Our International Week has been a true celebration of the diversity of nationalities and cultures within our school while the wide range of activities, themed around The World Cup, have kept the children fully engaged and excited with their learning right up until the final day of a very busy term.
The International Food Fair (lasting three days!) was outstanding and the food prepared and served by our parents utterly amazing. When we asked teachers and children to give some “WOW” words to describe this food extravaganza they gave the following; delicious, yummy, plentiful, varied, delectable, beautifully presented, awesome, incredible, best day of the school year! It has been wonderful to have so many parents involved in this event creating positive experiences and powerful memories for all the children. This is school-home partnership at its best and we extend a huge THANKS to everyone for your support and contributions.
Throughout this term the students have been working extremely hard with their learning and taking full opportunity of the rich educational experiences offered to them through the formal and enriched curriculum. In addition to the challenging learning experiences within the classroom each day, children have also been involved in so many more fun and exciting experiences to help them develop new skills and inspire learning. Such experiences include; educational visits in the Shanghai area, Themed Learning days, class assemblies, Global Classroom challenges and debates, fund raising events, ECAs, music recitals and many sporting fixtures. Lots of great learning, in lots of varied contexts, with lots of fun!
The End of Term 2 reports were sent home yesterday giving you information about your child’s progress and attitudes towards learning. I am sure you will be happy with their efforts and achievements and willing to encourage and support in the areas where perhaps a little more effort is needed. Please do praise their engagement and recognise that after all this hard work, the children are in need of a well-earned break from the routines of the school day. While school learning will be paused, real life learning will be happening so do take this time with your child to TALK and engage them with everything going on during the week, especially if you are travelling or spending time with extended family. Have a wonderful break and we look forward to seeing you all after the holiday.
Thanks for your continued support.
- Niki Meehan, Head of Primary