As part of our literacy focus we invited families to learn all about 'Big Talk' and how to support planning before writing a narrative. Students and families rotated around many scenarios discussing the who, what, where and when elements of narrative stories. The following days writing was AMAZING!
We are now accepting prep 2020 enrolments. If you have a child who will be turning 5, prior to April 2020, they are eligible to attend school. School tours are offered for any interested families. Please book a time through the office by phoning 5594 3298. Every day is open day at Simpson Primary.
Joan, from the Responsible Pet Ownership group, visited the P-4 students this week with Tucker her dog. During the session students learned how to approach a dog and what to do if confronted with an angry dog.
There's a real buzz around the building this week as everyone prepares to share their learning growth with their families, at the student led interviews, on Wednesday. Please arrive 5 or so minutes before your time so that you can enjoy the learning displays around the school.
Continuing with their fresh produce project, "The Green Thumb Project," our student leaders congress team have now got their chickens laying. Stay tuned for how you can get your hands on some free fresh produce.
WOPO cooking hit the upper department this week. As part of the campaign against Palm Oil, upper students put into action their boycott of all things containing this product, to help save the orang-utans. It was a busy kitchen, and the students enjoyed their food creations 'without palm oil.'
Training is well and truly underway in preparation for this week's AFL 9's inter school event. Good luck to our 3-4 team and the 5-6 girls, who get a special competition this year for the first time.
Our school has been given some much needed funds from the Victorian School Building Authority to support some maintenance projects in and around the school. This will mean we are able to do some maintenance on things like the flying fox and the asphalt markings for games and play around the yard.
Congratulations to Ella, Anna and Sadie who were the winners of this weeks C.A.R.E. awards for displaying behaviours that supported acceptance in their classrooms. Things like working with any partner happily and being able to follow the classroom behaviour expectations. Well Done.
Our next event planned in a pre-Xmas shopping trip to Melbourne warehouses on Sunday 13th of October.Seats are limited so book early. $50 per person.