Room 11

  • Room 11

    Pleasingly students in room 11 have made a smooth start to the school year. It has been fantastic to see every student giving their best in all classroom lessons as well as their annual swimming sessions. Students have also engaged in the ‘Learning How to Learn’ program and focussed on the school values of Care, Respect and Excellence’ as well as integrating the 5 keys to success being Resilience, Persistence, Organisation, Getting Along and Confidence. These themes will be constantly reminded and supported throughout the year.

    Already we have enjoyed working with the students in Room 11 and we look forward to seeing them enjoy their schooling and progress their learning. We would like to encourage parent/guardian reflection with their child; as goal setting and evaluation will be a big part of this year. To ensure a consistent understanding of programs and expectations this year we have included an outline of important aspects to attaining success for your child.


    Diaries need to be at school on a daily basis. Students will put their learning goals in these on a Monday (unless there is a day off in which it will then be the first schooling day of the week) and will regularly fill in important events into the diary. Diaries need to be handed in on a Friday (or Thursday if Friday is a day off) in which we will write a comment and sign. Students should then take the diary home and get it signed before the next week.


    Mr.Murphy, Mr Kluver or Mr.Bowman hand out homework on a Friday. Students need to complete the Maths Mate and bring it in the following Friday. We see this as an important part of schooling in developing organisation and identifying strengths and areas of improvement in students’ learning.

    Reading Logs

    Students each have a reading log. They should read each night and fill out their reading log accordingly.

    Big Talk

    Students will receive a planning sheet about their Big Write on a Wednesday. These should go home and be spoken about with a family member for around 10-15 minutes, signed and returned for the Big Write on a Thursday.

    Class DoJo’s

    This program is a form of celebrating success and rewarding good behaviour and quality work. Students can accumulate points for these and this year we would like parents/guardians to log in and look at some of the student’s work and achievements. Instructions on how to do this have gone home The program is not designed for any venting and normal social media conduct applies; it is purely there for success celebration and notes that are relevant to students. Students will also upload work and findings from their learning into this platform.


    Our Literacy sessions will focus largely on a CAFÉ’/DAILY 5 format as well as incorporating the STARS comprehension program. The Big Write on a Thursday will continue. This has been a very successful program.

    Numeracy will develop a structure adopted by the whole school with a focus on warm-up games relating to various topics, number talk, vocabulary refreshers, a range of activities to enhance learning and reflection.

    Integrated Studies will facilitate students to lead their own direction of learning and discovery.


    This is a big focus at upper primary level. Students should use their diaries and remember to bring notes etc. into class first thing in the morning.

    Hopefully this gives a brief outline on the structure of the classroom your child is in this year and the guidelines given to attain an enjoyable and successful year. Please feel free to contact us at school; during school hours throughout the year should you have any queries or concerns. Please talk regularly with your child about school. Especially the successes they have had, as this is very beneficial in their outlook on school and how they feel about themselves.


    We look forward to the year,


    Mr Murphy and Mrs Guthrie.

  • Room 11

    Room 11 prides themselves on upholding the schools values of:


    As a group they aim high in all aspects of their work and create a positive environment, which allows everyone to succeed and feel a valued member of the school community. The 5 keys to success are regularly revisited and exhibited by Room 11. The keys being: