Ms Kerrie Neophytou
At this moment, the focus in Religion and Values Education is Advent. We are discussing a candle each week and how this prepares us for Christmas. It is providing the children with the true meaning of Christmas. The candles represent, Hope (purple), Peace (purple), Love (purple), Joy (pink) and Jesus (white).
Is My Child Ready for School?
This is a question I am asked regularly and it is important to remember that each child’s needs are different. The latest research supports that the older the child enters school, the more equipped and able they are as they travel through school and life. The article included is worth a read and to be shared. Children enter school with a pool of skills and ability, which enhances a school community of engagement and learning. There are certain skills that aid this interaction and they include:
- Expressing their needs
- An ability to self-regulate their emotions.
- Negotiate play and conversation
- Process information and instructions
- Play independently and with peers
- Manage their self and belongings.
There are many more school readiness and preparation tips which can be listed to aid a child’s school engagement. Ultimately we want our children to feel safe and happy as they learn; providing them with a rich opportunity to be the best they can at all times.
This year all the Fairview students will be performing in their annual concert incorporating music, dance and drama. This year the theme and title of the show is ‘World of Colour’. There will be two performances, the first on Tuesday 26 November and the second on Thursday 28 November. Both shows will begin at 6.30pm. Performances will be held in the Chapel and Performing Arts Centre at Aitken College.
This year, there is a maximum of six tickets per family across both performances. This is monitored, to ensure all families can receive their allocation. You will be notified via email, should any extra tickets become available for sale. Tickets (adults and children) are $5.00 and are available via the website: www.trybooking.com. The students performing in the concert do not require a ticket. Tickets will not be available at the door and must be pre-booked.
Please note: you will need to print out your own tickets when booking.
Please refrain from leaving empty seats beside your booking and note that building regulations require all audience members over the age of 18 months to occupy their own seat.
The taking of video and photographs during the performance is not allowed. This becomes distracting to other audience members and the children performing. The performance will be filmed on the Tuesday and copies will be available for purchase.
At Aitken College, acquiring skills in all aspects of performance is important and the teachers aim to teach audience members to also display appropriate theatre etiquette. We hope that you will support us in this endeavour and ensure that your children follow the required protocol and display skills as a polite audience member or performer.
Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge 2019
We are proud to announce that 82 Fairivew students completed the Premiers’ Reading Challenge. Many students logged more books than needed to meet the requirements, with 13 students from Prep to Year 2 recording the maximum 100 titles.
We would like to congratulate the students on their hard work and thank parents and teachers who helped them along the way. It really is a team effort, and we appreciate the input of everyone involved.
Students who met the Challenge received an official certificate of achievement signed by the current Premier of Victoria, Mr Daniel Andrews, and past Premiers who have supported the program. These certificates were handed out during this week’s Assembly.
We look forward to your involvement in the Challenge in 2020!
Ms Annamaria Meszaros
Premiers’ Reading Challenge Coordinator
Fairview Dance Party
We would like to thank Parents and Friends for organising a fabulous and fun Fairview Dance Party. Teaching staff and students had an enjoyable and memorable time together.
Christmas Service and Final Assembly
Our Christmas Service is scheduled for Monday 2 December in the Chapel and Performing Arts Centre at 9.00am. We welcome parents and grandparents to share this special time with the children. We are focusing on the wonderful blessings the birth of our Lord – Jesus Christ has on our community and lives.
Our Final Assembly is scheduled for Friday 13 December at 9.00am in the CPA. The children are required to wear their full Summer school uniform. The children are not to wear their sport uniform on the final day of school. Again, we welcome out parents and grandparents to attend.
Please note we do not have a scheduled Chapel Service and Assembly on Monday 9 December.