Years 1/2 team updates

From the Team Leader

Years 1/2 puppets

Dear Families,

Our eight (8) classes in the 1/2 this year are named after traditional Indigenous artwork and artists.

The teachers and class names are:

Josie Floyd – 1/2JF

Heather Walker  – S1/2HW 

Amanda Usher – S1/2AU

Tilly Cave – 1/2TC 

Taneal Proctor – 1/2TP 

Melanie Akhurst – 1/2MA 

Sammy Noble – 1/2SN 

Carolyn Macleod/Celeste Murphy – 1/2MM 

We would love your knowledge and expertise if you can support our corridor.

This year the 1/2 team are building on the elements of learning assets and dispositions.  Learning assets and dispositions complement and enhance our team’s focus over the past couple of years of instilling a growth mind set and resilience in students. We begin the year focusing on being a self-manager which is embedded in our school’s SCARFF values. Focus on this asset at the beginning of the year supports the development of independent and responsible learners. It also builds a strong foundation to be risk-takers throughout their school years. Learning assets are what we want to be (thinkers, researchers and communicators) and dispositions are the skills that underpin them (risk taking, perseverance, open mindedness). Some classes have recorded this with learning reflections, while others have explored the learning asset through role plays and stories. Throughout the corridor you will see the same language used in the form of ‘I/we are’ statements. Your child might have already told you some of these. We encourage you to have a read of the displays, and also support at home by using the same language when discussing what your child has done at school.

The teachers all write detailed letters to families at the start of each term. Be sure to read what is happening in your child’s class or just want to catch up.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at the school on (02) 61422430 if you have any concerns or feedback.

Warmest regards,

Carolyn Macleod | Years 1/2 Team Leader

carolyn.macleod@ed.act.edu.au

Year 1/2 Term 2, 2020 Team Letter

Small Group 1/2 Term 2, 2020 Team Letter