Term 2 2020
The final year in primary school is a special time for students as they transition out of a learning environment where they have formed strong bonds and relationships over the past years. Many opportunities arise in Year 6, as the students take leadership and mentoring roles with the younger students.
It is a good opportunity for our Year 6 students to give back to the NMPS community and leave a legacy for future years.
We have a teaching team of five in Year 6 in 2020 and their contact details are listed below. The protocol we are adopting to contact teachers is as follows:
- If you wish to contact one of the teaching staff, email should be the first option
- You are always welcome to meet with our grade 6 teaching staff but please make an appointment via email beforehand
- We would love parent involvement in the classroom this year so let us know how you can best contribute
- Phone extension for all Year 6 teachers is: 120
Amanda Stevens - 6A
Risa Hammel - 6B
Shaun Andrews - 6C (PLT Facilitator)
Jane Leighton - 6D
Luke Ryan – 6E
All classes are currently in remote and flexible learning mode.
Your child has access to their teacher and class content using Compass, SeeSaw, Webex and Google Classroom.
About USA Steam Camp
USA Steam camp - Parent info night - Wednesday 5th February
The parent information evening will be on Wednesday 5th February at 6 pm in the HIVE. All families are welcome to attend, this should run for approx. 45 minutes.
North Melbourne Primary school is exploring the opportunity of conducting a Science Technology Engineering Arts & Mathematics (STEAM) Frontiers & Applications Tour.
Linked below is a website that has been created for a prospective NMPS 2020 camp:
You are welcome to register your interest on this website following the info night.
This tour would need a minimum of 10 students to be feasible.
2020 tour - Year 6 students
2020 tour - Current year 5 students
This tour will be held in Huntsville and Los Angeles, USA. This experience is offered as an optional excursion to immerse in the field of STEAM. On this tour students are given the opportunity to attend the Marshall Space Flight centre to complete a 5-day Space Camp, Universal Studios and Disneyland. A sample of the itinerary for the tour has been provided.
STEAM: Missions & Applications tour is priced at $6,000 per person (broken down into payment installments over a 9-month period), with only the following items not included:
- The cost of a passport ($143 AUD for students aged under 16, $293 for those aged over 16)
- The cost of an ESTA (VISA application for Australian citizens - $14 USD)
- Any discretionary spending money
If you are interested in having your child attend this tour, could you please contact me via email. Teachers would accompany students on this tour at a ratio of 2: 15.
Please note, returning this expression of interest, does not confirm your child’s attendance on the tour, nor does it obligate you to anything financially. At this stage, we are seeing if there is enough interest.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.