Friday, 7 December 2012

15: Friday 7th December 2012

Primary News

Extra Curricula activities
This is the final week for session 2 of our extra curricula programme. Session 3 will begin on Monday 14th January.

UK trip 2013
Parents and children involved in the Grade 5 trip to the UK in the summer of 2013 are invited to attend a meeting in the Lecture Theatre at 6.00pm on Monday 10th December.

Santa’s Festival and Christmas Shows
The Christmas Fair and show for LP children and parents start at 16.00 on Wednesday 12th December and will finish around 18.30. We look forward to welcoming our LP families to this event in which all of our children take part. Proceeds from the fair will go towards the Primary Spring Fair Scholarship Fund which benefits ABC’s maintenance staff and their families with educational scholarships. 

Family Christmas Celebration
The primary choir and orchestra have been very busy preparing for this year’s Family Christmas Celebration. They will be performing alongside their secondary colleagues and are working very hard to make this a very special Christmas event. Tickets are on sale from primary and secondary offices for $3 (until Tuesday only - please note that there will be no tickets sold at the door). Please do buy your ticket and come along to support the children.

Christmas Parties
Lower primary parties will take place in school on Thursday and upper primary parties on Friday morning.

End of term 1
Term one finishes on Friday 14th December. Arrangements for primary children are as follows:

11am Pre-Kinder and Kinder from usual pick-up points
11am Prepa and 1st Grade from PAC pick-up point
11.30am Upper Primary

Term two begins on Monday 7th January and we look forward to welcoming all the children back to school on that day.

On behalf of all the primary school staff I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and hope that you enjoy a restful holiday with your families.

Dates for your diary

Lower Primary
Wednesday 12th December: Christmas Shows 4pm - 6.30pm in the PAC
Friday 14th December - Last day of school

Upper Primary
Friday 14th December - Last day of school

Secondary News

We will be electing our new Tribal Chiefs on Monday and we will be selecting the new Head Students during the coming week. We will announce our choices in next week’s letter. The Head Students are chosen by a combination of votes from their peers, teachers and an interview

Thank you to all of you who came to the Partnership meeting for Grade 10 & 12 yesterday. Cal 1 Reports for Grade 7, 9 & 11 are going home today with the students. Please keep the originals, sign the photocopies and return them on Monday for our records. There is a Grade 6 & 8 Parent Partnership meeting next Tuesday at 6pm. We also have Secondary Award Assemblies next Thursday 8.40am for Grades 9-12 and 12.40pm for Grades 6-8. We will be awarding HM Roll of Honour and ROC Merit Awards. Parents are welcome to attend and should park in the Emergency Car Park.

Next Friday is the last day of term and all secondary students will leave school at 12noon so please make the necessary arrangements to pick them up on time. Students should come to school in PE uniform next Friday as we will be holding our annual Intertribal Tug Of War competition.

Thank you to all of you for your support this term and we look forward to the next term on Monday 7th January. Have a Happy and Safe Christmas Holiday.

Secondary dates for your diary
Friday 7th December: Grade 7, 9 and 11 Cal 1 reports issued
Tuesday 11th December: Grades 6 and 8 Parent Partnership Meeting: Cal 1 reports will be issued.
Thursday 13th December: Awards Assemblies. ABC Family Christmas Celebration
Friday 14th December: Term One ends at 12 noon for the three week Christmas Holiday.
Monday 7th January: Term Two Starts