Welcome to the junior School for 2019!
The junior School Staff:
- Miss Byrnes – 1JB
- Mrs Garrett/Mrs Faulkner – 2LG (Student Wellbeing Coordinator)
- Mrs Roberts - 1/2R
- Mr Hamilton - 1/2H
Please feel free to come and speak to your child’s teacher or write a note if you have any questions or concerns. It is best to make an appointment to meet with the teacher through class dojo or call the office.
What’s Happening in Term 2, 2019?
After a busy Term 1, we have had an exciting start to Term 2 with the Colour Explosion Fun Run. The afternoon weather was picture-perfect and there was a carnival-type atmosphere, which the children really embraced. Everyone got into the spirit and had a wonderful time.
This term we have commenced our new inquiry unit called Water Worlds. The teachers are teaching this units using five stages which are: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate. Our excursion to Rickett’s Point Marine Sanctuary at the end of last term was a stimulating introduction to this unit and we have been building on from that experience to engage the students in the topic and start to explore what we all want to find out about water, based on our essential guiding questions on the topic.
The Junior area is continuing its strong focus on developing skills and abilities in reading, writing and maths. We are learning exposition/persuasive and information report styles of writing this term. We are also learning about cybersafety and digital storytelling.
We are enthusiastic about our learning this term and also looking forward to other school activities, such as the play King Arthur visiting Mossgiel Park PS.
From: The Junior Team