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Week 2

Year 3/4 Cluster Newsletter

Term 1, Week 2 Learning 

(Monday 3rd – Friday 7th February)

Dear Year 3/4 families,

Welcome to 2020! We hope you have had a refreshing break with your families. We are excited about meeting you all and working with you and your children throughout this year. We welcome Angelisa Marino to our cluster this year. Angelisa comes to us from St Paul Lutheran School, and we wish her all the best as she settles quickly into our school community.


Homework to further be discussed at Parent Information Night.

Reading: (approx. 15 minutes each night) Talk to your family about what you are reading.

Maths: Practise times tables


Our learning this week

For Week 1 and 2, all students will be engaging in building our learning communities. We are setting up our essential agreements and focusing on the Learner Profile Attributes.

 

English: We will select books for a classroom library and sort books.

Maths: We will be learning about what it is to be a Mathematician.

Christian Studies: This will be included in our first unit of inquiry.

Unit of Inquiry: We will be starting our first transdisciplinary theme for the year. Stay tuned for more information next week!

PIN: Parent Information Night

Wednesday 6th February in the year 3/4P classroom.

The evening will be as follows:

6.30-7.00: 3/4P

7.00-7.30: Worship centre

7.30-8.00: 3/4P


iPad sessions (Year 3 and 4):
A reminder for all parents of students in year 3 and 4. As part of our roll-out of iPads to these students, parents are requested to attend a short session on one of the following times:

  • Tuesday 11th February (6:00pm)
    • Wednesday 12th February (3:30pm)
    • Thursday 13th February (8:45 am)

The attendance of one parent is compulsory at one of these sessions and students you find none of these times suit could you please let your classroom teachers know.

Students in Year 3 6 will be addressed by SAPOL on Monday 3rd February. Issues covered include cyberbullying., keeping safe online etc.

Reminders and Calendar

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


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

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 3-6)

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

Yours in Christ,

Jacquie Paech, Angelisa Marino, James Salisbury and Melanie Arnold.

Week 3

Year 3/4 Cluster Newsletter

Term 1, Week 3 Learning 

(Monday 10th – Friday 14th February)

 

Dear Year 3/4 families,

 

Welcome to Week 3! We hope your child has had a settled start back of school. It is great to see our students shaping our learning communities beautifully. 


As discussed at Parent Information Night.

Reading: (approx. 15 minutes each night) Talk to your family about what you are reading.

Maths: Practise time tables.

 

Home Inquiry: What can your child tell you about their learning community?


Our learning this week

For Week 1 and 2, all students have engaged in building their learning communities by exploring and discussing classroom values. We have formulated our Essential Agreements based upon the Learner Profile Attributes. Students have had time to build relationships during collaborative group work and Circle Time.

 

English: We will continue Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop. We will also begin Jolly Grammar and Spelling this week.

Maths: Learning will be focussed on classifying odd and even numbers and finding properties of odd and even numbers. We will be exploring open-ended number problem solving.

Christian Studies: This will be included in our first unit of inquiry.

Unit of Inquiry: We will be tuning into our first transdisciplinary theme for the year ‘Who We Are’. The lines of inquiry include what we value, what are values and what makes them important and how values shape and influence the way we behave.


iPad sessions (Year 3 and 4):
A reminder for all parents of students in year 3 and 4. As part of our roll-out of iPads to these students, parents are requested to attend a short session on one of the following times:

  • Tuesday 11th February (6:00pm)
    • Wednesday 12th February (3:30pm)
    • Thursday 13th February (8:45 am)

The attendance of one parent is compulsory at one of these sessions and students you find none of these times suit could you please let your classroom teachers know.

Students in Year 3-6 were addressed by SAPOL on Monday 3rd February. Issues covered include cyberbullying, keeping safe online, creating safe username and passwords as well as protecting your identity online.

Please note that on your stationary order, you would have been charged a $10.00 iPad levy fee for apps. This amount will be refunded off term school fees due to Apple no longer bulk selling apps to schools. You will be required to use your existing iTunes account to purchase these when notified in the coming weeks.

Reminders and Calendar

  • 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

 

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
Saturday 29th February – P & F Quiz Night

Week 6
Wednesday 4th March – MOT breakfast at 8:00am-8:30am
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 (to be confirmed)
Thursday 9th April – Endeavour College Care Group Connection Night

Yours in Christ,

Jacquie Paech, Angelisa Marino, James Salisbury and Melanie Arnold.

Week 4

 

Year 3/4 Cluster Newsletter

Term 1, Week 3 Learning 

(Monday 17th – Friday 21st February)

 

Dear Year 3/4 families,

 

Welcome to Week 4!


As discussed at Parent Information Night.

Reading: (approx. 15 minutes each night) Talk to your family about what you are reading.

Maths: Practise time tables.

 

Home Inquiry: Discuss values and the importance of them. What values do you have as a family or individual?


Our learning this week

This week we have set up our Year 3 and 4 Jolly Learning of Spelling with the focus of digraphs/silent letters and Grammar program which includes parts of speech/antonyms.

Each student has also participated in individual goal setting for English, Mathematics and one of their choice in Term 1.

English: We continue Reader’s Workshop and have discussed why it’s important to build our reading stamina.

Mathematics: Students have focused on identifying number patterns, odd and even numbers and their properties. Students began their investigation into odd and even numbers in Mathematics.

 

Unit of Inquiry: We began our provocation for our ‘Who We Are’ unit. Students completed a visible thinking reflection to begin our focus on values.

Week 4 Learning:

Spelling: Year 3 students spelling focus will be ‘tch’ sound as in ‘batch’ and Year 4 students focus will be ‘nch’ sound as in ‘bench’. Grammar Year 3 focus is simple tenses while Year 4 students will focus on synonyms.

Mathematics: We will focus on place value to 10000 as well as probability of identifying dependent and independent events.

Unit of Inquiry: We begin to build our understandings of key concepts, deconstructing the central idea and lines of inquiry for the ‘Who We Are’ transdisciplinary theme.


iPads:
Thank you to all parents for attending the iPad sessions this week. We hope you found this information valuable. Please return iPad agreement forms before Monday Week 4 to ensure your child will be able to use their iPad. If you have any questions or concerns about iPads, please contact your classroom teacher to discuss further. We understand this is a new process for some families and we want to support you through this.

‘Be You’ forms:
Please also return the ‘Be You’ wellbeing forms to classroom teachers which will assist us to learn more about your child in order to support them throughout this year.

Reminders and Calendar

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

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

UNIFORM MATTERS

Prices have been further reduced as follows on uniforms being phased out.

Wool Jumpers $15

Ties $5

White Shirts $5

Microfibre track pants $15

Maroon Jackets $20

Maroon Polos $10

Limited stock!  The above items can still be worn until December 2020.

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

Week 3
Thursday 13th 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
Saturday 29th February – P & F Quiz Night

Week 6
Wednesday 4th March – MOT breakfast at 8:00am-8:30am
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

Yours in Christ,

Jacquie Paech, Angelisa Marino, James Salisbury and Melanie Arnold.

Week 5

Year 3/4 Cluster Newsletter

Term 1, Week 5 Learning 

(Monday 2nd – Friday 6th March)

 

Dear Year 3/4 families,

 

Welcome to Week 5!


Reading: (approx. 15 minutes each night) Talk to your family about what you are reading.

Maths: Practise time tables.

 

Home Inquiry: Discuss ‘what services exist in your local community?’


Our learning this week

 

Students have been engaged in setting up their new ‘How We Organise Ourselves’ unit of inquiry and looking at how values and needs are related to each other. The ‘Who We Are’ unit will continue for the remainder for the year.

 

Our learning next week

 

English: The Jolly Spelling focus for Year 3 is ‘n=ng’ as in ‘hunger’ and grammar focus is speech marks. The Year 4 spelling focus is ‘se=s’ as in ‘goose’ and grammar focus is homophones of your and you’re.

Maths: Students will focus on multiplication up to 10×10 this week.

Christian Studies: Students will continue exploring sin, grace and God’s response to sin.

Unit of Inquiry: Students will be involved in investigating agencies that give aid to children.

iPad – NAPLAN browser
All Year 3 students need to have the NAP Browser (a lock down application that allows students to be locked into only this application). You will need to install this onto your Year 3 child/s iPad by the 17th of March. Please visit https://www.assessform.edu.au/layouts/Technology/LockedDownBrowser.aspx for more information regarding this.

 

 

Reminders and Calendar

  • 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 20thof 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 onFriday 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.

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

Week 5
Saturday 29th February – P & F Quiz Night

Week 6
Wednesday 4th March – MOT breakfast at 8:00am-8:30am
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 – Year 1/2 Celebration of Learning 5:30pm-6:30pm
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

Yours in Christ,

Jacquie Paech, Angelisa Marino, James Salisbury and Melanie Arnold.

paech.jacquie@goldengrove.sa.edu.au
marino.angelisa@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

salisbury.james@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

arnold.melanie@goldengrove.sa.edu.au

Week 6

 

Year 3/4 Cluster Newsletter

Term 1, Week 7 Learning 

(Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th March)

 

Dear Year 3/4 families,

 

Welcome to Week 6!


Reading: (approx. 15 minutes each night) Talk to your family about what you are reading.

Maths: Practise time tables.

 

Home Inquiry: Discuss ‘what aid agencies support children in your local community?’


Our learning this week

 

Students have explored the central idea “Organisations across the world respond to children’s needs in a variety of ways” within the ‘How We Organise Ourselves’ transdisciplinary unit. They have brainstormed and researched local aid agencies that support children’s needs.

 

Our learning next week

 

English: The Jolly Grammar and Spelling focus for Year 3 spelling focus is ‘qu’ as in ‘quick’ and grammar focus of Proper Nouns – place while the Year 4 spelling focus is ‘ve’ as in ‘five’ with a grammar focus of concrete nouns.

Maths: This week students will focus on number patters. Year 3 students will explore the relationship between addition and subtraction while Year 4 students will explore the relationship between multiplication and division.

Christian Studies: Students will examine and record key messages in bible verses that explore sin, grace and God’s response to sin.

Unit of Inquiry: Students will be involved in identifying the rights of the child and investigating agencies that give aid to children and their impact.

Harmony Day

Harmony Day is Friday the 20th of March (Week 8). We would like to know if parents and families would like to help support teachers by offering any traditional and cultural art or dance activities for the 3/4 cluster to participate in.

 

Please also remember we are looking for families to provide a cultural dish for our students to try. If you are willing to help, please express your interest via the school website or talk in person to Alyssum, Celeste or Tanya alternatively there is a sheet at the front office to fill out. We would love as many helpers as possible. Please fill out the form and let us know by Friday the 13th of March (Week 7).

NAPLAN – National Coordinated Practice Test

On Monday March 23rd there will be a National Coordinated Practice Test (NCPT) involving all schools across Australia that will be using the online platform in May 2020. The testing will take place on the same day at 11.30am SA time. The NCPT is a national confirmation of ICT and administrative systems in place for NAPLAN online. The activities undertaken to prepare for this test will also prepare the school and the students for online testing in May 2020. The year 5 students last year also did a practice test so they will be familiar with the setup. The NCPT will run just like the normal NAPLAN except students won’t be enrolled in 4 tests like NAPLAN. There is 1 practice writing test for year 5 and all students will do 1 practice omnibus test (reading, language conventions and numeracy – duration 45 minutes). Student performance will not be assessed for the practice test.

Please ensure your child has the latest NAP app on their iPad and working headphones. Also ensure your child comes to school with a fully charged iPad. It is also encouraged to have a keyboard not just for NAPLAN but for the remainder of the year.

If you have any questions regarding the NCPT or NAPLAN in May please speak to your teacher or Tim. There will be more information regarding NAPLAN later in the term and early next term.

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

 

Reminders and Calendar

  • 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 20thof 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.

Term 1 calendar 2020

 

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

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 18th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20th March – P & F date night

Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Year 1/2 Celebration of Learning 5:30pm-6:30pm
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

Yours in Christ,

Jacquie Paech, Angelisa Marino, James Salisbury and Melanie Arnold.

 

Week 7

Year 3/4 Cluster Newsletter

Term 1, Week 8 Learning 

(Monday 16th – Friday 20th March)

 

Dear Year 3/4 families,


Reading: (approx. 10 minutes each night) Talk to your family about what you are reading.

Maths: Practise time tables.

 

Home Inquiry: Share what we have discovered about aid agencies that support children.


Our learning this week

 

Students have been involved in a Socratic Seminar to debate their beliefs about which aid agencies are crucial when serving children’s needs. This has assisted students to choose a service learning for this term. They have also viewed the United Nations Connection on the Rights of the Child (UNICEF) and described which they feel most passionate about.

 

Our learning next week

 

English: The Jolly Spelling focus for Year 3 is ‘ee’, ‘ea’ and ‘e_e’ as in ‘feet’, ‘pea’ and ‘delete’. Year 3 Jolly Grammar focus is proper adjectives. Year 4 Jolly Spelling focus is plural ‘ves’ as in ‘scarves’ with a grammar focus of abstract nouns.

Maths: Students will continue to focus on number patters. Year 3 students will explore the relationship between addition and subtraction while Year 4 students will explore the relationship between multiplication and division.

Christian Studies: Students will begin a new topic on ‘God calls people to serve’. They will explore Jesus as a servant king and discuss ‘what is discipleship?’

Unit of Inquiry: Students will be involved in deciding which aid agency we will support for service learning and apply this to the rights of the child. We will also reflect on the impact of these organisations.

iPads:

iPad Messaging: Just a reminder that as identified in the GGLPS iPad user agreement, using the messaging at school or at home will fall under the GGLPS behaviour management policy. We encourage families to restrict the messaging feature on their child’s iPad.

Harmony Day

 

Harmony Day is Friday the 20th of March (Week 8). We would like to know if parents and families would like to help support teachers by offering any traditional and cultural art or dance activities for the 3/4 cluster to participate in. Please contact your child’s teacher if you can assist with this.

Please also remember we are looking for families to provide a cultural dish for our students to try. If you are willing to help, please express your interest via the school website or talk in person to Alyssum, Celeste or Tanya alternatively there is a sheet at the front office to fill out. We would love as many helpers as possible. Please fill out the form and let us know by Friday the 13th of March (Week 7).

 

Reminders

  • Naplan – National Coordinated Practice Test – On Monday March 23rd there will be a National Coordinated Practice Test (NCPT) involving all schools across Australia that will be using the online platform in May 2020. The testing will take place on the same day at 11.30am SA time. The NCPT is a national confirmation of ICT and administrative systems in place for NAPLAN online. The activities undertaken to prepare for this test will also prepare the school and the students for online testing in May 2020. The year 5 students last year also did a practice test so they will be familiar with the setup. The NCPT will run just like the normal NAPLAN except students won’t be enrolled in 4 tests like NAPLAN. There is 1 practice writing test for year 5 and all students will do 1 practice omnibus test (reading, language conventions and numeracy – duration 45 minutes). Student performance will not be assessed for the practice test. Please ensure your child has the latest NAP app on their iPad and working headphones. Also ensure your child comes to school with a fully charged iPad. It is also encouraged to have a keyboard not just for NAPLAN but for the remainder of the year. If you have any questions regarding the NCPT or NAPLAN in May please speak to your teacher or Tim. There will be more information regarding NAPLAN later in the term and early next term.

 

  • 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 20thof 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.

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

Week 8
Monday 16th March – P & F meeting in the admin building at 7pm – all welcome
Tuesday 17th March – Year 5/6 excursion to the Adelaide Zoo
Tuesday 17th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Wednesday 18th March – Parent Teacher Interviews
Friday 20th March – Harmony Day
Friday 20th March – P & F date night

Week 9
Thursday 26th March – Year 1/2 Celebration of Learning 5:30pm-6:30pm
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
Thursday 9th April – Sports Day

 

 

Week 8

Year 3/4 Cluster Newsletter

Term 1, Week  9 Learning 

(Monday 23rd – Friday 27th March)

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
Principal and PYP Coordinator


Reading: (approx. 10 minutes each night) Talk to your family about what you are reading and record three predictions about your text.

For those who are at home, choose 2 activities.

  • Make a video of you that is between 1 and 2 minutes long. Use good expression which shows your understanding of the book.
  • Create a description of a character in your reading. Your description needs to sho as much detail as possible. You can choose how you present this work and can include pictures. Upload to Seesaw.
  • Think about where you are in your reading. Write 3 predictions in the future of your book. At the end of the week, write a reflection on how correct your predictions were and why. Upload your predictions and reflection to Seesaw.
  • There is a persuasive writing activity assigned to you in Seesaw. Click on the activities tab and it will be there waiting for you. Follow the prompts.

Maths: Practise time tables.

For those who are at home,

  • Access Topmarks website for multiplication games. Ensure to choose a ‘tablet friendly’ activity.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division

  • Find 3 examples of arrays (or make your own), take a photo and record all the number sentences that you can. For example 6 x 3 =18, 18÷6=3, 6+6+6=18.

Home Inquiry: Share what we have discovered about aid agencies that support children. Discuss with your family what the Salvation Army to do support our communities.

For those who are at home,

Watch the YouTube in the link below. How is Jesus serving others?  Post 3 ways you could serve someone in your family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILyxCrg0FYQ


Our learning this week

 

Students have continued to discuss the United Nations Connection on the Rights of the Child (UNICEF). They have begun researching the Salvation Army to explore what support they offer to our local communities. Students have viewed the structure of persuasive texts and are beginning to construct their own persuasive texts based on the ‘OREO’ structure which outlines Opinion, Reason, Explain/Example and Opinion restated.

 

Our learning next week

 

English: The Jolly Spelling focus for Year 3 is suffixes: less as in ‘helpless’ with a grammar focus of nouns acting as adjectives. The Year 4 Jolly Spelling focus is <a> as in ‘pasta’ with a grammar focus of making nouns into adjectives.

Maths: Students will focus on shapes. The Year 3 students will focus on features of 3D shapes and explore the features of 3D shapes including faces, edges and vertices. Year 4 students will focus on comparing areas of regular and irregular shapes.

Christian Studies: Students will continue to focus on how God calls people to serve and discuss the actions Jesus undertook that demonstrates the serving of others. Students will also apply the ‘serving of others’ to their own lives and think of ways they could serve others in our community.

Unit of Inquiry: Students will continue to research the Salvation Army as aid agency and explore the services that they provide. They will also reflect on the impact of this particular organisation.

Harmony Day

A reminder that Harmony Day is this Friday (20th of March). Students are encouraged to wear cultural dress or the colour orange. They will participate in a range of learning experiences throughout the day that explore a range of cultures.

 

 

 

 

Reminders

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 20thof 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 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.

 

 

 

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

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

Week 10

Week 11
Tuesday 7th April – Year 8-12 Learning Conversations at Endeavour College

Week 9

Cluster Newsletter Term 1 Week 8

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

GGLPS continue to work with families as we 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:
Read for 10 minutes. Reading is to be recorded in their diary.

 


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.

 

 

 

 

 

NAPLAN – National Coordinated Practice Test

 

On Monday March 23rd there will be a National Coordinated Practice Test (NCPT) involving all schools across Australia that will be using the online platform in May 2020. The testing will take place on the same day at 11.30am SA time. The NCPT is a national confirmation of ICT and administrative systems in place for NAPLAN online. The activities undertaken to prepare for this test will also prepare the school and the students for online testing in May 2020. The year 5 students last year also did a practice test so they will be familiar with the setup. The NCPT will run just like the normal NAPLAN except students won’t be enrolled in 4 tests like NAPLAN. There is 1 practice writing test for year 5 and all students will do 1 practice omnibus test (reading, language conventions and numeracy – duration 45 minutes). Student performance will not be assessed for the practice test.

 

NAPLAN Requirements

Please ensure your child has the NAP app on their iPad and that the app is fully updated. Students will also need working headphones (a check of these will be undertaken at the beginning of Week 8). Also ensure your child comes to school with a fully charged iPad. It is also encouraged to have a keyboard not just for NAPLAN but for the remainder of the year.

If you have any questions regarding the NCPT or NAPLAN in May please speak to your teacher or Tim. There will be more information regarding NAPLAN later in the term and early next term.

 

Farewell for Sue Prideaux

 

The Class Carers are organising a collection for a farewell gift for Sue Prideaux.

 

If anyone is interested in giving a donation they can hand it in at the front office by Monday 30/03/2020 for a gift to be presented to Sue on her last day on the 03/04/2020.

 

 

Apple reimbursement

At the beginning of the year, students were charged $10 in their booklist for the school to purchase apps. Unfortunately, Apple has changed the way they do things and won’t allow schools to purchase apps for students. This $10 will be refunded to parents through the school fees.

 

 

 

Covid-19

  • 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.

Term 1 calendar 2020

Term 1 – Tuesday January 28 to Thursday April 9

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

Week 10

Week 11
Tuesday 7th April – Year 8-12 Learning Conversations at Endeavour College

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