Stage 3 Communication Note

Term 2, Week 10 Memory Verse

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

1 Chronicles 16:11

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 9
Important Information

Classroom Visit
Parents and carers are invited to visit Stage 3 classrooms on Wednesday 23 June (Week 10) from 2:20pm - 2:55pm. Students are excited to share what they've been learning in Science, Art and Drama! If you're planning to attend, please make sure you have let your child's teacher know. You will need to sign in at the College before heading up to classrooms.

Equipment Refresh
Half way through the year is a great time to check your child's pencil case to make sure they have all the equipment needed for learning every day. Throughout the year, items can become lost or fall into disrepair and need to be replaced. Items often missing include lead pencils, 30cm rulers, and headphones. The full equipment list is available under Letters, Notes and Forms on the Links section of the app, under the Stage 3 heading. Click here to see the 2021 Primary Equipment list.

Holiday Reading for the Premier's Reading Challenge
The upcoming holidays are a perfect opportunity for others to log more books before the challenge closes on Friday 20 August. Login details have previously been sent home with students. Please contact your child's teacher if a reminder is needed. Full details of the challenge can be found here.

Term 2 - Wonder by R. J. Palacio
This term in Reading we have been exploring the book 'Wonder' by R. J. Palacio. We have travelled with August (the main character) into his first year of middle school and empathised with him as he experiences the ups and downs of his new challenge. We developed our empathising skills further as we dove deeper into researching craniofacial disorders and developed powerful informative presentations to challenge each other to step into August's shoes.

Term 2, Week 7
Important Information

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

Puppetry- Sock Puppets
This term in Art and Drama students are planning and creating a puppet show, using a sock puppet. Your child requires a sock from home that is in good condition. Please discuss the type of sock with your child as they have a plan for their puppet.

Equipment for learning
A reminder that Stage 3 students are expected to bring all the equipment they need at school to be ready to learn each day. Throughout the year items can become lost or fall into disrepair and need to be replaced. Items often missing include lead pencils, 30cm rulers, and headphones. The full equipment list is available under Letters, Notes and Forms on the Links section of the app, under the Stage 3 heading. Click here to see the 2021 Primary Equipment List.

Love Hawkesbury - Community Service
It has been wonderful to hear about the many different jobs that our Stage 3 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!

Term 2 Writing
For the remainder of Term 2 students will be focusing on informative texts in Writing lessons. We are learning that informative texts can be powerful and that our words can influence a readers viewpoint and inform their understanding of the world. Students are creating print, visual, multimodal and digital texts that experiment with structure, language features and visual images to engage their audience.

Term 2, Week 5
Important Information

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

Puppetry - Sock Puppets
This term in Art and Drama students are planning and creating a puppet show, using a sock puppet. From next week, your child requires a sock from home that is in good condition. Please discuss the type of sock with your child as they have a plan for their puppet.

Winter Uniform

A reminder that students are now wearing Winter Uniform. 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 and have their shirts tucked in. Sport uniform remains unchanged. 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.
For any further information or clarification, please speak to your child's classroom teacher.

Upcoming Events
View upcoming activities on the College Home Page. Click here to read more.

Mrs Edey
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Mr Moore
Mrs O'Brien
Mrs Shaw