Family, culture, and traditions

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

Year Six visits ONC (Our Nation’s Capital)

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

Book Week 2019

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

Reflections from our EAL students

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

LE FRANÇAIS AND THE IB PYP AT KPS

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

Our Prep Buddies – through year five eyes

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