We’ve ended the term on a high with quite a number of things to celebrate and a sense that we can go on the Term break with a sense of achievement.
Last Friday saw us represented at Alliance Francaise (see below), and the performance at the music/poetry concert.
This week, students and teachers have worked hard to ensure that projects are completed and assessments documented, all of which will inform the mid-year reports. One of the joys of being a School Leader is being invited to share in the success of the children’s endeavours, and this week has been no exception with work being brought to me by individuals as well as me visiting classes to witness presentations. Well done everyone.
The expanded Garden Market on Wednesday was a huge success, but apart from raising the money for our farming friends in the north, I thought that it brought out the very best of our community spirit. Children and adults working side by side towards a common cause, a real feeling in the air of happiness and strength in unity, and when it was time for the teachers to disappear for the staff meeting there was an unspoken willingness for parents to take on the responsibility of ensuring that everything was packed away. This was Cottage School at its best.
Today Ethan ends his practicum experience in Tom’s class and we thank him for way that he has integrated himself seamlessly into the school and the positive benefits that he’s brought to the class. Not to mention the improved soccer skills that he’s shared with children during the breaks!
So we’ve seen the shortest day for this year, and now we’ve completed Term 2 and the first half of the year. Much has been achieved and there are plans to make the second half of the year equally as exciting and memorable. Keep an eye on the Friday Notice so that you don’t miss out. I’ll be out of the office during this break and Annette will be taking a long weekend in the middle of the break. From everyone here have a lovely break, stay safe, and get ready to do it all again in a couple of weeks.