This year we have 19 students in KB. The teachers are Mrs L Budden (Monday-Thursday) and Mrs C Rufford on Fridays. Mrs Hannah Phillips will be completing her internship on Thursdays and Fridays.
We share a common philosophy of teaching. We believe that constant nurturing and promoting the love of learning is crucial to the teacher's role. To be effective teachers, we believe we must be active learners ourselves, constantly modelling this for the children.
We will strive to provide learning experiences that are relevant, challenging and interesting. We will promote an environment where it is acceptable to make mistakes in order to learn and provide a learning environment that is supportive and encouraging. We want all students in KB to feel worthwhile and valued.
Early Stage One Team
Mrs Salena Langholz (K/1 and Assistant Principal)
Mrs Lisa Budden/ Catherine Rufford (KB)
Mrs Jan Vallin (KH)
Miss Sarah Turner ( STEM RFF)
Mrs Laura Rhodes (Library/ HSIE)
Mrs Jan Audet – Learning Support
Key Learning Areas
To provide students with a broad and balanced education K-6, the curriculum is defined in terms of 6 Key Learning Areas.
Literacy: Includes shared reading, D.E.A.R. (drop everything and read) Guided Reading (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) sight words, guided writing, handwriting and talking and listening activities. Parental assistance during guided reading is most appreciated.
English: Rich Text Concept: ‘ Intertextuality". This refers to those interrelationships among texts that shape a text's meaning. This unit will form the basis for our reading and writing tasks.
Mathematics: We take a ‘hands on' approach providing lots of opportunities for problem-solving and play using concrete materials. We support this learning by using resources that utilise the interactive whiteboard. We also source relevant and challenging activities from a broad range of mathematical resources.
Science: This term the students are studying the unit "On the Move"
Geography: The unit topic is ‘Where We Live'
PD/Health: Unit topic is "Child Protection". Students will be participating in Peer Support activities this term.
PE/ Sport: Fundamental movement skills, games and Dance. This term we will be developing fundamental skills through activities on Friday and the Dance program on Monday.
Creative Arts: During Term Three the students will be focussing on visual arts, music, dance activities and drama that link to the English unit studied by the class.
- Please supply a note explaining any absences from school.
- Please collect a slip from the office when arriving late or picking up your child early as class rolls are marked electronically.
- Please ensure all money and notes are placed in a clearly marked envelope and delivered to the front office.
- Desks are re-arranged on a regular basis to assist the development of social and networking skills. Children who wear glasses are situated close to the IWB.
Parents/ Caregivers Can Assist In a Number Of Ways At Home:
- Encouraging your child to read nightly
- Reviewing the sounds taught in class each week.
August 13th: Author visit
August 15th: Picnic lunch, Book Week Parade and Open Classrooms
September 5th: B and D out of uniform day
September 18th: Excursion to Oakvale Farm
Mrs Rufford, Miss Phillips and Mrs Budden are very excited about the term ahead.