Room 8

  • The students in Room 8 have made a fantastic start to the school year in 2019. We have been striving towards creating a positive and welcoming environment that gives all students the best opportunity to reach their full potential. The participation of the students in the early morning swimming sessions that have been occurring are testament to the positive attitude of the class. Regardless of the subject matter, the school values of Care, Respect & Excellence have been implemented into every lesson with the students taking on board the importance of these values in a strong school environment.

    I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the students in the classroom over these first few weeks and look forward to what they can achieve in the remainder of the school year.


    To ensure a consistent understanding of programs and expectations throughout the 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 enter their learning goals into their diary on a Monday as well as entering important upcoming dates. Students will hand in their diary on a Friday to be sighted & signed by their classroom teacher.



    Mr. Murphy, Mr Kluver or myself hand out homework every Friday. Students need to complete the homework (Maths Mate) and bring it in the following Thursday. 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, with a signature required.  


    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. As a result of this success, students accumulate points 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.


    Hopefully this has provided an insight into some of the requirements of the students. Please talk regularly with your child about school, especially regarding 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 the year,

    Mr. Bowman