Our Students - Year 3

Room 30 - Miss Nicole Heywood
Room 28 - Miss Lexie Turner
Room 31 - Miss Leah McMerrin
Room 29 - Miss Valentina Ollington

 

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.
 
 
 
iPad Program for Year 3 students
The teachers and School Board have researched current ICT best practice in education and O’Connor Primary School’s current and future capacity to deliver this. With this at the forefront, the School Board has strongly supported the introduction of a 1:1 program for Year 3 students in 2015. We have choosen Year 3 as this year level represents smaller class numbers before moving into middle schooling. Students at this age of learning typically develop a greater ability to work independently and collaboratively; learn from a wider range of sources; explore a wider range of technologies and show deeper reflection on their learning and goal alignment. The children will use the selected device for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. A list of reccommended Apps for Year 3 2017  is included for parent information. Please see this short video on the importance of an iPad program.
 
A parent agreement must be signed so that student iPads can be added to the school network. Please return to school as soon as possible.
 
For purchase options of iPads please visit out iPad information page.
 
2017 Parent Letters (for individual classes please see below)

 

Room 30 - Miss Nicole Heywood

About the teacher -

Welcome to Year 3 for 2018! My name is Nicole Heywood and I am your child’s classroom teacher for the year. 
I am looking forward to an exciting year with all of the students in Room 30. I am an enthusiastic teacher who aims to create a welcoming environment in which students can collaborate. I am looking forward to working in a BYOD classroom and utilising the student’s iPads in many ways. 
I am a local Kalgoorlie girl born and raised. Outside of school I enjoy spending time with friends/ family or talking my puppy for a walk. I enjoy getting involved in local spots including netball and football!  My door is always open before or after school for a chat, I hope to meet  all of the families at some stage. 
If you have any concerns or would like a quick chat, my door is always open before school each morning. If you would like a deeper discussion, please make an appointment by contacting the school.
Parent/teacher meetings can be arranged by phoning or emailing the school to make an appointment.
 
 
Homework 
Students in Year 3 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 28 - Miss Lexie Turner

About Miss Turner-

Welcome to Year 3! My name is Miss Lexie Turner and I look forward to teaching your child in 2018. I started at O’Connor Primary School in Semester 2, 2017. In 2017, I taught in various roles over multiple year groups, this included two days a week in a Year 3 classroom.

I am a local Kalgoorlie girl, born and raised. I have a thriving passion for teaching in the Goldfields, particularly with it being my home town. When I am not at school, I love spending my free time with my family and friends, playing netball and basketball and travelling the world.

I was motivated to pursue my career in Primary Education because it gives me the opportunity to support children to reach their potential and empower them with the skills they require for the 21st century. Throughout 2018, my goal is to establish collaborative and positive relationships with my students, colleagues and parents to allow students to reach their full potential. I strongly believe that every child deserves the opportunity to feel success in a supportive and nurturing environment to enable them to learn and develop academically, socially and emotionally. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am avaible for a quick chat before and after school most days. If you would like to have a more in-depth conversation, 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.


 
Homework 
Students in Year 3 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

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Room 31 - Miss Leah McMerrin

About the teacher -

Welcome to Year 3! My name is Leah McMerrin and I am your child's teacher for 2018. This is my third year at O'Connor Primary School, after moving to Kalgoorlie from Bunbury with my partner.
 
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending my spare time reading a good book or with my friends and family.  I am a passionate teacher with a love of technology, I am excited to share the benefits of iPads in education with your child and I encourage you to take the time to see how they will be used within our classroom. I also like to encourage a collaborative workspace amongst the students, where everyone is invited to share and expand ideas with their peers to enhance learning. I would love to meet you at some stage through the year and encourage you to drop in to have a quick chat with me or book an appointment for a more in-depth discussion. I look forward to working with you and your child over the school year.  
 
Parent/teacher meetings can be arranged by phoning or emailing the school to make an appointment.
 
 
Homework 
Students in Year 3 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/Advicesection.  If you are worried about homework or would like advice, please see the classroom teacher or email the school.
 
Parent Letters 
Term 1
 

Room 29 -  Valentina Ollington
 
About the teacher -

My name is Valentina Ollington and I am the proud teacher of a gorgeous group of Year 3 children in Room 29 at O’Connor Primary School. Thank you for entrusting me with one your most precious gifts, your child. I began teaching at O’Connor Primary School at the beginning of 2013, where I remained until the end of 2015. Some of you might remember me as ‘Miss Chionis’ so being ‘Mrs Ollington’ now is a bit of change. At the time, I was lucky enough to teach in Year 1 for three consecutive years. Over the past two years I got married, moved to Albany, bought and renovated a house and taught a Year 1/2 class at a local primary school in the area.

In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my husband (Jeremy) and my dog (Darcy) and love catching up with friends and family when possible. I enjoy all things outdoors and like to go out for a paddle on my kayak or take the bike out for a cycle. I enjoy sport and in previous years have taken part in hockey, soccer and tennis as well as participating in Parkrun and triathalon events within the community.

I find it so rewarding watching the children reaching their personal best. Alongside the children, I too have a love of learning and enjoy sharing this sense of curiosity with them. I believe in order for a child to learn, they must first feel safe to make mistakes. Our classroom celebrates the testing and trying of new ideas, facing challenges, bouncing back from problems and voicing our opinions in a respectful way. I am also very excited to integrate iPads as part of our learning this year and I look forward to seeing children progress with this as the year goes on.  

 
Parent/teacher meetings can be arranged by phoning or emailing the school to make an appointment.
 
I look forward to working with you and your child over the school year.  

Homework 
Students in Year 3 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