August News – Term 3 September 22, 2020

Welcome to our new families! (Yes, there ARE MORE new students!)

Open Hours:

Monday to Thursday 1pm to 6.30pm (at least) and Saturdays 11am-1pm. 

STAFFING:

Alison teaches Thursdays.

Roland teaches Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Matt teaches Saturday until Term 4.

Veronica teaches Mon-Thursday plus Saturdays.

However, Veronica has been offered full-time Academic Support Teaching at SCEGGS, Darlinghurst for Terms 3 and 4 this year. This means the popular 3.15 and 4.15pm lessons are now impossible unless a new teacher joins the team.

The only lesson time available with any teacher is 6.15pm.

TERM 3:

English: Lots of WRITING!! Writing about space, expanding noun phrases and lengthening paragraphs. Everyone is also practising spelling, especially identifying prefixes.  In the coming weeks we will explore modal verbs, FANBOYS, and other informative/persuasive writing techniques.

Maths: SPACE – “…the final frontier!” Students are enjoying exploring the solar system and planetary details. They’ll be mapping their own planet’s colony then addressing some tasks set by mission control. Measurement and time will feature this term and homework is also likely to include geometry exercises.

Square Terminal has been used for game purchases successfully. Now you can buy a child’s mask (bought in bulk online) before I sell them to the wider (Balmain) community.

Astronauts is the new game in the games cupboard to accommodate our theme this term.  This week an order form will be included in the homework folder. Complete and return the following week.  I’ll have the products ready for a square payment (payment on pick-up). Current clients receive a huge 20% discount (let me know if you find any of our games cheaper somewhere local).

COVID-19 Update:  We are selling masks (bee pattern is for under 8’s; space, feathers and fox patterns are for 8-12yrs old) in anticipation of a mandatory requirement. All staff have been issued a mask. We still ask that children are not brought to lessons with sniffles or if they’ve been home all day.  A thermometer is now available and may be used to request a student be taken home and avoid Enriched Learning becoming a ‘hot spot’. Thank-you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

I am approaching half a century this week and feeling fabulous, hope you are too!

Veronica Schwedes

Managing Director. (GCEd. (Gifted Education); BEd.)