Our Students - Junior Specialists

 

O'Connor Primary is well equipped to provide a range of specialist learning areas for our students. The specialist classes complement the classroom activities while providing targeted and dedicated learning in a speciific area. Please see the links above for more detail. 
 

 

Junior Science - Miss Palmer

Students in Pre-Primary to Year 2 will attend one Science lesson a week. Year 3 students attend Science twice a week. These programs are developed using the Australian Curriculum and each class runs for 55 minutes in the Science classroom.

About Miss Palmer:

Hello my name is Kelsee Palmer and I will be teaching Junior Science for the remainder of 2017.  

I moved to Kalgoorlie from Perth in April this year and I am loving my time here so far.
I have previously worked at O’Connor doing relief teaching as well as teaching Senior Health and Literature in Term 2 of this year.
During my time outside of school hours I enjoy catching up with my friends and family, keeping active and watching the West Coast Eagles play! I feel very lucky to be working within the O’Connor Primary School community and I look forward to supporting your child throughout the year.
If you wish to have a quick chat, please don’t hesitate to come and see me before or after school. Alternatively you can send me an email.


Please feel free to email or phone the school if you wish to discuss your child's progress in Science.
 

Parent Letters
Year 2 Junior Science Request (including Year 1 children from Room 3) 20th Feb

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Junior Humanities and Social Sciences - Miss Boyd

Students in Pre-Primary to Year 2 will attend Humanities lessons each week. The Humanities and Social Sciences program at O’Connor Primary School includes both History, Geography and Civics and Citizenship Learning Areas. These programs are developed using the Australian Curriculum. The classes run for 55 minutes each week in the student’s classroom.      

About Miss Boyd:

Hi, my name is Danielle Boyd and I am teaching Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) this year across Pre Primary to Year 3. I am very much looking forward to working with a wide range of different classrooms and exploring History and Geography together. This is my first year teaching at O’Connor Primary School and also my first year in a specialist role as I was previously living and teaching Year 4 in London, England. In January, I moved from Perth to Kalgoorlie and I am very excited to get to know the school and the community!  Out of school hours I really enjoy reading, travelling, cooking, baking and walking.
If you have any questions, concerns or would just like to say hello please email or phone the school to arrange an appointment.
 

 

 

Junior Arts - Miss Hayes


Students in Pre-Primary to Year 3 will attend music lessons each week. These programs are developed using the Australian Curriculum. The classes run for 55 minutes each week in the dedicated music room.     

About Miss Hayes:
Hello O’Connor Primary! I am the new junior music teacher. I have previously taught in music Karratha and in Perth and made the move back to Kalgoorlie at the beginning of this year. I am a passionate musician and play a variety of instruments which your children will hear this year. I have played and performed with bands, orchestras, choirs and flute choirs across Australia, but my real passion is teaching music to young children and allowing them to experience the joy and therapy that music can bring to their lives. I look forward to working with the children of O’Connor to help them develop their potential in music.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress or involvement in music or choir, please don’t hesitate to contact me via 
phone or email the school. 

O'Connor Primary has a very busy Arts calender. Students in Years 3-6 can look forward to Eisteddfods and Choir performances. To keep up to date with the latest news and information with O'Connor Primary Arts calendar please download the Skoolbag application on your smart phone. 

Semester One Timetable
Classwork Photos
Arts Parent Letters
 
 
 
 

Junior Health - Ms Burston  

Students in Year One and Year Two will attend Health Education lessons each week.  These programs are developed using the Australian Curriculum. The classes run for 55 minutes each week in the student’s classroom.     

About Ms Burston:
Hello, my name is Hayley Burston. I have been at O’Connor Primary School for seven years where I have been a relief teacher during that period. I have taught in every classroom in the school, ranging from kindergarten through to year 6 (and previously year 7). In addition, I have also stepped into the junior and senior specialist roles on numerous occasions.
O’Connor Primary School has always held a very special place in my heart. As one of the original students when the school was first established, it was only natural that I would send my three young children to this wonderful school!
This year, I am very excited to be stepping into the more permanent position of Junior Health Specialist, where I will be teaching year one and two students on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Throughout each lesson I will be enforcing a common outcome that each student has their own strengths and unique traits that make them who they are. We will work upon these and while doing so, learn how to interpret specific feelings and emotions that might be felt during safe and unsafe situations.
I hope that by the end of 2017 all of the year one and two students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to ensure they have healthy bodies and healthy minds for their futures.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me via the school.
 
 

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Junior Phys-Ed - Mr Sims  

Students in Pre-Primary to Year Three will attend Physical Education lessons each week.  These programs are developed using the Australian Curriculum. The classes run for 55 minutes each week in the student’s classroom.     

About Mr Sims: Hi, I'm Ash Sims and by now you've probably seen me around O.P.S. This is my 6th year at our wonderful school and 9th year of teaching. I'm very excited to be taking on the Junior Physical Education role again in 2017.Sport is a passion of mine and I have participated in various individual and team sports throughout my life. I have played hockey for CBC for the last four years and am looking forward to watching the mighty West Coast Eagles bring home the 2017 premiership. 
 
Students in Pre-Primary to Year Three have lots to look forward in Phys-Ed including Water Fun Day, visits from in2cricket, Athletics Carnival and Active Club on every Wednesday and Friday from 8:10-8:25am on the school oval. 
 
Please 
email or phone the school for an appointment if you wish to discuss your child's progress in Phys-Ed

Rules in Phys-Ed

 
In 2017 I aim to make Phys-Ed a subject that all students are excited to participate in and feel safe and supported. I have designed a set of rules for Pre Primary classes and another for the Year 1 and 2 classes.  
 
Pre Primary and Year 1
1. Have a go
2. Be kind
3. Listen to your teacher
4. High fives before you leave

Year 2 & 3

A - Act safely
B - Be prepared and be positive
C - Cooperate
D - Do your best
High fives before you leave.

* All students are required to bring a hat and water bottle to Phys-Ed classes. It is advisable that students do not share hats. Therefore, any student who does not bring a hat will be asked to sit in a shaded area and observe the lesson.