I'm very much looking forward to sharing 2021 with your child and excited about the shared learning opportunities this will provide.
By Year 4 students have developed their independence to unpack their own bags and organise the essential items they need for the day.
It's essential for students to arrive at school on time, before our day starts at 8.50 am. This is important for students to receive important daily news, put in lunch orders, return library books, banking, daily roll call and to make those early morning connections with their peers.
Children arriving late to school or leaving the school for any purpose are required to enter and leave via the front office to sign in or out. If leaving early, a slip is provided to present to the class teach at the time.
A reminder to ensure students have their school hat, drink bottle and lunchbox labelled. Perishable food, clearly labelled can be placed in our class fridge.
School books will kept and covered at school. I understand students love to to bring stationery from home however, I do find this can be distracting to student learning and ask these items remain at home for special projects or homework. Pencil cases have been provided. The school diary can be covered at home but not essential.
I'm looking forward to Acquaintance Night when we'll discuss a broader overview of the term. Any queries or elaboration can be addressed at this time. Further details on Covid restrictions are available on the APS Website and Skoolbag. Being Covid safe continues to be an important focus.
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SCIENCE - MUSIC - JAPANESE - PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Science: Liz Gehling
Music: Anne O'Dea
Japanese: Sensei Mel Baldock
Physical Education: Keiran Ryall
ARDTORNISH PRIMARY SCHOOL
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Brain break is encouraged and time is provided each morning for this. We do ask students choose to bring food from the following suggestions: Cheese, carrot and celery sticks, dried fruit, plain popcorn, apple, banana, grapes or strawberries.
As this break is only brief and sometimes consumed while we're working, we need to avoid messy or sticky foods. These are best eaten at recess or lunch time when the kids have easily accessible hand washing facilities.
Students will bring their diary and any other relevant notes home in their Communication Folder each day.
Please use the email address below to contact me directly or to organise a meeting.
If a matter is urgent please phone the front office and I will endeavour to return your call as quickly as possible.
Before school time is reserved for ensuring students are ready to start their day in a positive and organised way.
We know the benefits of fluent and independent reading skills influence success in all aspects of learning which is why this time in school is so highly valued. For many students, reading is one of their favourite times of the day and it's important to continue this routine at home as well. Fortunately reading at home might offer a more relaxed or varied environment for students to read. Sitting outside in the fresh air or in a comfy chair are often more difficult to provide at school and so please enjoy these moments and appreciate how great it is.
You might be interested in reading 'How to Encourage Good Reading Habits in Kids' or to view the Mem Fox video promoting and explaining the importance of reading to your child, even when they are considered an independent reader.