[Head of Primary Message] End of Year and 2020 Student Leaders

After a rather disrupted term this year, we will feel that it is has ended very well and students have really enjoyed the last couple of weeks of school. Overall, it has been a wonderful year in Primary with many highlights along the way.  We hosted our first Year 6 Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday evening at AISHK, followed by a disco for the students and a get-together for the parents. It was a great evening as the students enjoyed having their own special ceremony to themselves. We will miss our year 6 students next year, however, for those who are returning to AISHK next year, they are not too far away!

In Prep-Year 2, we held a very successful Athletics Carnival at AISHK. Although we were limited on space, we managed to run all the events as originally planned. Year 2 students had their final assembly on Friday 6 December and we applauded them as they proudly departed the Auditorium ready for Year 3.  The Year 3-6 Swimming Carnival was held at our very own Aquatic Centre, meaning that parents were much closer to the poolside action.

Despite the cold weather, we had a great turn out for Jingle and Mingle on Thursday night with our school Houses singing some favourite Christmas Carols to the audience followed by a whole school Jump Jam. It was a great evening and a very nice way to celebrate the end of the school year.

So, with just 3 days left of school for 2019, we have our Speech Day Assembly at school on Tuesday 10 December and our final assembly on Wednesday 11 December, where the Primary students will have an opportunity to see an abridged version of the Year 6 Graduation and for Year 5 students to give their Guard of Honour to our departing Year 6s.

Year 6 Leaders for 2020
Congratulations to the students below who have been selected for Year 6 leadership positions for next year. These students will be formally recognised in front of their peers at the leadership assembly in Term 1, 2020. There will be more opportunities for all students next year to consider leadership positions including the Student Representative Council, Environmental Managers, Library Prefects and Peer Support Leaders. As I said to the students earlier this week, you don’t need a title to be a leader. There are many opportunities in Year 6 to be leader amongst their peers.

Head Girl: Hanna Wong Head Boy: William Holt
Deputy Head Girl: Samantha Mackinlay Deputy Head Boy: Vihaan Balani
  House Captains 2020
Eucalypt House  Bella Vujanovic Chloe Yule
Eucalypt House  Xavier Gyngell Cai McGunnigle
Waratah House  Imogen Atkins Belle Fung
Waratah House   Thomas Allen Harrison Foulstone
Jacaranda House  Catherine Allison Heidi Bates
Jacaranda House  Nikolas Camo Isaac Cheng
Wattle House  Bridie Benfield Summer Hartnett
Wattle House  William McFarlane Justin Yu

Dental Visit and Parent Workshop Postponed
The dental visits that were cancelled this term have been postponed until Term 1, 2020. We will be in contact with parents of the exact dates early in the school year. The parent workshop on ‘Writing at AISHK’ has also been postponed to 2020. We will offer that workshop to parents along with some other topics throughout the school year that parents are interested in.

Seesaw Journal
For families who are departing AISHK, we encourage you to download your child’s Seesaw Journal. Families who are continuing with AISHK can download the journal if they would like but will still be able to access their current child’s journal next year. When students move into their new classes, their Seesaw profile will be automatically moved to their new class.

From the Primary Division, we wish everyone a wonderful and safe Christmas break.  To the families who are departing us at the end of this year, we wish you all the very best in the future and hope that your child’s time at AISHK has been memorable and leaves them with life long memories of AISHK.

We hope families have the opportunity to spend quality time together at this joyous occasion and we look forward to seeing those returning to AISHK in the new school year!

Brendan Kean | Head of Primary