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CHATTERBOX Panania Public School 21A Lawler Street, Panania NSW 2213 Term 3 Week 9 Phone: 9773 9017 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.panania-p.schools.nsw.gov.au 16/9/2020 PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE Term Dates End of Term 3: Friday, 25 Sept First day of Term 4: Monday, 12 Oct for all students. Students should return in Term 4 in summer uniform. End of Term 4: Wednesday, 16 Dec for students. School Planning 2021-2024 School planning for 2021-2024 is well underway. An extensive and robust process of analysis and authentic reflection have identified the following areas to inform school improvement. They have been grouped accordingly into 3 proposed strategic directions. 1. Student Growth and Attainment Deep investigation of the ‘What Works Best’ themes alongside the triangulation of survey data from students, staff and parents has provided insight into areas of priority for improvement and innovation as well as areas that require strengthening to become fully embedded into practice. Visible Learning was a prominent feature of the 2018-2020 plan and has had varying degrees of success with foundational elements incorporated in programs. A future direction would include using this as leverage to enhance the consistent use of Learner Qualities, nurture growth mindsets and strengthen the analogy of the Learning Pit when referring to challenge and obstacles to learning. A focus on explicit teaching and enhancement of regular, immediate and targeted improvement-oriented feedback would support students in meeting and aspiring to high expectations. Consistent and sustainable structures and processes in alignment with ‘What Works Best’ and underpinned by evidence-based practices such as the inclusion of student self-assessment are required to improve student learning outcomes in Reading and Numeracy. 2. Wellbeing and Positive Partnerships Examination of student wellbeing dimensions indicated high expectations for success, high levels of student advocacy, high levels of student engagement and strong student/teacher/parent relationships. However, there is also a small number of students that feel they do not belong at school and feel like their opinions are not valued. This highlights the need for a whole school approach to wellbeing, an emphasis on magnifying student voice and identifying vulnerable students and inclusive
strategies that could support them. Increasing levels of both diagnosed and undiagnosed disability stresses the need for a cohesive approach that promotes social and emotional learning as well as tracks interventions employed to support their learning journey. Positive partnerships within the school, across schools and with all educational stakeholders including external providers, parents and carers would continue to enhance a nurturing culture of support that is empowered to improve student outcomes and provide a safe environment meeting learning needs. 3. Learning Culture and Quality Practices Extensive inquiry into the implementation of quality teaching practices have indicated that staff require time and space to embed evidence based pedagogical practices in consistent, deep and meaningful ways with a renewed focus on essential elements of quality teaching. A continued focus and consistent approach in building teacher capacity, including Instructional Leadership, is instrumental in facilitating student growth as quality teaching is the single largest in school determinant that can positively impact on student progress and achievement. Targeted and tiered professional learning informed by student needs will create a cycle of continuous improvement while working within a reflective and collaborative framework underpinned by evidence- based research will support all to grow professionally and enhance evaluative thinking and practices. Kindergarten Orientation Due to COVID-19 restrictions Kindergarten Orientation will not take place as previous years. However, we are currently working on ZOOM information sessions, take home resources, published paper based social story, digital social story, interviews with current students and work samples. Information will be shortly distributed to new applicants. COVID-19 UPDATE As of 18 August, some changes in school requirements have occurred . These changes are in line with NSW Health and Department of Education guidelines. They include: Students absent or sent home due to flu-like symptoms need to be tested for COVID-19. Students must not return to school until they return a negative COVID-19 result and are symptom free. School must sight the negative COVID-19 test result prior to allowing students to return to school. Students will stay within their relevant cohort, year group or stage for all learning activities. All community user groups must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place. As always, thank you for your ongoing support and understanding as we continue to work in partnership in keeping our community safe and COVID-19 free.
ONLINE ENROLMENT PROJECT A new Online Enrolment System has been rolled out to Panania Public School commencing Monday, 14 September 2020. The Online Enrolment System is designed to provide flexibility for our parents to submit an enrolment application online and at the time that best suits you. The application can be accessed on all browsers and mobile devices including iOS and Android. The online application process is currently restricted to: Enrolments into local schools only. Children who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. Children who live in NSW. If your child lives within the local intake area of our school and is an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you can make an application for enrolment through our school website under the ‘Enrolment’ tab. For further information please call the school on 9773 9017. We encourage you to complete your application to enrol online. However, a paper copy of the form is still available for collection from the front office or can be downloaded from the school website. GOLD AWARDS Congratulations to our exemplary GOLD AWARD students from Stages 2 and 3. 3H: Oliver Chiem, Lexi Senior 3N: Marli Fullagar 4AW: Evie Dredge, Curtis Marsh, Ruby McGraw, Dion Petrakis 4S: Emily Dunstan, Alice Gourlay, Hayes Gow 4SM: Chloe Reynolds 5D: Harrison Phipps 6D: Zoe Baltimas, Harry Gourlay, Megan Hallowes, Fatima Hinnawi, Cooper Tabet, Lara Tetley, Dylan Thompson 6S: Christabel Farag, Brooke Petersen UNIFORM SHOP NEWS New uniforms can now only be purchased from MUE at Panania, 34 Anderson Avenue. The store is open 6 days per week, or you can purchase online at www.moorebankuniformsandembroidery.com.au Please use the following code when ordering online: PANPMUE2020 MUE’s current delivery options are as follows: $10 delivery to your specified address; Click and Collect from the MUE shop at Panania; or Delivery once per week to Panania Public School to be sent home free with your child (Free is for a limited time only). The P&C Uniform Shop will continue to sell discontinued items and second hand uniforms ONLINE only. Orders for discontinued items and second hand uniforms can be emailed to: email@example.com We thank you for your continued support of the P&C Uniform Shop. P&C Uniform Committee.
The students in 1MN listened to the story 'The Colour Monster' by Anna Llenas and discussed the feelings which the monster in the story experienced. Students then discussed common emotions which they can experience in life - happiness, sadness, anger, fear and being calm. Using the text as a stimulus ‘Feeling Monsters' were created using a variety of media.
YEAR 6 ARTWORKS This year, Year 6 have gathered together each Thursday to investigate and learn about various artists, their unique styles and new techniques. Students have discovered Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso through their creation of Cubist Portraits and Still Life artworks. They focused on geometric blocks of colour to highlight the various angles of the face and the composition of an artwork using objects in foreground, middle ground and background. During online learning a small number of students created animated illustrations such as Pepe Le Pew.
Additionally, Students have investigated Russian artist, Wassily Kandinsky and his love of warm and cool colours. Students developed an understanding of colour contrast and the colour wheel. Students recreated one of his famous artworks and also created a landscape highlighting the contrast of warm and cool colours. We celebrated Harmony Day by acknowledging multiculturalism through symbolising the cultures which make up Australia. Students enjoyed creating winter landscapes with chalk and focused on the elements and principles in the landscape, such as colour, space, texture, balance and proportion.
WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY On Friday 11, September the local police dropped by to acknowledge ‘Walk Safely to School’ day. Students were encouraged to walk and commute safely while keeping fit.
STAGE 2 STEM DAY On Tuesday, 1 September, Stage 2 participated in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Day. Students were able to participate in a variety of activities as they investigated and explored many concepts. Students enjoyed finding out how things work through fun, hands-on projects. STEM activities set children up for the future as they work out solutions to real-world problems through play and exploration. It was an extremely successful day. Well done Stage 2!
SCHOOL RULES The rule we are focusing on for SCHOOL VALUES Term 3 , Weeks 9, 10 & Term 4 Week 1 is: Be Creative/Responsibility Be Respectful Please support us at home by having discussions You can support us at home by having discussions with with your child/children about what being your child/children about what “Being respectful” ‘Creative/Responsibility’ means at home, at school means and what this rule means in different settings. and in the community.
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