We are getting very close to the holidays and we have much to fit in between now and next Friday.
Athletics carnival (track events), Athletics Carnival (field events and ball games), NAIDOC week workshops, activities and presentations, conference preparation and finally - we have student reports to write and finalise (due home next week)!
I know families are just as busy, but we would love to see you at any of our activities - the students do love it when you come to watch them.
Working Bee: The weekends are precious and by the time you spend time doing things that have to be done, there is very little time left for all the other things. We would, however LOVE to see you on Saturday to help with our Working Bee. Bring your gardening gloves, wheelbarrow (if possible), paintbrush and lots of energy ready to help to get our school grounds looking great.
Date: 20 June 2015
Time: 8:30am (for a few hours)
Place: Pizza Oven area (adjacent to staff room)
Reading: The way we teach reading to children has always created discussion, in some areas it's a heated discussion. Do we do it this way or that way? Do we introduce letters/sounds first or do we teach by whole word or colour?
Over the years strategies have changed and schools and teachers have been forced to change their ideas and teaching as well.
For those interested you might to read the following research article:
Warrigal, Rover, Lee and Boolbee
Our Athletics Carnival is fast approaching and we realised that many of our newer families may not know the history behind the naming or colour choice of our four house teams.
I hope you enjoy reading the following piece of school and Broulee history.