Welcome back to Term 2. It has been fantastic to see everyone return to school ready for learning after the extended Easter and Term break. The weather was glorious over the holidays, however, it has chilled down a lot since our return.
Coming into the cold and flu season, it’s important that we all continue to keep healthy and safe. To ensure we can keep on top of COVID and also cold and flu, make sure you:
- be alert to any symptoms of cold or flu that you or your child may exhibit
- get tested for COVID if you or your child have symptoms
- practise good hygiene, such as covering coughs and sneezes and washing hands
- if you or your child do get sick, stay at home until symptoms has passed, even if a COVID test is negative
Remember, symptoms include fever, tiredness, cough, headache, sore throat, sniffling and sneezing.
To keep our school safe, we are still:
- continuing with increased cleaning
- making sure there is plenty of soap, sanitiser and tissues available
- applying restrictions to large gatherings of adults and encouraging physical distancing
- requiring visitors to check-in on our sites
Somerset ANZAC Service
On Sunday, we had around 50 students from Kinder to Grade 6 represent our school or other community organisations at the Somerset ANZAC Service. It was a beautiful morning as we assembled down on the esplanade and then marched around to the Cenotaph. Our older students did a great job assisting our early childhood students, even giving them reminders about how to stand quietly. It was also wonderful to see some of our past students display courage and talk on behalf of the Scouts and Guides.
Thank you to the Waratah-Wynyard Council, Lions Club and the Wynyard Historical Society for their book donations, they are much appreciated.
NWPSSA Athletic Team
Congratulations to Miller, Ella, Toby, Jacobi and Lara for being selected in the NWPSSA Athletic Team which will compete in the State Athletics carnival on the 6th May in Launceston. It is a great accomplishment being selected in the team and I’m sure they will give their best effort and compete in a sporting and fair way.
They will be competing in the following events
Best of luck and we look forward to hearing about your efforts.
5A and 5B worked together on our Geography Inquiry on ‘places around the world and environmental characteristics’ during Term 1. The students employed their learning assets of being self-managers, thinkers and researchers in order to complete an individual inquiry relating to one of the below. Each of the three options were explored in detail leading up to their individual inquiry over the last two weeks of term.
A considerable amount of self assessment was integral to this work. Students had rubrics, questions and bump up ideas to assist them. Learning to reflect on and improve their skills and strategies in order to aim for higher achievement is an ongoing process transferrable across all areas of the curriculum.
There were a range of presentation options, including reports, projects, dioramas, pamphlets, powerpoint presentations and booklets. Here are just some of the student’s work.
Location of major countries of the world in relation to Australia.
|Influence of people, including Aboriginal and Torres St Islander People on the environment of Australian places.||Impact of bushfires, floods on the environment and communities and how people can respond.|
Pod 1 are excited to share how we embody our value, To Dream- a culture of high expectation and high achievement, in all our learning. All students are working towards their own learning goals and celebrating their personal achievements. Here is a snapshot from Marli, Charlie, Tiago and Cooper. Use the camera on your smart phone to listen to these students describe how they’ve improved already and their new goals for learning.
Miss Ross came to our recess line up to celebrate the commitment to learning that Quade, Amelia, Jep, Riley, Eleanor, Charlie, Harvey and Matilda have shown by reading for 50 nights at home.
Mrs T-F had a wonderful trip around the classes capturing some examples of learning. Take a look!
This year is the 21st Anniversary of ‘Walk Safely to School Day’.
To increase our participation in Walk Safely to School Day with the theme of ‘Active Kids are Smarter Kids’, adults from our school community will be supervising groups of students to walk to school on Friday, 14th May.
Hotondo Homes (old City Mission sight) Bass Highway leaving at 8.20am with Cindy, Mrs Fisher and Mrs Gale
Lyons Street (top of Zig Zag Track) leaving at 8:30am with Mrs Jaffray and Miss Evans
Somerset Basketball Centre leaving at 8:35 with Mrs Pearce
Oak Avenue/McKenzie Drive leaving at 8:35 with Mrs Lloyd
Parents/carers are required to ensure that the school has been provided with the most up to date Medical Action Plans for their child/ren. Medical Action Plans should be updated each year. Medical Action Plans are usually issued for students with Asthma, Allergies and Anaphylaxis, amongst other things. If your child has been issued with a Medical Action Plan, please ensure that we have an updated copy so we can provide the best care possible for your child at school by having the most up to date information. Please contact the office on 6435 1114 if you have any questions.
Our annual Mother’s Day Stall will be held on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th May. We ask if you could please send your child with a maximum of $5. Items cost between $1 & $5.
Please keep an eye out on Facebook for class days.
School photo day is fast approaching. It will be held on Wednesday 26th May only, contrary to student order forms. Due to the change in structure we will be able to have them all completed in one day. Sibling photos will be taken first thing in the morning from 8.30, please bring your order form (available from the office) with you on the day complete with order reference number.
You will also notice a big change to the order form. The preference is for online ordering, sibling photos included. If however you do not have access to this facility please collect an order envelope from the office.