Welcome to our Week 3 Newsletter.
Welcome to our new Well-being Coordinator, Melissa Demasi. Melissa started in her role on Monday and has been busy getting to know the students across the school.
Week 5 is Reconciliation Week, Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2023, Be a Voice for Generations, encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives – where we live, work and socialise.
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.
We all have 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, cultures, and futures
Pupil Free Day
A reminder that our next Pupil Free day is Friday 26th May. All staff will be at school undertaking professional development across various learning areas on the Pupil Free Day. Please note that our OSHC service will be open if enough numbers are reached on the Pupil Free Day. Please contact OSHC if interested.
This year, our reports will be sent home on Thursday 6th of July.
Parent Group Report
In late Term 1 and early Term 2, the Parent Group have been busy organising the annual Mother's Day Stall. This year we held the stall last Thursday and Friday, with many students supporting it. Gifts ranged from 50c - $10, with a huge range of affordable presents on offer.
A big thank you for the hard work of our Parent Group and Young Leaders.
Our next project will be the School Disco coming up next week, Thursday 25th May. We are planning a Rec - Year 3 disco from 4:30 - 5:45pm and a Year 4-6 disco from 6 - 7:30pm. The event will be organised with our Parent Group and Young Leaders and will be supported by staff on the day/night. We are looking forward to this upcoming event.
Year 6-7 High School Transition
- Enrolment packages have been distributed to all year 6 students via email. If you have not received your link for enrolment, please see Jeanette asap.
- High School enrolment applications must be completed online by 26th May.
Please speak to the front office staff if you have any concerns regarding enrolment to High School
Reception Enrolments 2024
A reminder for all families who have siblings or know of families starting school in reception in 2023, a registration of interest form is required to be completed and returned to the front office by the end of Term 2.
While it is important for your child to attend school to receive the best possible learning outcomes just a friendly reminder to please keep them home when unwell. This is to keep them and others in the community safe. Thank you in advance for understanding.
My name is Melissa Demasi and I am very excited to be working at Le Fevre Peninsula Primary as the new Well-being Leader. I have been in education for 15 years.
I started my teaching career at Northfield Primary, then moved to Mark Oliphant College in 2012. I was a Junior Primary teacher having taught reception to year 2. In 2018 I was appointed Well-being Leader at Mark Oliphant College and remained in that role until my new appointment at Le Fevre Peninsula.
I am passionate about well-being and enjoy working closely with students developing proactive strategies to support their emotional well-being. I am looking forward to working with the school community and building strong relationships with you and your children.
Some facts about me; I am a mum of 2 beautiful children aged 7 & 3, my down time is going to the gym at 5:15am and I am a very passionate Port supporter.
Last week our Parent Group held our annual Mother’s Day Stall. This is a big part of our Parent Group work each year and something that the community embrace. Both days were extremely busy. Families have begun donating their arts and crafts which has been terrific. A big thank you to Bentley’s mum Chloe, who donated some fabulous ‘mum’ keyrings that she sells as part of her business.
We also held a free raffle that students entered when they purchased a gift from the stall. Congratulations to Cahlim in Room 21 who was the winner. A big thank you to the parents and Young Leaders who helped out with the stall.
On Monday the 15th of May all the Year 4/5 classes went on an excursion to the city to visit Parliament house because we had been learning about the government in HASS.
We left the school at about 9.15 and walked to the train station. We were all very excited because we hadn't been on an excursion for a while. Our train finally came and it took about 30 minutes to the city. At the Adelaide train station we walked up the ramp and along North Terrace for about 100 metres and we were already at Parliament House.
We divided into 2 groups and half went with Mr Ramsey and the other half with Ms Leaney and Miss Metcalfe. While we were in Parliament House we got to visit the Red Room (The Senate) and the Green Room (the House of Representatives ) The colours of the 2 different rooms are a tradition that the Australian Parliament borrowed from the British Parliament, which has a red House of Lords and a green House of Commons. In these rooms we debated things like “Should school uniform be banned”. We passed a law in the lower house that everyone should wear a school uniform but when this went to the Higher house to make it a law it was passed in. We all had lots of fun and joined in on all the debates. One group even got to visit the library, which was really amazing and interesting. We learnt so much and had so much fun.
For lunch we wandered down to the Festival Theatre grass and had fun rolling down the hill and playing handball and tag. To finish off the day we walked to the Democracy Centre which was near the State Library. It had lots of displays and activities all around the theme of Government. Exhausted we strolled back to the train station and had a relaxing ride home. We loved the excursion and learnt so many new things.
BY ROOM 22
My favourite thing was visiting the Red Room and passing the bill about uniform-Kase
I like the voting in the Red Room-Olivia, Alex.
I loved going into the Library and seeing the bookworm book and the giant newspaper-Alex, Emerson, Lachie and Rhianna.
I liked making the Youtube video in the Democracy Centre-Abiy, Myah
I like eating my lunch on the grass because I could muck around with my friends-Matilda, Gabby
The train to and from the excursion was lots of fun-Reubin, Ethan and Tom.
Ms Leaney liked it when they talked about the bell and how they lock the room off if the politicians don’t arrive in 5 minutes to complete the vote.
I wrote a note in the Centre of Democracy about what I would do if I was a leader- Jaikobe
Last term, Room 9 had a cake stall to raise enough money to adopt a koala. We have been learning about endangered animals and we learnt that the koala is now endangered in parts of Australia due to habitat loss, disease and bush fires. This term we received our adoption certificate from WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and a soft koala toy who we have named "Pretty Boy" We hope our donation can help support our beautiful koalas!
Ngaityu Muiyu my feelings bag was launched by Kalaya Children's Centre on Thursday the 11th May. The innovative project supports young children in developing their social skills and emotional regulation strategies. Our proud reception students Zavier, Kayah, Emilee, Ja’Kahlea and Sydonie feature in the book.
We are well under way into Term 2 now and have been working hard on new areas of learning.
In Writing, we are learning about narratives with a focus on the text Mad Magpie, written by Greg Dreise. We have begun looking at characters, the purpose of the text and literal and inferred meaning. We have really enjoyed exploring the connection to Aboriginal culture and role playing some of the characters in the book.
In Maths, the year 3’s have been learning different strategies to solve addition and subtraction. We have learnt about the importance of being able to represent our equations in concrete, pictorial and abstract ways, and then be able to explain our thinking. We will soon be moving onto multiplication and division.
Chemical science is our focus in Science this term. We have enjoyed experimenting with solids and liquids. In HaSS, we are looking at History. So far, we have discussed what history means to us and how historians study the past. In Art, we are going to be looking at Indigenous art. We will be focussing on symbols and patterns that are used throughout their culture. We will continue to work through the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum and the YouCanDoIt! Education program for Health.
This term promises to be a big one with some exciting things on the calendar for us. In week 5, the year 3’s will be heading to Rec in the West at Tauondi Aboriginal College in Port Adelaide, a community event held to promote Reconciliation. In week 6, we head into the city for a tour of Adelaide Oval and a walk around the Kaurna Trail as part of our HaSS learning. Footsteps is also under way, taking place each Friday for 4 weeks.
We look forward to another busy, but exciting term.
Miss Jess, Kate and the year 3’s.
On Thursday the Year 6s were very lucky to work with some ladies from the local CWA (Country Women's Association) who came in and donated their time to teach the students how to make scones.
All of the students were involved in mixing, kneading and rolling out the dough. Some students even whipped the cream with a hand-held beater, which they realised was a lot more work than our electric beaters that we use today. A big thanks to the ladies who came in for the morning. I think they enjoyed their time as much as we did!
|First Name||Class Teacher||Room||Keys to Success||Reason|
|Cruz||Jess Chandler||4||Resilience||For bouncing back and trying again when faced with challenges in learning|
|Ayomide||Jess Chandler||4||Resilience||For bouncing back and trying again when faced with challenges in learning|
|Charlie||Kate Newman||5||Resilience||For working really hard to remain focused during learning time|
|Addyson||Kate Newman||5||Resilience||For her kindness and willingness to push through difficult times|
|Tyson||Hayley Peacock||8||Resilience||For making positive decisions to 'turn things around' when something does not go to plan|
|Andrew||Hayley Peacock||8||Resilience||For making positive choices to 'turn things around' after making a mistake|
|Victor||Rebecca Davidson & Alana Marchioretti||9||Resilience||For displaying great resilience and coming into the classroom each morning confidently and with a positive mindset|
|Savannah||Rebecca Davidson & Alana Marchioretti||9||Resilience||For always working hard when completing tasks and pushing through when she is learning new things.|
|Jett||Linda Ward||10||Resilience||For making positive choices when things go wrong and being safe in our classroom.|
|Molly||Linda Ward||10||Resilience||For bouncing back when upset and including others in friendship groups.|
|Kobie||Skye Fletcher||11||Resilience||For always trying his best and continuing with challenging tasks|
|Phoenix||Skye Fletcher||11||Resilience||For making positive choices in class and continuing with challenging tasks.|
|Matthew||Annette Zuanic||15||Resilience||For having a go at challenging maths questions.|
|William||Annette Zuanic||15||Resilience||For using strategies to bounce back to learning in the morning.|
|George||Fiona Prentice||16||Resilience||Using strategies to help him bounce back to learning.|
|Mia||Fiona Prentice||16||Resilience||Being able to accept and adapt to changes in the classroom.|
|Macee||Gary Ramsey||17||Resilience||Using strategies to help him bounce back to learning.|
|Connor||Gary Ramsey||17||Resilience||Using strategies to help him bounce back to learning.|
|Braxton||Olivia Metcalfe||18||Resilience||For his ability to bounce back to his learning when faced with a challenge. Keep up the wonderful work Braxton. Very proud!|
|Jessica||Olivia Metcalfe||18||Resilience||For her ability to work tough when the learning is tricky. Love your problem solving. Keep it up Jessica!|
|Hayley||Alex Bowe||20||Resilience||For always putting in her best effort in all areas of her learning|
|Charlette||Alex Bowe||20||Resilience||For her happy nature and all-round positive attitude and effort|
|Khloe||Brenton McGorman||21||Resilience||For her kind nature and wonderful help around the school|
|Daniel||Brenton McGorman||21||Resilience||For his excellent contributions to class and group discussions|
|Rhianna||Karen Leaney||22||Resilience||For working hard on her maths work and using a growth mindset|
|Jaikobe||Karen Leaney||22||Resilience||for working hard in the classroom and using a growth mindset|
|Caylan||Emma de Brabant||Indonesian||Resilience||For working through difficult situations in a calm way.|
|Tamika||Emma de Brabant||Indonesian||Resilience||For not letting missing a lesson a week due to another commitment disrupt her learning.|