We hope all our families had some time for relaxation and to catch up with family and friends.
We are pleased to be all back for the beginning of term 2, as we do not take being all together for granted. We are looking forward to a busy and we hope as ‘near normal’ term as possible.
Coming up …
JSC will meet on Fridays during the last session on even weeks (starting next week). Each meeting one of the conveners, Medha or Joanna will be alternately released to run the meeting.
ET members will meet on Thursdays during the last session on odd weeks (starting week 3).
Each meeting, one of the conveners, Helen or Anna will be alternately released to run the meeting with Dianne, our Orchard to Plate organiser.
An appreciation to members of the specialist team, Luke, Jess and Giuliano.
|Fri Apr 23||Mothers' Day Gift Wrapping 9am|
|Thur Apr 29||Grade 3/4 Excursion - Connection to Country - Royal Botanic Gardens - 10:15 - 2:15|
|Thur Apr 29||Classroom Helper Program 9:15-10:45am |
Face to face at FWPS
|Fri Apr 30||Mothers' Day Gift Wrapping 9am|
|Thur May 6||Prep 2022 Parent Information Session #1 |
9.30 - 11am
|Thur May 6||Classroom Helper Program 9:30-11:00am |
Online via Webex
|Thur May 6||Prep 2022 Parent Information Session #2|
6.00 - 7.00pm (includes option for Live feed)
|Fri May 7||Mother's Day Stall|
|Thur May 13||Classroom Helper Program 9:15-10:45am |
Face to face at FWPS
|Fri May 14||Secondary School Application forms due|
|Thur May 20||Classroom Helper Program 9:15-10:45am |
Face to face at FWPS
|Mon May 24||Student Free Day - Report Writing Day|
|Thur May 27||Prep 2022 Parent Information Session #3|
9.30 - 11am
|Thur May 27||Classroom Helper Program 9:30-11:00am |
Online via Webex
|Thur June 3||Prep 2022 Parent Information Session #4|
9.30 - 11am
|Mon June 14||Queen's Birthday Public Holiday - School Closed|
|Mon June 7 & Mon June 21||Grade 5 & 6 CERES Excursion|
|Tue June 15 & Wed June 16||Parent/Teacher interviews and Student Led Conferences (G5-6).|
|Wed June 23||Winter Solstice Event|
|Fri June 25||LAST DAY OF TERM 2 - Early Finish 2:30pm|
Always following the Tribes Agreements and being an excellent whole-body listener. Fantastic Effort!
Being a kind and helpful member of PAF. Your respectful nature is appreciated by us all.
Listening attentively in class and applying her personal best to her work. Keep up the wonderful effort.
Sounding out words to write a fabulous retell of his holiday.
Your positive and enthusiastic approach to all that you do.
Her detailed recount writing. Keep up the great effort Allegra!
Working hard on your reading, stretching words out and self- correcting mistakes.
Always being inclusive, kind and caring towards others. We are very lucky to have you in 1JN.
Applying herself and trying her personal best when writing her holiday recount. Ava is building her confidence to have a go and as a result is writing more independently.
Always demonstrating the Tribes Agreements. Terrific effort.
The commitment and growth mindset you demonstrated when challenging yourself during our maths unit on place value.
Showing a growth mindset and applying her personal best effort in all areas of learning especially when learning place value. Super effort!
Always applying her personal best effort in all areas of learning.
Well done Izzy, keep up the fantastic work!
Following the Tribes Agreements. You listen, participate and show respect every day.
Making some great connections in maths lessons.
Working well with her teammates to create a great inquiry video. Well done on your cooperation skills and for always doing your personal best!
Bringing a positive attitude to the classroom and for enriching class discussions with her ideas and opinions. Great work, Harriette!
Showing a positive attitude towards all tasks. Keep up the growth mindset.
Working well in your group and putting more effort into your learning. You have had a great start to the term! Keep it up, Aymen!
Consistently demonstrating attentive listening in the classroom and applying great effort to your writing. Well done Finn!
Always being focused on your tasks and doing your personal best.
Showing great empathy and care for his peers. You are a great classmate.
Confidently presenting your immigration project. Well done!
His thoughtful contributions during reading discussions. Excellent reasons for your answers!
The effort you put into your migration project. Your video was effective and engaging, well done Em!
The amazing effort you have applied to create your Migration presentation.
Her creativity and effort in publishing her writing piece to suit a diary format. Very impressive!
Going above and beyond with your homework throughout term one. Keep it up!
Being a kind and considerate classmate and leader. You are a fantastic role model to your peers.
The Grade 5/6 department are looking forward to another busy and productive term. Interschool sport, involving the Grade 6 students, will commence in week two. The Grade 5s will participate in an intra-school sports program developing the skills for netball, tee ball, football and soccer.
This term, science and design technology becomes our integrated focus with students investigating ‘Watt is our Future?’ The physical sciences of light and energy will be explored through research and experimentation and supported with an excursion to CERES. Students will apply their scientific understandings to create and demonstrate a scientific experiment. Solutions to energy problems through design technologies will be developed through Genius Hour. This is a terrific platform for student voice and agency.
Our Grade 5 students will strengthen the skills and strategies required in literacy and numeracy to help support them through the NAPLAN period in May.
Our literacy focus will be on developing reading comprehension strategies such as summarising and synthesising, questions and questioning, and critical thinking. Individual conferences and goal setting will continue to be part of the reading and writing process. In writing, the 6 + 1 Traits will continue to be a focus. During the term, we will be exploring conventions and sentence fluency through a variety of information and narrative text types.
In numeracy, the areas to be covered this term include addition and subtraction, coding (with pattern, algebra and angles), location, data, as well as multiplicative thinking through the Scaffolding Numeracy program. Through each of these units, we will also continue to work on efficient problem solving strategies.
Homework will commence in week two. There will be a literacy focus for homework this term, including daily reading for a minimum of 30 - 40 minutes and recording reflections. Mathletics tasks will be allocated and we ask that students complete at least two tasks per week and record a reflection based on these tasks.
Grade 6 students have received their secondary school application forms. These need to be completed and returned to FWPS by Friday 14 May 2021. Please make sure all relevant sections are completed or they will need to be sent back home. For more information you can visit https://www.education.vic.gov.au/parents/going-to-school/Pages/year-6-to-7.aspx. If you have any questions you can contact the Grade 6 transition coordinator via email at Marco@fwps.vic.edu.au.
Kim, Marco, Towela, Shannon, Medha, Lauren C, Helena, Kerrie
After such a long break from having parents/carers onsite we were pleased that this term we could welcome people back onto the school grounds.
While COVID is still with us there have been some lifting of restrictions by the department, which means that we can again run our FWPS classroom helpers program which is necessary to complete before helping out at the school.
Many of our parents/carers in grades 2 – 6 would have participated in the program, while there was limited access last year for the 2020 prep parents before we all went in to lockdown.
This year we have scheduled five sessions on a Thursday morning with a choice of either participating in the program face to face at the school or online.
We are however still limited to the number of adults we can have in any space and therefore numbers for each session will be capped. Book early to avoid missing out.
To help in the school you must attend one of these sessions and have a current working with children’s check (WWCC).
Sessions are scheduled for the following dates. You will be able to choose from a face to face session at the school or an online session via WEBEX.
If you do not receive your email immediately, check your junk mail folder AND make sure you have spelled your email address correctly.
You can return to School Interviews at any time, and change your interviews—until the bookings close on 28th April @ 4:00 pm
Happy Term 2! We hope everyone had a happy and relaxing break, and that you and your kids are excited to be back at school. Here are a few updates from the PA...
MOTHER’S DAY & SPECIAL PERSON’S DAY GIFT WRAPPING
The annual Mother’s Day stall is coming up on Friday the 7th of May (the Friday immediately before Mother’s Day) and we’re looking for people to help us make this year’s stall bigger and better than ever! Are you able to contribute in some way? Make a donation, homemade jam, plants, handmade craft items, or help run the stall on the day.
If you would like to get involved and can help out, then please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!
You can get in contact at: FWPSParentsAssociation@outlook.com.
The other way to get involved is to come along and help with gift-wrapping on either (or both of):
See the flyer for more information!
Apologies again for the interrupted service in placing your orders Wednesday. Munch Monitor upgraded their server over the term break they are however, unfortunately experiencing some glitches.
It is incredibly frustrating. It is incredibly embarrassing. May I ask for your continued patience whilst they iron out the glitches.
In the short term, if you experiencing issues placing your order, please text me your order on 0417 324 326. Along with the order, please include your child’s name & class. We will ensure your child is fed (the most important criteria) and charge your account.
Please see below information from the Chief Information Officer regarding the issues.
You may have noticed some exception errors that Parents mentioned this morning with finalising orders and top ups. The exception alerts have been put in place to allow us to review where the issues in the system may be so we can investigate further and rectify. This is something we have not had when the application was on Server Australia. On the Servers Australia platform you would have only seen slow response, no response, and page freezes. The exception reports are key to allow our IT team to resolve any underlying issues the system may be having.
We have identified some areas which require urgent maintenance. This maintenance will take place this evening between 6:30pm and 8:30pm (Sydney time). We will have a maintenance page up on the parent portal to advise parents.
I will update once we have completed this urgent maintenance.
Thanks again for your patience as we work to fix our Munch Monitor application.