And just like that we’re at the end of Term 2! It has certainly been a busy term, with a continuing focus on supporting our students to be the best learners they can be. The improvement in all areas of our students' academic, social and emotional development can only occur with a committed and supportive community, including teachers, non-teaching staff and parents.
Unfortunately, we again have people who are not aligned with our school values, who are trespassing on our school site after hours with their vehicles and doing damage to our oval and play ground. We have CCTV that we have passed onto the police who are following this up for us. We take great pride in our school grounds and it is unfair to our groundsman who continually has to repair large areas of turf. Not only is it unsightly, but the repair is time consuming and poses safety issues for our students. It is extremely disappointing to continually be greeted with this ongoing vandalism and we urge anyone with any information to contact police.
Our writing focus across the school is very evident in the work being produced in our classes. The quality of writing is improving, as is student vocabulary, punctuation and syntax. Our teachers will be using the first day back to work on building our knowledge and understanding of how to be better teachers of writing, as well as setting goals for our student progress within this area.
Next term we welcome back Mrs Spicer from long service leave. I know that she has had a wonderful term away with her family and has had some amazing experiences touring around Western Australia. Thank you to Mrs Matthews, Miss Cameron, Ms Owens and Mrs Walsh (and Sharon and Antonia) who all stepped into filling some of the jobs that Mrs Spicer does. It probably is an indication of how valuable she is that it takes so many people to cover her!
Finally, I would like to wish all of our students a restful break. We have been inundated with sickness towards the end of term and it will be important for everyone to take some time to refresh and get well again for another busy and exciting term of learning.
|Friday 8 July||End of Term 2|
|Monday 25 July||Professional Learning Day (Student Free Day)|
|Tuesday 26 July||First Day of Term 3 for Students|
|Friday 29 July||Round 2 5/6 Winter Sport (Rain Day 5 August)|
|Thursday 4 August||Country Gold Selections|
|Friday 12 August||Round 3 5/6 Winter Sport (Rain Day 19 August)|
|Monday 22 August - Friday 26 August||Book Week (Theme - Dreaming with eyes open...)|
|Tuesday 23 August - Thursday 25 August||Book Fair (Theme - Paws for Books)|
|Friday 26 August||Round 4 5/6 Winter Sport (Rain Day 2 September)|
|Friday 9 September||Round 5 5/6 Winter Sport (Rain Day 16 September)|
|Thursday 22 September & Friday 23 September||Country Gold carnival|
|Friday 30 September||Last Day of Term 3|
|Monday 17 October||First Day of Term 4|
|Friday 4 November||Professional Learning Day (Student Free Day)|
|Monday 7 November||Recreation Day (Public Holiday)|
|Wednesday 21 December||Students Last Day of School for 2022|
We would like to say a massive thank you to Liberty GFG for generously supplying some goodies for our morning reading. We would also like to thank Woolworths, George Town for their continued support. With their contribution many of our students are starting the day in the best way possible.
|Evie||The great effort she puts into her writing. Well done Evie!|
|Kobi||His amazing work ethic, Kobi always works hard and tries his best!|
|Arthur||Being an all round great learner who exhibits a positive can-do attitude to his learning|
|Elsie||Impressive progress in reading|
|Cruze||Making wonderful improvements in his counting|
|Hendrix||His excellent effort in maths. Hendrix can make, name and rearrange 3 digit numbers! He is also applying himself to all other learning opportunities|
|Abel||Being a joyful and grateful class member. he always gives his best effort!|
|Tao||Being an outstanding role model, every day. He is kind, patient, tolerant, honest and resilient. Tao engages with all opportunities with a positive attitude.|
|1/2 Edwards||Their amazing commitment to learning this term! They're all making significant progress; academically, socially and emotionally. I'm super proud of everyone!|
|Ava||Being kind, caring and supportive to the feelings of others|
|Reagan||Always being eager to share her ideas during group and class discussions|
|Mahalia||Always working hard to meet her learning goals each term!|
|Clodagh||Always being a responsible and respectful classmate and friend!|
|Hannah||Being a mature learner and member of the class|
|Tahi||Being a motivated learner and active listener|
|Paige||The term 2 class vote for the student who most upholds our school values of learning, respect, responsibility and relationships|
|Mia||The term 2 class vote for the most improved student|
|Coby||His commitment to improving his reading skills|
|Tyler||His huge improvement in his writing|
|Aiden||Being a good friend and working well in groups|
|Samara||Applying herself in all areas of learning|
Here is the link to this fortnight's Merit Certificate announcement by Mr Hay.
We want to say a massive thank you to AFL Tasmania for coming to our school and teaching our students, during their PE class, essential football skills. The students thoroughly enjoyed their time and hopefully have developed the love of a great sport.
You may have noticed we have 2 new students at South who are very hairy! They have been very good girls and are a big hit with our students. They're there to listen to students read and generally offer a friendly, furry ear to anyone who would like to share their worries. Charlie and Rosie have worked in schools for quite a number of years and are very well-trained, they also have all the necessary permissions to be on school property.