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Super Stylin’!

We received a special delivery this morning – our Year 6 2017 Graduation shirts! They look fantastic and students are able to wear them everyday. Well done to Layla, whose design was voted for the back of the shirt.

Newcastle Writer’s Festival

The OC have their excursion to the Newcastle Writer’s Festival this Wednesday. We will be attending author talks by Michael Wagner and George Ivanoff. If students wish to purchase a signed copy of any of these author’s books, an order form is attached below. Students will also have the opportunity on the day to purchase other books if they want to bring money along.

Please ensure students are all school by 9am on Wednesday. 

NWF School Order Forms – Michael Wagner     NWF School Order Forms – George Ivanoff

 

Best Buddies

Our Year 5 students have been wonderful friends and mentors to their Kindergarten Buddies this year, looking out for them in the playground and taking part in different activities with them in the classroom, such as Reading and Writing Buddies. To finish off their year together we held a Christmas Buddies session where Year 5 and Kindergarten made 3D Christmas baubles together. Well done Year 5!

CEP Digital Media Festival – next Thursday!

There’s not long to go now, the CEP Digital Media Festival is on next week. Make sure you’ve bought your tickets, which are on sale at the silver seats of a morning before school. Have a look at the wonderful film Freckle Goes To School by Mala, Nyah, Mala and Lucy, our 2nd place winners and Classroom by Sam, Noah and Jarvis, which came 3rd. We can’t wait for the premiere of MC next week.

Term 4 Events

It has certainly been a big start to term 4 with our Canberra excursion last week and students working hard on their stop motion film projects and Thinkfest.

P&C Circus Fete

The fete is on this Friday beginning at 3pm. Thanks to our wonderful parents organising our showbag stall. Please let Ali (Ember’s mum) know if you would like to help out on the day.

Homework

Homework for students began this week (Week 3). Included in our homework menu this term, students will have the option to earn points for Thinkfest, Stop Motion films and NaNoWriMo writing month. This term’s speaking and listening task has also been sent home and it’s free choice – due in Week 8.

Class Needs

Please encourage your child to bring the required equipment each day, in particular – glue stick, USB, headphones, BYOD and pens.

Mastery Core Value

This term we are consolidating our understanding of all core values – respect, responsibility and quality. Students who achieve 5 mastery ribbons will be inducted into our Hall of Fame during our special assembly in Week 9. Students who achieve Hall of Fame for all core values will receive our special core value badge and be invited to our end of year reward day.

Reading

This term students will be studying the extraordinary novel A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Students will be learning about the concepts of metaphor, symbolism, tone and foreshadowing.

Writing

This term we will consolidate our skills in imaginative, persuasive and informative writing. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this November.

CEP Outdoor Digital Media Festival

Our school will be taking part in the Callaghan Education Pathways (CEP) Outdoor Digital Media Festival in Week 6 on Thursday 17th November. Part of the festival involves a short film screening and students have been busily working on stop motion animations. When completed we will all vote on the best film to represent our school at the festival. Information about the CEP Outdoor Festival will be sent out next week and tickets will be available to purchase before school at the silver seats.

Reports

At the end of this term, students will receive their Semester 2 reports.

Thinkfest

Students have already begun work on their Thinkfest projects for this term. Thinkfest is an OC event where students work in groups on a problem from a key learning area. For each problem students have to write and perform a skit, create a backdrop, design a key prop and maintain a visual process diary.

In Week 6, New Lambton South PS is hosting this year’s Thinkfest event, with OCs from around the region attending. A note will be sent home this week.

Events

This term has already been quite busy and it looks like it’s going to continue!

Many of the students in the OC are part of our Senoir Choir and will be visiting our local Mercy Services to perform with Miss Hibbert. 

We have our leadership program coming up for Year 5 students in readiness for 2017 Student Leadership.  Later this term, we will welcome our new 2017 OC students with an orientation session and transition visits. Our Year 6 students will have high school orientation visits coming up which will be an exciting time for them. At the end of the term we have presentation day and our Year 6 Farewell. 

Finally, congratulations to all the students who have had a brilliant start to the term. There’s lots of events and projects taking place and it’s wonderful to see the hard work and dedication students demonstrate to produce their personal best.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding OC learning programs or events.

Write 4 Fun!

We received a lovely surprise yesterday afternoon – our very own copy of this year’s Write4Fun short story anthology which features published entries from Eliza, Elsie, Oscar and Noah. Thank you so much to Samantha (Eliza’s mum) for purchasing a copy for our class and school. We look forward to reading it!