Prep,1 & 2 Classroom News

Above is the specialist timetable for this year. Sports uniforms are to be worn on P.E. days and class sport days. Your class teacher will let you know which day is class sport day. 

As Term 1 and 4 are Sun Smart Terms, please make sure your child has their hat as unfortunately 'No hat means No play'. Please make sure all your child’s belongings are labelled clearly and check lost property if anything is missing. 

Prep News 

Congratulations to our preps who have made such a wonderful start to school. Please check your emails for information about testing with Ms Maloney on Wednesdays. **Reminder about information night 10/02/22 at 7pm in the Mackillop Hall.

Preps and their Year 6 Buddies 

Preps and Year 6's have enjoyed spending time with each other this week. We are so grateful to our Year 6's who help us out on the yard.  We look forward to spending more time together.

Seesaw Introduction 

Watch the following videos for an introduction to Seesaw. This is the main platform for communication and where your child can showcase their learning. 

Bronagh Maloney

1/2 News 

Welcome back to School!

We’ve been having lots of fun being back with all of our friends! Check out some pictures of our first day back:

1/2R First Day

1/2P First Day

1/2BF First Day



Your child's Seesaw is up and running, please refer to this for classroom announcements from your child's teacher and for work your child is completing in class. We encourage you to use this as a conversation starter when asking the children how their day went and what they are learning about.   

Life Education

During Life Ed students learnt all about the importance of staying safe. They watched how Harold and his friends went camping and someone got injured while hiking. This module also helped children to problem solve and focus on recognising safe and unsafe environments, how to care for others, behaviours that maintain friendships and places and people who we can go to for help. 

Michael Roster 

Michael the Rabbit is very excited to be back in 1/ 2! Thank you to the families who looked after him over the holidays, we really appreciate it. 

His weekend and holiday roster will be up on the door of each classroom from next week. A parent/guardian will need to come in and put their family name down beside the weekend/holiday you would like to have Michael. The available dates for each class will be highlighted on the roster. It will be first come first served. 

Take Home Readers

Teacher’s will begin to send home readers out on the 14th of February . Three readers will be sent home with Grade 1’s and Five readers will be sent home with the Grade 2’s. Please make sure that you read with your child each night for 10-15 minutes and record it in the reading journal. Books are chosen each Monday, so reading pockets can stay at home until then and brought back in to change over the next week. Here are some helpful activities and questions to ask your child when reading with them .


This terms topic is 'Community'.  Students will be answering big questions like:

How do we work better together?

Why do more hands make light work in the community?

Where is my place in the Community?

How do I contribute to my school community?

How and what creates our Community?

Students will also have an opportunity to further explore our community in conjunction with the Sandringham ChalkFest 22! Talented artists - local, interstate and international will transform the footpaths of Sandringham Village to a spectacular pavement gallery over two days. On Saturday 26th March and Sunday 27th March 2022. On the last week of term students will contribute to our school community by completing their own chalk masterpieces and have a chance to walk around Sandringham to see the amazing contributions from the talented artists.  If you are free on the weekend of the 26th pop down and check it out for yourselves. 

Respectful Relationships 

Research shows that students who participate in rigorously designed and well-taught social and emotional learning programs demonstrate more positive social behaviour, are less likely to engage in risky and disruptive behaviour, and show improved academic outcomes. Our first topic for this year is Emotion Literacy and being able to identify what emotions we are feeling. 


  1. Please make sure your child brings their iPad fully charged each day and has a labelled pair of headphones 
  2. Please provide your child with a  library bag and art smock at your earliest convenience 
  3. Can all Year 1's bring a box of tissues and all Year 2's bring a pack of cleaning cloths
  4.  Information night is on 10/02/22, we look forward to seeing you there. 
  5. Book your spot on PTO for parent/teacher chats on the 17/02/22
  6. Year 1/2 family mass 26/02/22 (TBC)

Classroom Contacts

Should you wish to get in touch with your child’s teacher for any reason or you wish to make an appointment to speak with them, please contact them through Seesaw directly. If you prefer you can also use email. You can reach us on these addresses:



We look forward to a fun-filled year.

The 1/2 team.