Year 5/6 Allan/Fazzolari

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Parent Information Night

Welcome to Stage 3 for 2011. Hopefully this information sheet will help answer some questions you may have regarding your child this year.


Organisational Issues

Ms Fazzolari and I will be job sharing this year. I will be on class Monday, Tuesday Wednesday. Ms Fazzolari will be here Thursdays and Fridays. Due to the numbers of children in Year 6 this year two 5/6 composite classes were put together. All work is structured at individual levels so do not be concerned if your child is in a composite class.



Please check the school website for all news items. There is a calendar on the web site which will give you all the latest events.


Class Expectations

We have four rules in our classes and have decided to use the same rules for consistency. They are:


  • Look after yourself
  • Look after each other
  • Look after our place
  • Have fun


Rewards such as Wadalba Winners and Commendations are handed out to reward good behaviour.



Students should be reading at the following levels


  • Year 6 – Touchdown       
  • Year 5 – Orbit     
  • Year 4 – Blast Off 
  • Year 3 - Countdown



This year we will be following the ‘Exemplary Maths Program'. We have now been using this program for several years in the school and it is proving to be very successful in helping to develop students understanding and learning in Maths.



Please check that your child has the correct equipment including a dictionary. A USB memory stick is required for all Stage 3 students. Students are not allowed to bring or use textas at school or in their books



Every student needs a book to read every day in DEAR (Drop Everything and Read)


Library - 5/6A Wednesday 11am -12pm

Each child needs a cloth library bag as the bags help protect the library books. They are available at the office for $4.



Throughout the year, there will be several competitions. To challenge the students more, we would like as many as possible to enter in these. The NSW University competitions are approx $6/competition.  The Premiers Reading Challenge is on again this year. We would like as many students as possible to register online and complete the challenge.


Home Reading

Please encourage and support your child in doing this every night as it is essential to their development and their progress in literacy especially if they are not yet reading at the expected grade level.


Visitors Pass

Please ensure that you sign on at the office before you approach the classroom.


Pick up

At the end of the day please wait for your child near the canteen as the noise can be disruptive.


Teacher Appointments

If you wish to speak to either of us about any issue please phone the office and we can either phone you back at a convenient time or arrange to meet with you in person. If your child has an issue with which you have a concern please speak to us before any rash decisions are made as we are always approachable. We are not always available to discuss issues in the morning as this preparation time.



We are very excited about the excursion in Term 4 (October 17 – 19) to Milson Island. More information will be provided to those students who wish to attend in the near future. The excursion can be paid for in instalments. Final payment must be made 2 weeks prior to departure. Approximate cost for the excursion at this stage is not finalised. When a definite cost is organised, we'll let you know.



This will be given out on Fridays and returned on Thursdays. Homework will be emailed out on Thursday afternoons. Your child can do it ALL in a book or ALL on the computer. Homework needs to be emailed back before school starts on Thursday morning. If you are experiencing email problems, homework can be down loaded in computer time onto the students' USB. If your child is absent please remind them to collect their homework on the next day. If completing homework is an issue in your house, please remind your child it is their responsibility not yours!!


Late Notes and Absent Notes

Students arriving late must obtain a late note from the office before coming to class. All notes for days absent must be returned within 7 days or an unexplained absence is recorded. Please include your child's full name and class as well as a reason for their absence. For example:  John Smith 5/6A was absent due to illness.  Please note that a day off for their birthday is NOT an acceptable reason and it will be marked as an unacceptable absence.



Black shoes are to be worn everyday except Fridays when white joggers are acceptable. School hats are compulsory everyday (No hat, no play policy). Girls should wear dresses / skirts everyday except sport days. Year six students are allowed to wear white school shirts. On P.E days, black shoes are to be worn and children have to change into joggers for the P.E. lesson.



Friday morning. The current program is being run by "Sport in Schools". This involves a variety of activities covering a wide range of sporting skills. Alternative sport is organised for those who do not participate in this program.


We are looking forward to working with your child this year. Please discuss any problems that may arise.


Thanks for your on going support.


Mrs Allan and Ms Fazzolari