After the excitement last week surrounding Student Led Conferences, Week Eight has proven to be another week of engaging experiences for our Primary students. Year Six have spent the last four days at Treasure Island camp, in the picturesque setting of Pui O. Under the supervision of skilled camp instructors, our Year Sixes have been involving themselves in a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, survival tasks, kayaking, gorging, beach clean ups and much more. Thursday evening was a particular highlight as students gathered to enjoy a camp dinner. Teachers have been very impressed with how students have engaged with the experiences on offer, working in teams and supporting each other. I am sure that our Year Six students and teachers will be enjoying a well-deserved rest this weekend! Next week, it is our Year Fives turn to go on camp and we are sure that it will be an equally rewarding experience for them.
On Friday, we were delighted to welcome parents to our first year level assembly of the year. Our Year Fives worked hard all week on their individual items and were delighted to have the opportunity to share some of their recent learning with an auditorium full of parents. Although we have limitations on audience numbers, due to social distancing measures, we are delighted to be able to bring year level assemblies back as part of our regular schedule. We value these important opportunities as authentic experiences for students to display their learning in a purposeful setting. Year Three will be our next year level to present for parents and further details regarding specific dates for all upcoming assemblies will be shared in year level newsletters.
Although we are coming close to the end of the term, there is still much for our students to look forward to. Our swimming program for Years Two, Three and Four will commence in Week Nine. AISHK places significant importance on our swimming program as part of our PDHPE curriculum. Developing skills and confidence in the water is an important skill that students will be able to use throughout their lives in a number of settings. Next term, students in Prep and Year One will commence their swimming programs and many are already eager to have their first opportunity to use our school’s pool.
The final week of term will be Chinese Week. This is an important part of our Chinese program and a celebration of Chinese culture within our school. Students will have the opportunity to experience different facets of Chinese culture including Kung Fu demonstrations, a dragon dance and musical performances which are just a few of the events that students have to look forward to. On our final day of term, students are invited to come to school in Chinese dress and we look forward to seeing both the week and term finish on a fabulous high note.
Deputy Head of Primary | Christopher Bird