CLGPS Room 2

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Week 4 in room 2

Well done year 7’s on a fantastic effort last week for NAPLAN. Thank you year 6’s too for being patient and flexible throughout the week! 

Now that camp and NAPLAN are behind us we can get back to a bit of normality.

Homework for week 4

Maths-Code breaker task (due Friday)

Reading-Two chapters of class novel (Due Thursday)

Unfinished work – some students may be completing a pre reading task for reading circles (due Tuesday/tomorrow)

Keep the science incursion notes coming!

Thanks 🙂

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Room 2 update

A big congratulations to students who attended our Wirraway camp. They were outstanding representatives for Colonel Gardens and did all of us very proud.

A massive thanks to our volunteers for making the camp possible and helping provide a safe and positive environment for our students.

More details of our camp to follow 🙂

General Information

NAPLAN – next week (week 3) year 7 students will be undertaking NAPLAN tests on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning. It would be great if students could arrive promptly on these days to begin the tests on time.

Winter Sniffles – thanks to those families who have donated a box of tissues this year already. We are down to our last box so if you haven’t donated already, we would really appreciate it 🙂

Diaries – just a reminder for parents to sign diaries before Monday. Week 1 and week 2 of term 2 needs to be signed ready to be checked next week.

Absences – please remember that if a student is going to be absent, to call and notify the school or email me with an explanation so that unexplained absences don’t need to be followed up. Thanks to those that do this regularly 🙂

BYOD- On Monday of week 3 we will be setting up and activating students’ email accounts. Please remind students to bring their devices to school charged and ready to go if they are on the BYOD program.

Year book survey – If you haven’t already, could you please complete the survey for our year book. Your feedback is important in deciding whether these things go ahead each year. Follow the following link to complete:


A lot of information there! Have a great weekend 🙂




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Getting ready for camp

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Just a final camp reminder about what to bring. Please endeavour to name all belongings as there are always things that get left behind after pack up and don’t find their way back home.

There will be no set homework for week 2.

I look forward to seeing some happy campers Monday morning!

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Welcome back!!

Hi everyone

Welcome back. With a new wall, new whiteboard,  some new chairs and new carpet, room 2 is looking great and all ready for a busy term ahead.


  • Camp full payments are due by the end of the week.
  • Camp forms must be returned asap.
  • Ensure you check the ‘what to bring’ list early this week in case you need to source anything before camp on Monday
  • Remember that diaries must be checked and signed at the end of each week ready to hand in Monday. Encourage students to plan their week by recording important information in each day. They must have 80% of their diaries signed each term in order to receive a stamp in the passports. We have gone over this today so it should be fresh in students’ minds.


  • HASS – Students must watch the two clips on the links on their task sheet. I have provided the links below as well for easy access. There are questions to follow that will assist in our current Geography project on ‘Water Scarcity’
  • Maths – A range of problems to work through based on equations and operations.
  • Reading 20 (approx. 20 mins each night)

Have a great week everyone!

Jess 🙂


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Time for a break!

I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of their well deserved break.

I just wanted to congratulate students and families on their great efforts and contributions towards Enterprise Day. Collectively, room 2 raised just over $330 dollars!!! Considering the weather on the day, it was a very successful fundraising event.

Also just a friendly reminder that camp forms must be returned as soon as possible when we come back please. Thanks to those who have returned them.

Enjoy the rest of the break 🙂

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Enterprise Day

Just some general need to know information:

Hot Weather – With hot weather expected for tomorrow, please provide your child with some extra sunscreen to apply later in the day. All students MUST have a hat in order to participate.

End of day – We kindly ask that you do not take your child home at the end of the event. Part of the process this year will be students counting and sorting their takings and collecting data as a class. This will be done in the last hour of the day as well as final pack up so we would appreciate it if all students stayed until regular dismissal.

Side note
Please keep the camp forms coming. One form is double sided so don’t forget to fill both sides in!

Thanks 🙂

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Week 11 update

There will be no set homework as such for week 11. Students may have some work to finish off at home if not finished in class. Enterprise Day is quickly approaching and many students are working on either cooking or making, at home.

Our final notes for camp went home on Friday last week, today for those who were away. Please return them by the end of the week. The one with information about what to bring etc., stays at home.

Design and Tech
As you had probably heard, over the last couple of weeks students were designing some clothing out of garbage bags. We finished off with a fashion runway on Friday afternoon, judged by our very own Art teacher and Librarian. Everyone involved had a great time and it was great to see so many students really challenging their thinking when it came to problem solving. Below are our teams with their designs.

Enterprise Day
Even though our older students are highly capable in running their own stalls, if any parents are free to come down as an extra pair of eyes or hands, I would be very grateful. Collectively we will have 4 stalls out the front of the Grange building.

Thanks 🙂

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Week 10 update

Hi everyone

I hope you all had a relaxing Easter weekend. I sure did!


Maths – Fractions flag design (due Friday)

Enterprise Day – Many student have committed to Enterprise Day stalls that will require some work at home. Please have a chat with your child about what they are doing and contact me if you need help in any way. Stalls include: craft, baked goods, arcade games, mini soccer competitions. Any baking will need a full list of ingredients to account for allergies.

Camp some general info

Please keep in mind that camp deposits should be now paid and notes returned so that we can begin to finalise information.

Parent Teacher Interviews

A massive thanks to everyone for taking the time to come in and see me. It was great to see you all!

A summary of what has been happening in room 2.

Today we had a guest from SA water come in to talk about water resources and management within South Australia. Students asked some great questions providing an interesting discussion. An interesting point made was the percentage of fresh water available to the world. Ask your child about this and see if they can explain the situation that Cape Town, South Africa, is currently facing.

This Friday afternoon the year 6/7 cohort are taking part in a Garbage Bag Fashion Show. Students have been working in groups to design a particular piece of clothing. Stay tuned for photos to follow.

DCSI clearance and RAN

Our school wouldn’t function without the fantastic help of parent volunteers. I just need to remind you that in order for parents to attend any outside excursions, camps etc a current DCSI clearance and RAN training certification is compulsory. Many of the existing certificates have come to their expiry so please contact our front office for details to ensure that you have relevant and up to date documentation.


That’s all for now. Have a great week

Jess 🙂





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Week 9 Homework

Hi everyone

To keep families up to date with homework, I will be posting the homework tasks for each week on the blog every Monday. This way we should all be on the same page and can avoid the dreaded ‘I don’t have any’ comment.

Literacy – Finish Narrative assessment (Due Thursday week 9)
Numeracy – 2 Fraction sheets (following on concepts that have been taught in class), Challenge sheet for those who chose to take one (Due Thursday Week 9)
Design and Tech – Collect some garbage bags for your group’s design task. We will begin construction on Thursday week 9

Please check that your child has filled this in in their diaries and don’t forget to sign their diary over the weekend.



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Important: Parent Teacher Interviews

Hi everyone

I am still waiting on interview bookings for 9 students. We have discovered a glitch in the interview system and are asking that you login to double check that you definitely have a booking listed. If your name is not listed and you were thinking you had booked, please contact me so we can work something out.
The school interview booking site is open again.




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