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19
April
2018

Welcome Back

Welcome back to all the students who were away for the Easter break. We are happy to see that you have enjoyed your holidays and are now ready to work through term 3! It will be a very quick term as with the school trips abroad, the end of year show and award ceremony to prepare not to mention the expeditions, charity events and special boarding activities, the eight weeks will fly by!

Welcome Back

Written by: Mr. Barry Fitzgerald Categories: School Life

18
April
2018

Thinking of others!

WELCOME BACK - we hope that everyone had a lovely Easter break!

Thinking of others! Our students demonstrate thoughtful actions everyday but we were especially proud of Eliza who decided to cut off 21 cm of her beautiful hair during the holidays to donate to The Little Princess Trust. The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. Eliza explained she wanted to do it to help others, and she felt great knowing her actions would have a positive impact on someone else. Well done Eliza, we are proud of you!

Thinking of others!

Written by: Mrs. Danielle Allard Categories: Academic

23
March
2018

IMYC & IPC units for Term 3

The IMYC units for Term 3  

We are now moving towards the end of the current IMYC units and preparation is under way for the entry points for the final units next term. We are planning a whole-day activity to launch the three new ‘Big Ideas’. If we look at these themes and relate them to what is going on in today’s world, it is clear to see their relevance in our everyday lives. The Big Ideas for the summer term are as follows:

Year 7: Collaboration

‘When people work together, they can achieve a common goal’.

Year 8: Communication

‘When information is shared accurately and clearly, the end result is more effective’

Year 9: Leadership

‘For better or worse, one or more people can use influence so that others aid and support them’.

 

Cubs and Minis will be experiencing some fantastic new units in Term 3

Reception will be doing a unit called Sand and Water where they will finding out where water comes from and what creatures live in the water. They will also be doing a unit called Treasure, all about pirates and precious stones.

Year 1 and 2 will be learning all about the circus including what the circus was like in the past and how they have changed.

Year 3 and 4 will be learning all about chocolate including where and how it is grown and how it is changed into an edible treat!

Year 5 will be learning about refugees and the history of migration in their unit called Moving People.

Year 6 will be doing a new unit called Climate Control, where they will be looking at how the planet is affected by climate change and how we use and make energy.

Please support your child`s learning over the holidays by talking to them about these topics so they will be ready for their units when they return!

IMYC & IPC units for Term 3

Written by: Mr. Derek Lineham Categories: Academic

22
March
2018

Writing Awards

All of the Cubs and Minis were asked to write a story in response to listening to a piece of adventure music. They had to complete this piece of writing independently and each child`s wiring was marked using the Ros Wilson criteria during a moderation meeting.

Congratulations to our `Best Story Writers` and `Best Effort in Story Writing` winners featured in the picture below, we are proud of you all!
 
Enjoy reading an entry from a Reception child and Year 6 child.

 

Reception

 

Year 6

writing awards 1 writing awards 2 writing awards 3 writing awards 4

Writing Awards

Written by: Mrs. Danielle Allard Categories: Academic

19
March
2018

Epraise points

As the term draws to a close, we have been finalising the individual totals for the epraise points for the winter term. In the Junior classes, only two students did not reach the 20 points required for a Bronze Award. We are hoping that all the Junior students will be awarded at least the Bronze certificate next term. Sixteen Juniors reached the Silver milestone and Yaroslav, with 59 points, was only one point away from the Gold Award! We know what he is aiming for next term!

Congratulations to our top epraise winners in the Cubs and Minis, we have had many children receive a Gold Award this term. The epraise points are linked to the IPC & IMYC Personal Goals – Enquiry, Thoughtfulness, Cooperation, Respect, Morality, Resilience, Communication and Adaptability. The children can also receive or lose points for homework, general behaviour, organisation and presentation.

The points will go back to zero for the start of the summer term, but the running totals are kept in hand and used to calculate the overall academic prizes at the end of the school year. These are presented at the Parents’ Day Ceremony in June.

Epraise points

Written by: Mr. Derek Lineham Categories: Academic

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