Deputy Head of School’s comment

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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 […]

Head of School’s Comment

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This week we welcomed our 2022 Lower 1st students for their introductory morning. There were only a few nerves (from students and parents!) upon separation, and they settled in very quickly to their new environment, and with their teachers Miss Marley and Mrs Tamborini. Our current 5th Class had the opportunity to meet their young […]

Deputy Head of School’s Comment

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It was wonderful to welcome back our Lower and Upper 1st classes this week. Almost all were pleased to be back at school and to have the chance to reconnect with their teacher and their friends. The return to the classroom has been seamless. The teachers have commented on the fact that it is as […]

Head of School’s Comment

Book a Tour

On Monday, together with our 6th Class students, we shall be opening the Burumurring Playground. Our first day of play in this area will provide some added excitement to what already will be a big day for all our students. Burumurring is the indigenous name for the Eagle, and this space along with our bush […]

Screen free day

So, Screen Free Day, I woke up, and ate brekkie, which was toast and milk, then I went to play badminton and ride my bicycle for a while. But we couldn’t play badminton because the weather was too windy. Later, I played board games with my Mum, ate lunch, & then she went to get […]

Screen Free Day, plus a little bit of tv

I woke up with a start. I was going to login to my teams (as usual) but then I realized I got a break from screens, so I made my bed and got out my book to read. After a while I got up and went downstairs to have breakfast (I had some egg and […]

Screen Free Day recount by Isabella N

Yesterday was screen free day, I really enjoyed it. I started of my day with breakfast, we had avocado on toast, and it was delicious! Then I decided it was time to make a den. I used the couch as a base, then I took the bottom pillow off. Then everything else so that the […]

Deputy Head of School’s comment

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This week we have continued to visit classrooms and have had some interesting and enjoyable conversations with the children. At the beginning of each meeting, we pause and as I watch the children gather themselves and become quiet, I am continuously reminded of the value of this very simple but far-reaching exercise. The pause gives the children an opportunity to come into the present and refresh […]

Head of School’s Comment : This too shall pass

zoom session

As we continue to explore our Value of Courage this Term we are now beginning to look specifically on how we respond to change and difficulties that we experience. Life is a process, and nothing stays the same for too long, even though our current situation may seem like it is never ending. Having the […]

Deputy Head of School’s comment

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This week it has been wonderful to get feedback from teachers about how well children are working at home and the efforts that they are putting into their work. One teacher spoke about how proud she was with the level of respect her class was showing during Zoom meetings. Other teachers have spoken about the […]