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Myuna Farm


 

On Monday 30th April, the Prep students had their first school excursion to Myuna Farm. In term 2, the students learn about life on the farm and this excursion provides them with a wonderful chance to experience farm life, first hand.

 

After their exciting trip on the bus, the Preps enjoyed a show put on by Farmer Dan and his talking cockatoo, Joey and if they were brave enough, they had the opportunity to milk Ebony the goat. After the show, the Preps enjoyed a train ride past the paddocks, down to the wetlands to see the ducks and the colony of bats resting high in the canopy.

 

The children enjoyed patting the rabbits and guinea pigs in the farm’s nursery and excitedly roamed around the nursery looking at the lizards and snakes in the reptile house, patting the sheep and the goats in the pens and holding their noses while looking at the baby piglets!

 

A huge hit with the Preps, as always, was the chance to feed the sheep, goats, kangaroos, deer and camels in the paddocks. Hands full of chaff, students fed and patted greedy animals that pushed against the fences to get to the food.

 

On the return bus trip, tired Prep children chattered noisily the day’s adventures. Amongst the students, the train ride to the wetlands and feeding the animals in the paddocks appeared to be trip favourites. The Prep Team would like to thank Myuna Farm for another wonderful and well organised excursion. 

 

 

Term 2

 

With a successful Term 1 behind us, we turn our focus toward a very busy and exciting Term 2. 

 

This term, the Preps have started assembly. We have our Prep assembly every Monday morning in the multi-purpose room. Each week, we award our star student awards. We would love to welcome our prep parents to join us. 



 In Term 2 the Preps will be learning about ‘The Farm’. The students will discover farm animals and how they live, animal life-cycles, as well as the journey our food takes from the farm to our plate.  They will enjoy their first excursion to Myuna Farm to build their knowledge about farm animals. They will also have the opportunity to watch chickens hatching and the first few weeks of the chick's life at school.

 

We’d like to remind our families that there are a few days to note during Term 2. Please use the calendar to the right of the screen to note these in your diaries. 

 



Seesaw

The Prep classes this year are again using the Seesaw App in their classrooms. Seesaw is a great way to connect with your child's learning at school. When connected to your child's journal, you will be able to see some of the work that they are doing in class. You can connect multiple people to your child's journal so the whole family can share in your child's school journey. 

 

You will have received instructions from your child's teacher on how to connect to Seesaw. If you are having any problems, please see your classroom teacher for assistance. 


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Welcome to 2018!

The Preps have had a great start to school and have settled in well to life at Primary school. They are starting to participate in specialist classes such as; Art, Library and Sport (P.E). Inside the classroom the Preps are learning about their classroom routines and getting to know their teacher and fellow classmates. 


The Preps will be going full time from Monday 26th February. 

 

Each Prep child is now taking home their folder each night. Inside their folder is their reader, handwriting practise and sight words. Please take a few minutes to practise these every night- no more than 30 mins. It is best if the students develop a routine with their homework every night. At home, students may do their homework in little 10 mins blocks (10 mins handwriting, break, 10 mins reading, break, 10 mins sight  words) or depending on your own child, it may be easiest for them to complete their homework all in one go.

 

It is very important that the students go to bed early so they are well rested for their day at school. It is very hard for the students to learn when they are tired. We encourage all our families to set a routine for the students to follow daily to help them settle in.


 

If you ever have any concerns, please see your classroom teacher as soon as possible. If you would like to see us in the morning, please come at 8.45am, as we must begin teaching at 9am. If you would prefer to discuss issues after 3.15pm, please be aware, we must dismiss the class safely first before we are able to talk to you.



We are looking forward to a fantastic year!

Prep Enquiries

Prep Area Leaders

Agathi Orologas & Brianna Nish

 

Contact Number

9794 7899

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Term 2 Ends
Friday 29th June
 
Term 3 Starts
Monday 16th July