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School Fair – Tomorrow Saturday 2 Nov 12.00pm-4.00pm
Final preparations and setup are underway for our school fair tomorrow starting from 12 noon and finishing by 4.00pm. This event is undoubtedly the biggest event on the school calendar, so do come along and support the PTA and school by helping out or participating in the many activities on offer. There will be numerous student performances on the central stage as well as the usual range of food, drink and commercial stalls as well as games, activities and entertainment for students. It is always a great opportunity to catch up with other members of the school community, either friends or acquaintances so fingers crossed for great weather and a great time for all.
Diwali – rangoli drawing
In the lead up to Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, which took place last weekend we were pleased to have Ms Meena Chainrai come in last Friday and work with all of the year 3 classes to produce a wonderful rangoli chalk drawing to highlight and celebrate this important festival for our Indian students and families.
Year 4 Learning Journey
All students in Year 4 proudly shared their learning with their families on Friday 25 October. At the completion of their Sharing the Planet unit of inquiry, students were confident and knowledgeable when demonstrating their understanding of the central idea “Living things share, compete and impact upon their environment.” Through a performance in the hall followed by displays in the classrooms, parents and guests were informed about the ways in which living things adapt to their environment, the interdependence within ecosystems and the impact that humans have on the environment. The depth of conceptual understanding and scientific knowledge was clear to see, as well as the development of skills such as drawing and writing. Feedback from parents, students and staff has been unanimously positive. Many thanks to parents and guests for taking the time to support the Year 4 learning journey, and to the teachers and EAs who worked tirelessly to make it possible. Congratulations Year 4 students!
Year 5 makers day
The Year 5s had an industrious time during their makerspace workshops over the last few weeks. Various workshops were on offer including sewing, woodwork, knitting, embroidery, crossstitch, joining, paper cutting and weaving. It was a great start to our market day unit, we were able to build up skills to prepare us for creating our products to sell next month.
Year 3 learning Journey
On Wednesday Year 3 shared their learning from their ‘How we express ourselves’ Unit of Inquiry with parents and relatives. Following a short presentation in the hall to explain the central idea of the unit ‘how the arts inspire people to express feelings and ideas’, and show the different skills and techniques they had explored, the focus turned to the classrooms where students set up to display their work and talk through their art works and the feelings and ideas expressed through them. The quality of work produced by students was truly amazing and commented on by many parents. Congratulations to all Year 3 students on their efforts and a big thank you to teachers and EAs for all their hard work supporting students for this event.
Student Council – Impact Hong Kong
From Wednesday, October 30th Student Council started collecting donations for Impact Hong Kong. If you have any of the following items, please bring them into school. The Student Council Team will be at the front gates collecting donations each morning from 8am – 8:20am.
- Mosquito Coils
- Adult T-Shirts (in good condition)
- Sand Sanitizer
- Running Shoes (in good condition)
Donations will conclude on Friday, November 15th.
Saturday 2 Nov School Fair 12.00-4.00pm
Tuesday 5 Nov School Council meeting 4.45pm
Wednesday 6 Nov Year 5L trip to Hotel ICON
Monday 11 – Fri 15 Nov Camp week
Yrs 4r & 4 G Mon 11 – Weds 13, Bradbury Camp, Cheung Chau,
Year 6 Mon 11 – Friday 15, Outward Bound, Sai Kung.
Year 4E & 4H Weds 13 – Fri 15, Bradbury Camp at Cheung Chau.
Year 5 Weds 13 – Fri 15, Treasure Island Camp at Pui O on Lantau
Monday 11th Nov Years 1-3 Author visit – Roseanne Thong
Wednesday 13 Nov Year 3 trip to Sheng Yu Village
Thursday 14 Nov Year 1 immunisations
Monday 18 Nov Parent coffee morning – The Primary Years Program (PYP)
Friday 22 Nov Year 4-6 assembly 2.50pm (Year 6 hosting)
CWBS Office News
On Monday 11th November, Roseanne Thong the award winning author, writer, and educator will be visiting us at CWBS for the Lower School Y1-Y3 students whilst the Upper school are on camp.
Roseanne is a certified teacher of 18 years from kindergarten through to university level and has written children’s fiction, educational materials, pieces for newspapers, magazines and much more.
She has lived and worked in Guatemala, California, Taiwan, Vietnam and Hong Kong and her travels are certainly reflected in her writing.
The students will experience a presentation following themes in their inquiries and how to write like an author.
Year 1 Reaching for the stars: Colours, Numbers, Shapes to support Maths.
RED IS A DRAGON picture book in preparation for the upcoming How We Express Ourselves (Celebrations) unit of inquiry.
Year 2 How ideas become books NOODLE MAGIC picture book
Life of an author making connections with our current unit of inquiry How we express ourselves inquiry
Year 3 Place based poetry in Hong Kong using the picture book GAI SEE. Connecting to Y3 current unit of inquiry Where we are in place and time. Focusing in on HK’s traditions and street markets.
PTA Fair Reminders
Box of Hope
For many years CWBS has collected Boxes for the Box of Hope foundation. This is our main charity which we support at Christmas time. This charity collects shoe boxes filled with essentials and other items for less fortunate children in parts of Asia. We are encouraging the students to give generously and think about other children in the world.
- All items must be new
- No liquids or food
- Wrap the lid and shoe box separately- Do not seal the box
The Pink Walk
Thirteen members of CWBS staff & students represented the whole school in the Pink Walk on Sunday 27th October at the Peak, fundraising for the HK Breast Cancer Foundation who help people through a difficult time both during and after treatment as well as funding research in finding a cure for this life changing and sometimes devastating disease.
A total of $16,380 has been raised so far!
A pink walk donation box has been placed in the front office – any donations would be gratefully received!
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