Term 1 Student-Led Conferences
Communicating regularly with parents regarding your child’s learning goals, progress and areas for development is a key priority for our school. In 2021 we will be holding parent/teacher/student conferences in Week 8 of this term (15-19 March). We will be holding three-way conferences with you, your child and your child’s class teacher on-site at Anzac Park PS. Appointments for these conferences will be through an online booking system. An email letting you know that appointments have opened will be sent next week. The partnership between home and school is vital in maximising the learning of your child.
Anzac Park School Improvement Plan 2021 - 2024
Instructional Leadership: Reading in Classrooms
This semester our staff will be working with the Department of Education Literacy and Numeracy Team to evaluate and refine our school's approach to teaching reading. Currently our two Instructional Leaders, Mrs Amy Sackville and Mr Jeremy Hart, are observing all class's reading programs, to gain a holistic understanding of how reading is currently being taught K-6 so that a consistent approach can be established. It has been fantastic to see the evidence-based approaches being used in classrooms and students' engagement in quality texts.
Stage 2 Aboriginal Experiences Incursion
The literature consistently identifies a number of core elements that affect student wellbeing. These can be grouped broadly into the following:
- creating a safe environment
- ensuring connectedness
- engaging students in learning
- promoting social and emotional learning
- a whole school approach
This year our school is focused on creating a safe environment. A safe school is one where the physical environment is safe and does not lead to harm or injury for students; the emotional environment is one of positivity and free from negative behaviours such as bullying which can affect mental health; and where a healthy lifestyle is promoted through initiatives such as increased participation in sport and/or healthy food at the canteen.
Our teachers from K-6 are currently collecting student survey data on the core element of creating a safe environment. Questions explored school climate, the way teachers and students interact and how students treat each other. Teachers will be using this data to support planning and initiate action within programs, classrooms and across the school.
Learning Hub Snapshot - Ocean
This term, Ocean has been exploring how artists share their perspective through Subject Matter, Material and Techniques. Through a focus on Ken Done and Brett Whiteley, so far we have:
- Focused on Sydney Harbour as our Subject Matter.
- Utilised Oil Pastels and Acrylic Paints as our Material.
- Created texture by applying our art paper to different surfaces, a very sophisticated Technique.
Keep an eye out in the weeks to come as we shift our focus to Chrysovalantou Mavroudis (Watercolour Artist from Sydney) and Esme Timberry (Australian Bidjigal shellworker).
As you can see in the images, we have Livia and Elias showing off their draft + technique work with oil pastels, before completing their published take on Ken Done's work. We also have four student draft pieces, where we have first practiced our techniques with acrylic paint, and now look forward to publishing our take on Brett Whiteley's work.
Requesting an NDIS-funded therapy service for your child at school
There may be times when families ask for an NDIS-funded service provider to work with their child in the school. Principals have the authority to determine if and when NDIS-funded services can be provided during school hours and must ensure that the flow of the school day is not interrupted.
If your child has an NDIS plan and you would like further information regarding accessing NDIS-funded therapy for your child at school please contact:
- Amy Sackville (Kindergarten - Year 2 Deputy Principal): email@example.com
- Jeremy Hart (Year 3- Year 6 Deputy Principal): firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Coding & Robotics Club
Thank you to all Stage 2 students who returned their note for Junior Coding and Robotics Club. We have had an overwhelming response! On Friday last week students received an acceptance slip for:
- Semester 1 - to begin Friday 5 March (Green slip)
- Semester 2 - to begin Friday 23 July (Yellow slip)
If your child did not receive a green or yellow slip, they were unsuccessful in our lottery draw and will not be participating in Junior Coding and Robotics Club in 2021. Students are more than welcome to re-apply in 2022.
Gold & Silver Award Recipients
Tuesday 9 March - P&C AGM
Friday 12 March - Zone Swimming Carnival
22-24 March - Stage 3 Overnight Excursion
15 March - 18 April - Student Led Conferences
Friday 19 March - Harmony Day
Thursday 1 April - Last day Term 1
Tuesday 20 April - First day Term 2