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CBCA Lunch with the Stars!

Eight of our budding authors and avid readers from 6th class enjoyed a very special event this week.  On the ‘Hogwarts-esque’ site at ICMS, the Children’s Book Council of Australia hosted an amazing day for students from 20 different schools from around the Northern Beaches. The students were seated for lunch with Australian author Kate Forsyth and had the opportunity to meet and talk with 20 other authors and illustrators.  We were treated to a keynote address from author Tim Harris who spoke about his writing inspirations and participated in an illustration workshop lead by Matt Cosgrove.  The girls declared it was the best event they had been to all year!!  Mrs Slaven  …

Fabulous book week effort by staff!

And our admin team and kitchen staff got into the spirit of Book Parade day too…   …

Our Shakespeare Festival Playbill for Primary students

We are proud to announce our Primary Shakespeare Festival program for 2019.  Each night’s performances will start at 6pm, and will conclude by 9.30pm.  The venue is the Glen Street Theatre.  Bookings open on 4th October from Glen Street Theatre.  Wednesday 30 October3M Much ado about Nothing4I Hamlet5T King Lear Thursday 31 October3D Macbeth4B Richard III5N The Merchant of Venice Friday 1st November6S The Taming of the Shrew (Cirque du Soleil theme)6K Comedy of Errors (1920s theme) Ticket prices for a single Night:Adult – $30Concession – $15Child (16 & under) – $15Family (2 adult + 2 concession/child) – $75 This year we have introduced a discount package for Shakespeare fans who book for 2 or more Nights! Book for …

The benefits of stillness – by an 8 year old

I strongly believe that stillness is a great value because it clears your mind. Would you like it if you were always frustrated and angry all the time? Stillness clears our mind to take our thoughts to the next thing we are about to do and it calms your body down if over-excited. That is why I think stillness is an important value to learn.Some of the things we have to do to clear our minds is letting our thoughts pass away and shutting our eyes. So why don’t you try practising stillness now! Emma F, 3D …

Selective, G&T and Scholarship placements

Eight 6th class students so far have been awarded either full or part scholarships, selective school placements and/or places in Gifted and Talented streams in local high schools.   Most of these students have received multiple offers to various schools and so they have been considering their options.  Well done all! …

One seven year old’s thoughts on the value of “Stillness”

Stillness is one of our School’s core values:  Stillness, Truthfulness, Courage, Service, and Respect.  Here is what Arya K from Upper 1st C wrote on the value for a Teachers Day assembly this week.  “Stillness means you being still and not fidgeting. I have learnt about the value of stillness at school and home. I have shown and practised it by pausing with a still and relaxed body. I know my value is appreciated by every teacher I have learnt with because if you don’t get still you will start fidgeting and get distracted and won’t learn. This makes me feel fresh in my mind. I am grateful for Miss Cipollone for showing me stillness.”     …