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Head of Primary Message Week 27

A short week but no less busy. We ended the week with an insightful Parent Workshop with a focus on self-regulation and wellbeing. We have added a copy of all the resources and presentation materials here on the ISB Primary Newsfeed. We really hope parents find the information and resources useful as we know it is always interesting to see how our approaches in school can be mirrored at home.

Term 3 Extra Curricular Activities (ECAs) will begin on 1st of May. A full overview and sign-up information has been published here on the Primary Newsfeed.

Next week is Eco Week ♻️ across the school and we have shared an overview of various activities taking place here on the Primary Newsfeed. The Secondary Eco Committee will be selling a pot, soil and seeds next week for $1 as part of their wider fundraising. Those who purchase a pot and seeds will be entered into a competition to see who can grow the best plant over the coming weeks. If you would like to sign up, please fill out this short form 📮 so that we have an indication of numbers.

We are delighted to relaunch the ISB Primary Stories podcast. There are stories from the ISB Library, stories from famous voices and stories from ISB staff & students for the entire ISB community to enjoy. Podcast stories are great for all the family, whether at home, in the car or out and about. Take a break from screens and enjoy a great adventure.

We are always looking to add more stories from around the world. If you have any suggestions, or would like to read your own story, please let us know. 🌏 All we would need is an audio file (could be recorded on a phone for example) and we can do the rest. Audio files can be shared directly to me as a message in Seesaw. We would love to feature new stories from around the world.

Congratulations to those who have beeen on stage during our Assemblies this week. Special recognition to Javen and YuLun for their incredible vocal performances. No less than a standing ovation! 🎙️ 🤩 👏

Applications for our Lunchtime Rangers will close after this weekend. Thank you to all the students in Year 3 to Year 6 who have already applied by responding to the activity within the Special Events folder on Seesaw.

This week, Year 6 have been exploring a new text and writing about what they see, think and wonder, Year 5 have been learning about entrepreneurs, Year 4 have shared habitat survival kit presentations, Year 3 found a mysterious egg within their year group, Year 2 have been multiplying, Year 1 have been sharing into equal groups, Reception have been reading, writing and creating, Kindy have been digging for dinosaur bones and Pre Kindy have been making friends with a stick insect.

You will also continue to see examples of your child's writing progress over time added to Seesaw. We are incredibly proud of the progress students have been making from drawing to representing writing, to making marks and scribbles, to forming letters, to strings of letters written left to right, to fully formed words, to short phrases, to accurately written pieces. You can read more about your child's writing journey at ISB here on the Primary Newsfeed.

We know that sometimes information can be tricky to find. Therefore, we have created a new thread here on the Primary Homepage containing all the important information about our learning. All the posts with more details about different subject areas and our approaches all in one feed.

If you have any questions, or would like to find out more please do not hesitate to send me a message in Seesaw.

Mr Michael Everett | Head of Primary

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