Thank you to the T.A.S.K. Team – Bit McLean, Nat Ryan and Patricia Incerti, for this week’s post.
Parents can have a marked impact on a student’s success with learning to read.
Parents often ask us what they can do to encourage their children to develop a love for reading and so the TASK Team have put together a number of suggestions that may help: Continue reading
It’s been a big year for Library – thousands of books borrowed (with some clear favourites on high rotation); Book Week and the Premier’s Reading Challenge. But that’s not all that happened in the Library – Ruth Woolven reports.
This term we have celebrated our reading achievements across the school. All students completed the Premiers’ Reading Challenge and received a certificate. Books are logged that students read at home, read in class and read in library. Sometimes the students complete the reading and logging themselves and sometimes the reading is shared and the books are logged by staff. The end result is that all students have experienced many, many stories. In fact a total of 20807 books were read between March and September – this is a huge achievement. One benefit in participating in the challenge is that students are required to read a certain number of books from the challenge list – these books are recognised as being quality literature. Continue reading
Thank you to Prep teacher, Laura Ellenby, for this weeks post –
This term we have been looking at ways we can contribute positively to our community. By paying kindness forward to others, we can help the world be a happier place.
We have decided to start our positive journey by helping the new Preps who are entering into our community this term. As a group, we have thought of different ways we can make them feel welcome as they become part of Kew Primary School. Continue reading
Thank you to Katie Braemar for this week’s contribution from the Junior School.
What animal is that? How can we tell?
How do living things interact with each other?
What do living things need to survive? Continue reading
Thank you to Moritz of 5AB for this comprehensive softball report!
After the Kew Primary softball mixed team easily won the district competition, we had to wait a long time for the next stage which was division. After some last minute practice sessions before school, on Tuesday the 16th of October we finally went to division at Myrtle Park. We went up against three other schools, Ashburton Primary, Greythorn Primary and Balwyn Primary for a place at Regionals. Division was a bit more difficult because there were more rules that we weren’t used to playing by, for example, stealing bases. Continue reading
I have a friend who doesn’t know how to ride a bike. It might not seem like a big deal – when you’ve reached 50-years-old and got by without riding, you could safely assume that you’ll manage to bypass bike-riding events for the next few decades. However, as my friend occasionally says, learning to ride represents more – it’s a childhood rite-of-passage, it’s about conquering fear, it’s feeling the wind in your hair.
I’ve encouraged my friend to learn to ride as an adult – perhaps some secret lessons at Macleay Park while the kids are at school?!. She cites the prospect of wobbling along, falling off, feeling out of control, and awkward dismounts as a middle-age-broken-bone-waiting-to-happen but I reckon that given she talks about, she’s psyching herself up – after all, we never stop learning.
The Kew Primary bike education program caters for riders of all skill levels – some kids learn to ride over the five-week program, while others fine-tune their skills. Diamanto Pantazis tells us more about the program.
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