Term 3 2017 Parent Information


Term 3, 2017

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Dean De Rooden

Suzanne Fatchen


Lisa Maron


Annette Amato

Sam Pisotek

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

Sam Pisotek: 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 1,  Thursday 20th July

                  1/2 D class Mass in the Chapel:  Term 4

            1/2 BA class Mass in the Chapel: Term 4
                 1/2 MA class Mass in the Chapel: Term 4
                 1/2 Level Mass in the hall: Week 10, Thursday 21st September

  • 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 Three, we will be looking at Poetry and Procedure 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 multiplication and division calculations, using a range of strategies. Students will investigate simple fractions.

Measurement and Geometry: Students will measure and compare the lengths, masses and capacities of pairs of objects using uniform informal units. They will explore the features of three dimensional shapes. Students will interpret simple maps of familiar locations and identify the relative positions of key features.

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.


Social Emotional Learning:

Students 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 themselves and 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:

  • Growth Mindset
  • Decision making and actions
  • Exploring the meaning of right and wrong, good and bad  (School Value for the term: Honesty)


Education in Faith:

Students will investigate St Anne and St. Joachim in relationship to St.Anne’s Feast Day. They will explore formal and informal prayer. Students will also investigate the celebration of the Eucharist through a focus on key liturgical actions and objects used.



This Term, the students will investigate the question, ‘What creates movement?’ The students will investigate, question, design, produce, evaluate and modify to solve problems. They will have the opportunity to represent and communicate their observations.


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’ arts works.

This term the students will  enter artwork into the whole school exhibition and have an opportunity to enter the “Young Archie” competition.




During Term 3 the children will be reading ‘Mangia, mangia’ in Italian and learning associated language. They will also be looking at health messages associated with healthy eating and how they can affect our decisions and behaviours. They will discuss the difference between eating ‘poco’ and ‘molto’ of certain foods.


Physical Education

During Term 3 our focus in Physical Education classes is Athletics. During this unit students will participate in modified athletic activities which focus on running technique and gross motor movements such as throwing and leaping.


Performing Arts

This term our focus is primarily Dance. We will explore some of the elements of dance i.e. space, energy, body awareness and control. The students will learn new ways of moving, and practice the movement skills they already know. The students will be exposed to a sense of sequence; a dance has a beginning, movements that change in the middle, and then an ending. They will be involved in games and activities that build their understanding that dancing develops rhythmic capacity through experiences with steady beat, simple rhythmic movements (i.e. locomotor movements), tempo and musical response. The students will create their own dance moves with a partner or group to be performed for their classmates and then learn some short dance sequences through imitation.


Digital Technologies

This term, the Year 1/2 students will explore coding and computer programming concepts. They will experiment with iPad apps and our school floor robots to create and follow step-by-step procedures. They will also look at a range of flowchart conventions that can make technology-based instructions clear and concise.


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