We Invite You

We Invite You

Dear Parents,

We are just past the half way mark with our swimming sessions for G1,2,3, and 4.

Our intention at this stage is that your child is becoming more aware of their

–       Strengths and weaknesses within the water

–       Progress thus far within the 3 strokes and survival skills

–       Specific areas that they need to improve in within the 3 strokes

We encourage you to have a conversation with them by asking open ended inquiry questions – Some examples of questions to engage in conversation are –

–       What did the coach tell you that you were doing well in – BACKSTROKE/BREASTSTROKE/FREESTYLE? (just choose one)

–       Which swimming technique/style do you use when swimming under water?

–       What is your favorite stroke in swimming – why?

–       What do the arms do in – BACKSTROKE/BREASTSTROKE/FREESTYLE? (just choose one)

–       What do the legs do in – BACKSTROKE/BREASTSTROKE/FREESTYLE? (just choose one)

Don’t forget that next week is our open swim week. We invite all parents to come along and see what we do in swimming. All visitors must remain on the viewing deck and no photos are allowed to be taken.

Regards – Kit and Karen


SLC and Science Fair

SLC and Science Fair

Student Led Conferences:

I’m sure you have not forgotten tomorrow – Saturday 11th May- is SLC’s. As it a ‘school’ day students do need to wear their uniforms.

The class has been working hard on their SLC plan. Some of it is brainstormed together but then selected and organised individually. Below is part of what we worked on together. Please note the middle column.

Each students SLC will look different and be following a different plan. They have each chosen what they want to show and explain to highlight themselves as a learner.



Wow what and afternoon- unit- that was. Again thank you so much for those who were able to attend.

Each student presented their own idea, learning and understanding and I was so proud of them children They really developed as young scientists through-out the unit.  I have attached a few pictures and the slide show from before the fair. I have also included the presentation I gave at the beginning for those who wanted it.

       G3 Science_ SSIS Keynote WWAIPAT CHI Keynote WWAIPAT    



K4E Initiative: Let’s make International Family Day Plastic Free

K4E Initiative: Let’s make International Family Day Plastic Free

K4E has begunrevolutionary initiative of making IFD a completely plastic free event. This year IFD 2019 is the first phase of the 2 phases of this fabulous project.

And……. we require your utmost support in this matter.

Think of alternatives to plastic objects. How can you REDUCE, REFUSE and REPLACE plastic containers, bags, straws, toys and any other things they can think of in their own lives.

We are looking at reducing the plastic waste in the country food stalls  for this year. We are encouraging the stall owners to avoid using plastic containers, dishes and cutlery for serving their yummy food in.

Sodexo has very generously offered to put out dishes and cutlery for use instead.

At the same time, if attendees need to bring any food away with them, they can bring their personal reusable containers and bags with them to the event.

We request you to help spread this message amongst parents, students and the staff community.

Please join K4E in this first step towards making SSIS a truly Greener school


Leave a comment with some suggestions on how you can be plastic free this IFD….

Fun with Printmaking

Fun with Printmaking

Grade 3 artists have started printing their hand cut symbol designs to create a rotational pattern on a background that represents their symbol’s meaning. We had so much fun testing out our stamps!

Patterns & Printmaking

Patterns & Printmaking

Grade 3 students have been busy working on their third art unit of the year under the theme of How the World Works. They have been investigating the central idea of pattern creates order and harmony by looking at a variety of symbols and patterns to create their own designs.

They first explored the difference between positive and negative space and how that effects design by creating intricate Notans. After exploring space, the students learned about Adrinka symbols created in western Africa. These symbols are used to stamp and decorate clothing and other fabrics.   The students are now designing their own symbol that will be used to create a personal stamp for a printmaking project.

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