Years 1/2 team updates

From the Team Leader

Years 1/2 puppets

Dear Families,

The 1/2 classes are named after stars and constellations to align with our STEAM Festival mid-year. Some highlights from term 1 are the implementation of learning assets and dispositions of being collaborators and risk-takers, developing our understanding of how to reflect on our learning to grow and set learning goals, and developing an understanding of the importance of ‘place’. Our term 2 Science inquiry unit explores features and cycles of our environment.

Students engage in a range of learning experiences which develop their critical thinking, problem-solving and social skills along with strategies, skills and concepts aligned with the Australian Curriculum. These are taught explicitly and/or in workshops which are embedded in classroom practice to equip children with assets and dispositions to live and work successfully in the 21st Century. Following are some questions to assist you at home when communicating with your child/ren about their learning at school:

  • What type of learner were you today?
  • How did you challenge yourself?
  • What is something you were proud of today?
  • How did you get smarter today?

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.

Our eight (8) classes in the 1/2 this year are named after stars and constellations.

The teachers and class names are:

Amanda Usher – S1/2AU Draco

David Conley – 1DC Hercules

Celeste Murphy – 1/2CM Aquila

Katrina Harding – S1/2KH Kuma

Sammy Noble – 1/2SN Centaurus

Carolyn Macleod/Melanie Akhurst – 1/2MA Hydra

Michelle Wilson – 2MW Pegasus

Tilly Cave – 1/2TC Phoenix

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

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

Warmest regards,

Carolyn Macleod

carolyn.macleod@ed.act.edu.au

1/2 team leader

1/2CM Aquila term 2 letter
1/2MA Hydra term 2 letter 
1/2SN Centaurus term 2 letter
1/2TC Pheonix term 2 letter
1DC Hercules term 2 letter
2MW Pegasus term 2 letter 
S1/2AU Draco term 2 letter
S1/2KH Kuma term 2 letter