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Junior School News - 6 August

06, August 2020
Junior School News - 6 August

Jeans for Genes Day

A reminder that the Student Representative Council together with our Senior School Service Captains are conducting a fundraising event this Friday, 7 August to raise funds for the Jeans for Genes campaign. All students are encouraged to wear their jeans (no rips or tears) with their school sports uniform and closed in shoes on the day. Students are asked to bring along a gold coin donation on the day so the SRC can assist in raising much-needed funds for a very worthwhile campaign.

Senior School Academic Course Expo

The Senior School is hosting an Academic Course Expo on Tuesday, 11 August 2020. This is for students in Years 8, 9 and 10 to find out information about the subjects on offer in 2021. The Subject Exploration section of the Expo (6pm to 7pm) is also a great opportunity for parents and students in the Junior School to view subject areas that are available in the Senior School and ask questions about the subjects. There will be a range of people available, such as teachers and students currently studying the subject. An invitation from Mrs Cuthbert is on Parent Portal for parents and students in Years 4 to 6, however, if you have children in the younger year levels and are interested in attending you are more than welcome. If you are planning on attending you are asked to RSVP either via Parent Portal (Years 4 to 6) or those with younger children by contacting the Office via phone 0754375800 or email by no later than Sunday, 9 August.  A COVID Safe Plan will be emailed to those attending. 

Junior School Assembly

The next Junior School Assembly will be held at 8.30am on Wednesday, 12 August. The Year 2 class will be making a presentation and Merit Certificates will be awarded to selected students from each class. Unfortunately, at this stage parents will not be able to attend due to the ongoing government restrictions in place.

You Can Do It! Program

Our focus for the next two weeks of this term is on the ‘I am Honest’ Character Kid. Students will be involved in discussions about what strategies and behaviours help us be honest. They will be reminded that being honest includes behaviours such as:

  • Telling the truth
  • Telling others how they feel
  • Telling others when they want or need something

It would be appreciated if you could support this program at home as it helps reinforce the importance of these social behaviours that are central to all young people acquiring the social and emotional capabilities, they need to be successful in school, experience well-being and have positive relationships.

Kindergarten and Prep Enrolments for 2021

Applications are now open for enrolments for the 2021 school year. If your child is 4 years old by the 30 June 2021, they are eligible for Kindy in 2021 or if your child is 5 years old by the 30 June 2021, they are eligible for Prep in 2021. I would like to extend an invitation for you to make an appointment to tour the School and learn more about the Kindy and Prep program offered at Caloundra City Private School. Please contact Administration on 5437 5800 or by emailing admin@ccps.qld.edu.au for further information or to book a Tour.

Class News from 1LM

1LM recently welcomed the Year 9 students to our classroom to do some reading with us. We really enjoyed the expression and funny voices they made as they read some of our favourite picture books. We then got to show off our reading skills as we swapped roles and the Year 9’s listened to our reading.

In English rotations, we have started playing with a new sight word game called “Zingo”. It really challenges us to read and match our sight words in a fun way. It will definitely become a regular rotation activity. We have also been learning long vowel sounds. One activity that we have really enjoyed doing is “write the room”. Mrs Montgomery hides word cards around the room and we have to find them and record them on our sheet. Sometimes the clues are difficult, and we need to use our prior knowledge and new spelling skills to decode the word.

1LM students have been learning about the local weather in Geography. Last week, we had a STEAM project afternoon where Mrs Montgomery issued a challenge to build a shelter to protect a Lego man from a rainstorm. We had to decide what materials would be best to use, and what shape and size to make our shelter. Some shelters were totally 100% waterproof, while the Lego man got soaked whilst hiding inside some others, until a few adjustments were made.

 

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