2 Jun 2017

Peak View – 2 June 2017

Peak School’s latest newsletter is available to read now. Find out the latest news around the school and upcoming events.

 Principal’s Message
 Key Dates
 Golden Book
 Performing Arts News
 Library News
  School Council
 Green Week
 Lost and Found
 After School Activities
 Disclaimer

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents

It was a pleasure to see so many excited children show their parents around the school and share their learning last Friday during the Year 1-5 Student Led Conferences.  This is our third year using the format you experienced last Friday and it is very evident that the children have improved when sharing their learning but it is also evident that parents have also improved in asking follow up questions.  Thank you for taking the time to be with your child/ren.  I know they loved the opportunity.

A big thank you also to those parents who have completed the Student Led Conference Survey.  We value your feedback and would be interested in your experience last Friday so that when we reflect on the Student Led Conferences, in terms of what worked well and things we could do better, we will have feedback from children, staff and parents.

The survey will only take 5 minutes at the most and we would be very grateful if you could take the time to complete it.

Please click HERE to access the survey.

On June 8 we are hosting a screening of Screenagers for our Year 6 children and parents.  Screenagers is “an award winning documentary that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video gams, academics and internet addiction”.

It is very timely, as I have just read an article about a study released last week highlighting that Instagram was ranked as the worst social media platform for youngsters’ mental health.  How many of our children use Instagram?

You and your child are also welcome to attend, the screening of Screenagers on June 8 starting at 6.30pm, if your teenage son/daughter attends a Secondary School that has not screened the documentary.  Click Here for the RSVP link to register.  It is not suitable for children in Year 5 or below.

Have a great weekend everyone and thank you for your continued support.

Warm Regards
Bill Garnett
Principal

Key Dates

Golden Book

Performing Arts News

Congratulations to all our new “Dukes of Ukes” Oliver Kaung, Rose Lyden, Natalie Pang, Cassie  Siu  and  Nicholas Chan who have completed the Ukulele  programme this year.

They will soon receive their official “Duke of Uke” badges and certificates and are now official Peak School ukulele ambassadors.

DON”T FORGET UKULELE CLUB IS ON FRIDAY LUNCHTIMES. (Yrs4-6) parents welcome  too. Come along, learn a few chords and have a jam!

 

The senior choir enjoyed a well deserved pizza party last Friday to celebrate all their hard work for the ESF Primary Choral Concert in March. There was much merriment, plenty of pizza and quite a bit of crazy dancing going on. Well done to the fabulous choir.

Library News

Learning Library Skills, Self-Publishing and a visit to Kathmandu… find out what’s been happening in the Library this month!

May Library News

School Council

On Monday 22nd the Student Council held their first Peak School Cultural Diversity today in conjunction with the United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.  We were delighted to see our Peak School community showing their culture and sharing their knowledge in class.  This is definitely an event we will look to build on next year.  Thank you all for your support.

Green Week

Green Week 5-9th June

Green Week is next week! The Green Group have been working hard to organise activities for this week.

Points for parents to note:

Nude Food: We are aiming for all food brought into school this week to be “Nude Food” i.e. packaging-free.

 

Wednesday 7th June is our Garden Open Morning from 8:30 – 10:00. Changed from the earlier date due to the weather forecast. Please sign up via the Gateway. We hope the weather holds for this event! This is your chance to pop by, have a coffee out on the deck or sample some of our mint tea and see how far the garden has come during the last couple of years. The event will be weather dependant; light drizzle we can manage, but if it is pouring with rain it will be cancelled.​​

Thursday 8th June is World Oceans Day and students are encouraged to “Dress in Green or Blue but Nothing New” on the day. Children can be as creative as they like in designing their outfit, perhaps incorporating recy​​cled material or a message about ocean conservation. The students will be collecting donations on the day to support the work of WWF. A donation of $20 is suggested.

Friday lunchtime is the Green Group Bake Sale with proceeds to WWF. If your child would like to buy something at the sale, please send in a maximum of $20.

Have a look at our Tree of Pledges on the wall outside Mr Garnett’s office. Our staff have been writing pledges to action that they will take to reduce their Carbon Footprint. If you or your family would like join us and write a pledge, feel free to take a leaf from the envelope on the board next time you are in school, write your pledge and pin it to the tree.

Thank you for your support with these initiatives!​​

Jo Bryce on behalf of the Green Group

Lost and Found

Over the weeks, we have gathered many lunch boxes and spray water bottles in our Lost and Found box. The ones with names clearly labelled have been returned to the rightful owner, however the remaining items in our Lost and Found box are those which have no names on them – and there are many.

Please make sure all the children’s belongings are clearly labelled, especially as we approach cooler days, we often do find many windbreakers, sweat shirts and fleeces ending up in the Lost and Found section in the office.

Clarissa Lee
Office Manager

After School Activities



Disclaimer

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