Stage 3 Communication Note

Term 2, Week 4 and 5 Memory Verses

"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1 

"Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God." 1 John 5:5 

Weekly Organisation
Monday
Chapel (Week A), Assembly (Week B)
Tuesday
Y5 Elderberry Library (Week A)
Wednesday
S3 Sport
Thursday
Y6 Plum Music & Library (Week A), Y6 Grape PE & Library (Week B), Y5/6 Blackcurrent PE & Library (Week B), Y5 Beetroot Library (Week A)
Friday
Y6 Plum PE & Library (Week A), Y5 Elderberry PE, Y5 Beetroot PE

Term 2, Week 3
Important Information

Winter Uniform
The College Winter uniform will commence after Mother's Day and continue until Father's Day.

Effective Monday, 10 May, students will be expected to wear full Winter uniform as follows:
For all students, the College blazer must be the outer most layer of uniform worn and must be worn over the formal uniform when arriving and departing from the College each day. For girls, the College charcoal grey stockings must be worn in lieu of the white College socks with College trim. Girls may choose to wear the College long pants and blouse as an alternative to their dress.
For boys, the College long pants must be worn in lieu of shorts. Stage 3 boys are also required to wear the College tie.

For any further information or clarification, please speak to your child's classroom teacher.

We are Learning: History
To begin our term in History, Stage 3 students will be conducting their own historical inquiry on the Eureka stockade. Over the coming weeks, they will seek to answer the question: How did the Eureka Stockade impact on and shape the Australian colony? Using a historical inquiry process to answer this question will require students to connect with the topic, form a hypothesis, find supporting evidence in primary and secondary sources, and communicate their findings.

Premier's Reading Challenge
The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge is well underway for 2021. The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure, and every year we have a large number of students complete the Challenge. Your child received their login details on a sticker attached in Term 1. Lists of the books that are included in the Challenge can be found at https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/booklist/home.html We are looking forward to seeing our students enthusiastically completing the 2021 PRC!

Afternoon Collection

We encourage you to arrive after 3:10pm for afternoon 'Kiss and Go'. When exiting the school carpark of an afternoon, we respectfully ask that you turn left onto McCulloch Street from Regent Street. We appreciate this may minimally lengthen the drive home but will significantly improve and prioritise traffic flow for all vehicles.

Also note that the Short Term Car Park should only be used if your child is being called via our 'Kiss and Go' process. Please do not park your car in the short term car park and walk into the College to collect your child. If you would like to collect your child on campus, ensure that you park on the street to allow for a quick and easy flow of traffic. If you require a new sign for your car with your child/ren's names, please let their classroom teacher know and they will organise another one to be sent home. Thank you for your assistance in supporting the smooth flow of Afternoon Collection processes for our community.

Happy Mother's Day
It was lovely to see many Mothers on Tuesday at the College's annual Mother's Day Breakfast. We hope that all the Mothers who attended enjoyed the opportunity to connect with students and other members of the Norwest Community. We wish all our Mums a very happy Mother's Day on Sunday!

Term 1, Week 9

Important Information

SPM's
What a wonderful opportunity to meet together to celebrate the learning journey of your children and to set goals. Thank you for taking the time to meet together. We look forward to continued partnership in your child's learning journey.

Equipment, Labelling & Uniforms
The holidays are a great time to restock pencil case items. Please check whether your child needs pencils or other items replaced and ensure that belongings are clearly labelled with their name. Please also take the time to check if uniforms need to be let out or repaired - particularly hemlines and winter uniforms.

Premier's Reading Challenge
We are excited to announce that we have launched the 2021 Premier's Reading Challenge with our students! The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure, and every year we have a large number of students complete the Challenge. Please refer to further information sent via email on Wednesday 31 March. Your child should have received their login details on a sticker attached to their Home Learning. Please contact your child's class teacher or our PRC Coordinators on [email protected] if you haven't received the details. The holidays are a fantastic time for students to read books to count towards the PRC! Lists of the books that are included in the Challenge can be found at https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/booklist/home.html

We are looking forward to seeing our students enthusiastically completing the 2021 PRC!

Easter Holidays
We wish you all a great Easter Holiday where we again have the wonderful opportunity to celebrate the greatest sacrifice our Lord God, through His Son Jesus Christ, made for us. John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. How blessed are we!

Term 1, Week 7
Important Information

SPM's
What a wonderful opportunity to meet together to celebrate the learning journey of your children and to set goals. Thank you for taking the time to meet together. We look forward to continued partnership in your child's learning journey.

Equipment, Labelling & Uniforms
The holidays are a great time to restock pencil case items. Please check whether your child needs pencils or other items replaced and ensure that belongings are clearly labelled with their name. Please also take the time to check if uniforms need to be let out or repaired - particularly hemlines and winter uniforms.

Premier's Reading Challenge
We are excited to announce that we have launched the 2021 Premier's Reading Challenge with our students! The NSW Premier's Reading Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure, and every year we have a large number of students complete the Challenge. Please refer to further information sent via email on Wednesday 31 March. Your child should have received their login details on a sticker attached to their Home Learning. Please contact your child's class teacher or our PRC Coordinators on [email protected] if you haven't received the details. The holidays are a fantastic time for students to read books to count towards the PRC! Lists of the books that are included in the Challenge can be found at https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/booklist/home.html

We are looking forward to seeing our students enthusiastically completing the 2021 PRC!

Easter Holidays
We wish you all a great Easter Holiday where we again have the wonderful opportunity to celebrate the greatest sacrifice our Lord God, through His Son Jesus Christ, made for us. John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. How blessed are we!

Term 1, Week 7
Important Information

Stage 3 Bathurst Camp
Stage 3 students and teachers had a wonderful time while on Bathurst Camp 2021. We would like to share our wholehearted appreciation to the parents who came along and helped support in so many ways. Thanks to Jonathan Hoffman, Katie Hatton, Brenda Warren, Mel Malcolm and Sue Jones. Students had a great time participating in a range of Colonial Australian activities such as damper making, building canvas tents, blacksmith jobs and gold panning as well as visiting museums and the Jenolan Caves. These first hand experiences allow students to deepen their knowledge of our History content and help build deepen friendships.

Afternoon Collection
Following on from Mr Wood's email regarding Afternoon Collection, students will not be released until 3.10pm. We encourage you to arrive after 3:10pm for afternoon 'Kiss and Go'. We ask that you turn left onto McCulloch Street from Regent Street (no right turn or going straight). We appreciate this may minimally lengthen your drive home but will significantly improve traffic flow in the afternoon. Also note that the Short Term Car Park should only be used if your child is being called via our Kiss and Go process. Please do not park your car in the short term car park and walk into the College to collect your child. If you would like to collect your child on campus, ensure that you park on the street to allow for a quick and easy flow of traffic. If you require a new sign for your car with your child/ren's names, let their classroom teacher know and they will organise for another one to be sent home. Thank you for your assistance in supporting the smooth flow of Afternoon Collection processes for our community.

SPM's
Student Progress Meetings (SPMs) are an important part of the home-school partnership. SPMs will be held on Tuesday, 30 March and Wednesday, 31 March. Bookings are now open and appointments can be booked online by selecting the Interview Bookings tile on the NWCC Parents page of the College website. It is imperative that your child attend the SPM as they will evaluate their learning and set goals for themselves.

Home Learning
Home Learning has commenced for all Year 5 and Year 6 students. It is assigned each Friday and is due for completion by the following Thursday.
Our goal for Home Learning is that it helps students to grow in confidence and enjoyment as a learner. Home Learning in Stage 3 consists of:
- Challenge Activity posted on Canvas
- Mathematics Activities via Mathletics
- Times Table Fluency Activity
- Home Reading. Year 5- 15 mins reading a night. Year 6- 20 mins reading a night

Throughout the year, students in Year 6 will complete additional activities to help them prepare for Home Learning expectations in High School. These activities will vary in length and may be assigned outside of the typical weekly Home Learning cycle.

Cross Country
The College Cross Country will be held on Thursday, 1 April 2021 (last day of Term) at the College. Students are encouraged to wear their house coloured sports shirt with College sports shorts. Parents are welcome to attend, however there will be a sign-in arrangement in place. Please refer to the email sent out last week for further details.

Linewize Software install
IT has sent out instructions to all students in Year 3 to 12 on how to install the necessary certificate on their devices in order to use the College network. We will make the certificate compulsory on 1 April 2021, which gives students sufficient time to complete the process.
Should you need assistance with this, please refer to the instructions sent out and email your child's class teacher. Where students do not have admin rights on their devices (like many Primary Students) they will need your assistance with this process.


Upcoming Events
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