‘Teacher post’ Category
AMpThu, 08 Nov 2012 02:33:59 -040033Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
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Establishment of a Parents Gardening ClubSchool Council Facilities committee has recommended that a gardening group be officially formed in order to more effectively coordinate the gardening plots in the school. Members of the Facilities Committee and school staff will be in attendance. We wish to invite all interested parents to attend this meeting on Wednesday 7th November at 5.00pm in the meeting room opposite the school office.
PMpTue, 23 Oct 2012 21:29:34 -040029Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blogResearch Project on Assessment.A letter is being sent home with the children this week. It outlines a research project that some teachers are involved in over the next 6 months with Professor Marilyn Fleer at Monash University.The letter outlines the project, Assessment beyond borders: Potentive assessment in Primary School.The project is looking at varied ways to assess children both at school and at home.It also includes consent forms for you to fill out and return to school as soon as possible.We would appreciate your support in this research project.Thanks a lotGayle
AMpThu, 13 Sep 2012 02:52:55 -040052Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
Year 5/6 Learning Neighbourhoods
Our more streamlined approach to having the children sign in (with teacher supervision) when they arrive, get their belongings from their lockers and go directly to the learning area where they need to be, is working well. It eliminates time spent waiting for rolls to be marked. Both neighbourhoods are now available for all the children and they have expressed pleasure at having more spaces on offer to support the range of learning they need to undertake. This is in line with the school’s Strategic Plan improvement strategy – to develop consistency in student programs and organisation throughout the years of schooling.
As a result of recommendations deriving from a project undertaken last year by a group of children in collaboration with designer, Mary Featherston, the learning spaces will continue to be developed. During the holidays tiered seating will be put in the viewing room and work booths will be also be installed.
We are enjoying the evolution of our Year 5/6 neighbourhood and look forward to the many possibilities this offers.
AMpMon, 03 Sep 2012 04:58:15 -040058Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
Year 5/6 Learning Neighbourhoods
Throughout out Inquiry, Alice in Wonderland, the two Year 5/6 neighbourhoods combined to use the learning spaces in a way that best supported the learning. This was a positive experience in that it ensured equitable and effective use of the spaces and resources.
We will continue in this way into the future which will ensure consistency of approach across the Year 5/6 level.
To support and assist the children with getting to workshops, targeted teaching sessions or learning agreement time promptly we will move all lockers into Neighbourhood 1. This will allow the children to sign in (with teacher supervision) when they arrive, get their belongings from their lockers and go directly to the learning area where they need to be.
Children will remain in their current home groups, programs will continue as in the past and their learning will continue to be tracked as it has to date.
The combined 5/6 office will be in Neighbourhood 1 to align with the rest of the school who share a team office.
AMpMon, 07 May 2012 08:16:16 -040016Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
Secondary School Accelerated Learning Programme
Year 6 children
intending to sit tests for entry to Accelerated Learning Programmes can meet
with Anne in the School Library at 8:30am on Thursday 10 May
AMpTue, 24 Apr 2012 04:40:46 -040040Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
Walkathon Volunteers urgently required!!!We
need at least 20 people to perform the many
please respond by email with the following information to let me know which time
slot/s you are able to be at the Gym kitchen for or other job you can help with?My name is
…………………………………………………..(new/helped previously)My child/ren is/are ………………………
………………………………………..and is/are in……………………………class (teacher’s name)I can help between ……………………
and ………………………..OR I can do one or all of the pick ups…Sydney Rd and
Albert St (preferably parent/s of older children at
hoping a co-ordinating parent will take on the job of acquainting themselves
with the overall project of cooking 880 sausages and approx. 48 vegie delights
by 11:00am and be ready to serve out the fruit too.
This task grid may be helpful. It will be placed on
the table in the Gym KITCHEN for you to be able to share the
Everyone could bring their own aprons and some
cutting boards, knife and tongs can be helpful. But, hold onto them yourself.
Use the communal ones communally. Label everything you bring
Please see the tasks to be
done below on the grid.Wednesday 2nd May,
2012Jobs to be donePerson/people allocated prior to the
event.8:30amPick up sausages – Peter’s Meats- Sydney
Rd8:30amPick up bread
From Safeway-Albert St8:30amCollect fruit from La Manna –Sydney RdLa MannaPut on gloves, separate and prick sausages ready
for the BBQSet up the BBQs and light them, ensure there is
“sand” to collect oil drips and prevent fire. Lightly grease the griddle for the
first lot of sausages.They need to be cooked by
11:00Sort the fruit according to the Class
ListsVegie Delights need to be ready by
11:00amDecant sauce into serving
bottles.Set up tables at the approximate spots marked on
the map for serving. Put the signs up at a height so they can be seen.11:10Be ready by 11:00 to start serving as soon as the
teachers get the children in some kind of order for respectfully collecting
their food.When things finish, like BBQ is over begin CLEAN UP
as soon as you can and join forces together to lighten the load for
everyone.I hope you have a wonderful day. There will always
be challenges and I trust you will all pull together and sort things out when
they need to be. Enjoy all!Email your
offer of assistance to email@example.com
PMpSun, 22 Apr 2012 20:36:30 -040036Sunday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
This year’s Walkathon will be held on Wednesday 2nd
May. Parent notices and Sponsorship forms were sent home with children today.
The Sponsorship forms need to be returned to the classroom teacher no later
than Monday 30th April.For ‘first time Walkathon families’ this event is one of
the highlights of the year for children and a fun and healthy way to raise
funds. We look forward to a great day and if any parents are able to assist on
the day, please return to slip on the first page of the notice to your child’s
AMpFri, 23 Mar 2012 02:55:08 -040055Friday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
For the last two weeks a small
group of children from 5/6 neighbourhood 2 have been teaching some of
the children from our neighbourhood a few skills on the Ultranet. The children
have learnt how to add an iframe and a voki to their homepages. This peer
tutoring will continue next term, so all the children of the neighbourhood can
recieve one on one tutoring in using the Ultranet. We would like to say a
big thank you Meredith and the children of 5/6 neighbourhood for their time and
PMpThu, 15 Mar 2012 18:24:58 -040024Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
Active Families Challenge is a key component of the Victorian Government’s
commitment to get more people more active more often.
· The Challenge provides a great
opportunity for all Victorian families to spend time together and enjoy the
benefits of an active lifestyle.
· Families participating in the Challenge
are asked to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day for 30 days between 19
March and 30 April 2012.
· Each family that registers will receive
20 free YMCA passes, discounts at Rebel Sport, one free child pass to the
Melbourne Aquarium and one free child pass to the National Sports Museum, and
opportunities to win prizes including iPads and Rebel Sport vouchers.
· There will be regular tips and ideas on
ways to keep active throughout the Challenge.
Get more active
more often, spend quality time together and have fun. It’s free, it’s easy, and
there are plenty of chances to win prizes for yourself or your school
at www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/challenge or call 1800 463 684, and remember to
include our school’s name when you register.
PMpWed, 30 Nov 2011 17:14:06 -040014Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
whole school community including children, parents and staff are experiencing
the transition of children from one year level to another.
familiarise themselves with new home groups and neighbourhoods the children
will partake in 4 transition sessions. Three will take place on 5th,
6th, 7th December from 10am to 11:15. The children will
spend time in their 2012 neighbourhoods with their team of teachers and groups.
They will familiarise themselves with the new learning spaces, discuss learning
possibilities and partake in learning agreement activities with all of their 2012
teachers. Older children will be
mentoring and offering advice to the younger ones. The children will have lunch
in their new spaces as part of each session. The aim is to make all children
feel comfortable, confident and excited about their next year level. Consistency
in learning across the school aims to make this a seamless process.
Tuesday 20th December there will be a fourth transition session where
the children will be introduced to their 2012 home teacher as well as working
in their new neighbourhoods for 1 hour. This will take place from 2.30 to 3.30.
The children will be dismissed from their new neighbourhoods on this day.
period of change is both challenging and exciting in which children and
families adjust to expectations, interactions and relationships.
Pathways and Transitions.
AMpWed, 23 Feb 2011 05:23:29 -040023Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
In class we have been identifying our own individual identity, our Australian identity and now we are investigating people who lost their identity. “The Diary of Mary Talence” will be read and discussed with the students over the next few weeks.
Set in Sydney, 1937, this is the fictional diary of a young aboriginal girl, a member of the Stolen Generation.
She is given the diary by the Sister in charge of Bomaderry Aboriginal Children’s Home and through its pages she describes her life – from her arrival there, aged five, through her struggle to understand why she was taken from her real mother, to her adoption at ten years of age by a white Catholic family in St.Ives.
Mary Talence, birth name Amy Charles, is increasingly confused – and then ashamed – as she is taught that white skinned is good, black skinned is bad. She longs to understand why this is so but finds that logical questions – almost any questions – provoke anger and accusations of ingratitude from her white family. Her music – her beautiful voice and her ability to make up songs – is her greatest source of comfort.
AMpFri, 13 Aug 2010 00:04:41 -040004Friday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
An example of the maths invesigations underway in 5/6M
AMpMon, 11 May 2009 05:33:50 -040033Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
AMpMon, 11 May 2009 01:41:38 -040041Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
Home work: Use the cyberquoll website and write down 5 important ways you can keep safe on the internet. Bring these in for a discussion on Wednesday.
AMpSun, 10 May 2009 03:15:46 -040015Sunday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog