Camp Presentation

10/8/2009

 
Grade 5 Camp

Today we had a great presentation from Asia Pacific Adventures giving us lots of details about the camp. There will be many challenges for you on the camp, including a traverse, hiking, orienteering, abseiling and camping!

Please make sure that your parents have returned the camping form back to us. The deadline is next Monday.

Remember you are not allowed to bring your mobile phones, jewelry, or any ipods or electronic devices such as PSP's. If you're not sure what you can bring ask me.

Don't wear jeans, crocs, flip flops, sandals. You will need two pairs of trainers. One that will stay dry, and one pair that you can get wet.

You should bring long sleeve tops and trousers. It will get cool in the evenings and there are mosquitoes.  You will need to bring a hat. No hat, no play!

Read the packing list you have been given. You should also take responsibility for your own belongings and pack your own bag before you go.

It is recommended that you don't bring your good digital camera. You can buy a disposable camera, and all of your teachers have digital cameras and will be taking lots of photos and they'll be available on the web site and you can take a copy away on your USB drives after the October break.

Charity Store
A big well done to the charity store community who ran their first store today for grade 1 and K5. They raised over 100 HKD! More details soon in the newsletter.

Bake Sale
A HUGE well done to the bake sake group who have added up the money from their first bake sale, and they made over 1400 HKD! It was highly popular and I know lots of teachers who are looking forward to the next one :-)

Communities
The other communities should be following their plans and looking at what they have to do next. Including who they should contact and how they can get started. There will be more time at the end of the day tomorrow to talk as a group.
 
Dear Parents and Students,
During the Back to School evening and in class today I spoke about expectations and homework. All of these you can look at by clicking on home on the top left of this page.  Please take some time to read through the presentation together this evening to make sure that you understand what is expected and when these things are due. This would be a good time to talk about the homework diary and how to organize homework time. Remember students, I will turn off the homework page every so often! You must be prepared for this by constantly filling in your homework diary. This is an important organizational skill, and I'm sure your parents can show many to do lists that they create, just like your homework diary.

Parents please take a moment to fill in the survey here.

I have also put a copy of the Communities booklet here, so parents can look at it to see what students need to do. Ask your child to bring it home this week to see what they have done. Their group should also be using the stixy site to organize these. Community groups need to know where, when and how for their community. They also need to have asked all the relevant people, like you their parents!

Well done to Oscar, Ella, Phoebe and Matthew who independently gave me their spelling books today. I hope to see the books of those not named tomorrow.

Next week we have an assembly this is when the students will be presenting their community to the school. By then they should have all of the details of their community worked out.

I hope after the meeting and presentation everybody has a clearer understanding of expectations. Homework should be for around 1 and a half hours Monday to Thursday. This includes 30 minutes of reading. If you (students or parents) have issues with homework email me or use the contact area above.

Yours sincerely,
Andy