Book fair, Father’s Day Stall, Rides and Fun Day : Term 3 | Week 7

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COUNTDOWN! Just one day to go.... Book Fair and Book Character Parade

Our Book Fair will get off to a fun start at 8:55 this Tuesday with a parade of book characters under the COLA. Parents and friends are all invited to join us. Cameras welcome too!

The display and sale of books will take place in The Learning Hub on Tuesday and Wednesday. Parents and friends are invited to come in before school on both days or after school on Tuesday.

Students will be able to browse and buy books during both days.
Stay Informed: Chat with us!

During the early weeks of September, teachers are making times available for parents to have an informal chat about how their child's learning has progressed since the mid year report. It's an opportunity to check on how things are going or to let teachers know about anything that they might find helpful to be aware of.

Our quick and convenient online booking system is open. It provides an email confirmation of your booking with each teacher. You'll also receive a text reminder on the day of each meeting. Be sure to provide a valid email address and mobile number.

Book now

Father's Day Stall
It's time to celebrate our dads this Thursday as we hold our annual Father's Day Stall. This Thursday, from 9:15am, classes will have the opportunity to go to the Hub and buy a present for dad. Presents will vary in price between $2-$10. Thanks to our P&C for once again organising some fantastic gifts for our stall.
Upcoming Events
Merit Awards
Congratulations to the following students: Mei Meh Mateja Miovic Adam Churcher Blake Andrieni Derice Kupenga Charlise Hall Ryan Puckeridge Isabella Williams Brianna Warren Spencer Jujhara Mya Sturgess Serkan Sayabak
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Rides and Fun Day: 20 September

The countdown is on for our Rides and Fun Day on Wednesday 20 September this term.

The rides are all booked for the afternoon which starts at 12PM and finishes at 4:00.

$25 pre-ordered wristbands give 4 hours of unlimited rides ($30 on the day). Pre-orders are available using the order forms sent home with students. Forms are also available at the Hub or download and print one here.

Showbags at various prices can also be ordered using this form. The last day to order showbags is Friday 1 September.

P&C is also operating a cake stall at the Rides Day and would greatly welcome any donations of cakes and slices. Please deliver all donations to the Kitchen on the morning of the Fun Day.

Sausage Sizzle order forms will be available from next week at The Hub and by download.
Volunteers Meeting for Rides Day

Thank you to our Rides and Fun Day volunteers. It's not too late to add your name to our list. Just let the office know. We'll be having a short meeting on Tuesday 5 September at 9:15am in the Kitchen.

We will discuss organisational matters including a roster so that everyone gets plenty of time to enjoy the day with their children as well as help on stalls.

Hope you can come along.

Excursion Fun!!
Killalea State Park Excursion
Students in Kindergarten, K/1 and 1/2 had a fantastic day last Thursday as they travelled to Killalea State Park. It was a whirlwind of a day as they explored the forests, lagoons and beaches of the beautiful park. They made maps in the sand, learned about native species and even had the opportunity to catch insects in nets. It was a fantastic opportunity for us to explore our geography unit in a hands-on way. The teachers were particularly pleased with the fantastic behaviour of all children.
4/5 and 5/6 - National Museum of Australia

The National Museum Of Australia was great!

The bus ride was very long though. It took 2 hours and 46 minutes, but it still was fun. At the museum, there were lots of things to see and do. We all got to create our own character and then we had a competition to see which team would win. Then we went to the history room where everything is old. There were different weapons and many clothes. They had necklaces and shells and different models of ships and warplanes. There were also trophies of the famous winners back in the day. We all had a fun time. By Phoenix Duncan
Kindergarten Transition to School 2018
We are looking forward to meeting all of our future Kindergarten students and their families next term. All of the information about our Transition to School program can be found here on our website.
Keen on cricket?

Cricket NSW is running a coaching clinic and gala day at King George Oval, Port Kembla on Thursday 7 September.

It's a full day, departing school by bus at 9:15am and returning by 2:30pm.

Cost is $5.

Students (years 3-6) should take their recess snack, lunch, bottled water, hat and something warm to wear.

For permission notes or further enquiries please see Mr Finkernagel.

Kindergarten are learning about subtraction.
K/1 have been using pipe cleaners and straws to make 2D shapes.
Year 1/2 have been learning how to divide (share) using concrete materials. Students have also been experimenting with a 30cm ruler to measure items in the classroom that are less than, more than and the samelength as 30cm.
2/3 playing maths games and then making our own maths games.
4/5 are learning about the relationship between decimals and fractions.
5/6 have been looking at ways to represent data.
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