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they have been up to. It seems the Water Park and the Wave Pool were hot favourites. The topic for sharing news in Week 2 will be: What is your favourite book and Why? Thank you and enjoy your weekend. Louise Alford Junior School Notices Year 1A Harvey Welcome back for another busy and exciting term! The children are very excited, there are only nine weeks left of Year 1! This week we started our Celebrations and Festivals unit and learnt about different birthday traditions around the world. In Israel children make crowns out of leaves and flowers to wear on their birthday. In Germany children light special candles that burn all day. I will be displaying the childrens work in our classroom. Please come in and have a look. This term we are learning to write Explanations. We have started this week by reading and deconstructing an explanation about digestion. I am looking for any volunteers able to read with us on Friday mornings. Please let me know if you can help out. It has become very hot during the day. Please check that your child brings a hat and a water bottle to school every day. Lisa Harvey Year 1C Cheira Welcome back to Term 4! It is Celebration time in Year 1. Our theme this term is celebrations around the world. This week we have been looking at how some countries celebrate birthdays and we are comparing these to how we celebrate birthdays. Did you know that in Ireland the birthday child is turned upside down and then bumped on the floor for good luck. The number of bumps depends on how old the child is. They also get one extra for good luck! Next week we are looking at a Japanese tradition known as Boys Day (Tango no Sekku) and Girls Day (Hina Matsuri Doll Festival). This should be lots of fun. We have started learning our new text type, which will be explanations. The class will be learning about the different parts of an explanation to help them eventually write their own explanation about a topic. We continued building on our skills of ordering and understanding numbers to 100, and also looked at the metre measurement in Maths this week. I hope you all had a lovely week break and look forward to sharing many exciting times in Term 4. Have a great weekend! Cristina Chiera Year 4A Noonan Welcome Back to Term 4. I have enjoyed reading all about everyone's very busy holidays. Last term we received four new students, who have all settled well into our class and we welcome them to our school. This Term we are studying Indigenous Dreamtime stories and other cultures. We were lucky to begin our topic with a visit from Professor Mick Dodson, Australian of the Year, who visited us this week. Next Friday is the House Swimming Carnival. All students received their information booklet this week. Please note that Year 4 will be leaving promptly at 8.20am. Children will need to arrive on time to catch the bus. On Monday 19th October our class will be attending the Life Education Van which students always enjoy. Permission notes were sent out this week. Last night some of our class played in their first game of Netball for the Essington Year 3/4 Team in the Build Up Schools Competition at Marrara. Everyone had lots of fun and the team did a great job for their first game. Marie Noonan Year 5B FitzGerald Welcome back everyone! We are studying History through Art this termgreat suggestion Emma! Everyone has had an input in to the theme and our broad topics will be architecture, painting and textiles. We will be looking for links between the Art and History of the period. Special thanks to Rosie Bignell for her input, suggestions and access to resources in the Art Room. We are continuing to study Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson for our Studies of Asia work. We have been learning about world religions, tolerance and the living conditions of children in Pakistans and Afghanistans rural areas. It is clear that the children have been watching the news and world events through their intelligent questions and discussions. Students will be looking at Pop Art in their Art class in Week 7artists such as Andy Warhol. They will need to bring in The Essington School Darwin 4 SAFETY HOUSE PROGRAM The Safety House Program is a nationally organised but local community based child protection program that provides a network of safe places for children within the community. Safety Houses can be a house, shop or a business and they can provide assistance to children should they feel unsafe, threatened or unsure primarily when travelling to and from school. The Program plays a preventative role in community safety, providing safer neighbourhoods for our children. Approved residences, business premises and institutions display a bright yellow and black SAFETY HOUSE sign. Any responsible adult home between 7.00am to 8.30am and 3.00pm to 4.30pm Monday to Friday at least 70% of the time (for the purpose of children travelling to and from school) can apply to become a Safety House. To ensure the Safety and Security of the Safety Houses/businesss all applicants in the household over the age of 16 years need to be willing to undergo a Police check. We are always looking for more Safety Houses so if you would like further information or an application form to join the Safety House Program please call Kelly Barker on 8922 3538 or email safetyhouse@nt.gov.au. NTAEGT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of the Northern Territory Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented When: Monday, 12 October 2009 at 6.30 pm Where: Moil Primary School Library, Lanyon Tce, Moil Light refreshments will be served. For more information on the NTAEGT see: www.ntaegt.org.au

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