Our Students - Year 3

Room 10 - Miss Nicole Heywood
Room 11 - Mrs Kellie Harring
Room 15 - Miss Leah McMerrin
Room 16 - Miss Rebeca Nolen
Room 7 Miss Gabrielle Nichol/Miss Lexie Turner
iPad Program for Year 3 students
The teachers and School Board have researched current ICT best practice in education and O’Connor Primary School’s current and future capacity to deliver this. With this at the forefront, the School Board has strongly supported the introduction of a 1:1 program for Year 3 students in 2015. We have choosen Year 3 as this year level represents smaller class numbers before moving into middle schooling. Students at this age of learning typically develop a greater ability to work independently and collaboratively; learn from a wider range of sources; explore a wider range of technologies and show deeper reflection on their learning and goal alignment. The children will use the selected device for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. A list of reccommended Apps for Year 3 2017  is included for parent information. Please see this short video on the importance of an iPad program.
 
A parent agreement must be signed so that student iPads can be added to the school network. Please return to school as soon as possible.
 
For purchase options of iPads please visit out iPad information page.
 
2017 Parent Letters (for individual classes please see below)

Room 7 - Miss Gabrielle Nichol and Miss Lexie Turner

About Miss Nichol -

Welcome to Year 3 and the 2017 school year! My name is Gabrielle Nichol and I am the classroom teacher for Room 7. This is my fifth year at O’Connor Primary School, previously teaching in Year 1. I moved to Kalgoorlie from Perth in 2013 and have really enjoyed being part of such a welcoming and friendly community. Out of school hours I enjoy swimming and playing hockey for YM. I love reading, spending time with friends, camping and travelling. I am very eager to get to know you and your child and look forward to working together to guide and support them through their exciting journey in Year 3 with the BYOD program. I am very passionate about instilling a strong sense of independence, confidence and responsibility in my students and look forward to helping them achieve their goals. This year will be full of excitement! Please do not hesitate to contact me throughout the school year. I am available most mornings or afternoons for a quick chat, for anything more detailed a meeting can be arranged by contacting myself or the school. 

On Wednesdays Miss Nichol works throughout the school to assist teachers with the use of iPads in the classroom

About Miss Turner-

My name is Lexie Turner and I am new to O’Connor Primary School this term. I will be teaching in Miss Nichol’s classroom every Wednesday for the remainder of the year.  

I am a local Kalgoorlie girl, born and raised, and I have a passion for teaching in the Goldfields, particularly in my home town. I love spending my free time with my family and friends, camping, travelling, taking my dogs for a walk and playing netball for Mana Wahine Netball Club.  I can’t wait to get to know your children. If you are ever over this way, don’t hesitate to come and introduce yourself as I would love to meet you.

 

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 3 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
Movie viewing 25th July
NAPLAN Online 11th August
Assembly item 5th Sept
 
Term 2
 
Term 1
 
Class Photos
Term 1
Term 2
 
 
 
 
 
 

Room 10 - Miss Nicole Heywood

About the teacher -

Welcome to Year 3 for 2017! My name is Nicole Heywood and I am your child’s classroom teacher for the year.
This is my first year of teaching and I am looking forward to an exciting year with room 10. Previously I have worked as an education assistant around the school and it is great to see a few familiar faces again. I strive to create a welcoming environment for my students and hope to develop positive attitudes amongst the children, to ensure they can achieve their best. I am a local Kalgoorlie girl born and raised. 
 
Outside of school I enjoy playing netball, socialising with friends and family and supporting the local football. My door is always open before or after school for a chat, I am looking forward to meeting you all.
 
If you have any concerns or would like a quick chat, my door is always open before school each morning. If you would like a deeper discussion, please make an appointment by contacting the school. Parent/teacher meetings can be arranged by phoning or emailing the school to make an appointment.
 
Homework 
Students in Year 3 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
NAPLAN Online 11th August
Assembly item 25th August
 
Term 2
Pink Group Swimming 19th June to 30th June
 
 
Term 1
Room 10 Parent Information 7th Feb 
Water Fun Day  - please complete the eform by 3rd March
 
Class photos
 
 
 
 
 
 

Room 11 - Mrs Kellie Harring

About the teacher -

Hello and welcome back to O’Connor Primary for the 2017 School Year. My name is Kellie Harring and I am delighted to be teaching Year Three in Room 11 this year.

I have previously taught Year One for a number of years and I am looking forward to teaching some previous students!

I am a born and bred Kalgoorlie girl and this will be my fourth year teaching here at O’Connor Primary. During my spare time I enjoy travelling, playing netball and socialising with friends and family.

My aim this year is to create a classroom environment, that is safe and supportive, where students feel comfortable to be themselves, become independent and strive to achieve their personal best.  

I can’t wait to get to know you and your child and look forward to sharing an exciting time in Year 3, especially with the BYOD program.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
 
the school or go to the office to make an appointment.
 
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.Parent/teacher meetings can be arranged by phoning or emailing the school to make an appointment.
 
 
Homework 
Students in Year 3 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
NAPLAN Online 11th August
Assembly item 5th Sept
 
Term 2
Pink Group Swimming 19th June to 30th June
 
Term 1
Water Fun Day  - please complete the eform by 3rd March
 
Class photos
 
 

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Room 15 - Miss Leah McMerrin

About the teacher -

Welcome to Year 3! My name is Leah McMerrin and I am your child's teacher for 2017. This is my second year at O'Connor Primary School, after moving to Kalgoorlie from Bunbury with my partner.
 
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending my spare time reading a good book or with my friends and family.  I am a passionate teacher with a love of technology, I am excited to share the benefits of iPads in education with your child and I encourage you to take the time to see how they will be used within our classroom. I also like to encourage a collaborative workspace amongst the students, where everyone is invited to share and expand ideas with their peers to enhance learning. I would love to meet you at some stage through the year and encourage you to drop in to have a quick chat with me or book an appointment for a more in-depth discussion. I look forward to working with you and your child over the school year.  
 
Parent/teacher meetings can be arranged by phoning or emailing the school to make an appointment.
 
 
 
Homework 
Students in Year 3 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/Advicesection.  If you are worried about homework or would like advice, please see the classroom teacher or email the school.
 
 
Parent Letters
Term 3
NAPLAN Online 11th August
iPad research 29th August
 
Term 2
Pink Group Swimming 19th June to 30th June
 
Term 1
Water Fun Day  - please complete the eform by 3rd March
 
Class Photos
Term 1
 
Term 2
 

Room 16 -  Miss Rebecca Nolen
 
About the teacher -
Welcome to Year 3! My name is Rebecca Nolen and I am your child's teacher for 2017. This is my first year teaching at O'Connor Primary School, after moving to Kalgoorlie from Victoria.
When I am not at school, I enjoy spending my spare time staying active or spending time with friends and family.  I am a passionate teacher and am excited to share the benefits of incorporating iPads throughout the curriculum to enhance your child’s education. I encourage you to take the time to see how they will be used within our classroom. I also like to encourage a positive and collaborative environment within the classroom and amongst students, where everyone is invited to share and expand ideas with their peers to enhance learning. I would love to meet you at some stage through the year and encourage you to drop in to have a quick chat with me or book an appointment for a more in-depth discussion.
Parent/teacher meetings can be arranged by phoning or emailing the school to make an appointment.
 
I look forward to working with you and your child over the school year.  

 
 
Homework 
Students in Year 3 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
NAPLAN Online 11th August
 
Term 2
Pink Group Swimming 19th June to 30th June
 
 
Term 1
Water Fun Day  - please complete the eform by 3rd March