Newsletter 6, Term 3 2022

WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!

Students in Prep making a Technology collage from everyday item

Wow, what a season we have been experiencing these last several months! Very trying and challenging, but we must all feel more confident and hope that all should be soon back to normal. The last two and a half years have been somewhat challenging for all of us, not forgetting all businesses and government services, including schools everywhere in the world. Let us hope that the tricky bits of our National Elections will soon come to pass peacefully for the sake of our people and country. Take special care of your children and yourselves because Covid-19 and other health challenges still persist. Do not let complacency settle in because it may grab you unawares! Now let me give some updates and reminders before taking you inside the classrooms to read about your children and what they have been doing.

TERM 3 NEWS UPDATES

1. CURRENT PROGRESS:

This is now the fifth week of our ten-week program, and all programs planned are in place and unchanged regardless of the disturbances experienced.
Extra work was prepared to take care of the few weeks the Government closed all schools. *Additional support is being given to students who may have been affected.

2. TERM END:

This Term will end on Friday 30 September. To follow with only 1-week break for holidays.

3. TERM 4 STARTS:

Monday 10 October.

4. SPECIAL EVENTS THIS TERM:

• Repentance Day
Friday 26 August – Public Holiday (School closed)
• PNG Independence 47 Anniversary
16 Friday September – Public Holiday (School closed )
• Fathers Day
Sunday 4 September – Happy Fathers’ Day!

5. SWIMMING PROGRAM:

To commence this week.

6. BUS & MEAL SERVICES:

are available for additional costs.

7. MASKS:

Keep wearing your masks to protect yourself and all those around you. *Your life is in your own hands!

8. PLAYSCHOOL CLASS – MS MATUI & MS RUTERA:

Hello and welcome back!

Despite the election disturbance, our playschool children are doing fine. We have covered most of the topics. and I am so pleased with their progress!

• Jolly Phonics Volume 2. Our children are familiar with Clemens’ sounds. They can also say their tongue twisters.
• Maths. We have covered most topics on patterns, measurements, parts and whole, and time telling, and now they are learning about the addition and mathematical symbol.
• Children are busy with their activities and crafts. They are displayed along the hallway.
• Playschools like Sue, Arcenciel, Talon, and Kingkyle have settled down. Troy is one of our intelligent boys in class who likes to answer questions for our revision topics in every morning drill session.
• Micaiah and Princeton are the active boys in class and settled down to do their activities.

Thank you!

Ms. Matui and Ms. Rutera – Class Teacher & Assistant
9. PRESCHOOL – MS HEAGI & MR PAUL:

Hello from the Preschool class. We would like to warmly welcome you all to this term, and it is nice to have you all back. Firstly all students are doing well in their school activities from Week 2 to Week 5.

So far, we have covered:
Language
• Jolly Phonics volume 3 sounds: g, o, u, l, f, b
• Alphabet Nn – Tt
• Spelling tricky words
• Short story reading

e. g. I,
I have,
I have an,
I have an umbrella.

Maths
• Numbers 0 – 15
• Counting from 0 – 60 (eg. 7 days equal to a week)
• Parts and whole: students cut fruits (apples and oranges)
into 2 and 4 parts.

Social studies – Communication
• Children have learned 3 types of communication skills (oral, written, and body language), the 7 Continents and 5 Oceans.
• The children did art and craft work on the topics above and sang a song about 7 continents.
Science
• Children learned about the Sun, the heart of the Solar System.
• Moon – Planet Earth has only one moon that comes out at night.
• Stars and our planet earth.
• Art and craft work on the stars and our earth.

Health
• Sickness, eg. Malaria and Covid 19
• Healthy Living

All students are having fun and are happy most time doing
their activities and practicals.

Reminders
• Concert scripts will be given out, so please help your child practice at home.
• Costumes: Blue T-Shirts and black trousers.
• Homework: Please continue to help your child at home and submit their homework folders.

Thank you!

Ms. Heagi & Mr. Paul – Class Teacher & Assistant
10. PREP & GRADE 1 CLASS – MRS MEA:

Hello everyone!
Welcome back to term 3. This is Week 5, and so far, we have done our best in our daily activities and test. Our theme for this term is “My Changing World.”

1. Our children have learned the following topics so far:
• Solar System
• Sun and the eight planets
• Moon and Stars
• Technologies
• Needs and Wants
• People and places – 7 Continents
• Safety Rules, Fire drill routine and road safety
• Jolly Phonics Volumes 5, 6, 7
• Maths – Multiplication.

2. Special Events like PNG Independence and concert day are approaching.
Therefore I will write in their diaries for costumes and concert script assistance.

I have been giving out worksheets (Homework), and everyone
seems to be doing fine. Keep up the great job, everyone.

Thank you.

Mr Mea – Class Teacher

3. Teacher parent link.
Please write to me or see me if you have any queries/ concerns about your child.

Thank you, and have a blessed day.

Mrs Mea – Class Teacher

Painting balloons to represent our blue planet Earth

Crafting bright yellow suns to brighten up our classroom

11. UPPER GRADES CLASS – MR MEA:

Hello everyone! Welcome to our class news! This is an exciting term for our class because we have many interesting things to learn.

We began with revisions from the last term and are now into our new units for this term. All children are improving, and I
am glad to see them working happily together.

We shall be doing some tests next week, so I expect everyone to study and prepare well. We have done some art and craft work about the earth and the Sun. Our work is on display already.

I would be happy to see more children, if not all, borrow and
read at home.

Thank you all.

Ms Rutera – Library Teacher
12. LIBRARY CORNER – MS RUTERA:

Hello parents and guardians. Welcome back to term 3. I am pleased to share a few stories about the library.

Many students have started borrowing, but most of them have
not brought their library bags back yet. That is why they are not allowed to borrow any books to take home. Please, parents, check your child’s bag at home for homework or
home reading as assessments are done. Every child’s test and homework are assessed according to every lesson taught in the library.

Reminder, every Tuesday and Thursday is borrowing day. Please bring your child’s bag along for him/her to borrow.

Our colourful planets we created as we learn about our solar system

Identifying appliances around the school - found a washing machine!

13. FRONT DESK – MRS TIONE:

Hi everyone, welcome back.
This term has been challenging and affected mainly by the PNG NGE throughout the country. Thank God that we are all safe from any sad situations. Great to have our children back to school and in their respective classes.

Homework was also given out during this time. Thank you to those parents who made it possible to pick up your child’s homework. Special thanks to all parents who paid their children’s school fees. God bless.

Have a blessed day.

Mrs Tione – Registrar

Happy smiles during a lesson on Science

Displaying the relationship between the Sun and the Planet Earth

During these past weeks, you will have noticed that we have been posting weekly pictures of each class learning activities with outcomes on the school Facebook page. Check them out to share, enjoy and comment to help us how we may improve. This has been quite a brief letter to update you on what is happening with your children! Any new events will be announced in due course. Otherwise, I want to thank you all for your support, trust, and confidence in my staff and me to serve you this y

Peace With Blessings,

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