The following link is essential for everyone who is interested in the future of our children and I would encourage people to take a few moments to look at it.
The actual animation was produced on behalf of the Australian delegation to the Global Education Leadership Programme (GELP). It makes the case for making big changes in education, to keep up with the big changes that are taking place in society.
While some of the animation is more relevant to high school students the general concepts are ones that will eventually impact on every student. The last few references in the animation are about the new National curriculum that we will start to introduce next year.
Our school is on track in working with skills that students in the 21st century will need, as well as implementing the new English and Maths curriculum at the beginning of 2014.
If anyone is going through their cupboards during the holidays could you please remember our dress-up boxes. We would welcome any donations of clothes, especially coats, hats and uniforms. We would also appreciate any pieces of colourful fabric that could be used in the playground to make tents or cubby houses.
The dress-up boxes are a wonderful addition to our playground and it has been amazing how many students from Kindergarten through to Year 6 who enjoy them. It certainly extends the imagination and creativity of the children as well as encouraging free play that is initiated by the children, not directed by staff or dictated by rules of a particular game.
We will also be after parents/grandparents/families and .... to help with costume making next term when we start preparations for our major concert that will be held in September. If you are at all handy in this area you might like to let your classroom teacher know before your child "dobs" you in.
Please don't forget our Athletics Carnival next Monday. Kindergarten - Yr 2 will hold their own little mini carnival for part of the day with the rest of the school starting the main carnival at 9:00am. We will welcome any volunteers if you have a little spare time to help out on the day.
World Refugee Day - 20 June 2013
As you may know, the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will be commemorating World Refugee Day on Thursday 20 June 2013.
The theme for this year's World Refugee Day, 2013 is "One Family Torn Apart by War is One Too Many". This theme helps us to focus on the impact of war and conflict on families and the role UNHCR plays in helping them survive when they are forced to flee their homes.
World Refugee Day honours the courageous spirit of those refugees who need our support to rebuild their lives and look to the future.The past 24 months have been some of the most challenging in UNHCR's history. Multiple concurrent emergencies have forced more people to flee across borders in 2011 and 2012 than in the previous seven years combined.
This week's assembly wil be held on Thursday at 1.45 and will be led by 4/5M. All welcome.