Cubby Town

Cubby Town at West
We are just about ready to start building our Cubbies. Thank you so much to all those families who have donated items. The Student Leaders met and decided on the following CUBBY TOWN AGREEMENT
  • Have bucket loads of fun
  • Share materials
  • Stay positive
  • Be careful and safe
  • Be inclusive
  • Help each other and use team work
  • Share the space
  • Let your imagination take over
  • Repect others and their cubbies
The children will be building Cubbies from timber, plastic, hessian, tarps, sticks and lots of odds & ends. If you do not want your child to take part in this activity, please contact your child’s teacher. The bike shed has been temporarily located to our Environment area – just while we build our cubbies. The Bike Shed looks like Bunnings at present – storing all of our materials for the cubbies.

Grade 1/2 Unit of Inquiry

Grade 1 and 2 are learning about how “Most food goes through several stages of production before it gets to homes”. We have approached our learning by developing our research skills. We have learnt part of researching is learning from guest speakers and asking questions. Lucky us living in Sunraysia and our parents have a lot of expertise! This week our guest speakers have been Bart van Olphen (Ida’s dad) from Chalmers wine taught us all about growing grapes. Bart taught Zara Frazzica that he makes different coloured wines with the different coloured skins. We have also had Tessa Lock (Elizabeth and Xavier’s mum) teach us about brewing drinks using Kefir. From Tessa, Robert Lazar learnt that “there can be good bacteria”.

Prep 2021 Parent Information Sessions!

Prep 2021 Parent Information Sessions!
As you know, starting school is a big event for our children………and often for the parents too.
This year’s Preps have settled in and are now learning lots.
We would love it if our Prep parents could come to school to find out how they can help their children and also learn how we teach.
We will be having two evening sessions:
Session 1 – Parents will learn how we teach Reading, Writing and Maths
When: Thursday 20th May, 6.00 – 7.15pm (Parents only session)
Session 2 – A fun night of learning for our Parents and their Prep children. The focus is all about how you can help at home.
When: Thursday 27th May, 5.30 – 7.00pm
More details will be sent home to Prep parents this week, via SeeSaw

Are you logged into Seesaw?

Seesaw is a really important tool we use regularly at West. If you do not have this app please contact our school office and find out how you can obtain it. This digital app-based platform allows students, teachers, and parents/carers to communicate and share classroom activities. It’s a quick and easy way for teachers and students to capture, and share, what's happening in the classroom and a great way for you and your child’s teacher to communicate. Teachers and students use Seesaw several times each week – it would be super if everyone had access to this tool.

Rubbish Free Please

 

Why pack a waste free lunch?

In our waste-filled lives, it’s important to do what we can to decrease the waste we’re contributing to the landfill. More and more schools are getting in on the act and requiring parents pack a waste free lunch some days of the week, if not all of them. What does this mean exactly?

Waste free means only packing items that can be composted or recycled and that won’t end up in the garbage bin. That means, no plastic wrap, no foil, no zip lock bags and no packaged foods

 

Gr Six student leaders breakfast meeting

Gr Six student leaders breakfast meeting with Anne, Luke & Amber

On Wednesday morning, Anne, Luke and Amber met with the Student Leaders for a breakfast meeting at Café 1909. Apart from having a yummy breaky, our student leaders
set a personal leadership goal and another goal for our school. These student leaders have made a super start to the year, demonstrating initiative and enthusiasm for their role. I believe they are going to be great role models.

Grade 3 iPads 2021

iPad information sessions will run on the same days as Student/Parent/Teacher conferences. Wednesday 17th Feb & Thursday 18th Feb

  • This introductory session is compulsory for all families new to the iPad program.
  • This introductory session is optional for families with older children already in the iPad program in grades 4, 5 and 6.

Wednesday 17th Feb Times: 3:35pm, 4:05pm, 4:35pm, 5:05pm

Thursday 18th Feb Times: 3:35pm, 4:05pm, 4:35pm, 5:05pm, 5:35pm, 6:05pm, 6:35pm, 7:05pm

A separate note with all the details has been sent home and also placed on Compass and Seesaw.

Student, Parent, Teacher meetings

PLEASE jump on COMPASS and book a time to come to school and tell the teacher all about your child. If you have trouble with COMPASS please contact the school office and we will sort it out. I do hope everyone can come. If the times do not suit you, please contact the teacher to negotiate an alternative.
Who attends?                     
  • All parents/carers are strongly encouraged to attend.
  • Prep parents attend without their Prep child.
    • Students in Grade 1-6 are encouraged to attend.
    • If there is something of a sensitive nature to be discussed, the student need not attend.
When:    Wednesday 17th February 3.30 – 5.30pm (note Grade 5/6 begin at 2.30pm) and Thursday 18th February  3.30 – 7.30pm (note Grade 5/6 begin at 2.30pm)
Prep Parents please note:  Parents met class teachers two weeks ago but this is another opportunity to chat with teachers about how their children have settled in.
Where:   All Conferences will take place in the Gym.

CrècheA crèche will be available

Student/Parent/Teacher conference

We will be having our Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences on Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th February.

This conference is a terrific activity for all stakeholders.

We come together so:

  • Parents can tell the teacher about their child
  • Parents & teachers can get to know each other a little
  • Learning Goals can be discussed

You will be able to select a time for your Conference on Compass early next week.

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