One of our new 3D printers
Welcome back to all our students! It has been a fantastic week with all classes joining together again with their friends and teachers. We have settled into routines very well with quality face to face teaching and learning back in full swing.
Our Parents and Friends have been busy during this period organising the purchase of a number of items for our students. We have received two new 3D printers which will be a great asset to our Genius Hour and ongoing investigative and creative learning. As well the P&F have approved the purchase of:
- Science Life Cycle kits
- Reading books for our spelling program
- Readers for the Early Years
- Trundle Wheels
- Number Flip Boards
As these items arrive we will include photos in our newsletter. We are very grateful for the P&F’s ongoing support of our students and teachers.
Last night our teachers participated in a twilight inservice. We viewed two sessions hosted by David Hornsby a renowned literacy expert. David spoke about the importance of teaching phonics within a quality, literary based context. The inservice provided teachers with further background for the teaching of spelling. We will continue with this series over the next two terms.
Thank you to those parents who have been vigilant with keeping sick children at home. This is important as we continue to ensure the safety of all in our school and community. We are maintaining our hand washing protocols and general hygiene reminders here at school, please remind your children of this at home.
NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK
In 2020 Reconciliation Australia marks twenty years of shaping Australia’s journey towards a more just, equitable and reconciled nation.
Reconciliation is a journey for all Australians – as individuals, families, communities, organisations and importantly as a nation. At the heart of this journey are relationships between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
At St. Benedict’s we strive towards a more just, equitable nation by championing unity and mutual respect as we come together and connect with one another.
On this journey, Australians are all In This Together; every one of us has a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures.
PREP ENROLMENTS 2021
Enrolments are being taken for the 2021 Prep year (children born 1/7/2015 – 30/6/2016). Please click here to access the online enrolment application form or contact Sasha on 4930 2744 and an application form will be emailed to you.