Dear Franklin Families,
This week I would like to highlight some examples of programs that support learning across the school. Firstly the school’s Daily P.E program. This has been a long standing whole school activity that not only encourages healthy exercise but also supports the development of leadership skills in our students. I have been very impressed by the commitment of our Year 5 and 6 leaders, in particular their ability to support some of our younger students. The leaders are extremely well organised and very patient with their peers, but most of all they still enjoy the experience of participating in and leading activities. It is always a very impressive sight to see the whole school involved in physical activity. Each morning there are students learning ball skills, completing an obstacle course or power walking around the school perimeter. It is important to mention that this program would not run as smoothly without the support and careful planning given by teachers Joshua Mitchell and Neil Holmstrom. Another program that successfully encourages positive social interaction and promotes academic gains across the school is the Peer Reading program co-ordinated by Mrs Leaman. Our peer tutors are carefully trained to use problem solving strategies and appropriate feedback and encouragement to those younger students they are paired with for reading. Peer Tutors are not reading teachers, so they do not teach new reading skills. However, peer tutors are ideal for the role of reading helpers who motivate and encourage readers to practice their reading skills. Lastly, it is also important to make mention of the class buddy program where older students are paired with younger class groups to share activities planned by teachers. Our buddy program aims to strengthen the school community and helps students to feel valued and supported. It teaches important social skills and creates a caring and respectful school culture.
With the cold weather upon us it is important children are rugged up at school to enjoy their play time outside however non-school hoodies and jumpers are not part of Franklin Primary uniform. Please ensure your child wears a school uniform jumper or fleecy jacket. If they do not have access to one we have plenty of spares that can be borrowed from the school office. In line with the Department of Education Guidelines the everyday uniform must be worn to school.
Could parents please ensure that students wear appropriate footwear on the day that they have Physical Education with Mr Mitchell: every Tuesday. Runners, not gumboots, are the best option for students so that they can comfortably participate in sport activities.
Have a great week.
Franklin Primary School Association
The Franklin Primary School Association AGM has been rescheduled to 18th August 2020 at 5.30pm. The meeting will be held online via Zoom to enable everyone who wishes to attend to participate.
Being a committee member is a great way to meet other people within the school community and to be more involved in your child’s school. We are seeking additional new committee members to provide ideas and guidance into the future.
If you would like further information on how you can be involved and join the meeting please email:
Carolyn Irving at email@example.com
Notice of Franklin Primary School Association AGM
18th August 2020
Meeting to be held via Zoom at 5.30pm
Committee nominations have been extended. A nomination form is available at the school office.
Nominations are due to the office no later than Friday 14th August. All welcome.
The Young Archies Awards are modelled on the famous Archibald Prize and this event is held each year. Years 2/3 and 5/6 from Franklin Primary School had a go at creating portraits of someone special and known personally to each student. The categories are Years 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6. The criteria is that four artworks are selected from each category to enter the Young Archies Awards. All students did amazing artwork. Congratulations to the following students whose portraits were selected:
Year 2: Sofia, Matilda, Eliza, Suske
Year 3: Chase, Eleanor, Boadie, Jackson
Year 5-6: Hazel, Heidi, Ollie, Maja
In 2020, Young Archies Awards will be going online. All entries will be displayed in virtual galleries and will be available for viewing from Tuesday 08 September 2020.
Enjoying our buddy reading program with the 2/3 class. Each Wednesday we spend some time together after lunch, reading books, listening to each other, having conversations and creating art works.
During the last fortnight, we have been involved in many opportunities to work together to gain new learning such as looking closely at how words are formed, how sentences work and how text types such as factual descriptions are structured. We are currently investigating the various interesting ways animals protect themselves as well as starting to look at equal parts of a whole and why and how we use fractions in our daily lives. We also had fun learning and working outside - collecting and connecting with as many things that were natural to create mandalas in our playground. As it was National Tree Day recently, we hugged a tree instead of planting a tree.
Grade 4/5 have been researching renewable energies. They have worked hard in groups to design a car for the future that does not harm the environment. Students have been presenting their designs to the class this week.
|HuonFM Radio Broadcast||Monday 17th August Year 5-6|
|School Association AGM||Tuesday 18th August - 5:30pm via zoom|
|Southern Band workshop||Wednesday 19th August - Year 5|
|Young Tassie Scientists Virtual Visit||Wednesday 19th August|
|Think You Know Presentation||Wednesday 26th August Year 4 to 6|
|Young Archies Virtual Viewing||Tuesday 8th September|
|End of Term 3||Friday 25th September|
|Start of Term 4||Monday 12th October|
|Bookweek||Monday 19th to 21st October|
|Public Holiday||Thursday 22nd October|
|Student Free Day Professional Learning Day for Teachers||Friday 23rd October|
|NAIDOC week||Monday 9th to 13th November|
|School Photos||Tuesday 17th November|
|End of Term 4||Thursday 17th December|