Our week began with a very exciting “Cultural Day” on Monday. This was how we were kick starting our next Immersion phase which will be on Identity. We had a lovely assortment of costumes from a variety of cultures from England, Tonga, China, Korea, Russia, New Zealand, India, Africa and Holland. Our day involved participating in a variety of art and craft activities reflecting different countries. We also had some lovely parents come in and run workshops including; Dutch baking, An insight into Scotland, Mexican art and Indian cooking.We also had a NZ workshop where we learnt the Haka and some rugby skills.
This week we have been focusing on the concept of ‘Respect.’ We have been learning how this relates to how we work with others and how we care for our environment. We will continue to reflect on this daily. Please discuss this concept at home and help support students with tidying up after themselves and showing respect for others feelings through their words and actions. Here is a link to a story from our Bucket Filler sessions where a boy called Felix is learning how his bucket can be filled or emptied through his own and others actions. Take a look at this at home together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4gjjB3PWu8
We are continuing to reflect as a team on our planning systems and have begun to set up planning boxes for groups of students to access follow up activities. This is something that is a Work in Progress and is encouraging the students to self manage their time and resources. We will keep you informed on how this is going.
Our Pins workshops continue to be a great success feel free to contact us if you would like to run a session next Friday.