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|Mon, Jun 10th, 2013Queen's Birthday Public Holiday|
|Fri, Jun 14th, 2013Nambour Show Holiday|
|Wed, Aug 14th, 2013Chinese Dragon Festival|
|Fri, Oct 25th, 2013Prep visit to Australia ZooPreps are off to the wonderful Australia Zoo. Students to bring their hat, lunch and drink.|
|Fri, Nov 8th, 2013Year One day camp to Camp MaranathaYear One Day camp to Camp Maranatha at Yandina. Students to wear their sports uniform.|
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TERM DATES for 2013
Term 1 - Tue 29 Jan - Thu 28 Mar
Term 2 - Mon 15 Apr - Fri 21 June
Term 3 - Mon 15 Jul - Fri 20 Sep
Term 4 - Tue 8 Oct - Wed 4 Dec
SIGNUP FOR THE NEWSLETTER
Mr Hynes and Mrs Jones welcomes you to 3TH's Website!
This website will keep you updated with the information you need throughout the year. So watch this space!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email.
Updated Thursday 16th May
UPDATE! 3TH Chapel
3TH is excited to be presenting chapel during Week 6 on Friday 24th of May at 8.40am in the RGC. We cannot wait to share this special moment with our parents and special friends.
UPDATE! Premier's Reading Competition
This year the Learning Centre is promoting the Premier’s Reading Challenge with the Year 4 – 6 students in their library classes. The challenge runs from May 13 to September 7.
Students in Prep to Year 3 who wish to participate are welcome to enter and they will need to have their parents register them individually through the website.
Here is the link: Premier’s Reading Challenge.
Please see Mrs Sharp in the Learning Centre if you require further information.
Check out this newspaper article in the Noosa News about our excursion to Peregian Beach Park.
UPDATE! Dates to Remember
10 May Mother's Day Chapel
22 May U8's Day Celebrations
25 May SAAC School Fair
10 June Queen's Birthday Public Holiday
14 June Nambour Show Day Holiday
19 June P-3 Athletics Carnival
21 June Foundation Day, Diamond Dash and last day of Term 2
Parent helpers are always welcome in 3TH. The following times are when we have Literacy Groups or simply come in and help out any time during the day because the students love having parents in the classroom helping.
Monday: 8.40am onwards
Tuesday: 8.40am onwards
Wednesday: 8.40am onwards
Thursday: 9.20am onwards
Friday: 9.20am onwards
UPDATE! Year Three Curriculum Overview
SOSE: Coastal Living
Living on the Sunshine Coast presents opportunities for an ideal lifestyle. As an essential part to this lifestyle we are responsible for conserving the coast’s natural beauty. This unit will compare the relationship people on the Sunshine Coast have with their local natural environment to others. Each student will investigate thoroughly how the coast has changed over time and what different levels of government are doing to ensure that it can be enjoyed for future generations. The role surf lifesavers and lifeguards play in keeping our coast safe will also be examined by each student.
Science: Feather, Fur or Leaves?
What is that? Is it alive? Is it similar to other things I know? Humans have always sought to make sense of the world around them by grouping things they see, for example as edible, threatening or useful. Scientists develop classification systems to try to understand the diversity of life and how species are related throughout history. As more and more species disappear from the face of the Earth, we are caught up in a race to discover what we never knew we had. The Feathers, fur or leaves? unit provides opportunities for students to explore features of living things, and ways they can be grouped together. Through hands-on activities, students explore how living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things. They use this knowledge to investigate the animal groups in the leaf litter of their own school grounds.
Student Homework Diaries
Could I please encourage all parents to check and sign their child's diary on a regular basis. This diary is a means of communication between home and school. The students also update their diary quite regularly and checking these entries will keep you updated on important dates and information. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.
I encourage all students to pack a raincoat or umbrella for days that are forecast for rain. Students need to be protected from the rain when walking to specialist lessons. All students should have a St Andrew’s raincoat.
I have requested all students bring a water bottle each day to ensure we are hydrated, particularly during hot days.
|Highlights of the past week|
I think this photo of Jack sums up what camp was like...FUN!
We arrived at the APEX Mudjimba camp and checked out the top-notch facilities, then, we were taken to our activities. Team building games, a very muddy obstacle course, sand castle competition, beach awareness and body boarding were to follow.
It’s fair to say we were on the go the whole time.
At night, after our tasty dinner, we settled down to watch a movie before bedtime. We woke to the sounds of kookaburras in the morning, after most campers had a good night’s sleep. More activities were in store for us on Friday, then it was back on the bus to see lots of anxious parents waiting patiently.
Patience, courage, team work were all characteristics students displayed during camp. Well done 3TH.
Monday- Day Uniform
Assembly at 11.05pm (parents welcome)
Tuesday - Day Uniform
Wednesday - Red Sports Uniform
P – 3 Afternoon Sport
Library (remember to bring in your borrowed books)
Thursday - Day Uniform
Art (even weeks only)
Super Important... Homework due!
Friday- House Uniform
New Homework handed out (for the following week)
Thank you for a wonderful first week of homework. Homework is due each Thursday and the following week's homework is handed out on the Friday. Please note that the students are using two homework books this term (Homework 1 and Homework 2) to allow for marking time.
It is also expected that students read for a duration of 10-15 minutes per night. There is a section on the student's home reading record sheet where we ask parents to sign as their child completes their reader. Home readers will be changed by Mrs. Jones on a needs basis and she will keep a record of this. When your child requires their reader to be changed, they should place the reader in the students' plastic wallet and in the home reader box near the front door.
Thank you for your support of our homework program and please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.
It is expected that students read for a duration of 10-15 minutes per night. There is a section on the weekly homework grid which we ask parents to sign as their child completes their reading each night. Home readers will be changed by Mrs Jones on a needs basis and she will keep a record of this. When your child requires their reader to be changed, please place the reader in the students' plastic wallet and in the home reader container near the front door.
Try these fun and interactive websites.
Writing Fun by Jenny Eather – Text organisers that assist students with the writing process for common texts
Power Proofreading – Great website to sharpen your proofreading skills
Dance Mat Typing – Improve your typing skills
Cool Maths 4 Kids – Test yourself and others on the brain benders
http://www.spellingcity.com/figurative-language.html - Games to understand figurative language
Rainforest Maths - Similar to Mathletics. You’ll need to use your Mathletics username and password for this one!
A Plus Math – Great for learning timetables
http://www.schooltrain.info/science/animals/groups/group_menu2.htm - This website provides a basic definition of different types of animal group
http://sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/class.html - Test your knowledge at grouping animals
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/classification/kc_class_again.htm - Another webiste for sorting animals
- Marine Debris
Meet Oceanside Creek Friends