Through droughts and flooding rains it has been fantastic to see the engagement by students, parents and staff with the new Kiss & Ride arrangements. However, I need to get a hair do after each session as I often join a WebEx meeting with my hair sticking up – not a great look!
We are seeing lots of positives for students about the way it is working and we’ll keep you updated about the next stage.
I would like to wish all our Mums a fantastic day on Sunday. I have reminded the students that Mother’s Day is not just about a cup of tea with a piece of toast and a present in the morning, it lasts for 24 hours, so make sure they are accountable for looking after Mum for the whole day.
THE STUDENT VOICE
Our Student Leaders will be publishing a newsletter each fortnight, providing updates about the terrific work that has been happening in the school in terms of the Teaching and Learning Program and other initiatives.
Our Year 6 Councillors hosted the Pre-primary Superstars mini assembly this morning.
They led the School sing-a-long, presented the Virtue focus of Respect and acknowledged the Superstars who received awards for demonstrating these values.
Both Councillors and award recipients were very excited!
The students from Room 7 made a birthday card for a community member, Jim, who is turning 100 on Saturday! Jim lives at a local aged care facility but due to social distancing restrictions many of the inter generational activities have had to be put on hold.
We thought it might add a little bit of cheer to his special day if he received a card with well wishes from the class.
TALES FROM THE TRENCHES
A Student’s Perspective from Year 5 Room 45
Have you ever wondered why there’s no toilet paper left in the shops? Just before the holidays in 2020 a deadly virus caused us to do home schooling, by us I mean most of the kids in the world. If everyone stayed at school the virus could spread, infect and kill quicker. It was horrible.
Day 1 – There was clearly no control at all. There was endless screaming, AAAAGHH!!! Yelling, NOOOOOOO!!! Crying, WAAAAA!!! It just didn’t stop. My sister who’s in year six, was writing my brother’s story, and my brother, who’s in year two, was attempting to do my sister’s google classroom activities, (he accidently deleted her whole narrative). We all refused to go outside and play since we all hated each other and sometimes sat and declined the work we were given. It was clear that we absolutely hated home schooling and missed seeing our friends.
Day 2 – Mum had laminated a home schooling schedule for us to follow, it made us much more relaxed and less stressed. We got to do chores which helped us with our maths, like how many square metres we have to vacuum. We did fun activities like cooking which also helped us with our maths. We even got to use our tablets more often, it was way better than yesterday.
I was super surprised how it ended up. I felt good after a week of home schooling. We had lots of fun spending time with each other and we were almost sad when it was over, almost.
I learnt it’s okay to be upset if you don’t understand something because that’s what happens. Also, not everything is bad about home schooling, I had fun with my family, when we did marathon running, I pushed myself to do 4 km in 20 minutes and I learnt lots. You just need to keep trying, there’s always happiness waiting to shine even if you’re having a dull day.
Reported by Will P
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be home schooled? I know because in 2020 the world stopped, and no one saw their loved one friends or community because of COVID -19. It is a fast spreading virus and is known as a 2020 pandemic.
Day 1 – I was so ready to be home schooled I could not wait, but little did I know it was going to be hard. I woke up ready for the day, got all the books I needed out and put them on the table ready to learn. I was tired of doing school work so I decided to take a break, but I never returned to my school work that night I was worried I was going to not get good grades, so that night I said to myself “I am going to do three hours or more work tomorrow.”
Day 2 – My mum and I decided to split all the things I need to do into days, so on that day I did maths grammar and spelling. I got on with the thing I had to do, and it was a really good day and I got everything done. I took a few breaks but eventually finished, so I was happy and afterwards I decided to cook and go outside on my skateboard.
Overall, home schooling taught me a lot and how lucky I am to be able to go to school. I was always in the laneway after doing work or sometimes before or in the middle of work, sometimes I was on task but sometimes I was not on task.
Usually mum would always be cooking so when I finished schooling, I would help her bake and because my sister’s birthday was on 29 April, I got to make her cake and get all decorations and decorate the room. Overall it was amazing.
By Tilly S
SORT THE GARBAGE
While we are all at home more, it’s a great time to do a family garbage audit.
Create and label recycling bins with your kids at home, so that the process is easier for everyone.
Check out what’s in your garbage. What can you Compost? What can you recycle?
How can you reduce your garbage?
From the P&C
SCHOLASTIC BOOKCLUB – TERM 2
BookClub will continue to run for Term 2, but there are a couple of things we’ve had to do differently.
For this issue only, it will be a virtual catalogue rather than the printed ones you’re used to receiving. To view this issue, please VIEW CATALOGUE
With the current health and safety restrictions due to COVID19, we are unable to receive the orders back to our school, however, the books can be delivered directly to your home for a flat fee of $5.99. Please place your order via LOOP as usual, by Monday 18 May 2020.
Every order received from a MHPS family will earn the school reward points that are used to provide additional resources and books for the school!
We sincerely appreciate the enthusiasm that our families show towards BookClub and hope you can still continue supporting this initiative whilst growing your child’s love of reading.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0411 838 143.
Tina Ly – MHPS BookClub Organiser
P&C GENERAL MEETING
All Welcome – The next General Meeting of the P&C will be held via Zoom on Monday 11 May at 7.15pm. All are welcome and we would love to see you there, or at least your face on a screen. You don’t need to be a member to attend if you just want to see how it all works. Membership is $1.00 and you can join on the night. To find out more or to get the zoom link please email email@example.com