Tuesday 1st September, 2020
Term 3 Week 8
There will arise out of the world's great womb,
Quickening the senses' life, the joy of growth.
Now may it find my strength of thought
Well armed by powers divine
Which strongly live within my being.
Dates to Diary
** Dates TBA **
2020 Term Dates
Term 1 (9 weeks) - Thursday 30th January – Friday 27th March
Term 2 (10 weeks) - Wed 15th April – Friday 19th June
Term 3 (10 weeks) - Tuesday 14th July – Friday 18th September
Term 4 (10 weeks) - Tuesday 6th October – Friday 11th December
Scholarships Now Open
Once again CSSK is offering a limited number of partly and fully funded Scholarships for new entrants to the school. Further information and an application form can be found via this link Scholarships-Information-Application-Form-2020
Enrolment enquiries continue to be busy for new families to the school. Look out for our “Time to Enrol” feature in this weeks local papers. We have vacancies for 2021 in most classes. Contact our Enrolment Officer, Tracey Robertson for full details on Traceyr@cssk.vic.edu.au
Kinder 2022 – if you haven’t already it is time to submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) for Kinder 2022 places, i.e children born in 2017. All applications are offered firstly to those with a current sibling at the school and then via date order of the received EOI payment & form recieved. Please note; to be eligible for a sibling offer the EOI must be received by the end of Week 1 of Term 1, 2021. Contact Tracey for any further clarification.
Although we are not currently running our beautiful Playgroup program onsite, we will resume once COVID restrictions permit it. If you would like to join our Playgroup waitlist, please submit a Playgroup Registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be in touch once we have further information.
We are saddened that we have not as yet been able to have our school photos for 2020. There is a tentative date booked in for Term 4, should the restrictions lift and children have returned to school. However, things are uncertain. If Term 4 does not take place we are working with our school photo provider to have them as early in 2021 as possible. Thank-you for your understanding.
We are currently preparing a number of wooden school desks for sale to our community. They will be sold on a “first in, best dressed” basis and will likely be available for pick-up on the next package pick up day. Stay tuned for more information…
Winter goodbye, Winter goodbye,
You may no longer stay, Springtime is on its way, Winter goodbye, Winter goodbye.
Springtime is slowly coming to our Prep garden, the daffodils are opening their golden petals, the buds on the trees are opening so the blossom and new green leaves can be seen. There are two Grey Thrushes singing and calling to each other. It would be lovely if they built their nest in our garden.
I hope all the Prep families are well and enjoying the Spring sunshine.
Our Story this week is a folktale from Japan, “Issunboshi, the little Inch Boy”. The focus for our Zoom meetings is “My favourite animal”. I am looking forward to seeing and hearing about lots of different animals.
Warm regards, Heather
Class 3 News
Some lovely pictures of the Class Three “All Year Round” Main Lesson! – From Penny Gilbert.
Bread by Sophia
Dish Washing Tablets by Maya
Maya making butter
Maya polished these utensils with beeswax.
My breakfast with the sourdough bread that Evi made me!
I have been visiting the children on Fridays. It’s been delightful to see the children at their homes (outside) and hear how they are going. I played cricket with Evi, soccer with Eamon, had a small fire with Rilla, and Tilly showed me her cute chicken. I look forward to visiting the rest of the class over the next three weeks.
Warm regards, Penny.
Class 7 News
Class seven have continued to work very hard during this main lesson of Sacred Geometry. Throughout Distance Learning the students have watched various tutorials facilitated by Rob to construct various designs. Last week the children focussed on geometrical designs from Boscodon Abbey Chapel; 3D model, floor plan and bell tower. They have also looked at the comparisons between Romanesque and Gothic architecture.
This week the students have drawn a Trefoil, Cinqufoil, and Gothic window.
Keep it up everyone, your dedication and precision is wonderful.
Love Amanda and Rob.
Class 8 News
How uplifting to see the land putting on her Spring coat just in time for Class 8, who are planning their Walking camp from Home this week. They are mapping their walks and creating their week-long menu – and maybe preparing their marshmallows from the recipe Lisa has sent them.
They are also starting to read their Shakespeare Play, ‘As You Like It’ and deciding on what parts they may like to play.
Planning a Dinner Party from a particular country is on the agenda this week as well.
It was lovely to meet up with parents last week. Thank you for the insights into your children and well done on holding the fort at home. It is much appreciated.
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