Our Students - Year 1

Room 1 - Miss Amber McLean
Room 2 - Miss Kelsee Palmer
Room 5 - Miss Joey Wright
Room 6 - Mrs Felicity Cable/Miss Jess Dobson
Room 3 - Miss Grace Dwyer (Year 1/2)

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 the Year 1 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.

   

 
Room 5 - Miss Joey Wright
 
About the teacher -
 
Welcome to Year 1! My name is Joey Wright and I will be teaching your child this year.
 
This is my second year teaching my own class, however I already know a lot of the students at O’Connor Primary through doing full-time relief across the school during term 4 of 2016. I have also completed a total of 16 weeks of university practicum at O’Connor Primary - 6 weeks in year 3 (2015) and 10 weeks in Pre-Primary (2016).
 
I am originally from Hobart, Tasmania but spent 4 years completing my degree in Early Childhood Education at Edith Cowan University in Perth before moving to Kalgoorlie. I love living in this country town because of the wonderful sense of community.
 
I believe in creating a safe, supportive and enjoyable atmosphere in my classroom where everyone feels like they belong. I strive to ensure all children progress in their own learning and I understand that this progress may happen at different times and in different ways for each individual.
 
I believe open communication between teachers and families is very important and encourage you to come and see me if you have any questions or concerns. If there is anything you would like to discuss in detail scheduled appointments can be arranged by phoning or emailing the school.  
 
I am very excited to be working in Room 5 with your wonderful Year One children this year. I am also looking forward to sharing the journey with you and working together to ensure your child has a great year in my class.  If you have any concerns regarding your child please do not hesitate in contacting me via
emailing or phoning the school to arrange a meeting.
 
Homework
Students in Year 1 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.
 
Class timetable
 


 
Room 6 - Mrs Felicity Cable and Ms Jess Dobson

About Mrs Cable-
 
Welcome to the beginning of the school year for 2017, my name is Felicity Cable and I look forward to teaching your child this year.
 
This is my 11th year at O'Connor Primary. During that time I have spent eight years in Year 1, two years in Year 2 and last year I had the privilege of helping other teachers in the role as Teaching and Learning Leader.  This is my fourth year of working four days per week. I am lucky enough to have Fridays off.
 
I first arrived in the Goldfields in 1988 where I spent my first two years teaching in Leonora. Since my move to Kalgoorlie I have taught in a variety of schools and I am happy and content working at O'Connor.
 
I have a great passion for teaching children in this age group as I have a strong belief in giving them a solid foundation in basic English and mathematical skills. I find it rewarding watching them grow - academically, socially and emotionally throughout the year.

I believe communication is important and therefore encourage parents/caregivers to have a quick chat 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. Please
email the school or go to the office to make an appointment.


About Miss Dobson-
 
My name is Jessica Dobson and I am an Early Childhood Educator. I have been living and teaching in the Goldfields since 2004. During this time I have taught Kindy/Pre-primary, Year 1 and Year 2/3. In 2012 I took Maternity Leave to have my first child. I now have 2 daughters (aged 4 and 2). During my Parental Leave I also completed relief teaching roles across the school ranging from Kindy to Year 3.
 
My Beliefs -
Children are active learners and learn from the ‘doing’ process; therefore learning should have a “hands on” approach where possible. After all children remember 90% of what they have learnt from ‘doing’. Children need to be given the opportunity to interact and collaborate in their learning.
 
My Aims –
  • Work closely with your child’s classroom teacher to achieve continuity in the classroom. In particular: procedures, routines, rules and behaviour  management.
  • Increase the current level of skills in all students.
  • Cater for children’s physical and emotional needs
  •  Provide a stimulating and challenging environment.
 
Homework
Students in Year 1 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 1 - Miss Amber McLean                                                                                  

About the teacher - 

My name is Amber Mclean, I am 24 years old. In 2017 I taught year One at O’Connor Primary and am delighted to teach year one again this year to consolidate my skills as a year 1 teacher.

I believe strongly in the importance of the foundations of learning that begin in the early years. I put a strong focus on English and mathematics as well as social and emotional development of children. I strive to integrate English and maths into other learning areas as much as possible. I moved to Kalgoorlie in January 2017 and have been warmly welcomed by the staff at O’Connor Primary School and enjoy the sense of community amongst the town. I previously have lived in Perth my whole life. I have three older sisters, three beautiful nephews and on niece. My interests include spending time with my family and friends, exercise, the outdoors, interior design, cooking, animals and travelling.

 
If you have any questions or concerns, 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.
 
Homework
Students in Year 1 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 2 - Miss Kelsee Palmer
 
About the teacher -

Hello my name is Kelsee Palmer and I am thrilled to be teaching Year One this year at O’Connor Primary.

I moved to Kalgoorlie from Perth during April last year and I am very excited to become a part of the O’Connor Primary School community. I look forward to supporting your child throughout the year.
I have previously worked in the school teaching Junior Science so it is nice to see some familiar faces.

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!

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

 

 
Homework
Students in Year 1 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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