Room 15 Wonders

November 5, 2019
by Ms Stefanie Galvin

Reminders for Wednesday morning

Hello, Room 15,

A few last minute reminders for Wednesday morning, and the rest of the week:

  • Year 3 students are to meet in our classroom as per usual at 8:50am. Mr. Grisdale will take the roll and then send everyone to where they need to be for the rest of the week along with the activities pack. You will need to take your tub and reading boxes (we put them in the BER on Friday afternoon).
  • Year 4 students with medication will sign in at 8:15am in the BER tomorrow morning.
  • Year 4 students without medication will sign in at 8:30am in the BER tomorrow morning.

Year 4s, along with your clothes, toiletries and bedding, you may wish to bring a book and a small pencilcase for your camp booklet.


October 30, 2019
by Ms Stefanie Galvin

Week 4

We’re well into the week now and have already had a very busy week, with visitors to our school on Monday and the continuation of our assessment week.

In maths we have continued our work on area and perimeter, as well as problem solving and multiplication.

In reading we have been working on finding examples of hyperbole in texts and identifying the reasons why an author might use it in their writing – which ties in with our work during writing, where we are exploring article writing.

This week in our integrated studies unit we will begin to plan and prepare for the creation of our stop-motion video later this term.

It’s also the last week for Mrs Green, who will be finishing her work in our classroom on Friday. I know we’ll all be very sad to see her leave as she goes on to complete her teaching degree.

A camp details reminder for Grade 4s will be posted later this week.

A minor change for the Grade 3s next week during camp – they will be running a normal program across classrooms in Year 3 and 5. They will find out which rooms they’ll be working in next week.

October 21, 2019
by Ms Stefanie Galvin

iPad Reminder

To all Room 15 students,

Just a reminder to make sure you bring your iPads to school fully charged every day this week (and next week) as we have a range of activities and assessments that will require the use of your device.

If you forget your device or are not able to charge it, please let Miss Galvin know as soon as possible in the morning so an alternate device or paper copy of assessments can be organised for you.

October 16, 2019
by Ms Stefanie Galvin

EB Fundraiser for DEBRA Foundation

Next week, the JSC will be raising money for the DEBRA foundation. We will visiting classrooms and be selling wristbands for $4, blow-up beachballs for $5 and sunnies for $8. On Thursday 24th October, we will run ‘Show us your seams day’ where students can wear their uniform inside out. Kids with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) struggle to wear normal clothes as just the simple rubbing of the seams can make their skin blister and tear. Students can bring a gold coin donation.
Thank you for your support.

October 13, 2019
by Ms Stefanie Galvin

Term 4, Week 2

Welcome back to the final term of 2019 – the year is going by very quickly!

It was great to hear about all the wonderful things everyone did over the school holidays and we had a fabulous first week back, filled with activities, guest speakers and preparation for the term to come.


All Week: Wellbeing Week

Monday: Assembly at 9am, Japanese

Tuesday: Ms. Ghiotti in Room 15 until 12pm, Music, Phys Ed, iPad Info Night for 2020

Wednesday: Science

Thursday: Miss Galvin away

Friday: Library

Saturday: Working Bee (refer to Capers)


A huge welcome to Mrs Green who will be with us until the end of Week 4!


Thank you to all the families who have completed the medical information form so promptly! It’s coming up quickly and we’re all very excited about it. We’ve had one year level meeting so far and will have another one closer to the camp dates. Please make sure your camp payments are up-to-date on Compass!

A note outlining the items students will need to bring to camp during Week 5 was sent home on Friday. Please stick to this list.

Optional camp homework for students (especially those who’ve never stayed away from home before) is to consider arranging a sleepover in preparation for the two nights away. (Year 3 families, this is also something to keep in mind as your students move into year 4 in 2020!)

During the Year 4 camp, Room 15’s Year 3 students will be split across the other year 3 grades for the three days so they will have a normal school program as Miss Galvin will be attending the camp. They will be given details the week before the Year 4 camp.

September 17, 2019
by Ms Stefanie Galvin

Concert Rehearsal Tomorrow

This is a reminder that we have our whole school rehearsal at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre tomorrow. This is a technical rehearsal for the people organising lighting and sound for the final production.

Students should come to school in their school uniform and bring the recess and lunch in a small bag with their name clearly on it.

Everyone MUST be at school by 9am. A-K cast will be leaving school promptly at 9:15am, with the L-Z cast leaving at 11am. Everyone should be back at school by 2:30pm.

ON THE NIGHT all Year 3-6 students should arrive at the theatre at 6:15pm and be signed in. At the end of the evening, students will need to be signed out before they are collected by parents. Due to the nature of the event, students will remain with teachers during intermission.

Students will need to come dressed in their base layer (black pants and top).

For more information, please refer to Capers.

September 10, 2019
by Ms Stefanie Galvin

ICAS Science Competition Reminder

Just a reminder to all students who signed up for the ICAS Science Competition that they will need to bring fully charged iPads to school tomorrow.

Competition times will be confirmed for Year 3s and Year 4s tomorrow morning.

September 9, 2019
by Ms Stefanie Galvin

IMPORTANT Concert & Year 4 Camp Reminders

Whole School Rehearsal

Next Wednesday, September 18th, the whole school will be heading to the theatre to rehearse for the school concert. It is VERY IMPORTANT that everyone has consent made on Compass as soon as possible. All staff will be attending the rehearsal with the students on buses so if your child will not be there, you need to let Miss Galvin know as soon as possible.

Likewise, if your child will not be attending the concert on their allocated night you need to let Miss Galvin know ASAP.

Dress Rehearsal on Thursday

All students require their concert costumes  on Thursday September 12th. Throughout the day, the A-K and L-Z casts will have a complete run-through in costumes before we go to the theatre (costumes will not be coming with us on the day to the theatre).

Students should have a black top and pants without patterns/prints, and dark coloured shoes that they can move around in. Our preference is for long-sleeved tops, but if you can’t make that work, we understand.

Year 4 Camp

This is fast approaching in Term 4. There are still many students who have yet to have consent or payments made towards the camp. If your child will not be attending the camp you need to let the Year 4 teachers know ASAP. If you’re having trouble with the payments, please contact the office for assistance.

The medical form will be sent out to parents this week and will need to be completed by next Wednesday.

Planning Week

This is planning week for most of the school. As such, Room 15 will only have Art and Science this week on Tuesday.

Miss Galvin will be away Tuesday and Thursday with Miss Kelly and Ms Shand stepping in to run our regular classroom program.

This is our last week of swimming lessons on Wednesday.

Library will still be on Friday afternoon.

August 16, 2019
by Ms Stefanie Galvin


Just a reminder to all students that our swimming day has changed to Monday morning at 9am for this week only so that we don’t have a clash with the Book Parade on Wednesday.

Please remember to bring your swimming gear on Monday!

August 12, 2019
by Ms Stefanie Galvin

Week 5

Welcome to Week 5!


Monday: Assembly, Japanese, signed diaries due

Tuesday: Science Day (whole school event)

Wednesday: Science


Friday: Homework due and goal check-in


The Parent Helper Timetable is outside Room 15 on the black shelf. If you’re able to volunteer time, feel free to put your name down. Parent helper jobs may include:

  • Working with groups or individual students
  • Helping to prepare class materials/activities
  • Assisting with special events


Mr Jackson sent home a notice about using Scratch in the classroom as part of Room 15’s coding program. If you have not returned this, can it please be sent in ASAP. If you have lost the form, please let Miss Galvin know.



Book Week is coming up next week. Get your costumes ready!

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