Primary Newsletters

Message from the Head of Primary, Maria Woods

 

Greetings Parents/Guardians, 

 

What a wonderful week to end this half term with.

On Monday after school Year 3 and 4 children enjoyed their Valentines party.

On Tuesday in assembly we launched the WAPTA raffle and created great excitement amongst the children by looking at some of the top seller prizes available this year. We also celebrated some of our children who follow the Golden Rule 'We are Kind and Helpful'.

On Wednesday the dress rehearsal of the Upper Primary show 'The Amazing Adventures of SuperStan' was very enjoyable and even Reception were able to see part of it.

On Thursday morning Upper Primary students were privileged to have a visit from Clyde Best who was one of the first black players in First Division (now Premiere) football in Great Britain, scoring 58 goals in 221 appearances for West Ham. He also coached the Bermuda National team in the late 90s. He shared his experiences with our students and also some words of wisdom; here are just a few I took from his talk:
• If you want to be successful in sport it takes hard work, determination and discipline
• Treat others as you wish to be treated
• Listen and work hard at school; as your education is important
It was a real pleasure to meet such a great role model for young people today. For those of you who wish to find out more about Clyde Best; his achievements and what he is doing today to support youngsters engaged in football- you can go to http://clydebest.org/ .

Our students performed extremely well at the Inter-School Cross country event this week. Once all results have been sent to schools we will report on this event (in our first Friday email next half term).

Then, on Thursday evening it was a privilege to be present at the evening performance of 'The Amazing Adventures of SuperStan'. It truly was a great show and I cannot thank the staff involved, all the students and supportive parents enough. The bar just keeps getting higher.

Today after school Y5 and Y6 get to have fun at their annual afterschool party event, which includes playing 'War' in the gym (which is apparently great fun!).

If you do have time to pop to the Jumble Sale here at WA tomorrow (10am – 3pm) then you could pick up some great bargains.

Have a wonderful half term and I hope many of you do get a chance to have a break and some quality time with your family.

 

CONGRATULATIONS
In this section of the newsletter we will mention children who have done well in school organised competitions or external competitions entered by the school. Individual successes are celebrated in Lower Primary (Monday) and Upper Primary (Thursday) Assemblies and trophies, certificates, letters etc. can be brought in to show during these assemblies on a weekly basis.

Golden Rule WE ARE IND AND HELPFUL recipients
Annabelle Shah, Jacob Leclerc, Lucia Romero-Vasquez, Sally Moore, Lily Simpson, Nina Reilly, Giovanni Della Valle, Olivia Shelley, Charlette Pantry, Alexa Patterson, Lucas Flood, Max Lacey, Sofia Della Valle, Alex Pigott, Ayshalay Simons, Tré Simmons, Flynn Carney, Zipporah Grant

Assembly Certificate Themes 2017
Month Golden Rule IB Profile Principal's Assembly
January We are gentle Communicator Resilience in sport
February We are kind and helpful Inquirer

 

HOUSE CUP THIS WEEK

First – Robertson
Second –Patton
Third – Rhodes
Fourth – Morgan

 

VLE (FROG) ACCESS

We have now moved to the new format of the VLE - FROG OS – you should still be able to log on using the same details below – but now you will be able to access all year group pages from the main page.

A resource that helps you to keep up to date with all that is happening:
• If your child is in R, Y1,2,3 - Username – lower Password – 123456
• If your child is in Y,4,5, 6 - Username – upper Password – 123456
Events relevant to all year groups are placed on the front page then if you click the tab for your child's year group here you will find events and information relevant to that year group. Letters for Primary parents and pertinent information are displayed in (hopefully) a clear way on FROG (our VLE).

 

SCHOOL EVENTS AND DEADLINES COMING UP
HALF TERM (12th - 16th Feb)

Monday 19th February – School resumes
Wednesday 7th March 1.45pm – Upper Primary Music Concert
Monday 12th March & Weds 21st March – Optional PTC evenings
Wednesday 28th March – Easter Competition and Kite Flying afternoon – Grub Day
Thursday 29th March – Last day of Term 2 – early dismissal

Saturday 10th February - Jumble sale from 10am – 3pm in the PPMH.

Saturday 24th February - Jazz Gala tickets are selling fast for the event to be held in the PPMH on the. You can book via this link: https://www.warwick.bm/development/jazz-gala see more details below.

 

 

PE NEWS
KPMG 20th Anniversary Round the Grounds Running Race - Sunday, March 11, 2018
We have a NEW ROUTE for this year as well as a shorter distance for 13-18 year olds.

Registration is online at www.racedayworld.com. The deadline for online entries is Friday, March 9 at 5:00pm. Paper entries must be dropped off at Sportseller, Washington Mall in the KPMG box no later than 4:45pm on Wednesday, March 7 at 4.45pm. CASH ONLY.

WA U9 14-1 Longtails
The U9s continue to look a strong team. Confidence is growing and they are showing promising understanding of the game.
They dominated from start to finish with Amiya James scoring 7 goals (and the goal for the Longtails as we helped make up numbers for them) with Ayshalay Simons, Marleigh Howes and Mirabella Lohan also on the scoresheet.
Team: Grace Twite, Anna Friston, Ayshalay Simons, Marleigh Howes, Annabelle Keith, Amiya James, Violet Smith, Caroline Hebbeler, Zoe Delage

 

 

EXTERNAL EVENTS
Please note that items mentioned in this section of the newsletter are not Warwick Academy events and are not affiliated with the school or vetted by the school.

Saturday morning Art Studio classes
Saturday Art Studio Classes at Warwick Academy for Term 3. Starting April 21st and running every Saturday until June 16th with Louisa Bermingham

9 am - 10 am Primary Art Studio with a focus on line, shape, colour, texture, and form and a huge romp through all sorts of interesting materials and Artists: block printing, wire sculpture, cardboard constructions, paper engineering, painting and lots more! Primary 4 - 6 (but please get in touch if you have a younger child who is very keen, I can usually accommodate them :) Fee: $300 per child.

10 am - 11 am Middle School Art Studio with a focus on developing the principles of Art (emphasis, unity, variety, rhythm, and movement with a particular target of exploring interesting materials, and Contemporary Art). If you have a child interested in Art and is considering taking it for GCSE this class is a must! A true Art Studio introduction is offered. Fee: $300 per child.

If you are interested please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bermuda Youth Library News

Save the date: family kite workshop – March 22, 2018

For teens: teen video challenge – deadline: February 28th

P.S. The Bermuda National Library will be having a special viewing of the Black Panther movie at Specialty Theatre on Saturday, February 17 from 6 :00 – 9:00 p.m. Come in costume, vendors, door prizes & more. Limited tickets will be on sale soon. Check library website www.bnl.bm to find out more in the near future.

Check out our website www.bnl.bm to take advantage of the following services;

• Dial- A-Story – 295-9698 – Hear a story read over the phone – new story each week
• Free e-book downloads – Overdrive/ FREADing
• Homework help – Tutor-com
• Research databases – EBSCOHost
• Digital Collection – Collection contains digitized copies of local newspapers
• Mango Languages – Free language learning program

117 Middle Road, Warwick, PG 01 Bermuda  •  phone: 441.236.1917  •  fax: 441.236.9995  •  email: info@warwick.bm

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