‘Where are we in place and time – What is History?
Our inquiry focus for this term is ‘Where are we in place and time – What is History? The past couple of weeks have seen our junior students out and about exploring the history of St Leonards. Senior classes have learnt more about and inquired into topics such as our local indigenous people, the Wathaurong, and the discovery and settlement of Australia.Have you had a family conversation about history?
It may be a great after school talking point and an opportunity to find out more about the stories that make up your family history. The learner asset ‘we are researchers’ has already been bought into play often this term as we continue our inquiries. Our SLPS Learner assets are attached to today’s newsletter.
The St Leonards Primary 2018 Annual Report has been approved by School Council and is now available on the website
or printed copies are available from school on request.https://www.stleonardsps.vic.edu.au/page/65/Policies-and-Reports
If you need to access the internet there is a computer in the central learning space with a parent login. You are welcome to access this before, during or after school. Just ask Jenny or Janette.Facebook
is also a great way to find out what’s happening at SLPS, especially for families who can’t always pop into school or for grandparents who are further away. https://www.facebook.com/stleonardspsvic/
Our posts are often shared on the St Leonards Facebook page which is a wonderful way for the wider community to learn about what happens at SLPS. Watch out for movie clips on reading coming soon!
We are keen to save time and paper by getting families to sign up for emailed newsletters. That way you can just hit the links. Please give Janette at the office your preferred email to do so.
Thanks to Monique Laven for organising the Lightning Premiership and to staff and families for supporting and helping with transport. Our grade 5/6 students played round robin matches of football and netball with local primary schools last week. Thank you to Trudi for organising the Book Fair and to Chloe, Jen and Katrina for helping with sales. We will use the fundraising credits from the fair to buy new classroom readers.
A big thank you to Jack Hasset, year 12 VCAL student who spent 5 days with us last week. As well as keeping our school grounds looking great he has worked on the continuing development of Wathaurong Way and Terri’s Trail near the gaga pit.
With the change in weather we have lots of students with coughs, colds and bugs. To keep everybody healthy and reduce the spread of germs can we make sure children wear warm clothes, don’t arrive at school too early (8.45 is perfect), wash hands and cover coughs and sneezes. Most importantly if your child is unwell keep them at home and let us know they are ill.