"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." — Walt Disney
This quote seems suitable for this week’s news as I greeted students today dressed as a pirate! This fact, along with the splash of colour as unicorns, dinosaurs, Minions, imaginary creatures and evil queens tumbled into school could only mean one thing, the Primary Book Costume Day! What a fantastic effort from our community of children, parents and staff to bring favourite books alive and an amazing way to end a really fabulous week. Well done everyone!
Reading really is essential to a child’s success and the importance of enjoying books together as a family is very valuable. A good book will transform you to an imaginary place which is so unique to the reader and to see a student devouring books is a real treat. A series of workshops, delivered by Mr Driver, is being offered for parents to come and find out more so please keep your eyes open for the workshop aimed at your child’s year group.
On the theme of parent workshops, it was lovely to hear of the success of last week’s Saturday morning Coffee Session on the theme of ‘Wine Basics’. Tomorrow’s Coffee Session is ‘The Art of Illustration’. It would be great to see lots of parents there as the aim of these community meet ups is social gathering ‘by parents for parents’.
Many parents also visited our campus last night for a presentation about the IB Diploma led by Mr. Duckett. Following the presentation, Year 11 students and parents were invited to visit different subject areas set up in the library in order to discuss courses offered within the IB programme. Secondary teachers and student ambassadors were on hand to provide detailed information. Choices of subjects need to be made by December so there’s still lots of time to explore options and meet with staff.
Ms Sue Hill, Principal