Hurry up and get out of the cold at Richmond’s Clip and Climb. Our Grade 5/6 Family get together is Friday 17th June starting at 6pm. Stay on for delicious pizza dinner at the Mountain Goat Brewery. Please email Mel Pitcher to say you’d love to attend – or even to let her know you can’t this time. Our Parent Reps would love to hear from you.
In case you hadn’t heard – Hawthorn West PS has launched their new School Values. We are…
Our students are being creative in their thinking about how we can bring life to these new words in our everyday learning. The Homework task has revealed what our students want to see more of – recognising each other for demonstrating ways they have shown our new Values. Well done Grade 5/6 – you certainly are showing connectedness!
We had a brilliant time at the National Art Gallery of Victoria last week. The 200 Years of Fashion Exhibition was amazing.
The focus was to be inspired by the fashion over the years as the students will now design their own style in Art. Melanie created a treasure hunt designed to have students focus on particular elements as they walked through the exhibition.
We looked at design, the materials used over time and how that changed as well as the leaders in design and why they were famous.
Who doesn’t remember the short hemlines of the 60s, the colours of the 70s, the huge shoulders and fluro colours of the 80s, the simplicity of the fashion styles now.
Thank you to Melanie and Melinda for organising the event and a special thank you to the staff, Charlotte, Will and Brianna and the parent helpers, Kate, Katherine, Louise and Rosemary who made sure all the students gained the most from the experience. We greatly appreciated your time.
The budget is tight, the company has been chosen, the designs have been mapped out in tape on the floor – the tape measures have measured everything – twice! (sometimes 4 times because we really want the booths!)
The 4 classes have chosen colours. Glenys has been consulted!
Everyone has had a chance for their opinion to be heard.
It’s almost time to place the final order…
We want our learning spaces to be…
bright colourful fresh newinnovative
We want to stand, sit, bounce, move abouteasily, wewanttobeflexible.
We want to work independently, in small groups – we need our furniture to be as collaborative and moveable as we are.
We have been quoted for stand up tables, ottomans, stools and a range of tables. We have booths, we have tables and chairs.
Come up to the Grade 5/6 spaces and see the final designs for each Home Room on the pinboard outside Melinda’s room. We hope you all really like it as much as we do.
What are your thoughts on our Reno Rebels project?
ETA: Mid term holidays – stay tuned for further updates as they come in!
Congratulations to our Grade 5 students on completing their NAPLAN exams this week. All students have been very confident in their approach to the exams each morning and we are proud of their efforts. Thank you to our parents for helping your child throughout this week. The NAPLAN results will be made available to our school late Term 3.
Due to NAPLAN being conducted this week, Homework will be given out next Monday.
In the meantime, all students are encouraged to bring in 2 of their favourite poems to help us begin our new writing unit next week. We will use these poems as inspiration to discuss what we know about reading and writing poetry.
Do you know of an interesting poet? Can you bring in a book or web address link?
Do you have a favourite poem to share?
Did you write a brilliant poem last year you can share?
We can’t wait to read them. Poetry is one of our favourite writing units in the year.