The joy and magic of a long weekend

How is it that an extra day can feel like so much more? (And how is that the extra day plays havoc with the following week, leaving you doing your ‘Monday things’ on Tuesday, your ‘Tuesday things’ on Wednesday and so on….?!). Sophie Apperly and the Year 2 classes reflect on their long weekend break. Continue reading

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The Billy Carts Program

There’s one activity that Year 6 prizes above all others – the billy cart program. Every year, it’s greeted with excitement and enthusiasm (and envy from all the other year levels!). Chris Athanasiadis explains –

This blog was written by four of our Grade 6s: Rachael, Bharat, Abigail and Anand. They were extremely excited when they learned that they would be writing a blog on our Billy Carts incursion and program. We are lucky enough to have an amazing billy cart program that has reached cult status at our school and is something that students look forward to from their early years at KPS. We are all very excited to see what amazing designs our Grade 6s will come up with this year and how the hard work and process of building, collaborating, leading and designing our billy carts will create an electrifying race that stops our Kewmunity!

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Swimming Sports 2018

House Swimming

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

Year 4 Camp – how did you think about it?

When asked about school camp, kids will often talk about what they did, what they ate, and how late they managed to stay up. Year 4, who recently went on camp to Mount Evelyn, have reflected on their trip in a slightly different way, using  Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats.

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How will we say ‘Happy Holidays!”?

Thank you to Ali Duffy and Shelley Ware for our final post of the year. However you choose to celebrate, we wish you a happy and safe holidays.

Did you know that families at Kew Primary speak over 20 different languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, Persian, Korean, Hungarian and Thai, to name but a few! An amazing 41% of enrolments at Kew have a language background other than English. Continue reading

Blooming Talent in the Art Room

Thank you to Michaela Strelec for this week’s post on the art program –

The beautiful thing about art is how diverse and far-reaching its effects are.
During Term 4, students have worked with a variety of materials and tools.
In the first three to four weeks of the term, students were continually refining the essential building blocks of drawing. They learnt a variety of drawing techniques (hatching, cross-hatching, contour lines, stippling, blending and rendering), dependent on year level. Continue reading

KidsFest Fun

Thank you to Ally Papoulis for this week’s blog entry –

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