Congratulations to Kristy West, who has won the principal position at Woodroffe Primary. Kristy was Assistant Principal since Term 4 2020. Whilst at Zuccoli, Kristy worked with the Preschool, Transition and Year 1/2 classes and Special Education. Her legacy will be the whole school Literacy and whole school Instructional Model. I wish her all the very best in her new job. We farewelled Kristy at the Wednesday assembly this week.
Congratulations to four staff who attended their Graduation Ceremony last week. What an amazing recognition of your years of study.
Due to staffing shortages, Forrest Parade’s Satellite Class, last day at Zuccoli, was Thursday 11 May. The principal of Forrest Parade is hopeful that she can recruit for a teacher to recommence this class for the start of Term 3 2023.
Courtney’s last day was Thursday 18 May. Courtney had worked as in class support and in the Gold Unit. I wish her all the best with her new job with AutismNT.
Toys and Pokémon Cards
Toys and Pokémon Cards are to be kept home. Bringing these items to school can result in disagreements between students, cards can be traded unfairly and toys can be broken.
What a wonderful event that was held Thursday 18 May. Early Childhood ran laps of the oval and the Upper School ran around the block. Mother Teresa students also participated at the same time! To all the students who participated, you earned points for your sports house. Results for the day were
1st Boomerang 73 points
2nd Laser 69 points
= 3rd Seafury and Hawker
Teachers are busy writing progress reports for Semester 1. Reports will go home Wednesday 21 June.
Volunteers are needed to help run the BBQ and sell sausage sandwiches and drinks. If you can help, even for just 1 hour please contact the Front Office.
Assembly Awards - Week 6 (Term 2)
Congratulations to all of our Award recepients.
|Student Name||Class||Award Type|
|Savannah Ayrosa||Orange 1 - Kouros||Effort|
|Viaan Dsouza||Orange 1 - Kouros||Achievement|
|Olivia||Orange 2 - Kelly||Effort|
|Carter Miller||Orange 1 - Kelly||Effort|
|Evelyn Anthonies||Orange 3 - Debono||Values|
|Maddy||Orange 3 - Debono||Excellence|
|Asher Borgers||Orange 4 - Middleton||Achievement|
|Kiki Adedoyin||Orange 4 - Middleton||Achievement|
|Mahlia Mayo-Smith||Orange 5 - Byrnes||Effort|
|Kaidem Moday||Orange 5 - Byrnes||Value|
|Green 1 - Stephens|
|Green 1 - Stephens|
|Hamish Deigan||Green 2 - Nowland||Values|
|Jayme Lake||Green 2 - Nowland||Values|
|Mikey Kelly||Green 2 - Nowland||Effort|
|LJ||Green 3 - Thompson||Effort|
|Sky Son||Green 3 - Thompson||Values|
|Henry Nguyen||Green 4 - Sideras||Values|
|Alex Nyalungwe||Green 4 - Sideras||Effort|
|Tilly Bromley||Red 1 -Tagumasi||Excellence|
|Jai Biesiek||Red 1 -Tagumasi||Effort|
|Lopeti Malupo||Red 3 - Hercus||Effort|
|Red 3 - Hercus||Excellence|
|Prabh Arora||Red 4 - Redway||Achievement|
|Red 4 - Redway||Effort|
|Kaylee Mitchell||Red 2 - Golding||Achievement|
|Johnathan Lake||Red 2 - Golding||Effort|
|Sienna Veal||Blue 1 - Hobbs||Values|
|Chloe Angcon||Blue 1 - Hobbs||Effort|
|Quinton Veal||Blue 2 - Wright||Effort|
|Kate Oybines||Blue 2 - Wright||Excellence|
|Austin Cook||Blue 3 - Machacek||Effort|
|Isabel Lycett||Blue 3 - Machacek||Values|
|Rensie Bravo||Blue 5 - Banaga||Achievement|
|Cassandra Sabaricos||Blue 5 - Banaga||Excellence|
|Dominic Sriprom||Blue 4 - Johnstone||Excellence|
|Maryam Atkinson||Blue 4 - Johnstone||Excellence|
|Callum Quinlivan||Silver 1 - McCormick||Achievement|
|Dionis Alliaj||Silver 1 - McCormick||Achievement|
|Larna Jones||Silver 2 - Boyle||Achievement|
|Andrew Mutanda||Silver 2 - Boyle||Achievement|
|Kitchen & Garden||5/6 Boyle|
|PE & Health|
|Performing Arts||1/2 Stephens|
|Chook Bucket & Recycling Bin||Green 1|
Assembly hosted by: Dwayne and Abby
Gardening and Growing at Preschool.
This Term at Preschool we have been busy growing many different seeds from herbs to vegetables to flowers into seedlings ready to plant into our Preschool garden.
Mrs Lane has been closely teaching all Preschool groups about the 4 important things we need to help seeds and plants grow: sunlight/warmth, soil, water and air and she taught us a song called ‘Little seed, what do you need’ to help us remember. Along with different stages a plant goes through: A seed, then grows roots, then a stem, then leaves and sometimes grows into a flower. Mrs Lane taught us this with a song called ’Roots, Stem, Leaves, Flower, The parts of a plant song’ along with reading us a wonderful story called ‘Lola plants a garden’.
We then helped Mrs Lane weed, resoil and water the gardens, plant some of the herbs, flowers and vegetable seeds for them to grow into seedlings and we plant our pumpkin and watermelon seedlings straight into the garden.
Then daily during our outside play times we have been helping to water all our seedlings and seeds to help them grow and sharing with our friends and teachers if we notice that they have grown or changed. In both our Preschool classrooms in our investigation areas Mrs Lane has set up a garden table with a small garden and some pots for us to pretend to plant and water some flowers and herbs along with some books. We will keep you all updated as our Preschool garden continues to grow and change over the next few weeks and in the coming Term.
Dress like a Prirate to raise money for The Kids Cancer Project
Last week in Preschool we participated in Dress like a Pirate Day to raise money for ‘The Kids Cancer Project’ who fund vital childhood brain cancer research, investigating kinder and more effective treatments for children with Brain cancer. All the Pre-schoolers ‘had a ball’ participating in many different Pirate activities in both the indoor and outdoor play environments. From riding the open seas on our pallet boat, jumping to land to look for hidden treasure, making telescopes, finding pirate treasure, making maps and hats and walking the plank trying not to fall in and be eaten by a shark. We would like to say a big thankyou to everyone that donated as we raised a grand total of $100.90.
In Science earlier this Semester, students described and asked questions about observable changes in the night sky. They identified and recorded changes in the shape of the moon and investigated star groups. They enjoyed designing and making their own star constellations out of mini marshmallows and toothpicks!
In our Science unit this term students are learning about animals we see and find every day. Many small animals can be found in the schoolyard environment. In our investigations we have found dragonflies, lizards, butterflies, ants, and curlews (to name a few) live on our school grounds. We have explored in detail dragonflies and ants, investigating where they live, and how they move, feed and protect themselves. Our science investigations will then link to our new writing topic – animal information reports, allowing students to apply and extend their knowledge. When we take the time to look at other animals and explore the similarities and differences between living things, we can gain a greater appreciation for nature and the greater ecological system that we live in.
In Science, students are learning to identify living things and places they live. We went outside the classroom and explored the bushland near our classroom looking at ants and their behaviour. Students then came back into the classroom and had a go at drawing an ant and then they wrote about what they know and observed about them.
In Numeracy this Semester we have been looking at place value, where numbers come before and after on a number line and skip counting by 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. Students enjoy having a go independently on mini white boards before someone in the classroom shares the answer.
Teaching in the Territory Excellence Awards - Nominations Open
The awards are an opportunity to recognise the outstanding contributions of teachers, early childhood educators, principals, leaders and support staff who are making a difference in the lives of NT students.
We have amazing educators working right across the Territory. These awards give us a chance to celebrate and reflect on our frontline staff who do an exceptional job of engaging our students in high-quality learning every day!
There are nine categories in the awards:
- Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Educator of the Year
- Northern Territory Early Childhood Educator of the Year
- Northern Territory Inclusion Educator of the Year
- Northern Territory Leader in Education
- Northern Territory Primary Educator of the Year
- Northern Territory Principal of the Year
- Northern Territory Secondary Educator of the Year
- Northern Territory Support Person of the Year
- Northern Territory Vocational Education Trainer of the Year
Nominations can be submitted here.
If you have any trouble accessing the website or questions about your nomination, please email TeacherAwards@education.nt.gov.au
More information on award categories and nomination requirements can be found in the attached terms and conditions.
We look forward to receiving nominations of the brilliant educators you know and work alongside, so that together we can acknowledge their contribution to Territory education.
Nominations close Friday 2 June 2023.
This week we provided an update to all families on the waitlist regarding their status via email. We are still at capacity and working towards staff recuitment.
We would like to thank families who are on the OSHC waitlist for your patience, and acknowledge the frustration and pressure of finding suitable care during before and after school hours.