Parent Information Evening 2019

Parent Information Evening 2019

PARENT INFORMATION EVENING 2019 St Hurmizd Assyrian Primary School WELCOME TO YEAR 6 PRAYER FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR Dear God, A new school year has begun.

We ask your blessings on all those who teach children. Help teachers to find patience and compassion as they offer important lessons. Let teachers feel respected and loved. We ask your blessing on parents everywhere. Give parents the strength to know when to let go and when to hold tight. Help parents to lift up their children so that all children know the importance of learning. Let parents feel respected and loved. Amen

TEACHERS 6 Red: Mrs. Renia Isaac & Mrs. Jane Catana (Thursday) 6 Blue: Mr. Glenn Beckett 6 White: Mr. George Rashidi 6 Yellow: Mrs. Carmin Miceli ( Monday - Wednesday) & Mrs. Mirna Hirmiz (Thursday & Friday). Grade Leader: Mrs. Renia Isaac Assyrian Teachers: Shamasha Ninos Babisha, Mrs.

Yvonne Ismail, Mrs. Sally Jajo and Mrs. Mariyana Ismail LIBRARY DAYS On library days please ensure that students have their library bags and return any borrowed books. If a library book is damaged or lost, parents are required to cover the cost. 6 6

6 6 Red Monday Blue Tuesday White Wednesday Yellow Friday SPORT DAY Friday is sport day

Students must be dressed in full sport uniform every Friday CRUNCH AND SIP Crunch and sip requires students to bring in a piece of fruit or vegetable and a bottle of water each day. Students are given time in class during the morning session each day to have their crunch and sip.

This is an important part of our day as we are aiming to encourage healthy eating habits. BIRTHDAYS SHAPS has a no party policy No cake Birthday buckets can be purchased from the Office LEADERSHIP

Year 6 students have various leadership opportunities, which include: School captains Student representative council Sport house captains SRC allows the students to be involved in the school decision making process for the betterment of both the school and the wider community. GRADE PAGE

SHAPS is now online Please check our grade page regularly through the Skoolbag app to access any information that we may need to communicate with you Google classrooms and Class Dojo is another form of communication, between teachers, students and parents. LEARNING SUPPORT

The Learning Support department aims to help students who are struggling to reach goals set for them by their teacher and Learning Support Coordinator The department also aims to provide enrichment programs for the gifted and talented students. CURRICULUM

CHRISTIAN STUDIES Taught 2 hours per week. ACOE program includes; church teachings, special days and celebrations as well as prayers and hymns. Connect Program is based on the Bible and Bible characters including the teachings of Jesus. ASSYRIAN

Taught 3 hours a week During the lesson, students are taught about the Assyrian language, history & culture. The text books which are used have been written by Rabi Anwar Atto. Homework is given by their Assyrian teachers. ENGLISH Spelling Mastery

Guided Reading Literature Study Handwriting SPELLING MASTERY SHAPS have implemented the Spelling Mastery program across Grades 3 6. This is a levelled program which targets students at an appropriate level according to their spelling test results undertaken at the end of 2018.

Students participate in these Spelling Mastery classes 3 days each week; Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They move to different classrooms according to their level. GUIDED READING Guided Reading is a reading program aimed at improving reading and comprehension. Students are provided with levelled

readers and work either independently or in groups to complete set tasks. LITERATURE STUDY Students have 1-2 focus books each term. Students explore the whole book; context, characters, setting,

comprehension, grammar, language etc. Focus book is the same across the whole grade. QUALITY LITERATURE Term 1: Memorial by Gary Crew and Shaun Tan and other sub texts Term 2: Nanberry Black Brother White by Jackie French and other sub texts Term 3: Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth, The

Parables of The Rich Man and Lazarus and The Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Readers Dialogue: The Sea Kings Daughter MATHEMATICS Number and Algebra Measurement and Geometry Statistics and Probability Data is taught across other KLAs across the

terms Working Mathematically is taught through out the above strands. End of unit assessments (every 1-2 weeks) SCIENCE Through studying Science and Technology students explore scientific and technological concepts and gain knowledge and understanding of the world. They develop

skills in conducting scientific investigations and designing and producing solutions through learning about the Living World, Material World, Physical World, Earth and Space, and Digital Technologies. HISTORY Australia as a Nation Why and how did Australia became a nation? How did Australian society change throughout

the twentieth century? Who were the people who came to Australia? Why did they come? What contributions have significant individuals and groups made to the development of Australian society? GEOGRAPHY A Diverse and Connected World. How do places, people and cultures

differ across the world? What are Australias Global Connections? How do peoples connections to places affect their perception of them? PDHPE TERM 1 Life Education Dance

TERM 2 Getting it Together Cross Country & Athletics TERM 3 Positive Relationships Gymnastics TERM 4 Growth & Development Swimming

CREATIVE ARTS TERM 1 Visual Arts TERM 3 Dance TERM 2 Drama

TERM 4 Music ASSESSMENTS Most assessments are completed in class. Maths has regular assessments (every 12 weeks). Take home assessments may be required to be completed at given times throughout the year.

HOMEWORK Homework is given out every Monday and due the following Friday. Homework will consist of English, Mathematics and Christian Studies activities. Students will need access to the internet so they can complete their homework each week. Spelling words will be based on vocabulary from the novels studied throughout each term.

EXCURSIONS Incursion: PDHPE, Life Education Excursions: Term 1, History Camp: Canberra, TBC Year 6 Formal : Term 4, date TBC TABLETS AND USE OF INTERNET All students must bring their tablets to school fully charged each day.

There is to be no social networking on school tablets i.e., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, KIK, Viber, Skype, etc. Please monitor your childs use of internet when at home. STUDENT DIARIES The school has provided Year 6 students with student diaries. These diaries will be

used as a form of organisation and communication between school and home. We expect the students to take care of their diaries and bring them to school every day. If a diary is lost or damaged, students will need to purchase a replacement diary for $10. MEETINGS Please note that pick up is not an opportunity

to discuss your childs progress with teachers. If you require to speak to any teacher, they are more than happy to schedule a meeting. You will need to schedule appointments for meetings at the office or through Class Dojo, these can only occur before or after school.

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