Glengala Gazette – Issue #37

2017 Enrolments
If you know of any families who may be interested in enrolling at our wonderful school please encourage them to contact the school as soon as possible as we have limited places remaining for 2017. If you are planning on relocating at the end of this year and not returning to Glengala Primary School please let the school know by completing an exit slip at the office by Friday 2nd of December.

Victorian Maths Challenge
We are very excited to have the Maths Association of Victoria along with various media outlets visiting our school tomorrow afternoon from 2.15-3.15pm to promote the Victorian Maths Challenge! The challenge runs similarly to the Victoria Premiers Reading Challenge. If you have some spare time drop past the 5/6 Learning Space tomorrow afternoon from 2.15pm to join in all the fun!

We have our final Bunnings BBQ fundraising opportunity this Sunday. As a school we decided these BBQs are too good to miss as it is a great opportunity to raise some funds for our Yr6 Graduation from outside our school community. We will be at Bunnings Sunshine from 8.30am – approx. 5pm, if you’re able to help out on the day, just for an hour, please let the front office know A.S.A.P.

Co-teaching allows for additional support of students and greater outcome achievements for students. Each co-teaching Learning Space will have an average of 3 educators responsible for teaching & learning as well as student welfare. This will allow students to connect with a variety of educators.

Co-teaching allows for increased opportunities of small group and one-to-one learning, and stronger modelling during lessons. The planning process encourages teachers to bounce ideas off each other in order to deliver the strongest, most creative lessons. It also naturally allows for feedback and reflection of teacher practice – one of the best ways to improve our effectiveness.

It’s Cool to Be at School! It’s Not Ok to Be Away!
Student absenteeism and lateness remain a concern as it can have a dramatic impact on student‘s welfare and learning. So that every opportunity can be provided for our students to learn and succeed, it is vital that all students are attending school and are ready to commence learning at 9am. We suggest dropping students off from 8.40am to enjoy the FREE breakfast and then spend some time playing with friends in the yard. If you’re experiencing difficulty with attending school please contact your child’s teacher or Sam C to discuss strategies and possible supports.

As always if you have any questions, concerns or general feedback please don’t hesitate to come and have a chat, send me an email or give me a call.

Kris White