We seem to have moved right into winter this year with multiple days of very cold weather. On a bright note, the anticipated rain seems to have kept away during play times with lots of opportunities to get outside and have some fun with friends. Our interschool sport students have also had opportunities to compete in the elements.
Public Holiday and Curriculum Day
Don’t forget that Monday the 13th of June is the Queens Birthday public holiday. We also determined at school council last year that one of our curriculum days would follow the public holiday, allowing families to have a mini break during the term. At the time, we didn’t realise just how busy our term would be but we can chalk that up to wonderful pre-planning. I hope that it gives our students the time to relax after the influx of events that have taken place during term 2. It also gives our staff great opportunities to undertake some additional collaborative learning and continue to make improvements to the programs that we undertake here at RGLPS. On this day, teachers will undertake professional learning in Mathematics and Inquiry and also spend time moderating whole school assessments in Writing and Number.
Semester 1 2022 Reports
Reports will be released to parents on Wednesday 22nd June 2022. Parents will have an opportunity to discuss these with their child’s teacher/s at Three Way Conferences in early Term Three. Further information about Three Way Conferences will be released shortly.
2022 Book Week
RGLPS will be celebrating Book Week with a ‘Book Character Parade Assembly’ next term. Students will be invited to dress as their favourite character at on Monday 22nd August at 9am. This year’s theme is ‘Dreaming With Eyes Open.’ We encourage parents/carers to save this date so they can attend and join in the Book Week celebrations at RGLPS.
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS’ REPORT
Working Bee - Sunday 19th June
It is with great excitement that we can announce that we will be holding our first working bee in quite a while. It will be held from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM.
We will be focussing on the front area of the school. You may have noticed that we have several large piles of mulch stockpiled. We will be spreading this over the front area whilst trying to remove unwanted vegetation. If you have a rake to bring along that would be awesome!
We ask that all working bee volunteers complete the Parent Helper’s Course: https://www.rosanna-golflinks-ps.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Parent-Helpers-Course-_-OHS-2022.pdf and also complete the acknowledgement survey.
Should you have any further questions or way you can support the school please feel free to contact Luke Franklin: email@example.com
Whole School Mental Health and Wellbeing
In the last week of this term students will be participating in activities based around developing strategies to care for their mental health and wellbeing. Activities will range from singing, dancing, doing creative pieces of work, yoga, meditation, exercise and learning about nourishing foods and foods we should limit.
Whole school mental health and wellbeing days will become a regular part of our end of term schedule as a way to explicitly focus on mental health, wellbeing and resilience of all students in our school through the learning areas of Health and Physical Education, and the Personal and Social Capability in the Victorian Curriculum.
Health and Physical Education learning focuses on students enhancing their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts. The curriculum focuses on supporting students to develop the understanding and skills they require to make healthy and safe choices that will enhance their own and others’ health and wellbeing.
The Personal and Social Capability involves students
- – learning to recognise and regulate emotions
- – develop empathy for others and understand relationships
- – establish and build a framework for positive relationships
- – work effectively in teams and develop leadership skills,
- – handle challenging situations constructively.
We will bring you more information about these special mental health and wellbeing days in future newsletters.
Triple P Parenting Program
Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) offers online courses for parents of toddlers to tweens (under 12 years) and for parents of pre-teens and teenagers (0-16 years).
Triple P is a parenting program, but it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent. It’s more like a toolbox of ideas.
Triple P helps you:
- – Raise happy, confident kids
- – Manage misbehaviour so everyone in the family enjoys life more
- – Set rules and routines that everyone respects and follows
- – Encourage behaviour you like
- – Take care of yourself as a parent
- – Feel confident you’re doing the right thing
See the flyer below for more information.
2022 Production 'The Amazing Race' Feedback
We would love to hear your thoughts about our school production. The best type of feedback is the solution focussed feedback that includes ideas on how we can improve things for next time. We encourage you to think outside the box and share any new or different ideas too. And be sure to share the lovely, warm and fuzzy, feel good type of feedback that motivates us to keep it going into future years.
Luke Franklin & Denisse Lobos
TEACHING AND LEARNING
The Long-Term Effects of Regular Reading Practice
I regularly stress that ensuring your child reads for thirty minutes a day on a regular basis is the one of the best things you can do for their learning. This week, I came across a nice summary illustrating the impact of daily reading on children’s cumulative word exposure and vocabulary. Please read more below:
The above is taken from an international evidence-informed paper by Renaissance Learning titled ‘Education Leader’s Guide to Reading Growth’ (2022).
A reminder that ICAS registrations are open and can be made through the Parent Payment Portal located at https://www.icasassessments.com/shop-parents/ Please use the RGLPS access code EMT934. Registrations will close on Sunday 31st July 2022.
I hope everyone has a relaxing long weekend! See you next Wednesday June 15th!
Well done to those who attempted last week’s ‘Line’ challenge. The answer to the challenge is: Symbol 4. From left to right, each symbol has one more line.
Here’s this week’s Maths Riddle. I’ll share the answer in next week’s newsletter.
Addition and Subtraction Grids Challenge
Fill in the missing numbers so that all of the equations are correct.
Hint: Start by solving the equations with one missing number, then solve the rest.
Extra Challenge: Create your own addition and subtraction grids. Start by creating a grid with all required numbers, then hide some of the numbers and challenge someone else to solve your grid. Alternatively, you might like to create your own puzzles to solve online here: https://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/math-squares
If you’d like to share your response or have your working out featured in our newsletter, please send your solutions to firstname.lastname@example.org
On Monday we had our first Gardening Club and it was such a great way to start the week. After a couple of years of neglect (thanks Covid!) our garden had become pretty overrun by grass and weeds. The teachers and children worked hard to remove as much as we could. It was so satisfying pulling out giant weeds, roots and all.
If there are any parents interested in supporting Garden Club, please contact Lauren Zahra at email@example.com. Furthermore, if any families have excess seeds or seedlings, we would LOVE to plant them in our garden.
Available at Recess for Winter….
Steamed Dim Sims $1.10 each
Hash Browns $1.10 each
Hot Chocolate $1.50 each
Have a nice long weekend.
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