Welcome to this week’s newsletter, I’m Anthea Jamieson, Junior School Principal at Hazel Glen College.
Year 1 Dinner and Disco
Thank you to all of the staff involved in the Year 1 Dinner and disco held for our students. The event was part of our camping program and a celebration of all of the learning and growth made by our Year 1 students this year. Please watch this week’s footage of Ms Stacey Crosthwaite and Year 1 students, Tessa and Ally sharing their experiences of the night.
Coffee, Cake and Chat
At this week’s Coffee and Chat, Ms Steph Reid shared some of the fantastic maths teaching and learning that is happening in our Junior School. We had some great conversation with the parents that attended and will follow up with some of the ideas and suggestions that came up. One of the ideas is to share with parents some fun problem solving that can be done at home with the children. Keep a look at for these on Compass soon.
Thank you for supporting our Walkathon again this year. It was fantastic to see all the students and teachers (and some parents) in their House colours and doing their best to complete as many laps as possible. We don’t have the total amount of the money that’s been raised just yet but we will let the community know as soon as it’s finalised.
Meet the Teacher
Our teachers have been working hard finalising classes for next year. On Wednesday 12th December we will be having our Meet the Teacher session where students will get to meet their classmates and where possible, their teacher, for 2019. A note will be sent home with your child that afternoon to inform you of the class and the room for next year.
Parent Helper Morning Tea
We would like to invite all of our parent helpers to a morning tea on Wednesday 12th December in the Performing Arts Auditorium at 10.45am – 11.15am. We love having our parent community engaged in the learning and events in our Junior School and this is our chance to say thank you with a morning tea provided by our staff.
Year 4 Passion Projects
This morning I had the opportunity to visit the year 4s and have a look at some of the Passion Projects that are underway by our talented students. When I look at the Passion Projects that have been completed this year I am amazed. One student is researching and working with Dementia Australia to raise funds and awareness. Another student is working with Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia to raise money to build a shower on a travelling bus to support the homeless. We have had a passionate soccer player make soccer goals, a surfboard has been designed and made from wood, a young gymnast has designed and sewn a leotard, a birdhouse has been built and another student has raised over $2000 to go to Bowel cancer research. These are just a few examples of the difference that our young students (aged 9 and 10) are making in this world already. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us in Year 9 when they do their Personal Best projects. Thank you to our wonderful teachers and parents who support and facilitate these great opportunities.
It’s a very busy time of the year and easy to miss an important date. Please keep a close eye on Compass for what’s happening and don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the office if you have any questions.