Week 3 Update

Mother's Day I hope you all had a relaxing Mother's Day on Sunday and felt well pampered by your children. We were lucky to have Bree and Erin come out from Bunnings last week to make your trinket boxes with the Year 2's. I hope that you enjoyed opening these special gifts on your morning. Below are some pictures of the Year 2's hard at work piecing the boxes together and going mad with the PVA glue and hammers! Many thanks to our parent helpers who attended on the day to make this activity possible.

Walk Safely to School Day Walk Safely to School Day is coming up this Friday. Details about the day can be found in last week's school newsletter including pick up points and times if you wish your child to participate. The children will also be treated to an incursion with Constable Care on the day that ties in with Road Safety.

2K Prayer Assembly
Please note that our original prayer assembly date was changed earlier in the year to Week 3 Term Three instead of Week 3 t…

Week 1 Term 2 2019

Welcome back to school everyone! I hope you all enjoyed some special family time over Easter and made the most of the beautiful April weather we had over the break.

A few things to note as we begin this term:

Spelling HomeworkThe children will be receiving new spelling lists this week and you will notice that many of them have different coloured lists due to being in a new spelling group this term. If your child has the same coloured words they are repeating their previous spelling group to consolidate unknown sounds.  Please feel free to discuss any questions you have about their spelling or the synthetic phonics spelling approach (Diana Rigg PLD) we use at OLC.  We ask that you continue to use the yellow Look, Cover, Write, Check spelling pads most nights (aim for 3x or 4x week) for your child to write out their spelling and sight words or alternate with reading them out for your child to record on scrap paper or spell aloud back to you.  

Maths HomeworkIt is expected that Unit 9 to be…

Week 10 Term 1 2019

Week 10!  Wow what a term it has been!  So many new friendships made and strengthened, so much learning and so many events and fun we've had in 2K.  It has been a wonderful first term and I'm sure you are all ready for a holiday break at the end of the week.

Thank you so much for your time to come in and discuss your child's progress with myself and Kristy over the last two weeks.  Please feel free to let us know if you would like to follow up anything else or have any other questions at all.  I will be sending home a an A3 overview sheet of all of of the sight words from Stage 1.1 to 3.2  to all students this week.  It is recommended by the PLD program that students should be around the level 2.1/2.2 stage in their personal reading and spelling sight words by this time of the year in Grade 2.  You will be able to see what level your child is up to by identifying what column their personal words are in.
I will also be sending home a phonic sounds sheet that contains some c…

Week 7

Swimming Lessons
What a week of swimming lessons we have just had!  I was so proud of how each and every one of them gave swimming their absolute best. I am sure that you all had some tired little swimmers at home over the weekend! Here are some photos of the fun we had during our lessons:
Parent-Teacher Meetings Year 2 Parent-Teacher meetings will be held across week 8 and week 9.  I will place up a copy of the roster for our meetings on the Parent Information Board outside the classroom on Monday afternoon. A copy of the roster has also been provided below. If you would like to email me your first 3 preferences for times I can select a time for you and add it to the roster. 

Parent Teacher Meetings 2K
Monday 25th March Week 8 Thursday 28th March Week 8 Monday 1st April Week 9 1.45 3.15
2.00 3.30 2.00 2.15 3.45 2.15 2.30

Assembly information

Good evening 2K parents,
I am so pleased to say that our first two days of swimming have been a huge success! We have managed to come to school prepared, work hard in the morning, eat and swim like super speedy champions, all before coming back and finishing the school day for the last half an hour.  The students have been very responsible with their belongings, making good choices and decisions about what to eat at recess and lunch break and have been showing their best OLC values while at the pool.  I'm so proud of them and their effort to 'just keep swimming' through our double lesson days. I'm sure they will be sleeping well over the next few nights!  I'll send through a blog post early next week of all of the learning too.

Your child may have mentioned that we are starting to prepare and learn our items for our assembly over the last two days.  Our annual assembly performance is on next Friday 22nd March at 9.00 in the hall.  We will be showing the sch…

Swimming lessons information

Swimming Lessons - Week 6 -
Swimming lessons begin next Monday 11th March and run for one week. Our lessons take place at the Busselton Pool at 12.15-1.45pm including a lunch break between each of the two daily lessons. We will be leaving school at 11.30pm straight after the recess break and returning to school at 2.30pm.  Both Year 2 classes will be going together at these times.

Our learning program will run as normal up until the recess break. As you can imagine, after two swimming lessons each day, the children will be very tired, we ask that your children get as much rest and sleep as possible next week.

We ask that your child wears their bathers to school underneath their sports uniform to make life easier for them. They are to wear their sneakers to school and bring their thongs in their swimming bag to change into at swimming time. No child is to wear their things to school during these days as they will need to wear enclosed shoes for the morning session and recess break. Th…

Harmony Day

Harmony Day.March 29th 2019
Dear Parents,
We need you….. On the 29th of March the students of Our Lady of the Cape Primary School will celebrate Harmony Day.It is our aim to support the development of respect and appreciation for cultures other than their own in the students. To do this we would like to immerse the children in a rich variety of experiences that include food, music, visual arts and the development of a knowledge base of the cultural traditions of others.
Information is always best coming from those who have experienced the learning first hand so we are asking parents help out on the day. We would love parents to lead an activity as part of a rotation between 9am and 11am on the day.  There would be no more than 20 children in each group. Each session would last 15 minutes and you would repeat this activity up to 6 six times.
If you were born in another country you may wish to present some photographs, samples of traditional foods, clothing, games etc. and tell the chi…