Alice Smith is a busy school and this week has been no exception.
Over the weekend, nearly 60 of our primary students from Pre-school to Year 6, took part in the annual KLASS triathlon with many of our students taking the top positions. They were recognised and celebrated at Assembly this week, and there will be a full report on the event in the next issue of KLASS Times. Congratulations and well done to all our athletes who took part.
On Monday, our CHQ Clubs and Activities sign-up for Term 3 opened and by the time it closed on Thursday, over 1500 club choices had been selected. The system worked smoothly and parents will receive confirmation on club choices on Tuesday 1st April.
On Wednesday, we welcomed many new prospective parents to our third Pre-school Admissions afternoon. As usual, interest is very high and the children eager and enthusiastic. Also on that day, we held our annual KLASS Novel Knockout competition organised by our librarians, Mrs Barb Reid and Mr Rob George. This is a very popular event and this year, we had 23 teams of our Year 5 and 6 students competing. The winning team will represent the school at the national competition at ISKL in May.
Swimming Galas have continued with much splashing, shouting and cheering. This week it was the turn of Years 1, 2 and 5 and all the galas were well attended and supported by parents.
At the weekend, the Primary Campus Music Department is hosting the FOBISIA Primary Performing Arts Carnival. Twenty-five of our most talented musicians along with 250 musicians from 17 other schools in South East Asia will come together to perform as part of a large choir and orchestra. They will also have the opportunity to perform in a number of different performing arts workshops during the carnival. On Sunday, 30th March at 2pm we are holding a concert to showcase all of the students’ hard work. This will be held at the Secondary Campus. Good luck to all our performers.
Importantly, we took time mid-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 Tuesday, we evacuated the buildings in a record time of 6 minutes. The children are now 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 spent time this week reminding the children about the different procedures as well as listening to the different bells and alarms.
Finally, you should have received today your child’s Term 2 report which comments on their effort, reviews their progress against the targets set in the first term and indicates areas for future development. Next week, there is an opportunity to attend a Parent Teacher Conference as well as meeting with our Specialists. Please note that on those days, both libraries will be open until 4.30pm for children to wait for their parents.
We look forward to seeing many of you at school next week.