HWEO: Update: Alliteration Poems

by Ann Owen on May 23, 2018

The students have completed their Never Alliteration Poems and would like to share them with you. I hope you enjoy reading them!

Alliteration Poems by 2B

Alliteration is when you repeat the beginning consonant sounds of words, such as “big blue baseball bat” or “round red robin.”

Writing alliteration poems is a terrific creativity engagement. Not only is it an easy way to write a poem, it’s a great way to get their brains working. You’ll need to brainstorm a lot of alliterative words, and then form them into sentences that make sense. Some students ran out of ideas so they used a dictionary to hunt for words that would go with the rest of their alliterative verse.

This is the poem that Jack Prelutsky wrote that inspired us to write alliteration poems.



A Note from Swimming

by Ann Owen on May 21, 2018

Hi Parents,
We are currently doing Water Safety in our PE Aquatic Programme with Lower School students.  So far this term, we have covered Lifejackets, Safe Entries to Water and Survival Swimming skills along with practicing improvement of swimming strokes and technique correction. 
A big emphasis for this age group is on safety – in and around water. 
Next week, we would like students to bring some spare old clothing with them to experience what it feels like to be in, thread and / or swim in water with clothes on. 
For Wednesday’s lesson (May 23), can you please pack some spare old clothing for your son/daughter and preferably white/ bash colours that won’t come off in water – A top and pants are enough.
Also bring a bag to put the clothes in after. 
Teachers are aware that some students may be nervous / anxious on the thought of going into water with clothes on and will act accordingly. 
Teachers will also be helping students rinse out the excess water from clothing after their class. 
Finally, from next term (next academic year) all swimmers will need to wear a swim hat uniform in the pool. This is common practice in all pools for hygienic reasons and to stop hair getting caught in the drains and filters. There are a limited number of CDNIS swim hats still available in our stock. The hats cost $20 each. If you would like to purchase a hat, please see a member of staff at swimming pool office. 
Kind Regards,
Swimming Team


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Student Showcases!

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Optional Dress as Your Favourite Dr Seuss Character on Friday!

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