Assistant Principal P-6 News

  • Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Rachel Wood

Congratulations to our College community on running an amazing Twilight Market. It was great to see so many you enjoying yourselves. A huge thank you to Miss Rebecca Thornton and her team of helpers for making this event possible.

It is with great pride that I get to share with the College Community the successful of our Year 6 boys’ basketball team. They are off to the State Championships on Monday the 20th of November, I wish them every success, no matter the outcome the whole school is proud of their achievements and in particular their sportsmanship.

Thanks to all of our teachers and students who are continuing to demonstrate our expected behaviour of ‘we are learners’. It gives me great pleasure visiting classrooms and observing our wonderful students and teachers in action. Our focus on learning is a credit to all involved in the process including our wonderful community.

Prep to Year 2 STEAM challenges - have you heard about the wonderful STEAM challenges being completed in your child's P-2 classroom on a Friday? They are fantastic! It has been great to see students working in collaborative groups to create solutions through a superhero theme.

Our 3/4 students have been looking at the history of Australia. Our year 4 students have recently visited Polly Woodside where they learned about travel, how people and products were transported around the World in the late 1800's and in particular to Australia.

The 5/6 team have been busily working on their own projects through the Genius Hour program. Students have been able to investigate strong passion areas through these projects. It has been amazing to watch how these projects are coming together and to see the excitement in the students as they work to put their learning into presentations. 

A further reminder about hats. It is extremely important that students wear their hats in the warmer weather, this week we have had hot weather and unfortunately, I have noticed a large number of students without hats. Please ensure you remind your child to bring their hat to school and encourage them to wear it.

Thanks,

Lizzie Tout

Assistant Principal P-6


Assistant Principal P-6 News

  • Friday, November 03, 2017
  • Rachel Wood

Thanks to our House Captains for running our House Assemblies last Friday and those of you from our community who attended.

Twilight Market is fast approaching and it would great to see many of you on the night. Your donations would also be greatly appreciated, please refer to Facebook posts about details.

A very big thank you to all the parents who attended our Parent Forums on Wednesday the 1st of November. As a leadership team, we found the sessions to be extremely valuable in informing the strategic direction of the College.

The last of our year 5/6 Camps were held this week. MAG Crimson made the most of the camp, even though the weather may not have been the best. Thanks to all the teachers who assisted with the camp. By all reports, the students demonstrated our expected behaviours and represented our College well.

P-2 Transition is well on the way and students are enjoying learning together through STEAM challenges. On Fridays, students in P-2 get together in mixed age groupings to collaboratively solve mini challenges. It gives students the opportunity to make new friends, learn how to work together and be creative. This year’s theme is Super Heroes.

In week 3 the Year 4 team visited Polly Woodside as a part of their integrated studies topic of history. From all reports our students represented our College well, upholding our expected behaviours at all times. We value parent support with excursions and incursion as these experiences give our students opportunities to make ‘real life' connections with their learning. If you need assistance in funding student's excursions please see your child's homeroom teacher.

A reminder that Monday the 6th of November is a student free day and Tuesday the 7th of November is the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday, students are not required to attend school on both days.

Tickets went on sale for the Year 2 and 4 concert (28th of November) this week. I’ve already purchased mine, I hope you have yours!

Safety! Unfortunately, there are people in our community who are not following the road rules during drop off and pick up times. A reminder that the bus stop on Tom Roberts parade is not a drop off zone, it is extremely dangerous not only for your children but, also for those around you to be using this space as a drop off zone. I also see on multiple occasions double parking, please ensure that safety, for all comes first.

Lizzie Tout

Assistant Principal P-6