Week 3 Term 1 2020

Good evening parents,

Wow! What an absolutely wonderful start to the week we have had.  Monday and today were two days jam-packed full of learning - place value in mathematics, manipulating sounds in our spelling groups to create new words, writing recount texts, beginning our reading groups, applying new decoding strategies and some students have even worked on finding evidence in the texts we have read to answer questions.

We have also been having great fun getting stuck into our science concept topics (sound in Year One and push/pull forces in Year 2) and learning about digital technology apps as a tool to record our learning.  I am so proud of how much focus and persistence with a positive attitude our 1/2K team are showing when learning new things. In just a few weeks we are already growing our confidence to problem solve and continuing to build our independence to complete our work, try out new things and even suggest other ways we can show what we know and have learnt.

Thank yo…

Year One and Two Parent Information Night 2020

Dear Parents, 

As mentioned in the newsletter, we have our annual parents information night on Tuesday the 11th of February. 

This is a new format where we offer two sessions times of the same information with an address from Mr. Eugene Lee in between these sessions in the hall.  

As we are a Year One and Two team, we will be presenting to both year levels in the Library. 

These will commence at: 
First Session: 5.00-5.25pm. 
5.30 til 5.55pm Parents then attend a brief presentation in the hall
Second Session: 6.00-6.25pm

As on ongoing focus of sustainability at OLC, there will be no paper hand out on the night.  Please see below the link to access the powerpoint presentation and information that will be covered on the night.  This also caters for parents who are unable to attend on the night. 

Please click here for the link below: 

Year One and Two Parent Information Night Presentation 2020

We are looking for two class reps per class. If you are interested, there will be an opportunity to volunt…

Welcome to Year 1/2K 2020!

Hello to parents to the Year 1/2K blog,

Welcome to Year 1 and 2!  I hope you all had a relaxing holiday enjoying the summer weather and making precious family memories.  I am looking forward to getting to know your gorgeous children and working with you in just a couple of days! 
The junior years of Year One and Two are big but exciting learning years where your child will discover, grow, create, reflect and experience an abundance of fun and interesting things in our class.  As parents, in the partnership with teachers in your child's learning journey, it is extremely important to keep in mind that we all build on small successes.  Each child will progress at their own rate, acquiring skills as they are developmentally ready.  Maintaining each child's self-esteem and building a secure foundation for future growth will always remain a priority in our class.

Here are some ways you can help: Celebrate your child's success, no matter how small it may seem.  This will keep your ch…

Term 4 Week 9

Good afternoon parents,

So here it is... the final blog post of the year with all the important information about the upcoming events this week.

It has been such a wonderful year watching each and every one of the kids grow and overcome challenges they have faced throughout the year. I have really enjoyed teaching and getting to know your children. They are all unique and special in their own way. Thank you for your support throughout the year to ensure your child's learning could happen.

See below for the important reminders.


End of Year Christmas Concert
- is on tomorrow night Tuesday beginning at 5.30pm. If you can please have your child at school by 5.15pm dressed in Christmas colours...seats will be at a premium so factor that in to your plans!

Colour Run - this will take place on Friday 13th December. This a free dress and we ask that you send in an extra white t-shirt for your child to change into. 

Reports - these will be sent home with your child on Friday. If y…

Week 6 Term 4

I can't believe it is Week 6 already. Where has the time gone? Just a few reminders for upcoming events...

PLEASE HELP! Each year at OLC, we take time to be thankful for our blessings and to assist those local people in need by contributing to Christmas Hampers distributed by the St. Vincent De Paul Society. There are boxes in our classroom for your donations. Each year level is to donate particular things. PP, Yrs 1& 2: Tinned food, pasta, rice, biscuits, crackers, sauces, jams, condiments, (basically any non-perishable good food, which can be used beyond Christmas).

This drill is for all students, parents and staff at OLC
We ask that all parents collect, or organise to have their children collected by another parent/adult/guardian, from their child's classroom, once you receive a Bush Fire Emergency SMS from the school at approximately 2:20pm. Please do not collect your children prior to receiving the SMS from th…

Excursion Information

Please find below the information about our upcoming excursion. This information, along with a permission slip will be sent home with your child today. Please return as soon as possible. 

Year 2 Excursion - Busselton Jetty This term in HASS we have been learning about significant people and places in the local community. We have focused on the significance of Grace Bussell and the SS Georgette shipwreck at Redgate Beach. The Year Two students will be visiting Busselton Jetty. Here the children will investigate and examine significant local artefacts. They will become familiar with the importance of Busselton Jetty and its history. They will be guided through an engaging presentation which tells the history.
Both Year Two classes will be travelling to Busselton Jetty on Tuesday the 12th of November at 8:45am and returning to school at approximately 2:00pm.Please ensure you are at school by 8:30 on Tuesday as we are on a tight schedule.
We require one parent helper per class. So, if you wou…

Term 4 Week 4

Good morning everyone and welcome to week 4.
I can’t believe that it is nearly week 5 already!! Time truly does fly when you are having fun. Just a few messages  :)

Water bottles: As the weather gets warmer it is even more important to stay hydrated. Could you please make sure that your child has a water bottle and that it is bought into school. This is to help curve the disruption caused by people constantly wanting to leave the classroom during explicit learning time.
Mental Maths and Sight words: Please ensure your child is bringing their green spelling folder to school each day. We use them each day to practice our list words and sight words. Every Friday they are tested on these words and I am then able to give them new sight words to put straight into their green folders. 

We are currently on unit 31 of out Mental Maths unit. Thank you to all the parents who are giving their children instant feedback and writing in their books if their child finds a particular area difficult. 
Mr John …