Well it was great to be back on dry land this week after our wonderful adventure on the 3-4 camp last week. This week has been a little quieter but has given me the opportunity to do one of my favourite things. Many students have been able to share their wonderful work with me this week and it is fantastic to see how everyone is going. Keep reading today to find out all about upcoming events at school.
World Teachers' Day
This year, World Teachers’ Day is on Friday 28 October. It is an opportunity to say thank you for the incredible contributions teachers make to our community. The last few years have been very tough for everyone and I have personally been so grateful to our amazing teachers who have really gone the extra mile to make sure our kids are given the best opportunities.
We will recognise the passion our teachers have, and how teaching was extended beyond the classroom to maintain connections through flexible learning.
We will be celebrating World Teachers’ Day by having a special assembly on Friday 28th of October at 3:15pm on the basketball court. Our students will read some of their heart felt appreciation letters about their teachers. We would love you to join us and share in this celebration.
You can also get involved by sending a message of thanks to a teacher who is making, or has made, an impact on your life using #thanksvicteachers on social media.
Transitioning to 2023
Don’t forget, if you would like to share some information regarding classroom placement for your child in 2023, the following procedure will assist us to support this process.
- Upon our return to school children will be asked by their teachers to nominate children they would like to be with in 2023. Conversations will be had regarding what makes a good learning friend and the students will be able to nominate those friends who support their learning and reduce distractions. During the process the teachers will ensure that every child is with at least one of these.
- Parent considerations are also collected and considered during this process. Often parents have specific insights into student need and this additional knowledge plays a significant part in how we structure our classes. These insights often include but are not limited to health, emotional or learning matters, peer or sibling relationships or changes in the home situation. Selecting a particular teacher does not fit within the realm of special circumstances. If parents want to provide extra personal information to be considered in the process please email the school office. Letters should be addressed to “The Principal” and reach the office no later than November 1st.
- Classroom teachers will predict where students would be best suited based on learning, behavioural and social needs and any relevant information they have gathered throughout the year. All of this information will then be used to develop the 2023 classes with the use of Class Creator, a program that assists with the formulations of balanced grades.
- Specialists will check the lists for any anomalies and then the leadership team will confirm grade placements.
- Towards the end of term, children and their new teacher will have an opportunity to spend the whole day in their 2023 classroom and step up into the next grade level. The children and new teacher will complete an activity during this day notifying parents of their new grade.
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Without sounding like a broken record, it has been a few very difficult years for all of us. With continuous lockdowns and isolated periods, it has been hard to connect as a school community. Last night during our School Council meeting we discussed this issue. We decided that running more community events with a particular focus on parents would be a great way to strengthen our parent community. We will be working to make these happen this year and early next. We would love to see as many people as possible connecting and becoming part of our school community. One fantastic way to do this is to become a school volunteer. We have a few fundraising events coming up that we require assistance with.
If you would like to connect and assist us, please consider helping with the following fundraising events.
We are on our way of hopefully achieving our goal to support the instalment of our sensory garden. With our upcoming events, hopefully we can achieve our goal of $20,000.
Slime Fun Run
Our Slime Fun Run is only three weeks away! Have you thought about creative ways to support your child’s fundraising? Why not create a simple poster with a QR code direct to your child’s fundraising page to put around in your community. You could put it up in a sporting venue, cubs/scouts, cafes, shops, workplace, etc. No doubt there are many people attached to our community that would like to support but may not know about our fundraising events. They may be previous students or families, future families, community members that use our grounds outside of school hours. Why not tap into our larger community to help with our new sensory garden and learning space?
Bunnings Sausage Sizzle
Thank you to our community for supporting our Bunnings Sausage Sizzle on Saturday November 5th at Bunnings Northland. We will post a SignUp sheet for parent volunteers for the day. It would be great to support our community and donate an hour or two. Watch for a Compass notification for a SignUp sheet soon or email our parent volunteer email on RGLPSparents@gmail.com. Lock Saturday, November 5th in your diaries now to volunteer or come and buy a sausage!
Rosanna Golf Links Primary School will be voting station for the upcoming state election in November. We are looking at providing a sausage sizzle and cake stand for the day. If you would like to help manage this event or volunteer your time, please email RGLPSparents@gmail.com. More information to come.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
ICAS Writing higher place certificates were presented to students at last Monday’s assembly. Participation certificates were provided to classroom teachers for distribution.
Here are the results of the 2022 ICAS Writing:
Late last week, ICAS advised of a three-week delay on the delivery of the ICAS Maths Certificates. These will not arrive at the school until mid-November and will be distributed to students upon their arrival.
A reminder that parents can obtain more detailed results at the ICAS results portal : www.icasassessments.com
See top left corner under ‘Portal’. Scroll down the page to ‘Student Results’ and use the TAP-ID and PIN on the bottom of the rear of your child’s certificate to login. Use the side bar menu to access the various ICAS results for your child and see how they answered each question.
2023 Maths Olympiad
There was an unavoidable delay in the presentation of 2022 Maths Olympiad awards. The 2022 Maths Olympiad Highest Score Trophy, Badges and certificates will be presented at our next assembly on Monday November 7th. (There is no assembly on Monday 31st October due to the Curriculum Day.)
I hope everyone has a great week and enjoys the long weekend!
Well done to those who attempted the ‘Falling Origami Papers’ challenge from last week’s newsletter. The answer to the challenge is:
Here is this week’s Maths Riddle. I’ll share the answer in the newsletter next week.
Hint: Draw a copy of the total triangle and colour in the sections that make smaller triangles until you can’t find any more.
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
Space Wattle Update
With ideal conditions, the wattle seeds from the Space Wattle project have started to germinate in the past fortnight. We now have four sprouts from the “stayed on Earth” seed lot and three sprouts from the “six months on International Space Station” seed lot. Ellie (5RC) and Allie (5CW) have been measuring the growth daily and inputting their observations to the Seeds In Space app to record our findings. Other members of the Space Wattle Team will take on this role next week.
On the 18/10/22, the Girls Softball Team played St Mary’s Greensborough in the Banyule Division Final at RGLPS. It was the largest event hosted by RGLPS since I began at the school in 2017, with the Inner North/Moreland schools also competing in their Division Finals as well. It was so nice to hear all of the students exclaiming how ‘wonderful’ and ‘beuatiful’ our school is; it’s a great reminder that we are so fortunate to have the facilities that we do here at RGLPS, especially when compared to the small inner city schools that were built in the 1800s whose playgrounds are largely concrete or asphalt.
In a winner-take-all match to compete at the Northern Metropolitan Region Finals, our girls were ready and raring to go, having practiced all week. We lost the toss and were sent In to bat – which turned out to be a wonderful turn of events for RGLPS as we scored the maximum total of 12 runs! That means that none of our girls went out AND the final batter, Audrey T, hit a home run to get herself and everyone else across the plate. Laila then produced some absolute magic with the ball as pitcher, registering 9 outs (including a double play) and only allowing St Mary’s to score 1 run. In the 2nd innings we scored another 7 runs with determined batting. Our captain Nahla then took the ball as pitcher and registered 7 outs and only allowing 4 runs to cross the plate – the star of that innings was Audrey J who took a blinding catch at 2nd base and then turned it into a Double Play by spinning and throwing the ball to Ainsley on base just a fraction of a second before the other base runner arrived – wow!
Our girls now play at the Region Final on November 7th for the championship pennant and a ticket to the State Final – Good Luck Girls!
PE and Sports Coordinator
We need some extra help on riday’s in the canteen. I have listed the dates and times below. If you can help out please ring or text me your details on 0438 585 323.
Friday 11th November 11.30am – 12.30pm
Friday 25th November 11.30am – 12.30pm
Friday 9th December 11.30am – 12.30pm
ANY Monday 11.30am – 12.30pm
Have a nice weekend.
Disclaimer: Rosanna Golf Links Primary School (RGLPS) does not endorse any product or service advertised in this newsletter. RGLPS takes no responsibility for the content of advertisements or the quality and reliability of products or services offered in the advertisements