Newsletter, Term 3, Week 4


BVPS Valley View Monday 5th August 2019

Here’s the latest news to keep our community up to date on the latest happenings at our school.

Upcoming Events   
August
Wed 21 - Parents Club Meeting (9:15am-10:30am)
Fri 23 - Book Week Activities
Fri 30 - Breakfast Club Open Morning (7:30-8:30am)
Fri 30 - Father's Day Stall
September
Fri 20 - Last Day of Term
Term 3 - Newsletter Dates 
Mon 19 August
Mon 2 September
Mon 16 September

 

Principal's Message

 

WE NEED YOU!

Hello everyone and welcome to Week 4 of Term 3.

 

By now each family would’ve received a text message with the link and PIN number to access the Parent Opinion Survey.

 

WE NEED YOU AND YOUR OPINION TO GROW AND MAKE LEARNING EVEN BETTER FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND OUR STUDENTS.

The survey is conducted online: you can use desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones.

ONLY takes 10-15 minutes to complete.

WE VALUE YOUR OPINION

HELP US TO HELP OUR STUDENTS

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK AND HOW WE CAN BE EVEN BETTER SO THAT YOUR CHILDREN CONTINUE TO GET THE BEST EDUCATION POSSIBLE


If you would like help accessing the survey or to use one of our school devices please come and see me or your child's homegroups teacher.

 

Thank you and kind regards,

Carmela

 

 

Neighbourhood News - LN3

 

Learning Neighbourhood 3 are back in the swing of things and are at the tail end of completing a Literacy and Enrichment unit on Civics and Citizenship. Students have been learning about the Australian Government, how it works, voting law making and law enforcements and the rights and responsibilities being an Australian Citizen comes with. Today some of our students shared their personal migration stories about how their families came to be in Australia. We're so lucky that so many of our wonderful students are so open to share these stories with us. As part of our Literacy unit, students immerse themselves in the topic content in reading and writing, while learning about a specific genre. This term students have used their knowledge to write Information Reports about how Australia is a democracy, and spend 1-2 hours each week using their new knowledge of the topic and genre to redraft their information report. Students will be publishing these Information Reports in Week 5. The second half of our term will be spent on a Business and Economics Unit, which will also include maths based on budgeting and money.

In maths we have spent the last 3 weeks learning about Decimal Fractions. Students have particularly enjoyed learning how to add and subtract fractions and completed their fractions assessment today. The amount of growth shown has been impressive. Our next unit of learning is focused on Multiplication and Division. All students have been participating in the Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads 'Maths Games' each month, with 20 students also participating in the 'Maths Olympiad'. These are problem solving challenges in the form of questions that require maths skills to complete. Students have enjoyed the challenge of these problems, and we have continued to work on problem solving skills at the beginning of some maths lessons as part of fluency.

The young leaders have been working on numerous projects, including designs for a Year 6 Yearbook and a library display for the upcoming Book Week Celebrations. Grade 6 Young Leaders are also beginning to talk about ideas for Graduation which is coming up very quickly. If you have a Grade 6 student we'd appreciate if you could send in some baby and childhood photos for the Yearbook and Graduation presentation. We will scan these and return them to you.


Cyndi, Jason, Betul, Isabelle & Sharon - LN3 Team

Specialist News - Grade 3-6 Athletics Carnival

 

On Friday we ran our very first BVPS Athletics Carnival. The students looked fantastic in their house colours and the day was a huge success, with everyone competing fairly and having lots of fun. Students competed in High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Discus, Shotput, 100m Sprint, 800m and House Relays. At the end of the day we presented awards to the Age Champions for the boy and girl in each age group who accumulated the most points.

We also announced the winning house - Johnstone with a massive 357 points! Erinbank came second on 355, Lilliput third on 283 and Lichfield 4th on 255. Congratulations to everyone who participated and earned points for their house!



AGE CHAMPIONS
8/9yo Boys - Hasan H
8/9yo Girls - Jiesikah T
10yo Boys - Jai H
10yo Girls - Paige D
11yo Boys - Riley C
11yo Girls - Lianttu F
12/13yo Boys - Kyu F
12/13yo Girls - Sefine T



 


Ash Macarthur Specialist PE Teacher

Specialist News - Digital Technologies

 

LN1

We celebrated World Emoji Day by learning to draw emojis on the iPads. Our students drew so many creative and amazing emojis using the iPad app Primary Storyboard. They have continued to use this app to create stories about how they get to school. Grade 2's have been learning to use the Numbers app to create simple graphs of birthdays and how students get to school.
 

LN2

Students have been learning to program together in pairs. They have been solving online coding puzzles involving the characters from Angry Birds. We have also been learning about cyber security and how to touch type.
 

LN3

All of our grade 5 and 6 students have started a full coding course in Code.org. For cybersafety we have reviewed some of the steps students can take if they encounter cyberbullying. We also have a great group of enthusiastic and dedicated students competing in the National Computer Science School Competition on Grok Learning.

 



Liam O'Grady Specialist Digital Technologies

 

Community News

 

Did you know that when children see their parents learning new things, they are more motivated in their own learning? Join one of our adult learning classes here at school.

* English class every Friday morning 9.00-11.00 am
* Sewing class every Wednesday morning 9.00-11.00am
* Computer skills every Tuesday afternoon 2.30-3.15pm
* Parents Club next meeting Wednesday 21st August 9.15 - 10.30am. All welcome.

If you'd like more information about any of our programs or about further education, TAFE or RTO certificate level courses, speak to Kirsten. 

 

Young Leaders News

 

On Friday we celebrated Principals Day. Our school captains Xavier and Sowmya presented Mrs Bianco with a bunch of flowers and read a poem they wrote for her at the Whole School Assembly. A huge thank you to Mrs Bianco and Mrs Standford who do so much for our school.

Take this poem as a token of our appreciation,
We shall always recognise your hardwork, hope and dedication.
On this day, we truly thank you,
For all that you've done and all that you'll do.
You've helped our school in each and every wonderful way,
Your contribution to this school, is something we couldn't possibly repay.
Because, on this day, we'd like to say,
We wish you a happy Principals Day.
Thank you Mrs Bianco.

 

 

 

Learners of the Week

 

Congratulations to our Learners of the Week from Week 3!



State School Relief Prep CSEF Uniform Package 2019

 

For all families with children in Prep that have a Health Care Card and have applied for the 2019 CSEF, you qualify for this pack. Please enquire at the office or call us on 9309 4066.