WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!
Grades class enjoying a practical science lesson on floating vs sinking objects
Another term is approaching its final weeks of tuition and we have much to share beforehand. With so much happening around and about us, things can get overwhelming at times. Almost two and half years of the Covid-19 Pandemic have passed and we are still persisting with different variants which add never-ending worries and concerns. Not to mention the current Election Fever bringing its own added complications and concerns! There is just so much anticipation for whatever results and outcomes all these will bring to us in and around our beautiful city and country. We can only hope for the best for our children’s future. With this to remind us all, let me take up a bit of your time to share what is in stock for the rest of this term and a little beyond.
1. TERM 2:
11 weeks duration will end on Friday July 1.
2. TERM 2 HOLIDAYS:
3 Weeks Duration, July 4 to July 22.
3. TERM 3:
10 Weeks Duration, July 25 to September 30.
4. SCHOOL FEES:
All remaining fees for the year are to be paid before the end of the term. Please ensure payments are done on time to avoid disruptions to your child’s schedule next term.
5. END OF TERM CONCERT:
Friday, July 1, is also the end of the current term. This will be conditional as Covid-19 Protocols still applies. Only 1 member of each family is invited to attend, please. Also if you wish your child to participate in the shared lunch contributed by every student, please do bring something for him/her.
Hometime after the Concert — Each class has its own preparations so please ensure to check and read properly requests/instructions from your child’s class teacher. Scripts and costume requirements apply. Students are to come dressed in full school uniforms for formalities. During
the concert, they will change into their costumes or ordinary clothes. *More Specific details to follow via your child’s class teachers! Thank you all.
6. HALF-YEAR REPORTS:
to be released only to fully paid students up to the end of this term.
7. TEACHER IN-SERVICE:
to be conducted during the three-week holiday period.
8. TEACHER-PARENT INTERVIEWS:
These are essential for your child’s development and must be taken between parents and your child’s teacher!
9. THE SWIMMING POOL REPAIR:
is in working condition and the children are really enjoying their splashes when they are able to jump in!
have finally arrived and are ready for distribution to those who had paid! Also, the library bags are here for the same reason.
Playschool children with their animals on land crafts: baby chicks!
Handprints showing words that represent “good manners”
11. ELECTION CAMPAIGNS:
may get out of hand, so please do take care of our children and yourselves. Choose wisely. With all that, let me take you inside to your children to share their news. Please do like us on our FB Page to read about your children! Let’s get started please, thank you.
End of Term Concert
Scripts will be given to the children to practice at home. Please help your child.
Yellow round neck shirt and Black leggings and trousers.
Ms. Matui and Ms. Rutera – Class Teacher & Assistant
12. PLAYSCHOOL CLASS – MS MATUI & MS RUTERA:
Welcome back. The good news is that we are doing quite well. We have covered most of our topics for this term. This term’s theme “Me and My Environment” has kept the children engaged throughout the last few weeks. Many activities about their environment and everything around them have been covered. Most of their work from their craft activities are displayed along the hallway and in the main hall for you to see.
Jolly Phonics Volume 1 (S a t p i n):
Sound pictures. They can say their tongue twisters confidently and sound and blend their 2 letter words.
Numbers 0-10 and Shapes & Colours:
The students are confident with their numbers 0-10 and the use of counting objects which help them make more sense of the numbers.
Social Studies, Science, and Health:
All their topics and now covered and will be doing revision work as well as practicing for their concert.
Numbers, Objects, and Shapes. Counting numbers from 0-30, using objects to help them.
More shapes are now added, including Oval, Star, and Heart.
Science: Living and non-living things:
Children have learned to identify both living and non-living things which include basic characteristics of the two groups. They have learned about the life cycle of people, plants, and animals.
We will be doing our revision work and also continue with our concert preparations. Scripts have been given out and we advise all parents to help children recite and practice at home.
Green Round neck shirt.
Black leggings and black shorts.
Ms. Heagi & Mr. Paul – Class Teacher & Assistant
Learning about animals that fly in the air: bees, butterflies, and ladybugs
Working outdoors to learn about their surroundings and identify objects
13. PRESCHOOL – MS HEAGI & MR PAUL:
Welcome back! We have been having lots of fun with both our indoor and outdoor activities, based on the theme (Me and My Environment). Topics covered below include:
Jolly Phonics Volume 2:
Students continue to sound and blend 2 and 3-letter words, in, an, at, sat, man, etc. Children are confident in reciting their tricky words which include spelling also. Therefore, we continue to ask parents to help them at home.
Social Studies: Environment/Farm animals
Children have learned about their surroundings and to identify the small environment in school eg, playground, classroom too. They also have learned about farm animals eg, cows, and chickens, and are guided by their favourite song “Old McDonald.”
Health: Healthy eating
Bad Food and Good Food, meaning more healthier food and balanced diets. Preschools learned what helps the body, and what kind of good food to eat at times. They have created their own healthy eating plate during their art and craft activities.
The learning this term has been surrounding the theme “MY WONDERFUL ENVIRONMENT & ME.“ This week will see final assessments and assessable tasks taking place.
Punctuality and attendance are important areas our children must improve on. Thank you to those parents who are trying to bring their children to school on time.
Thank you again to all the parents who are supportive and I am seeing improvement.
Homework and Diaries
Homework will end this week. In week 8 we will continue spelling & flashcards to read.
14. PREP & GRADE 1 CLASS – MRS MEA:
Hello and welcome to our class news. We are excited and cannot wait to showcase what we have learned so far. Please parents, kindly purchase a diary for your child as this is an important link between the teachers and parents to communicate.
Concert uniform. Please assist your child to purchase an orange round neck T-shirt black leggings for girls and black trousers/shorts for boys.
**Concert scripts will be given to your child. Practice with him/her at home.
Mrs Mea – Class Teacher
Assessments and reports
All assessments for this term are almost completed and reports will be compiled in due course.
Our colour is “Navy Blue“ shirts to go with black shorts or leggings and white socks. Children will bring home their scripts this week for practice purposes at home. Lastly, I have been observing my children’s progress throughout the term and it is pleasing to see improvement in their performance so far. Their good performances reflect efforts as well. Keep up the good work everyone.
Mr. Mea – Class Teacher
Thank you to those parents who have been very kind in making every effort in paying your child’s school fees. Much appreciated.
Pick up your child on time to avoid late fees.
Celebrating World Environment Day with songs, dramas and poems
The whole school then followed up with a planting activity to end the day
15. UPPER GRADES CLASS – MR MEA:
Welcome to our class news. Let us find out more.
This is always fun. We share ideas through the whole class discussions with group activities too. It is getting towards the end of the term and we will be doing mostly revision work.
Homework days are Wednesday and Fridays. Parents, please check your children’s Homelink diary and comment.
16. LIBRARY CORNER – MS RUTERA:
Hello everyone! At this point, I have not much to add as I am working with the Playschool class. There is not much borrowing and lending going on. I wish to ask parents to also encourage children to continue borrowing from the library to keep up their reading skills. “A Reader is A Leader!”
Ms. Rutera – Library Teacher
16. REGISTRAR – MRS TIONE:
Greetings to you all. Looking forward as we draw towards the end of the term.
Our uniforms are finally here and those parents who have been waiting patiently, we say thank you.
Queen’s Birthday Holiday
Monday, June 13 will be a public holiday. Be safe and take care.
Mrs. Tione – Registrar
Painted faces to imitate beautiful butterflies
Jellyfish crafts from Playschool showcasing animals under the sea
Fish shapes and collages to illustrate life under the sea
Caught red handed! Learning numbers and colours with a familiar shape
now take this opportunity to thank you all for the support you are giving us this year! We look forward to sharing more time together as your child grows into the next levels of his/her grades!
Until then, happy elections and stay safe and healthy now and always!
Blessings & Peace,