Friday 22 February 2013

Week 5 Update

Today we took time to remember Feb 22nd 2011. After 2 minutes of silence, Henry played 'Amazing Grace' on his bagpipes, a lovely (and very moving) way to send us off down to the river, to drop our flowers in remembrance of those who died 2 years ago. It was great to have so many parents and members of the community with us. Many thanks to Henry and to the parents who provided extra flowers.

Mathletics is go! In the last couple of days your child should have come home with their password and a parent information sheet, if they signed up for Mathletics home learning. If this hasn't happened, ask them to check in with their maths teacher. Any problems or queries, please email your child's maths teacher.

ICAS: Notices went home this week with children interested in sitting ICAS tests. If you didn't see this notice, class teachers have a supply. Please return filled in reply slips to the office ASAP, closing date is March 28.

Elwing Voyages: Last year we offered our Year 7 students the opportunity to be selected to go on a leadership voyage with Elwing Discoveries, a sailing ship  based in Bluff. Jess Lange took up the opportunity and had a fabulous time, during the first week of this term. We received glowing feedback from Elwing about Jess's contribution to the voyage. The school partially subsided this trip and we plan to do the same next year. Watch out for details in term 4.

Swimming Sports: This event takes place on Friday at Jelly Park. Children have opted to take part. Please make sure permission forms are returned to class teachers on Monday.

Sharpen the Saw: We have finished our Life Education visits and the children have gained valuable knowledge on how the food choices they make impact their well being. Next we move on to look at physical exercise choices and how we can improve our fitness. Please make sure your child brings shoes suitable for running on Thursday.

Library: This coming week it is the turn of Room 18 and 19 to visit the South Library on Thursday. Please make sure your child packs their library card.

Check out the photo gallery for pics of today's 'River of Flowers'

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