NAPLAN DATES TO REMEMBER The National testing started today for our th May 11 -14th NAPLAN testing (years years 3, 5 and 7 students. The Reading 3,5 & 7) component of the testing is on tomorrow and May 12th – assembly room 1 Numeracy testing will be on Thursday. May 26th – assembly rooms 15 & 16 Students who are absent for any or all of the May 27th – excursion rooms 7 & 8 testing will sit the test/s on Friday. Students who are absent for the whole week will not be able to sit the tests as we are directed to post tests off for marking on Monday. You can help your child perform at their optimum during testing by ensuring they get a good night’s sleep and have a healthy breakfast which includes slow release energy foods such as porridge and bananas. If parents have any questions or concerns about the testing they should speak to the classroom teacher or a Deputy Principal. BUILDING UPDATE Last week I attended a building meeting and received a tour of the new teaching block which is nearing completion. Most of the building is finished and fixtures and internal fittings are the next part to be done. Completion and handover dates are changing regularly but we still plan to move classes into the building in the last week of term so that students and teachers can start term three in the new classrooms. WALK TO SCHOOL DAY Well done to all the students (and parents) that walked to school last Friday. In our whole school population we had over 80% of students walking. Rooms 11 and 18 had the most students walking with 96% and 93% of the classes walking. Thank you to the staff who came in early to cut up fruit for those students walking. Rockingham Council assisted us with some funding for Walk to School Day which went towards the purchasing of fruit. ROAD CHANGES You have no doubt noticed that the dual carriage way on Warnbro Sound Rd was opened last week. The road changes means that cars travelling south along Warnbro Sound Rd cannot turn right into Maratea Pde and to access Kiss-n-Drive cars will have to go around the round about and re-enter Warnbro Sound Rd travelling north. So to, exiting Maratea Pde cars can only turn left onto Warnbro Sound Rd. These changes place added pressure on Kiss-n-Drive and we thank parents for their patience when driving around the school. The school’s Roadwise committee expressed their concerns with the changes when they were originally tabled twelve months ago but unfortunately alternatives were not considered. HEALTHY EATING AND CRUNCH & SIP Having a daily Crunch&Sip break also promotes good dental health. The best snack foods are low in sugar, making fresh fruit and vegetables the perfect snack. Dried fruit is in the permitted food list for Crunch&Sip, however we encourage parents to limit dried fruit as it contains concentrated sugar and tends to cling to teeth, increasing the risk of tooth decay. This risk is heightened if children graze on dried fruit throughout the day. We are seeing more fruit straps and bars in children’s lunch boxes and these are featuring more on supermarket shelves and are often marketed as a simple way for kids to get their daily fruit. However, while some of these products may not contain added sugar, often more than half the product is fructose (naturally occurring sugar in fruit) and is not permitted for Crunch & Sip. While these bars can be an occasional snack (as an alternative to chips or lollies) make sure that fresh fruit stays on the menu. Check out the list of permitted foods for Crunch & Sip at www.crunchandsip.com.au/interface/pdf/PermittedFoodAndDrink.pdf Lisa Fletcher Attendance Bulletin School Arrivals – We have some students who are arriving late to school on a regular basis. This means they miss the start of fitness and cannot always locate their class. It also means they are not as well-prepared for the day ahead. Please help your child to have a comfortable and productive day, and ensure they arrive at school in good time. Absences It is a legal requirement that all absences are explained, that is a reason must be provided for the absence. For Example it is not sufficient to say “my child was absent with my permission.” We need “My child was absent due to …..” Please ring the school or provide written notification as soon as possible if your child is absent. Thank you for support with monitoring attendance. You are helping us to make sure our students are safe. Literacy Corner Hi, I am Miss Stone and welcome to Literacy Corner. I have been teaching at Secret Harbour Primary School for four years. This year I have taken on the role as Literacy Specialist Teacher (LST). I am currently teaching in Pre-Primary 1 on Mondays and Tuesdays and working in the position as LST on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday. This term, I am working in the year four classrooms. I am really enjoying working with some of my past students and seeing their progress. I will be contributing to the fortnightly newsletter with hints and tips for We write for a variety of purposes. Here I am continuing the literacy learning process at home, so writing in my travel diary whilst waiting for the stay tuned! train to Narita Airport in Tokyo in January 2010. Dinner time discussion: Brainstorm with your child Miss Stone ☺ some purposes for writing in everyday life. Golf Coast Real Estate - Local business supporting our community since 1996. For all your Real Estae needs, call us on 9524 8880 or 0438 680 808 or visit www.golfcoast.com.au PROPERTY MANAGER 'R' US. MERIT CERTIFICATES Numeracy News Understanding how mathematics works and how it is used in everyday Mitchell Wrankmore situations is important for all children. Parents can have a huge impact Kiarah Kirk on how confident and capable their children are in knowing and Latisha Hamilton applying mathematical thinking. By involving your children in everyday activities at home you can improve your child’s mathematical Harry Bolan knowledge. Bailey Ainsworth The more your child joins in, the more maths will make sense. Children Brianna Carbone will learn that it is not just about numbers. Maths also involves shapes, Jonathan Cooper direction, position and measuring things. Adam Goodbody Some Tips for involving your child in everyday maths activities; Emma Lyons • Let your child set the table. How many knives, forks, cups etc. will we need? Have we got enough? Kyah Tocknell Jessica Green • Involve your child in cooking- measure and weigh ingredients, read and work out fractions like ½ and a ¼. Charlotte Wood • Plant a vegetable garden- measure the distance between plants/ Chad Booth seeds and count out seeds to plant. Josh Stringer • Use a map book to find your way to a destination- use grid Hannah Fields references. Oscar Low • Talk to your child about the time- use digital and analogue clocks. Leslie Russell Ask them; How long until…? How long have we been…? Campbell Rankin Let your child pay at the shops for small things (using real money). Ask Bayley Phillips them; How much money do you need? How much money do you have? How much change will you get? Mikayla Bettencourt Grace Quaid An interactive maths web site for 4-11year olds Amy Slater http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/numeracy.shtml Lynden Hughes Jacob Teasdale Jesse Bushby Sarah Couzens Bailey Edwards Sophie Wiffen WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY Gemma Ramage On Friday many of the students at Chelsea Cassels Secret Harbour Primary School Bailey Bramwell participated in Walk safely to School Rachel Gillies day. Amy Kenworthy The Walk Safely to School Day is aimed Jai Hainsworth at making school children more active Zac Kennedy and healthy. Shauna Gray Jackson Russell Benefits of walking to school are: Mathew Webster Lucy Dadds • Walking to school eases traffic congestion by less cars on the road. Chad Booth • Eases global warming by reducing Breyton Newlands car dependency. Olivia Dean • Active Kids are healthy kids! Jadelyn Jinman Harry Richens Kara Robson Golf Coast Real Estate - Local business supporting our community since 1996. For all your Real Estae needs, call us on 9524 8880 or 0438 680 808 or visit www.golfcoast.com.au PROPERTY MANAGER 'R' US. P&C News Brand New! Entertainment Value Books now available Early orders receive free sample vouchers. Book now includes more Mandurah Fremantle business's. Some flyers have gone out to students with the rest to follow shortly. Remember $13 for each book goes to the school to help with buying various items for the students. If you would like to order books, order forms are available at the school reception or contact Lorry Rule 0416 951948. Order deadline has been extended until Friday 14th May 2010. Billy G's Cookie Dough Due to popular demand Cookie Dough will be available to order this Term and flyers will be sent out shortly. UNIFORM SHOP NEWS • Polo shirts are now in stock • Letterman Jackets are due in soon WINTER CLEARANCE ITEMS Beanie with logo $5 Beanie with peak and logo $7 Cargo Pants (all sizes) $15 Long sleeve surf top (size 16 only) $10 Jenny Miskelly—Uniform Co Ordinator PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO EFTPOS FACILITIES—CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY AUDITIONS—THE GRADUATE COLLEGE OF DANCE Our annual Auditions are being held soon. The college offers a comprehensive eight year curriculum for students considering a career in dance and related vocations. Students are able to combine full-time dance studies with TER academic course-work. An Introductory Dance Performance Course is also available for younger students. 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