What do you love about school?

Here are our reflections of our first term at school.

Blake  

I like playing with my friends because it’s fun.
Olivia  

I love playing with my friend Blake because he is so friendly.
Harmony  

I love going to Letterland because I like seeing all the letters.
Harriet

I love playing with my buddy because it’s fun.
Xavier

I like Letterland because we get to do lots of Letters.
Taylar

I love to read books in the book corner because it’s relaxing.
Olivia

I love it when Miss van Eyk reads stories because it’s nice and quiet.
Bella  

I like playing with the little blocks because I can make robots and lots of things.
Liam

I love going to the Library because you can get a tee pee ticket.
Aslan

I love playing with my buddy because I love him.
Jakob

 I like to go in the Library because Mrs Bergin always brings books to me.
Layla

I like to watch Letterland because Annie Apple is my favourite character.
Lachie

I like Meditation because I like Jesus.
Harrie

I like colouring in because it makes me feel good.
Cooper

I love building things with Mobilo.

Ford

I like Developmental Learning time because we can play with blocks and make people and cars and tanks.
Iris

I like doing handwriting because at the end you can colour in and learn lots of letters.

Jessie

I love to do lots and lots of learning. I love numbers.
Eva

I like doing SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) because it helps us calm down.
Sean

I liked Sports night because we got to do the games that we practised.
Reece

I like when we do handwriting because we can colour in the pictures.
Samantha

I like playing on the slide.
Leon

I love my buddy because we can play tiggy and he is fun.
Luke

I love playing with my friends. I have good friends.
Emily

I like reading my books that I take home.
Sebastian

I like doing my red words and my golden words.
Ari

I like playing with the Duplo because I make people and cars.
Maddie

I like school because we can do Letterland. My favourite character is Munching Mike because I start with M!
Noah

I love Buddy time when we get to go to the Buddies classroom.

Welcome to our new Preps!

We have had a very busy start to 2017. The Preps have been amazing and shown great excitement for all our activities. We have just finished our swimming program and last Monday we had our twilight sports carnival. We are very grateful to all our parents who have supported such a wonderful start to the year.

We are excited to share lots of new learning through our blog. Please ask questions and make comments. There is a ‘How to make a comment’ page at the top of the blog. Let us know if you have any issues commenting or would like some help. The children are always very excited to see comments from their families. Our blog is also a great conversation starter at home between you and your child.

Generally at the end of a post we ask a question or questions to keep the learning conversation going between home and school. The blog can be shared with family members who live interstate or overseas. The world is a smaller place when blogging. Follow us on twitter @slprepk and receive an alert when a new post has been added to the blog.

We look forward to a wonderful year of sharing!

Introducing our Preps for 2017.

What do you love about school?

Preps ask Mum or Dad to help you write a comment about school.

Thank you and Happy Christmas!

Nativity-Vector

We have had a very busy and exciting year in Prep. Thank you to all our wonderful parents and families who have supported us and have been so generous with your time. It has been a privilege to teach your children and so rewarding to see how much they have learnt and grown this year. Thank you to our beautiful Preps who brought excitement, enthusiasm, inquiring minds and a love of learning everyday!

Christmas blessings to all our families and friends. Have a wonderful break and we will see you all in 2017!

The Holy Family - Jesus, Mary and Joseph

The Holy Family – Jesus, Mary, Joseph and their donkey

 

The Angels

The Angels

 

The Shepherds and their sheep

The Shepherds and their sheep

 

The Three Wise Men

The Three Wise Men

 

We wish everyone a very happy and holy Christmas

We wish everyone a very happy and holy Christmas

May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you all.

Caring for all creation!

Our big question for this term is ‘How are we called to care for all creation?’. We wanted to share all our discoveries with our school community and the world, so we made this video to send out our messages. We think it is important to remind everyone of how we can all make a difference and care for our world!

The Preps worked in groups to plan their message and the props they would need. They practised their words and then we filmed them. We are so proud of their efforts.

Caring for Creation from Learning Together on Vimeo.

How can YOU care for all creation?

Please share what you do to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

 

Celebrating our families with a little help from our Buddies!

We recently had our amazing Art Show. As one of our art pieces the Preps created word cloud art (Tagul) with their buddies. The Preps brainstormed lots of words about their families and themselves to create these masterpieces. A BIG thank you to Mrs Coffa for the idea and of course our big Buddies. We think they are fantastic!

Here is our word cloud art and a taste of some of the other pieces we created for our Art Show.

A Great Way to Start Term 4! Letterland Day.

On Friday we celebrated all the great reading and writing we have done this year, with Letterland Day. We dressed up as Letterland characters and our parents and friends came to see us in our parade. After the parade we had lots of fun activities. Please enjoy the slideshow with all the photos of our special day.

Letterland Day is the best day of my life! Olivia

What was your favourite part of Letterland Day?

Fire Fighters visit

What a fantastic way to finish off our very busy and exciting week with a second visit from Firefighters Len, Peter, Mark and Adrian. They reminded us of the special fire messages we heard about last visit. They were very impressed at how much the Preps remembered!

Then we went out to the fire truck to have some fun!!

A big thank you to our wonderful Firefighters who do so much to educate our children and keep everyone in our Community safe. We appreciate all that you do.

We think there are some budding firefighters in Prep. They look so professional!! (Mrs Yore’s car was sparkling by the time we were finished)

Preps, ask Mum or Dad to help you write a comment about the important fire safety messages you have learnt. We will share them at school.

Check out the fun below. Thank you Len for being so amazing with our Preps.

 

What fire safety messages have you learnt?

Book Week 2016

Australia! Story Country.
We love Book Week. It is a wonderful celebration of the books we love to read. Thank you to all our amazing Australian authors and illustrators – so many beautiful stories to share over and over and over.

Thank you to our wonderful parents who support us and nurture the love of reading that is so important in our children’s lives. We appreciate all your efforts.

Tell us about your favourite book!

PJ Day!

PJ Day is a special day at St. Luke’s. The whole school – teachers too! – come to school in their PJs to help raise money for Melbourne City Mission. Melbourne City Mission supports people in our community who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. It is a day when we stop to think about how lucky we are to have warm beds and nice homes, especially over our freezing winter months. We are very proud of our Preps who advertise the day and help raise awareness of those around us who are less fortunate.
We had a fun day making toast, designing PJs for our bears, making a graph of our favourite toast toppings and bringing our bed time buddies to school for the day. We also stopped to remember how grateful we are for all that we have. We raised $340.00 for Melbourne City Mission this year. Thank you to our school community for your amazing generosity.
Why do we have PJ Day?
We give money to the poor who don’t have homes. Harvey
We give money to the people who have to sleep on the streets. Lucas
On PJ Day we wear our pyjamas to school. Lachie
We raise money for the poor people. Tom
Here are some photos of the day.

Why do we need to help others?

How can you help others?