Change and loss are issues that affect all of us at some stage in our lives. At North Morley Primary we recognise that when changes occur in families through death, separation, divorce and related circumstances, young people may benefit from learning how to manage these changes effectively. We are therefore offering a very successful education program called Seasons for Growth which will commence the first week of Term 4 2021. This program is facilitated in small groups and is based on research which highlights the importance of social support and the need to practise new skills to cope effectively with change and loss. The program focuses on issues such as self-esteem, managing feelings, problem-solving, decision-making, effective communication and support networks.
If you think your son or daughter would benefit from Seasons for Growth, we would encourage you to talk to him/her about participating in the program. North Morley is pleased to be able to offer this important program and we are confident that it will be a valuable learning experience for those who request to be involved.
All participating students require a permission form that can be collected from the office. Forms are due back Friday 17 September.
If you require further information, please contact the office on 9218 1650.
Wind and the Willows
The students have been working hard on the end of year production, Wind and the Willows. This performance will take place over two nights with a weekend dress rehearsal the week before:
Saturday 13 November 9:00am – 12:00pm – Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday 17 November at 6:00pm – Performance
Thursday 18 November at 6:00pm – Performance
Tickets for this event will go on sale Tuesday 12 October.
Book Club catalogues have been sent home today. Please place your orders by Thursday 9 September. We request only online orders please. Orders can be placed here: https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/Parent/Login.aspx
Math Murder Mystery
The Math Murder Mystery family event took place last week. Families were presented with a mystery to solve through a series of math puzzles and problems. It was a great opportunity for students and parents to work together, challenge themselves and solve the crime! The evening was a great success.
Students in Rooms 1&5 enjoyed a morning of beeing educated. This incursion provided a novel introduction to the wonderful world of bees by giving the students significant expertise they won’t forget. They had the opportunity to step into the shoes of a real-life apiarist, who shares his real passion for fascinating insects and finished the session off with sample of delicious honey!
We’re never too young to learn that asking, “Are you OK?” can make a big difference in someone’s life. Thursday 9 September we join people around the country to support the RUOK mission, to inspire and empower people to meaningfully connect with others and lend support when they are struggling with life.
We encourage students to wear something yellow on this day.
Our female students in Years 4-6 will be taking part in the Robogals program at North Morley on Tuesday 7 September. This is a not-for-profit program based at the University of Western Australia. Its aim is to increase the number of girls undertaking science, engineering and technology at university by engaging girls in robotics from a young age in a way that is both fun and educational.
Pre Primary Family Afternoon Tea
Pre Primary families are invited to an afternoon tea in the Pre Primary classroom on Thursday 9 September from 2-3pm. Come and view your child’s work, have a chat with the teachers, and let your child share their learning journey with you.