Foundation H Link- https://app.seesaw.me/s/348-959-875

Foundation W Link-  https://app.seesaw.me/s/209-896-093

 

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.

 

Library: Our library day will be Thursdays. Today both the Foundation classes visited the library and the children borrowed 2 books. Your child must return their books before they can borrow new books. Your child can choose to use the library bag provided by the school, or they can bring their own next week. Each classroom has a library box where books can be returned.

 

Allergies: We have a few students with nut, Kiwi fruit and egg allergies. As we eat as a whole unit please ensure that your child does not have any of these foods in their lunchboxes or fruit snacks. Thank you.

 

Save the Date: This year the Junior Primary classes are excited to be presenting a Concert! Please put the date in your diary Week 5 – Matinee August 19th 2020 and evening 20th August (Term 3).  More information is to come closer to the date.

 

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. Grace will appreciate any assistance on a Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday, even if it was for an hour or two. If you can help can you please contact Grace via email – holmes.grace@goldengrove.sa.edu.au.  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

 

Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 5/6G and FH. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:40pm on Mondays.  All welcome!

 

Worship – this Friday 7th Feb led by Jason and Friday 14th Feb led by Mrs Zadow. Chapel is at 8:50am in the Worship Centre. All welcome.

 

P & F Survey – Late last year, our community was invited to complete a quick P & F Survey where they could communicate their needs in terms of what events they liked (or didn’t), what they would like to see happen in 2020 and what purchases they would like to see the P & F invest in/contribute towards. We are asking that if you have not completed this, could you please do so asap so the P & F can discuss next meeting which is next Monday night at 7pm (all welcome to attend).

 

Class Carers 2020 – Class Carers is a network designed to support families and teachers within our school community. If you would like to know who the Class Carers are pop on over to the Class Carers page on our school website.

 

Ava K from 5/6N team has placed 1st in every competition throughout the state for 2019 and placed 3rd overall throughout Australia. Ava will be travelling to Orlando, Florida with 7 other athletes from Blitz FCD Studios to represent Australia.
We can help support Ava by attending her dance club disco this Saturday. Ages 4+ welcome.

 

Golden Grove Lutheran Church (GGLC) playgroup and mainly music – Playgroup is run each Wednesday of the school term from 9:30am-11am. Bring your own snack. Cost $3 per session or $25 term fee per child. Mainly music is run each Friday of the school term from 9:30am-11am. Cost is`$3 per session or $25 term fee per child donation

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the weekend!

Keep smiling,

Celeste and Alyssum

Celeste Hueppauff: Hueppauff.Celeste@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Alyssum Williams Williams.Alyssum@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

Week 3
Monday 10th February – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 11th February – Year 3 iPad info session
Wednesday 12th February – Year 3 iPad session
Wednesday 12th February – Year 3 iPad session
Wednesday 12th February – Endeavour College Parent Information Night & Year 9 The Departure Evening
Friday 14th February – Endeavour College Parent Information Night

Week 4
Friday 21st February – New families BBQ at 6:00pm

Week 5
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th February – Year 5/6 Camp

Week 6
Wednesday 4th March – MOT breakfast at 8:00am
Wednesday 4th March – Student Leadership Day for Year 6 Leaders at GSPV
Thursday 5th March – Hayley Frazer visit (Year 5-6)

Week 7
Monday 9th March – Adelaide Cup holiday
Wednesday 11th March – Principal Tour from 9:30am-10:30am

Week 8
Monday 16th March – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20th March – P & F date night

Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Endeavour College Year 7 Family Evening

Week 10
Wednesday 1st April – SAPSASA TTG Athletic Carnival

Week 11
Thursday 9th April – Sports Day
Thursday 9th April – Endeavour College Care Group Connection Night

 

 

 

 

Week 4

Foundation Cluster Newsletter

Term 1 Week 4

 

Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for this lovely week and for giving us the patience and readiness to start our formal learning lessons. Continue to be with us as we develop and grow.

Amen


Home Inquiry (Homework)

Rest and Play

Your children have been working extremely hard all day at school and we encourage you to let your child rest and play when they get home.

 

Jolly Sounds

We have 3 new sounds to practise – i, p, n. Please practise the sound and encourage your child to do the action. The Jolly phonics program underpins all our learning in literacy and therefore practising the sounds will develop your child’s ‘beginning reading skills’.

If they wish to extend themselves see if they can find some words that start or have these sounds in them. Continue to practise all the already learnt sounds.

 

Tricky Words

I, the, he, she, me, we, be

Tricky words will be sent home on Monday on a key ring. Practise these with the children ensuring that they are out of order too. A sheet will be sent home in the take home folder as well with activities to make it engaging and hands on.


The learning week ahead:

Jolly Phonics: sounds i, p and n

Maths: prior knowledge activities – patterns, number, counting, shape

Christian Studies: Different churches and beliefs amongst our school community and the world.

Unit of Inquiry: Similarities and Differences

Newstalk: Please bring or send in a Photo of your child as a baby and a family photo. Thanks to those who have returned these folders with the information completed. Please return ASAP if you haven’t already.

Literacy focus: Fairy-tale books.

Readers Workshop:  Elements of being a good reader what it looks like, finding a good fit spot and picture power.

Bookmaking: How to draw pictures

 

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.

 

Allergies: We have a few students with nut, Kiwi fruit and egg allergies. As we eat as a whole unit please ensure that your child does not have any of these foods in their lunchboxes or fruit snacks. Thank you.

 

Toys: A reminder that toys and teddy’s are not to be brought to school as they can become a distraction during class and could also get lost during recess and lunch. 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.

 

Save the Date: This year the Junior Primary classes are excited to be presenting a Concert! Please put the date in your diary Week 5 – Matinee August 19th 2020 and evening 20th August (Term 3).  More information is to come closer to the date.

 

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. Grace will appreciate any assistance on a Monday, Wednesday and/or Friday, even if it was for an hour or two. If you can help can you please contact Grace via email – holmes.grace@goldengrove.sa.edu.au.  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

 

P&F Foundation and new families BBQ –P&F Invite all new families (all Foundations and their families welcome) to our welcome BBQ on Friday 21st February 2020 – 6pm on the Deck.  Please drop toilet trained children at the GGOSH room (no earlier than 6pm) and come to the deck outside the staffroom to socialise and meet other parents.  Please RSVP by Wednesday 19th February via the school website. We look forward to seeing you there.

Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 5/6G and FH. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:40pm on Mondays.  All welcome!

 

Worship – this Friday 14th Feb led by Mrs Zadow and Friday 21st Feb led by Pastor Greg. During this service (21st Feb) the Foundations will be presented with their bibles. Chapel is at 8:50am in the Worship Centre. All welcome.

 

Trivia Night – P & F Decades Trivia Night – Saturday 29th February in the Worship Centre. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Bring a team or join a table. Tickets are $10 each or $100 for a table of 10. Prizes for best team and individual costumes. BYO drinks and nibbles. This event is for parents and friends (no children). Table bookings need to be booked and paid for in full at the time of booking under one name in order to avoid double bookings. Please order 10 tickets and add your table name when paying. If you don’t have a table name yet please use your surname. All proceeds go to the CFS (P & F will match any proceeds which will go towards the sensory and well-being room). Tickets can be ordered via Qkr! or the office and sales close Wednesday 26th February 2020.

 

Enjoy the weekend!

Keep smiling,

Celeste and Alyssum

Celeste Hueppauff: Hueppauff.Celeste@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Alyssum Williams Williams.Alyssum@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

Week 4
Friday 21st February – New families BBQ at 6:00pm

Week 5
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th February – Year 5/6 Camp

Week 6
Wednesday 4th March – MOT breakfast at 8:00am
Wednesday 4th March – Student Leadership Day for Year 6 Leaders at GSPV
Thursday 5th March – Hayley Frazer visit (Year 5-6)

Week 7
Monday 9th March – Adelaide Cup holiday
Wednesday 11th March – Principal Tour from 9:30am-10:30am

Week 8
Monday 16th March – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20th March – P & F date night

Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Endeavour College Year 7 Family Evening

Week 10
Wednesday 1st April – SAPSASA TTG Athletic Carnival

Week 11
Thursday 9th April – Sports Day
Thursday 9th April – Endeavour College Care Group Connection Night

Week 5

Foundation Cluster Newsletter

Term 1 Week 5

 

Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for May we face each day with positivity knowing that no matter what comes our way, we do not have to face it alone.

Amen


Home Inquiry (Homework)

Rest and Play

Your children have been working extremely hard all day at school and we encourage you to let your child rest and play when they get home.

 

Jolly Sounds

We have 3 new sounds to practise – ck, e & h. Please practise the sound and encourage your child to do the action. The Jolly phonics program underpins all our learning in literacy and therefore practising the sounds will develop your child’s ‘beginning reading skills’.

If they wish to extend themselves see if they can find some words that start or have these sounds in them. Continue to practise all the already learnt sounds.

 

Tricky Words

Was, to, do

Tricky words will be sent home on Monday on a key ring. Practise these with the children ensuring that they are out of order too. A sheet will be sent home in the take home folder as well with activities to make it engaging and hands on.


The learning week ahead:

Jolly Phonics: sounds ck, e, h

Maths: prior knowledge activities – patterns, number, counting, shape

Christian Studies: God created you and knows everything about you

Unit of Inquiry: Asking questions to students in Japan and America to explore similarities and differences

Newstalk: Please bring or send in a Photo of your child as a baby and a family photo. Thanks to those who have returned these folders with the information completed. Please return ASAP if you haven’t already.

Literacy focus: The focus story in FW is ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and the focus story in FH is ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’.

Readers Workshop:  Making predictions, book looks (looking at all the pages first before starting to read), reading by sounds and letters we know

Bookmaking: writing strategies, big and bold

 

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.

 

Allergies: We have a few students with nut, Kiwi fruit and egg allergies. We eat as a Foundation cluster so please ensure that your child does not have any of these foods in their lunchboxes or fruit snacks. Thank you.

 

Foundation walk-around: We will be going for a walk around the neighbourhood in the morning on Friday Week 4. We will be taking photos of houses and streets to send to Japan and America to see if they are similar or different.

 

Making: If you have any empty cardboard boxes or other recyclables (e.g. bottle caps), please send them with your child for our making during investigations.

 

Bibles: During Chapel on Friday morning (Week 4), the students will be receiving their own bible in a special ceremony. We would love to see you there at 8:50.

 

Volunteers: Thank you to everyone who has already put their hands up to volunteer in our classrooms. If you have the clearances and have signed off in the office, please come in one morning next week and our LSOs will show you how we run tricky words and jolly words.

 

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. 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.

 

Save the Date: This year the Junior Primary classes are excited to be presenting a Concert! Please put the date in your diary Week 5 – Matinee August 19th 2020 and evening 20th August (Term 3).  More information is to come closer to the date.

 

Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 5/6H and FW. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:40pm on Mondays.  All welcome!

 

Worship – Wednesday 26th Feb for Ash Wednesday and Friday 21st Feb led by Pastor Greg. During this service (21st Feb) the Foundations will be presented with their bibles. Chapel is at 8:50am in the Worship Centre. All welcome.

 

New Families BBQ – P&F Invite all new families to our welcome BBQ on Friday 21st February 2020 – 6pm on the Deck.  Please drop toilet trained children at the GGOSH room (no earlier than 6pm) and come to the deck outside the staffroom to socialise and meet other parents. All Foundation families (new and existing) welcome. Please RSVP by Wednesday 19th February via the school website. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Trivia Night – P & F Decades Trivia Night – Saturday 29th February in the Worship Centre. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Bring a team or join a table. Tickets are $10 each or $100 for a table of 10. Prizes for best team and individual costumes. BYO drinks and nibbles. This event is for parents and friends (no children). Table bookings need to be booked and paid for in full at the time of booking under one name in order to avoid double bookings. Please order 10 tickets and add your table name when paying. If you don’t have a table name yet please use your surname. All proceeds go to the CFS (P & F will match any proceeds which will go towards the sensory and well-being room). Tickets can be ordered via Qkr! or the office and sales close Wednesday 26th February 2020.

Enjoy the weekend!

Keep smiling,

Celeste and Alyssum

Celeste Hueppauff: Hueppauff.Celeste@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Alyssum Williams Williams.Alyssum@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

Week 5
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th February – Year 5/6 Camp

Week 6
Wednesday 4th March – MOT breakfast at 8:00am
Wednesday 4th March – Student Leadership Day for Year 6 Leaders at GSPV
Thursday 5th March – Hayley Frazer visit (Year 5-6)

Week 7
Monday 9th March – Adelaide Cup holiday
Wednesday 11th March – Principal Tour from 9:30am-10:30am

Week 8
Monday 16th March – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20th March – P & F date night

Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Endeavour College Year 7 Family Evening

Week 10
Wednesday 1st April – SAPSASA TTG Athletic Carnival

Week 11
Thursday 9th April – Sports Day
Thursday 9th April – Endeavour College Care Group Connection Night

 

 

 

 

Week 6

 

Foundation Cluster Newsletter

Term 1 Week 6

 

Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for our time to learn and our time to play. Please be with us this week as we engage in new learning experiences.

Amen


Home Inquiry (Homework)

 

Jolly Sounds

We have 3 new sounds to practise – r, m and d. Please practise the sound and encourage your child to do the action. The Jolly phonics program underpins all our learning in literacy and therefore practising the sounds will develop your child’s ‘beginning reading skills’.

If they wish to extend themselves see if they can find some words that start or have these sounds in them. Continue to practise all the already learnt sounds.

Tricky Words

Keep practicing your tricky word ring. Use the idea sheet handed out a few weeks ago to help engage your children in a fun way.

 

Jolly words

There will be a video on Seesaw to show you how to practice the jolly words at home.

 

Take home books

We are starting to send home take home books in a red reader pouch. We have been teaching the children reading strategies that we will encourage you to focus on during your reading time. Children will have the book for 2 days and practice using picture power, prediction power, lips the fish.

Try and allow the children to use picture power then allow them time to sound out the words and blend the words themselves.


The learning week ahead:

Jolly Phonics: sounds r, m and d

Maths: prior knowledge activities – patterns, number, counting, shape

Christian Studies: How the world was created. Looking at different views.

Unit of Inquiry: Building and maintaining relationships

Literacy focus: Fairy-tale books.

Readers Workshop: Further reading strategies- Pointer power, snap word, stretchy snake

Bookmaking: conferencing and lift the flap books

 

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.

 

Allergies: We have a few students with nut, Kiwi fruit and egg allergies. As we eat as a whole unit please ensure that your child does not have any of these foods in their lunchboxes or fruit snacks. Thank you.

 

Toys: A reminder that toys and teddy’s are not to be brought to school as they can become a distraction during class and could also get lost during recess and lunch. 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.

 

Save the Date: This year the Junior Primary classes are excited to be presenting a Concert! Please put the date in your diary Week 5 – Matinee August 19th 2020 and evening 20th August (Term 3).  More information is to come closer to the date.

 

Assembly – Classes sharing this week are instrumental students. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:40pm on Mondays.  All welcome!

 

Worship – Friday 28th Feb led by Pastor Greg and Friday 6th March led by Jason. Chapel is at 8:50am in the Worship Centre. All welcome.

 

Trivia Night – Saturday 29th February – 6:30pm for a 7pm start.

 

Date NightP & F Date Night – GGOSH is available for children who are over 3 years old and toilet trained.  The cost is $5 per family through the Qkr! app or pay in cash via the front office.  Please make sure children bring their drink bottle. More information can be obtained through the GGLPS school website.

 

Harmony Day Friday 20th March – We will be celebrating Harmony Day on Friday the 20th of March (Term 1 Week 8). We are planning a whole day of activities that will start at 8.50am with worship, followed by a parade, cultural experiences and food stalls for lunch. We are looking for families to provide a cultural dish for our students to try. If you are willing to help out, please express your interest via the school website or talk in person to Alyssum, Celeste or Tanya.

 

We will be celebrating Harmony Day on Friday the 20th of March (Term 1 Week 8). We are planning a whole day of activities that will start at 8.50am with worship, followed by a parade, cultural experiences and food stalls for lunch. We are looking for families to provide a cultural dish for our students to try. If you are willing to help out, please express your interest via the school website or talk in person to Alyssum, Celeste or Tanya.

 

Enjoy the weekend!

Keep smiling,

Celeste and Alyssum

Celeste Hueppauff: Hueppauff.Celeste@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Alyssum Williams Williams.Alyssum@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

Week 6
Wednesday 4th March – MOT breakfast at 8:00am
Wednesday 4th March – Student Leadership Day for Year 6 Leaders at GSPV
Thursday 5th March – Hayley Frazer visit (Year 5-6)

Week 7
Monday 9th March – Adelaide Cup holiday
Wednesday 11th March – Principal Tour from 9:30am-10:30am

Week 8
Monday 16th March – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20th March – P & F date night

Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Endeavour College Year 7 Family Evening

Week 10
Wednesday 1st April – SAPSASA TTG Athletic Carnival

Week 11
Thursday 9th April – Sports Day
Thursday 9th April – Endeavour College Care Group Connection Night

 

 

 

 

Week 7

 

Foundation Cluster Newsletter

Term 1 Week 7

 

Prayer

Dear God,

Thank you for the opportunity to rest and spend time with family this long weekend. May we be refreshed and ready to learn on Tuesday.

Amen


Home Inquiry (Homework)

 

Jolly Sounds

We have 3 new sounds to practise – g, o and u. Please practise the sound and encourage your child to do the action. The Jolly phonics program underpins all our learning in literacy and therefore practising the sounds will develop your child’s ‘beginning reading skills’.

If they wish to extend themselves see if they can find some words that start or have these sounds in them. Continue to practise all the already learnt sounds.

 

Tricky Words

Keep practicing your tricky word ring. Use the idea sheet handed out a few weeks ago to help engage your children in a fun way.

 

Jolly words

There is a video on Seesaw to show you how to practice the jolly words at home.

 

Take home books

We are starting to send home take home books in a red reader pouch. We have been teaching the children reading strategies that we will encourage you to focus on during your reading time. Children will have the book for 2 days and practice using picture power, prediction power, lips the fish.

Try and allow the children to use picture power then allow them time to sound out the words and blend the words themselves.


The learning week ahead:

Jolly Phonics: sounds g, o and u

Maths: patterns, 2D shape and numbers 0-10

Christian Studies: Good Samaritan – how do we treat others?

Unit of Inquiry: Building and maintaining relationships

Literacy focus: Fairy-tale books

Readers Workshop: Further reading strategies- tryin lion, pattern power and persistence power

Bookmaking: copyright and book orientation/directionality

 

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.

 

Allergies: We have a few students with nut, Kiwi fruit and egg allergies. As we eat as a whole unit please ensure that your child does not have any of these foods in their lunchboxes or fruit snacks. 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. 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.

 

Entry assessments: Tuesday and Wednesday of Week 7 we will be conducting entry assessments for all students in Foundation. Students will be given opportunities to show their understanding of the Jolly Phonics sounds, tricky words, letter formation, shape, numbers, counting, pattern and more. Mrs Valmai Henderson will be taking our classes for ½ a day each, Tuesday in FH and Wednesday in FW.

 

Save the Date: This year the Junior Primary classes are excited to be presenting a Concert! Please put the date in your diary Week 5 – Matinee August 19th 2020 and evening 20th August (Term 3).  More information is to come closer to the date.

 

UNIFORM MATTERS

Please note that the price of grey, cotton tights has increased to $16.50 per pair.

 

Assembly – Adelaide Cup Public Holiday

 

Worship – Friday 6th March led by Jason and Friday 13th March led by Mr K. Chapel is at 8:50am in the Worship Centre. All welcome.

 

P & F Date Night Friday 20th March from 6pm-9pm. GGOSH is available for $5 per family and will provide children with pizza for dinner and a snack. The cost is $5 per family through the Qkr! app or payment can be paid in cash via the front office. Please make sure children bring their drink bottle. GGOSH is only available for children who are over 3 years old and toilet trained. More information can be obtained through the GGLPS school website.

 

Harmony Day Friday 20th March – We will be celebrating Harmony Day on Friday the 20th of March (Term 1 Week 8). We are planning a whole day of activities that will start at 8.50am with worship, followed by a parade, cultural experiences and food stalls for lunch. We are looking for families to provide a cultural dish for our students to try. If you are willing to help out, please express your interest via the school website or talk in person to Alyssum, Celeste or Tanya.

 

Parent/Teacher Interviews (PTI’s) Tuesday 17th March and Wednesday 18th March from 3:30pm – This is an opportunity to chat with your child/children’s teacher and find out what they are doing well and identify areas where they can improve. To book, please copy the code h8gej then make your online booking.

 

April Vac Care – April Vac Care bookings are now open and close on Friday 27 March at 5pm.

 

Enjoy the long weekend!

Keep smiling,

Celeste and Alyssum

Celeste Hueppauff: Hueppauff.Celeste@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Alyssum Williams Williams.Alyssum@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

Week 6
Wednesday 4th March – MOT breakfast at 8:00am
Wednesday 4th March – Student Leadership Day for Year 6 Leaders at GSPV
Thursday 5th March – Hayley Frazer visit (Year 5-6)

Week 7
Monday 9th March – Adelaide Cup holiday
Wednesday 11th March – Principal Tour from 9:30am-10:30am

Week 8
Monday 16th March – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20th March – P & F date night

Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Endeavour College Year 7 Family Evening

Week 10
Wednesday 1st April – SAPSASA TTG Athletic Carnival

Week 11
Thursday 9th April – Sports Day
Thursday 9th April – Endeavour College Care Group Connection Night

 

 

 

Week 8

Foundation Cluster Newsletter
Term 1 Week 8

Prayer
Dear God,
Thank you for this short week of school where we explored, investigated and made new connections with each other.
Amen


Home Inquiry

 

Jolly Sounds

We have 3 new sounds to practise – l, f, b. Please practise the sound and encourage your child to do the action. The Jolly phonics program underpins all our learning in literacy and therefore practising the sounds will develop your child’s ‘beginning reading skills’.

If they wish to extend themselves see if they can find some words that start or have these sounds in them. Continue to practise all the already learnt sounds.

Tricky Words

Keep practicing your tricky word ring. Use the idea sheet handed out a few weeks ago to help engage your children in a fun way.

 

Jolly words

There is a video on Seesaw to show you how to practice the jolly words at home.

 

Take home books

We have learnt some new reading strategies that we will encourage you to focus on during your reading time. Children will have the book for 2 days and practice using picture power, prediction power, lips the fish and stretchy snake just to name a few.


The learning week ahead:

Jolly Phonics: sounds l, f, b

Maths: 10 frame, pattern, numbers in the teens, 3D shapes

Christian Studies:  David and Goliath – perspectives

Unit of Inquiry: Building and maintaining relationships

Literacy focus: Fairy-tale books

Readers Workshop: Further reading strategies- Partner power

Bookmaking:

 

Rest days: Term 1 is a long term and expectations are growing in class. You may notice your child becoming tired which is very common. We advise if you feel like your child needs it to keep them home for a rest day.

 

Allergies: We have a few students with nut, Kiwi fruit and egg allergies. As we eat as a whole unit please ensure that your child does not have any of these foods in their lunchboxes or fruit snacks. Thank you.

 

Toys: We are still having student bringing toys, book pads, pencils etc to school please ensure that your child does not bring these to school. They can become a distraction during class and could also get lost during recess and lunch. 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.

 

Save the Date: This year the Junior Primary classes are excited to be presenting a Concert! Please put the date in your diary Week 5 – Matinee August 19th 2020 and evening 20th August (Term 3).  More information is to come closer to the date.

 

Last day to let us know you can help cook food on Harmony Day Friday 13th March – We will be celebrating Harmony Day on Friday the 20th of March (Term 1 Week 8).  We are looking for families to provide a cultural dish for our students to try. If you are willing to help out, please express your interest via the school website or talk in person to Alyssum, Celeste or Tanya.

 

Harmony Day: On Harmony day we are running some activities for the children to be apart of based around different cultures. We were wondering if you as parents or grandparents would like to be apart and run a lesson with the children based around your culture. For example teaching the children a dance, storytelling, a craft from your culture, puppetry.

 

Sports day: Reminder to check your child’s sports day team on seesaw.

 

Assembly – Classes sharing this week are 1/2P and 3/4S. Assembly is held in the Worship Centre at 2:40pm on Mondays.  All welcome!

 

Worship – Friday 13th March led by Mr K and Friday 20th March led by Special Worship team. Chapel is at 8:50am in the Worship Centre. All welcome.

 

P & F Date Night – Friday 20th March from 6pm-9pm. GGOSH is available for $5 per family and will provide children with pizza for dinner and a snack. The cost is $5 per family through the Qkr! app or payment can be paid in cash via the front office. Please make sure children bring their drink bottle. GGOSH is only available for children who are over 3 years old and toilet trained. More information can be obtained through the GGLPS school website.

 

Harmony Day Friday 20th March – We will be celebrating Harmony Day on Friday the 20th of March (Term 1 Week 8). We are planning a whole day of activities that will start at 8.50am with worship. The Harmony Day timetable is available on our school website. Worship will be followed by a parade, cultural experiences and food stalls for lunch. We are looking for families to provide a cultural dish for our students to try. If you are willing to help out, please express your interest via the school website or talk in person to Alyssum, Celeste or Tanya. More information about Harmony Day can be found on our school website.

 

Sports Day School Fundraiser – Sports Day Essentials are offering Parents and Caregivers free shipping by ordering sports day items which also benefit our school. For more information visit the sports day school fundraiser page on our website.

 

Pokemon Trading – As many of you would know the latest craze is Pokemon cards. So that trading etc. occurs in a controlled environment a ‘Pokemon’ club has been trialled for the last two Fridays where students could trade / play under the supervision of Mr. Paterson. This club will continue for the rest of the term. Students are not permitted to bring these cards at any other times.

 

Parent/Teacher Interviews (PTI’s) – Tuesday 17th March and Wednesday 18th March from 3:30pm. This is an opportunity to chat with your child/children’s teacher and find out what they are doing well and identify areas where they can improve. To book, please copy the code h8gej then make your online booking.

 

April Vac Care – April Vac Care bookings are now open and close on Friday 27 March at 5pm.

Keep smiling,

Celeste and Alyssum

Celeste Hueppauff: Hueppauff.Celeste@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Alyssum Williams Williams.Alyssum@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 10

Week 8
Monday 16th March – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20th March – P & F date night

Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Endeavour College Year 7 Family Evening

Week 10
Wednesday 1st April – SAPSASA TTG Athletic Carnival

Week 11
Thursday 9th April – Sports Day
Thursday 9th April – Endeavour College Care Group Connection Night

 

 

 

 

Week 9

 

Foundation Cluster Newsletter

Term 1 Week 9

 

Prayer

Dear God,

Continue to be with us and the world as we go throughout this week. Guide us and help us continue to spread love and joy to the people around us.

Amen


Home Inquiry

Jolly Sounds

We have 3 new sounds to practise –ai, j, oa. Please practise the sound and encourage your child to do the action. The Jolly phonics program underpins all our learning in literacy and therefore practising the sounds will develop your child’s ‘beginning reading skills’.

If they wish to extend themselves see if they can find some words that start or have these sounds in them. Continue to practise all the already learnt sounds.

Tricky Words

Keep practising your tricky word ring. Use the idea sheet handed out a few weeks ago to help engage your children in a fun way.

 

Jolly words

Sound out the words and blend them together using the actions

 

Take home books

We have learnt some new reading strategies to do with Partner reading. Use the sheets sent home to remind the children and remind yourself of the strategies when they are reading.

Try and allow the children to use picture power then allow them time to sound out the words and blend the words themselves before you help.


Dear Parents and Caregivers,
GGLPS continue to work with families as we are take precautions and respond to the latest information and advice about coronavirus. We are currently preparing structures that will allow us to provide distance education through online learning, if the school is advised by the government that we need to close. Meanwhile, we continue to provide school as usual in classrooms. We understand and respect the decision of some parents who are keeping their child/children at home. To assist students to continue to learn while at home, teachers have included details for ‘Home Learning’ in their cluster newsletters. ‘Home Learning’ is for those students who can continue to learn along with their classmates while not physically at school. You will find learning activities included in coloured boxes in cluster newsletters. We look forward to continuing to work with families.
Yours sincerely,
Shane Paterson and Jayne Zadow (PYP Coordinator)

Home Inquiry for students working at home
In your child’s take home folder, there is a book labelled ‘Home Learning’ this will be used if you choose to self-isolate. There will also be a few blank books for your child to create their own books. If you require any pencils for home please email us and we can arrange something. If you don’t end up using the books/home learning book due to being at school please return them at the start of Term 2.


Reading at home

Make a video of you reading. Make sure that the video is less than 5 minutes long. Upload the video to Seesaw. (Seesaw only uploads videos of less than 5 minutes). Remember to read each day.

Visit https://in2era.com.au/products/readalong  Use the school login to access books to read. School login: USER: Zadow.jayne@goldengrove.sa.edu.au PASSWORD: gg123

You can practise reading a book. If you want to know what level to choose, add a question to Seesaw and ask your teacher.

Practise using the reading strategies found in Seesaw reading folder.


Writing at home

Download the app Handwriting hero

Practise the formation of the letters (sounds) we have already learnt. Encourage your children to say the sentence out loud as they draw it on the Ipad.

Making letters and words out of sand, flour, rocks, items in your house.

 

In their Jolly sounds book at the bottom of each sound we have learnt come up with words that they can write and sound out. Ie… S- sat, soup, sock

 

Bookmaking-

Create a book that is of interest to them.


Maths at home

Using objects around your home or in your garden create a pattern. AB, ABB, AAB, ABC, ABCD, AABBCC etc. Take a photo or a video of it explaining your pattern. An upload can only be 5mins long. Please post this on Seesaw but if that doesn’t work just email your teacher directly.

 

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnZYK83utu0

https://youtu.be/uZ8Jy1xgqPU

3D shape hunt around your home. Upload 5 different shapes that you find and name them. Extension- name the 2D shape it has.


UOI at home

Similarities and differences

Choose someone at home to draw a picture of and talk about what is the same about them and you and what is different.


The learning week ahead:
Jolly Phonics: sounds ai, j, oa
Maths: 20 frame, pattern, numbers in the teens, 3D shapes
Christian Studies: Noah’s ark
Unit of Inquiry: building and maintaining friendships in the playground.
Literacy focus: Fairy-tale books
Readers Workshop: Further reading strategies- Partner power- seesaw, I read you slide, choral
Bookmaking: finger spaces and what to do when you make a mistake.

Parent Helpers: Thank you for your help so far with tricky words and jolly words in the morning. With everything going on we have decided to stop helpers coming into the school for this and our amazing LSO’s will spend the time in the morning doing these with your children. We are hoping we to start this back up again in Term 2.

Allergies: We have a few students with nut, Kiwi fruit and egg allergies. As we eat as a whole unit please ensure that your child does not have any of these foods in their lunchboxes or fruit snacks. Thank you.

Toys: We are still having students bringing toys, book pads, pencils etc to school. Please ensure that your child does not bring these to school. They can become a distraction during class and could also get lost during recess and lunch. 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.

Save the Date: This year the Junior Primary classes are excited to be presenting a Concert! Please put the date in your diary Week 5 – Matinee August 19th 2020 and evening 20th August (Term 3). More information is to come closer to the date.

Harmony Day: Students are to come to school on Friday 20th in their cultural dress or something orange. Students will be involved in activities throughout the day to explore different cultures within the Foundation Cluster.


Dear Parents,
As part of our review of practices and processes around the school in this current climate, conversations have been held concerning the shared Canteen between GGLPS and Wynn Vale School.
It has been decided that the Canteen will remain open, however, students will not be able to make face to face purchases from the Canteen; all purchases must be pre-ordered. This will come into effect this Friday (20th).
Thanks for your understanding with this.


Assembly – No assembly as per email dated 16/03/2020

Worship – No Friday chapel as per email dated 16/03/2020. Worship will be celebrated in clusters during class time.

P & F Date Night – No date night as per email dated 16/03/2020.

Playgroup and mainly music have been cancelled for the remainder until further notice.

Harmony Day Friday 20th March – We will be celebrating Harmony Day on Friday the 20th of March (Term 1 Week 8). We are planning a whole day of activities that will start at 8:50am with worship. The Harmony Day timetable is available on our school website. Students will be involved in cultural experiences within clusters. Students are welcome to wear orange or cultural attire.

Class Carer’s Mother’s Day Stall – Friday 8th May. A variety of gifts can be purchased for $5 per gift – please register and pay for the amount of gifts you require via the Qkr! app or place money in an envelope including your child/children’s name, class and number of gifts and hand in to the front office by COB 1st May 2020. For more information, please see the flyer which is coming home this afternoon via the class trays.

April Vac Care – April Vac Care bookings close on Friday 27 March at 5pm.

Keep smiling,
Celeste and Alyssum
Celeste Hueppauff: Hueppauff.Celeste@goldengrove.sa.edu.au
Alyssum Williams Williams.Alyssum@goldengrove.sa.edu.au
Term 1 calendar 2020
Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 10
Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Endeavour College Year 7 Family Evening
Week 10
Wednesday 1st April – SAPSASA TTG Athletic Carnival
Week 11
Tuesday 7th April – Year 8-12 Learning Conversations at Endeavour College

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