Term 2 2017 Parent Information


Term 2, 2017

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Dean De Rooden

Suzanne Fatchen


Lisa Maron


Annette Amato


Judy Brophy

Annette Amato



Dean: 1/2  D

Full time in the classroom
Suzanne: 1/2 F

Full time in the classroom

Lisa: 1/2 MA


Annette: 1/2 MA

Judy: 1/2 BA

Tuesday – Friday

Annette: 1/2 BA


  • Feel free to contact class teachers if you have any concerns. Please let us know and we will arrange a time that is suitable. It is vital that good communication and relationships are fostered.
  • It is really important for all students to be at school on time each morning because every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as we will be doing Morning Fitness at 8:55am.
  • On Friday mornings we need to be ready to start Meditation by 9:00am. Please remember that while we are meditating you are mindful of silence in our building at that time.
  • Before school, during breaks and after school students are not permitted inside our school building. This is a safety issue and we ask that you respect this.
  • To foster further independence it would be appreciated if the children could meet parents outside the building after school. We would also encourage all students to be responsible for carrying and unpacking their own school bags.
  • Just a reminder that if you need to collect your child before the end of the school day, please report to the office and follow the signing out procedure.
  • HOMEWORK: All students need to do at least 10-15 minutes of Home Reading every night.  This needs to be recorded in the Home Reading Journal. It is important that students change their own Home Reading book regularly and that the Home Reading Journal is at school each day. Teachers will check this weekly.
  • Please ensure that the mail bag is in your child’s school bag each day, making sure that you check each evening for any notes. This is also used for the Home Reading Journal and readers.
  • Please note that it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that we request students do not bring any nuts or nut products to school in lunchbox or snacks. This is a request because some students have life threatening allergies.
  • We also do not share any of our foods at school and if we are given any treats, they will be brought home. If you are concerned about any food issues, please see the class teachers.
  • Important Dates:

            1/2  F class Mass in the Chapel:  Week 4,  Thursday 11th May

            1/2 D class Mass in the Chapel:  Week 6, Thursday 25th May

            1/2 BA class Mass in the Chapel: Week 9, Thursday 15th June
            1/2 MA class Mass in the Chapel: Week 7, Thursday 1st June

  • Lunch orders are ordered online and distributed on Friday.
1/2 F 1/2 D 1/2 BA 1/2 MA

Physical Education:

Wednesday with Kay Livingstone

Sport: Tuesday with Suzanne Fatchen

(All students to wear sports uniform)

Digital Technologies:  Wednesday with  Lauren Rennison

Performing Arts:  

Tuesday with Barbara Green

Italian:  Wednesday with Maria Cannorozzo

Library: Thursday

Physical Education: Wednesday with Kay Livingstone

Sport: Tuesday with Dean De Rooden

(All students to wear sports uniform)

Digital Technologies:  Wednesday with Lauren Rennison

Performing Arts:  

Wednesday with Barbara Green

Italian:  Tuesday with Maria Cannorozzo

Library: Wednesday

Physical Education: Tuesday with Kay Livingstone

Sport: Monday with Annette Amato

(All students to wear sports uniform)

Digital Technologies:  Wednesday with Lauren Rennison

Performing Arts:  

Wednesday with Barbara Green

Italian:  Wednesday with Maria Cannorozzo

Library: Monday

Physical Education: Wednesday with Kay Livingstone

Sport:Friday with Annette Amato

(All students to wear sports uniform)

Digital Technologies:  Wednesday with Lauren Rennison

Performing Arts:  

Wednesday with Barbara Green

Italian:  Wednesday with Maria Cannorozzo

Library: Monday

Curriculum Overview


Our focus is on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing. Students will engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They will listen to, read, view and interpret spoken, written and multimodal texts in which the primary purpose is to entertain, as well as texts designed to inform and persuade. Students will create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts including narratives, retellings and reports.

During Term Two, we will be looking at Information Reports, Narratives and Poetry writing.



Number and Algebra: Students will count to and from, and order numbers up to 1,000. They will count and represent numbers using place value with numbers up to 1,000’s.  They will perform simple addition and subtraction calculations, using a range of strategies.

Measurement and Geometry: Students will recognise, count and order Australian coins and notes according to their value. They will read time to the half hour on digital and an analogue clock. Students will use a calendar to locate specific days and dates,

Statistics and Probability: Students will collect data from relevant questions to create lists, tables and picture graphs. They will identify and sort data using tally marks and graphs. Students will use ‘chance’ language to describe familiar events such as certain or impossible.


Social Emotional Learning:

Students will reflect on the personal qualities which contribute to the development and maintenance of friendships. They will continue to develop and exhibit appropriate behaviours for maintaining positive social relationships. Through activities such as reading, discussion and role-play, students will learn to recognise and describe the feelings and emotional responses of others. Students will learn to understand that their actions have consequences for both themselves and others in social contexts. They will reflect on other people’s feelings and needs, especially when resolving conflict or dealing with bullying; for example, by saying sorry or taking another person’s point of view into consideration.

This term students will focus on:

  • Using questions to assist with solving problems
  • Investigating roles within families
  • Participating in group tasks using teamwork
  • Learning to listen during discussions
  • Recognising appropriate and inappropriate ways to deal with conflict


Education in Faith:

Students will interpret signs, symbols and actions of Easter. They will share key scripture such as ‘The Woman at the Tomb’. Students will also investigate why we show respect for different beliefs. They will explore how there are different ways of worshipping in our world.



This Term, the students will investigate the question, ‘Who are the families of the world?’ The students will begin to identify what is familiar and what is different in the ways culturally diverse individuals and families live.


Visual Arts:

Students will create visual arts works that show emerging arts knowledge and an ability to plan arts works that communicate ideas, concepts, observations, feelings and/or experiences. They will develop and use skills, techniques, processes, media, materials, equipment and technologies in a range of arts forms. They will identify, describe and discuss characteristics of their own and others’ artworks.




During Term 2 in Italian the students will continue to learn greetings, numbers and colours in Italian.

They will be encouraged to use language that they can use when the need help with a task, problem or situation ( scusi, posso, aiuta, come si dice.., si, no, per favore…).

The students will be encouraged to describe their own strengths and achievements in Italian and identify how these contribute to personal achievements (sono bravo/a a…, non sono bravo/a a…).


Physical Education

In Physical Education, students will participate in individual, partner and group games that use the fundamental motor skills of bouncing, throwing and catching. Students will perform movements under, over, through and between objects and equipment. They will discuss game rules and identify what is “fair play.”

Students will also participate in the Jump rope for Heart program where they will attempt different movement challenges using a jumping rope both individually and with a partner.


Digital Technologies

This term, the Year 1/2 students will be investigating augmented reality using apps such as Blippar and Aurasma. They will use Google apps to research and save information about a country relating to their family heritage, then create an augmented reality information product about this country.

Performing Arts
This term students will explore musical ideas using voice, instruments and body percussion focusing on beat and rhythm. They will sing songs and play tuned and untuned instruments to improvise and compose simple rhythms. They will have the opportunity to listen to different cultural chants from a variety of countries.
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