Our Students - PrePrimary

EC 1 Miss Chloe Thorpe                                                            Speaking and Listening Program
EC 2 Miss Grace Dwyer
EC 5 Miss Jess Fraser
EC 4 Miss Lauren Ace
 
To assist parents and families of Kindy students, the Department of Education produce a booklet to help parents know what to expect when their children start school. 
 
Morning Tea PrePrimary children will have their own individual morning tea at recess time each day. Skills of indepenence and the ability to manage your own food are taught by the teachers. Children are encouraged to only bring fruit or vegetables for the morning tea snack. Please place the snack in your child's lunchbox as teachers will help children identify how to select a small snack and save their remaining food for lunch. If you would like assistance please see your child's classroom teacher.
 
 
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 the PrePrimary OnEntry Testing Parent Information and the key messages sheet for more information. Additional information can also be found by accessing the On-entry Assessment Program  website.  
 
 
 
To assist parents in understanding the results of the On-entry Assessment program at O'Connor Primary, a parent meeting will be arranged and parents will be informed as soon as information becomes available. For more information see your child's classroom teacher.
 
Speaking and Listening are important skills a child needs to learn before they learn to read. The following program has been put together to help your child develop these very important skills. The books required for this program have been bought for your child’s use by O’Connor Schools' Parent and Citizens Association. This indicates the P & C’s commitment to improving literacy within all students. For more information please see the parent letter.   
 
 
Education Assistants work with the classroom teachers in the classrooms and playground to ensure positive outcomes for all students in PrePrimary. The Education Assistants go with the children to the specialist classes. The assistants prepare resources, work alongside children and support the teacher where needed. The Education Assistants in PrePrimary are - Mrs Sue Tagliaferri, Mrs Maureen Hartley, Mrs Elizabeth Paterson, Mrs Toni Gregory, Mrs Ngaire Hall, Ms Fiona Kelly and Ms Rhonda Murphy.
 
     

 EC 1 Miss Chloe Thorpe  
About the teacher-
 
Welcome to EC1!
Hello! My name is Chloe Thorpe and I am extremely excited to be teaching Pre-primary at O’ Connor Primary School this year.
I made the move from South of Perth to Kalgoorlie and thoroughly enjoy the lifestyle and experiences Kalgoorlie has so far offered me. I have taught a range of year levels at both O’Connor Primary School and Kambalda Primary School since moving here and believe the Goldfields has provided me with a rich opportunity to gain a new perspective on teaching and country living. This has therefore allowed me to develop and grow as a teacher.

I am passionate about providing children with a ‘hands on’ learning approach, where students are able to learn and develop through the engagement of play and enquiry to make decisions, solve problems, develop their thinking skills, collaborate, communicate and build upon their sense of identity. I look forward to working closely with your child in order to assist them in reaching their full potential throughout 2016.
  If you have any questions I would love to answer them. I am available via email and appointments can be arranged for a more formal meeting at a suitable time, if required.   
 
 
Homework 
We encourage students in PrePrimary to play outside, talk with their parents and friends, and have fun by exploring the world around them. Parents are encouraged to read to their children every night and practise basic maths skills such as counting.  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
 
 
 
Parent Letters
 
Term 4
 
Term 3
100 Days 21st July
 
Term 2
Term 1
 
 
 
 

EC 2 Miss Grace Dwyer  
About the teacher -
 
Hello! My name is Grace Dwyer and I am thrilled to be teaching Pre-Primary in EC2 this year. This is my third year at O’Connor Primary School and my third year teaching Pre-Primary. 
 
I made the move from Perth two years ago and I love everything that Kalgoorlie has to offer. Outside of school, I enjoy cooking, travelling and spending time with my family and friends. 
 
I am passionate about providing children with a fun, exciting and play-based environment at school. Play-based learning helps your child make decisions, solve problems, develop thinking skills, collaborate, communicate and develop a positive sense of self. I am very excited about the 2017 school year and I look forward to getting to know you and your child over the year. 
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am available before and after school most days. If you would like more time, you are welcome to make an appointment. Parent/teacher meetings can be arranged by phoning or emailing the school to make an appointment.

 
Homework 
We encourage students in PrePrimary to play outside, talk with their parents and friends, and have fun by exploring the world around them. Parents are encouraged to read to their children every night and practise basic maths skills such as counting.  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
 
Class Timetable

 
 
Parent Letters
 
Term 3
100 Days 21st July
 
Term 2
 
Term 1
 

 


 
 

EC 5 Miss Jess Fraser  
 
About the teacher -
Hello and welcome to Pre-primary! My name is Jess Fraser and I’ll be your child’s teacher for 2017.
 
I made the move from Perth to Kalgoorlie last year and have enjoyed being welcomed into such a friendly community. Outside of school I enjoy cooking, spending time with friends and family, playing netball and reading a good book.
 
I am extremely excited to be teaching Pre-primary this year and strive to provide my students with a fun, interactive and memorable learning experience at school. I am passionate in providing a ‘hands on’ learning approach, where children have the opportunity to learn and develop through engagement in play and inquiry. This allows them to solve problems, build upon their sense of identity and independence, and to communicate and collaborate with others. I am eager to get to know you and your child and look forward to working together to be their guide in exploring this new world they have just stepped into. 
 
I am very excited for the year ahead!​ If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am available before and after school for a quick chat. If you would like more time, you are welcome to make an appointment. Parent/teacher meetings can be arranged by phoning or
emailing the school to make an appointment.
 
 
 
Homework 
We encourage students in PrePrimary to play outside, talk with their parents and friends, and have fun by exploring the world around them. Parents are encouraged to read to their children every night and practise basic maths skills such as counting.  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
 
 
 
 
Parent Letters
 
Term 3
100 Days 21st July
EC5 Assembly item 22nd August
 
Term 2
Yellow Group 6th June to 16th June
 
 
Term 1

 
 
 
 
 

 
EC 4 Mrs Lauren Ace
 
About the teacher -
 
Welcome to Pre Primary! My name is Lauren Ace and I am thrilled to be teaching for a fourth year in a row here at O’Connor Primary School. I now have six years teaching experience and cannot explain the satisfaction and joy I gain from my students each and every day. Having previously taught  Kindergarten here at O’Connor, I am excited about moving forward with my students this year and embracing the new challenges and opportunities that will occur throughout Pre-Primary.
Whilst teaching keeps me busy, I also enjoy cooking, catching up with friends and spending time with my family in my spare time. I feel very proud to be guiding your children through their year of schooling and look forward to watching them grow, learn and strive to be the best that they can be. I’m sure that 2017 will be a fantastic year and I cannot wait to get to know each and every one of you. 
 
Open communication is always encouraged. You are more than welcome to have a quick word with me before or after school, however if you feel that you would like a little more time please feel free to arrange an appointment by emailing the school. I look forward to the year ahead
Parent/teacher meetings can be arranged by phoning or emailing the school to make an appointment.  
 
 
Homework 
We encourage students in PrePrimary to play outside, talk with their parents and friends, and have fun by exploring the world around them. Parents are encouraged to read to their children every night and practise basic maths skills such as counting.  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
 
 
 
Parent Letters
 
Term 4
 
Term 3
100 Days 21st July
EC4 Assembly item 22nd August
 
Term 2
Yellow Group 6th June to 16th June
Fish and chips 21st June
End of term 29th June
 
 
Term 1