This week we found out about living things at our local community park. We used inquiring tools and recorded what we found. Friends were very enthusiastic and principled hiking up “the mountain” and sharing the park space!
RB is bringing in stories and photos about how they are responsible for animals, plants, and the environment at home. We are communicating our ideas with pictures and words to get a better understanding of what it means to be responsible. We introduced a sea animal environment in the water centre and a mud hole to explore! A great link to home is to participate in Earth Hour, Saturday March 25th. RB pledged to turn off their lights at home for an hour at a time they would usually have lights on! We also talked about this story to share ideas of taking responsibility at home.
We buddied up with the Amnesty Club this week to create thank you cards to show our thankfulness for people in our lives. Friends drew cards for family, aunties, friends, security guards, Upper School buddies, Santa, bus mothers to share their gratitude! We were especially proud of friends who thought of someone outside of their family to make a card to share.
Please go here with your child to read about their learning this week:
Things to Remember this week:
- On Wednesday, March 29th Reception classes have a field trip the Aberdeen Reservoir Children’s Walk. Students will be leaving from and returning to school on the bus to explore living things we share the world with. Please send your child in their PE uniforms, along with a water bottle, small snack, insect repellant, sun screen if needed. We have parent volunteers from each class joining us on the bus and at the walk. If you wish to join and you are not volunteering, please meet us at the venue at 8:45 for AM and 12:45 for PM.
A note from the Lower School Admin Team:
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.
3.The Book Swap for Pre Rec-Grade 2 will be Thursday, March 30th before school in the 12th floor cafeteria! Students can bring in books to swap one-for-one. If they don’t have any books to exchange, they can pay $10 for a used book. Kids can also use their leftover Flower Fair tokens at a rate of 2 tokens for 1 book. There will also be a selection of brand new books at reduced prices. So many easy, affordable ways to get “new-to-you” books! So please come to the 12th floor cafeteria before school on Thursday 30th March for the Pre Rec-Grade 2 Book Swap!
4. If you will be leaving early or extending your Spring Break holidays, please inform us so we may notify the school nurse and plan accordingly.
5. Please mark the dates of April 27th and 28th in your calendars. Reception students will have their Student Led Learning Reviews (SLLRs) on these days, where children take responsibility for guiding families through their learning. Each session will last up to 45 minutes. Students come to school only for their scheduled 1 hour time on these two days. More information about the reviews will be coming soon, and next week parents will be asked to start the sign up process. Watch a video from last year on the right of this page to get a taste of the SLLRs!