Year 1 News

Miss Hansson's Room 8 Class

Tree Planting with Dr Elaine Lewis

As a part of the Cross Curriculum Project the students in participated in a tree planting afternoon with Dr Elaine Lewis. During this gardening experience the students planted native plants along the front of the school and pulled weeds from the bushland near the library. The students have been learning about the importance and fragility of our ecosystem linked to conservation efforts they can make. During this learning experience the students learnt how to plant native flora and were empowered to make a difference to their environment.

Technology and Enterprise

Last night at an Ipad Professional Learning session I presented the students work using the Ipad program sock puppets last term. This program was used during Anti-bullting week to present a puppet show on strategies to stop bullying and the role of the bystander. The students puppet shows were showcased to approximately 300 teachers, deputy principals, principals, and other professionals from the education field in the metropolitan area. I received comments from a range of colleges about how impressed they were with the students work and their confidence in using ipads to express their ideas and reflect their learning. This was a very proud moment for me as a teacher, the students were enthusiastic in undergoing ipad learning and worked really hard to produce excellent work.


This semester the students have been learning about using a computer. We have started with the basics of turning it on, logging on, using mathletics and bug club independently and use of the internet. to support this at home please allow your child to log in to their homework each week on Mathletics and Bug Club independently.



Athletics Carnival Information for Participants & Coolbinia Community

General Information

· Food from canteen TBC

· P&C stalls TBC

· Please bring along your own chair or rug, if possible, as seating will be minimal

Please remember

· Space can be tight around the finish line and to give our judges the best chance to make a decision, can all spectators remain behind the barriers

· Congratulate your child on effort, not placing’s

· Have fun and enjoy the day


*** Please not that the day of the Athletics Carnival has changed. This is due to the weather that we have been experiencing of late. If it continues and we leave the carnival on week 8, it would severely limit our days we can utilise as a back up. Apologies for any family that this change inconveniences, I believe this change is in the best interest of the school and students ***

This information and the corresponding dates are available on the school website... http://www.coolbiniaps.wa.edu.au/?page=sport or http://www.coolbiniaps.wa.edu.au/?page=term_planner

Jumps & Throws

The following are the dates and times for if you wish to watch students compete.

For the Years 1-3’s, it will not take the whole 2 hours, however, to allow for delays this block of time has been allocated.

Weather permitting it will start on time and most likely finish early

  • Years 6/7 jumps and throws for placing’s & points, will be completed from 1:50-2:50 on Friday 31 August. Back up day being Tuesday 3 September.

  • Years 4/5 jumps and throws for placing’s & points, will be completed from 1:50-2:50 on Wednesday 28 August. Back up day being Wednesday 4 September.

  • Years 3 jumps and throws for placing’s & points, will be completed from 8.35am – 10.35am on Thursday 27 August. Back up day Friday 28 August.

  • Year 2 jumps and throws for placing’s & points, will be completed from 10.55am – 12.55pm on Friday 31 August. Back up day Monday 2 September.

  • Years 1 jumps and throws for placing’s & points, will be completed from 11:55am-12:55pm on Wednesday 28 August. Back up day being Wednesday 4 September.


Points Allocation

Each competitor has the potential to earn a faction point for each event they participate in.

Individual Events – Sprints, Jumps, Throws

First 5

Second 3

Third 2

Fourth 1

Team Games

First 10

Second 6

Third 4

Fourth 2

Relays – Shuttle, Grand

First 10

Second 6

Third 4

Fourth 2

Cross Country

First 5

Second 3

Third 2

Fourth 1



Championship Events

These are the events that contribute towards being Champion Boy/Girl and Runner Up Champion Boy/Girl for each age group.

Year 1, 2 & 3 Division A 50m, Long Jump, T-ball Throw (Yr 1/2),

Javelin Throw (Yr 3)

Year 4 Cross Country, Long Jump, Javelin Throw, Division A 80m and 200m

Year 5 Cross Country, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Javelin Throw,

Division A 80m and 200m

Year 6 & 7 Cross Country, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Javelin Throw,

Division A 100m and 200m


A parent volunteer form is attached

Book Week

Book week is taking place in Week 5 from the 19th of August to the 23rd of August
Chris Owens, a teacher at Coolbinia is the author of the book 'My Superhero' which celebrates the super skills of dads. He will be sharing this book with the Year One classes on Tuesday the 20th of August from 11-11:40am

Dress up: Thursday the 22nd of August.


Loose Change for Books

As you know the Coolbinia Primary School Book Fair is fast approaching and this year, to make it easier for busy parents, we are running a ‘Loose Change for Books’ Program.

‘Loose Change for Books’ is all about collecting loose change and pooling the money to purchase more books from the Book Fair for our kids


It enables families and friends to donate if they are are unable to attend the Book Fair (20th – 22nd of August) or would rather donate than purchase a book. The books purchased will be added to the library for all to use. Donations can be bought in from Monday 5th Aug until Friday 23rd Aug. There will be a collection container in both the front office and library. Just look for the symbol of gold coins:


Loose Change For Books And remember: Every cent counts!

Can you spare some change? Thank you – Book Fair Committee

Communication Books

Each Wednesday morning the students will be writing a letter for you about our weeks learning and experiences in their communication books. Please reply to this letter on the following page modelling the same format:
Dear _______
Response to your child's question
2 sentences about their learning
1 question for your child to answer
Love from
Mum/Dad

It is the students responsibility to bring these back on the Thursday to read the following communication book time