Here’s the latest news to keep our community up to date on the latest happenings at our school.
Hello everyone and welcome to another week in our fabulous school, I trust this newsletter finds you all fit and healthy and looking forward to another weekend. It’s that time of year again when we invite you to attend Parent-Teacher Interviews. These meetings between you and your child’s teacher are a great way to find out about the learning achievements your child has made throughout the first semester of 2019. It gives you the opportunity to show your interest in your child’s learning and school life.Teachers have been working feverishly over the past few weeks writing the reports that truly reflect the achievements, goals and areas of further development of your children. The reports are well considered, and the use of evidence enables them to be accurate and purposeful.Save the Date: Thursday 20th June for Parent Teacher Interviews
PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS
Throughout your child’s time in primary school and secondary school, you’ll be invited to attend parent-teacher meetings, usually once or twice a year.
Why it’s worth going to parent-teacher meetings Parent-teacher interviews give you a great opportunity to:
What to talk about at parent-teacher interviews
To get the most out of parent-teacher meetings, it helps to be well prepared.
School reports will be provided for you prior to the meeting, we ask that you take the time to read it before the meeting with the teacher. Teachers will be available during the meeting to answer any questions or wonderings you may have about your child’s learning. These are a few examples:
Our teachers spend a great deal of time ensuring that the report reflects a very accurate understanding of where your child is at with their learning. We strongly encourage you all to attend this very important meeting. It demonstrates to your children that you are interested in what they do at school.
Have a great week everyone,
Our school zone
Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au. Findmyschool.vic.gov.au hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.
Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.
The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.
You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.
Learning Neighbourhood Three has had an enjoyable Term Two. Last week we were lucky enough to visit the IMAX Theatre and Melbourne Museum in Carlton as part of our Earth and Space Science unit. All students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the behaviour was at the level expected of all BVPS students. The knowledge gained from this excursion has greatly assisted our literacy and enrichment learning.
In writing, our students have producing both persuasive and explanation texts. Our persuasive text unit focused on the overarching question of ‘Are we doing enough to save our planet’? Interestingly, no student thought that we were doing enough – an alarming thought for our environment. Students showed wonderful growth throughout the unit and this writing development has continued into our explanation text unit that is asking students to explain ‘How does our Solar System work’?
The Young Leaders in LN3 were again busy this term helping with the organisation of events such as the Mother’s Day Stall. Our art leaders enjoyed their first workshop with renowned illustrator Kim Fleming and the fruits of the hard work of some of our Year 6 Leaders was definitely on display when the inaugural Year 6 jacket was received and revealed. They look wonderful and are a credit to the creativity of our students.
The interschool sport program has continued in Term 2 with our participation in the winter sports of Rugby Touch, Handball, Netball and Soccer. The weather has been extremely unkind to us throughout the Term, resulting in only a few rounds being completed successfully. Despite this, our efforts in training and our wonderful application and sportsmanship on match days has resulted in all teams being in striking distance of a position in the regional finals.
Jason, Cyndi, Isabelle, Betul & Sharon - LN3 Team
With a wonderful first semester of learning coming to an end at the end of Term 2, it has been an exciting time in PE as we have been busy learning lots of new fundamental movement skills and movement concepts.
In Learning Neighbourhood 1 we have been focusing strongly on developing our locomotor movement skills and fundamental movement skills (FMS). Key FMS skills that we have been learning this term are the run and the kick. We have been engaging in lots of fun activities so we can develop these skills and recognise that we use some of these skills like running in our everyday life. Students have been learning specific key points of each skill based on the grade/age they are, why don’t you ask your child to show them their running technique and see if they can recall some of the key teaching points we have learnt. Next term we will be moving onto some more complex FMS such as the ball bounce, and overarm throwing and catching.
In Learning Neighbourhood 2 we have been exploring the different events involved in athletics, we have been learning how to perform these events safely and with correct technique in preparation for our 3-6 athletics carnival to be held early term 3 then followed by the Broadmeadows Sports District carnival later in term 3. We have been learning to link fundamental movement skills and how these cross over into a sport such as athletics where many FMS skills are present across multiple events. We are currently learning a new concept surrounding game category where we will learn many strategies and tactics that are involved in particular game categories, we are currently working on strategies involved in target sports and students are being exposed to various target sports such as lawn bowls, golf, ten pin bowling etc.
In Learning Neighbourhood 3 we have also been focusing on our athletics skills but we have been learning about the events in greater depth and refining our skills within these sports in preparation for the 3-6 and district athletics carnivals in term 3. We have also moved onto learning about various game categories such as invasion games where we are learning strategies that can be transferred across multiple games such as basketball, netball, soccer and lacrosse whilst also refining and further developing our FMS and game sense knowledge.
Term 2 the winter weather has not been too kind to our interschool sport competition, we have missed a few games due to poor weather and some neighbouring schools not being able to field all teams. This hasn’t stopped us learning about our sports indoors and further practicing in our teams where possible. On the 13th of June, 20 LN3 students will participate in the AFL Gala Day held at Jacana Reserve, I encourage you to come down if you are available and support our students and see them put their skills in action in a different setting.
Remember to always encourage your child to be active in as many ways as possible, ask them to help in the garden, walk to the park to have a kick of the ball or shoot some hoops, walk to and from school where possible.
Ash Macarthur – Specialist PE teacher
Hume Central Secondary College is very excited to be hosting this workshop run by an inspiring PHD scientist from Melbourne University specializing in coding/robotics.
We invite Grade 5/6 students from Broadmeadows Valley Primary School who are keen to explore, inquire and learn about the world of coding. This is a real opportunity to experience and explore science in a way that relates to our everyday lives. So come along and actively participate in this amazing workshop which promise to be awesome!
What is coding and why is it important?
What do driverless cars, flappy birds, facebook, ATMs and Lego all have in common? They all involve coding and programming. Coding is becoming an increasingly vital skill for future employment, and one that will be used in everyday life. Come along to some introductory sessions run by the University of Melbourne that look at coding using Lego robotics. Students will be involved in learning how to program a robot to move, perform tasks, and interact with its surroundings in an intelligent way. The workshops will offer exciting challenges that will develop students ability to work collaboratively in order to problem solve, code, and learn new digital skills.
So come along and be part of what promises to be a great learning experience that could also open up opportunities in the future!
When: Thursday June 20th (Week 9)
Time: 3:45pm til 5:30pm
Where: Dimboola Road Campus - 49 Dimboola Road Broadmeadows (Year 7 Building, Da Vinci room)
To Register: Secure your place in the program by calling the HCSC office administration on: 9099 1000
BVPS Students will be walked over to HCSC and supervised after school from 3:15pm until the workshop begins.
All students must be picked up by a parent/carer at 5:30pm. Students are not allowed to take public transport home alone.