The younger children are having a visit from the police, Melissa’s and Laura’s groups visited the local post office and the older children are about to start writing to pen friends.
As usual, we entrust this activity to our senior students. Six different children from year 5 and 6 led the proceedings and this year they increased the number of poems written about the war and ANZAC Day, along with music, handmade wreaths and a minute of silence.
All of the groups will be studying the Community theme this term and each home group will look at it through a different lens, from community organisations such as the Fire Brigade etc all the way through to the older students who will look at our parliamentary system and elections.
We have a very busy last three days with the Athletics this afternoon (rain permitting), the Travel Expo tomorrow and a visit from the Easter Bunny on Wednesday. And thank you to all the parents who have offered Options for next term.
The 5Rs will have an integral role in this year’s performance. However, I am seriously thinking of making it 6Rs as the word “Relationships” keeps popping up as we meet to discuss aspects of our school review.
A BIG thank you to all the children, parents, grandparents and staff members who came to our working bee on Saturday. It was so nice to see everybody, children as well, working in the gardens to freshen up our grounds and prepare them for planting.
Our 5Rs – Respect, Responsibility, Reliability, Resourcefulness and Resilience – form the basis of our social education at Village School, and the greatest of these is the first one: Respect.
On Saturday March 13th starting at 9:30am we will be holding a Village community event, a Village Farm Day. Hope most of you will be able to make it, even if only for some of the time.
There have been a few changes in the curriculum choices this year and various parents have queried why. At the end of each year, the teachers review what has happened over the year. We discuss our successes and also things that could have worked better.
Not what we were expecting, but never mind, it will be all over by Thursday, we hope! We’ll need to change our plans around the whole school BBQ and meeting, parent-teacher interviews and sport for this Wednesday.