Thank you to the Junior School P&F for organising such a wonderful family picnic afternoon recently. It was lovely to spend time as a community. My thanks to our Year 13 student committee for their help in making the popcorn and candy floss. Making use of the pool with the Zorbs floating on the water and the Mini Titans relay activities provided great excitement and fun for girls, parents and staff.
Our annual Swimming Sports was held last week. The Centennial Centre for Wellbeing provided a wonderful venue for this event with the sliding doors open and plenty of space for our girls, staff and parents. Girls competed in individual competition events and house events. My thanks to all of the staff in their support of the girls and their organisation for the day.
Our Year 3 and 4 teachers held their camp information evenings for all parents followed by our parent supervisors’ meetings. I know how much are girls are looking forward to these wonderful EOTC experiences. Thank you to all of these teachers for their work behind the scenes.
What is STRETCH?
Stretch places an emphasis on STEAM (the ARTS and STEM curriculum areas) for girls in Year 4-6 in multi-leveled groups
STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
The Arts – Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music
On a Day 2 and Day 10 in the afternoon our girls will be engaged with learning in small groups with a teacher developing their learning through one specific area. Some examples are coding, theatre sports, digital music, dance, story telling, robotics, CSI, Enviro trash to fashion, science experiments, Italian culture, textiles, movie making, sculpture and art.
Stretch complements our current teaching and learning programmes within the Junior School. It promotes higher order thinking skills and inquiry; collaboration; problem solving; awe and wonder in learning; to have fun. As you can see by these photos the girls are loving these learning experiences.
You are warmly welcomed to attend our St Cuthbert’s Day Service at 11.15am on Friday 18 March in Clouston Hall. I look forward to seeing our girls on our Open Day on Saturday 19 March from 12.00pm – 3.00pm. Each girl has a note in their diary detailing these arrangements.
Ms Julie Gifkins
Head of Junior School