We are continuing to focus on Numeracy across the school, with some additional work being done on SSP (systematic synthetic phonics).
In week 1 we had a Junior Primary PLC focused on using decodeable readers in supported reading sessions. PLC’s in Maths will be held in week 4. Class teachers will work on best practice for teaching Fractions through looking at assessment of prior knowledge, the scope and sequence, unit of work and resourcing high quality teaching of fractions.
To support and lead this work we are lucky to have a Curriculum Coach role which is funded through the Barossa Partnership with money to implement the units of work from the Australian Curriculum. Courtney Adams is working an extra day to do this and we are already making great progress in this area.
Engaged Parents & Community
We have already had opportunities to engage with the school and wider community this term. We have 7 Faith and NHS Year 10 Work Experience students booked in to join us this term. Currently we have Scarlett Hall and Kaleb White with us and they are both doing a fantastic job supporting our younger students. We will always try our best to support the Work experience program and encourage young adults to become teachers!!!
We have organised 2 information sessions at the Nuriootpa Community Children's Centre. They are on Monday 5th and Wednesday 7th June from 2:30 - 3pm at the NCCC. We will be talking to families about NPS and answering questions about what we do. If you have a child in the kindy feel free to come along even if you feel you know the school. Also, please encourage your friends to come along to learn more.
Donations from Community organisations:
We would like to thank the Tanunda Revival shop who kindly donated $500 for our parent coffee club. Our Coffee Club is on a Monday at 9am and we encourage you to join Claire and Kylie in the Community Centre for a chat.
The Lions club donated $300 for a equipment which will go into the Interoception room and Kiwanis have donated $1000 for us to purchase new Kimochi sets.
Finally, we are Looking for Support:
Walk to School Day - this Friday is Walk to School Day. Please support your child to join in on this initiative. Our starting points are as follows:
- Barossa Bushgardens entrance on Penrice Road 8:15am
- Coulthard House lawns 8:15am
- Nuriootpa Train park (for the extra keen!!) 8am
Two teachers will supervise the walks at each starting point and parents are welcome to walk with us (but of course you'll then have to walk back to your car!)
Thank you to Leah Arbuckle & Amanda White for running the show this week.