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Dear parents and carers
3 way student/teacher/parent conferences
3 way conferences were held earlier this week. It was great to see parents taking the opportunity to come up to school and find out about their child’s current learning and achievement and discuss the targets that have been set for this year with their child and the teacher.
We would welcome any feedback you have, particularly in relation to whether you found the scheduling of two year levels on the same day helpful. Please ring, email or stop, either myself of any other member of the leadership team, for a chat on the playground.
Year 4 Learning Journey – ‘Sharing the Planet’
Year 4 students staged a very successful learning journey for parents last week to showcase their learning from their ‘Sharing the Planet’ unit of inquiry. Students were able to clearly demonstrate their understanding of the central idea of ‘Living things share, compete and impact on their environment.’ Their understanding of the key concepts of causation and responsibility was also evident in their ability to discuss habitats, animal adaptation to the environment in order to thrive, food chains and the impacts and imbalances in ecosystems. Well done to all students and to the Year 4 team of teachers and education assistants.
Ms Belinda Greer, the Chief Executive of ESF visited the school on Monday morning. She spent time in Year 1 talking to students and teachers and also met with a small group of Year 1 parents to gather feedback on the transition between ESF kindergartens and Year 1. A big thank you to those Year 1 parents who kindly found time to come and join the discussion:
Staff CPD – Student Wellbeing
We have a staff Professional Development Day on Monday 22 October that examines student well being. The focus is on the importance of friendships, particularly reciprocal friendships, as a key aspect of student social and emotional health and wellbeing. I will provide further information on this topic in the next newsletter for parents.
Please note school is closed on this day, with the first day for students after the mid term break being Tuesday 23 October.
Best wishes for a safe and restful mid term break.
Monday 15 – Friday 19 October Mid term break – school closed.
Monday 22 October Staff CPD day – School closed
Tuesday 23 October School resumes after the mid term break.
Wednesday 24 October Year 1 parent volunteer session 1.30-2.30pm
Wednesday 24 October Year 5R trip to Hotel Icon
Monday 29 October Year 5K trip to Hotel Icon
Wednesday 31 October Year 5B trip to Hotel Icon
Friday 2 November Year 5J trip to Hotel Icon
Friday 2 November Year 4-6 Assembly, Year 4 hosting
Tuesday 6 November Year 1 2019-20 prospective parent information evening
Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 November School Photos
Typhoon Relief Day
On September 16th, Typhoon Mangkhut significantly impacted Hong Kong. Many communities are now needing our support with clean up and relief efforts. In order to support our community, on October 30th we shall hold a Typhoon Relief Day.
To support this, we ask that your child wear casual clothes to school and provide a $20 donation. The donations will be used by Feeding Hong Kong to provide emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine. This fund will also support longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild.
Year 6 Netball
We played our first netball match in Fa Hui park, it was the best thing that ever happened to me! It was so much fun watching the amazing Typhoons play SCAA, they were a very tricky team. Unfortunately The Typhoons lost but as soon as they finished it was our turn to play against ISF Lions. First Miss Bryant sorted our positions for playing on the court and I started as WA and that is one of my favourite positions. It was so fun but unfortunately we lost but it doesn’t matter as it was only our first go.
By Hettie Wightman 6M
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