[Head of Primary] Term 4 Week 3 Message

Term 4 is well under way and it has been a great start. The weather has cooled making for a pleasant time of the year to be at school and adding to the positive mindset of the students and teachers. The extra activities outside of the classroom continue to bring a sense of normality about school, creating a higher level of engagement from the students. Below are a list of few activities that have taken place in the last week.

Assemblies

One of the real treats to being back on campus has been seeing students take centre stage and perform to an audience. The level of excitement for each level as they prepare for their assembly is very high. So far, we have had Year 5, Year 3 and now Year 1 today lead an assembly since being back on campus. Year 1 were brilliant talking and singing about their learning in Science and there is a definite cute factor of seeing these six and seven year old’s on stage. The assemblies have been fun to watch and seeing the sense of pride in students after their performance makes it a very special moment.

Year 5 Leadership Day

We had a fantastic Year 5 Leadership Day this week where the students had the opportunity to hear about what makes a good leader and what they can begin to think about if they are interested in a leadership position in Year 6. Over the next few weeks, students will have the opportunity to apply for a leadership role of either Head/Deputy Head Boy and Girl and House Captain for 2022. One of the great opportunities of Year 6 is the multiple chances to be a leader in various situations. We are really looking forward to seeing these students lead our AISHK Primary Division next year. Thank you to Year 5 teachers for giving the students this great opportunity to develop themselves as leaders.

Mental Health Week

It has been a great Mental Health Week where we ‘tuned in’ to ourselves. Our parents sessions around mental health were well received with another session for parents with children under the age of 12 to be held next week by our School Psychologists, Joanna Chan (Primary) and Bernadette Spencer (Secondary). Please click here if you are interested in this attending this session.

Swimming

Swimming has been very successful for Prep – Year 4 this term. Although some students were tentative as they had not been swimming in a long time, overall there has been a great level of excitement for students when they get out of the pool. We have been fortunate with the warmer weather during the day that it is still a pleasant experience getting into the water for our students!

With a bit over five weeks to go before the end of the year, there is still lots to look forward to for students, parents and teachers and I look forward to sharing more about those experiences later in the term.

Brendan Kean | Head of Primary