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Head of Primary Message Week 12

Congratulations to all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 students who took part in Sports Day this week. Some exceptional skills and teamwork on display and it was so nice to welcome a large number of parents to the event too. As ever, Mr Morley and the PE team did a fantastic job, supported by the Sports Leaders from Secondary. Thank you also to the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 staff teams who ensured the event ran smoothly and fun was had by all.

Will you be sending a postcard to space? We have had some wonderful postcards delivered to the Primary Office so far, ready for blast off. There is still time to add your postcard to the ISB collection before the launch.

This week, a group of students from Year 3 to Year 6 visited Mahakarya Institute of the Arts Asia to record the voices for Episode 2 of Rez and Tang. We have posted a photo gallery to the Primary Newsfeed to give you a sneak peak behind the scenes. We can't wait to release the full adventure soon.

Congratulations to all our certificate winners this week. We are very proud of our ⭐ Stars of the Week, ✍️ Writers of the Week, 👏 House Point Certificate winners, 🔢 NumBots and TT Rock Stars champions. All certificates are added to Seesaw (as well as being presented on stage in Assembly) to ensure a permanent record of each student's achievements. Sangang (blue) House have opened up a lead in the House Point completion for Term 1. I wonder if they can be caught before the December break...

Each year, we work on a number of school priorities. This year, we are taking a closer look at International Mindedness and Mr Mark Rossow is leading this project.

As part of this work, we have invited parents to participate in a short questionnaire. The data you provide will help us to move forward in this important aspect of school life. The link to this questionnaire can be found within Seesaw messages and will remain open for a few more days. Thank you to those who have responded so far.

This week, we have also launched our Library Super Six. This is a way for us to ensure every child in Primary enjoys the benefits of an extensive reading diet, an integral part of our learning journey. We want students to enjoy reading, to naturally feed their curiosity with words from real books. We want students to go on amazing adventures through time and all around the world and we want to open doors to worlds they never knew existed. If we nurture a love of reading, the future is very bright.

This week Year 6 have been investigating shadows, Year 5 have filled their classrooms with hyperbole (pun intended), Year 4 have been writing character descriptions, Year 3 have been writing persuasive letters, students in Year 1 and Year 2 have had some amazing Outdoor Learning opportunities, Reception have been been very active, Kindy hosted a Show & Tell and Pre Kindy have been out and about on the bus.

Please note that next week will be the last week of ECAs for this term. There will be no ECAs in the final week of term. Information regarding Term 2 ECAs will be sent out in due course.

Have an enjoyable weekend,

Mr Michael Everett | Head of Primary

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