The end of term is fast approaching and the Primary Campus is a hive of activity. Christmas preparations are well underway; Foundation Stage are busy practising their Nativities, the Christmas decorations have been taken out of storage, the PTA are working hard on the arrangements for the Bazaar and mince pies have started to appear in the office! With just over two weeks left of the term, please do check the school calendar as there are lots of exciting events coming up.
All this week, our Year 6 students have participated in the cooking element of their Year 6 Challenge Award by preparing and cooking, in school, a variety of tasty buffet dishes for the staff at lunchtime. We have been treated to spicy curries, creamy pastas, colourful salads and mouthwatering chocolate and fruit treats. The students worked together to organise which dishes they would like to cook and the results were delicious. They even did the washing up! Well done to all involved.
This week saw Year 2 on a visit to Aquaria as part of their cross curricular learning on Water. Much fun was had by all and the highlight was getting to touch mini sharks.
There was much excitement, shouting and cheering at the Year 1 Sports Carnival today. Events included Coordination Chaos, Parachute Paradise, Rocket Ball Throw and the Space Hopper Relay. It was a fantastic morning of fun; well attended and supported by parents.
In preparation for their own production in January, Year 4 have been performing mini plays in front of the younger students. Based on traditional fairy tales, the students prepared fantastic shows as part of their performance skills practice. The younger classes were engrossed! Class 5S was also on stage today at assembly sharing their proudest moments and special achievements.
Our Parent Workshop this Thursday focused on the use of iPads in Years 5 and 6. It was an interactive session with interesting table discussions on both the benefits and concerns regarding the use of technology in the classrooms. The workshop ended with a request for more sessions, particularly on Google Classroom, for parents. Don’t forget, all workshops are available to view on the Parent Portal.
Importantly, we took time this week to run through all our safety drills with the students. This happens termly so everyone knows exactly what to do to stay safe. During our fire drill on Monday, we evacuated the buildings in a record time of 4 minutes. The children are well practised and were calm, quiet and well behaved. Just as we prepare our students to properly respond to a fire drill, they also need to be aware of the correct response during a lockdown drill or in the event of lightning. The emergency sounds are displayed in all classrooms and the teachers have also spent time this week reminding the children about the different procedures as well as listening and responding to the different bells and alarms.
Looking ahead, The KL Players are setting up the Pantomime “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” this weekend ready for their community performances next week and our musicians are preparing for our whole school Christmas Concert which takes place on Wednesday 2nd December at the Secondary Campus. You can follow all events in school on our Facebook and Twitter.
Wishing you a pleasant weekend,
Primary Campus Assistant Principal - Pastoral, Acting Principal
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