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Term 1 Issue 4 22/03/2019 22nd March 2019 TERM 1 ISSUE 4 Last Day TERM 1 Friday 5th April School Finishes 2:30pm TERM 1 WEEK 9 27th March Grade 1 Teddy Bears Maths Night 4:45-6pm WEEK 10 5th April Last Day Term 1 students dismissed at 2:30pm ‫للمدرسه‬ ‫العامة‬ ‫باالدارة‬ ‫االتصال‬ ‫يرجى‬ ‫المالحظة‬ ‫هذه‬ ‫لفهم‬ ‫مساعدة‬ ‫الى‬ ‫بحاجه‬ ‫كنت‬ ‫اذا‬ Bu notu anlamada herhangi bir yardima ihtiyaciniz olursa, lutfen genel ofisini arayin. DATES TO REMEMBER ACTING PRINCIPALS REPORT As we come to the conclusion of week 8 of the term, I thank all the students, staff and community for all their efforts thus far.

I thank all the students and the community for adhering to our school values of Respect, Honesty, Pride and Success and look forward to this continuing throughout the year. As mentioned in previous newsletters, the teachers have been working hard on our Pedagogical model of Dialogic Teaching. A Pedagogical Model is basically the art and or the science of teaching that we believe in across the school. As the year progresses, you will see our teachers use strategies to build students understanding of topics and specific vocabulary through ‘building the field.’ They will use language functions techniques to lift the amount of student collaboration and use prompts to challenge student thinking andresponses.

School Book Fair Wow! What a great success the Book Fair has been.

The total sales at the Book Fair = $7961. This earns the school $2400 in commission which will be spent on Home Readers, Lexiles and Library books through School Council approval. The Fair would not have been the success that it was without the great support of the staff who volunteered their own time after school. As you can see, it takes a village to make the Book Fair a success! Student Led Conferences The Student Led Conferences were held on Wednesday night at the school. It was a wonderful experience for teachers to build relationships with families, communicate student achievement and areas for future growth.

There was such a buzz around the school with students sharing their learning. As we know, when there is a close connection between families and school this can lead to greater benefits for student achievement.

SchoolCouncil Our first school council for the year is being held at 6:30pm 25 March at the school. At this meeting we thank the previous year’s members and welcome the new members. We also hold elections to vote in this year’s School Council President. I want to thank Ali Sahin for representing our school as the school council president. I also want to thank long standing members Kristy Burrows and Heyam Masri for all their efforts in supporting to share the school’s vision and to support the school to move forward in positive directions. School Cross Country School Cross Country is being held this Friday 22nd March starting just after 9am on the school oval.

School Cross Country is an annual long distance running event which tests the mental and physical running endurance of our students. The students who compete well at the school level go on to representing the school at a district level. The community is welcome to attend to support all of our participants.

School Community Assembly Our final community assembly for the term will be held Friday 29 March 2:30pm school gym. I hope to see as many school community members there to share in the student achievements and celebrations. Continued next page

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Term 1 Issue 4 22/03/2019 ACTING PRINCIPALS REPORT CONTINUED A friendly reminder the community assemblies take place on weeks 3, 6 and 9 of terms unless otherwise communicated via COMAPSS. Grade 3 Excursion to the Botanical Gardens On Tuesday, the Grade 3 cohort visited the Royal Botanical Gardens as part of their studies in Biological Science.

Students are learning about how living things have lifecycles and depend on each other to survive. The day began with a scavenger hunt, designed by Demi, consisting of questions that students could find the answers to by walking around the gardens and using the map provided. This was followed by 4 rotations with educators. The students learned about the importance of plants and the life cycle of worms and other mini beasts. All-in-all, a wonderful day was had and our students did us proud.

Promoting Healthy, safe and Respectful School Communities We as a school are endeavouring to create a positive climate to support the best environment for students to achieve. We believe in creating positive relationships with families and the community to best support the students at RHPS. The school has a ‘Statement of Values’ which can be viewed at the office if needed. If you are having concerns with your child or with another member of our school community please discuss this with the office staff at school or email the school rox- burgh.homestead.ps@edumail.vic. gov.au rather than addressing it directly.

We will get back to you in a timely manner, support you through the concern and look at positive measures moving forward. It has been brought to my attention that some drivers of our community are not adhering to our road rules or showing measures of courtesy to other drivers. This driving poses a risk to the safety of the children and the community, could you please adhere to the road rules and model safe driving practices around our school. I must inform you the local council has been informed and the school is not responsible for any fines issued to individuals. Student Absence on COMPASS Parents are required to enter their child or children’s absences directly on Compass.

Your child’s teacher receives this notification. There is a Government requirement for schools to contact parents/ guardians in the event of absence where no advice is received on Compass as soon as practicable on the day of a student’s absence. Parents can assist and help eliminate unnecessary phone calls by completing any absence details in Compass promptly when your child is away or going to be away. As we know every day at school counts.

Should your family be going on a family holiday during term time these details should be entered onto Compass additionally written notice must be received by the Principal to approve the absence. COMMUNICATION with your TEACHER Communication with your classroom teacher is really important. Teachers will communicate with you in person, via Compass newsfeeds, emails and written notes. Teachers are not always available to speak with you before and after school and are not available during their class time to speak to a parent, so we recommend email as a very effective method of interaction for most situations, or even to request a time to get together rox- burgh.homestead.ps@edumail.vic.

gov.au Staff will respond to emails between 8am and 5pm. Teachers cannot necessarily see their emails when they are working with students throughout the day in class. If a matter is urgent a phone call to the office from parent is the best approach or a hard copy note. Any changes to pick up or information that must be passed onto your child and teacher will always be passed on from the office.

Thanks for your understanding of this. Look What’s New Look at the new addition out the front of our school! A new stencil of our school logo. It real adds to and enhances the look of our school facade. These a ways in which the school is trying to show pride in our building and grounds and promote us in the community. Alex Mowat Acting Principal

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Term 1 Issue 4 22/03/2019

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Term 1 Issue 4 22/03/2019 YEAR 6 WEEK 6 Sasha Bull- A star student at contributing to class discussions. Najat Yusuf- A star student at becoming a respectful role model for other students and working hard in class.

Jale Yalcin- A star student at always supporting others and showing the school values. WEEK 7 Aylsssa Mustafa – A star student at always trying her best in all tasks. Omar Wazze – A star student at demonstrating the school values. Muaaz Alsalkini – A star student at listening and showing respect at all times. TOYS, TOYS, TOYS A big thank you to those people who have donated some of their unwanted toys to our Yard Games supply.

The students are enjoying playing with them at recess and lunch time. We still need more toys, so if you have some toys that are in good condition and you would like to donate them, please send them to the office and we can add them to the Yard games for the children to play with. The toys we would love are action figures, cars, sand pit toys, playdough cutters and moulds, tea sets, plastic animals, dinosaurs, farm animals, old Lego or Mobilo, small ball games, frisbees etc. Unfortunately we can not use stuffed toys or large toys as these are difficult to store. Unfortunately we can not use stuffed toys or large toys (these are difficult to store).

Donations can be left at the office and are much appreciated, thank you.

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Term 1 Issue 4 22/03/2019 Favourites Vicki Louisa Marisa Emma Kristy-Lee Clodagh House Ravenhill Ravenhill Ravenhill Rostron Rostron Rostron Colour Purple Blue Blue Green Red All the colours of the Rainbow Food Lasagne Burrito bowls Chinese food Vietnamese Anything Ital- ian Italian Book Don’t Stop Believin’ All the Bright Places Harry Potter The Bronze Horseman King Baby Outlander Movies Bohemian Rhapsody Nowhere Boy The Holiday A Star is Born Grease and About a Boy Breakfast Club TV Series Grace and Frankie Brooklyn Nine-Nine MAFS MAFS Bluey Friends Actor/ Actress Rami Malek Lucy Boynton Aaron Taylor- Johnson Melissa Fumero The Rock & Cameron Diaz Ryan Reynolds Blake Lively Rachel Weisz and Olivia Col- man Chris Hemsworth Sport Tennis Tennis Netball Tennis Dancing Ice skating Footy Team - Richmond Hawthorn Collingwood Sydney Swans Hawthorn Holiday Destina- tion U.S.A.

Rome New York Barcelona Cuba China Hobbies/ Interests Singing Candle- making Reading Ten- nis Singing Vinyl records Cooking Shopping Spending time with my chil- dren Travelling Pilates Yoga Music Dancing Swimming Cooking Spending time with my daughter Dancing Reading Singer/Band The Beatles The Beatles Taylor Swift Kings of Leon Aretha Frank- lin The Beatles Years Teaching 25 2 16 7 10 16 Staff Profile Introducing our Year 3 Team

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Term 1 Issue 4 22/03/2019 How can I help my child’s vocabulary grow? 1) Emphasize key words that are said during daily activities and conversa- tions.  Talk about what interests your child. When you talk about their interests, this encourages them to listen and learn new words.  For example, if your child likes play cooking, you can model words like ‘cut’, ‘hot’, ‘roll’.  If you would like to further extend your child, you can also model difficult words such as: ‘measure’, ‘bake’, ‘rise’.  Give explanations such as: “We need to measure the milk because if there is too much milk in the mixture, we can’t make the dough”.

 Link the new words to their own life. Talk about past or future events. For example, “Remember when Mum made pancakes and the batter was thick”. 2) Say the new word many times.

 First, children understand words. Once they understand the word, they can use it when talking.  Say new words many times on different occasions. This will help your child listen to the new word, understand it and then use it when talking.  For example, when introducing the new word: “measure” you can use the word on a number of occasions such as measuring the water in the bath tub, measuring height of different items, measuring cooking ingredients and measuring toys used to construct something. 3) Use actions when introducing new words.  When speaking use actions with your hands, face, voice and body.

This will help your child understand the new word.

 For example, when saying the new word ‘measure’ you can use your hands to show short and long, have big eyes when you measure something long, and change your tone when saying ‘measure.’ By doing this, your child’s attention will be drawn to the new word and will understand more features of the word mean- ing. By Adrianna, Speech Pathologist What is vocabulary? Vocabulary refers to the bank of words we know. These include the words we understand, use to talk, read and write.

Why is vocabulary important? Having a strong vocabulary is linked to school success in reading, writing and academics.

Speech Pathology News Build your child’s vocabulary

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Term 1 Issue 4 22/03/2019 Compass Pay Compass Pay I am excited to advise that Compass Pay is now activated on Compass. Compass Pay is our school's preferred payment method and also means that you can now provide an electronic consent for your child's excursion/ incursion and camp. As we continue to evolve our use of Compass, printed notes will no longer be provided to students. Parents will be expected to provide digital consent via Compass. Attached is a guide; ‘How to pay using Compass Pay using a Mobile’ for parents.

Please note that if you have CSEF, you are only required to provide an electronic consent. Please do NOT pay if you have CSEF. We strongly encourage the use of Compass as this gives our teachers immediate access to your consent and lets us know your child is attending immediately after processing your payment and consent. Please contact the office if you require your login User ID and password for Compass and for any Compass related queries. We strongly encourage parents to provide their email address on Compass, so that you can receive regular news, reminders and information. The below user guide is also available on the Compass newsfeed.

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