Congratulations to our Junior Primary on a truly delightful- and ambitious- production of
Aladdin, which showcased our Grade 3s speaking ability and confidence and allowed every child in the Junior Primary an opportunity to perform. I thoroughly enjoyed the show- as did everyone to whom I spoke. Well done to the teachers involved and to all the boys and girls!
The final end-of-year performance of our school community orchestra in the Music School on Wednesday evening was also most entertaining and enjoyable. Well done and thanks to Mr O’ Loughlin, Mrs Chiles and all those staff, pupils and parents involved!
We trust you enjoyed the Primary School mid-term break and are all relaxed after your concerts and reinvigorated for the last lap of 2015! Every year at this time, we become aware of the general escalation of stress levels in our society, community, staff and pupils. Everyone has deadlines to meet and the holidays are looming not too far away. Let’s try where possible not to “sweat the small stuff” and to try to remember that each and every one of us is trying to do his or her best, while endeavouring to complete all that is required before the closure of the year, and to plan for the start of the new year.
All the best to our Grade 7 pupils for their special year-end function in the MacKenzie
Centre this Thursday evening from 17:30 to 20:30. I am sure they will add the memories of this special evening to their year book, and will thus be able to enjoy it for years to come. (Grade 7s are NOT permitted to write messages or anything on school shirts at year end- the booklet they receive replaces this).
We also wish our Grade 7s well as they prepare for their last exams of Grade 7, which start on Monday 16 November.
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but do not quit!
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things seem worse that you must not quit.
We wish our Pre-Primary girls and boys lots of fun for the Thom Tots Christmas ring in the Mackenzie
Centre tomorrow afternoon at 16:30 and our Grade 0s an enjoyable time at their
“Come Watch me Swim” on Friday 13 November starting at 10:30 at the Edoo Barker Pool. We also trust our Grade 2s will have an awesome Pirate Day on Wednesday, with many fun-filled memories to treasure.
Wishing you all the best for the full week ahead.