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Term 2 Week 3

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Yippppeeee it’s week 3 and 5H will be conducting secret Mother’s Day making!  SSSsshhhhhhhhhh!   EXTRA CURRICULAR OPTIONS FOR EARLY BIRDS We are so lucky to have such fantastic, giving specialist teachers at OLC.   At the moment your children have the opportunity to join in: Choir - Tuesday mornings with Mrs Sherborne at 8am in the Library. Running Club - Wednesday mornings with Mrs Sinclair at 8am on the oval. Students are to bring sneakers. Dance Club - Friday mornings at 8am with Mrs Haines in the Hall! Students are not to arrive at school before 8.20am unless it is for a scheduled event/meeting. If you need to drop your child earlier than this, please note that they will need to wait outside the office in the main courtyard. They are not remain outside of classrooms, play in the undercover area or oval as there is no supervision in place for these times. MAKING JESUS REAL IN 5H On Wednesday, we were very lucky to have a visit from Peter Mitchell (M

Term 2 Speaking Challenge and Schedule

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   Hi everyone, our theme this term is "Someone who Inspires me and Why?  On Thursday I modeled a presentation on someone who inspires me. That person for me is the famous Australian cricketer and coach, Justin Langer. I am sharing my notes/palm cards that I used (see below). I went through this with the class and emphasised that the structure of their presentation is a bit like a writing piece - Introduction, body and conclusion. I also tried to emphasise the assessment criteria (see last week's blog post) and the use of gestures, tone and expression. (Our focus for the term.) I did take feedback from the class after my presentation. I'm sure my ego will be restored in a few days time after some good counselling.... Speaking and Listening Challenge   Term 2 - “Who is someone that inspires you and why? This could be someone in your life, a parent, sibling, cousin, uncle, aunty, friend or someone you know about and that could be famous. Think about the reasons why thi

Welcome to Term 2!

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Welcome to Term 2, 5H families!  We have an action packed 11 weeks of learning ahead of us!  But first to recap on the end of Term 2!  PARENT MEETINGS  It was so wonderful to have you in our 5H learning space to discuss your child. We really enjoyed sharing their strengths and discussing their focus areas with you. We hope you had time to share their GROWTH MINDSET booklet with them over the holidays and keep it handy for those moments that your child might need a positive mindset boost. If you are interested in working on this area with your child, then a recommended website is https://biglifejournal.com.au/ If you sign up for their weekly newsletter you can access great free printables. The site also has a link to an excellent podcast for your child to listen to. We will be following up on any areas discussed in the meetings over the next couple of weeks.  OUR EASTER STORY  Your children made us so proud in the way they presented the Easter Story to the rest of the school in the fina

Term 1 Week 9

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  BEARS TO SHOW WE CARE Thank you for embracing our mission fundraiser this term. An outstanding amount of $385 was raised and the children loved having their “special guests” at school for the day! Beary successful! FIRST AID Well done to all the students this week for their responsible listening and learning on Friday during their first aid lesson from one of local ambulance officers.  Hopefully your child discussed with you some of the skills they learnt.   PARENT MEETINGS  It has been lovely to meet with parents to discuss our 5H students and to have the opportunity to celebrate your child’s strengths and set them some future learning goals.    At the end of our meetings, we give you a Growth Mindset booklet that your child worked on in their early days in 5H.   Please take the time to sit and read through this with them, as it is a valuable skill for the children to develop, that will assist their learning in areas they find challenging. OUR EASTER STORY  As you are aw

Term 1 Week 8

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  To our 5H parents, Please find our upcoming events below Parent Teacher Interviews Parent teacher interviews commence this week. We are very excited to properly meet many of you! Thank you to those of you that have already made a booking. If you have not been able to access the form on your phone (a computer is a better way to open the form), then feel free to email and we can call you with the remaining availability.   If you need to swap times, the form link we sent remains an interactive booking sheet so feel free to change as needed.   Our meetings are designed to give you a brief overview of how your child is progressing with a focus on literacy and numeracy. We will also discuss your child's work habits and you will have time at the end of the session to raise any questions or concerns that you have.  We would appreciate it i f you can please make a note of your time and ensure that you are on time. As we are on time constraints, each meeting will run for 10 -15 minut

Term 1 Week 7

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  SWIMMING LESSONS The students have been working hard during their swimming lessons.  They have been commended on their effort by their swimming teachers and congratulated by us for using their growth mindsets to keep smiles on their dials, even on those cloudy days! Swimming lessons continue this week, so we have another five days of sport uniform.   A BIG thank you to everyone for being so organised for swimming lessons every day last week!   Please ensure your child has all the items they need for their lessons each day this week including: sunscreen, rashies, googles, bathers, thongs, towel and spare undies. PLEASE NOTE: There is no assembly or library while swimming lessons are on. As per last week, our class is unable to order our lunches from the canteen as we eat lunch at 12:00pm.                                       WHEELS AFTER MEALS This Tuesday, the 15 th of March, Mr Lee is inviting all students from Years 1 to 6 to join in some fun for “wheels after meals”.