From the Stage Coordinators
02
August
2013

From the Stage Coordinators

Ryde Eisteddfod, Infants Shakespeare and forgiveness

The John Colet Choir of 25 children from 4th, 5th and 6th class entered in the Ryde Eisteddfod earlier in the week and performed beautifully.  They looked very smart in their uniforms and many thanks to the parents for presenting them so well.  Although they didn’t get a place, they sang very sweetly, but made a few mistakes. Mrs. Miles commented on their good sportsmanship – they were all very cheerful afterwards, even though they didn’t gain a place.  In this they were fine representatives of the school, along with their good manners and consideration.
The Infants’ Shakespeare dress rehearsal, with a Primary audience, was very well received and we would like to whet your appetites by saying how wonderfully well it went.  This is of course the first time we are using the lunchroom, and thanks to the Catering team for accommodating this by having “breezeway lunches”.  We’ll save the congratulations for the end of next week!
Progress (2nd Class) and Scholarship (4th Class) Testing also took place this week. The Progress Testing, done by Robert Allwell & Co., is a good diagnostic tool to help the teachers in assessing progress.  Some ICAS results have been returned with several Distinctions and Credits.
Thank you to all the Macquarie Parents for the good work put in at the Working Bee.  That event was also the occasion of the school participating in National Tree Day.  Alex Delien organised the planting near Top House of a White Aspen to mark this Day – this is a “bush tucker” tree with beautiful white blossoms.  Many thanks to those who attended.
Mike MacDonald generously gave his talk “Unleashing Your Parenting Super Power” to a group of parents and teachers, and he was his usual informative and amusing self.  Many thanks to all who attended – and of course to Mike himself.
Forgiveness is our behaviour theme for the next few weeks, and the children are reminded of this practice many times during the day.  This is based on the Biblical understanding in the Lord’s Prayer and calls for a generosity of spirit.

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