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28/02/2018
From the Deputy Prep - 2
It is important that students are able to retell the stories they have read or have had read to them.  This demonstrates whether a student has really understood the text.  When asking your child to retell the story, you may like to prompt them in the following ways:
 
1. Tell me what happened in the beginning of the   story.
 
2. Tell me what happened in the middle of the story.
 
3. Tell me what happened in the end of the story.
 
4. Tell me about the characters.
 
5. Tell me about the setting.
 
It is great when children are able to retell the story in their own words.
 
In Prep E, they have been acting out fairy tales, which requires the children to retell the story.  Take a look at the characters in the front row.  Do you recognise this popular fairy tale?  trip, trap
 
Knowing the months of the year, helps students to understand calendars.  In 1B, students were learning the months of the year by singing a catchy song.  Ask your child to name the month of the year, the month before and the month after.  Look at 1B singing proudly.
 
Last week, the Year 2 students were fortunate to listen to a talk from Wild Rangers and hold some very interesting creatures.  For many of our students, it was the first time that they had held a snake or a crocodile.  How exciting!  The students have been learning about living things as part of their Science unit and using this information to write an information report.  The presenter was very impressed with the students’ behaviour and the knowledge they demonstrated at the sessions.  Well done, Year 2
 
Sally-Anne Weise
 
Acting Deputy Principal
 
 
 
 
From the Deputy 3 - 4
Time to celebrate parents!
The Global Day of Parents is observed on 1 June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 and honours parents throughout the world. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
Parents of every race, religion, culture and nationality in all parts of the world are the primary caregivers and teachers of their children, preparing them for a happy, fulfilling and productive life. Parents are the anchors of the family and the foundation of our communities and societies.
 
Every day counts !
As we are approaching the midpoint of the school year, just a reminder for parents and caregivers, that regular attendance of students at school is important. Research shows that in Queensland, higher student attendance at school is associated, on average, with higher student achievement. Regular school attendance will mean that your child has a better chance in life. Attending school every day helps children to build social and emotional skills such as communication, teamwork and resilience.
How many days of school has your child missed? If you are having problems getting your child to school contact the school as soon as possible for advice and support. It’s not too late to get back on track so he/she can have a successful school year.
Behaviour Expectation Reminders Our school expectations below ensure that Silkstone State School is a safe, respectful and wonderful place to learn and play.
This week I would like to remind all year 3 and 4 students to:
1. Be in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.
2. Keep hands, feet, objects and comments to yourself.
3. Treat all adults and students in the school with respect.
4. Follow adult directions.
5. Be organised, ready and prepared to learn.
 
Shaida Rojc
Deputy Principal
 
 
 
From the Deputy 5 - 6 
 
Time to celebrate parents!
The Global Day of Parents is observed on 1 June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 and honours parents throughout the world. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
Parents of every race, religion, culture and nationality in all parts of the world are the primary caregivers and teachers of their children, preparing them for a happy, fulfilling and productive life. Parents are the anchors of the family and the foundation of our communities and societies.
 
Every day counts !
As we are approaching the midpoint of the school year, just a reminder for parents and caregivers, that regular attendance of students at school is important. Research shows that in Queensland, higher student attendance at school is associated, on average, with higher student achievement. Regular school attendance will mean that your child has a better chance in life. Attending school every day helps children to build social and emotional skills such as communication, teamwork and resilience.
How many days of school has your child missed? If you are having problems getting your child to school contact the school as soon as possible for advice and support. It’s not too late to get back on track so he/she can have a successful school year.
Behaviour Expectation Reminders Our school expectations below ensure that Silkstone State School is a safe, respectful and wonderful place to learn and play.
This week I would like to remind all year 3 and 4 students to:
1. Be in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.
2. Keep hands, feet, objects and comments to yourself.
3. Treat all adults and students in the school with respect.
4. Follow adult directions.
5. Be organised, ready and prepared to learn.
Kate Daly
Deputy Principal