My name is Luke Riseberry, I moved from Perth originally in 2004 for only one term but have been lucky enough to call Kalgoorlie my home ever since.
My first two years in Kalgoorlie I taught at Hannans Primary School. I taught a Year 3 class and a Year 2 class. I was then excited to hear that I had won a Merit Select position at North Kalgoorlie Primary School.
I have taught at North Kalgoorlie Primary School since 2006, with this year being my 13th year.
I have achieved ’Senior Teacher’ in the Education Department which acknowledges the extra roles and responsibilities I have at our school. I have taught Year 3 for the majority of my time at NKPS and have been the Year 3 Phase leader for the last 9 years.
My wife currently teaches Year 1 at NKPS and my daughter has just entered Year 3. I am passionate about North Kalgoorlie Primary School and look forward to establishing a positive working partnership with yourself and your child.
The school website is an amazing resource which enables us to post photos and activities that your child completes throughout the year. I regularly update the Year 3 page and add a reminder on our classroom notice board or in class newsletters to remind you to check the page.
Term 1 Class Newsletter
How Often Do You Check Our Page?
Term 1 Homework Information
Term 1 Important Documents
North Kalgoorlie Primary School Behaviour Expectations
In Week 1, the children were put into small groups. They were given post-it-notes and told to write down all the good things they wanted to see happen in Room 2 and also all the bad things they did not want to see.
We then had a class discussion about N.K.P.S Behaviour Expectations. We discussed what we thought Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Caring and Be Your Best meant.
As a class, we grouped all of the post-it-note 'rules' into the N.K.P.S Behaviour Expectations. We saw there were lots of cross over themes which helped to further illustrate how we do not need an extensive list of rules in our class. If we follow the four N.K.P.S Behaviour Expectations it will create a positive, safe, successful learning environment.
The children then split back into their own groups to design and publish their own posters for the N.K.P.S Behaviour Expectations. Check out their amazing work in the gallery below!
How Is Your Child Feeling About Year 3?
FIRST DAY JITTERS
On the first day of school we read the story 'First Day Jitters' by Julie Danneberg.
The book follows the character Sarah Hartwell as she gets ready for her first day of school. It shows how nervous she is to attend her first day at a new school. At the very end of the book, Sarah Hartwell is introduced to the new students in her class as.... THEIR NEW TEACHER!
The children found the twist in the book very funny. We discussed how everyone is nervous in new situations, even teachers!
We discussed how we were feeling on their first day and why.
A week later we revisited the book and discussed how we were feeling now and why.
Have a browse through the activities to see how your child is feeling about Year 3.
Class Parent Meeting - Week 2 Tuesday 6-2-18
Thank you to all of the parents that were able to attend the class meeting in Week 2. I hope it gave you an insight into the learning environment in which your child comes to each day,
I know people are very busy, so I have uploaded the slides that were used during the presentation.
Feel free to take a look and see me if you need further detail.
Growth Mindset in Room 2
All About Ourselves : ADJECTIVES!
PATHS Kid of the Day - Compliments Term 1
Term 1 History Excursion :
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Museum & Lord Forrest Olympic Pool Heritage Site
Constable Care Incursion
Mathematics Games To Try At Home
This term we have been working on place value into the thousands, basic number facts and telling time to the quarter hour (o'clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to). We use online games to practise the skills. Feel free to try the games out at home.