I keep thinking that life will become a little less busy. But this fortnight has been exceptionally full, with a huge variety of activities here at school.
SRC and Energy Managers Leadership Assembly
This Assembly took place a couple of weeks ago, but I would like to acknowledge the time and effort that these leaders put into their roles. Our classrooms are better places because they choose to help us. Thank you to our SRC members;
5A Isaac Estera and Matilda Dear
5C Charlie Dixon and Sienna McCarthy
5P May Baxter and Charlotte Larcombe
5S Max Butler and Jessica Phillips
And to help us all remember to think about our environment, thank you to our new Environment Managers:
5A Annabel Spencer and Kieran Mecurio
5C Liam Walsh and Mia Shefi
5C Ruishuang Fu and Ethan Reboredo
5S Finley McRae and Dylan Voyles
Last week we were treated to the most amazing recitals and we congratulate all our Year 5 students who participated. A recital is only one brief moment of the many hours of lessons and practice. It is also a test of nerves, and I admire anyone who plays or sings in front of an audience! Thank you to the students who entertained us and to the parents who constantly support them in their pursuits.
Writing Competition Merit Win!
The competition is tough in Hong Kong in everything! But when every school in the city is invited to enter a competition, you start to realise just how very many entries there will be and how special it would be to pull off a win. Lucia Groser did just that and won a merit award in The Standard writing competition held earlier this year. Lucia’s work, although sad, was so insightful. Her winning entry is now published in Dhanara – you can either search for it, or follow this link to read her work. Congratulations, Lucia!
Maths Problem Solving
On Monday, students arrived at school in their House uniforms, ready to use their best mathematical and collaborative skills to solve problems and win team points. Twenty-four problems were posed and the teams had 47 minutes to work though as many as they could. Congratulations on Team Waratah 1: Ruishuang 5P, Amelia 5A, Abigail 5S, Alice 5P and Trevis 5A
What fun we have had during Book Week! There has, of course, been a long lead-up to the week, with the finalist books being presented in Library lessons all this term. Students have voted for their favourites (Mopoke and I’m Australian, Too) and at Assembly we found out that this year’s Children’s Book Council of Australia winners were: Rodney Loses It and A Walk in the Bush.
On Monday, we had a book quiz and on Friday was dress-up day. Our favourite characters who we chose to dress up as, were varied and there was a lot of imagination evident in the many costumes in Year 5 on the day. It was fun to participate in the parade, Book Week Assembly, and later on to see what books were on offer to buy at the book fair in the Library. A big thank you to Mrs. Atkins for the months of planning and a couple of super-busy weeks!
On Monday next week we welcome Scarlett Arnold and her family to 5A. Please do introduce yourselves and get to know Scarlett’s family.
Swimming lessons have finished this week for Year 5. I know that much progress has been made and that will be apparent at our swim meet next term. Please note that WARATAH will have swimming during Sport on Thursday afternoons for the next 3 weeks, so please make sure they bring their swimming kit. Thank you.
Monday, 3 Sept Performing Arts photos (afternoon)
Sunday, 2 Sept Happy Father’s Day! We hope all the fathers out there have a wonderful day on Sunday!
Wednesday, 12 Sept Beach Day (8:30 – 12:00) – please send to school full swimming kit PLUS sunscreen, packed snack and lunch and raincoat
Wednesday, 19 Sept 8:30 Please note that we will have our Values Star Award Assembly on this date. Year 5 will be performing a song they have been practising in Choral Class. All parents welcome!
Friday, 21 Sept Final day of term – Mufti Day – $ 20 for mufti, to benefit the Australian Farmer’s Drought Relief fund- Primary students finish at 12:00
Tuesday, 9 Oct Term 4 classes resume
Suzanne Sinclair | Head of Year 5