- Assistant Principal's Report
- 3/4 Ralph
- Kitchen / Garden
- 3/4 Boyle
- Meaningful Maths Enrichment
- Z Factor
- Donation of Art
- Congratulations to the following Primary Students who won a lunch with the Principal, for showing school values.
- Congratulations to these students who received Awards
- Coming Events
- Community Events
Professional Development Day (Pupil Free Day) Monday 10 October
School Council and DoE have approved this Professional Day. This day will focus on improving our Reading Processes and Practices across the school. This is also aligned with the school's 2022 Annual School Improvement Plan. The focus for improvement is from the 2021 triangulation of NAPLAN, A-E, and PAT data indicating the need for Zuccoli Primary School to continue focusing on improving outcomes in Mathematics and English with a sharp and narrow focus on Reading. The proposed/draft outline of the day will involve external literacy experts and internal staff presenting workshops on
- Guided Reading- is a small-group instructional context in which a teacher supports each reader's development
- Reading aloud and Reading Comprehension Activities
- Multi-Model- Many texts are multimodal, where meaning is communicated through combinations of two or more modes. Modes include written language, spoken language, and patterns of meaning that are visual, audio, gestural, tactile, and spatial.
- Accelerated Reader- a primary program that tracks reading development and comprehension track students’ independent progress with reading. Teachers can use it to help guide struggling readers to books they can read successfully
- Draw, Write, Say- the role of oral language in early writing and explores the key relationships between drawing and talking, drawing and writing and drawing, talking and writing
- Heggerty - In a Heggerty Phonemic Awareness lesson, students isolate sounds, blend sounds, segment a word into sounds and manipulate sounds in words. The lessons are oral and auditory
- How to undertake a reading observation- An observation report is a document that contains information about what a child has read. This document can be used as the basis to assess a child’s overall development.
- Using V9 Australian Curriculum mapping out the new Literature assessments across all stages of schooling.
Dance Around the World Concert
Parents, carers and friends are invited to join us for the 2023 Dance Around the World School Concert on Thursday 22nd September at 8:30am.
Change of Concert Time is due to the current AEU NT Protected Industrial Action-Work to Rule from Friday 26 August 2022. This will not affect the school day and the school will remain open as usual. However, this action has impacted on other out of school activities i.e. the School Concert.
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the BEAT production on Thursday 8th September at the Darwin Entertainment Centre. It was an amazing event to showcase the musical talents of our students and it was exciting to see the big smiles of the students up on stage. Thankyou to the parents who have supported their students in attending this event and listening to them practise their singing at home. A big thankyou also to Mrs Robson for working so closely with the students to get them ready for the show. All choir students should be very proud of their performance
Parent Teacher Student Evenings
On Tuesday 13th September (3.00-6.00PM) and Wednesday 14th September (3:00-5:00PM) we welcome families to meet with their child’s teacher to review their progress and growth and to work in partnership to develop learning goals for this semester. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the growth your child has made this year. All interviews are 10 minute sessions. If you haven’t booked already, please use the link below and enter the code: tgkqj.
Drop Off Zone
A reminder of the protocols of entering the main school carpark and using the Drop Off Zone.
- Entering the carpark, ALL cars needs to turn left
- Parents are asked to move down the full length of the Drop Off Zone
- Staff will also direct you to keep moving down the Drop Off Zone
- Parents are NOT to park in the Drop Off Zone and get out of their car-students will come to you
- (insert picture)
Sports shirts are only to be worn on Wednesdays. Please ensure all children have their black bucket hat.
As the weather heats up please ensure your child has a drink bottle to ensure they stay hydrated throughout the day.
Intentions for 2023
All families, should have received an intention form for 2023. Please return this form as soon as possible as this assists the school in planning class groupings, recruitment of teachers and resources for next year. Your assistance with this is greatly appreciated.
3/4Ralph have been learning about all sorts of cool and wonderful things.
For Maths, we explored Mass and Capacity. The whole class estimated how many skittles were in a container and how many jelly babies were in the jar. We wrote down our predictions and then Mrs Ralph announced who got the closest. Sam won the jar of jelly babies, and Matthew won the container of skittles. Well done boys!
In Music, we learnt to play both the xylophones and ukuleles. Here are some photos of us playing the ukuleles. We learnt about the four main chords and played the ukuleles using these different chords in different sequences.
In Geography, we walked outside to draw the natural resources and features of the environment, as well as drew what Zuccoli looked like in the past and in the present.
In the Zuccoli Primary School Garden, we are so lucky to have bees in our garden. They have been of much interest for our Early Childhood students. A few weeks ago, the Transition students had a guest speaker during garden lessons. Our guest speaker was Harper who is a student at our school. Harper and her family have beehives which has made Harper a budding bee expert. We all enjoyed finding out more about bees from Harper. Some of the information she shared was:
-There are three types of bees in a hive. There is a queen bee who lays the eggs and is the boss of the hive. There are worker bees that collect pollen and nectar, and the drones stay in the hive.
-Worker bees collect pollen from flowers on their legs and this pollen feeds the young bees. They also collect nectar which is food for the bee colony and is what is used by bees in making honey.
-When bees are collecting pollen and nectar, they pollinate our plants and this is how we get fruit and vegetables growing in our garden.
- Bees can travel many kilometers from the hive to collect nectar and pollen.
-Bees are very intelligent because they know when different flowers are blooming, can find their way back to their hive seven kilometers or more away and can identify colors and landmarks.
-People are often scared of bees but bees rarely sting unless they are threatened or near their hive. When they are away from their hive they are focused on collecting pollen and nectar.
-In our Zuccoli Garden we have both native bees and Harper’s bees visiting our garden for pollen and nectar. We are very lucky to have two types of bees doing their magic to make our garden grow and flourish.
Thank-you bees and thank-you Harper for sharing your knowledge!
Please be respectful of bees and do your best to protect these amazing insects that are a very important part of our ecosystem. This means limiting our use of pesticides and calling for assistance for a trained beehive removalist to relocate a hive if we have an unwanted hive nearby. Without bees, up to 60% of our fruits and vegetables could become unavailable.
In Design & Technology students in 3/4Boyle have been learning about structures around the world. We investigated what makes bridges strong. In groups we collaborated to plan the construction, collected recycled materials and built bridges. We are looking forward to presenting and testing our bridges by the end of term. Look out for the results on ClassDojo.
On Thursday 4 students from Years 3 & 4 went with Mrs Boyle to Dripstone Middle School for a Meaningful Maths Enrichment day. We joined with 15 other schools across Darwin and Palmerston to work on a range of maths challenges to develop mathematical thinking and our range of strategies. We enjoyed interacting and collaborating together while answering complex number problems. Zuccoli Primary look forward to more of these days in the future.
To help celebrate achievements our students have made outside of school we have created this section of the newsletter.
If your child has achieved something great and you would like to share it please email us at Zuccoliprimary@education.nt.gov.au
Ruby Lane - 3/4 Ralph
Playing in Under 10's for East Darwin Storm Hockey
Won Player of the Match Award for playing her best game of the season, playing in the midfield.
She made some strong tackles and worked hard throughout the whole game.
|D.D||Orange 1 - Byrnes||Achievement|
|Audri Johnson||Orange 1 - Byrnes||Achievement|
|Nell W.||Orange 3 - Kouros||Values|
|Kuba Pettifer||Orange 3 - Kouros||Effort|
|Aaliyah S.||Orange 4 - Middleton||Values|
|Layla Mukhlis||Orange 4 - Middleton||Achievement|
|Evie Brazier||Green 2 - Han||Achievement|
|Aurora J.||Green 2 - Han||Achievement|
|Quinn Jasinski||Green 3 - Thompson||Effort|
|Henry Nguyen||Green 3 - Thompson||Effort|
|Sophia Thapa||Green 4 - Tagumasi||Effort|
|Msembolwa Saidi Rashidi||Green 4 - Tagumasi||Effort|
|Mar Luis Kapangyarihan||Red 1 - Sideras||Effort|
|Jumana Mahmoud||Red 1 - Sideras||Effort|
|Ruby Lane||Red 2 - Ralph||Values|
|Addison Rice||Red 2 - Ralph||Effort|
|Austin Cook||Red 3 - Boyle||Effort|
|Israel Pena||Red 3 - Boyle||Effort|
|Jackson Cooper||Red 4 - Palm||Effort|
|Noah Rasmussen||Red 4 - Palm||Achievement|
|Moises Pena||Blue 1 - McCormick||Effort|
|Amber Bal||Blue 1 - McCormick||Values|
|BB Srisomboom||Blue 1 - McCormick||Values|
|Erika Kapangyarihan||Blue 1 - McCormick||Values|
|Marshall Cowen||Blue 2 - Golding||Effort|
|Vera Nainrrka||Blue 2 - Golding||Effort|
|Bailie Bean||Blue 3 - Banaga||Values|
|Trey Malish||Blue 3 - Banaga||Values|
|Ivan Ligina||Blue 4 - Johnstone||Achievement|
|Prabhgun Hanjra||Blue 4 - Johnstone||Achievement|
|13th September||Parent Teacher Interviews|
|14th September||Parent Teacher Interviews|
|22nd September||School Concert 8:30AM Start|
|26th September||School Holidays|
|10th October||Proffessional Day (Pupil Free Day)|
|11th October||Students Return (First Day back)|