A different start to our day
On Thursday and Friday mornings this week our students arriving to school were greeted with the beautiful sound of our piano as students and members of our Primary music team, extremely talented pianists performed an array of wonderful musical pieces. Such was the amazement of many of our students that many stood and watched and, at times, needed a gentle reminder that they had to make their way to their classrooms.
This is something we intend to continue with and, as we did in last week's celebration assembly when Rainbow from Grade 4 performed throughout the assembly for our students, involve as many of our students so as they can showcase the many talents, we know we have in and among our students in Primary.
As you will have read in our Mr Short's letter this week, our first Superintendents Lunch was a huge success with the children who were selected from last week's certificates winners enjoying the opportunity to eat in Mr Short's meeting room together with Mr Hopkins. We are really looking forward to our winners from today's celebration assembly for Grade 1 and Grade 2 joining Mr Short next week together with Mr Li.
Our Primary Energy Tree
As the trees around our campus and around our beautiful city blossom, so has our very own NACIS energy tree begun to blossom. The birth of this tree is the brainchild of our school's psychology committee which came about in only their second meeting. In a discussion they were having, they learned the power of positive language. Putting their heads together they worked with our art team to develop their own bookmarks and energy cards. In response to the Arbor Day in March, we have begun to decorate the tree. Our hope is that everyone in our school community will enjoy reading the positivity that is shared upon this tree and provide us with the positive energy much as the blossom in the trees around our city bring smiles and positivity to our daily lives.
We held our Flag-raising ceremony this last Monday with our ceremony hosted by Joey, from 5Oak. Our flag raisers were 5 Oak Stephen and 5 Willow Qing and our flag guards, 5Willow Sophie and 5Oak Jason. These students were joined by Sofia and Evan from 5Willow, Flora, Elsa and Anna from 5 Oak. Thanks all these students’ outstanding performance on the ceremony. Our classes from 5Oak, 5Willow, 3 Blossom, 3 Beech, 3Oak, 3Cypress and 3 Aspen attended the ceremony and stood with pride throughout.
At the end, Lisa from 5Willow gave us a speech, talking about the responsibility to protect our environment. She appealed everyone to be a good environment protector, to make our earth a better place.
Bilingual Book Writers
We have had many fantastic bilingual books returned to school already! A special well done to Amy from Grade 4 Sycamore, who has used the resources on the Global Campus website to create a wonderful bilingual story!
If you would like to follow Amy’s example, and create your own amazing bilingual book, please follow the link below to find out more.
If you choose to take part in this challenge, please submit your work on the Global Campus page, and ask your parents to email a photo of it to your homeroom teacher – you may be able to earn a Global Campus Champion certificate!
As ever, please do not hesitate to contact school if you wish to discuss your child's learning. We will be sharing next week opportunities where parents will be invited into school to learn alongside your children so, please do keep a look out for this.