Working Teacher Style- Show Day 2014

The teachers of Narre Warren North PS “Working Teacher Style” for Show Day 2014.

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Our grade 5 students showing their performance and computer skills.  This video was produced and edited by Lily.

Visit to St Judes

The Junior School Council accompanied the choir to St. Jude’s Aged Care Facility on the 17th November. We enjoyed introducing each of the musical items and participated in singing as well. Thanks to the students from Prep-Grade 6 who made lovely handmade Christmas Cards, were able to hand them out to the residents and have a chat with them as well. Thank you to Mrs Taylor who allowed us to join in on her excursion and helped us with our speaking parts! We had a great time!  
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Show Day

November 7th held our annual Show Day which was fun filled, exciting and as fabulous as ever!  It was fantastic to see our community being brought together by such a fun filled day! 

A big thank you to the dedicated staff and students whose tireless efforts and enthusiasm made for a brilliant day.

A special thank you to our Parents’ and Friends’ Club, and our fabulous school community for your overwhelming generosity and many donations for our stalls and for coming to support our school during Show Day.

The Art Show made for a terrific addition this year where each grade created a display representing each of the Asian countries. From Topeng masks to flying carpets and Japanese dolls to Cambodian scenes, it was an amazing sight to behold.

Once again our staff and students showed what a talented bunch they are! A broad range of talents brought enjoyment and laughter to end a great day. Thank you to Rachel Yue, Janet Taylor and the School and House Captains for your efforts in bringing together a great Talent Show.

Many community members came to run activities and games which were very popular. Thank you to the Narre Warren North CFA, Police, the Tetof Family, Kelly Sports, Narre Warren North Scouts and Camp Australia for donating your time and resources. You made a great addition to the day.

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Cricket Gala Day

Howzat!! Students in Grade 5 and 6 were showered in sunshine as they participated in a Cricket Gala Day held at Syd Pargeter Reserve on Tuesday 11th November. We entered 4 boys and 2 girls teams and after each game had been played I could see their skills improve. Our students showed true cricket etiquette as they had a strong team spirit and displayed strong sportsmanship qualities. Congratulations to the Boys 1 team who won the grand final and now progress through to a Regional Gala Day on 27th November. The Boys 2 team won the semi final to finish third and the Girls 1 team finished second after losing the grand final by only 12 runs! A fantastic effort by all our students! Thanks again to our wonderful parent helpers (Sharon Akram, Suzie Kirikiri and Chris Rodney).

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What’s your problem?

Usually this question is one to spark a little debate or even some heated discussion. Not at NWNPS. The teachers have been asking each other this question during this last term as we have been investigating new ways to teach problem solving to our students. 

Throughout the school, teachers have been learning from each other as students have been diving in to use a variety of strategies to solve a range of problems.

Problem solving is not only about reading worded problems. It’s about applying mathematical skills to solve problems in different ways. Students learn to consider what the question is asking, what steps are involved in solving the problem, and what method they can use to solve the problem.

Below you will find what is called the ‘Mathematical Strategy Toolbox’. This includes a range of strategies that could be used to solve problems. From the ‘Toolbox’, which strategies could you use to solve this problem;

When all 6 children arrive at the birthday party, they give each other a high five. How many high fives are given in total?

So the next time one of your children asks you, ‘What’s your problem?’, don’t scold them for being insolent. Give them a real life problem to solve and encourage them to try different strategies to solve them.

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Coal Creek Excursion

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News from the Art Room

Mosaic 1The Grade 3-6 students are collaborating with mosaic artist Helen Harman to produce a tile mural. Some of the Grade 6 students helped to stencil the design onto the wall. The Asian elephants were selected to match the theme of our upcoming whole school art show. The students during their art lessons have been enjoying smashing tiles, mixing concrete glue and adhering the tiles to the wall.  The next step is to grout and clean the mural for protection against weather.

A completed photo of the mural will follow soon.

More News from the Art Room

Earlier this semester Grade 3 and 4 studied the Artist Vincent Van Gogh. Here are some of their reproductions of the Sunflowers using oil pastels. The Grade 5 and 6 students main focus was Textiles. They produced some Australian landscapes using three sewing stitches: running, back and blanket stitch.

This term every grade in the school has researched an Asian country of their choice and is creating some traditional art both in the art room and in their classroom.  All of the artwork will be show cased at the Asian Art Exhibit on Show Day. Entry is open to all parents and community members for a gold coin donation.

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Our new basketball tops

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Welcome to Narre Warren North Primary School

Narre Warren North Primary School is located in a developing, yet semi-rural setting within the City of Casey. We have an extremely supportive community with high levels of family involvement.

We are committed to maximising the educational opportunities for all students and we aim to help all children reach their full potential.

Student welfare is recognised as vital for productive learning and our comprehensive Social Skill program enables students to take responsibility for their learning, while developing life-long skills.

Striving for continuous improvement and living each day according to our shared values is the challenge we have adopted for ourselves.

Vision

Narre Warren North Primary School aims for all children to reach their full potential.

Mission

Narre Warren North Primary School works as a supportive learning community where all students are motivated and challenged to take responsibility for their own learning.

Values

Acceptance; Enthusiasm; Respect; Resilience; Co-operation; Honesty; Responsibility