Glengala Gazette – Issue #3

Welcome to Week 4 of term.  The weather has been hot and cold this past week with students often wearing jackets and jumpers. It is important that all clothing and belongings brought to school is clearly labeled including hats, jackets, jumpers and drink bottles.  Any un-named clothing is placed in the Lost Property box outside the 1/2 Learning Space.  If your child has misplaced something and it is not in their Learning Space you are welcome to check the Lost Property box.

Volunteers Wanted!

Can you spare an hour or so to help out at any one of our stalls or activities at our Glengala Family Fun day next Saturday 4th March?  See Reem in 5/6 or Sarah in 1/2 , or speak to your learning space teachers to sign up to Learning Space rosters.   All help is greatly appreciated and will count towards us fundraising for our Library Learning Centre.

Thank you to parents who have volunteered their time to assist in the Canteen or with PMP for the Preps.  Your time is greatly appreciated.  If you would like to volunteer within the school please come and speak with Kellie at the office.  You will need to obtain a free Working with Children Check.

Student Learning

This term every Learning Space is focused on the following areas of the Victorian Curriculum.   Capabilities focus on the areas of Ethical Understandings, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Learning and Intercultural Capabilities.  These Learning Areas, together with English, Mathematics, Health and PE, Visual Art and Science make up the Curriculum.  Student progress in these Learning Areas will be reported to parents at the end of term 2.

Learning Space Term 1 Term 2
Prep Capabilities Capabilities
1/2 Capabilities Geography
3/4 Capabilities

Civics and Citizenship


Media Arts

5/6 Civics and Citizenship

Media Arts

Civics and Citizenship

Learning Spaces will keep parents informed of learning focus via newsletter articles, assembly reports, Class Dojo or Classcraft notifications, notices home and through encouraging discussion with your children about their learning at school.

Linking School to Home

I’m sure that many of you have the same conversation on the way home from school that I do with my children: “How was school today?” With the responses of “Fine”,  or “Good”, or even worse “Boring”.  If I ask them what they did today I will inevitably get a response of “Nothing” or “I can’t remember.”

To encourage your child to talk about their day at school try using some of these conversation starters;

  • What was the best thing that happened at school today?
  • Tell me something that made you laugh today.
  • Where is the coolest place at the school?
  • Tell me a weird word that you heard today.
  • How did you help somebody today?
  • How did somebody help you today?

Samantha Fleming

Acting Assistant Principal