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Term 2, Week 8

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Hi Parents, I hope you had a great weekend and survived the wind and rain. Pig season 2022 is upon us, so I was busy making sausages in Waroona with my inlaws. Plenty of pork and plenty of wine and so great to not have to watch the Eagles play, happy days! QUOTE OF THE WEEK: IMPORTANT REMINDERS: 1. Bear Project Diorama Construction - Wednesday  2. Cross Country Carnival - Thursday STEM - BEAR PROJECT: This term, we have been learning about how plants and animals adapt to their environment. The students have been working in small groups to create a new species of bear (based on a current species of bear) that has to adapt to survive in the Australian desert. As part of this project, the groups will be creating a diorama for their bear as well as the bear itself. Each group has written a list of materials that will be required to be in class for Wednesday afternoon. The groups will then present their bears to the class in Week 9 highlighting both the structural adaptations and behavioura

Term 2, Week 5

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Welcome to another week in paradise! I hope everyone had a great weekend (in isolation or not!). QUOTE OF THE WEEK: IMPORTANT REMINDERS THIS WEEK: 1. National Sorry Day - Thursday 2. Band and Friends busking (8am) - Friday, Entrance of school 3. Biggest Morning Tea for Cancer- Friday (bring some coins) 4. Free Dress for Leeuwin - Friday NAPLAN: Well done to all of the students for completing their tests over the past 2 weeks. If your child missed any of the NAPLAN assessments, some catch up sessions have been organised by Mr Torrese this week.  BIGGEST MORNING TEA: This Friday OLC will be hosting a morning tea for cancer. It will be held at 10:30am and students are asked to bring $1-$2 coins to purchase yummy treats. Donation tins will be circulating for those who wins to give more.  Students from Year 3-6 are asked to bring a plate of food.  St Vincent De Paul  Hi everyone, you have probably heard about the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal.  This is a program that helps people that ar

Term 2, Week 3

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 Happy Mother's Day! I hope all of the mothers out there had a great day yesterday and felt loved and appreciated.  Just a quick couple of reminders for the week. CASUALS FOR CATHOLIC DAY:  Tomorrow is Casuals for Catholics Day. If your child would like to participate and wear casual clothes please send in a gold coin donation with your child. Please note that the children will have sport during the day. NAPLAN: NAPLAN begins this week. The students will sit the writing assessment tomorrow and the reading assessment on Wednesday. Conventions of Language and Numeracy will be on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. All tests will be completed during the morning session before morning tea. Please ensure that your child comes to school with a charged laptop and a full bottle of water.  LAPTOPS: A number of students required their laptops to be charged today. Can you please remind your child that they need to charge their laptop over night, ready for the next day. HOMEWORK: As mentioned

Term 2, Week 2

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Hello to the parents and students of 5J! It's been awhile, but it's great to be back! Although I was really getting used to this no working gig 😏  I wanted to say a massive thank you to Mrs Coltrinari for stepping up to the plate and setting up the students for the rest of the year.  There will be some minor changes in the way things are run which I will outline below.  I look forward to meeting you all over the coming weeks, so if you are on campus, come in and introduce yourself. QUOTE OF THE WEEK: TIMETABLE: There have been some slight changes to the timetable, however, sport days remain the same. HOMEWORK: Your child will receive a reading log and a Times Table activity to complete each week. Home work will run from Tuesday to Tuesday rather than the conventional Monday to Friday. This gives your child some time on the weekend to catch up on some reading or Times Tables if they weren't able to complete everything during the week (due to after school activities or pick

... and that's a wrap

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Dear Parents, The perfect words for this moment are not easy to come by....  Yesterday your beautiful children wrote a song for me, choreographed and performed dance routines, presented speeches, played the piano, baked a cake, gave me gifts... and I wept! I am so invested in each child's progress, treasure our laughs and in-jokes and love them even when I'm growling at them to, "Stop talking...I'm just going to wait for whole body listening!" And then this morning to be greeted with the gorgeous flowers and beautiful messages from you all, I am so moved thank you. I tell the children often, that they each have something special to offer the world, gifts that this world needs, and I look forward to seeing them more fully realise those gifts, as they complete Year 5 with Nick. Nick is my mentor, has years of teaching experience and, one of the kindest hearts... I have no doubt your children will blossom in his care.   God Moment -    We celebrated a beautiful, rev

Yikes... that shady, shifty, surreptitious Week 10, sneaked up on me!

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Dear Parents, Swimming Tuesday 5 th   of April - We will be involved in swimming  activities at Geographe Leisure Centre’s outdoor pool. Year 5 students will be departing school at 9.50am, and back around 1.15pm. Students will need to bring goggles, rashie and towel with their bathers worn under sports uniform (faction colour polo shirts). Thongs are permitted to and from the pool. Please ensure everything is clearly labelled. Please advise the school if your child will struggle to make 25m in the outdoor pool. There will be a novelty race for all students to enjoy. The children are usually ravenous after swimming, perhaps pack and extra piece of fruit or muffin for them. Please be advised that due to Covid restrictions, this day is for students only. No parents will be admitted . Does life get any cuter than this ...... thank you Lily-Eve, our hearts melted!         Week 8 and 9 merit award winners .......  Kye Godding For your excellent Mathematics ability. It is amazing to see how