What a great start to the term! In Week 1 we had a visit from Anna Korab, our Writing consultant from Melbourne (it was great that she could travel again) and she worked with teachers and students in Year 3 and Year 5 building capacity in writing. All of the Primary staff also benefited from her expertise at a workshop she presented during the first staff meeting for the term. She will be back later in the term to work in other classes and year levels.
And then it was Anzac Day! A moving service was held at school and a great number of students and teachers turned out for the community march in Beerwah over the weekend. I am always so proud of our students and the way in which they represent the school while at the same time paying their respects.
Week 2 and Cross Country was upon us after a lovely long weekend. Children showed tenacity and determination as they each ran their best race with some amazing finishes. The vibe was fun and enjoyable and the children cheered on their friends and ran hard.
This was quickly followed by two afternoons of Parent Teacher Interviews. It was great to have everyone back on campus and for us to have the opportunity to chat and meet with you face to face. The discussion was lively and feedback from parents appreciated.
This week children also attended a chess competition. Mrs Roach runs a very vibrant and busy chess club on Wednesdays and we have some very good and some upcoming budding chess players in the making.
To end the week we have a Primary Disco happening – this is tonight so get on down to the Sports Centre for a bit of fun and for a boogy! Our little people can crack out their dance moves from 5.30pm – 7pm and at 7pm the Year 3 – 6 students can take the floor. The Disco ends at 8.30pm.
As we get into good learning, please encourage your children to READ, READ and READ!
Your help and support with daily reading is so appreciated as this is so important and is the non-negotiable component of homework each night.
I am thrilled with the progress the children are making and certificates for reading progress were handed out at Assembly last week. We currently have a number of students who have read 250 000 and 500 000 words and we have one member of the Millionaire’s Club at the moment – so the challenge is on!
The Keys to Friendship continues to be our focus as a Primary School and we have some very special ‘Special Secret Kindness Agents’ around and about. We are talking about and actioning how to be more caring of one another and how to build stronger families.
There are many exciting things coming up in the weeks ahead so please visit your Year Level Gateway pages and keep an eye out for important notices which will keep you up to date with life in the Primary School. Please remember that we love to see you out and about and we also love to receive your feedback, words of encouragement and ideas.
Have a wonderful long weekend.
Gail Mitchell Head of Primary