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Week 8 Term 4

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Only nine days of school to go! 
Yesterday's orientation was a success with lots of excitement and a few nervous faces that left and came back an hour later with big smiles!  I'm so proud of how much these Year 2's have grown and developed in just a year.

Technology/Art
Our final project of the year is underway that ties in with our War on Waste sustainability focus with the aim to use as much reusable materials as possible.  This also requires students to manipulate open ended materials, develops perseverance and problem solve when mistakes are made or things don't go quite as planned.  We are working towards a collaborative piece that also celebrates our uniqueness but also how we have worked alongside each other as a team.  Plus it is lots of hands-on, messy, creative gluey fun! 
Excursion
We have been lucky this term to have participated in the Scitech show and workshop incursion that focused on our current physical science topic on forces. 
As a part of our current …

Week 7 Term 4

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While it is only 15 days of school left for the gorgeous students of the 2K team, we are still busy as bees!!!!

Homework - Home readers from OLC will continue until the end of this week and then I will begin to collect up the books to determine what is missing starting next week.  I hope that the students will remain reading their own books and local library books every night and encourage them to write in the titles in their RED reading log until the end of term.  The Think Mentals books have been completed and will be sent home soon.  Please let me know if you would like your child to continue with maths homework for the remainder of the year and I can supply a supplementary number Mathletics booklet.  Spelling will continue for the remainder of the year with an new list each Monday - please continue using the look, cover, write and check books each night.


Plastic bottles for recycled art
We have begun sketching and planning for our final art project for the year which will be a fish…

Week 3 Term 4

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Reminder:

Tomorrow is CRAZY SOCK DAY!
Socktober is an initiative of Catholic Mission and a way in which we fundraise and engage in advocacy and formation activities during World Mission Month in October. According to UNICEF statistics, nearly half of the world’s children are still living in poverty today. You can get involved in helping to change this statistic through participating in OLC’s Socktober event this Friday the 26th of October for “Crazy Socks Day!”
WHAT: Crazy Socks Day. Children are invited to wear crazy socks with their uniform on this day, and to bring in a gold coin donation. At lunch time we will host a “Rock Your Socks Off Dance Party” in the hall at lunch time for anyone who is would like to join in. Keep an eye out for Mr. Wilkie and his “Saturday Night Fever” dance floor moves!
WHEN: Friday 26th October
WHY: Because we can help put a stop to poverty and help to create the world God intended for us.
This year for World Mission Day 2018 Pope Francis says: “Never th…

Week 8 Term 3

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Upcoming Events:
Athletics Carnival - Friday 7th September
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox - last day donations and money Friday 7th Sept
Jungle Book Musical - Thursday 13th, Friday 14th September 6pm
Learning Journeys Open Classrooms Evening - Monday 17th September 3.30 to 5pm

Book Week
We had a wonderful day last Thursday celebrating Bookweek at OLC.  The costumes were so creative and different.  We loved learning about the annual celebration of children's literature Australia wide each year.  I have shown the children the CBCA (Children's Book Council) different stickers that can often be found on winning books from previous years and we have already spotted some on our #classroombookoftheday books.  
Look at these crazy kids in character!



Congratulations to our Throws Champions! 




Shoebox Donations - 
There is only a few days left to bring in donations - if you haven't done so yet, can you please send items and also the $2.50 for postage costs in by this Friday 7th September, i…

Week 7 Term 3

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REMINDERS - WEEK 7
Shoebox Donations - 
If you haven't done so yet, can you please send these items and also the $2.50 for postage costs in by the next Friday 7th September that would be greatly appreciated. This is a wonderful OLC tradition that is so worthwhile for our children to think of others.  We encourage students to do extra jobs at home to help collect the money and gift donation for children on the other side of the world.  Please feel free to see us if you have any questions or check the previous blog post for links to the Operation Christmas Child project.

Book Week Dress Up - This Thursday is our Book Week Dress Up day! We ask that all students come dressed as a character from their favourite book ready to parade on Thursday after recess. If your child is able to bring their book as well, that would be great! They will be asked to explain their character during the parade.

Father's Day Breakfast - Can you please make sure that you have sent your RSVP in to Fran by We…

Week 6 Term 3

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Upcoming Events:
Thursday 23rd August: School photos
Friday 24th August: School photos for families and siblings
Thursday 30th August: Book Week dress up day

School Photos
Our school photos will commence this Thursday 23rd and as it is usually our sports day, we are asking the children to come in full winter school uniform (including a school jumper), dress black shoes and hair accessories must be in school colours only (teal green, white or black)  and bring their sports shoes in their bag to change into after their photos in the morning. 
Photo order forms for online ordering were delivered to the children on Friday.
If you wish to have Family/Sibling photos, please collect an envelope from the office and more information about family photos can be found in the latest newsletter.

Operation Christmas Child
Over the next fortnight, the Year Two children are going to participate in an initiative called 'Operation Christmas Child' which aims to pack a shoebox to give to a child wh…

Week 4 Term 3

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Week 3 Term 3
Upcoming Events: 
Year 2 Combined Prayer Assembly: 10th August 
OLC Feast Day – Mass 9am OLOSC and Mission Markets mid-morning 15th August
School Photos: 23rd and 24th August Jumps: 28th August
Book Week: 30th August
Throws: 4th September Athletics Carnival: 6th September

Year 2 Prayer Assembly: This week, both Year 2 classes will be presenting a prayer assembly on Friday morning, 10th August.  The theme is God's love and our empowerment to love in relation to the Sacrament of Confirmation.  We have been busy learning some Auslan signs to sing a song about God's family and love.  Some Year 2s have also volunteered to read and have brought home some lines to practise.  No costumes or props needed for the assembly and we would love you to come join us at 9am next week if you can.  

Feast Day Mission Markets: Next Wednesday
The OLC Feast Day celebrations will take place on the Assumption of Mary, Wednesday August 15. This is the day on which we celebrate Mary going to heaven. …

Week 3 Term 3

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Week 3 Term 3
Upcoming Events: 

Year 2 Combined Prayer Assembly: 10th August 
OLC Feast Day – Mass 9am OLOSC and Mission Markets mid-morning 15th August
School Photos: 23rd and 24th August Jumps: 28th August
Book Week: 30th August
Throws: 4th September Athletics Carnival: 6th September

Mathematics: This week we have begun to learn about division, the division symbol, word problems and vocabulary related to division situations.  Please discuss with your child some sharing mathematics problems and talk about the inverse/opposite relationship division has with multiplication.  

Writing: We continue to develop our understanding of the structure and text features of persuasive texts.  We have begun to apply our knowledge of reasons and arguments and are learning how to expand each reason by explaining in detail so that our reader is able to imagine and will be likely to be convinced or persuaded to agree with our point of view.  We were very tired but proud writers yesterday as we learnt how to use …

Week 2 Term 3

Welcome back to Term 3!
I can't believe we have been back for a whole week already!
It seems everyone had a lovely holiday break, be it either overseas and up north soaking up some warmth or some lovely time at home relaxing and spending precious family time together.  All the children have come back refreshed and ready for some more learning and fun!

Homework
Homework will continue as normal this term.  Please ensure your child is reading every night including ten minutes aloud to an adult to help develop expression and fluency (home or school book).  This is also a great opportunity to discuss new vocabulary and punctuation features.
Mental maths books Days 1 to 4 completed by Fridays.  We also encourage nightly spelling of your child's phonic spelling list in their blue Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check mini-folder.  Please try to also include three or four extra tricky sight words to spell each night (these should be the sight word practice words noted on a letter if your c…

Last day of term 2!

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

MORNING TEA FOR MRS KNEZEVIC - tomorrow Friday 29th June: please send in a small plate of food in replacement of your child's recess and leave it on the small tables in the wet area/glass house tomorrow morning.  We will present the wonderful class gift from the parents (thank you!) and have an early morning tea at 10.30 

PUPIL FREE DAY - Monday 16th July Just a reminder that students return to school on Tuesday 17th July.  

Wow - what a term!  I can't believe that we are halfway through the year!!!

GRANDPARENTS DAY:  Grandparents Day was a huge success, we had so many loving grandparents come in to celebrate this wonderful OLC tradition. The day started with a beautiful prayer service dedicated to our  grandparents. The slide show that Mrs. Meyer put together was beautiful and enjoyed by both the students and their families.  The grandparents enjoyed their morning tea - thank you so much for our parent volunteers for the food and extra hands on the day.  The gran…

Week 9 Term 2

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The Final Week!
It will be a another busy week in the final week of this short term. 
Monday - Grandparents' Morning - 9.00am Mass, 9.30 morning tea, 10-11am classroom visits
Friday - 1P Assembly performance and NAIDOC celebrations
Friday - Thank you Mrs Knezevic morning tea in 2K at 10.30am
Plus lots of learning and fun as usual!

Friday 29th- thank you morning tea -  The last day of school this term will also be Mrs Sheree Knezevic's last day of teaching practicum.  To say thank you for all of her hard work, amazing effort teaching all of the 2K children over this term and congratulate her on completing all of her studies, I would love the children to have a special morning tea with her.  If you could bring in a small plate of food in replacement of recess on the last day, it would be greatly appreciated.

Cross Country
Congratulations to all participants in the cross country today! The students all tried their best which was great to see! There was also a good show of sportsmanship! …

Week 8

Upcoming events:
Wednesday 20th June: Refugee Lunch Day
Thursday 21st June: Cross Country morning
Friday 22nd June: Year 2K Performance Assembly
Friday 22nd June: P&F Disco
Saturday 23rd June: Year 2 Family Mass at OLOSC Church
Monday 25th June: Grandparents Morning at OLC - Mass and classroom visits

The last two weeks of term are proving to be very busy and full of events! There was lots of important information in Friday's newsletter and recent email notices, so please take note of what's happening prior to the holidays.

World Refugee Lunch Day - is tomorrow.  If you can also please discuss with your child the donation that can be made...this is the average cost of what it take to feed your child on this day. If your child may have some pocket money to contribute towards this it would also be great!  Many thanks to the parent helpers who have volunteered to cook and serve lunch on Refugee Rice Day. The children who are having rice are asked to bring in an empty lunch contai…

Week 7 2018

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Upcoming Events:
Sunday 17th June: Year 4 Eucarist at OLOSC Church
Wednesday 20th June: Refugee Lunch Day
Friday 22nd June: last day to complete Parent Satisfaction survey for OLC see seqta email
Friday 22nd June: Year 2K Performance Assembly
Friday 22nd June: P&F Disco
Saturday 23rd June: Year 2 Family Mass at OLOSC Church
Monday 25th June: Grandparents Morning at OLC - Mass and classroom visits
Please read the School newsletter via your email link or available on school website for more information on whole school events.

Family Mass:  Please be aware a new date for the Year 2 family mass and pizza night has now been officially rescheduled to Saturday 23rd June at 6.00pm.  We hope you see you all there!

English:  In reading we are continuing to learn about the different reading strategies that we can use to become better readers.  These strategies are grouped under the CAFE concept - Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expand Vocabulary.  One strategy that we have started to focus …

Week 6 Term 2

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Upcoming events:
Go Fish Year3/4 Musical: Friday night 8th June

Year 2K Performance Assembly
Our assembly will be week 8 of this term, 22nd June!  We will be doing a mini-performance for the story "The Very Cranky Bear".  Your budding actors, actresses and singers will be bringing home scripts to practice this afternoon for the next few weeks with their role which is highlighted.
Characters in our play can wear a costume that represents what animal they are.  This does not need to be elaborate - the simpler the better.  Students will need to bring their sports uniform to wear underneath their costume or ready to change into after the assembly.  Please feel free to come and see us if you have any questions or would like any ideas. 
Those children who are Narrator 1 and Narrator 2 are asked to be dressed as singers/rock stars as they will be front row performers for our rock song "Author's Purpose P.I.E."

Homework
We are up to Unit 16 this week and will be completi…