Our Students - Year 1

Room 1 - Miss Amber McLean
Room 2 - Miss Sarah Welsford
Room 5 - Miss Joey Wright
Room 6 - Mrs Felicity Cable/Miss Jess Dobson
Room 3 - Miss Kaye Ennis (Year 1/2)
 
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 first 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.
 
Class Timetable
 
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 2
Year 1 Mother's Day Treat (inlcuding Year 2 students in Room 3) 5th May
 
Water Fun Day -please complete the eform by 3rd March


 


 
Room 6 - Mrs Felicity Cable and Miss 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.


Class Timetable
 
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 3
Seesaw information 10th August

Term 2
Year 1 Mother's Day Treat (inlcuding Year 2 students in Room 3) 5th May
 
Water Fun Day  - please complete the eform by 3rd March
 
Class photos
Week 6 merit winners, Week 9 certificates, Week 2 awards,
 

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Room 1 - Miss Amber McLean                                                                                  

About the teacher -
 
My name is Amber Mclean. I am 23 years old and have recently graduated  from Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies), specialising in Catholic Education. I am delighted to start my first year of teaching at O’Connor Primary School as a Year One teacher. I believe strongly in the importance of the foundations of learning that begin in the early year with English and Mathematics being the main focus of learning, as well as social and emotional development of the whole child. I moved to Kalgoorlie in January 2017 and I 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, and have three older sisters and one beautiful nephew. My interests include spending time with my family and friends, exercise, the outdoors, interior design, cooking, animals and travelling. I have travelled to Indonesia, Fiji, France, Italy and England, and hope to travel to many more destinations around the world in years to come.
 
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.
 
Class Timetable
 
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 3
100 Days 27th July

Term 2
Year 1 Mother's Day Treat (inlcuding Year 2 students in Room 3) 5th May
 
Water Fun Day  - please complete the eform by 3rd March
1 Seesaw 30th March
 
Class Photos


Room 2 - Miss Sarah Welsford
 
About the teacher -
 
Welcome to Year One in Room 2!
 
My name is Miss Sarah Welsford and I am your child's teacher this year. This is my second year teaching at O'Connor Primary School and my second year teaching Year One. I moved from Perth to Kalgoorlie at the beginning of 2016 and have really enjoyed living in this great community. Outside of school, I like to keep active, play netball, travel and socialise with friends and family. As an early childhood teacher I am passionate about providing young children with fun and engaging learning experiences within a supportive classroom environment. I also encourage a healthy lifestyle and ask that your child brings a hat and water bottle to school each day for fitness activities.
 
I am looking forward to meeting the Room 2 children and families as we commence another busy year! Your child's learning is an exciting journey and I believe open communication between parents and teachers is vital. Please do not hesitate to pop in for a quick chat after school about any concerns or questions you may have. If you require more time, please feel free to contact the school to arrange a meeting. Parent/teacher meetings can be arranged by phoning or
emailing the school to make an appointment.
 
Class Timetable
 
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 Photos
First Day,
 

Parent Letters
 
Term 3

Term 2
 
Water Fun Day  - please complete the eform by 3rd March
 
Class Photos
Term 3

Term 1

 
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