Room 12


  • Welcome to Room 12 in 2021!


    I would like to welcome all students and families into Room 12 this year. It has been fantastic to see every student back at school after a well-earned break and how quickly all jumped straight into learning. The year is already off to a fantastic start in all our subjects and students have quickly settled into routine and are setting and working on their goals and actively displaying the school values of Care, Respect and Excellence’. Please refer to the below information so that both you and your child have a good understanding of Room 12, what is expected and our weekly schedule.


    Specialist Classes:

    Science on Monday with Mrs Crawford


    Physical Education on Tuesday with Mrs Harding


    L.O.T.E (Indonesian) on Wednesday with Mrs Harding


    ARTS on Thursday with Mrs Crawford. Mrs Crawford has asked if all students could please bring in an art smock from home to protect clothing during Arts. This can just be an oversized adult t-shirt. Please ensure it is labelled.



    Diaries have been given to students to assist with developing their organisation skills. They need to be taken home each night and be returned to school the following morning. Dairies will have important dates and will also incorporate daily GEM activities which will be done each day. They are also where students to log their home reading each day, where it will be checked each morning. Students should write the name of the book and the number of pages read and have their diaries signed each day.


    Maths Homework:

    Students in years 3-6 correct homework and receive new homework on Fridays. Students need to complete their Maths Mate worksheet and return it to school no later than Thursday each week.


    Big Talk:

    The Big Write program is a writing program utilised throughout Cobden Primary. As a part of this students will receive their Big Talk planning sheet each Wednesday to be completed and brought to school on Thursday. The Big Talk is allowing students thinking and planning time prior to their writing lesson on Thursdays. The idea is for students to take the Big Talk home and discuss it with you for about 10-15 minutes. They should form an idea of what they would like to write and record a plan to use in the Big Write session on Thursday.



    Students will visit the school library once a week usually on a Monday. They are permitted to borrow two books at a time and have them for a fortnight. The library is a fantastic resource for a range of interesting books and I encourage students to explore the range. Students are expected to have a book to read in the classroom so I encourage students to bring the novel they are enjoying to school each day.


    Apps for home:

    Students have access to and are encouraged to use Mathletics and Reading Eggspress both at home and at school. Log in details have been glued into dairies.


    Compass and ClassDojo:

    Compass is to be the school’s new communication platform. You will be provided access very soon. ClassDojo can be used as the changeover happens. ClassDojo will also be used to reinforce positive behaviour and excellence at school with students earning Dojo points.


    Bus Notes:

    Please ensure if your child is off the bus they bring a note. It should not be written in dairies as it needs to be passed onto the bus coordinator.



    This year we will continue to take time encouraging students to be mindful along with showing kindness to others. G.E.M stands for Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness. Students will be using and referring to these elements throughout the year for example completing the daily gratitude activities and recognising random acts of kindness shown to each other. If you would like to learn more about G.E.M please have a look in your child’s dairy!



    Hopefully this gives a brief outline on the structure of our Room 12 classroom. Please feel free to contact me at school 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.


    I look forward to a fantastic year!


    Miss Gaut