We are continuing on our journey as a Kids Matter school. Kids Matter Primary has been developed in collaboration with the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Beyond Blue, the Australian Psychological Society and Principals Australia with support from Rotary Health. Through Kids Matter Primary, our school will continue to develop our policies and practices and implement evidence-based strategies to ensure students are connected to school and equipped with the necessary social and emotional skills to manage ongoing challenges and relate well to others. Kids Matter is the lens through which our school looks when it comes to wellbeing & engagement and social-emotional learning.
This program combines the You Can Do It! program and our schools Rights, Responsibilities and Relationships guidelines. It combines the five foundations to being happy and successful: confidence, persistence, resilience, organisation and getting along with the four rights and responsibilities of the students in our school. These are: everyone has the right to feel safe, everyone has the right to learn and teach, everyone has the right to have their property respected and everyone has the right to feel happy.
Better Buddies Program
This is an initiative of the Alannah and Madelaine Foundation bringing our Year 5 and Preps students together for range of fun activities.
This term the Preps are celebrating their first 100 days of school! They will participate in many activities about 100. In August they will travel with their Year 5 Buddies to Coal Creek to learn about life in Australia 100 years ago.
Children in Year 1 will focus on history this term, talking
particularly about their families and grandparents. Our Year 1
students continue to enjoy their weekly visits the town
Library.Students in Year 2 have a Science focus on Water. They are
also looking forward to their "Sleep-over" at the end of this term.
Children in Years 3 and 4 are continuing their Bike Ed program this term. They will commence their swimming program next week. They will be swimming at SPLASH in Leongatha each Monday and Tuesday throughout August. They are also focusing on learning more about the Olympic Games.
Our Year 6 students are preparing for camp in August. The camp is held at Narmbool south of Ballarat. We will spend some time in Ballarat first, including a visit to the M.A.D.E. museum, then onto camp where we will participate in a variety of activities including astronomy, archeology, birds of prey, and hiking. The trip home will include a visit to Scienceworks.
Later in the term the focus will turn to Design and Technology as they Year 5s construct Fantastic Boats, and the Year 6s build Fantastic racers to compete against other Year 6 students at Wonthaggi Secondary College.
During Term 4 Students in Years 3-6 will be learning about:
Cricket focussing on the following skills:
* Tracking and catching, Running between wickets, Bowling action, Batting and Batting stance, Cricket games, Kanga 6's
And Tennis focussing on:
* Forehand and backhand, Serving, Volley & Smash strokes, Tennis activities and games, Gameplay, rules and strategy
During Term 4 Students in Preps - Year2 will be learning about:
* High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Hurdles, Long distance running, Sprints, Relays, Vortex Throw
In preparation for the Junior School Athletic Sports to be held at school on November 25th.
Our Year 5 and 6 students have created a beautiful piece of art work which was entered in the "Our Sunset, Our World " exhibition at Federation Square. It was one of the pieces selected for auction, with all funds going to disadvantaged children in Cambodia. See below.
This term our Music program is focusing on singing, dance and the use of different beats and rhythms to create performance pieces.
OLA! This term the Olympic Games will be our focus. Students will learn the Spanish words for many of the sports and follow the progress of the Spanish speaking countries represented at the Games.
Our Multi-age day will focus on the Olympic game this term. It will be held on Friday August 19th. Each child will be in a group with other students from different grade levels across the school. Each group will represent a different Spanish speaking country so can come dressed in the colours of that country. Children will then participate in a range of fun activities with an Olympic theme.