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.

The 1/2 classes are named after Australian authors and illustrators to align with our Artists’ and Writers’ Festival mid-year. Some highlights from term 1, which we continue in term 2 are our investigations of continents culminating in a 1/2 corridor travel expo where children visit classrooms to explore the seven (7) continents of the world. Our term 2 Science inquiry units has a tuning-in incursion to excite, inspire and engage students.

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.

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 2017 term 2 letter (pdf icon 818KB)
1/2CEM Pocket Dogs 2017 term 2 letter (pdf icon 612KB)
1/2DC Tom Chicken 2017 term 2 letter (pdf icon 887KB)
1/2LF Boomalli 2017 term 2 letter (pdf icon 713KB)
1/2SN Dragon Hunters 2017 term 2 letter (pdf icon 711KB)
2EM Treasures 2017 term 2 letter (pdf icon 689KB)
S1/2AU The Artists 2017 term 2 letter (pdf icon 812KB)
S1/2HW Sandy Beach 2017 term 2 letter (pdf icon 616KB)