Thank you to the Year 1 team for this week’s post. It looks like the students have had a very creative few weeks!
This term the Grade 1 students have been busy exploring family history, culture and traditions. They have brought to school things that represent their own culture and talked to their peers about their family traditions and beliefs. Continue reading
Before their primary school years draw to a close, the Year Six students participate in a bunch of exciting activities, one of which is the Canberra camp. Thank you to Year Six students for sharing the highlights of their trip. Continue reading
Hooray! It’s Book Week. Although I think every week is a ‘book week’ (without the costumes), I do love this special celebration. If you need some ideas for the parade (because there’s still plenty of time!), check out previous Book Week posts.
Thanks to our tremendous librarian Ruth for this week’s post. Continue reading
Thank you to Patricia Incerti for this week’s post about the KPS English as an Additional Language (EAL) program.
Each year there are many new students starting at KPS. Some of our students come from other countries and arrive in Australia with little or no English. They find themselves having to adjust to a new place, new home as well as a new school. I asked some of our EAL students their reflection on coming to Australia and being at Kew Primary School. Continue reading
Thank you to Madame Payne for this week’s post.
At Kew Primary School we are now well into our exciting journey towards becoming a fully accredited International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) school. How then, you may wonder, has the introduction of the IB PYP worked with the teaching and learning of French in particular? Continue reading
Thank you to Ellie, Izzy and Mila for this week’s wonderfully comprehensive look at the Buddies Program.
Every Tuesday, the year fives meet with their Prep buddies and they spend time together. It’s a great opportunity for us to learn some leadership skills and it helps our buddies’ social skills, their fine motor skills as well as their manners. Continue reading
Thank you to Year 3 student, Ted, for his report on the middle school excursion to the city.
On the ninth of May we went on an excursion to the city to look at the impenetrable structures the city has come to show. What are they and some information you ask? I’ll tell you! Continue reading
Thank you to the Junior School team for this week’s post –
Year 1 and 2 students have been working hard over the past few weeks exploring water in our world. Under the trans-disciplinary theme of ‘Sharing the Planet’ students have delved into the central idea of ‘Our world relies on water’. Continue reading
Thank you to the Prep Team for this week’s post.
On Monday 6th May, the Preps had an incursion from CERES. We learnt all about worms and ‘mini beasts’. Alice, from CERES, brought in a bunch of exciting resources including millipedes, slaters, worms, insect hotels, a toy worm called ‘Wormie’ and magnifying glasses. The preps inquired into cycles, composting, bugs in our school environment and how to attract more bugs to our school. Continue reading
Libraries are evolving spaces – yes, they are home to books but they are also places for learning in all sorts of ways; they provide a sanctuary when we need some ‘quiet time’; and they are meeting spot for various other activities. I happened to listen to a fantastic podcast this week, Palaces for the People, which described libraries as ‘social infrastructure’, and stresses the importance of them in our lives. If you have time, the podcast is certainly worth a listen but if not, know that the KPS Library is doing all the things that we need from good ‘social infrastructure’. Our librarian, Ruth, gives us a snapshot of a week in the Library –
Each class has one session in the library each week. In this time the students listen to a picture story book, return and borrow books and then settle down to sustained silent reading. Continue reading