Before school commenced, the teachers have had a series of Teacher Only Days to focus on teamwork, our Sunnyhills vision and aspirations for the school in 2018. Mrs Driver set us the challenge of setting up the digital T.V.s for our Team Leaders - we managed without any 'left-over' bits. This came closely on the heals of breaking out of the Breakout Rooms. Year One and Year 6 Teams worked together (and with a couple of extra minutes) succeeded in solving the challenge and escaping. It took some serious lateral thinking!
|A working digital T.V. Assembly Challenge|
|Successful escapees - the Year 1 and Year 6 Teams working together.|
The fun and laughter we have already encountered bodes well for a good year of learning together. We kicked the year off with letters of introduction to our teacher: outlining talents, skills, dreams and aspirations, fears or worries, likes and dislikes, as well as interesting things about our family and interests. We also talked about identifying strategies for coping with challenges and building resilience. We'll unpack this more as we prepare for camp. The art pieces we developed around our ideas are great - come in a have a look!
A dip in the pool in Week One, when the weather was just too hot, was just what we needed. It cooled us down for settling into our creative activities.
In Week Two, we explored poetry writing and using our descriptive language
to set the scene of our favourite holiday place. This was inspired by James K. Baxter's poem, 'The Town'.
Our Personality Bags have been a huge hit - sharing a little about ourselves through five special objects brought to school in a special bag. It is a treat to hear personal stories.
I look forward to meeting you at our Year 6 Camp Meeting (Wednesday, February 7th 5:30 pm in the Staffroom) and at the PTA Picnic and Meet The Teacher Evening (Thursday, February 8th 5:30 pm).
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