The Year 6 Teachers would like to extend a warm welcome to our students and families for 2018! We hope and trust that every individual will enjoy a successful, exciting and fruitful year of learning!
We are delighted to welcome Ms Catherine Devitt to the Year 6 team, joining Miss Lynda Lemmon, Mrs Joanne Reed and Mr Chris Bird. Logistically 6B, 6D and 6L will be on the 5th floor and 6R will be on the 3rd floor. Rest assured that the students on the 3rd floor will not feel left out!
At this early point in the year, we frequently talk to our students about what it means to be a leader. Every student in Year 6 has the opportunity to build on and demonstrate their developing leadership skills. There are Semester 1 House Leaders, Peer Support leaders, Buddies, Student Representative Council, the Environmental Committee and on a daily basis our students will be seen as the ‘leaders of the school’. They will be involved in helping others and certainly will be looked up to and respected by all those in the younger years. Our children are encouraged to be confident in their abilities and excited about their potential.
A particularly important aspect of leadership is the example that we set for others. Students in Year 6 are asked to model outstanding habits and behaviour to our younger students. This includes showing respect for their peers and teachers, greeting adults as they pass them in the corridor, helping younger students who might need assistance on the playground and of course adhering to classroom and school rules including uniform regulations.
Messages to parents regarding class events and routines, will be shared through student diaries, email, our Online Learning Platform and Google Classrooms. We look forward to working together with you to assist our students in rising to the challenges of Year 6.
Term 1 Diary Dates
Parent Information Night Thursday 1 February @ 6:30pm
Primary Leadership Assembly Friday 2 February @ 8:30am
Wetland Park Excursion Monday 5 February @ 8.30am
Year Six Assembly Friday 16 March @ 8.30am
Please note that our Primary Assemblies will now be held at 8:30am on the delegated Friday (Early Childhood on Odd weeks and Years 3-6 on Even weeks).
Our Assembly in Week 2 (Friday the 2 of February) will be our Leadership Assembly. If your child has nominated themselves for the position of: House Captain, Student Representative Council or an Environmental Committee member, please keep this time in your diary.
As part of our unit on Biodiversity, Year 6 students will be attending an excursion to the Hong Kong Wetlands on Monday the 5 of February. We are seeking parent helpers to join us. We will be leaving school for the excursion at 8:30am and returning by 2:15pm. Please contact your classroom teacher if you are available to help. We would love for you to join us!
Computers and helping kids stay safe online
All Year 6 students should have received their computers by now and whilst this is always a very exciting time, some safety tips and reminders are always necessary to set boundaries. We encourage you to go through the Student ICT Acceptable Use Policy provided in the Student Diary (Pages 7 and 8) and discuss with your child the information provided. It is also important they understand what is expected from you and the school and have them sign the relevant section on Page 7.
Over the next few weeks all children in Year 6 will be also working through a series of modules designed to help them stay safe whilst using their computers and other technology.
The eSmart Digital Licence is a fun way for children to prove their knowledge of how to best use technology and being safe online. It includes questions on mobile phones, social networking, viruses and spam, email, dealing with trolls, sending images, and lots, lots more. Below is a snap shot of the types of content the children will be working through.
Book Club Recommendations
Teacher’s Contact Details
If you are interested in being a class representative this year, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact your classroom teacher.