Coordinators’ Comments

Next week will be the last week of a long and busy term. At this time, everyone is starting to show the signs of needing a rest. The children have all worked hard this term and really put their best foot forward in so many different ways. On Monday we will conduct our Easter Service and true to form, the 6th class children have stepped up to help out. In particular, two of our senior girls have very willingly lent their services to write a simplified version of the scripture so that the younger children can understand the words from St Luke when they are read by the leadership team. On Wednesday we will have our ANZAC Day service …

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

This morning I had the great pleasure of taking Infants Assembly because Mr Wilcock was away on a conference. As part of our focus on the value of Truthfulness, we are looking at our school pledge. In particular, we were considering what it means to value wisdom. The children were able to tell me that it was about making choices and choosing to do what you know is right and to learn from our mistakes. They were also able to tell me that making that choice over and over again, is how we show that we value wisdom. This is a valuable thing to understand before the age of eight. Di Renshaw Deputy Headmistress …
The children are all busy preparing for our annual Public Speaking Competition. This was held for the first time last year and we heard some excellent speeches from all classes from U1st up. This year is promising to be the same judging from all the hard work and preparation that is being put into it by the children. Each teacher chooses a topic related to a unit that the class has been studying, and the children then must write their own speech, which is delivered to the class. The benefits of this exercise are far reaching for the children. Writing the speech gives the children an opportunity to learn how to effectively convey their own ideas, and giving the …

Deputy Head of School’s comment

It has been great to witness the children’s excitement with all the excursions that are taking place between now and the end of the year. After such a long time where it has not been possible for the children to get out and about, it is wonderful that they get the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company in a different setting. This week our primary students have been at Manly attending Surf School. We had great report from 3rd and 4th class. We will wait to hear from 5th and 6th after today. Lower 1st enjoyed an informative day at Bobbin Head yesterday impressing their guides with some very interesting and well informed questions. There are events planned for …

From our Deputy Head

This week our Lower 1st class children celebrated 100 days at school. They had a wonderful day and much time and trouble was taken by teachers and parents to make it a very special event. The children all dressed up in fabulous costumes and received a specially made bag and a certificate at the end of the day. One of the highlights of the day was a Zoom conversation with a 93 year old gentleman, who spoke with the children and offered this advice, it is not enough to talk about good actions, you have to practise good actions. This, he said to the children, leads to a happy life. Good advice for all of us. Di Renshaw Deputy …

Deputy Head’s Comment

This week we have finally come to the end of what has been a most challenging project, to record our primary Shakespeare performances on Zoom. From what Ms Emanuel has told me, this is the first time that such a project has been undertaken. It could not have happened without the huge amount of work that the children and teachers have put in over the four months. It took a lot of perseverance and determination. Most of all it could not have happened without the support and patience of all the parents, especially with the last-minute change of arrangements with return to school dates. A huge thank you for the generosity of spirit that has made this possible. Di …