Meet Karen, our Acting Principal

Thank you to middle school students Annabel and Tilly for interviewing Karen Overall, our Acting Principal (spoiler alert: regarding footy, there’s yellow and black in the answers!).

Where were you before you came to Kew Primary School? I was the Principal at Belmore School. This is a school for children who have physical disabilities and health impairments. Continue reading

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Eye spy the Tour de France

It would be reasonable to call the term two holidays a ‘sports break’, with the soccer and cycling dominating television screens and resulting in some very late nights! Carla Temple tells us a bit about the Tour de France, including a game to get kids engaged in the race.

On 1 July 1903, sixty pioneers set out on their bicycles for the first ever Tour de France. After six mammoth stages (Nantes – Paris, 471 km!), only 21 “routiers”, led by Maurice Garin, arrived at the end of this first epic. Having provoked a mixture of astonishment and admiration, le Tour soon won over the sporting public and the roadside crowds swelled. The French people took to their hearts this unusual event which placed their towns and their countryside in the global spotlight. Continue reading