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    This area contains information and resources that will help parents to understand what children have been learning in school and how children can be supported with their learning at home. 

    Children in K2 are currently following the 'How The World Works' Unit of Inquiry



            


    Updated fortnightly:

    27/03/2018: How The World Works

    • Topic 1

      27 March 2018

       

      Dear Parents,                                                                                     

      The children were very excited about our Earth Hour celebration. Many of the children participated in a variety of learning engagements that were enabling them to develop a deeper understanding about the need to take care of our home, Planet Earth.

      It is events such as Earth Hour that allow us to reflect on our own actions. At Wu Kai Sha Kindergarten, we have been reflecting on how we can contribute to the care of our planet. We are aware that many organisations around the world are taking action to reduce their use of plastic. This year we would like to make a pledge to eliminate the use of unnecessary ‘single-use plastic’ within our school. We aim to have this in place by 22nd April 2018.

      These are some of the actions we are taking to eliminate the use of unnecessary single-use plastic with the school:

       

      No plastic straws used for drinking or art work

      No plastic plates, cups and cutlery

      No single use plastic bags and zip lock bags

      No balloons for craft projects

       

      We would like to invite you to join our aim and also make a pledge to eliminate the use of unnecessary ‘single-use plastic’. Please exchange your child’s zip lock snack bag for a washable cloth bag and plastic spoons or forks to a metal spoon or fork.

       

      I really hope you will join is in creating a single-use plastic free environment for our children.

       

      Important diary dates to consider

      16th April: Term begins

      17th April: Parent Workshop - Learning Additional Languages

      18th April: K2 Puppet Show at WKS

      19th April: Book Fair

      20th April: Character Dress Up Day

      24th April: Parent Workshop - Engaged Attention and Learning

      25th April: K2 Educational Visit to Botanic Garden

      27th April: Sport’s Day

      30th April: CPD Day (School Closed)

      1st May: Public Holiday (School Closed)

      8th May: Parent Workshop - Using Technology Responsibly

      21st May: CPD Day (School Closed)

      22nd May: Public Holiday (School Closed)

      31st May: K2 Theatre Trip

      18th June: Public Holiday (School Closed)

       

      • Topic 2

        The K2 team has collated a few useful tips for you to take into consideration. Please also share this information with helpers and relatives.

        Communication Books:

        The communication books are checked by the Educational Assistants daily and information is passed on to the class teacher. The EAs will initial any notes. Ensure that you check the diary every day and sign messages so that we know that they have been read. Remember to date any notes.

        The book should be used for short and simple queries and administration such as changes in pick up arrangements. The communication book is NOT for: Updates on children’s progress and learning. For more serious matters, please e-mail me directly but do allow some response time.

        Uniform:

        Please ensure that all clothing is clearly labelled (incl. socks & shoes) with your child’s name on the tag.

        Snack:

        Please provide a small, healthy snack and a water bottle each day. As part of the school’s sustainability initiative we ask the snack to be contained in a fabric bag that can fit both snack and water bottle. Again, please make sure that all items are labelled.

        We are a NUT FREE school so it is important to not send snacks containing nuts or traces of nuts. Ensure that extended family members and helpers are aware of this policy.

        Arrival and pick-up arrangements:

        We must be notified of any changes by 10am/2pm by calling the office on 2435 5291 or via the communication book.

        Collection of your child: Pick-up cards must be presented by the adult collecting your child.

        Arrival: It is important to be on time. For late arrivals, please always ring the office to inform them of the situation and ensure you have registered your child with the office on arrival.

        Late pick-ups: Please ensure you are on time to collect your child at the end of the session. Doors will open at 11.25am and 3.25pm. Late pick-ups will need to sign out. Do not collect your child without notifying a member of staff.