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.
Thank you to Laura Ellenby, PYP Inquiry Leader and Prep Classroom Teacher, for this week’s reflections on the C.A.R.E program –
Our C.A.R.E values guide our actions, our words and our thinking. They lead us to be the best people we can be. Each term we have a C.A.R.E day which focuses on one of these values. We engage in learning experiences in mixed groups throughout the school. These are valuable learning opportunities which push us beyond our comfort zone, helping us to reflect upon ourselves as people. Continue reading
I had to laugh last week when I saw a post on Twitter that read “It’s un-Australian to have two leadership challenges during the week that parents are trying to prepare Book Week parade outfits”. Clearly politics didn’t get in the way of Kew Primary parents – Ruth Woolven reports on Book Week and our wonderful parade.
As we close the book on another Book Week, let’s look at what the students have been doing. Continue reading
*to be read in the voice of a Junior School student*
Dear Mum and Dad,
You know the Book Week Parade* is coming up, right? Well, I really have to get my costume sorted out.
I’ve been scouring Pinterest for weeks. Did you know that there are loads of great costume ideas on Pinterest? I’ve made a shortlist of thirty and I’ll probably have narrowed it down to ten by next week. I can hear you saying that there’s not much time to make an elaborate costume but rest assured that I will have picked my favourite by the night before the Parade. At the latest. Continue reading
Thank you to Theodore and Elika from 5AB for their delightful report on Athletics Day.
Every year, many children at Kew PS tend to get excited when they hear the words Athletics Day and this year was no different! There was much fear that the weather would interfere but luckily for us, the sun shone for most of the day. Continue reading
The first major sporting event at Kew PS in 2018 was the annual House Swimming Carnival. It was fantastic to see everyone in their house colours whilst cheering, chanting and supporting each other. Throughout the day the performances in the pool accurately reflected the schools motto ‘Be Worthy’ as everyone put 100% into every event they were competing in. Continue reading
In week four KPS participated in KidsFest. The Preps did an amazing job at organising and helping to run two very successful stalls. PCC and PAS ran a paper aeroplane throwing competition, and PBE and PAP ran a lucky dip stall.
The children worked hard making wrapping paper and paper planes leading up to the day, and incorporated their knowledge of money to ensure that they made happy purchases on the day. Continue reading
Thank you to Maia from 3/4K for this week’s post –
When I first heard that Kew Primary School would be doing Little Devils Circus Skills, I was immediately excited and was chatting non-stop with my friend about how much fun it will be. Continue reading
The Book Week parade… Every year it thrills kids but sends a ripple of fear through parents, when elaborate costume plans are announced the night before the parade!
Despite the costume-making-mayhem that no doubt goes on, our Book Week parade is always brilliant and 2017 was no exception. Ruth Woolven recaps –