Term 3 2015.

Term 3 is off and running, with lots to look forward to!

  • We have our 3 way conferences coming up.
  • Students are going to be investigating the traits of good writing, specifically ideasconventions and voice.
  • We will be investigating word originssuffixes and prefixes and high frequency words.
  • We are looking further into reading strategies through our work on the CAFE reading menu.
  • Our maths focus is time, followed by multiplication and measurement and location.
  • Our integrated focus is on the geography of Australia and its neighbours.
  • We will celebrate book week with a range of activities.
  • We will be presenting oral presentations and thinking about our audience and delivery.
  • The whole 3/4 team are headed to King Lake for an action packed camp.

A busy and exciting time ahead for all!

Andrea, Dave and Liz


Planning Week

Just a reminder to all parents that this week is planning week and consequently the timetable has been altered for this week.

Monday Afternoon Period 5 : Visual Arts

Wednesday Period 2 : PE

Friday : Period 2 Italian


Camp : August 31 – September 2nd, 2015.

Camp update:


Thank you to all the parents, who have completed and returned the permission notes, medical forms and payments so promptly. We appreciate the support with returning these notes; it is essential that we have all of the information for camp as early as possible so we can plan accordingly.


Parent Helpers on Camp

We have been overwhelmed with the number of parents who have offered to attend camp this year. We would love it if we could take all of the parents who have put their names forward; unfortunately this is not possible. We will finalise the list of parent helpers shortly, meanwhile, thank-you to everyone who has volunteered.


If you do attend camp, you may not necessarily be in the same group as your child. You will be allotted a number of students who will be under your care whilst activities are being conducted at Kinglake. At night there are strict guidelines about access to student cabins and these must be adhered to. While it can be difficult for parents to be away from their child, camp is a great opportunity for your child to develop their independence away from the bonds of the family in a safe, organized, engaging environment. This educational experience is also a great way for children to develop new friendships, improve their social and personal learning skills and have a whole lot of fun away from home!


In order to ensure that parents are aware of their role, if they attend camp, could parents please refer to the following information given by the Department of Education:



If you have any concerns about the camp, or would like to visit the camp website to see some of the activities, our students maybe involved in please click on the link below.



Again if there are any other concerns, please speak to your classroom teacher.


What’s happening this week in Science

Hello everyone, its been a busy week here at school, but a very productive week in the Science Lab. We have been conducting experiments based on Conduction and Convection. Everyone has had the opportunity to melt an ice block with their bare hands and see the impact of warm water and coloured ice blocks. Ask your children to share the results of their own experiments with you.

I have included a few photographs of some students experimenting during the week. Please enjoy!

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Please click on the link above to enjoy a song about heat particles and how they are arranged and how quickly or slowly they move.

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