From Our Classroom...

Room 4 Newsletter #3


Term 2 was jam packed full of wonderful learning opportunities and Term 3 promises to be the same! Please note that newsletters will now be published on a fortnightly basis. Check out the information below...

Week 4- Art Gallery and Museum Excursion

Please refer to the permission slip sent home via email for further details. If any parent would like to attend and help out, please email me. Excursion is on the 12 August.

Week 4- Cross Country

Cross country training is being held every Tuesday and Friday morning in the lead up to our faction cross country carnival on the 16 August.

Week 5- Book Week

Check the website for information on all the exciting things happening in our school for Book Week. The annual dress up day will be happening on the 22 August.

Focus Topics for Term 3

Novel Study: 'Holes' by Louis Sachar

Health: 'All Systems Are Go!' (digestive system, circulatory system, reproductive system and skeletal system)

Society and Environment: '', a unit of work on the resources section of the curriculum

Technology and Enterprise: 'Dine Down Under', food production unit

Visual Arts: Clarice Cliff ceramics and portrait photography unit from the Western Australian Art Gallery

Science: Chemical Sciences

Reading Logs

Reading is the most important component of homefun. Please ensure that your child is recording the books they read at home in their reading logs. It would be fabulous if you could also sign each home entry. A revised template has been sent home today.


Each week, students record their homefun challenges in their diaries. This encourages organisational skills and is part of our self-management skills program. Please check that your child has written the challenges in their diary before you print them out! I'm starting to hear... "Mum prints them out for me so why do I have to write them in my diary?"

Effective Home Reading

Monday, Sep. 9th 2013 at 5-6pm

Room 4, Coolbinia Primary School

An information session that outlines how you (parents) can support reading development at home.

Presenter: Rebekah Melville