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Sports Day Fun

Hi readers,

Here are some photos from Sports Day. The weather was perfect and the day was a huge success. The children all had a great time rotating through a range of activities and showed great sportsmanship!

Thank you to all the parents that helped throughout the day especially with the fireman mat (what a hit that was!!)









Week Eight – Housekeeping

Dear Readers,

Just a few housekeeping points for this busy time:

  1. The children have been doing lots of reflecting about their learning and are excited about sharing their highlights at next week’s learning conferences. Please note, online bookings for the conferences have now closed.
  2. Friendly reminder – it’s Sports Day next Thursday (Sept. 21). Please make sure your child is wearing sunblock before they come to school and have sunblock that they can reapply independently during the day (students will be outside all day). Water bottles are also essential. Please note, normal dismissal procedures apply for Sports Day (i.e if you need to take home your child early, you will need to sign them out from the office and give the teacher the sign-out slip before you leave).

Zoo excursion note – will be sent home on Monday.

Thanks for your support.

Marie 🙂

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Weekly Update

Hi readers,

Well done to all of the swimmers in Readeville for a sensational effort in the pool last week! The children had to explore a whole range of expert-learner qualities, particularly being organised, independent, risk takers and team workers. The organiser of the swimming program contacted CLG leadership to let them know how impressed she was with the behaviour and attitudes demonstrated by our students this week. Go swimmers!

These notes were sent home tonight in regards to booking a time and the Readeville format for Student Led Conferences.

Please note, this Friday (Sept. 8) is a school-closure day because of the Royal Show. If your child has a talk scheduled for that Friday, they will be able to present on the Thursday of week seven or the Monday of week eight.

Forward notice: A friendly reminder that Sports Day will be held on Thursday of week nine (Sept. 21). Please let us know if you are not sure what house colour your child is in.
Thanks for your support. See you next week.

please enjoy this collage of photos of the work we have been doing this week on narrative writing.



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Book Week Fun

Dear Readers,

What a fantastic week of Book Week activities! The children have been engaged and stimulated by author and illustrator talks, craft sessions in the library, the thought-provoking play Super Duper and, of course, the Book Week parade.

Special thanks to CLG’s teacher librarian, Simone, for all of the time and effort that she put into Book Week – her sincere love of books and reading really shines through.

Check out the doppelganger ‘Wandas’ around the school today!

The children in Room 22 made me feel very special on my birthday. What a wonderful community we have at CLGPS!

Here are some photo  highlights:

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Swimming and Book Week

Hi all,

I have attached some reminders and visitor information regarding swimming next week.

Tomorrow is the Book Week dress up day parade. Children can stay in their costumes for the whole day.

I wonder if you’ll be able to find Mrs Pytharoulis tomorrow (hint hint!! 😀)

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Take It Away, Readeville!

Dear Readers,

A few updates from our learning in Readeville…

1. In maths, we have been investigating subtraction and how words like ‘remove’ and ‘difference’ can help us with our understandings in this area. The children were asked to show three different ways to work out a subtraction question. We have also started some maths rotations, which aim to help learners practise fluency within their ‘stretch zone’ (so, not too easy and not too hard). In geography, we have been exploring how maps help us to understand place – the children loved using Google maps to see different views of their world. In health, we have been looking at what makes a good sport and what fair play looks like (i.e winning and losing graciously). In writing, we have been exploring the role that characters play in stories and we also enjoyed using a ‘mysterious’ prompt to help inspire us during a writing session outdoors.

2. A huge congratulations to the runners in Readeville for the role they played in the whopping total raised during our Lap-a-thon – a key school fundraiser. The children were super excited to have the details on the note below revealed at our school assembly today:

Congratulations to Austin for being the highest year 1 boy fundraiser! 

Congratulations to Leila for running the most laps out of the year 2 girls! 

3. We also launched Book Week at our assembly on Friday. We are looking forward to sharing the wonderful world of books together next week. Please make sure you return the consent form and payment for the Book Week performance of Super Duper next Thursday if you have not already done so. The dress-up parade for Book Week is next Friday (August 25). Attached is poster for other Book Week details:

4. Please send in swimming consent forms and payment if you have not already done so (thanks for your generous support with all of our learning – we are aware that there have been quite a few requests for payment during the past few weeks). Swimming is in week six.

5. Below is a copy of our learning plan for this term. Thank you again for all the support you provide at home.

6. Last week we celebrated SSO week and how important SSOs are to our school. Room 22 made a card and basket to show Megan in the front office how much we appreciate all that she does for the CLG community. Thanks Megan!

Finally, we hope you enjoy these photos of our learning:


















PS We’ve talked a lot in Readeville about being a community and working as a team. So we were touched when one of the students drew this picture of the Readeville teaching team. We hope you enjoy it. See you next week.




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Topic Talks

Hi Readers,

I wanted to share this Cosmic Eye video with you, because it was a big hit in Readeville today. We played it as part of our inquiry into place (it provides some great talking points for measurement, too). No doubt your child will enjoy watching it with you again if you have the time.

Also, a friendly reminder that Readeville’s oral presentations start tomorrow. Please see the roster attached for your child’s session.

Thanks and regards,


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Notes Home

Dear Readers,

There have been lots of notices sent out lately. The following is a reminder and “check in” to make sure they have all reached home. Thank you for your support with returning all these forms. It has been a very busy start to the term!

Swimming Notices: Please sign and return the 2 notices and money ASAP. Swimming Week is week 6 (commencing Monday 28th August)

Book week performance: Please return signed notice and money ASAP. The performance is on Thursday next week (24th August). Remember Friday 25th August is the dress up parade 😊

Oral Presentations, Father’s Day Breakfast and Father’s Day Stall notices we’re all sent out recently. I will upload a copy of the oral presentation roster and information tomorrow. Our first presentations start this Friday.

Parents and Principal Forum notice (copy below), will be sent out tomorrow.

🌟🌟 communication feedback 🌟🌟
I am keen to hear about your preferred communication method used in Room 22 (Seesaw, class Edublog or both!). There can be a lot on information sent home at times and I am conscious of not overloading you all with notifications!!

▪️Which do you find easier to access information on?
▪️Which one is best for sharing student learning?
▪️Do you enjoy having both available or prefer just one?







Yr 1 Theatre and Book Week

Hi Readers,

Just some information about the Year 1 theatre excursion and Book Week (I know, Book Week already!)

Year 1 Patch Theatre 

The year one students will be departing for the theatre at 12:15. We will eating an early lunch so there will be no lunch orders for year one students on this day. We will arrive back at school at around 2:30. Students do not need to bring anything to the theatre. Thank you to Lachlan and Andrew for volunteering and assisting with the excursion. The year two students will be staying at school and will be supervised in Room 23 and 24 With Ms Elder and Rachel, continuing with the regular program.

Book Week

Can you believe Book Week is just over 2 weeks away!! Below is a poster with the events for the week. The dress up day and parade will be on Friday 25th August. Better get my costume ready!!

A note was sent home this week for the book week performance. The cost is $6 per child.

Week 4  Photo Day –  Room 22 will be having photos taken on Tuesday the 15th of August. Please remember to bring payment forms on the day ( I am happy to collect and store them until Tuesday).

Please continue to bring pack any Lapathon and swimming forms even if the lapathon form is blank. I know there is a lot on this term and really appreciate your support.

Marie 🙂

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Lap – a- thon


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