Performing Arts News
Hi CHPS families,
Say hello your our new Performing Arts Centre!
Mr King, Miss Fraser, Mr Moreland and the Specialist team have been working hard to overhaul and revamp the Performing Arts Centre, to provide an excellent learning space for our students. We have new keyboards, plugged in and set up for class use, electric guitars and a drum kit to make a fully equipped stage, a myriad of new displays and resources, as well as revitalised instruments and organisation. We now have a conferencing station for one-one-one teacher instruction, to meet all students' needs. We have revamped the calming corner to include an abundance of books and photo albums to be used as a calming strategy so that students can join activities ready to learn! The office has been reorganised and refurnished to be neat and organised, as well as an ideal space for instrumental lessons or recording. But there is still one thing missing from this space and that is the students themselves. We can’t wait to see you back face to face!
Brodie Douma-King - Performing Arts
Visual Arts News
Introducing the CHPS Art Gallery!
Following the success of our Term 1 Art Competition (see last week's Newsletter), Art Captains Madii SNT and Danika SKF are now curating the CHPS Art Gallery, which each week will highlight the creative talents of our students, many of whom have been doing amazing work at home over past weeks.
Madii and Danika are asking all students to upload their artworks to Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1RFkyPWg4rUj0WxpsqJrHV3x8vp595dOV?usp=sharing
This week, Madii has put together the first Art Gallery collection - well done everyone!
Take a look next week for more beautiful artworks.
Mrs Janson, Ms Fiorentino, Madii & Danika
Spelling at CHPS
Not only is spelling an essential component of literacy in the curriculum, it's a life skill that we can't do without. Please read for more information and some highly entertaining insights!
Victorian Premier's Reading Challenge
The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and Croydon Hills is excited to be participating again this year. A new application is being used this year that offers a range of exciting features including:
- access to a library catalogue (including book images and blurbs)
- a modern user-friendly interface
- rewarding students with badges as challenge milestones are achieved
- the option for students to mark books as a favourite, give them a star rating or complete a book review
The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10 in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by 4 September 2020.
Children from Prep to Year 2 are encouraged to read or ‘experience’ 30 books with their parents and teachers. Children from Year 3 to Year 10 are challenged to read 15 books.
All children who meet the Challenge will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier and former Premiers.
To read the Premier’s letter to parents, view the booklists and for more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, visit: www.education.vic.gov.au/prc
Your child’s log in details and a video showing you how to register books your child has read can be accessed through your classroom teacher.