Miss Hunichen is back again!! Another grade of Prep children. She is sooooo excited to be welcoming 22 new faces to New Gisborne Primary School and is looking forward to many new adventures. Explore our blog and get ready to meet the DELIGHTFUL children of Prep D. After exploring our blog please leave us a comment.
Well the last week of term 4 has been a busy one! We have had lots of special activities and the children have behaved beautifully throughout all of them!
We enjoyed footy day and a sausage sizzle on Tuesday and had heaps of fun checking out all the crazy hairdos on Wednesday during Crazy Hair Day.
A huge congratulations to all the children for their wonderful prformances at the Prep – Two concert last night. They behaved fantastically and performed with enthusiasm and energy. We will endeavour to add some photos and video of the concert soon!
The sun was shining, the children were raking, the parents were weeding and the teachers were planting- yes it was School Pride Day. We were blessed to have such a glorious afternoon after being re-scheduled due to hail the week before. Thank-you to all those who gave up their afternoon to come and beautify the school. It was wonderful to see so many get in and give the school a much needed tidy up. Well done to Ms. Preaudet and her sustainability team for organising the day for us and to the P.A for the well deserved icy-poles.
We wish all our dads a very wonderful fathers day. We know that your children would of spoilt you with love, hugs and laughs. We asked the children why they loved their dads and this was their responses.
I love you dad because….
You take me to the footy (Sam)
You play with me (Darcy-Rose)
You play with me (Ollie)
You set things up for me to play with (Jake)
You kick the footy with me (Alison)
You take me to the footy (Lachlan)
You work hard (Grace D)
You help me kick the football (Kai)
You play with me (James)
You help me ride my bike (Sarah B)
You let me play games (Oliver W)
You let me ride my bike by myself (Thomas)
You help me play football (Wil)
You buy me ice-cream (Luka)
You help me catch lizards (Jack B)
You take me to parties and you got me a DSi (Taylah)
You bought me a netball ring (Kyah)
You play with me (Ethan)
You help me write (Emily)
You give me treats (Ella)
You take me for walks (Olivia W)
You buy me special things (Kailey)
You tell me great stories (Mikayla)
You kick the footy with me (Cameron)
You are the best (Patrick)
You take me to the football (Luke)
You help me with my maths (Ella-Rose)
You are funny by saying what’s this dim sim? (Lachlan)
As a culmination to Literacy and Numeracy week the children were lucky enough to have the opportunity to listen to 2 great guest speakers. Many of the year levels are busy writing their own stories so who better to speak to the children than author ‘John Danalis’ and illustrator ‘Craig Smith’.
The children learnt all about where John gets his stories from, how many books he’s written, how long his stories take to write and lots of funny anecdotes about his life. Craig taught the children all about illustrating, where to start, what styles to consider and what sort of expression their characters should have.
Chloe – I liked Craig best because we got to do some drawing.
Luka – I liked John best because he told us lots of funny stories about his dog.
Emily – I liked Craig because he taught us how to draw bodies.
Jesse – I liked John because I thought he was funny.
Amelia – I liked Craig because he taught us about doing a draft first.
Hamish – I liked John because he told us funny stories about when he was born.
On Wednesday the 31st of August as part of Literacy and Numeracy week the children participated in RiBiT. The grade ones came to school dressed in their pyjamas and there were soft toys all over the place. Children also brang in their favourite story and a blanket or a pillow.
The children rotated through three different activities during the 2 hour literacy block. They watched ‘Minuscule’ episodes with Mrs Ward, had a snack of Milo and Teddy Bear biscuits with Mrs Hollands as well as making a bookmark and then with Miss Hunichen the children visited the Grade 5 rooms and read stories with them in their specially made ‘table forts’.
It was a great morning full of wonderful stories and well behaved children. Have a look below!