Years 1/2 team updates
From the Team Leader
Our eight (8) classes in the 1/2 this year are named after traditional Indigenous artwork and artists.
The teachers and class names are:
Michelle Wilson – 1/2MW Desert Lizard Dreaming
Katrina Harding – S1/2KH Lightning
Effie Logan – S1/2EL Mina Mina Dreaming
Tilly Cave – 1/2TC Mina Mina Dreaming
Taneal Proctor – 1/2TP Yaunati
Melanie Akhurst – 1/2MA The Singing Stars
Sammy Noble – 1/2SN Djarimirri
Carolyn Macleod/Jess Engele – 1/2ME The Potters
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.
Carolyn Macleod | Years 1/2 Team Leader
1/2 team leader