Sunday, 22 November 2015

Christmas Card Drop - permission slip

Tomorrow Year 1 will be participating in the Neighbourhood Christmas Card Drop.

Just a reminder if you have not returned you're permission slip please do so tomorrow.

Make sure you have your hat and drink bottle packed.

Invitation to watch the Elementary Orchestra Rehearsal

Dear Parents,

If you're interested in finding out more about the Elementary Orchestra as our Year 1 Strings program comes to close you're invited to come and watch their morning rehearsal this Wednesday at 7:30am in the Band Room. The Band Room is located on the bottom level of the PAC.
There is no obligation to attend the rehearsal you are free to come and watch for all or any part of the rehearsal, which begins at 7:30am and concludes at 8:25am.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Year 6 Mini Fete

Due to the extremely hot weather forecast for tomorrow, it has been decided to postpone the Year 6 Mini Fete until next Thursday 26th November.
There will still be a snow cone stall available tomorrow, which students may purchase for a gold coin if they wish.
The other organised stalls will be run as planned on the Thursday of next week.
Students are encouraged to save up their money (no more then $5-$10) to bring on the day and share in the fun. All money raised by Year 6 will be donated to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015


Just a reminder if you have not returned your Semester One portfolio please do so as soon as possible. Year 1 has been working very hard and we are excited to share with you some of our work from Semester Two.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Thursday Music Night

Dear Parents,

Mrs Dimitrovska has asked that all parents please view the note on the parent portal regarding the arrangements for year 1 students on Thursday night.
The note includes details of the times and locations for student arrivals, dress code and arrangements for collection after their performance.
The students have been rehearsing very hard for this event and we hope you enjoy their performance.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Global Celebrations

Today we continued looking at celebrations around the world. 
We learnt about the harvest festival in Zambia called N'cwala. 
It was lots of fun. 

Parent Teacher Evening

Please remember to reply for your intentions to join us on Monday 9th Nov for our Annual Parent Teacher Evening. It is a great chance to catch up with class parents and staff in a more relaxed atmosphere.
We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Annual Music Night

The Annual Music Night for 2105 is fast approaching.

All Year 1 students will be performing with their string instrument.
The date this year is Thursday 12th November, commencing at 6:30pm.

A note with more information will become available soon.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015


Year 1 has been learning a new dance as part of our Sport this week. We had some fantastic Year 10 girls come a teach as a dance which was heaps of fun. Ask us to show you our dance when we get home!

Monday, 12 October 2015

Public Speaking Competition

Please check the parent portal for a note regarding this years Public Speaking Competition.
As the note outlines it is not compulsory for Year 1 students to participate but purely optional.

Speeches will begin next Monday 19th October in class.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Week 2 Term 4

It's hard to believe we have already made it to the end of Week 1 Term 4 for 2015! 

Next week we will resume homework and set news presentations. This will be sent home on Monday. 

The news topic for week 2 is "Tell the class about your family" - how many people, where you live, favourite things to do together, annual holidays, things you celebrate, favourite meal etc.

Parent helpers will also start up again next week. 

We look forward to fun term filled with lots of learning and exciting activities! 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Term 4!
We hope you've had a wonderful break and are ready for a great term ahead. 

October is Mental Health month. See below for a free workshop covering anxiety in children. 

FREE 'Anxiety in Children' Workshops
Come along to a free workshop that looks at the different types of anxiety disorders, signs, symptoms and practical strategies that parents can use to best support children.
§  6pm - 8pm Wed 14th Oct Sutherland Library
§  10am - 12pm Tues 20th Oct Cronulla Library
Bookings are essential - call 9710 0351

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Father's Day Breakfast

Individual photos can be found in the photos tab of the blog. 

Thursday, 27 August 2015

More book week photos

Little Miss Princess was very impressed at all the wonderful costumes for our book parade. 
Awesome work Year 1! 

Peter Pan

Inaburra Schools production of Peter Pan is coming up. 
Flyers were sent home this afternoon (apologies 1E's were forgotten and will be sent home on Monday) 
Bookings can be made online at try bookings. 

Book Week Characters

Just a few photos of the fabulous Book Characters that arrived in 1L today. 
You all looked amazing. Little Miss Hugs was very proud of you all!

As you may have already heard, Inaburra Junior School is participating in Operation Christmas Child Appeal this year. This is an opportunity for students to assist other children in the world who are less fortunate then themselves.
The students are very excited about this and are eager to get stated. A note is available on the Parent Portal with further information.
Each student will receive a note detailing one type of item that they have been asked to contribute. This may be something to wear, something to play with, or something to love, just to name a few.
As students bring in these item to school, each class with be filling shoe sized boxes which can then be distributed to other children in countries around the world.
Please include a $2 donation with your item as the cost of sending each box is $9 and a donation of $2 per child will cover this.
Families may also wish to complete an entire box themselves and we are able to supply you with the box and necessary paperwork. Please let your class teacher know if you wish to have a box sent home.
All items need to be brought to school before the end of the term.
Thank you in advance for your participation and generosity.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Working Hard

Year 1 has been working very hard on their Transport Systems unit this term. We have even used this topic to inspire our art and craft activities. Here are just some of the amazing examples of what the students have created.
We have made a boat scene by ripping paper to create the effect of waves. Our Hot Air balloons use a 3D effect to look like they are floating in the air. We used printing with small pieces of cardboard to make our train tracks and we painted onto glad wrap and pressed paper on top of it to make a print of a type of road transport. 
Year 1 has been very creative. 

Sunday, 16 August 2015

The Land of a Thousand Rainbows - Entry Event

This morning Stage 1 was introduced via video link to the Honourable Mayor of the Land of a Thousand Rainbows - Mayor Dimplewink. He presented to us a problem and asked if we were able to help solve it.

The Problem: The Land of a Thousand Rainbows is a vast and beautiful land; however, it is a land without transport systems. Recently the Mayor travelled to be a guest of the Mayor of Sydney City. He discovered that Sydney has an amazing array of ways to get around and desired to bring back these ideas to create an environmentally sustainable transport system for his island.

Mission: Students are to create in teams a model using maker methodologies (boxes, paper, lego ect) or a design using Minecraft. Students will have four weeks to complete this to be completed before a gallery walk and team presentation to the Mayor and parents.

Library News

Reading Challenges
The Premiers Reading Challenge (K-6) should be completed online by the end of next week -
21st August (11.59pm) for students. If you are having any difficulties with entering online please contact me before this date at

The Inaburra Reading Challenge (3-6 only) also finishes on Friday 21st August. All booklets should be handed into the library by this date.

Friday August 28
Dress up as your favourite book Character
Parents Welcome

Information on Parent portal

For your Diary

During week 6 there are a few events which will Year 1 will be involved in.
On Wednesday 19th August, the Junior School will be participating in Dairy Day. This is to continue the work with Mooriel Picowasso and raising awareness of the required amount of dairy that should be included in a balanced diet.
Due to the kind donations of Mrs Conradt (Inaburra School mother) students will be able to share in chocolate milk, yoghurt and cheese cubes for a gold coin donation.

Friday 21st August is Year 1 Cake Day. Please send in a small number (12) of baked goods such as cupcakes, cookies, etc that can be sold by the Year 1 students on the day. Please ensure that none of your baked donations contain nuts of any kind.

If you wish to have your container returned to you at the end of the day, please have both the base and lid clearly labelled.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015


Reading Challenges
The Premiers Reading Challenge (K-6) should be completed online by the end of next week -
21st August (11.59pm) for students. If you are having any difficulties with entering online please contact Ms Chisolm before this date at 
The Inaburra Reading Challenge (3-6 only) also finishes on Friday 21st August. All booklets should be handed into the library by this date.

The Junior School celebrates CBCA Book Week during term 3. This year is the 70th anniversary of the Children’s Book Council. In official Book Week (August 22-28) there will be a special Book Week Assembly.  All K-6 students are invited to come dressed as a character from a book they enjoy. Parents are invited to come along and watch our K-6 Book Character Parade during the Book Week Assembly in the PAC on Friday 28 August at 11am.

A note with more information will be uploaded to the parent portal and should be distributed home shortly.  For more library news check out the blog  at 

Monday, 10 August 2015

Will it float?

Today Year 1 worked together to further explore the concept of push and pull with water. We looked at things that float and things that sink and why this happens. It was lots of fun.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Violin lessons week 5

Just a reminder that there will be no violin lessons on either Tuesday or Friday this as Mrs Dimitrovska will be away at a music festival.

Cello lessons will continue as normal on Wednesday.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Grandparents Day

Year 1 were very excited to welcome their special visitors to our room. They were very proud to show them all the fantastic work they have been doing.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Changes to Week 4 Routines

Due to our Transport Excursion next Tuesday 4th August, Year 1 students will not be having their normal violin lesson. Instead Mrs Dimitrovska has asked that all students come with their instruments (violins and cellos) on Wednesday 5th August for a full rehearsal before Grandparents Day on Thursday.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

You are the light of the world!

Here is the video from our assembly performance today.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Assembly Performance

Just a reminder that tomorrow Year 1 will be performing at the K-6 assembly in the PAC at 11:10am.
Everyone is welcome!
Dear Parents of 1L,
It was great to have a chance to reconnect with those I already know and meet so many new faces over the last two nights at parent/teacher interviews.

As discussed with some of you, I am very keen to have parent help in the classroom this term. The following are times when I could most use a helping pair of hands with our activities.
Tuesday – 8:40 – 9:10am; 1:30 – 20:15pm
Wednesday – 8:40 – 9:10am
Thursday - 9:10 – 9:50am
Friday - 9:50 – 10:30am

If you are interested in helping at any of these times please let me know either via email or communication book and I will be in touch as soon as possible.

Please be aware we are unable to accept your help in the classroom if you have not completed the Parent Helper Workshop.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Koko the Koala and Kev the Kiwi

Our Stage 1 students were very excited today with the introduction of our transport unit. In this
they were introduced to two new friends Koko the Koala and Kev the Kiwi. They are part of the PLC
 travelling buddies project.

They have been globe trotting and arrived today from the Faraday School in London. Over the
next week students in Stage 1 will be conducting a lot of activities that look at the journey these two
have been on and explore where they will be heading next. We were also blessed with a copy of
Charlie and Lola's: We Completely Must go to London.

Thank You Mrs Ramage and her class in London.


Sunday, 19 July 2015

Spelling Homework Term 3

You may have noticed that spelling homework has changed this term.

Students will now practice 16 words.  A pre-test of a 'core' list will be performed on a Monday. Words that students spell incorrectly in this pre-test will be the basis of the words they must practise. In order to make up any additional words in order to practise a total of 16 words students will then pick words of their choice from the extension list. Students will then have their own personalised spelling list to practise for the week according to their needs.

Some weeks students will be given time in class to write out their new list and on other occasions this is to be done at home. The yellow booklet outlines the sound focus and correlating spelling words for each week of term 3 and can be kept at home on in your yellow folder.

Homework will still include set Mathletics tasks and home reading.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Term 3 Homework

Homework will commence next week.

As it is Book Week next week our talking and listening topic will be

    Tell us about your favourite book or book character and why

A term list of topics will sent home with the homework on Monday.

1L has had a great start to Term 3. They have settled back into the routine of school with ease and have adapted to having a new teacher with little hesitation.
I am really excited for what the rest of the term will hold.

All smiles for the first week of Term 3.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Save the date

Next week, Friday 24th July, Year 1 will be performing at the K-6 assembly.
We would love to see you there!
Assembly commences at 11am in the PAC.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Monsters in English

Year One have been reading books about monsters in English. We have learned to describe different monster's physical characteristics and personality traits. A few weeks ago we read The Gruffalo and used drama to create still images from the story. Can you guess who is the Gruffalo and who is the Mouse? It's not as obvious as you might think...

This week we read Monster Chef and retold the story as a comic strip. 

Friday 5th June

Tomorrow 5th June is the Year 3 Cake Day. The cost of cakes will be 50c each.
Violin lessons will not be taking place this Friday so please do not send the student's instruments to school.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Mufti Thursday

Tomorrow Thursday 4th June is Mufti Day. Please remember to wear covered shoes and appropriate clothing. A $2 donation will be collected in class which will be given towards clothing for the homeless.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Wrist band update

If you have read the post below, we have since made some changes.

Wrist bands were collected from the students and will be redistributed on Wednesday morning before the carnival.

Athletics Carnival

The annual Athletics carnival is on this Wednesday 27th May.

Today students in Kindergarten and Year 1 were given a coloured wristband to represent their House.  This is a special band to wear at sporting events during the year (so keep it in a safe place between events!). Feel free to write your child's name on the wrist band. 

Students are asked to wear their wristband at the Athletics Carnival on Wednesday and wear clothes in their House colour so that everyone will know what House they are in and so they can win points for their House.

We look forward to seeing you at the Athletics Carnival as we participate in some novelty events!

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Chinese Song

In Mandarin Year 1 have been learning all the Chinese Zodiac animals. In order for them to remember the animals and the order of the animals, they sang this song. Please congratulate them on a fantastic performance! 

Click on your class below to see their performance.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Concluding Week 2 Term 2

What a great week we had in Year 1!

This week for sport, K-2 commenced Bounce (gymnastics) which will continue for the remainder of Term 2. The students were so excited and really enjoyed their session having turns on an the array gymnastic apparatus.

In Maths we also had fun playing SNAP practising our doubles.

This would be a great game to play at home with your child. See here for the rules or ask your child to try and explain the game to you!

We look forward to seeing you all around the school for Fete day tomorrow.
Remember the day will go ahead regardless of rain.
Please meet at the PAC at 8:50am read for the K-2 choir performance.