There have been some other interesting events this week at the primary campus.
An incredible science fair put on by Year 1; U11 basketball match at GIS with honours shared - each school winning one match each; Year 5 Music Moments; Miss Hawkins’ assembly; an ever expanding mural on the wall next to the basketball court; more ‘Rainbow Children’ appearing on the wall near the Key Stage 1 playground (thanks to our Reception children and Mrs Oliver); an Early Reading workshop for parents and the Year 5 trip to Petrosains. Year 4 were very lucky to be visited by Malaysia’s first astrophysicist, Professor Dato Mazlan Othman. She explained how and why she set up the KL planetarium, how she managed the first Malaysian mission to space and why she is known as the ‘Alien Ambassador’ worldwide.
70th Anniversary Competition (Reception to Year 6) - 3D printer
Can you design the transport of the future? Would you like your design made using our 3D printer?
Would you like the Alice Smith school children of 2046 to see and hold your design in 30 years’ time?
If the answer is ‘Yes!’, then please read on to find out more!
How do you think Alice Smith students will get to school each day in 70 years’ time? Can you draw a design to show transport of the future? How will children get to school? Will it be by car, bus, plane, scooter, bike? You decide!
We would prefer you to use a free piece of software called Google Sketchup to create your design, or alternatively submit your design on A4 paper. Please remember to put your name and class on, address your design to Mr Verity and leave it at the school office by Wednesday 19th October, 9:00am. If you want to submit your competition entry by email, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be one winner, who will have their design made on our 3D Printer (complex designs may take a bit longer - so try to keep your design relatively simple). The winner will get one copy to keep and one will go in the time capsule that will be opened again in 2046. Good luck and happy designing!
Year 6 School Prefects and Helpers
As part of our citizenship programme, we encourage the development of student leadership throughout the Primary Campus. There are many positions that any child, dependent on age, can aspire to. These opportunities help the children to experience what it is like to be a member of a community, helping them prepare to play an active role as citizens as they grow up. To become a Prefect or School Helper, the students were invited to write a letter to the Primary Leadership Team, explaining why they should be chosen and what qualities they felt they would bring to the role.
Year 6 Prefects must lead by example at all times, in their behaviour, the respect they show to others and their school uniform. A prefect’s role is varied and to be awarded a school prefect badge is considered to be a privilege. They have a variety of responsibilities which include:
Assisting during assemblies
Showing visitors around the school
Working alongside the teachers to promote positive behaviour
Working in the office at lunchtimes
Helping the nurse and other support staff
Representing the school on special occasions
This year, the letters were of a particularly high standard and at assembly on Monday, we were delighted to award the following students their badges.
Congratulations to the following students who were selected as Prefects:
Front row L - R: Raisa, Erin, Tayyab, Sanya, Jordan, Agathe
Back row L - R: Hannah, Jeremy, Derrick, David, James, Arif, Layla, Tatiana, Sophie
Absent: Matthew and Anousha
Our school helpers play an important role in our playtimes and lunchtimes and we value their contribution to our school life. They receive training to help them fulfil their role. We have teams of helpers who are assigned to support FS and KS1. They have a variety of responsibilities which include:
- Organising and leading games with our youngest children.
- Demonstrating how to share and co-operate with others.
- Being responsible for equipment on the playground and putting it away at playtime and lunchtime.
- Helping children who are upset or hurt and bringing this to the attention of the adult on duty.
- Being role models to others.
Congratulations to the following students:
Front row L - R: Lara, Zahra, Noah, Wesley, Shawn, Anyaa
Back row L - R: Ana, Emily, Denisa, Hyatt, Aaliya, Alicia, Lulu, Cally
We wish them all the best in their roles and a successful year ahead.
Year 6 House Captains
It has also been a very exciting start to the school year for the Primary House system with the appointment of the new House and Vice House Captains. These roles are available to Year 6 children who nominate themselves for the position and then write their own speech which includes: what qualities they have that make them a good captain, what they have done to show they support the school and the house system and why they should be voted in.
On the 26th September, they delivered their speeches to all the children in school. The confidence that each and every one of them showed was amazing including: humour, house chanting and even including cuddly toys to appeal to our younger pupils, within their speeches. The speeches were very well written and demonstrated just how fantastic each one of them would be in the role.
We would like to congratulate the following children for being voted into the roles for this academic year:
Muir House Captains: Thaysa and Mansur
Muir Vice House Captains: Imogen and Aaren
Fairfield House Captains: Kurush and Georgina
Fairfield Vice House Captains: Razali and Uma
Fleming House Captains: Seb and Annabelle (absent)
Fleming Vice House Captains: Sid and Charlotte
Scott House Captains: Mia and Finley
Scott Vice House Captains: Millie and Joshua
They will now be focusing on planning fun and exciting events for the Houses to compete in throughout the year. We wish them all luck in their roles and a successful year for all our Houses.
Finally, you will be aware that Deepavali occurs at the end of our upcoming half-term holiday. To help celebrate this wonderful Hindu 'festival of lights' at school, we would love for all our students and staff to come into school dressed in traditional Deepavali outfits on Friday 21st October.
Principal - Primary Campus
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