13 Sep 2019

Peak View – 13 September 2019

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

Principal’s Message
Important Dates – Term 1 – Update
Reading and Writing Workshops for Parents
House Captains
All the latest news from the library
New reading platform – EPIC Book Subscriptions
Disclaimer

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

I appreciate your support and understanding re postponing the Mid Autumn Festival from this Friday to next Friday (20 February).  I do apologise if this means you are no longer able to attend but it was the right thing to do.

The PTA have been overwhelmed with the response to the Silent Auction and there are some great items to bid on.  I look forward to spending time with you next Friday at our Mid Autumn Festival (formerly known as the Lantern Festival).

This week in my blog, which you can visit by clicking HERE, I cover the following:

  • Annual Plan – key initiatives for the year ahead
  • Frequently Asked Questions (and answers) – particularly from our new parents
  • Standardised Assessments – what are they and why do we do them?
  • Lockdown Drill – our first practice as a school is set for Monday
  • Homework/Home Learning – expectations and guidelines

Wishing you and your family a very happy Mid Autumn Festival.

Thank you for your continued support.

Warm regards

Bill

Important Dates – Term 1 – Update

Please click HERE for the updated Important Dates of Term 1.

Reading and Writing Workshops for Parents

We would like to let you know about our new English Workshop format. The workshops will now include an opportunity for you to visit your child’s classroom and see some literacy activities in action.

The timetable is as follows:-
Tuesday 22nd October- Y5/Y6
Wednesday 23rd October- Y3/Y4
Thursday 24th October- Y1/Y2

The timings are as follows
8:45am – 9:30am Felix Auld and Anna Casley present information about Literacy at Peak School
9:30am – 10am Classroom sessions.

We look forward to seeing then.

Felix Auld and Anna Casley

House Captains

Last week Year 6 House Captains were elected.  We were very proud of the Year 6 students who were risk-takers and decided to try out for these leadership positions.  To do this Year 6 students had to present in front of Y3-Y6 students from their House: Kellett, Nicholson, Victoria and Cameron.  They used communication skills to present their reasons for applying for this position and also showed self management skills  in preparing themselves and speaking in front of an audience.  It shows great resilience to put yourself forward like this knowing that you may not be successful on this occasion and we would like to recognise ALL the candidates who can be seen in the photo below.

Cameron
Rhiannon Leung

Jayden Yuen
Hayden Wong
Hayden Leung
Shina Tamaki
Colin Leung

Victoria
Lydia Li

Anna Sophie Abe

Kellett
Fred Lam

Kaylee Ng
Kaitlyn Yuan
Julian Ikeda-Thew

Nicholson
Sophie Lee

Ari Chabbria

Congratulations to all of these students for showing leadership by trying out for the position.

This years House Captains are

6W Jayden Yuen, Rhiannon Leung, Lydia Li, Kaylee Ng

6B Ari Chhabri, Sophie Lee, Anna Sophie Abe, Julian Ikeda-Thew

We look forward to seeing how you demonstrate leadership throughout the school.

Many thanks
Tiphany Bloomfield

All the latest news from the library

Library Newsletter with details of our upcoming coffee morning on Wednesday 25th September

New reading platform – EPIC Book Subscriptions

Dear Peak School Parents,

Over the last year we have been reviewing our online services. During this time we have discovered a great resource for Peak School and all our students www.getepic.com This site is proving to be a great asset in the classroom and has replaced the previous subscriptions we had of Big Universe and Wheelers ebooks.

Many of our students would like to access this resource at home, and may indeed have already asked you about it. Unlike our previous subscriptions this service can only be accessed at home through a home subscription – it’s a bit like Netflix for books. The app and webpage give your children access to a huge library of fiction, non-fiction and non-english books through a monthly subscription that can be cancelled at any time.

I would like to stress that that there is no obligation to subscribe, but you may like to have more information about it and so I have attached the flyer that goes with the service and some information about it. If you have any further questions please feel free to get in touch with Epic or with the Library or Mr Hollingsworth.

Rebecca Rigden Green
Librarian

Disclaimer

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