Dear Franklin Families,
It was an absolute pleasure to witness the excitement and anticipation of students as they waited to begin the athletics carnival last Tuesday. Although the weather this year was somewhat challenging, the day provided many examples of great sportsmanship with every student willing to participate in the different events and to cheer on their friends as they competed. It was especially great to see the enthusiasm of our Kinder students as they joined in their very first running races. The novelty events organised by Mr Mitchell were certainly enjoyed by everyone. Another highlight was the staff versus Year 5/6 tug-of-war which has become a popular tradition in the carnival. The success of this school event is due to the outstanding planning, organisation and effort that Mr Mitchell gives to it, and we cannot thank him enough. Thank you also to all those parents who volunteered to help out on the day. Your assistance ensured that students were able to participate with great success.
Next Week, our representative team will participate in the Huon & Channel Athletics Carnival to be held at the Huon Little Athletics track. Congratulations to the following students who have been selected. Year 6: Joel, Zak, Ollie. Year 5: Hazel, Mikayla, Lolah, Abby, Eva, Magnus, Jackson. Year 4: Jai, Jasper, R.C, Lily. Year 3: Brady, Jackson, Marlene, Ellie. Additional students will be included in the team following the 800m trials on Monday.
Term 4 for schools is something quite unique as we complete the year’s teaching and learning as well as prepare and plan for the next school year. There are many events and activities that happen in Term 4 and I encourage you to keep a close eye on the school calendar as the next 6 weeks will pass quickly and before we know it we will be farewelling our Year 6 leavers. It is important to remember that, for our Year 6 students, this term is a significant time in their school lives. Although we know that by this stage of Primary school education, most Year 6 students are looking forward to moving on to high school, we also know that it is a time of anticipation for what the future may hold for them. All our Year 6 students have been responsible learners, committed student leaders and interested and involved members of the school community and we are proud of all they have achieved during this year of unprecedented challenges.
Have a great week
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2020 HUON & CHANNEL ATHLETICS TEAM.
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent Franklin Primary.
Year 6: Joel, Zak, Ollie. Year 5: Hazel, Mikayla, Lolah, Abby,Eva, Magnus, Jackson.Year 4: Jai, Jasper, R.C, Lily. Year 3: Brady, Jackson, Marlene, Ellie.
Additional students will be included in the team following the 800m trials on Monday.
In Kindergarten this term we have relaunched our inquiry and it has taken a twist and we are now exploring waterfalls.
The children drew pictures of their first thinking about how a waterfall works and then we investigated how they were formed. They then showed me their second thinking on how a waterfall works.
In small groups they created their own Tasmanian bush environment, with the brief that they had to incorporate a waterfall.
We love how over the year they have grown in confidence and how willing they are to show us their thinking on a range of topics.
Every Thursday, we spend some time with Miss Amy who comes into our class to discuss people’s connections with the land. This term, we have talked about how Aboriginal People moved throughout their country whether it be by foot or by canoe. We looked at a model stringy bark canoe borrowed from the Tasmanian Museum and we had a go at using natural materials to make our own model canoe. In Word Investigations with Mrs Morgan we have been looking at how sentences can be ‘dressed up’ using interesting noun groups. In Maths, we have been problem solving using drawings, finding more effective ways of counting a large collection of objects and explaining our thinking to the class. Putting our thinking caps on and our minds together, we are currently working in small teams to each construct a large 3D shape using only rolls of newspaper and masking tape.
This week the Grade 4/5 class got up close to some artefacts from the museum. We had an online digital excursion with an Aboriginal educator who told us all about the artefacts. We were especially interested in the tuylini (stringy bark canoe) and we had a go making canoes out of natural materials.
In maths we have been mastering fractions and in English we have been working on creating imaginative texts. Students have been working on developing characters and writing their own books.
The Department of Education recently announced that we would be expanding the Student Assistance Scheme for 2021.
Parents who have a current concession card as listed below can apply for dependent students for assistance under the STAS:
- Services Australia – Centrelink Health Care Card
- Service Australia – Centrelink Low Income Health Care Card
- Services Australia – Pensioner Concession Card or
- Department of Veteran Affairs – Pensioner Concession Card.
Please note that if you are already receiving student assistance you do not need to complete a form.
For 2021 a new on-line form has been developed to assist with processing applications for new applicants.
The online form can be completed here: https://stasonlinesubmission.education.tas.gov.au/
Once a validated form is completed the Department of Education will confirm the outcome of your application in writing, this process takes approximately 14 days.
We understand this online option may not be possible for all families, so if you require a hard copy form please contact your school or email@example.com or 1800 827 055.
|Friday 6 November||5-6 Excursion TMAG|
|Wednesday 11 November||Huon & Channel Athletics Carnival|
|Thursday 12 November||5-6 STEM Day at St James Cygnet|
|Monday 16 November||Bike Education|
|Tuesday 17 November||School Photos|
|Tuesday 17 November||Tennis Presentation|
|Wednesday 18 November||4-5 Excursion Pipeline Bushwalk|
|Wednesday 18 November||Japanese Culture Day HHS 5-6|
|Wednesday 25 November||5-6 Excursion Raptor Refuge|
|Tuesday 1 December||Kinder to wayraparattee|
|Thursday 3 December||End of Year Assembly Kinder to 1-2 9:30am-10:30am 2-3 to 5-6 11:30am to 12:30pm|
|Monday 14 December||Year 6 Leavers Dinner 5:30pm-7:00pm|
|Tuesday 15 December||Year 6 "Big Day Out"|
|Thursday 17 December||Last Day of Term - Colour Fun Run|