The prep team would like to welcome all our new students and their families to Meadow Heights Primary!
Meet the team...
Judy La Motta & Leonie Crouch (Prep A)
Nicole Carmody (Prep B)
Ana Carrondo (Prep C)
Nerissa Fernandez (Prep D)
ES Staff - Joy Henderson, May Mirza, Heba Makhlouf, Nesserine Hayek
It has been an exciting start to the year with students and teachers getting to know each other through our Start Up program. Our classrooms are safe and engaging learning environments where children and valued and encouraged to take risks and have a go. It has been fantastic to see the children settling into classroom routines and enjoying all aspects of school life thus far!
Literacy and Numeracy programs have kick-started with students developing their knowledge and skills through fun, interactive, hands-on learning tasks that cater to a variety of learning styles and abilities. Play is a very important part of our curriculum that allows children to make real-life connections to their learning and encourages communication, team work and oral language. Our S.H.A.R.E. program encourages our students to be positive role models and active members of our school community. We have also been learning about how to be safe online through our Cyber Safety program in term 1. Specialists for this semester include Performing Arts, Physical Education and L.O.T.E. (Turkish).
We have a couple of special events this term that we are eagerly looking forward to... The 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' in Week 4 and a 'Crazy Chemicals' incursion in Week 8.
A busy start to the year with lots more to come!
It has been fantastic to see our prep students settling into school and become more familiar with our school routines. Our hands on, interactive literacy and numeracy programs continue to take place with students becoming more confident in their reading, writing and understanding of numbers.
Our inquiry topic this term is ‘Families’. The children will be learning about the people in their families, how families can be similar and different to each other and what makes their family special. Learning about our families is a great way to build a caring and accepting classroom community.
Our S.H.A.R.E. program focuses on how to be safe and responsible members of our school community. We are also learning to identify, express and manage our emotions. We continue to learn about how to be safe online through our Cybersafety Program and are beginning to explore the basic hardware of computer systems.
Specialists for this semester include Performing Arts, Physical Education and L.O.T.E. (Turkish).
A very busy term indeed!