Celebrating and sharing success
I have enjoyed the last two weeks very much! When there is a little knock at my door I always wonder what news will be coming my way. I am very happy to say that I have had LOTS of children coming to find me to share their fabulous work! In Year 5 children are using facts they already know to help them work out adding and subtracting decimals. They made some fabulous posters for their learning wall. Year 4 children have been writing poems and Zarah and Emma helped me with a PowerPoint presentation too! Poems have started to be handed in for the SAERI 2nd anniversary poetry competition, well done! Year 1 children shared their fabulous maths with me - thank you!
Christmas Card Competition
Rachael Crowie has kindly organised the Christmas card competition this year and local artist Sonia Felton had the enviable task of judging the winners. Well done to our winners whose entries are on the website front page – take a look!
Education Presentation Evening for Parents
The School Councils from both IJS&CE and FICS joined together last Tuesday for their first joint meeting, amongst other items they discussed fund raising ideas and planning for the presentation evening for parents. By all accounts our joint Parents Presentation Evening was very successful; the feedback absolutely confirms this. The evening started with presentations by MLA Elsby the Children’s Champion, Director of Education Annie Tempest, myself, as Head of IJS&CE and Mr Winward Head of FICS. Our School Council secretary, Huw made us all very proud, he was completely unfazed as he gave his speech to the group of around 100 adults; a confident young man! Equally our older students projected a very inspiring profile of the Community School. The speeches were rounded off magically by a trick from Mr Harrington, he managed to turn 3 different lengths of rope into one long one, while relating it all to the nature of continual learning! Everyone had the opportunity then to review our display boards. The boards looked wonderful, they were informative and illustrative of the great work that goes on in schools and gave a very positive picture of education in the Falkland Islands. The interaction between staff and parents in the second half of the evening created a real enthusiastic buzz!