If you follow our Social Media pages you would be well aware of the amazing learning being undertaken across the school. At our assembly last Friday we were able to showcase some of the art that has been produced by all grades from Prep to grade 6. What struck me was the connections to the broader curriculum and to our deepening understanding of Aboriginal history. We also have many of these artworks framed around the school so I would encourage all parents to have a walk around our hallways and have a look at them. A huge thank you to Ms Hardinge who facilitates our brilliant art program.
Our cross country team has been selected and will travel on Wednesday to Beaconsfield for the Tamar carnival. This is always a great day, although often very chilly, and I know our students will represent our school with aplomb as they always do! All participants will need to be well prepared for the weather with extra warm clothing and our fantastic school uniform.
I would remind everyone that the wearing of school uniform is very important at school. It is the cheapest option, helps the school from a safety standpoint and displays our pride in who we are. At the moment there seems to be a lot of different non-school jumpers and hoodies being worn. I know that getting things dry can be a challenge at this time of year, but I would like to see as much school uniform as possible. The day we had our filming we looked amazing as a collective, all wearing our uniform together.
We continue to work on building the vocabulary of our students as we as a teaching and teaching assistant staff build our knowledge in how best to teach it. Our early childhood classes have been sharing through our social media platforms their focus and how parents might engage with their children. Our primary classes are also engaging in some specific technical vocab words in Science an HASS. I encourage all parents to have a talk to their children about all the new words they are learning!
Yours in partnership,
|Thursday 10 June||3/4 Garwood & 4/5 Greene excursion to Tasmania Zoo|
|Wednesday 2 June||TPSSA Cross Country|
|Wednesday 9 June||TPSSA Cross Country rain day|
|Monday 14 June||Queen's Birthday (Public Holiday)|
|Friday 18 June||5/6 Sport practice match|
|Monday 21 June||Whole school photo day|
|Tuesday 22 June||All schools cross country|
|Friday 25 June||Round 1 Winter Sport|
|Friday 2 July||Last Day of Term 2|
|Friday 2 July||Round 1 Winter Sport rain day|
|Tuesday 20 July||First Day Back for Term 3|
Congratulations to the students who qualified for the TPSSA Cross Country Carnival. Some of these students competed at Beaconsfield Primary School last Wednesday. It was a great day and it was amazing to see students represent our school so proudly.
Those children participating in the winter sports of hockey, netball, soccer or football will begin training sessions on Friday, 28th of May at 2:15pm. Some Grade Four children will also be attending the first training sessions to see how they like that particular sport. Mouthguards will be compulsory for football and hockey for all trainings after the first one, as well as games.
The first Sports Exchange against other schools, in the TPSSA Association, is not until the 25th of June.
If you have any queries, please speak to the coach of that particular sport (Soccer: Mr Timms, Football: Mr Hay, Netball: Miss Greene, Hockey: Mrs White)
Here are our Aussie of the Month recipients for March. These students consistently demonstrate our school values of Learning, Respect, Responsibility and Relationships as well as the Aussie values of a fair go, respect and mateship. Congratulations!
|Lincoln||Improved listening during mat time and following of instructions|
|Isabella||Being more confident with her sharing of ideas|
|Ashleigh||Working independently and respectfully on her animal inquiry task|
|Jaxson||Always doing his best and asking for help when needed|
|Georgia||Her amazing hands on skills and great logic in our animal inquiry|
|1/2 Gilmartin - Hardinge|
|Isla||Attending school and being an active learner|
|Chase||Working with more confidence in the classroom|
|Emily||Trying her best in our current writing unit to produce the best high quality writing|
|Will||Being a kind, caring and accepting friend in all situations|
|Kiarnah||Her focus and engagement during maths groups. Kiarnah gives her very best effort to learn new concepts|
|Mia||Being an outstanding role model to others! Mia is a respectful and motivated learner|
|Tahi||His growing confidence to engage and ask for help when needed. Keep it up!|
|Mason||Focusing and concentrating more often! He is also acting upon teacher feedback to improve the quality of his writing. well done!|
|Chase||Always being an eager student to share his ideas and thoughts during class discussions|
|Andie||Enthusiastically embracing new learning experiences and relishing in challenges|
|Shaeisha||Her positive approach towards learning and for always trying her hardest|
|Erika||Her enthusiastic approach towards learning and for her respectful treatment of her peers|
|Taylor||Her consistent application across all learning areas|
|Jay||His effort and resilience during his work in literacy|
On Monday we held our annual cross country. It was great to see so many students participating and trying their best.
A big thank you to Miss Fish for organising the day. Thank you also to our fabulous older students who ran all afternoon, in their own races and then again to support our younger students.
This supportiveness is what makes South George Town Primary School such a special place! There are more photos on our school's facebook page.
A Cross Country report from Miss Fish
The points margin between the houses was the closest it has been in a while, so I do feel Wattle are ready for a big year in 2023. Final points were:
Banksia – 399 points
Wattle – 324 points
A big thank you to all the people that assisted throughout the day whether that be on the finish line or supporting the students. To our grounds people for helping me prepare the track, a huge thanks also.
The grade 6 students that ran throughout the day to support our younger students also did a fantastic job as did some Grade 5 students that stood around the track on check points prior to their event.
To all the students that participated I say a massive well done – everyone did their best which is what we spoke about during PE lessons. Seeing lots of smiles as people crossed the finish line also made for a great day!!
Well done to everyone and good luck to those who will be taking part in the TPSSA carnival on Wednesday 1st June at Beaconsfield.
|Prep Girls||Prep Boys|
|Grade 1 Girls||Grade 1 Boys|
|Grade 2 Girls||Grade 2 Boys|
|Grade 3 Girls||Grade 3 Boys|
|Grade 4 Girls||Grade 4 Boys|
|Grade 5 Girls||Grade 5 Boys|
|Grade 6 Girls||Grade 6 Boys|
Students in 3/4 Garwood and 4/5 Greene will be receiving a letter and a major excursion consent form for their excursion to Tasmania Zoo on Thursday 10th June. We ask that parents bring back the major excursion consent form back to the office by Tuesday 8th June.
School Banking day is changing
Our School Banking day will be changing from Friday to Thursday.
Please ensure that Dollarmites deposit wallets are now brought into school on Thursday mornings. Any wallets received on any other day will be sent home with a reminder note that the School Banking day has changed to Thursdays. Everything else School Banking remains the same.
Thank you for supporting the School Banking program at our school.
If you would like to know more about School Banking, please ask for a 2021 School Banking program information pack from the school office or visit http://www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking
This year’s Premier’s Reading Challenge is up and running. To complete the challenge, students need to read 10 books in 10 weeks. Larger chapter books can be counted as more than one book - please talk to your teacher about how many chapters or pages can be counted as "one book".
Visit the school library or local town library or ask your child’s teacher for some ideas on great books to read for the challenge. Books can be either fiction or non-fiction. All Libraries Tasmania members can read an amazing collection of ebooks for free. Just use this link https://librariestasmania.overdrive.com/library/kids and sign in.
The challenge finishes on the last day of term, Friday July 2nd. Students simply need to fill in their log books, get a parent/guardian signature and show their teacher each time they finish reading a book. Students who complete the challenge will receive a certificate from the Premier and go into the running to receive other great prizes. We strongly urge you to encourage your child to make reading part of their daily routine and take part in this worthwhile challenge.
For more information see your child’s teacher or visit https://premiersreadingchallenge.tas.gov.au/