Thank you for those of you who were able to come to the Parenting pre-teens can coffee morning. I have attached Dr. Oswalt’s presentation on what makes preadolescence developmentally unique. It was very interesting as she shared her insights and techniques to help us find your footing and reconnect with our children.
Before you consider going out and purchasing your materials, have a think and see if there is an alternative that can be reused or recycled. Be inspired by the key points of ‘fast fashion’ in the netflix documentary, True Cost. Our upcycling designer, Kevin Cheung, is tackling the problem of excess plastic by upcycling. What can you do for your design product?
If you must go out and buy materials, Sham Sui Po is a good place to start. Check out this blog for ideas on where you can go.
This Friday’s DDD theme is Matchy Match Day! Students can buddy up with as many students as they like to wear matching clothing. The 20HKD donations go to Impact Hong Kong. It’s an organisation that promotes kindness to homeless individuals in Hong Kong.
Please show this promo video to your students to help promote this week’s DDD.
Grade 4, 5 and 6 will be starting swimming from tomorrow as part of their PE Programme.
Please note the following:
Swim Hat Uniform
The Aquatic department and PE Department have a PE swimming Hat Uniform policy . Students must wear a swim hat at the pool. Student can purchase their own Swim Hat or purchase them from Aquatics office $20. Each hat is a high quality silicon hat with CDNIS and an animal printed on each side. All students are expected to have their Swimming Hats by week 2 of swimming
This block of swimming finishes on 12th April. As swimming is an important part of their PE Programme and a lifelong skill that all students should have, students are expected to attend each class. Students will only be excused for medical reasons.
Swim staff are aware that some students may be nervous or anxious about swimming and will prepare to make the learning environment safe, fun and pleasant at all times.
Teaching / Grouping
For PE school swimming students from each class are divided into 4 animal groups and although they are based on ability, levels can vary greatly within each class with some classes of similar ability and others having a wider range of swimming ability. As classes change each year, your son / daughter may be in the same ‘animal level’ from last year although they have improved in swimming ability.
For PE school swimming, although we focus on technique and stroke correction, a large part of the class is also focused on water confidence and safety in and around water. We will practice life jackets, safe entries, survival swimming and learning through fun games.
Make up classes
If a class group misses a lesson, there will be make up lessons available. The Homeroom Teacher and Aquatics Department will arrange another suitable time and date. Note, there will be limited time allocations and days available.
Darren McHugh (Head of Aquatics Programme)
What is LEAP?
We would like to use this workshop to build up future leaders and help create excitement about joining Lower School Student Council.
When is LEAP?
What do I need to do?
- Have a look at this program video : LEAP Promo Video
- Students need to return the application forms to their teachers. It is important that teachers fill out the recommendation with detail as we would like strong candidates who are: self-motivated, work well in groups, have strong communication skills, and most importantly are passionate about taking action
- We will come around to collect the forms
Raven- feeding Hong Kong
Bear- Room to Read
Mountain lion- Kids 4 kids
Orca- plastic Free seas
This might be a great way to spend your extra time to be inspired for our new unit!
The January DDD is in support of Kids 4 Kids.