Welcome to C2
Firstly, welcome back to our Phoenix families. I hope you had a lovely Christmas break.
It was so nice to meet the families of the 6 new students in our class. I hope your child enjoyed their first day at Phoenix and is excited for our journey together.
We had a lovely first day. It was so nice to see our new students participating in our class discussions and making some friendships out in the playground. The remainder of the week will be spent doing some of our initial reading, spelling and writing assessments and getting to know the class procedures.
In regards to homework, I found that last year some families found it difficult to manage homework with different schedules and other commitments. Based on this, I have selected two websites I would like the students to log on to each week. I suggest 20 minutes Monday – Thursday. If you are having trouble finding time during the week then I will leave the website unlocked over the weekend as well. If you would rather paper copies of homework instead, please let me know as I have some homework booklets that I will give to you.
We were also very lucky to receive a $2100 grant from the P&C for books for our middle school students. I have purchased a range of take home readers. Each Monday, your child will need to choose a book from the purple boxes at the back of the room and read it for homework during the week. This will begin in Week 2. I encourage each child to be reading for at least 10-15 minutes before going to bed.
I am available each day after school for parent meetings (except for Tuesday when we have our whole staff meetings). I hope you feel comfortable to approach me with any feedback or questions you may have throughout the year. Please come and see me with any issues in the classroom or playground as soon as they happen, so I can ensure they are dealt with as soon as possible.
Looking forward to an amazing year in 2019! I have so much planned for us and I hope it is a year of learning, excitement and growth for your child.