Years 5/6 team updates
From the Team Leader
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. Our teachers this year are: Helen Middleton who is teaching the 4/5/6 HM Supernovas, Michael McDougall who teaches 4/5/6 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. Emily is due to go on maternity leave midway through the term and Kailee Tindale will be taking her place at this time. 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 work across all 5/6 classes to support students with their learning.
We’ve had a highly successful start to the year. Feedback from interviews has been terrific with the resounding message being the wonderful culture that is present in every 5/6 classroom.
The second half of the year brings with it a number of changes. For our year 6 students it is the uncertainty of high school that looms just over the horizon. It is a feeling that we will work hard to dispel and ensure that the transition becomes one of excitement rather than trepidation. One of the ways we do this is through inviting ex-Turner students to come and talk with our year 6s. They recount their experiences, answer questions, and ultimately leave our students feeling that this high school thing might not be so bad after all.
For our years 5 students it’s leadership. Becoming a year 6 brings with it a number of opportunities. One such opportunity is the chance to take on an official leadership position within the school. In the coming months we will be electing our school and sports captains for 2018. Whilst these positions are important, remind your child that everyone can be a leader, regardless of their official title.
At the end of this term we will be hosting our annual Student Led Conferences (Learning Journeys). Student Led Conferencesprovide a terrific opportunity for your children to share their learning and showcase their classroom.
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 6142 2430.
Thank you for all you do to support us and your child at our school.