Monday, 23 October 2017

Week 2

Yay I'm on the mend so I will be back in class tomorrow (Tuesday).  This week we do not have swimming, we will be practising for the up and coming junior athletics day, starting with long jump and high jump during the afternoons.

This term our concept is Symbols: something that stands for or represents something else, for instance a skull and crossbones representing poison or pirates, an "X" representing a crosswalk in traffic.  As we look around us, we see numerous symbols telling us about something, whether it is about a person in relation to something (a school, a gang), or an instruction about how to do something (as in traffic signs). What symbols mean and how they work can be very powerful.  This week we will be looking at what symbols we have around us, our home, on the roads etc and what they mean, if you have anything that we could use for a class display that we could borrow this would be great.

On Wednesday the middle school will be hosting the rosary, next week will be the juniors turn.  You are welcome to join us in the hall at 8.45am.

From this week, children are expected to wear their sun hats, so if children aren’t wearing a hat they must go under the school verandas. Please ensure that your child's hat is named and that you remind them to put it in their bags when not wearing it. Hat loss is an ongoing issue for the school but it is important for their health and safety that they are worn during the summer months.

A message from Mr Macmillan: Next weekend we are have a working bee at our school. We have a number of jobs on our list ranging from handy-man jobs, spreading cushionfall under the senior playground, maintenance on the senior playground, replacing rotten palings on our boundary fences, repairing the tops of our garden plots, putting up the shade cloth and I am sure there will be plenty more jobs to do. Come along and meet other parents, enjoy a morning tea and a delicious lunch. Children are welcome also. For catering purposes please let the office know if you can assist, even if it is for an hour or two.

Reading logs are due back by Wednesday, so if forms are back in their will be in the draw to win some fabulous prizes for summer.

Looking forward to a busy week (with no illnesses)

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