Boneo Buzz: 20th August
Dear Parents and Carers,
Why giving is good for our health?
We all know giving helps others, whether we volunteer for organisations, offer emotional support to those around us or donate to charities. Feeling happier – biologically, giving can create a ‘warm glow,’ activating regions in the brain associated with pleasure, connection with other people and trust. This is the reason why we feel excitement when we are about to give someone a gift.
There is evidence that during gift giving behaviours, humans secrete ‘feel good’ chemicals in our brains, such as serotonin (a mood mediating chemical), dopamine 9 a feel-good chemical) and oxytocin (a compassion and bonding chemical). There are a number of different ways that people can manage their wellbeing.
Be the reason someone smiles today
Here is a challenge for our community. Let’s be the reason someone smiles. Over the coming weeks, I challenge everyone to reach out and perform some random acts of kindness to put a smile on someone’s face. If you are a recipient of a compliment or a special surprise let’s us know so that we can put it on our school Facebook page. Here is an image of a beautiful orchid I received from a student which made me smile.
Scholastic Book Club
Book Club Issue 6 is now open for orders. You can choose to have your order sent to school – to be picked up when on-site learning resumes, or pay $7.50 to have it delivered to your home.
Orders are due to be submitted by 30th of August – online only at: https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/Parent/Login.aspx
Link to catalogue 6: bc621web.pdf (scholastic.com.au)
If you have any questions, please contact Fiona Campanella via the school email;
Snapshot of Learning
Onsite Learning: Feathers for Phoebe
Phoebe doesn’t want to be ordinary. She wants to turn heads and be noticed – she wants to be fabulous! But when she seeks the help of the outrageous and beautiful Zelda, her transformation leads to some unexpected results. https://www.rodclement.com.au/feathers-for-phoebe
Prep’s enjoyed responding to the story ‘Feathers for Phoebe’ a book about self-love, being unique, confidence, belonging & embracing who you are. Using an assortment of craft materials, students created their own magnificent feathered friends. The foundation children described the features of their birds using such phrases as marvelous, flowing, feathery, brilliant, beautiful, colourful, plain, spikey, delicate and silly. You may like to create your own feathered friend…
To view this lovely story follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlPDb2H6Ppo
Prep – Procedural Writing Experience
Prep – Story Writing
Year 2 – Engineering Tasks
This week, the Year 2 students have enjoyed completing learning tasks set by Engineer Summer. Summer works with our Year 2 students each Thursday. The students have been investigating, designing and building water catchments.
Parent Opinion Survey
Friday 30th July to Sunday 22nd August
Please see Compass post to access the survey
On-line Author Visit
Andrea Rowe – Jetty Jumping
Thursday 26th August
Book Week Dress-up
Monday 30th August
Year 6 will be coordinating Book Week activities
Parent PD - Behaviour Matters
Thursday 2nd September
7.30pm via Zoom – link to be provided
Year 4 - Angahook Camp
Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th September
Consent/payment required on Compass by 31st August.