Term 4, Week 11, 2016 – Final post for the year

Hi everyone,

 

The last full week of school has flown by, full of friends and fun. The teachers have enjoyed sharing lots of special end-of-year experiences with the Preps before we send them off for holidays and then into Year One. We have delighted in sharing the learning journey of each and every Prep and we are so proud of their achievements this year. We especially congratulate students on the hard work they have put in to develop the characteristics of good learners. These important qualities (like being curious, talking about their interests, asking open questions, choosing research tools relevant to their question, using resources carefully and caring for the environment) will provide a springboard into learning next year and also for years to come.

Below are a selection of moments from your child’s last full week of Prep, 2016. 

Maths games

Preparing for our excursion

Investigations

Christmas cooking

Mindfulness

Several days this week have also concluded with mindfulness activities. Practising mindfulness helps students find inner calm and learn to regulate their emotions.

Christmas craft

Thank you

Thank you all for the support you have given your child’s learning this year in so many ways – reading with your child at home, writing and responding to diary communications, staying in touch with classroom learning via the blog, prep newsletters and take-home notes, helping in the classroom, helping on Milkshake Days, Kids’ Kitchen and excursions, attending assemblies, attending special presentations of learning like Book Week,  Mulitcultural Day, the School Concert and the Prep Performance.

We know you and your children will feel right at home in the Jpod next year!

We look forward to seeing you at the whole school assembly tomorrow (commencing at 2.15pm) and at the Family Picnic (5.30 – 7pm) if you are able to attend.

We wish you all a very happy and safe holiday season!

The Prep Team

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