Dear Parents and Carers
Hello from New Caledonia. This week we have 29 grade six students participating in our New Caledonia study tour. A great time to get away from Melbourne's winter.
As we approach the half-year mark, it is the perfect time to reflect on our school value of "gratitude". Our school definition for gratitude is:
- We show appreciation for what we have and what others do for us, and we give back in return.
We encourage our students to "give back" in a way that makes sense for them, and I would like to share a few examples:
1. Grade 2 students have been completing a unit of work on War Against Waste, which involves looking at ways to minimise rubbish at home and in our community. They also have become Waste Warriors by helping to clean up our local environment. A Waste Warrior who was noticed in our yard was Xander from 2OW who volunteered to clean up our schoolyard one Friday afternoon. Thank you to Xander for giving his time to keeping our school clean.
2. Jackson from 3RK approached me to ask if he could create a newspaper for our school. As a first step, he has agreed to write articles for our newsletter, the first one is in this edition. This is a great way for students to share what is happening in our school through their eyes and show parents what they are learning.
3. Clio from 5CW and Lachie from 3RK have shown that they care about broader issues in our society. Clio is leading a campaign to collect bottle top lids so that they can be recycled into prosthetic limbs and Lachie is collecting old phones to support Melbourne Zoo's plight to save the gorilla.
It would be wonderful if each family could talk about what they are grateful for and ways that you as a family may be able to "give back" in some way over the coming school holidays.
Enjoy your break and I look forward to seeing you in term 3.