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Pre-Prep Notices 16April2015

happy-holidays-vector-905292iPad Apps:  For those parents who are interested, Ms Shawe recommends the following iPad apps for the Grade R children to use at home:

  • Bugs and Bubbles
  • Bugs and Buttons
  • Bugs and Numbers
  • ABC 123 Reading Writing Practice HD
  • Maths, age 3-5 (EuroTalk)
  • This is my body – Anatomy for kids.
  • Kids Academy. ABC Alphabet Phonics tracing best app. (Kids Academy Company)
  • Kids Academy. 123 Tracing. Free educational app. (Kids Academy Company)
  • ABC Wildlife
  • 123 Color HD: Talking Coloring Book. (Steve Glinberg)
  • Toddler Puzzle Shapes
  • ABC House
  • Kids Zoo!
  • Kids Learning – Photo Touch Concepts
  • Spelling Bug
  • A coloring book of occupations for children (Monika Spaniol)
  • Occupations Puzzle game for kids
  • Shiny Party – Shapes & colours (shiny things)
  • Letters with Pooh (Disney)
  • Numbers with Nemo (Disney)
  • Faces iMake
  • Numberjacks – addition facts up to 10
  • Numberjacks – Numbers and counting up to 20

Themes:  All the Pre-Prep classes will kick off the new term with the theme of Once Upon A Time. We encourage the children to bring their favourite story books to school to share with their classmates during this theme.

Grade R:  We ask that the Grade R parents spend some time during the holidays practising the names and formations of the letters Aa to Kk.

Cookie Day Rosters:  The first Cookie Day will take place on Monday, 18 May.

Birthday Books:  We thank all our April babies for their donation of books and wish them a very happy birthday.

Holiday clinics:  There will be a number of sport clinics and workshops on offer at Grayston Prep during the upcoming holidays.  Please consult the Grayston Prep website on Monday, 13 April 2015 for more information.

Staff Matters:  On a staffing front we have welcomed Tamsin Baptista, our new Business Manager, to the Grayston Prep family and wish her all the best in her career at Grayston.

Autumn Harvest Feast:  The Grayston Prep 2015 Grade 7 Fundraising Committee and award winning chef, Dario De Angeli and his team from Cube Tasting Kitchen, will be taking you on a Rustic Tasting Exhibition. Click here for more information.

School uniform:  On our return to school in May, children should please wear either the long-sleeved Grayston shirt or the short-sleeved Grayston shirt with their tracksuits. Please note that they may not wear the short-sleeved shirt with a long-sleeved vest underneath. They are expected to wear the full tracksuit for assembly on a Wednesday.

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Have a lovely holiday!

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