Jumbunna 6th August 2021

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Term Dates 2023

Term 1 - Fri 27th January to Thur 6th April

Term 2 - Mon 24th April to Fri 23rd June

Term 3 - Mon 10th July to Fri 15th September

Term 4 - Mon 2nd October to Wed 20th December

 

CURRICULUM DAYS FOR 2023

Curriculum days are student free days.

Friday 27th January

Monday 30th January
Monday 1st May

Monday 6th November

 

A Message from Ken and Lisa

Remote Learning

Who would have thought we would be back doing this for the 6th time?

We all know the reasons for the lockdown and the importance of adhering to the regulations but it is a little disheartening to see programs postponed or cancelled.

This week, the Year 3/4s were due to go to camp and the Preps were due to start swimming lessons. Both have been postponed.

Mr Mac and Ms Felmingham have already contacted the swimming pool and the camp to try to organise alternate times.

Due to the late notice of the lockdown yesterday, there was a modified program for today but you can expect more contact from your child’s teacher and more content (similar to last lockdown) from Monday. As per previous times, Wednesday will become “Wellness Wednesday” and will be the day for specialist classes. The class teachers will use that day for planning after the morning catch up.

We are very lucky to be in a community that values education so highly and supports the remote program so well. We thank you again for your support and efforts at home.

We look forward to seeing all our students back as soon as possible, safe and well.

Athletics Day

It was a fantastic day at Ballam Park yesterday. The day was a little chilly but fortunately stayed fine.

The students looked great in all their house colours and competed to the best of their abilities. All had lots of fun and all came back to school with a big smile on their faces.

A big thank you to Mr Mac for organising the event and to all the staff who helped at all the events.

regards

Ken & Lisa

Performing Arts News

PREP

During term three we are learning about beat. The students will be involved in activities relating to keeping the beat with their bodies and instruments. They will be able to tell when the beat becomes faster or slower. The students will also learn about rhythm. They will be able to state the difference between the beat and the rhythm. Students will perform and show their skills at assembly if permitted, or by a video link.

1/2 and 3/4

During term three we are experimenting with Body Percussion, which can be traced back to the mines of South Africa, where miners communicated with each other using sounds and rhythms.

The students are discovering that music can be made without instruments because your body is an instrument! Your body acts like a drum-kit which means you can create amazing rhythms through clap, snap, stomp and slap and more. The main movements that will be used are:

Clicking the fingers

Clapping the hands

Patting or knocking the chest

Patting the thighs with open palms

Stamping the feet on the floor

Students will perform and show their skills at assembly if permitted, or by a video link.

5/6

This term the focus is ‘Rhythm Dribbling’. The students will be dribbling a basketball to the beat of different songs. They will learn about:

Full notes

Half notes

Quarter notes

The students will also demonstrate their skill of being able to change speed from fast to slow to the beat of the music. Students will perform and show their skills at assembly if permitted, or by a video link.

                              

 

Growing Green Thumbs

Congratulations to Nathaniel Antrobus who is the 'Green Thumb' of the week for being such a fabulous helper in the garden and following all the rules.

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