Happy Holidays to the 5A Community

Greetings 5A Community

Save the Date

Monday, January 6: First day back at school after Winter Break

Friday, January 24: First day of TET holiday break

Monday, February 3: First day back at school after TET holiday break

The week before break is always one full of excitement and exhaustion. 

We wish a huge farewell and lots of luck for the future to Helena who will be leaving 5A and returning to Germany after the break. She will be missed a great deal but we hope that she will stay in touch and let us know how life in Europe is going. Best of luck Helena!

We celebrated Thy’s birthday on Friday and many thanks to her for bringing in some delicious doughnuts that went well with our Home Alone marathon on the last day of the term. 

UOI – Migration Museum Monologues Presentations

Firstly thank you to all the parents who came to listen and support students as they presented their Migration Story. Within the pandemonium of 84 students presenting, the following skills were observed and celebrated.

  • Courage – the ability to do something that frightens or extends oneself.
  • Communication – to express to an audience, using elements of expressive language and connected gestures to dispatch a message that engages the receiver. 
  • Research – to take relevant bits of information from different sources and put it together in a format that makes sense.
  • Presentation – to adjust and vary communication methods to suit different audiences.


This week students completed an assessment to demonstrate how their multiplication and division skills have developed over the past few weeks. They reviewed these and have a clear understanding of their areas for development and extension. When we return in the new year we will begin to focus on fractions and geometry. 


Narrative writing has come to an end, though we will continue to develop our storytelling skills after the break. We will also be starting a new focus on Explanation writing to partner with our Unit of Inquiry into Energy. This week, we finished our class read-aloud Front Desk and will be starting a new story on our return. 

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, safe and restful holiday and I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year for more collaboration and learning. 


Mr Charlie

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