Welcome back to the 2017 school year!
The senior team are excited to be back and we welcome a new member to the team this year. In S12 we have Shelley Wylie and Solange Nancarrow, S13 Bree Coathup, S14 Brandon Baker, S19 Kirwan Peluso, S20 Jodie Lambert. We look forward to meeting all our new students and families so please drop in and say hello.
Term 1 in the senior school is focusing on Comparing Communities. Grades will explore and compare cultures. We will be looking at what cultures are, clarifying our own values, attitudes and beliefs, and understanding the value of the diversity within the class and school.
We will be investigating Australia’s global connections with other countries and events and exploring foods from around the world. YUM!
During literacy sessions we will continue taking part in daily readers’ workshop activities which focus on the CAFÉ strategies Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanded Vocabulary. Students will regularly visit the school library to borrow books, for school and home, which are of interest and appropriate reading level.
Our writing program Big Write/VCOP will continue as we have found that it improves student writing content and stamina. Students will learn writing strategies and set writing goals for themselves and each other.
Our maths sessions are split into two areas Number and Algebra which will focus on place value, number and addition. The second area is Measurement and Geometry which will focus on length, Angles, shape and 3D solids. We have lots of great activities planned and look forward to sharing our work with you on our blog.
Each week senior students will participate in Digital Media sessions, this term will have a focus on digital footprints, email, passwords and blogging. Students work will be uploaded on sentral and on the senior blog. Be sure to register yourself for sentral and check out our blog regularly.
In PE sessions with Bill this term students will learn about and participate in AFL and European handball programs. Senior students also participate in weekly senior sport games against other local schools. This season students will have the option to play Netball, T-Ball, Badminton, Soccer (girls and boys teams) and Cricket. Please keep an eye out on our website and blog for game information such as venues and times.
In Science sessions with Ilona and the class teacher senior students will be exploring the areas of Biological Science and Eartha and Space. Students will be given the opportunity to question and explore the world around them, expanding their scientific understanding.
The Arts with Ms T, includes Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design. These Arts sessions will enable students to develop their creative and expressive capacities by learning about the different practices, disciplines and traditions that have shaped the expression of culture locally, nationally and globally.
If you have any extra time and would like to be part of our learning please come and see your child’s teacher. We look forward to a term of fun and learning by all.