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Head of Primary Message Week 34/35

And that's a wrap! ๐Ÿฆœ

Congratulations to the entire Dr Dolittle cast and crew for a wonderful production, full of life and energy. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

I want to extend my deepest gratitude and heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for your incredible dedication, hard work, and passion that brought this production to life. From the actors who portrayed their characters with such talent and enthusiasm, to the backstage crew who ensured everything ran smoothly, to the directors, producers, and designers whose vision made this show possible. Thank you! ๐Ÿ™

Your commitment to excellence, creativity, and teamwork has truly shone through in every performance, and the magic you've created on stage has touched the hearts of everyone in the audience. It's been an absolute joy to watch Dr. Dolittle come alive through your efforts, and I am immensely proud of what you have accomplished together.

Thank you for your tireless efforts, your unwavering support for one another, and for making this show a resounding success. ๐Ÿ‘

Reporting to parents ๐Ÿ‘ฅ

I would like to take a moment to share an important aspect of your child's education: academic rigour and the methods we use to assess their attainment, progress and achievement. We believe in fostering a robust and dynamic learning environment. Academic rigour is a cornerstone of our educational philosophy, and we are committed to providing a curriculum that challenges and engages our students. This approach ensures that each child can achieve their full potential.

Academic rigour involves creating an educational experience that challenges students to think critically, solve complex problems, and develop a deep understanding of the subjects they study. This not only prepares them for future academic endeavours but also equips them with essential life skills such as perseverance, analytical thinking, and adaptability.

To support our commitment to academic rigour, we prioritise both formal and informal methods of assessment. These assessments are vital tools that help us track and understand each child's academic journey. Assessments provide detailed insights into each student's strengths and areas for improvement. This allows us to tailor our teaching methods to meet their individual needs. Regular assessments help us monitor each child's progress over time. By identifying trends and patterns, we can adjust our strategies to ensure continuous improvement.

We believe that parents play a critical role in their child's education. By sharing assessment data with you, we ensure that you have a clear and detailed understanding of your child's academic progress. This enables you to support and encourage their learning.

I have created this brief overview for parents. The hope is that this helps to create a better understanding of our academic reporting.

For a full and in depth look into how we report to parents, we have put together the following page on the Primary Newsfeed. And for students in our Early Years (Pre Kind, Kindy and Reception) please see an overview of the Early Learning Goals.

Just keep swimming... ๐Ÿ 

Primary swim galas have taken place this week and continue in two weeks time. It was amazing to see everyone excelling in the pool and I would like to extend a special thank you to parents for supporting the children and creating a festival atmosphere, I know the students really enjoyed showing you their skills.

Why is swimming such a priority for us at ISB?

Water safety skills, such as knowing how to float, swim to the edge, or tread water, can be life-saving. Introducing all students to water activities early helps them become comfortable and skilled in the water, which can be more challenging to achieve later in life. Swimming is an excellent form of exercise that promotes physical development and it helps build strength, coordination, and cardiovascular fitness.

We know that being confident in the water can boost a child's overall confidence and independence. Mastering swimming skills can give children a sense of accomplishment and self-assurance that extends to other areas of their lives. Developing a love for swimming at a young age can lead to a lifelong enjoyment of the sport and other water-related activities, such as diving, surfing, or sailing and swimming can have positive effects on mental health. It can reduce stress, improve mood, and provide a sense of relaxation. For students, this can contribute to better overall mental wellbeing.

It's been a busy week... ๐Ÿคฉ

This week three more students have Gone Greenย in Times Tables Rock Stars.

Pre Kindy have visited the school nurse, Kindy have been cooking at the sensory table, Reception have been playing a beanbag game, Year 1 have been conducting a water filtration experiment, Year 2 have been learning to tell the time, Year 3 have been publishing books, Year 4 have been designing adventure playgrounds, Year 5 have continued to experiment with reversible and irreversible changes and Year 6 have been creating and presenting their timelines to the class.

If you have any questions about any aspect of school life, please do not hesitate to message me in Seesaw.

Mr Michael Everett | Head of Primaryย 


๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Tuesday 11th June: BJSL Tag Rugby & Netball (BJSL Squad Yr4 to Yr6)

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Tuesday 11th June: Rugby ๐Ÿ‰ & Netball ๐Ÿ festival (non BJSL students Yr4 to Yr6)

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Wednesday 12th June: Kindy visit to JP Petting Zoo

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Friday 14th June: Yr6 Ceremony

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Monday 17th June: Public holiday (school closed)

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Wednesday 19th June: Moving up day (visit new classes and teachers)

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th June: Yr6 to Yr7 Experience Days

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Thursday 20th June: Reception visit to JP Playground

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Thursday 20th June: Yr1 visit to JP Waterpark

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Thursday 20th June: Welcome to Kindy & Picnic ๐Ÿงบ

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Friday 21st June: Kindy to Reception Welcome & Picnic ๐Ÿงบ

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Friday 21st June: Swim Gala Yr3 to Yr6 (see below)

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Thursday 27th June: Yr6 Bowling ๐ŸŽณ

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Friday 28th June : Reception to Yr1 Welcome

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Friday 28th June: Yr5 Young Entrepreneurs Assembly

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Friday 5th July: Last day of term

Swim Gala Times

๐Ÿ‘ฅ Yr3 and Yr4

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Friday 21st June

โฐ 7:45am - 9:15am

๐Ÿ‘ฅ Yr5 and Yr6

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Friday 21st June

โฐ 9:30am - 11am


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