Congratulations to Danielle and Oscar who spoke to our 2019 Foundation parents last night. They gave some insights into how they have been involved in school life, what they have learnt and enjoyed about being part of St.Charles Borromeo community. Our new families have lots to look forward to.
Sunday, 11 November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18).
One hundred years ago, on 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after four years of continuous warfare. With their armies retreating and close to collapse, German leaders signed an Armistice, bringing to an end the First World War.
For all who have served the cause of peace in our armed forces
For all who have lost loved ones due to war,
For all who continue to suffer due to war,
For all who long for Your peace,
For all who dedicate their lives to Your peace,
For all who bring Your comfort to veterans and their families,
For all of us – called to be messengers of Your peace,
Preps have been learning about SYLLABLES. Being aware of syllables in words helps young learners to ‘tune in’ to the structure of words. Lots of practice that involves listening and speaking first is important to support reading and writing.
Syllables are sometimes described as the beat in words, claps or chin-drops.
It has been great to see the children independently selecting books and sharing their reading in class, not only from our home reading book boxes but also from our well stocked library during the term.
Over the holidays hopefully you will include a visit to the local Library or just cuddle up with a book or two from your home library.
Our Library has a great collection of books. Have you read any books by the well known Australian author and illustrator Bob Graham? One of Bob’s books is titled..”A bus called HEAVEN”
This moving picture book offers readers a powerful message about hope, acceptance and belonging.
Can you find this book or any other books by Bob Graham in our Library?
You might like to read one of his books and write a review for the blog.
The Student Representatives from Year 3/ 4 classes and six other students from this level represented St. Charles at the local schools’ memorial ceremony, the week prior to ANZAC day.The ceremony was organised by the Templestowe Rotarians, who did a great job.
The Rotary Club had organised for representatives from all the local schools to be picked up by bus and then we travelled a short distance to the Templestowe War Memorial.
There were a lot of schools who participated and it we were very proud to be representing our school at this important event.Each school laid a wreath at the foot of the memorial in memory of the fallen soldiers and although we were nervous, it was a great experience.
Everyone was very respectful and it reminded us of how lucky we are to live in a country like Australia.
- When your children see you read and write, it teaches them that reading and writing are useful skills.
- Reading with your children at home will help them in all areas of their learning at school.
- Read together with your children and have a range of reading material available at home.
- Try not to let television intrude on reading time.
- Be confident that your child will learn to read and develop their reading skills over time