Week 6: Sept 16-20

Greetings 5C Community,

All hail, Queen Hanbee!

It was an exciting week for students as they arrived to school each day wondering how their day would unfold. The first day they were ruled by a queen, the next day was anarchy, followed by dictatorship and democracy. All of this role playing into different government systems was part of a weeklong provocation into our new unit on governance. Stay tuned, as students are given the chance to design their own governing system for the class.

Literacy and Math
This week students completed their beginning of year math and writing assessments. These will be modified and marked to provide baseline data in order to plan for your child’s learning needs.  

Three-Way Conferences (Sept 30)
Speaking of your child’s learning needs and goals, his year we are requesting that students join the conferences with teachers and parents. It will be an opportunity for all of us, students included, to share our hopes and dreams for the year. You can sign up for a 15-minute meeting conference on Veracross between 10am and 6pm on Monday, September 30. (No School or ASAs for ES)

G5 Overnight Excursion (Sept 25-27)
By now you should have completed the permission and health forms on Veracross for the overnight excursion. Your child should have brought home their gear list of items they will need at camp. 

There are a couple of important notes that need to be shared:

  1. If your child takes daily medications, please ensure these are given to our school nurse before 8am on Wednesday 25th. These should be clearly named with instructions on how to and when to administer them. No medication from home will be administered without the above information and medication should not be kept in a students bag during the overnight excursion.
  2. Mobile phones are not permitted. Students will have access to a mobile phone should they need to phone home. In case you need to contact your child whilst they are away, you can call the ES office during school hours and our DP (Stephen Lush) after hours.
  3. Please label all your child’s belongings. It makes all our lives easier if we can return lost items to their owners.
  4. Parents will receive updates at the end of each day. The platform for this is yet to be decided. Either email or Seesaw. We will let you know as soon as a decision has been made.

An overview of what your child will be doing whilst away is linked here for you to view.

Save the Dates:

September
Wednesday 25th – 27th – G5 Overnight Excursion (Camp)
Monday 30th –  Three-Way Conferences (No School or ASAs for ES)

October
Monday 7th – 11th – Autumn Break
Monday 21st – UN Day

Dinner Time Talk
Which governing system did you feel was successful and why?
What excites you about the overnight camp and what concerns might you have?

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