18 October 2018 | Issue 1 | Term 4
“Experience is the teacher of all things.” – Julius Caesar
From the Principal’s Desk
Dear Parents and Care Givers,
I hope you had a pleasant and restful holiday period with your children. I am glad that we everyone back at school safe and sound. This is a particularly busy term – we have Swimming for two weeks, Interschool Athletics, Colour Run operated by the P&C, Graduation, Kindy Awards, School Presentation Assembly, Music Performances, Christmas Songs in the Under-cover. Please be a little more patient with us as we have much to do for the year and preparing for next year’s set-up requirements.
Thank you for your understanding.
Car Parking Around the School
It seems that while there are school personnel manning the parking areas (including Kiss and Drive), people are abiding by the general rules and there is some semblance of order. However, we must all remember to follow the rules and the school’s unique issues/problem areas. Please do not park on sidewalks or grassed areas- they are dangerous areas as student feel comfortable about riding and walking on these areas, knowing that traffic should not be on them.
School Development Day
A reminder that this day is on FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER. There will be NO school for students on this day.
I know that your children love coming to Caladenia every day. This is for several reasons that we work very hard on each and every school day of the year. The reasons Caladenia is different from other schools and unique to Caladenia are
We, as educators, do our very best to ensure that our motto “be the best that you can be” applies to everyone in everything we do. We are proud of our school and we want our philosophies and practices to also reflect our uniqueness in excellence in teaching and learning.
Show the world it’s beautiful.
Honour Certificates – Senior Assembly
Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at the Senior Assembly on Thursday, 6 September 2018.
Honour Certificates – Junior Assembly
Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at the Junior Assembly on Friday, 14 September 2018.
Honour Certificates – Senior Assembly
Congratulations to the following students who received an Honour Certificate at the Senior Assembly on Thursday, 20 September 2018.
LOTE – Japanese
Year 4 students have been working on family member vocabulary. One of the strategies to retain and retrieve new set of vocabulary is mnemonics with sound cues and imagery. This is a highly efficient way to approach foreign language. Can you remember these words?
Year 5/6 Room 26
Room has been had a work this year. With a Term 3 focus on Space for Year 5 and Natural Disasters for Year 6, the research bug attacked and a diorama throw down occurred. The year 5’s not only included colours and sizing of planets, but sought to light up the night sky too. The Year 6’s fought back with working volcano’s, and battery powered attempts to burry cars in an avalanche. We departed out space journey with dedicated reporters attending Scitech in Week 9. Room 26 currently has Yogi “Not Your Average” Bear visiting. Apart from cheering Gold faction on in the Sports Carnival, his expertise in teaching us how to use Excel is different to say the least! We’re all wondering what the remainder of the term will bring next?
Year 3 Scitech Incursion
On Friday the 7th September, the Year3 students took part in a Scitech incursion. They visited the planetarium where they went on a journey exploring the solar system. They then experimented and built a shelter using different materials to try to keep the wild weather away. Lots of fun was had by all!
I learnt that the the Southern Cross always points to the South – Ada
I learnt that there is a constellation that looks like a scorpion – Jason
I learnt that whatever direction the Sun goes during the day is where some planets will be during the night – Kushi
I learnt that Earth can fit 3 of the planet Mars in it – Samuel
I learnt that you can see some of the planets at night by looking up at the sky with your eyes – Dragana
ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Nominee – Mrs Deb Skelton
Our very talented Music Teacher, Mrs Deb Skelton has been nominated for the 2018 ARIA award for Music Teacher of the Year. The winner will be chosen by a public vote and we can all vote for Mrs Skelton once per day on as many devices as you have. To vote: www.ariamusicteacheraward.com.au. Voting closes at 11.59pm on Wednesday 21 November 2018.
Ready, Set , Go!
Students prepared for the Athletics Carnival through their physical education lessons, afternoon athletics practice and with a bit of help from the experts. Recently a level 3 athletics coach came to the school as part of the LAPS program (Little Athletics in Primary Schools) and took the students through their paces and passed on some helpful tips about sprinting, javelin throwing and long jump. Students who took part in the program received a certificate.
P&C and Community News
The P&C have been very active during 2018. The latest support offered and implemented for the school is the installation of a $19,000.00 reverse cycle air-conditioning system for the Undercover Area for these really hot days and freezing winter days. Our students can now sit in comfort while attending Assemblies and other events. This is a tremendous achievement for the benefit of the whole school. The Colour Run is on Friday at 1.30pm at the school. We are expecting a lot of fun, fitness and fundraising from this inaugural event for Caladenia. Your P&C is always thinking of new ways to build the community and raise essential funds for school needs that cannot be met through the school budget.
Well done to all the parents that help and contribute to these events in their own special way.
Ukelele and Guitar Lessons.
Mr Rivett has a few spaces available for guitar or ukulele. If you have a child/ren with an interest please contact Mr Dave Rivett on 0408 929 186.
0417 984 196
0448 025 638
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