Message from the Head of Primary, Maria Woods
Writing this section this week it hit me how many opportunities are available for so many of our students here at Warwick. I thought I had finished mentioning events and then I would remember something else the school had been involved in in the last week. I hope that I have managed to get everything into the newsletter for this week.
I start with International Day today - which was so enjoyable. We had an introductory assembly this morning led by Mrs. Oldfield and the power point used to start the day off is on FROG (in the Reference Section area below Heads Corner). If you go and take a look at it you can see the countries we learned about in LP and UP. Once all children have contributed their charity donations next week (some forgot today) I will let you know how much we raised for Feed My Lambs and Habitat for Humanity.
Last weekend was a busy one for some of our staff and students. Our Y3 choir performed at the Agricultural Exhibition on Thursday and Friday, and despite technical problems (no electricity!) had fun and did a great job. On Saturday our Remotely Operated Vehicle teams took part in a competition at the National Pool and were excellent representatives of the school. My thanks go to the parents that supported these events and to Mrs Friesen (choir) and Ms. Ingham (ROV) for all the time they have given to allow the children involved to have these opportunities. Names of students involved can be found in the 'Congratulations' section of the newsletter.
On Wednesday our girls field hockey teams took part in the interschool event. One team got to the finals and the other team were knocked out in the semis. Then today it was our boys' team's turn and the last I heard they were playing especially well. Thank you again to parents who were able to go a long and to Mrs. Finnigan for taking the students and supporting this sport within Primary. Again names of students can be found below.
I am very much looking forward to the Y1- Y4 group BIFF visit on Tuesday and will write a little about the visit in next week's newsletter. Please remember if your child is going we are meeting after 8am on the steps of City Hall – and all children must be there by 8.20 at the latest. There is no need to come and pick up after the event as we have booked buses for the way back.
We are all looking forward to the Upper Primary Sports Day next Friday. Parking will be on the top field and the PE department have sent out a schedule for the day. Unfortunately we cannot give specific times for each event as we will move through events fluidly– so we have put the start time for the morning and afternoon sessions with an idea of which events are taking place. There will be shade erected for parents in the parent area for the day. Unlike the Reception and LP event parents do not sit with the children and you may want to bring something to sit on if you are going to be there for a while. We suggest children bring a towel to sit on and of course hats, water and sunscreen. House Shirts are, naturally a MUST. More information on this went out today so please check your emails.
Have an amazing weekend.
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 now celebrated in Lower Primary and Upper Primary Assemblies and trophies, certificates, letters etc. can be brought in to show during these assemblies on a weekly basis.
This award is given to a child who is following the Golden Rules (We are gentle, we are kind and helpful, We listen, We are honest, We work hard, We look after property) and is showing his/her teachers that he/she is a good citizen.
Winners for this week were:
Nina Reilly, Dalton Ansted, Diana bishop, Gaia Angeli, Zachary Moniz, Ty Powell, Ralph Scott, Ailie Waddington, Tristen Powell, Tristan Parr, Josh Wilson, Jack Kyme, Giselle Soares, Kipling Rossouw
This award is given to a child that has made good progress in their work, or has done particularly well in a particular subject area or on a specific task.
Winners for this week were:
Bradley Parker, Damacio Hendrickson, Sophie Greenway, Jackson Alvera, Annabelle Keith, Emily Sperryn-Jones, Gianna Pedro, Roger Williams, Isabella Sousa, Nayan Grant, Adriana Correia-Tavares, Grace Flannery, Cody Rans, Daniel Kunst
First – Rhodes
Second - Morgan
Third – Robertson
Fourth – Patton
Nia Mullings, Brianna Sousa, Amelia Currie, Max Lacey, Ryley Wilson, Emily Sperryn-Jones, Amelia Kent, Juliana Montarsolo, Amelie Mulder-Powell, Caroline Hebbeler, Annabelle Keith, Eliana De Frias, Julia Perrin, Stella Cupidore, Freya Lill, Lilias Nester, Nyli Grant, Olivia Gaugain
Team Sea Rangers: Zach da Silva, Kipling Rossouw, Jamie Newton, Shane Powell-Hayward – this team came second in their category
Team KOSEG ltd.: Olivia Buchanan, Scarlett Wakefield, Keira Correia, Grace Flannery, Eva Kelly
Field Hockey players
Jenna Ferreira, Flora Betts, Isabel Hughes, Adrianna Argent, Samara Darrell, Sanaa Simmons, Billie Rose Kempe, Mackenzie Heaney, Sadie Robinson, Honor Caesar, Alana Fulton, Caoilinn McDonnell
Kipling Rossouw, Luke Fulton, Cole Pedro, Edward Perenchief-Ingham, David McDonald, Aaron DaSilva, Freddie Twite, Brandon Adkins, Luke Horan, Noah Hayward.
SCHOOL EVENTS AND DEADLINES COMING UP:
Term 3 Dates – all dates can be found on FROG
• Tuesday 2nd May – Y1 – Y4 BIFF educational visit
• Friday 5th May – Upper Primary Sports Day (all day) – information has gone out to parents by email!
• Friday 19th May 8.30am – 9.30am - Reception Sports morning
• Friday 19th May 1.30pm – 3pm - Lower Primary Sports afternoon
• Wednesday 24th May – Bermuda Day – no school
• Monday 19th June – National Heroes Day – no school
• Wednesday 21st June 6.15pm – Orientation Evening for new parents joining Primary
• Weds 21st – Fri 23rd June – Y6 camping trip
• Friday 23rd June – R- Y5 Class Parties
• Wednesday 28th June am – Swaparoo Day
• Wednesday 28th June 2pm– Y6 Celebration Assembly – parents of Y6 students welcome
• Thursday 29th June – last day of term – early dismissal – reminder of times will be put on Friday email closer to time (will be the same as for Term 1 and Term 2).
Warwick Academy Parent Teacher Association (WAPTA):
SAVE THE DATE: Events for 2016-17
Please note details of specific events will be sent out a few weeks before the event and also posted on the FROG VLE, under the WAPTA section.
Sat. 20th May – Movie Night
EXTERNAL EVENTS/NOTICES – Please note that items mentioned in this section of the newsletter are not Warwick Academy events and are not affiliated to the school.
BERMUDA YOUTH LIBRARY
For information on what is on offer at the library this month go to http://www.bnl.bm/youth/
KID2KID CONSIGNMENT $2 SALE
Accessories, baby furniture, shoes, strollers, clothing (newborn – 12 years) books, Educational (books, DVDs, etc)
Date: April 29th 2017
Time: 91m – 5pm
Location: Warwick Workmens Club