Here’s the latest news to keep our community up to date on the latest happenings at our school.
Hello everyone and welcome back to another term in our fabulous school. Term 3 is a term with very little interruptions and a great opportunity for student learning to continue to be rigorous and purposeful. It is the term that children make the most progress if they are here every day. Please give your children the best possible chance to be successful with their learning by supporting them to be at school Monday to Friday.
WE WANT OUR PARENTS TO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK!
Our school is conducting a survey to find out what parents think of our school. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents. It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour and student engagement. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies. Approximately 30 per cent of parents will be invited to participate in this year’s survey. All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year the Parent Opinion Survey will be conducted from Monday 22rd July to Sunday 11th August.
The survey will be conducted online, only takes 10-15 minutes to complete, and can be accessed at any convenient time within the fieldwork period on desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones. The online survey will be available in a range of languages other than English. These include: Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (hakha), Hindi, Japanese, Greek, Turkish, Somali and Punjabi.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY PLEASE COME AND SEE ME
NAIDOC WEEK CELEBRATIONS
NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognize the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. This year’s theme focuses on the contribution of Aboriginal women under the banner “Because of her we can.” You can see information about these special people on my windows. Feel free to come and have a read!! This year our students have been exposed to a range of beautiful books that showcase Indigenous stories through words and paintings.
I’d like to thank Lisa Stanford who has led the activities in our school ensuring that we are respectful and appreciative of this wonderful indigenous culture. Eva Mumbler, a parent member of our school has been leading the learning of a special dance. A group of children performed the dance at assembly on Friday, telling us all a story about the emu and kangaroo. Thank you to Eva and our students for sharing this experience with us all.
Ms Ashleigh Meagher has been appointed as our new Music Specialist for the remainder of the year. We welcome Ash to our school and look forward to making beautiful music together.
Wishing you all a great term 3, we look forward to providing all our students and their families with the best opportunities to further grow their learning.
Learning Neighbourhood 1 has had a lovely start to the term as the students have adapted quite quickly to the changes of their Literacy and Numeracy groups. This week we as a school are celebrating NAIDOC week and LN1 are taking the time to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We have been doing this by reading books written by Indigenous elders and sharing their stories.
Our Enrichment focus this term is on Geography where students will be exploring and looking at natural or managed landmarks on a global scale, to then zoom into the learning that centers more about our homeland, Australia. For Literacy, the preps will start off the term learning about recounts and will be practicing the skill to speak about an event to then writing their recounts using simple sentences. Many students from the 1/2 cohort suggested that they would like to do more Information Reports during our Writing sessions so this term we have planned for this to happen. Students will be developing their Information Reports based around a chosen topic from our Geography unit which smoothly flow into our Literacy sessions.
Wendy, Jamielee, Belinda, Sharni, Jordan & Sarah - LN1 Team
Ash Macarthur – Specialist PE Teacher
Hello!I thought I would introduce myself so that you gain a little insight about what is happening at BVPS and also so that you get an idea of what I do and who I am. I am a practising musician who has toured overseas, regularly toured Australia and still currently plays in Melbourne. I am a drummer, singer, songwriter and producer who regularly performs.I am very excited to be taking on the role of Music Specialist at BVPS for the remainder of 2019 and look forward to working with all the students.
Ashleigh Meagher – Specialist Music Teacher