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 Australian authors and illustrators.

The teachers and class names are:

Amanda Usher – S1/2AU The Artists
David Conley – 1/2DC Tom Chicken
Celeste Murphy – 1/2CEM Pocket Dogs
Merilyn Hancock/Jenny Woodham – S1/2HW Sandy Beach
Sammy Noble – 1/2SN Dragon Hunters
Carolyn Macleod/Melanie Akhurst – 1/2CAM Nick Bland
Erin McMahon – 1/2EM Treasures
Lauren French – 1/2LF Boomalli

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

This year the 1/2 team are introducing elements of learning assets and dispositions, which complement and enhance our team’s focus over the past couple of years of instilling a growth mind set in students. Your child may have come home using the language of being a researcher, thinker or communicator. They may also have talked about self-management skills and how they are learning to be independent learners by being responsible for their learning. 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, etc.). Some classes have recorded this with ‘I’ statements (e.g. I explored, I researched, I observed), while others have explored the learning assets 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) 6205 6622 if you have any concerns or feedback.

Warmest regards,

Carolyn Macleod
1/2 Team Leader

1/2CAM Nick Bland term 1 letter (pdf icon 822KB)
1/2CEM Pocket Dogs term 1 letter (pdf icon 950KB)
1/2DC Tom Chicken term 1 letter (pdf icon 989KB)
1/2LF Boomalli term 1 letter (pdf icon 727KB)
1/2SN Dragon Hunters term 1 letter (pdf icon 822KB)
2EM Treasures term 1 letter (pdf icon 854KB)
S1/2AU The Artists term 1 letter (pdf icon 735KB)
S1/2HW Sandy Beach term 1 letter (pdf icon 746KB)