What’s Happening in the Primary College?
The past fortnight has been such a busy time with Book Week and Fathers’ Day activities as well as sporting and academic programmes.
The Book Parade on 22 August was an outstanding success as staff and students alike entered into the spirit of Book Week and nearly everyone came in costumes representing one of their favourite books. It was exciting to see the incredible support from our parent body and the children had such fun!
I am sure all the dads enjoyed being spoiled on Sunday with the gifts children purchased from the P and F stall.
It was wonderful to see so many fathers at the Prep Fathers’ Night and the Prep – Year 2 chapel/assembly last week. Your attendance at these functions sends such an important message to your children – that you are interested in their school life. Thank you to all who were able to be there.
Last week The Life Education group presented a session on Cyber Safety to each of the Year 6 classes. This was a very important presentation as we live in an increasingly challenging world where young people need to know how to negotiate the cyber world safely.
Our Year 5 Oz Tag teams performed admirably at a recent carnival with the girls’ team being the overall winners and the boys’ coming third. This was an outstanding result and we congratulate Mrs Stott and all the players.
Your children may have come home recently with the news that many classes are using some white board tables to work in collaborative groups. Teachers are using these tables in a number of ways to support student learning.
The Spelling Bee in Term 3 produced some excellent results and the House Points have nearly been finalised – only one Team Spelling Bee Competition to go! By Week 9 we will know the final result and all will be revealed. This has been a very exciting house competition and the team events for Years 3 – 6 have shown that we have some excellent spellers in each class.
Those of you who have younger children will appreciate what a fantastic job Mandy Ward and the team of wonderful volunteers do in promoting healthy eating in the Kitchen Garden Programme. Here is a lovely email (printed with permission) from one of our grateful parents. We love this sort of feedback as we are convinced that KGP is such a valuable aspect of our lower primary curriculum and guides our children into healthy eating for life.
Just a quick THANKS for getting both my boys to eat something green last week (yes even Jake!) Both came home saying how delicious the green quiche was, so we made it again for dinner the other night….thanks too for giving me one more meal that our whole family likes (that’s a very limited few things, most of which aren’t too healthy!).
Finally, please remember that our College policy is that shoes must be worn at all times on school grounds. This is a safety issue and this was reinforced last week when a piece of rusty tin was found in the sandpit. Although we check regularly, shoes need to be kept on at all times to ensure your children’s safety as there are often “visitors” in the grounds on the weekends.
Cheryl Bryers, Head of Primary