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27/10/2017
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Year 6 Camp 

After a two-hour journey, we settled in to our cabins at Gelantipy, which were more like small houses. We had a tour from Matt and Jason, the Camp Supervisors. We eagerly started our challenges course that we did in two parts, explaining and then doing on the second day, because there were a lot of challenges to do. After that we had lunch and we completed a few of the activities. The next day we woke bleary eyed and did the second part of tree spotting, quickly followed by horse riding, (one of my favourites), then rock climbing until lunch. In the afternoon we got to do abseiling then the zip line, those two were based on a mountain in the bush. The next day we went white water rafting. I think it’s safe to say, that was awesome!  On the last day we learnt about their Hereford farm. Then we travelled home, exhausted! By Oscar Rich 

 

SRC Fundraiser 

On Friday 3 November the SRC is running the final fundraiser for the Footprints Foundation.   

Along with celebrating volunteers at our Fellowship, we invite everyone to come to school in casual clothes and donate a gold coin to do so. 

 

Year 2 Mathematics 

We are having a busy time in Year 2. We have been learning about measuring length in centimetres, metres and millimetres. We have also been practising our number facts skills and using these to solve difficult two-digit addition and subtraction problems.  

 

Our success criteria in Maths for the last two weeks has been: I can measure a straight line accurately with a ruler; I can measure a wriggly line accurately with a tape measure; I can add a two-digit number to a two-digit number with trading; I can list the strategies I need to add and subtract large numbers; I can explain the strategies I have used; and I can explain how addition and subtraction are related. 

We have found that we can achieve our success criteria by practising, talking about the strategies we know and being able to explain how we work out the answer to someone else. We really enjoy taking control of our learning in Year 2. 

 

Camp Australia After School Care 

This week we have been working on a drawing project - a directive from Camp Australia where we are learning about Nepal and the earthquake that happened there in 2015. Camp Australia is assisting to re-equip schools that were affected by the earthquake and, as part of that, our after school group is creating an A2 size page of Australian animals and plants, to be included in a set of twenty books on Australia, which will be given to schools in Nepal. We have been investigating earthquakes and experimenting with blocks to show the damage that they can do. 

 

We have sourced a number of large fridge boxes which the children have decorated and are using as dramatic play spaces. 

The children who attended our last Student Free Day had great fun building cubbies, doing craft and playing in the hall. We have two Student Free Days coming up in Term 4 - Monday 20 and Friday 24 November. Please keep these dates in mind and think of using the Camp Australia After School Care service for your childcare needs on these days. All children need to be enrolled; the rolls for these days will open two weeks prior; enrolment can be completed on-line at www.campaustralia.com.au or over the phone on 1300 105 343. You will need Medicare, Ambulance, allergy and your Doctor’s details handy. There is also a link to register on the Gippsland Grammar School website via the St Anne’s page. 

 

We are open throughout the school terms, Monday to Friday 3:15pm to 6:00pm for children 3 to 12 years; we can collect children from the Early Learning Centre and the younger Preps.  

Please feel free to drop in to meet Kelly, the new co-ordinator, and her assistant Mary, and to check out the changes to our service and program. We are located in the main administration building directly under the Japanese classroom. 

 

For a fun time - come to after school care! 
Kelly