The Winter Show is rapidly approaching. In order to minimise the amount of school time we need for practising can you please ensure that your son/daughter is learning the words for the songs at home. They need to be able to sing their parts of the songs with no words in front of them before Wednesday 29th November 2017.
In order to give you plenty of notice below is what we need the students to wear on the night of the performance;
black trousers for the boys,
black trousers or skirts for the girls,
and a green or red or“seasonal” jumper (below are some examples of jumpers in a “seasonal” style)
The students will be singing these two songs at the Winter Show this year. Please encourage them to practise these songs at home. This will help minimise the amount of time the students will need to spend practising during lesson times in preparation for the performance. We thank you in advance for you support with this.
The school has recently adopted the Progress Test Series by GL Assessment as the way we measure students progress in the school. It is hoped that the information provided by these assessments will provide a clearer illustration to the parents on how their son/daughter is doing at school. More information about the assessments can be found here.
As part of the school starting to use these tests we need to perform “benchmark” tests with the students. The purpose of these benchmark tests is to get a starting level for the students. This information will be then used to further inform the teachers what the students can and cannot do and help us to plan our lessons accordingly. The score from these assessments will also be used as the score against which we measure the students progress at the end of the school year.
Year 3/4, Year 5/6 and Year 7/8/9 will be taking these tests in Week 5 of this term (25/09/2017 – 29/09/2017). Due to the purpose of these tests, i.e. to provide extra information to the teachers about what the students can and cannot do already, the students should not be “cramming” for these tests. However, it is important that the students are in school for the days that they have the tests. Teachers will be posting onto the class page the exact timetable for these tests closer to the time.
Students in Year 3-9 have been invited to attend the Ulju Mountain Film Festival to take part in a number of fun activities on Friday 22nd September 2017. Whilst there, the students will get the chance to experience a Tree Climbing ‘Namunori’ Fun Route, walk along the Relaxation Route, enjoy a Yeongnam Alps Virtual Reality Experience and take part in silkscreen printing. Students will need to bring with them a white or lightly coloured plain t-shirt or canvas bag for them to take part in the silkscreen printing activity. We will leave school at 9:10 am and will be back by the end of the school day. We will be travelling to the festival by coach and the students will need to bring a packed lunch with them that does not need to be heated.
Please complete the permission form if you are happy for your son/daughter to take part. Waist measurements are needed for the harnesses which will be used in the tree climbing activity. Blood type has been requested by the festival organisers as a precaution.