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Head of Primary Message Week 4

During an exceptional week of teaching and learning, it has been wonderful to read messages from parents highlighting the incredible work of staff during this difficult time. Thank you for your continued collaboration and support to ensure this special learning community delivers on our mission: Everyone Excels.

We have launched Inquire and Share It week which will begin on Monday 20th September. You will see the new Inquire and Share class in Seesaw for all students in Year 1 to Year 6. This will be an excellent opportunity for students to share and celebrate their learning with other students from across Primary. The Inspire and Share blogs are all linked to allow universal access. Students will also be encouraged to leave comments and voice notes on posts that inspire them. I can’t wait to see what our students create and share.

Look out on Monday for more specific details within the Inquire and Share Activity feed on Seesaw.

This week we saw families sharing traditional games, spending time together away from screens. The House Challenge Great Work Blogs are full of excellent examples with games shared from different countries and cultures, well worth a look.

The wellbeing of our staff, students and community will always be our priority. This week, we asked students to share their energy levels with us and we were incredibly impressed by the positivity and enthusiasm during this difficult time. It was pleasing to see that the vast majority have found a sustainable routine that is not creating overload. We are very proud of our young learners and the support they receive.

This week the spotlight was on Year 2. Students have been articulating their feelings, problem solving using their Maths knowledge, writing poems, creating rhythms and a beat, discovering the importance of exercise, making their own Maths resources, speaking multiple languages and enjoying stories from the virtual library.

Candidates for Head Boy and Head Girl have been shared with students in Year 3 to Year 6. Voting will take place next week through Seesaw and candidate presentations are also now available to watch. This is a very important decision to make.

School will be closed on Thursday 23 September 2021 in conjunction with the 31st Teachers' Day Celebration, a special holiday given by the Ministry of Education. I would like to share by personal thanks to every member of Primary staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure the learning journey continues uninterrupted.

Mr Michael Everett | Head of Primary

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