Tuesday 28th of April, 2020
Term 2 Week 3
Thus speaks the cosmic Word
That I by grace through senses' portals,
Have led into my innermost soul:
Imbue your spirit depths
With my wide world horizons
To find in future time myself in you.
Dates to Diary
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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
A little story…
Each week at Assembly our students (and parents) come together to sing and enjoy stories in our weekly assembly. Whilst we cannot do this at the moment here is a little reminder to enjoy. Our Class 4 Teacher, Cathy, has recorded a beautiful story that all children may wish to listen to. The characters will be familiar to Class 4, but we hope you will all enjoy it.
From Acting Principal, Danilo
I hope the first week of learning from home has been a positive adventure for your family.
I have heard many stories from teachers since the start of term, and many from parents, and even a few children!
Without doubt though, I’m sure interacting with digital technologies, the different rhythms and routines, will be posing many challenges for many of you – this is understandable.
Negotiating space and time around other commitments and family members may be difficult for many of us, but these too can be learning experiences we may celebrate.
These times, I believe, will be looked back upon as an opportunity to reconnect with our immediate community. To say hello to neighbours we may pass as we take a brisk morning walk to enjoy the Autumn colours; connect with our garden, digging the soil, planting some winter vegetables, making jam perhaps.
Times to feel gratitude for the family and friends we miss and cant visit, to appreciate all the people who hitherto may have passed by us unseen – nurses, doctors, teachers, farmers, postal workers…..
Warm wishes, Danilo
SharePoint Help for Families
Which folders on my child’s Class page have been updated recently?
Where should I look to find any Zoom invitations for morning meetings or music lessons?
How do I log in to multiple Distance Learning @student.cssk accounts at the same time?
Responses to these and some other frequently asked questions are on the Family Hub – have a look in the Documents folder.
A short 30 minute recorded Zoom webinar – ‘Introduction to the Family Hub’ – is also available for you to review.
The School will be seeking comments and opinions on a range of Distance Learning Plan elements over the coming week – please look out for an SMS link to this survey. Your feedback will be valuable as we move into the second month of the program.
In the meantime, please continue to send your queries and / or concerns to email@example.com
Many thanks for your partnership as we navigate this learning journey,
The Distance Learning Team
Enrolments for 2021 & 2022!
To all our lovely Playgroup families – It may seem a long way off, but we are now receiving Expressions of Interest for Kinder 2022. The waitlist for our Early Childhood programs fill quickly, so if you are interested in our Kindergarten 2022 program, please contact Tracey our Enrolments Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
For Families in our Kinder 2021 group – it is business as usual, sort of! 🙂 The first round offers process is still underway and we will be in touch with all families across the coming weeks. Please feel free to contact Tracey if you have any questions about the process or time frames.
I hope this finds you well. I also hope you received and read the letter sent out outlining the Craft Program for this term.
Coming on a screen near you…… is me in the Craft tutorials. I hope you have had a chance to watch the first lesson on SharePoint, in the Craft folder.
Thank you for your kind words and photos of the children working – it makes me feel connected to the work when I see them.
Luckily I completed my home studio over Easter – finally polishing the concrete floor.
My partner, Jim, made my worktable for my birthday last year. The big ‘C’ stands for Craft. It is seeing plenty of action.
And this is my work – space.
Did you see the wind today?
Blow the Autumn leaves away.
From the trees they flutter down,
Some were red and some were brown.
Rustling up and down the street,
Dancing round my little feet.
Did you see the wind today?
Blow the leaves away!
I hope that, despite the disruption, we can all find something positive in this time.
Enjoy the Autumn weather and stay well.
Best wishes, Heather, Christine & Eve.
Class One News
Class 2 News
Welcome back for Term Two everyone!
It has been an unusual start to the term, with everyone having to adjust to our new Distance Learning program.
It has been lovely to see many of the Class Two children each morning during our daily Zoom meetings. From what I can observe, the children have been working hard completing the work set for them in their Distance Education Learning Packs.
This week they have been working on an English/Humanities Main Lesson called Song of the Seven Herbs. This Main Lesson is based on a collection of Native American Tales about medicinal plants. It has been great to hear from some of the children that they have been able to find the plants from the stories out in the wild, or in their own gardens. A couple of the children have even sampled teas made from the plants, or tried eating their leaves as salad greens.
Class Three News
Class Four News
From the Garden
Class 5 News
Thank you wonderful Class 5 children and Parents for working together with me , along with lots of communication, to meet the challenges of our first week of Distance Education.
The children all came to our Morning Circle zoom meeting so bright and enthusiastic this morning , so I think they are very proud of themselves!
I most certainly am very proud of each one for their efforts, their delightful communication with me and the way in which they embraced their own challenges.
I hope all families had a peaceful and enjoyable breathing out this weekend – I look forward to seeing the children again this week!
Warm wishes, Lyn