Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Term 2 Student Representatives

Congratulations to the students in Room 11, (Luke, Sharon, Trinity, Oliver, Harnoor, Zanetta and Iraj) who were appointed as Student Reps. for this term. We are looking forward to working with all the Year Sixes in this group. Students have already successfully started their jobs and met with Ms Roberts to ensure they understand their roles and responsibilities and the school expectations.

Faction Captains

Congratulations to Kyah who was voted as Vice-Captain for Blue Faction. Part of Kyah's responsibilities will be to work with the other captains from Blue Faction to allocate sports equipment and keep the sports shed tidy, as well as, lead the faction.

Shawn, Jai, Kyah and Taylah

Summer Carnival

Congratulations to all the students who competed at the carnival at the end of Term 1. It was a pleasure to see you all competing on the day and demonstrating good sportsmanship. I really enjoyed working with the two volleyball teams on the lead-up to the carnival. It was great to see the commitment the students made in learning this game. On the carnival day, we improved our skills so much that both teams won the trophy.

Volleyball 'A' Team
Volleyball 'B' Team
Cricket 'A' team
Cricket 'B' Team
T-Ball 'A' Team
T-Ball 'B' Team

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Senior Assembly Week 8

Congratulations to all the students in Room 11 and Room 17 for their fabulous performances during our  assembly items. You all delivered a good message about 'mindfulness' and  'resiliency’s' which I hope will continue to be used in the classes.



At the assembly, Shiam, Travis, Sharon and Trinity received Merit Certificates for all their hard work in the previous weeks.













Further congratulations are due to Trinity, Sharon, Rafi and Jazib for achieving  their Literacy Pro Certificates. 
A special mention to Trinity who was awarded her Bronze and Silver certificates. Keep up the good reading everyone.

ANZAC Day Service

As part of our work on the ANZACS we have been discussing different symbols. The poppy grew on European battlefields and is now a symbol showing respect for the soldiers. Traditionally the red poppy is used For Remembrance Day (11 November), however, it is now also used in wreaths for ANZAC Day. Together with our buddy class, we made poppies to wear at our ANZAC Day service. We also worked together to make a wreath which will be laid at the service.










Senior Assembly
Congratulations to all students on their participation at our assembly. You all delivered the song "Brave" really well and shared the message to speak up. The Resilience skits went really well and were fabulously anchored by our local TV station and roving reporters.


Primary School - tripping over
Pyjama Party - moving away

High School - Failed TEE


TV team and roving reporters
The poem "It Couldn't be Done" by Edgar Guest was well recited by Alona and Rafi and certainly gave the message to be resilient and not give in.
















Congratulations to Rafi for winning the Science Award for Room 11, a well-deserved award for such an inquiring mind.

Congratulations to Yasaman for winning the Values Award for Room 11. Yasaman is always kind to others and looks for ways to help others with her caring nature. She is a fabulous role model, showing respect for her peers and staff.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Harmony Day



A big thank you to all the parents who supported students in dressing up for Harmony Day. It was wonderful to see so many different nationalities in their costumes. Wattle Grove PS is truly a multi-cultural school, setting the way for us to 'work and play together' as mentioned in our school song.

 
Buddy Class

We really enjoyed working with our buddies in Room 15. The students loved helping our buddies draw and colour their flags in preparation for Harmony Day. We have also set up a regular reading session with students from Room 11 visiting twice a week to read with their buddies.



Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Aussie Day

On Friday of Week 2, the school celebrated Australia Day by dressing up with an Australia theme. In class, we have been investigating how we celebrate our national day and how New Zealand, one of our nearest neighbours, celebrates their day. We compared and contrasted Australia Day and Waitangi Day. We found that we had a lot in common with each other but also some key differences. Students showed their information in a Venn Diagram.







Parent Information Evening


Thank you to all the parents who attended the Parent Information Evening in Week Three. 










At the meeting I went through the school and class routines and expectations for the year. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, via the diary or by arranging an appointment. On the evening we handed out the Year Six standards for Literacy and Numeracy. For those unable to attend a copy of the standards was sent home with your child. 


Senior Assembly Week 4

Congratulations to Mr Sanderson and Mr Sherlock for all their assembly items, particularly the song "It's Hip to be Square".


At the assembly, Rafi, Hannah, Luke and Yasaman received merit certificates for all their hard work in the previous weeks.













Further congratulations are due to Jazib who was the first student in our class to achieve a Literacy Pro Certificate - Blue. A big congratulations to those students who did quizzes and achieved a 100% pass rate, which enabled our class to win the Literacy Pro champions trophy. Keep up the good reading everyone.


STEM

During recent STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities, the students made a seismograph out of items easily found around home and the class. This was a fabulous link to the work we have been doing on earthquakes and also linked to our writing task in Week Four. Please enjoy some pictures of the designs.








Thursday, 14 February 2019

Parent Information Evening

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The Room 11 Parent Information Evening will be held on Tuesday 19th February from 7:00 to 7:45pm. I look forward to seeing parents/carers and outlining the structure for our classroom. 

Please return the slip sent home with your child to confirm you will be attending.