Kindergarten team updates

From the Team Leader

Dear Families,

I have recently joined the Turner School staff as the Preschool and Kindergarten Team Leader. Previous to taking this position I worked in numerous schools in Canberra as a school leader and have a background in Early Childhood Education. I have already met many families and look forward to the opportunity to meet many more as the year progress.

There are 4 classes in the Kindergarten team. Their teachers and class names are

  • Chelsea McKenzie, KCM Magic Hat
  • Leanne Oxley, KLO Imagine
  • Salma Khan, KSK Extraordinary
  • Liga Ailte with the assistance of Karen, SKLA Sunshine

Our four kindergarten classes are very busy as the year draws to an end.  This term sees our community enjoying the fete and Turner Concert, as well as some special activities in the year one/two learning areas to assist with a smooth transition to year one. The children’s boundaries will also be extended as they are now able to play on the school oval.  If you have any concerns about your child’s transition to Year One you are welcome to speak to myself or the classroom teachers about this.

The classes teachers are:

  • Chelsea McKenzie, KCM Magic Hat
  • Leanne Oxley, KLO Imagine
  • Salma Khan, KSK Extraordinary
  • Liga Ailte with the assistance of Karen, SKLA Sunshine

As teachers have begun some of their final assessments for the year they are excited to report how much students have learnt over the year.  In particular how much better the children are able to reflect on their learning.  This term our classes will focus of the learning asset of thinking. Focusing on this asset helps children to be open-minded, flexible and persistent when approaching new learning.  Some key questions they will consider will include:

  • What thinking strategies I am using?
  • How can I stay focused on my thinking?
  • What I have learnt?
  • How does this learning connected with other things I have learnt?
  • How will I plan what I are going to learn/make?

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at the school on (02) 6205 6622 if you have any concerns or feedback,
Warmest regards,

Antonia McGuire
Preschool/Kindergarten Team Leader

KCM Magic Hats 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 480KB)
KLO Imagine 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 484KB)
KSK Extraordinary and SKLA Sunshine 2017 term 4 letter (pdf icon 649KB)