Years 1/2 team updates

From the Team Leader

Years 1/2 puppets

Dear Families,

This year the 1/2 team are building on the elements of learning assets and dispositions, which were introduced last year throughout the school. Learning assets and dispositions complement and enhance our team’s focus over the past couple of years of instilling a growth mind set in students. We begin the year focusing on being a self-manager and collaborator which are embedded in our school’s SCARFF values. Focus on these two assets develop independent and responsible learners, and 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 ‘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.

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

1/2 team leader

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