A warm welcome to the school year 2018/2019. Welcome back to all our returning families and a special welcome to our new families. I look forward to a wonderful year together as we support your children on their learning journey for 2018/2019.
We have had a very settled start to the year – all the teachers and students have found their classrooms, new friendships are being forged and new routines and systems are being embedded. The whole school, as is tradition, have launched into a two-week ‘Brainwave’ unit where all the students are learning about how the brain works and what they can do to make it work even better, and this, in turn, will help improve learning. Hopefully, your child has shared with you some of the exciting and engaging learning experiences they have taken part in already.
Our first meeting for the year takes place on September 5, 2018, and it is the Early Years and Elementary School Parent Information Evening. The evening is designed to give parents of students in Early Years and Elementary School the opportunity of meeting their child’s teachers as well as giving all of the teachers the opportunity of presenting their programs and expectations for the school year.
Our format for the evening is as follows: We will have an optional session from 18:30 to 19:00 for new parents to the school. During this time we will have information tables for the specialist subjects of German, Music, Sports, Art, Student Support, Counselling, and English as an Additional Language (EAL) set up.
Parents are free to visit the tables and obtain information sheets about the subject and speak with representatives from each department during this time.
Also from 18:30 the Library will be open and parents will have the chance to speak with the Librarians about the library program and upcoming events. The main part of the Parent Information Evening then begins at 19:00 in the Aula.
- 19:00 – 19:20 Introduction in the Aula
- 19:20 – 19:45 Session 1: Presentations from Early Years and Elementary School teachers
- EY – Homerooms
- Grade 1 – Conference Room
- Grade 2 – Elementary School Library
- Grade 3 – Middle School Library Classroom
- Grade 4 – Multipurpose Room
- Grade 5 – Homerooms
- 19:50 – 20:20 Session 2: Opportunity to visit homerooms to see the learning environment. Parents with more than one child in Early Years and/or Elementary School have the opportunity to visit the classroom of their second child and meet the teacher.
I look forward to seeing you all on the evening of September 5. Wishing you all an enjoyable weekend.
Early Years and Elementary School Principal