Kindergarten Communication Notes

Term 2, Week 10 Memory Verse

"Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always."

1 Chronicles 16:11

Weekly Organisation
Monday
Assembly Week A, Chapel Week B
Tuesday
Wednesday
Sport, Library (Tomato & Rhubarb)
Thursday
Library (Watermelon)
Friday
Sport, Library (Cherry)

Term 2, Week 9

Important Information

Celebrations Around The World Day

Last week, Kindergarten participated in a History immersion day, focusing on learning all about different special celebrations around the world. Students had a wonderful day 'travelling' to each Kindy classroom, which were decorated to represent different countries - China, Outback Australia, India and the USA. They even took a "passport" with them! They immersed themselves in learning about National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Children's Day where they took part in Aboriginal games and damper making, as well as Chinese New Year, Diwali and Thanksgiving where they enjoyed creating a craft based on each celebration. We had some terrific discussions around empathising with others as we understand more about how others think and feel about special celebrations. Let us encourage you to keep those discussions going! A huge thank you to all those who helped to make this a really special day by sharing their celebrations with each class, preparing food for students to taste, cutting up craft resources and providing decorations!! Your support is much appreciated!

2021 Premier's Reading Challenge
Here is a list of books we have read in class that you could include as you log your child's PRC books online: 

All of Kindy: 

  • Pigeon Finds A Hot Dog, The by Willems, Mo 
  • Pigeon Wants A Puppy, The by Willems, Mo 
  • Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus by Willems, Mo 
  • The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Willems, Mo Kindy Tomato: 
  • Ada Twist Scientist by Beaty, Andrea & Roberts, David 
  • Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend, The by Santat, Dan 
  • Allergic Alpaca by Thomas, Kiah & Brecon, Connah 
  • Belinda by Allen, Pamela - Banjo and Ruby Red by Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya 
  • I'm green and I'm grumpy by Lester, Alison 

Kindy Cherry: 

  • Ada Twist Scientist by Beaty, Andrea & Roberts, David 
  • Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend, The by Santat, Dan 
  • Can I cuddle the moon? by Brown, Kerry & Stewart, Lisa 
  • Allergic Alpaca by Thomas, Kiah & Brecon, Connah 
  • I'm green and I'm grumpy by Lester, Alison 
  • The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Willems, Mo 
  • Allegro: a magical journey through 11 musical masterpieces by Miles, David & Barghigiani, Anita 

Kindy Rhubarb: 

  • Zogg and the Flying Doctors by Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel 
  • Clifford's Family by Bridwell, Norman 
  • Clifford the Firehouse Dog by Bridwell, Norman 
  • The Duckling Gets a Cookie by Willems, Mo 
  • The Pigeon has to go to School by Willems, Mo 

Kindy Watermelon: 

  • Painted Ponies, The by Lester, Alison 
  • Ada Twist Scientist by Beaty, Andrea & Roberts, David 
  • Adventures of Beekle The Unimaginary Friend, The by Santat, Dan 
  • Xander's Panda Party by Park, Linda Sue
  • Madeline Finn and The Library Dog by Papp, Lisa 
  • Sandcastle, The by Robertson, M P 
  • Sebastian Lives In A Hat by Catterwell, Thelma & Argent, Kerry 

We are also encouraging students to borrow PRC books from the Library each week, so make sure you record the titles of those books as well!

Mini Athletics Carnival
Today, students from ELC to Year 2 participated in the Mini Athletics Carnival event here at the College. Our Infants students had a fantastic time participating in a variety of sports events including Shot Put, Long Jump and Relay Races. The students supported their Sport Houses well and demonstrated great effort and perseverance throughout the day. Thank you to those who came along to enjoy the day!

History - Special Family Celebration
Please continue to support your child in preparing to share and answer questions about a celebration that is special to their family during Week 10. There is no requirement for students to have a speech written for this presentation but you may like to send in (emailed or printed) photos to assist your child. We look forward to seeing our students developing their public speaking skills as they share in front of their class. Please refer to further information sent on 7 June.

Kindy Art Showcase
On Tuesday, 22 June, Kindergarten will be holding a special Art Showcase to share some of our learning with you. Please join us from 9:10-9:45am, in the Auditorium, to see some of our fantastic artworks and hear about what we have been learning in Visual Arts this term. If you are able to attend, please sign in through the front office and make your way to the Auditorium.

Term 2, Week 7

Important Information

2021 Premier's Reading Challenge
Here is a list of books we have read in class that you could include as you log your child's PRC books online:

All of Kindy:

  • Edward the Emu by Knowles, Sheena & Clement, Rod
  • Edwina the Emu by Knowles, Sheena & Clement, Rod
  • Wendy by Gordon, Gus
  • Wombat Stew by Vaughan, Marcia & Lofts, Pamela
  • Stories for Simon by Sarzin, Lisa Miranda & Briggs, Lauren

Kindy Tomato:

  • Abigail by Rayner, Catherine
  • The Adventures of Bert by Ahlberg, Allan & Briggs, Raymond

Kindy Cherry:

  • Carla's Sandwich by Herman, Debbie & Bailey, Sheila
  • Guji-Guji by Chen, Chih-Yuan
  • Stellaluna by Cannon, Janell
  • A Tale of Two Beasts by Roberton, Fiona

Kindy Rhubarb:

  • Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy by Dodd, Lynley
  • Cooee Mittigar by Seymour, Jasmine and Mulgo Watson, Leanne

Kindy Watermelon:

  • Emily Loves To Bounce by King, Stephen Michael
  • The Terrible Suitcase by Allen, Emma & Blackwood, Freya
  • Clumsy Crab by Galloway, Ruth
  • Can I Cuddle the Moon by Brown, Kerry & Stewart, Lisa
  • A Bit of Company by Wild, Margaret & Harris, Wayne
  • Banjo and Ruby Red by Gleeson, Libby & Blackwood, Freya
  • Animals of Farmer Jones, The by Scarry, Richard
  • Allergic Alpaca by Thomas, Kiah & Brecon, Connah
  • The Highway Rat by Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel

We are also encouraging students to borrow PRC books from the Library each week, so make sure you record the titles of those books as well!

Love Hawkesbury - Community Service
It has been wonderful to hear about the many different jobs that our Kindy students have completed in order to serve others and raise money for Samaritan's Purse. If your child has completed jobs over the month of May as part of 'Love Hawkesbury', please ensure that you send your child's classroom teacher a note or email with a record of the service completed, so it can go towards your child's Community Service as part of the Norwest Challenge. Please share the total amount of time spent completing jobs, and a photo or two!

Reconciliation Week - Indigenous Education Incursion
As part of Reconciliation Week, our Infants students participated in an Indigenous Education incursion on Monday 31 May. Students had the opportunity to participate in a Didgeridoo show, story telling, Aboriginal song and dance, art, boomerang throwing and many other amazing experiences which taught them more about our First Nations People. It was a fabulous opportunity for our students to be immersed into Indigenous culture! During our History lessons in Week 6, our Kindy students also discovered the importance of 'Sorry Day' and the meaning of Reconciliation Week. We had some incredible discussions that helped to stretch our students' empathising muscles as they considered the impact of colonisation on Indigenous Australians.

History - Celebrations Around The World Day
Next week, on Wednesday 9 June, Kindy will immerse themselves in learning about Celebrations Around The World for the whole day, as part of our History unit this term. Students will move around each Kindy classroom to learn about a different celebration and participate in some exciting activities throughout the day... including enjoying some delicious cultural food prepared by some of our parents. We hope the day stretches our students' empathising muscles as they expand their knowledge of other cultures and celebrations that are special to them.

History - Special Family Celebration
To finish our learning in History this term, students will be sharing about a celebration that is special to their family during Week 10. Please assist your child to prepare for this presentation by referring to further details in the email sent earlier this week. There is no requirement for students to have a speech written for this presentation - it is instead meant to be an informal presentation to answer a few questions about the special celebration. We look forward to seeing our students developing their public speaking skills as they share in front of their class.

Uniform

  • If your child needs to wear a shirt underneath their uniform for extra warmth, please ensure that it is a plain white short-sleeved shirt. Any undershirts worn should not be seen, which means they should also be tucked into boys' pants and into sports shorts/pants.
  • A number of our students are stretching their persevering muscles as they take their blazers off each day (particularly if they have been buttoned up). Where possible, it would be helpful to give them opportunities to keep practicing the skill of unbuttoning their blazers at home.
  • Earrings: if your daughter is getting her ears pierced, please ensure that the earrings used from the start meet College uniform requirements. They must be plain silver or gold studs, no bigger than 5mm and with no gems.
  • Nail polish: students are unable to wear nail polish to school. Please email your child's classroom teacher, or send in a handwritten note to explain any issues regarding your child's uniform on the day of the issue. Thanks for your assistance with ensuring your child is meeting College uniform requirements.

Infants Mini Athletics Carnival
Our Infants Mini Athletics Carnival will be on Friday, 18 June. This will be an exciting time where students can stretch their skills in a range of athletic activities. We encourage students to wear their house shirts (or a shirt in their house colour) to get into their team spirit. Students have been learning a range of skills over the last few weeks and will continue to emulate a range of skills as they prepare for this day.

Term 2, Week 5

Important Information

2021 Premier's Reading Challenge
Here is a list of books we have read in class that you could include as you log your child's PRC books online:
All of Kindy:

  • The Pig in the Pond by Waddell, Martin & Barton, Jill
  • Monkey Puzzle by Donaldson, Julia & Scheffler, Axel
  • All through the Year by Godwin, Jane & Walker, Anna
  • The Hungry Caterpillar by Carle, Eric
  • Grandpa and Thomas by Allen, Pamela
  • Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles, Andrea & Parker-Rees, Guy
  • Look See, Look at Me by Norrington, Leonie & Huxley, Dee
  • Rosie's Walk by Hutchins, Pat

Kindy Tomato:

  • My Mum by Browne, Anthony
  • Josh by McLean, Janet

Kindy Cherry:

  • Library Lion by Knudsen, Michelle
  • My Grandad Marches on ANZAC Day by Hoy, Catriona
  • Pig the Pug by Blabey, Aaron

Kindy Rhubarb:

  • Pig the Pug by Blabey, Aaron
  • Mr McGee by Allen, Pamela
  • The Very Cranky Bear by Bland, Nick
  • Alpacas with Maracas by Cosgrove, Matt
  • The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Agee, Jon
  • Sunday Chutney by Blabey, Aaron
  • The Anzac Billy by Saxby, Claire & Jackson, Mark & Potter, Heather
  • Don't let the pigeon stay up late by Willams, Mo
  • Wait by Stanton Beck & Stanton Matt

Kindy Watermelon:

  • Pig the Pug by Blabey, Aaron
  • Wibbly Wobbly Street by Trewin, Trudie
  • Carla's Sandwich by Herman, Debbie
  • I Need My Monster by Noll, Amanda
  • Library Lion by Knudsen, Michelle
  • My Grandad Marches on ANZAC Day by Hoy, Catriona
  • Slug Needs a Hug by Willis, Jeanne
  • The Very Cranky Bear by Bland, Nick
  • The Bear Who Stared by Beedie, Duncan

We are also encouraging students to borrow PRC books from the Library each week, so make sure you record the titles of those books as well!

Celebrations Around the World Day  - Wednesday 9, June
A reminder that on Wednesday 9th June (Week 8), Kindergarten students will be participating in a special 'Celebrations Around the World Day' to enrich and support their learning in History. Please complete the Google Form where we would love for you to indicate any special occasions that are celebrated by your family (particularly cultural related events).

If you would like to help out with this event (e.g. provide decorations, prepare food etc.) or would be available on this date to share your family tradition (e.g. demonstrate a traditional activity, share an explanation etc.), please express your interest on the Google Form. If you would be interested in putting your name forward to volunteer onsite, please ensure you have completed the College's volunteer induction seminar (via the College website) and have provided reception with an up-to-date WWCC number.

We are really looking forward to this special day of celebrations!

Winter Uniform
The College Winter uniform has begun!

Effective Monday 10th May, students are 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.

Sport uniform remains unchanged and should continue to be worn on Wednesdays and Fridays. A reminder that the outer layer of warmth on Sport days is the sport jacket, with the College jumper to be worn underneath if needed. Students may wear a plain white short-sleeved undershirt for extra warmth; however, please ensure that the sleeves cannot be seen under the College shirt, sports shirt or dress. For any further information or clarification, please speak to your child's classroom teacher.


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Kind regards,
Miss Bown
Mrs Brian
Miss Knight
Mrs Li