Message from Admin

Dear Lower School Parents,

 

We would like to share a few gentle reminders to parents for when they visit our school. While we strongly encourage and value parent involvement in our classrooms and at the school, there area few things we’d like parents to keep in mind in order to facilitate an optimal learning environment for students during the school day.

 

  • The 9/F playground is a huge hit with students, and it is becoming an increasingly popular place for parents to watch their kids. We ask that parents please observe their children from the 9/F foyer and not from the playground itself. The 11/F playground is also not a place to observe your children.

  • Students are not allowed to use the lift/elevator. Please remind your children the lifts are for adults only (parents and helpers welcome), unless the student has a lift pass or is being accompanied to the nurse. This “adults only in the lifts” rule also applies when children are late, not feeling well and when with their parents/helper.

  • In line with our school’s policies and procedures, please refrain from disciplining other people’s children. If parents witness a disagreement or misunderstanding between children at school, please inform a teacher, EA or Vice Principal. Also in accordance with our Parent Code of Conduct, please respect confidentiality by not speaking or messaging about other children, and instead reporting any concerns to a teacher or administrator.

  • The 8/F, 9/F and 10/F hallways are learning spaces; please wait for your children in the 9/F foyer and not in these other hallways or elevator areas.

  • All parents love taking pictures/videos of their children and capturing the special moments at school. Be it during a Spotlight performance, weekly assembly, on the sports pitch, our parents love to catch their child in action and sometimes share the pictures/videos they have taken on social media or with various WhatsApp groups. But please be mindful when snapping pictures of your child that other parents may not wish to have their child photographed/videotaped and their image shared around the world. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

Thank you for your consideration and respect of the learning environment in these matters. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to touch base with a Lower School Vice Principal.

 

Sincerely,

Lower School Admin Team

 

Grade 5 Components of Fitness

Throughout life people go through changes for different reasons.

The kids did a great job, looking at how changes can effect the circulatory system.

CAUSATION-Why do changes occur? Why should I make healthy lifestyle choices?

What responsibilities do we have to monitor our personal well-being?

Here’s a quick look at the responses to the above questions from some of the 5th graders

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What responsibilities do we have to monitor our personal well-being?

 

Why should I make healthy lifestyle choices?

 

Why do Changes occur?

 

 

Components of fitness…

Health Related: Cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, body composition.

Skill Related: Agility, power, balance, speed, coordination, reaction time.

This week we have been looking more closely at Reaction Time.

Message From Administration

A Message from Lower School Administration: Curriculum Nights
Please note that this year we will host two Curriculum Nights rather than three. Grades 3-6 is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20 and Pre Reception to Grade 2 is scheduled for Thursday, September 22. There is no separate Single Subject Curriculum Night. Chinese Studies Teachers will hold their presentations from 5:30-6:15 on both nights. You will also have an opportunity to meet representatives of the the other Single Subjects on the evening in the LLAC Auditorium
For more details about Curriculum Night, please reference the following:
A Message from Lower School Administration: 3-Way Learning Reviews
3-Way Learning Reviews (3WLR) will take place October 6-7 for Prep to Grade 6 students. Pre Reception and Reception students follow the normal daily schedule for these dates. Read a letter from Lower School Senior Administration about the purpose and structure of these reviews. Parents will receive log-in details via email September 8 and can make appointments between September 12-19Click here for instructions on using our online scheduling system.