Welcome back to Term 2!

We hope that everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Easter break and are excited for another busy term! It is an 11-week term which means there is plenty to look out for including:

ANZAC Day (Week 2) – As part of our inquiry we will be looking at how conflict has led us to work together to be at our best. We will be looking at the Federation series by Julie Dowling to get an understanding of the last 120 years including WWI, WWII, and Vietnam. We would love to include elements of personal and family histories on our time line. To help understand more about the ANZAC alliance and those who served our country check out these links.

Remember, Tuesday there will be no school in Week 2!

NAPLAN (Week 4) – The year 3 students have already began preparing for their NAPLAN tests at school! The tests will include reading, writing, language conventions and maths. If you could talk with your child at home about how they can best prepare themselves for these upcoming tests as this will make them feel a lot more relaxed when approaching this busy time. If you do have any questions about NAPLAN, please don’t hesitate to come and ask your child’s home group teachers.

Walkathon (17th May) – In supporting your school, we will be holding our annual walkathon event. Information will be sent out within the week about how you can contribute donations and getting active for the big day!

Excursion (22nd May) – A 60 minute program that focuses on production techniques and creative strategies used in game creation, animation and filmmaking.  This excursion will include a screening of some short inspirational films.  This will assist students in developing their own multi-media presentations and help them to improve the ways they share their learning. A permission slip with further information will be handed out in the coming weeks!

3/4 Camp (21st-23rd August) – The camp has been confirmed! We are travelling to Anglesea! There will be an information pack sent out towards the end of the term with dates, costs and what is included. We still have positions available to help out, therefore those parents who are interested in coming along please come and see Laura in Neighbourhood 2.

So as you can see it’s a jam packed term! Keep an eye out on the blog for further information to come within the next few weeks! If you have any questions, come in and ask!

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