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Christmas Market 18th December


Dear Parents

We really appreciate your support and participation on the 13 December Christmas Singalongs. it was a fabulous event for the children to perform in front of the parents and families.

It was unfortunate to change the date for Christmas Market due to severe weather warnings. Tomorrow we hope to see lots of families come along and spend the time at the market with kids. We thank for the families who donate items for the market and volunteer to make jelly. Class 518 doing henna on hands, 519  doing jelly cups and 520 doing face painting at the market stalls.

For class 519 Jelly stall, we would like to have children come and hold the market stall volunteering  30 minutes. The teachers are supervising children during the time they volunteer at the market stall.  The market will run from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Here is the list of the children and their time allocation for jelly stall.

Time allocation Children
4:00 – 4:30 Emily  –  Ella- Yagmur
4:30 – 5:00 John – Zahyin – Kyla
5:00 – 5:30 Xena  – Zayliah – Prashil
5:30 – 6:00 Rhiannon  – Jessica
6:00 – 6:30 Ajoh  Arou Farman



Sushi Day!



Genius Hour Project Presentations


Dear Parents

We would really appreciate your presence at our ‘Genius Hour Project Presentation’ at 2:20 pm in Room  18, 19 & 20 on the Thursday 15 November and Friday 16th November. Hope you can come and enjoy our presentations and give your feedback. Thank you!

PS Children decided which day, either Thursday or Friday they present their project. Please check with your child the day he/she presents so you would not miss his/her presentation thank you.

Year Five children and the teachers.

519 Assembly


Dear Parents

519  is hosting their class assembly next week, 5th September. All parents are welcome! Please come and encourage your children, we really appreciate your presence at our assembly.

519 team.

Family Math Night


Inquiry Learning – How the World Works


This term our inquiry learning on How the World Works runs through until the end of week 6.

The central idea the Year Five children work on is Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity.

The children will be inquiring

  • Why electricity needs a complete circuit
  • The features of a circuit
  • Different electrical conductors and insulators
  • How moving air and water can generate electricity
  • How solar Panels can generate electricity

We encourage families to discuss what the children learn during inquiry learning and question them to challenge their thinking with the evidence or conclusion the children have come up during the learning experiences they have had at school.   Here are some experiences children had so far.

Excursion to NGV


New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is currently exhibiting at the National gallery of Victoria. In their display they have works from Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Vincent Van Gogh and many more.

We have organised our Year five children to participate, engage, view over 200 artwork and to draw connections to their own art making and learning about in class.

The excursion is on the Friday 10th August.

The children will meet at Merinda Park station 8:30 sharp. (Teachers are available from 8:20)

The children return around 3:00pm to Merinda Park Station. The children are to pick up at the station. Parents need to sign off their child, thanks.

The cost $14:50

The children need 2 snacks, fruit, lunch and water.

If children need they may bring a camera for which they are going to be responsible with.

The children need to come in correct winter uniform including black shoes and school windcheater.

Ms Brewster  and Year 5 teachers

Homework Mathletics


Dear Parents

It has been brought to our attention that a number of Year Five students do not complete their Mathletics homework by the due date. The children have been reminded several occasions about the requirement of completion of their homework including Mathletics.

Each child in Year Five is assigned with their weekly tasks by Monday and the children are expected to complete their tasks with at least 85% correct responses and minimum of 1000 points for the week, by Friday morning. If you find it hard to access internet at home please contact us well before the due date of the homework so we can make arrangements for your child to complete their homework during school hours.

The children who fail to comply with their homework requirements will have the consequences.

The homework requirements for children are:

  1. Read every night (at least four nights per week), get the parent/guardian signature and bring the diary to school everyday.
  2. Complete spelling homework and bring completed homework back to school by Friday morning. (minimum 3 activities)
  3. Complete set Mathletics tasks by Friday morning with at least 85% correct responses and minimum of 1000 points.

We seek parent cooperation regarding the children complete their homework.

Thank you.

Year Five teachers.

Over Night Experiences


 Dear Parents

We are so excited about the Year Three, Four and Five overnight experiences coming up in Term Three and Four.

The Year Three numbers have now been finalised, and we are excited to have so many children attending. There are still places available for the Year Four City Camp and the Year Fives trip to Grantville Lodge.

If your child would like to attend and you have not yet returned the permission form or made a payment please do this before the last day of Term Two.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss payment plans, please speak to Ms Dunstan, the overnight experience coordinator, or the office.

We are looking forward to sharing this amazing learning experience with the children.

Year Three Four and Five teachers.

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