SPECIAL EVENTS - Mount Waverley Primary School

Newsletter No 18, Thursday 11 June 2015
SPECIAL EVENTS
MWSC MUSIC MENTOR PROGRAM AND NEVR CONCERT
At the beginningOn
of the
theropes
year, three MWPS students were chosen to be
part of Mt Waverley Secondary College’s Music Mentor Program. The
program gives advanced primary woodwind instrumentalists the
opportunity to be part of a secondary school concert band and be
mentored by higher level secondary players. Our students - Imogen J,
Teshani W (clarinet), and Louise W (flute) are thoroughly enjoying the
experience. The girls have said they have learnt a great deal and their
playing skills have really improved! Louise and Teshani have also
participated in the North Eastern Victorian Region Concert, which took
place at Hamer Hall last Wednesday 27 May. Teshani played in the
Concert Band consisting of over 104 performers from 17 different schools.
Louise performed in the Symphonic Band with 37 performers from 14
schools. Both girls were thrilled to perform in a venue like Hamer Hall.
Well done girls and keep up the great work!
Mr Macaulay
Mrs Ellis MWSC Music Director Mr Davenport
Music Coordinator
Pinewood Bendigo Bank Manager
MWPS GOES WILD FOR WILD ONESIE DAY
MWPS once again supported the WWF and went wild over Wild Onesie Day. We raised $692 for our animal adoption programs.
If you would like to watch the school’s Wild Onesie Day video then it is on the Sustainability blog:
http://sustainabilityatmwps.global2.vic.edu.au/2015/06/08/wild-onesie-day-2015/
If you would also like to know more about our animal adoption programs then go to:
http://sustainabilityatmwps.global2.vic.edu.au/our-animals/
Mount Waver-
ley Primary School, Park Lane, Mount Waverley 3149
Ph: 9807-1480 I Fax: 9888-1495 I Email: [email protected] I Web: www.mountwaverleyps.vic.edu.au
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
EXPLICIT TEACHING
At Mount Waverley Primary School our staff are involved in a
great deal of professional learning and equally I expect them
to engage in ongoing professional reading.
Last week I shared with staff an article by Anita L Archer on
explicit teaching and below is a very brief summary of a few
of the main points:
1.
Focus instruction on critical content
2.
Sequence skills logically
3.
Break down complex skills and strategies into smaller
instructional units
4.
Design organized and focussed lessons
5.
Begin lessons with a clear statement of the lesson’s
goals and your expectations
6.
Review prior skills and knowledge before beginning
instruction
7.
Provide step-by-step demonstrations
8.
Use clear and concise language
9.
Provide an adequate range of examples and nonexamples
10. Provide guided and supported practice
11. Provide frequent responses
12. Monitor student performance closely
13. Provide immediate affirmative and corrective feedback
14. Deliver the lesson at a brisk pace but allow a
reasonable amount of time for processing
15. Help students organise knowledge
16. Provide distributed and cumulative practice.
IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES
11 June
Yr 3-6 Music Night 6.30pm
Subway Lunch
15 June
ICAS Writing this week
Annual Reporting Meeting 7.00pm in the
Staffroom
16 June
ICAS Spelling
Regional Cross Country
18 June
Night of the Notables Yr 5
23 June
Yr 6 Melbourne Museum
24 June
Yr 6 Reach Rookys
26 JUNE
LAST DAY OF TERM 2.30PM DISMISSAL
TERM 3
13 JULY—18 SEPTEMBER
REMINDERS
Permission forms & payments:
 Yr 3/4 ,4,5 & 6 Swimming notices due 26 June
Although there is much more to this article, the summation
provides a sense of what excellent explicit teaching looks like.
STUDENT FEEDBACK
PREP SIBLING ENROLMENTS 2016
At a recent presentation to staff I
shared my strong belief in the
importance of seeking student
feedback and a range of strategies
were presented.
As Prep enrolments for 2016 are rapidly growing, it
is extremely important that existing families at the
school complete and lodge Prep enrolment forms
for 2016 by Friday 19 June.
I was delighted to see that the Year 6
team have completed a ‘Parking Lot’
on their Year 6 programs and this
information will be used to foster
continuous improvement.
Great job!
SCHOOL TOURS
Wednesday school tours will cease at the end
of Term 2. From 13 July families wishing to
visit the school should call to make an
individual appointment.
Greg Paine
2015 P&F MEETING DATES
July 15
August 12
September 9
October 14
November 11
December 9
WORKING BEE DATE
Term 3: Saturday 1 August
Term 4 : Saturday 7 November
ACHIEVEMENTS/CURRICULUM
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KIDS HOPE AUSTRALIA
Hi, I’m Earnest
and I care about
the Environment.
As a school benefiting from KIDS HOPE AUS
Programs, we see first-hand the impact that their
mentors have on the lives of vulnerable children
across Australia.
Remember that
there are clothing
donation bins at
the school in the
Senior Learning
Area and the foyer
of the Hall.
The program is currently experiencing significant demand for
their programs in regional and remote areas of Australia and
have been actively working to develop innovative approaches
to rollout new programs where there is the greatest need.
Today they have approximately 30 additional schools that are
wishing to establish a KIDS HOPE AUS program, however a
lack of trained mentors is preventing timely implementation.
To assist with the increasing need, KIDS HOPE AUS is proud to
announce the launch of the Online Mentoring Development
Initiative.
To launch the Online Mentoring Development Initiative, we
require an additional $20,000 to ensure its ongoing
sustainability. Any member of the school community can
assist them to reach this target.
GOLD
Gaho L, Kiara W, Tanya S, Leah S , Neha G
You can assist by making a tax-deductable donation via
https://chuffed.org/project/kidshope and encouraging
others to donate.
SILVER
Rex Y, Saige H, Sivya U, Dineth F, Nicholas C,
Keiran F, Ayden L, Ian W, Thomas D, Veboda W,
Danny O, Ramit K, Jack A, Grace C, Anna S,
Dylan S, Jemima M, Vidun N, Om C
If you have any questions about this initiative, please
don’t hesitate to contact Marylin Leermakers, Chief
Executive Officer KIDS HOPE AUS (03) 0434 404 994.
Thank you for your support.
Rubbish Free Lunch Day Winners Week 8 Term 2
Congratulations to our winning classes for last week’s Rubbish Free Lunch Day. The winning Prep class was PB
with 89% rubbish free lunches in their class. The winning junior school class was 2A with 100% rubbish free
lunches in their class. The winning middle school classes were 3B and 4E with 100% rubbish free lunches in
their class. The winning senior classes were 6A and 6D with 100% rubbish free lunches in their class. Our
winning classes are rewarded with 15 minutes extra recess! Congratulations!
CLASS
PA
PB
PC
PD
PE
PF
1A
1B
SCORE
No result
89%
84%
No result
No result
No result
76%
No result
CLASS
1C
1D
2A
2B
2C
2D
2E
3A
SCORE
88%
79%
100%
90%
96%
91%
76%
81%
CLASS
3B
3C
3D
SCORE
100%
92%
3/4Y
96%
87%
4B
79%
4C
4D
4E
95%
83%
100%
CLASS
5A
5B
5C
5D
6A
6B
6C
6D
SCORE
58%
73%
85%
96%
100%
96%
96%
100%
GENERAL INFORMATION
Qkr is also available via PC version at:https://qkr.mastercard.com/for-everyone-australia/
look for "use Qkr online"
Camps,Sports & Excursions Fund (CSEF)
TISSUES
A reminder that eligible families need to submit their application
to the Office by Friday June 26 ( end of term). The funds will be
paid directly to schools in July/August. Funds received in 2015 will
be allocated towards the 2016 Excursion Levy.
Each semester we request that EVERY student bring
to school a LARGE box of TISSUES for use in the
classroom. If you see any on special, we’d love a
few extra boxes for our Specialist Teachers—just
leave them at the Office. Thank you.
CONTACTING THE SCHOOL OFFICE
Please only contact the school Office to pass on messages to
students if it is urgent. There have been an increasing
number of phone calls requesting that Office staff pass on
messages to students during the day regarding arrangements
or reminders about after school pick up or attendance at
OSHC. We strongly encourage parents to promote greater
independence and responsibility by making these
arrangements prior to the school day.
PREP PARENTS’ MORNING TEA
Wednesday 17 June from 9 - 10am in the Staffroom.
Please come along for a cuppa and a chat
Kate
Prep B - Parent Class Rep
COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD
ST LUKE’S PRESCHOOL 3 Year Old Saturday Morning Program 2016 enquiries Alicia 0432 161097
4 Year Old 3 day program 2016 enquiries Tonia 0433 594016 94 Essex Rd Mt Waverley stlukeskindergarten.org.au
DC HOOPS ACADEMY Boys & Girls Term 3 14 July—15 Sept Tuesdays 5.30pm 5-11 yr olds Tuesdays 6.30 12+ yr olds
$190 for 10 weeks Contact Deb Carr 0433 820088 [email protected] Wesley College 620 High St Rd
FOOTBALL STAR 5 DAY HOLIDAY CAMP 6—10 July 5-7yo & 8-12yo Argyle Reserve, Kinrade St, Hughesdale
Term 3 Program weekly clinics various venues and times Register: 1300 372300 footballstaracademy.com.au
AFL VICTORIA HOLIDAY PROGRAMS Boys & Girls 5-12 yo Footy Fun Day in July For info or to register: http://
www.aflvicholidayprograms.com.au
PRINCIPAL’S AWARDS
CITIZENSHIP
ACHIEVEMENT
Prep A
Lina for lining up without pushing others or
making a fuss.
Angela for practising her reading every night.
Prep B
Harin D for being a positive class member who
enthusiastically participates in all class
activities.
Kieron T for taking pride when completing his work. It is
always neat and beautifully presented.
Prep C
Yeon-Woo L for always being a kind and
friendly classmate, with a big and happy smile!
A for his excellent effort in writing his long weekend
recount. Fantastic work A!
Prep D
Audrey G for being a kind and caring class
mate who always considers the feelings of
others.
Riley D’S for the fantastic work he produced whilst
completing activities involving speech bubbles.
Prep F
Ria P for being a good citizen. You are kind
and caring. Thank you for thinking of others!
Sowmika C for always trying your best at school. You
are willing to have a go! Fantastic start to the year!
1A
Adams Y for being a kind and happy member
of our class. Well done!
Mihir G for always presenting your work in a neat and
tidy manner. Well done!
1B
Thomas D for always being courteous to his
classmates. Thomas is always happy to help.
Kenneth Z for the dedication he shows to improving his
learning.
1C
Chloe L for being a well organised and
attentive member of our classroom.
Ben P for making such a big effort to develop a neat
handwriting style.
1D
Reva M for being a wonderful little helper in the
classroom. Reva always finishes her work and
then helps others to complete their work too.
Top job Reva!
Danny H for producing some excellent written work and
for making huge gains in reading this term!
2B
Indigo G for always being supportive and
positive toward her classmates when they have
done well. You are lovely :).
Emily A for your wonderful focus and concentration
during class time . Well done on trying your very best
with your work :).
2C
Gaho L for making a big effort to listen and
follow instructions in class. Keep it up Gaho!
Nitara M for trying her best to present her work
beautifully in her Integrated Studies book.
2D
Kirsten W for being a great class member by
always offering to help her class mates with
their work.
George D for the way you have improved so much this
year. Congratulations on working so hard. Keep it up.
2E
Hayden J for always listening to instructions
and following directions.
Tianyi F for catching up really quickly with work she
missed whilst she was away. Good on you Tianyi!
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