At 5pm this Wednesday 30th May, CNPS will be holding an info session for parents needing assistance to login to Compass. Eldest students were sent home with a green letter containing their family username and temporary password a couple of weeks ago.
If you haven’t yet logged into Compass for the first time, feel free to attend.
Wednesday 30th May
5pm in Room 1 in the cream building.
Bring your green letter (with login details) and your mobile device.
There’ll be laptops for you to use if you don’t have your mobile with you.
This week's focus is all about dropping the 'e' at the end of words, to add the suffix '-ing'
amazing exciting changing damaging exploring
daring forcing nursing hoping shining
Reconciliation Week is 27 May to 3 June. This years theme is ‘Don’t Keep History a Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow.'
Clink on the link below to find a list of recommended reading for different ages. It includes books and research focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures.
The last Coburg Farmers Market at our school is this Saturday 26th May.
Don't forget school photos are on Monday 28th May.
Megan (our student teacher) begins her two week block with us next week.
Finally, Friday 1st June is a Curriculum Day - student free.
1.25 Litre Bottles and Lids Donations Needed Please!
In Term 3, the Grade 3 and 4 students will be exploring the role that sustainability plays in Visual Arts.
As part of this process, Margaret would like students to design and make a wind spinner using
various recycled materials.
The main piece used to construct their wind spinner will be a clear 1.25 litre plastic bottle. The students will then use other materials (such as lids, beads and cut up straws) to decorate their spinners.
Donations can be made to the Art Room. Margaret is hoping to receive as many clear 1.25 litre
plastic bottles and washed lids as possible.
Thanks in advance!
Our words this week all have the '-ed' suffix.
flapped tripped legged fitted cancelled laughed happened deported
annoyed corrected disappointed extended
galoreToday we had a RIPPER of an incursion. Dan from Reptile Encounters came in with a selection of Australian marsupials and reptiles.
He introduced us to a sugar glider possum, a barn owl, an eastern long-necked turtle, shingleback lizard, frill neck lizard, two pythons (Cinnamon and Tiny) and a freshwater crocodile.
Tiny is a 4m long olive python, and Johnny the croc is 15 years old.
We got to have a touch of the animals. We each got to hold an animal and some of us got excited when the owl did a poo on the floor. Excitement galore!
Also, congrats to all of the Grade 3s for completing their first bunch of NAPLAN tests this week.
They all agreed that NAPLAN isn't too much of a big deal and are looking forward to doing it again in Grade 5 (and Year 7 and Year 9).
This week's spelling words all feature the 'sh' sound. And as we know, the 'sh' sound is not only made by sh, there is ch, si, ci and ti.
ambition cautious precious artificial machine vision tension discussion squashed
parachute attention session portion
As you'd know, this week is NAPLAN week.
Tuesday - Language Conventions and Writing tests
Wednesday - Reading test
Thursday - Numeracy test
And finally, this Friday is the Reptile Incursion for our Integrated unit.
Please join us for this year’s first Family Gardening Day on Saturday 19 May from 10 am – 12 noon. Enter the school via the Farmers Market gate and touch base with one of our volunteer parents before either:
1. Heading off to help water, weed and mulch your child/children’s biodiversity or playground garden area their class has been allocated.
2. Or join in another group undertaking these activities within the school.
For those of you that aren’t fans of putting the gardening gloves on, other contributions like baking, free therapy, cups of tea, songs etc are more than welcome. If you do want to contribute some baking to keep the workers happy, you can either bring it on the day or drop it off to the school kitchen the Friday before, clearly marked ‘Family Gardening Day’.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday the 19th of May! For those coming to garden please bring gloves and any tools you like working with for weeding and mulching.