We would like to welcome new staff members to Central Yorke School who are teaching in the Primary this year.
- Laura Kotz has joined us this from Kadina Memorial School and will be teaching in the 4/5 class Tuesday through to Thursday, as well Mondays and Fridays in the 2/3 class.
- We welcome Amanda Wheeler who has also joined the Primary team and is teaching in the Learning Hub. The Learning Hub is a space for students who require additional support with their learning. Amanda has had extensive experience working with children with additional needs.
- We would also like to welcome Merridy Jamieson-Rokobaro who will be teaching Child Protection Curriculum across the primary, as well as supporting students as an Aboriginal Education Teacher.
- Finally we welcome Kim Blencowe as an SSO who will be working across classroom support and reading intervention.
Fantastic start to year
We have had a fantastic start to the year with great attendance and a high level of enthusiasm from our students. Our SRC Primary have been recently voted by our Primary students. It was great to see students embrace the SRC application process and demonstrating the school values. Congratulations to all our SRC class representatives and House Captains as well as Isis Schulte and Shannon Hamilton as our Heads of Primary.
We currently have an Oral Language focus in the Junior Primary. We are implementing the Heggerty Program and the Music Education Strategy. The Heggerty Program teaches phonemic awareness, which is the ability to understand that spoken words are made up of individual sounds called phonemes, and it’s one of the best early predictors for reading success.
The Music Education Strategy, helps students develop thinking and learning skills. It has been shown to lift literacy and numeracy skills as well as building social inclusion and enhancing wellbeing.
Students have recently enjoyed a week of swimming lessons followed by our Splash Carnival last Friday, where the Sharks narrowly beat the Eagles in a very close contest. Great fun was had by all students. Sports day will be happening in week 6. Students have been practicing their events during sports lessons and will be looking forward to a fun day with some friendly competition between Sharks and Eagles. We are really looking forward an action-packed term of fun and learning!