PREP READY READING LAUNCH
The Prep Ready Reader Launch will be held this Friday 26th July. The Launch morning schedule is as follows:
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome (Library)
9:10 – 10:00 Story Telling by author Dannika Patterson (Library)
9:20 – 10.00 Parent Information Session (Prep room)
Prep students, teachers and parents are invited to participate and dress in theme as either pirates or fairies.
This year we will have a new author for our Prep Ready Reader Launch. Dannika Patterson is an award-winning children's author with a passion for connecting children and families to nature. Dannika enjoys writing stories and poetry for children to educate, uplift, spark curiosity, inspire imagination and open relatable conversations. Her work has been published in Australia and internationally. Her debut picture book ‘Jacaranda Magic’ won 'Best Selling Children's Book' for 2018 at Little Gnome Book Shop. Dannika was awarded the 2019 MBC Queenslander of the Year Award for 'Contribution to the Arts in Queensland.' She is currently enjoying working on 7 more children's books, to be released over the next 2 years. Order forms will be in the office for anyone who would like to purchase a signed copy of Dannika’s book ‘Jacaranda Magic'
READY READING TRAINING AT BEACHMERE SS
Queensland Ready Reading is an initiative of the Queensland Government that aims to improve literacy skills across the State. The Department of Education is partnering with Volunteering Queensland to recruit and train up to 3000 volunteers to support children’s reading.
Our school will be hosting a Ready Reading training session on Friday 2nd August from 9am to 1pm. We will be inviting our parents and current volunteers to attend. For parents, there is no obligation to commit to volunteering, but they are encouraged to come and learn strategies to support their own child with their reading at home.
The training involves attending two modules of two hours each.
Module 1 – Learning to read
- how and why reading is taught in particular ways
- essential components for learning to read: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and text comprehension
- building a bank of strategies to support reading and knowing when and how to use them
- sight words and high-frequency words and how they are used when learning to read.
Module 2 – Supporting readers
- overview of the stages of reading and the behaviours typically displayed during these stages
- how to support readers before, during and after reading
- how to use pause, prompt, praise strategyusing prompts for reading such as sounding out, reading on, chunking, re-reading and using pictures and visual cues
- how to give effective feedback.
Parents and Volunteers will have opportunities to see strategies modelled, and to practise these in pairs and receive feedback so that you feel confident to support a child’s reading to become a more confident and independent reader. There is no cost for this training, and support materials will be provided by the Department of Education.
Details of training
Dates: Friday 2nd August 2019
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Beachmere State School Hall Conference Room
Please see the office staff to complete the paperwork to attend the Ready Reading training session.
There will be a Volunteer Induction sessin on Friday 2nd August at 1pm in the Hall Conference Room.
NATIONAL CONSISTENT COLLECTION OF DATA (NCCD)
This term, Beachmere State School, along with all other schools across Australia, will be submitting data to the Federal Government about students with disability under the broad definition of disability identified in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. This data collection is compulsory for schools and means that all schools must collect and submit information annually on the number of students receiving adjustments due to disability in their care and the level of adjustment they receive. This collection of data does not change or impact on the current support provided to students. Student names and personal details are not identified in this process. For more information please feel free to contact Jill Scott (HOSES) or Shelli Sorrell (STLaN).
Story Dogs program has recommenced this term. Carl and his greyhound Chloe will be at Beachmere every Wednesday afternoon. Story Dogs is a fun and unique reading support program that improves children’s reading and communication skills by children reading to a trained
The following activities are available at lunch breaks for students to participate in:
MONDAY –Netball (Gala Day Team), Choir, Robotics
TUESDAY –Robotics, Touch (Gala Day Team), Origami Club, Dance
WEDNESDAY – Guitar, Netball (Gala Day Team), Colouring Club, Rugby Union (Gala Day Team)
THURSDAY – Touch (Gala Day Team), Robotics, Dance Team
FRIDAY – Movie Club, Touch (Gala Day Team)
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