Term 3 - Week 7 2022
- Important Reminders
- Habits of Mind and Loving Literature Link with Ms Connell (DP Years 1-3)
- Year 3 Drama Camp with Mrs Highlands
- Science News with Mrs Crowe (Prep-3 Science Specialist)
- Library Buzz with Mrs Sutton and the Library Team
- Teaching and Learning with Ms O'Donoghue (Head of Curriculum)
- Sports News with Mr Blair (PE Teacher)
- ♫ Musical Notes with Mrs Gordon
- Absentee Line
- Lost Property
- Bee Hive Competition with Mrs Aitchison
- P & C News
- School Bus Services
- 2022 School Term Dates
- Upcoming Prep 2023 Transition Days
- QSchools App
- Crime Prevention Corner
- Community News
Student Free Day
Friday 2 September - this is a student free day, no students attend school.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Our Term 3 Parent teacher interviews will be held on Wednesday 7 September. To secure an interview spot, click on the link below to book. Bookings close Wednesday 31 August.
Prep-3 Celebration of Learning
Save the date - Thursday 15 September.
Habits of Mind and Loving Literature Link with Ms Connell (DP Years 1-3)
The Habit of Mind of Responding with Wonderment and Awe teaches us that effective problem solvers are curious individuals who commune with their environment. They find the world fascinating, seek problems and approach learning with enthusiasm and passion. Follow the link attached to Respond with Wonderment and Awe about something that is happening RIGHT NOW in our Prep classrooms – chickens hatching. Enjoy!
Year 3 Drama Camp with Mrs Highlands
The Year Three Drama camp occured last week. The experience is designed to develop students’ social skills, independence and confidence, while using the Habits of Mind. Students camped outside at the school on Thursday night and took part in drama workshops across the two days. The workshops are directly linked with our Creative Arts unit for this semester, and focus on Working Interdependently with peers and Creating, Imagining and Innovating through improvisation and devised drama.
Science News with Mrs Crowe (Prep-3 Science Specialist)
Science Week 2022 was smashing!
So many Wynnum Warriors from Year One to Six became fully engaged with the Glass: More than Meets the Eye interactive display outside the P-3 Science Lab for Science Week 2022.
Microscopes, magnifying glasses, crystals, distorted mirrors, kaleidoscopes, flip phones with indestructible glass, a display board with information on fulgarites (lightning glass) and volcanic glass, and a science game about glass!
Eager visitors also observed light breaking into the spectrum using a glass prism. So much excitement and interest in the properties of glass happened throughout Science Week 2022.
During P-3 class science sessions students investigated how glass is made and created their own 2022 Science books, or chatterboxes, to learn more facts about glass.
A big Wynnum Wow for all predictions, hypotheses and discoveries made by our young scientists learning about glass for Science Week 2022.
The highlight for WSS Science Week 2022 was having our whole school participate in an inspiring science learning experience with a visit from Street Science. https://www.streetscience.com.au/.
Who would have thought that our auditorium could be lit up with a myriad of fire colours, and that our Wynnum Warriors could observe glass bottles being cut with fire and ice, and see glass disappear in oil!
Exclamations of absolute Wonderment and Awe echoed throughout the auditorium space. Some students were also able to have an individual learning experience with the presenter after the show to explore the properties of glass.
Click on the link below to enjoy DIY experiments to use at home. https://www.streetscience.com.au/experiments/
Remember to check out ‘Kaleidoscope’ at Brisbane Powerhouse between now until October to follow up Science Week 2022
Library Buzz with Mrs Sutton and the Library Team
EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it…Wahoo, it’s here…Happy Book Week everyone!!
How have we been celebrating Book Week at WSS?
- We started with our Book Fair and what a Book Fair!! Our WSS families bought more than $1300 worth of glorious books over three days. Scholastic Books are rewarding us with over $350 worth of books for our library. Thank you, Scholastic for your support and Mrs Lakeman for organising.
- We had our first ever WSS Book Swap and what a huge success this was. So many excited students bringing down their pre-loved books to the library to exchange from the many wonderful and enticing titles on offer. Note to diary, Book Swap 2023 is a go!
- Celebrating some of this year’s notable books and some special lunchtime activities were enjoyed by many students coming to the library. These included creating Winston, the cat from the story, ‘Winston and the Inside Cat’, blue whales from the ‘Walk of the Whales’ and bracelets from the award winner, ‘Jetty Jumping.’
- We also had a surprise visit from our wonderful author/illustrator Mrs Schrodter who shared a number of her books with students during a lunch break and gave us some insights as to how she prepared her books. She has another book in the making, so we look out for her next release.
- I can’t wait to share some of the happy snaps from our Book Dress Up Parade on Friday morning. Many students have shared their book characters with Library staff and we look forward to seeing them. A thank you to families who share and engage in this very important event. Many memories are made from these special school days.
Please scroll through some of the happy photos to follow. What a fun week it has been.
Just keep reading and dreaming!
Teaching and Learning with Ms O'Donoghue (Head of Curriculum)
Have you ever been hanging out with a group of friends and suddenly decided you all wanted to go grab dinner? Trouble is, you're all in the mood for different kinds of food. One person wants pizza, another wants burgers, and you really, really want Chinese. Someone has to step up and convince the others, and you decide that person is you. But, if you want to succeed, you're going to have to really persuade your friends that Chinese food is the best choice.
This concept of persuasion works the same way in writing as it does in casual conversation. Authors use persuasive writing to change the minds of their audience about a specific topic. Persuasive writing is a type of non-fiction writing used to convince the reader to agree with the author about an issue. The author will rely heavily on facts to express their opinion and use them in an argumentative type of writing style.
At Wynnum our students study persuasive writing one term of the year. Our Year 2s are currently comparing two texts and choosing the one they liked the best with some good reasons to support their argument. Here are some examples below.
Sports News with Mr Blair (PE Teacher)
Our Smart Moves Sports Carnival on Friday was a great success with lots of fun times, cheering and enthusiasm displayed by our Wynnum Warriors. It was fantastic to see so many parents coming along to celebrate with the students and even join in on some events! The tug of war was the loudest activity by far and I think there was even some help from teachers jumping in at times too. To finish the day, the parents and students race was fantastic and the sprinting intensity was up there with the students on the day!
Some memories from the house captains were shared with Mr. Blair during a thank you lunch for the captains for all their help setting up and packing down the day.
Jai: The little kids were so strong! My race with Mr. Smith in the relay was fun.
Ihaia: Putting on Songs, thanks to Miss Sutton.
Jaxon: Doing the war cry felt really good when everyone was copying us.
Lucinda: Running with the younger kids and watching the little ones win the hot lap. My favourite event was high jump.
Tara: Cheering for people made everyone run faster I think. I lost my voice at the end of the day! It was fun watching my teacher (Mr. Singleton) run.
Emma: I liked the tug of war and cheering people on. The house captains vs teachers race was so very fun.
Of course, a day like Friday can’t go ahead without the team effort of all teachers, teacher aides, SEP teachers and the leadership team. A special thank you to Mr. Eric the school officer for getting the oval in tip top shape ready for the students. From my perspective, it was heartening how all students tried their best, had a go on the day and supported one another. They showed great Wynnum Warrior spirit. The Preps, 1s, 2s and 3s in the morning all did great in their events and the Seniors rounded out the day with gusto. I am looking forward to next year when we do it all again!
♫ Musical Notes with Mrs Gordon
♫ Instrumental Music
Manly Markets – Both the Junior & Senior Bands are sounding fantastic in the lead up to their first community performance this Sunday 28th August at the Manly Markets.
Students need to arrive at 10:00 am with their Instrument, Music Folder & collapsible Music Stand
The Senior Band will be performing for the Year 2 & 3 students next Thursday afternoon in the Senior outdoor area next to the Music Room.
Reminder there is NO SENIOR BAND rehearsal next Thursday 1st September.
All Band Members are asked to assist in the set up and putting away every Thursday! See below for new rehearsal times.
Band Performance Date Claimers -
- Sunday 28th August: Music by the Bay - Manly Markets
- Tuesday 6th September - WAMM (Wynnum and Manly Music Workshop) Intermediate: ALL Year 5 IM Students
- Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th September - WAMM Senior: ALL Year 6 IM Students
- Year 3 Recruitment Evening
- Sounds of Spring Concert Thursday 17th November
Please make sure your child is aware of their lesson time and prepared with a working instrument and music every Thursday.
WELL DONE! To the Junior Choir who performed for the first time this week at Assembly. Lovely comments were made about their sweet voices and remembering all the words.
ALL Year 2 & 3 students are invited to join the Choir on a Tuesday at 1st Break in the Music Room – Bring your lunch 😊
Junior Choir students are asked to bring an old display folder to Choir rehearsals to keep their word sheets in. This folder will go home (and needs to come back every Tuesday) so that students can learn the words to the songs we are singing.
♫ Overview of Music Rehearsals
(Years 2 & 3)
10:40am - 11:10am
(Years 4 – 6)
7:50am - 8:40am
7:50am - 8:40am
(Years 4 – 6)
2:55pm - 3:55pm
To notify the school of your child's absence please text your childs name and reason for absence to 0429 467 361.
This term there has been a significant increase in lost property appearing around the school. This is a reminder to please name all school items and if your child has lost a uniform item, please come and check the lost property trolley, located in MEGA Central.
Bee Hive Competition with Mrs Aitchison
P & C News
Tuckshop - Story Dogs
Thank you to everyone who purchased a Story Dogs Meal Deal on Mad Monday. We raised $161 for the Story Dogs.
P&C Update - Trivia night & Sports day sausage sizzle
Time to start watching those 80's movies - there are only six tables left for the Trivia night on Saturday 3 September 2022.
Get in quick to book your table, either via Flexischools or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
There are lots of sponsors and amazing prizes to be won. There will also be a cent auction on the night.
Tables are $120 for up to 8 people, with extra people $20 each.
BYO food, but there will be a cash (eftpos) bar on the night.
If you are able to volunteer on the night, we would also love to hear from you. Send an email to email@example.com
Thanks to everyone that purchased a sausage on Sports Day - we were able to raise $256 for the school.
School Bus Services
Just a reminder that we have a bus service that runs from Wynnum State School. Below is a link to both services.
A Go Card will need to be purchased to be able to utilise this Translink bus service. The following link lists retail outlets of where to purchase a Go card https://translink.com.au/tickets-and-fares/go-card/locations
2022 School Term Dates
Term 3: Concludes Friday 16 September
Term 4: Tuesday 4 October to Friday 9 December
Upcoming Prep 2023 Transition Days
Don't forget to download the QSchools App to your Iphone or Android device. The QSchools App is another great way for Wynnum State School families to receive and read our fortnightly school newsletter and also receive important notifications regarding school events. Simply download to your phone and 'star' Wynnum State School as your 'favourite' school.