Junior School Newsletter
Firstly, I would like to thank our parents and guardians for the way you have all embraced home learning and supported your children with home learning. Our home-school partnership is what is integral to making our remote learning a success. We are also delighted and very proud of the way our students from Foundation to Year 2 have settled back into school life after many weeks of remote and flexible learning. In Junior School, we were greeted with lots of smiling faces and a variety of teddy bears and special friends. As a way to support students with transitioning back to school, students were encouraged to bring their favourite teddy to keep them company throughout the day.
Thank you also for your ongoing support around not being able to enter the classrooms and for only entering the College grounds from 8:30am till 8:45am at drop off and 3:00pm till 3:15pm at pick up. All of the students should feel proud of the wonderful resilience and independence they have shown. Our teachers have been impressed with the way the students have been able to complete their morning routines and get themselves ready to begin the day. Although we have implemented new processes within the school, the students have responded positively and adapted with ease.
On Tuesday 23 June you will receive your child’s Semester 1 report via Compass. You will notice that this report has been modified to reflect these unprecedented times. The report will address how our students have gone throughout the remote learning period and their engagement online. Please understand that these reports are a small reflection of how hard our students have worked this Semester and that prioritising learning areas and wellbeing was the most important focus for our families. Parents will have the opportunity to discuss this report and remote learning with their child’s teacher on Thursday 25 June through our online video conference platform. More information around this will be sent out in the following weeks.
We are excited to announce that we are underway in the nation-wide Word Mania competition. Word Mania is an online competition that our students love to participate in. Word Mania is a word-building challenge that’s easy to play but difficult to master. Students need to race against the clock to build as many words as they can from 15 letters in just three minutes to help our College reach the top of the leaderboard. What’s more, there are up to $9000 in prizes up for grabs! Best of luck to everyone competing. Every year level is currently sitting well inside the top 50 at the moment. We are so proud of them! Make sure you ask your child about the app and encourage to share it with you at home.
National Simultaneous Storytime
Last Wednesday at 11:00am, Hazel Glen College participated in National Simultaneous Storytime along with over one million children. This event is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association. Every year, an Australian picture book is selected to be read simultaneously across the country. It is an exciting event which aims to promote the values of reading and literacy, exploring age-appropriate themes and addressing key learning areas. This year’s book was Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas by Lucinda Gifford.
Acting Junior School Principal