Our Students - Year 2

 

Room 3 - Miss Grace Dwyer (Year1/2)
Room 7 - Miss Danielle Boyd
Room 8 - Miss Melissa Trajkoski
Room 9 - Miss Natasha Sheppard
Room 20 - Ms Jo Talbot 

 
Junior Water Fun Day 9th March
Please see the website for all information. Permissions are due back on the 2nd of March. Please use the eform available on Skoolbag.

Junior (Year 1, 2 and 3) Water Fun Day Information 12th Feb

 

 
On Entry Assessment Program
During Weeks 3 – 6 of Term 1 your child will be participating in the Department of Education’s state-wide On-entry Assessment Program. The main purpose of the program is to provide teachers with an opportunity, early in the year, to collect information on the essential literacy and numeracy skills and understandings of each child in their class. This will assist your child’s teacher to develop informed and intentional teaching for play-based programs, designed to foster each child’s learning, reflective of individual needs. Information sheets have been made to help parents understand the testing.
Please see theYear 2 OnEntry Testing Parent Information and the key messages sheet for more information.  Additional information can also be found by accessing theOn-entry Assessment Program website 
 

 

Room 3 - Miss Grace Dwyer Year 1/2

About the teacher -

Hello! My name is Grace Dwyer and I am delighted to be your child’s teacher this year.

This is my fourth year at O’Connor Primary School, having spent the last three years teaching in the Pre-Primary area. I love living in Kalgoorlie and I have already stayed much longer than I first anticipated when I made the move from Perth. This is due to the community spirit found within Kalgoorlie and the friendly nature of O’Connor Primary School.

I believe in creating a supportive, safe and engaging learning environment and I look forward to working with you and your child in 2018. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am available for a quick chat before and after school most days. If you would like a more in-depth chat, you are welcome to make an appointment with me. Parent/teacher meetings can be arranged by phoning or emailing the school to make an appointment. 

 

I look forward to meeting you and your child! 

 

Homework 

Students in Year 2 are encouraged to read to another person every night and practise basic maths skills such as timestables, adding and subtracting. Occassionally unfinished work or work that requires extra practise may be sent home with children to complete at home. Additional ideas and more information about homework can be found in the Parent Education/Advice section.  If you are worried about homework or would like advice, please see the classroom teacher or email the school.

 

 

Parent Letters 
Term 1

 

 

 

  

Room 7 - Miss Danielle Boyd

About the teacher -

Welcome to Year 2 in Room 7!

My name is Danielle Boyd and this is my second year teaching at O’Connor Primary School. I moved to Kalgoorlie at the start of 2017 and spent my first year at O’Connor Primary teaching Junior HASS. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this wonderful community and I am looking forward to another great year here! In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking and spending time at the beach when I’m in Perth.

I ask that all children bring a water bottle to school each day to stay hydrated and I also encourage children to bring in a container of cut up fruit and vegies to eat during crunch and sip.

I believe in creating a supportive, nurturing and inspiring learning environment and I look forward to working with you and your child in 2018. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.   

 

I like to ensure that communication stays open between parents and myself, so if you have any issues, concerns or feedback that you may have please feel free to come and have a quick chat with me. If you would like more time please feel free to arrange an appointment by coming to see me, phoning or emailing the school. I am available most afternoons after school.

I am very excited about teaching Year 2’s and am looking forward to working with you and your child and facing the challenges and adventures that we are going to share in 2017.
 
 
Homework 
Students in Year 2 are encouraged to read to another person every night and practise basic maths skills such as timestables, adding and subtracting. Occassionally unfinished work or work that requires extra practise may be sent home with children to complete at home. Additional ideas and more information about homework can be found in the Parent Education/Advice section.  If you are worried about homework or would like advice, please see the classroom teacher or email the school.
 

 

 

Room 8 - Miss Melissa Trajkoski
 
About the teacher -

Welcome to Room 8! 

My name is Melissa Trajkoski (Tray – kos – ki) and I am so excited to be teaching Year 2 again this year. This is my third year teaching at O’Connor Primary, having moved to Kalgoorlie in 2016 with my fiancé. My very cheeky and energetic dog, Ace, usually occupies my spare time but I love reading, watching documentaries and listening to music. 

I strive to create a positive learning environment, where children are supported to reach their learning goals. The only homework that is set for each night is home reading. I encourage parents to read every night with their child, to help reinforce comprehension skills that have been taught in class and improve fluency.

In Room 8, we respect, encourage and support our classmates. Most importantly, we always try our best!

Crunch & Sip

In Room 8 we participate in a healthy eating program called Crunch & Sip. Not only does it promote a healthy lifestyle, but I have found that it helps my students stay motivated and engaged between recess and lunch. This is why I encourage all of my students to bring in fruit or vegetables to snack on, as well as a water bottle to stay hydrated. To ensure that our learning time is not disrupted, I ask that the fruit/vegetables are cut up and in a container.

 

I look forward to the year and getting to know your child. I encourage open communication between myself and parents/caregivers. I am available most mornings and afternoons for a quick chat. If you would like more time please feel free to arrange an appointment by coming to see me, phoning or emailing the school.
 
 

Homework 

Students in Year 2 are encouraged to read to another person every night and practise basic maths skills such as timestables, adding and subtracting. Occassionally unfinished work or work that requires extra practise may be sent home with children to complete at home. Additional ideas and more information about homework can be found in the Parent Education/Advice section.  If you are worried about homework or would like advice, please see the classroom teacher or email the school.
   

Room 9 - Miss Natasha Sheppard

About the teacher -

 
 
Welcome to Year 2!
 
 
My name is Natasha Sheppard and I will be your child’s teacher this year. I moved from Perth to Kalgoorlie in the middle of last year and have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about this amazing town. 
 
In my spare time I enjoy catching up with my family, cooking, reading and four-wheel driving. I encourage students to bring pre-cut fruit or vegetables in a container for Crunch and Sip. I ask that students come to school with a water bottle so they are able to stay hydrated during the day.
 
I believe communication is extremely important and therefore encourage parents/caregivers to have a quick chat with me before or after school. If you would like more time please feel free to arrange an appointment by coming to see me, phoning or emailing
the school. I am available most afternoons after school. 
 
I look forward to a fantastic year getting to know your child and watching them thrive!
 
 

Homework 

Students in Year 2 are encouraged to read to another person every night and practise basic maths skills such as timestables, adding and subtracting. Occassionally unfinished work or work that requires extra practise may be sent home with children to complete at home. Additional ideas and more information about homework can be found in the Parent Education/Advice section.  If you are worried about homework or would like advice, please see the classroom teacher or email the school.
 
 
 

 


 Room 20 - Ms Jo Talbot

About the teacher -

My name is Jo Talbot. I’m a primary school teacher with over 18 years of experience across all years.
 
I am pleased to be teaching at O’Connor Primary School and am very excited about the learning journey we will discover together. I am a very passionate and devoted teacher who will provide opportunities for your child to strive for success.  
 
Outside of school my interest include dancing, walking my dogs, sewing, spending time with friends and going sailing whenever I go down south.
 
I look forward to helping all of my students strive towards their personal best over the coming fun-filled year. If you have any further queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me. After school is often the best time for a quick chat or for anything more than that I am happy to organise an appointment.

Parent/teacher meetings can be arranged by phoning or emailing the school to make an appointment.

 

 
Homework 
Students in Year 2 are encouraged to read to another person every night and practise basic maths skills such as timestables, adding and subtracting. Occassionally unfinished work or work that requires extra practise may be sent home with children to complete at home. Additional ideas and more information about homework can be found in the Parent Education/Advice section.  If you are worried about homework or would like advice, please see the classroom teacher or email the school.
 
 
Homework STEM Challenges
Challenge 1 12th Feb