Welcome back to Term 4! We hope you have had a fantastic break and are ready for the final term for 2015!
BLAST: Was a great success last term. Classes will continue this term with some exciting new inquiry investigations. Be sure to pop on in and see what exciting things are happening in classes. Remember that BLAST stands for: Big Ideas Learning Asking Questions Sharing Thinking Critically
Teachers and students will cover topics and themes that are based on Student Voice and Teacher Passion. We want children to be learning how to learn – developing an identity as a ‘lifelong learner’ and having a greater emphasis on a more holistic approach – the interconnected nature of knowledge, not discrete subject learning. We will be creating freedom for students to move purposely from one learning environment to the next, supported by educators who have the opportunity to flex with student curiosity, need, passion and direction.
Important Term Four Dates:
Week 1 - Thursday 15th - National Shake Out Drill
Week 8 Monday 30th - Walk Through Xmas (year 1-3) Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd - Year 1-3 Lorax Production
Week 9 Monday 7th - Primary Prizegiving
Parents and caregivers, please feel free to pop into the classroom anytime and check out what your wonderful children have been learning. If you are not able to visit, don’t forget the class weeblys are up and running, and contain all the latest news and information for each room.
We thank you once again for your continued support.
The Primary Team
Year 1 - 3 production
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to experience a performance of The Lorax. All of the year 1-3 classes have been busy learning songs and making costumes all term, and we wish to share all our hard work with our friends and families.
In order for everyone to see our wonderful show, we have decided to put on individual performances for the families of each year group. You do not have to book tickets - there will be sufficient seats IF you come on the day designated. If you are needing to come on the Friday 1.30pm performance, please email Nick McNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can keep track of the numbers. Year 1 families - Thursday 3rd December at 10am Year 2 families - Thursday 3rd December 1:30pm Year 3 families - Friday 4th December 10am Extra performance (for those who can not make other times) - Friday 4th December 1.30pm The cost of the show is a gold coin donation at the door. We all look forward to seeing you at our performance of The Lorax!
Year 4-8 Athletics Day
The sun was shinning and the children were all dressed in the bright house colours ready to participate. Check out the photos below of the amazing athletics day we had. Congratulations to all those students who made it through to the next round.
Jump Rope Day
Check out the photos of our Jump Rope For Heart morning that we had last week. Everyone had such a fun time. Reminder that all money is due by the end of Week 3, please return this to your classroom teacher.
primary school pool
At the end of Term 3, the very clever Mrs McDougall organised a portable pool (heated by the way) to be installed at school to help teach our young students to swim. Over the holidays this pool was constructed with the help of many people, a humongous thank you to all those that did help. Check out the photos of the construction of the pool.
Your child's teacher will inform students when they can begin to bring their togs to school.
jump rope for heart
This term (Week 2, Friday 23rd October) the Primary students are participating in Jump Rope for Heart. Please help support our students with their sponsorship toward this amazing cause.
Life Education trust
Life Education is a health education programme for students from Year 1 – 6 which is linked to the Health and Physical Education curriculum. All students from Years 1 - 6 will be participating in at least 2 sessions with the Life Education facilitator in the mobile classroom. The cost of this is a gold coin donation which needs to be given to your child's teacher.
Thames Valley Speech Compertition
Well done to Trinity & Sebastian who represented MBAS in the year 4-8 Thames Valley Speech Competition. Huge congratulation goes out to Sebastian Ross who placed 1st in the Junior Section.on. The combined scores of our competitors meant that we also won the speech the cup for the top school.
Thames Valley Cross Country
Congratulations all students who participated in our Thames Valley cross country competition on the 26th of August. It was a great day for all.
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