Newman News Term 3 Week 10: From the Leader of Early Childhood

Highlights from Past Two Weeks 

After a very busy term, I have no doubt that there will be many little faces that come home this afternoon excited about the two-week break ahead of them. This break is very well-deserved, for not only students but teachers too. It has been wonderful to see the growth in student learning, and the fantastic work that has been produced across each class and learning area. Not forgetting the events such as Book Week, Wellbeing Week, the Primary Athletics Carnival, RU OK Day?, Primary Disco, Excursions, Incursions, TSH Power of Speech Awards, Assumption Buddy Day, and the Lapathon. Wow!! No wonder we have some tired little people.

Throughout all of these events, what has been evident, is the level of dedication that students display to all areas of their development – social, emotional, cognitive and physical. Any teacher I speak to at Marian will attest to the positivity, energy and effort that they see each day in their students. When we strive to have each child “Shine through Discovery” it is fair to say, that it is easy to achieve these moments when children approach each challenge with such a positive attitude.

I look forward to many more moments of celebration in Term 4, and wish all families a very relaxing, safe and enjoyable holiday break.

Pre-Primary Red Assembly 

Thank you to Pre-Primary Red students, Mrs Simpson and Mrs Seaborn for all their efforts in preparing last week’s assembly. The children explained their in-class learning about forces of push and pull, including some of the toys they had made this term. They then dazzled us with their dancing skills to the boppy song “I like to move it”.

Primary Disco 

With the theme to come dressed as a movie character, it was wonderful to see all the excited faces behind many different costumes as the children arrived for the Primary Disco event last Friday. DJ Rosey was a huge hit and provided lots of games as well as great songs to dance along to.

A big thanks is extended to our Year 11 and Year 12 students who coordinated the decorations and planning for the event. It was a lovely evening of bringing together our community.


Important Information For The Next Two Weeks

Class Allocations 2022 

In Term 4, teachers will begin looking at class groupings for 2022. Many factors are considered when selecting class placements for students and each child’s best interests are the main priority when these decisions are made. Class placements are made in consultation with all year level teachers and significant time and consideration is given to this task. Class placement is made with due consideration of gender, pastoral needs, social and emotional needs, special learning needs, and relationships.

If you believe that your child has needs that require consideration, please arrange a meeting to discuss this with their classroom teacher early in Term 4 or contact me via email at Parents should be aware that requesting a certain teacher is not a consideration in the class allocation process.

Class allocations will be shared with families towards the end of term 4.  I thank you for your understanding and support.

Kindergarten 2022 

Kindergarten 2022 Orientation is scheduled for Monday 15 November from 9.00am. 

Thank you to all families who communicated their preference for number of kindergarten attendance days.

These have now been finalised, and letters have been sent to families confirming kindergarten days of attendance.