Room 3 - Year 1/2
Welcome everyone to Room 3.
Room 3 is a combined Year 1 and Year 2 class.
I am looking forward to an engaging, fun filled and fabulous year with such wonderful students.
This year our classroom assembly will be held during Term 3.
Monday: Library – Everyone needs a library bag to borrow a book from the library.
Tuesday: Digital Technology (Miss White)
Thursday: Art (Mrs Bradbury) and Sport (Miss Watt)
Room 5 - Year 2
I am happy to be a Year 2 teacher once again this year. Bucket Filling is something I am very enthusiastic about. It’s so easy and with a bit of thoughtfulness, we can make ourselves and others happier too. Room 5 will also be hosting an Assembly Item in Week 10 and hope to see you all there. Parents are welcome to come into our classroom after this to see some of the fantastic learning that has been happening so far! I am also looking forward to seeing as many parents as possible for our class information session being held in Week 3
8:30am – School begins
10:30am – Recess
12:00pm – Crunch and Sip
12:50pm – Play Lunch
1:15pm – Eating Lunch
2:50pm – School finishes
Tuesday-Library and Computer
Wednesday-Art (with Mrs Bradbury)
Wednesday- Digital Tech (with Miss Pestell)
Thursday-PE (with Miss Watt)
Friday-Music (with Miss Gallant)
Room 6 - Year 2/3
Our specialist classes are:
Wednesday: Art and LOTE (Yr 3’s only)
Room 7 - Year 4
Welcome to room 7!
My name is Miss Ferguson. 2018 will be my second year at South Kalgoorlie Primary school, teaching year 4. This year we are learning lots of new and exciting things! Please see a copy of our time table. Every day we have crunch and sip at 12pm. Please remind your child to bring fruit or vegetables with them. Our specialist days are Monday, Thursday and Friday. We also have library on Wednesday; I hope everyone is as excited about this wonderful year as I am!
Room 9 - Year 4/5
Welcome to Room 9.
My name is Mrs Kanaeda Tipene and I am your child’s classroom teacher for 2018. I look forward to working with you and your child this year.
Fitness/Crunch and Sip
The children participate in daily fitness. Students need to wear appropriate closed in footwear and bring a water bottle. All children need a school hat to wear and these must be worn at all times while out in the playground. We have crunch and sip between recess and lunch. Please make sure that your child has a piece of fruit. Children can also bring their water bottles into class to drink throughout the day. This needs to be brought inside in the morning along with their pencil cases and anything else they need.
In accordance with the Education Department’s guidelines, Homework will be an opportunity for students to extend themselves and consolidate what has been taught in the classroom. Homework will be inquiry based projects to develop creativity, research, time management and presentation skills. The projects will usually be allocated a two week timeframe and will need to be presented to the class. Although we encourage parents to talk to their children about their learning, we ask that parents foster independence in their children by letting them complete tasks as much as they can on their own.
In addition, students will be given other learning opportunities through programs such as Reading A – Z, Studyladder, ReadTheory, etc. Reading for at least 15 minutes a day is encouraged, and we ask for your support in this.
During Term Two the Year 5 students will participate in NAPLAN testing. In class we will be helping students to develop the strategies needed to remain calm and complete this test to the best of their ability. Children automatically feel pressure when they are asked to complete work silently and without any assistance, we ask that you place no additional pressure on them about expectations of results during this time leading to NAPLAN. Keep in mind that it is a one-off 40 minute snapshot of your child.
Student Leadership 2019
At the end of the year, Year 5 students will have the opportunity to nominate for Faction Leader or Student Councillors for 2019. Accepted nominations take into consideration student attitude and behaviour in all areas of schooling throughout the entire year.
To encourage good behaviour, we are using ClassDojo. This can also be used as a communication tool between parents and their teacher. Please bear in mind, that messages may not always be seen immediately so if there are any urgent matters, please contact the school directly. We will also be posting photo’s and information of the learning that will be taking place.
All students have a right to be shown respect and courtesy, as well as the opportunity for learning and sharing their ideas. In accordance with the school behaviour plan, students who make poor choices can expect the withdrawal of privileges to ensure that the learning environment continues to be a positive place for everyone. Furthermore, each child is expected and encouraged to take pride in themselves, their work and their belongings.
If you have any concerns or questions, or would just like an update on your child’s progress, feel free to contact your child’s teacher to make an appointment for a meeting. As a staff, we cannot make meetings on a Tuesday.
Room 13 - Year 3
Welcome to Room 13 and the start of another school year!
I hope you had a wonderful break and you are as excited as I am about the year ahead. My name is Ms Corrine Taurima-Isaako and I will be your child’s teacher. I have been teaching for five years. I have had three of my children attend South Kalgoorlie Primary School. I have been part of our school community as a teacher and parent for over 10 years. I have thoroughly enjoyed our first couple of weeks as a class and I am looking forward to a fantastic year of learning.
Hours: School commences at 8.30am. All children arriving at school after 8:10am, must wait in the canteen undercover area until the first siren at 8.30am. Children who arrive after 8.45am must go to the office to obtain a late note. The school day ends at 2.50 pm. This semester your child will finish their Wednesday in L.O.T.E class with Mrs Sambo in Room 22.
Behaviour Management: Room 13 is excited about Class Dojo. This is an interactive classroom management system that allows students, teachers and parents to communicate and reflect on student progress. It is fun and engaging for students and enables us, as teachers, to ensure our parents see what is happening in our classroom. Parent invites have been sent home on your child’s first day. It is as simple as downloading the free app and signing in. Below are some of the amazing stories we have posted so far. Please sign up today!
SKPS uses 123 Magic emotional coaching behaviour management system at a whole school level. This system gives students many chances to make correct choices. If your child is not following our established school or class rules, their name moves along the chart. If they reach a third warning a reprimand is given. These are as follows.
Level 1 (3rd warning) – 5 minutes timeout.
Level 2 (3rd warning) -10 minutes timeout.
Level 3 (3rd warning) – Buddy class to complete work.
Level 4 (4th warning) – Sent to office and parents or caregiver contacted and consequences determined. Extreme negative behaviour is an immediate office referral.
Healthy Classroom: As a ‘Crunch and Sip’ certified school students are invited to bring a bottle of water to place on their desks to sip throughout each day. They are encouraged to bring fruit or veg into class. This is to help concentration and promote healthy eating habits. Crunch and sip is at 12:00 pm daily.
Learning and Lessons: There is a wide range of learning experiences offered to support your child to meet their learning goals. This includes the following subject areas;
|· STEM – Including Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,
· Science- Biological and Chemical,
· English-Reading and Viewing, Writing, Speaking and Listening,
· Mathematics – Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability,
|· Technologies-Design and Technology and Digital Technology,
· Humanities and Social Sciences – History and Geography and
· Health and Physical Education- Personal, Social and Community Health.
Weekly schedules include:
|Monday||Library and Computers-Students must supply a suitable Book Bag to be able to borrow. Students are encouraged to borrow every week||Ms Taurima-Isaako|
|Wednesday||L.O.T.E: Languages Other than English. Students are learning the local Aboriginal language of Wongutha.
|Mrs Amanda Sambo
Miss Toni Gallant
|Friday||Physical Education||Miss Jessica Watt|
NAPLAN: Students in Year 3 are expected to sit NAPLAN tests on Tuesday 15th May to Thursday 17th of May. Students will sit tests in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Language Conventions and Numeracy. Throughout this term we will be preparing your child by making them familiar with NAPLAN style testing through the introduction of sample tests and questions. For more information on NAPLAN visit http://www.nap.edu.au/
Homework: Read! Read! Read! Your child is encouraged to read as much as possible. Your child will have access to a selection of home reading books which they can exchange each day. Additional tasks will be provided. Please return homework books each Friday to ensure it is ready for new work on Monday.
Parent Help: Help is always welcomed and appreciated. This term I am looking for parent help to read with students each morning. This will take as much or as little time as you can spare. If you are available please contact me. Other tasks that I would appreciate an extra set of hands for; creating resources for the classroom, tidying our raised garden in Term Two and assistance with classroom excursions or activities. Feel free to speak to me, or email me, if you would like to arrange a time that suits you to come in.
Assembly: Assembly takes place every second Friday of the term (even weeks) and begins at 8:45 am. You are most welcome to come and join in the celebration. When your child is receiving a merit certificate I endeavour to notify you, preferably on Class Dojo or phone.
Newsletters and Notices: You can also the newsletter via our school website, through the “Skoolbag” app and our Facebook page which is regularly updated.
If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact me. I am always happy to answer any questions you have or to provide more information on your child’s progress. Email and Class Dojo are effective methods for brief communications. Alternately, appointments during non-teaching time or straight after school are welcome. Mornings are otherwise, very busy and difficult to dedicate time for impromptu chats. Tuesday afternoons are set aside for school meetings and therefore generally unavailable. Feel free to reach me at Corrine.Taurima-Isaako(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)education.wa.edu.au. I look forward to continued collaboration with you, throughout the year.