Years 5/6 team updates
From the Team Leader
What a fantastic start to the year. The 5/6 Leadership Retreat at Birrigai was an incredible chance to bond as a cohort and our classrooms are buzzing with an air of excitement for all that 2018 promises to bring. This year we will be holding our biennial STEAM Festival; a time when students and staff shelve their regular learning programs and throw themselves into a world of STEAM learning. Keep your eyes open as more details will be available soon and we will be seeking volunteers to support us with the Festival.
In 2018 there are five mainstream classes and two small group classes in the 5/6 team. Each class has chosen their name as part of our focus on Australia and space and all are undergoing a pebble inquiry to learn more about their chosen person or place. Our teachers this year are: Helen Middleton who is teaching the 5/6 HM Supernovas, Michael McDougall who teaches 5/6 MM Supernovas, Emily Gregory and Charlotte Kewley who team-teach 5/6 Karlie Noon, and Lyndsey Simcoe, Nick Collins and Georgia Stephens who team-teach 5/6 Wurdi Youang. Our classes are located on the top level on the eastern end of the Condamine St. corridors and in the rooms that adjoin the staffroom. Clive Beecham and I will be working across all 5/6 classes to support students with their learning.
At Turner we value the skills and dispositions that are required to help us be successful learners in the 21st Century. An explicit focus will be placed on developing these dispositions throughout the year.
There have been a number of physical changes taking place across Turner over the last few years. If you walk through the 5/6 corridors you will notice that all classrooms across 5/6 are furnished and set up in a way that maximises opportunities for collaboration.
As team leader I am always willing to chat to parents of 5/6 children about any business to do with our team and classrooms. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at the school on 62056622.
Thank you for all you do to support us and your child at our school.
5/6 Team Leader