Behind the Study door
Term is rolling on at an alarming rate, and it is hard to believe we have only three weeks until Half Term.
I couldn't help but get incredibly excited as I wandered around the classrooms on Thursday evening to see evidence of so much inquiry based learning going on. The walls are full of work, pictures and sheer fun, and I am so proud of what the children and staff have achieved over the last three weeks. In addition, everyone has fully embraced our focus on 'Growth Mindset', whereby pupils (and staff) are encouraged to embrace mistakes, and take risks, as some of the posters and childrens' work on this page suggests. I shall base my blog next week on 'Growth Mindset', but suffice to say plenty of positive mistakes and risk taking is occurring on a daily basis here.
APPOINTMENT OF OUR HOUSE CAPTAINS 2016-2017
Our eight new House Captains were announced in assembly on Monday morning. This followed a vote cast by every child in the school, and the very close results demonstrate just how strong our entire Year 7 is this year, already acting as very good role models for the remainder of the school.
I look forward to making other leadership appointments in Year 7, but I am sure you will join me in congratulating the following on becoming House Captains:
Mull: Niamh and Jack
Harris: Lucinda and Cameron
Skye: Milli and Ashton
Lewis: Faye and Jamie
In celebration of Roald Dahl’s 100th Anniversary earlier this week, Year 7 have been inventing some amazing confectionery of their own. Like many of our students Dahl had a very sweet tooth and a serious chocolate addiction. The description of Mrs. Pratchett’s Sweet Shop in his autobiography, ‘Boy’, was particularly popular with pupils, especially as a tasting session was deemed ESSENTIAL to get their creative juices flowing! The results are on display on the top floor. We hope you will agree, it’s worth the climb.
YEAR 2 GET FISHY
On Thursday. Year 2 spent a fishy afternoon at the CDR. With the help of our catering manager, Laura Paterson, we learnt about sustainable fishing methods and where the fish we eat on a Friday comes from. We handled many different fish and then made our very own fish goujons. They were delicious! It was a wonderful way to end our current 'Unit of Inquiry'.
BRAVISSIMO!: MUSIC EXAM SUCCESS
Congratulations to the following children who were presented with their ABRSM certificates on Monday morning, following their graded exams in the Summer Term:
Eilidh - Violin
Alastair - Violin
Charlotte - Violin
Eva - Piano
Elisanda - Violin
ST LEONARDS PHOTOSHOOT, WEDNESDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER
25% of young people living in St Andrews rely on food banks for food and basic household goods, and we are hugely grateful for the donations received so far. Hamish Sneddon will be joining us for our Harvest Festival Assembly on Wednesday, 12 October, which will be led by our Year 5s and the pupils that attend Bible Unwrapped activity. Please continue to donate as generously as you have been, and we have a special plea for household goods (bleach, window and bathroom cleaner, cloths etc.), which are equally as important. If any parents can lend us hay or straw bales for the assembly, we would be most grateful. Parents and friends are warmly invited to the assembly.