By Beth Downie | Posted: Thursday October 31, 2019
What an excellent three weeks we have had celebrating our amazing school's birthday!
The first two weeks of term 4 have been consumed with our 150th reunion and creating memories not only for our guests but for our current learners also. You would have no doubt heard about our birthday party week that filled with a lot of laughter and fun activities. The bouncy slide was a hit as was the visit from the ice cream truck. The movie and popcorn was a great reward for the hard work our team had been putting into writing letters for the time capsule and the bags the attendees received. Unfortunately due to the bitterness of the weather, we had to postpone our planned sports afternoon. Hopefully, we can reschedule later in the term.
All classes contributed to the Kaikorai Museum and the rooms were set up with interactive displays for our guests to engage with. There were cardboard construction displays of schools of the future with accompanying videos, virtual reality tours of our school, scanning QR codes to reveal exciting thoughts about the upcoming camp, Minecraft tours of the school - all visitors to the classes commented on the skills of our learners and their ability to talk so confidently about their projects.
We had a fantastic group of Year 5 and 6 pupils who acted as our ambassadors and tour guides that took our guests on visits through the classes. They spoke articulately explaining what school is like for them, about our programmes and what makes our school so amazing. They all did an amazing job.
Our swimming sessions with Just Swim are going well and we thank you for offers of help walking to and from the pool.
Our current unit of work to take us through to the end of the year is all about Structures - both man-made and in nature. We are on the lookout for any parents who can talk to our students about construction, architectural design, using technology to design structures and structures that occur in nature. Please get in touch if you can help us.
The Senior students are heading to Balmacewen Intermediate on Tuesday 12th November for the Science Roadshow. This is an 80-minute show that has two live shows, hands-on displays, and experiments and is linked to our unit of work on structures. More information can be found here https://www.roadshow.org/content/scienceRoadshow/about.php .
As always, thank you for your ongoing support and please do not hesitate to get in touch with myself or the senior teachers if we can help in any way.
Beth Downie and the Senior Syndicate teachers.