Book Fair Sale
The annual Book Fair Sale is coming to NWS Campus Monday-Wednesday, August 26-28. Books for all ages and interests. Includes prizes. Don't miss this event.
Congratulations Joshua P (NWS Year 6) who was selected to represent Team Vic in the School Sports Victoria (SSV) Rugby League Squad.
Joshua has been representing his state in Queensland competing in the National Tournament against all other states.
We wish Joshua all the very best in his endeavours and look forward to a full report on his return.
From the Library
Hot Chips Reward for not having any overdue library books this week and a couple of other weeks in Term 2. Well done, Year 2K!
Bouncing the Day Away
Last Wednesday, twenty of our Upper Primary Basketball squad form Narre Warren South headed to Diamond Valley Sports stadium to play in the annual Adventist Schools Primary Basketball Competition.
The competition was of a high standard and our students competed in five games over the course of the day. Both our girls and boys teams played well, winning some, losing some and even the girls drew one game. Overall, both teams finished just out of finals contention in third place. A great effort.
We must thank the ongoing support and expertise of Mr Smithells, who has been given time this year by supporting the teams through coaching sessions every Thursday lunch. His help on the day of competition was invaluable and the students are learning a lot through his coaching. Thank you Mr Smithells.
Mr Nigel Eales
Just a moment… Let me think!
This term for the first time, thinking skills was an option for Enrichment for all Years 3-6 students. With a list of only 9 students, I was excited to have such a small group to see how I can help them develop their cognitive functions. As I waited outside my door last Friday I had three students who said: “We picked this one by accident.” It was hard not to be heartbroken but I told them that by the end of the first session their minds will be blown and changed. That’s exactly what happened. As we did a quick crash course (teachers will be going through each one a lesson at a time in all primary classrooms) in the thinking skills (cognitive functions) the three students started to see that they needed to be in this class. After week two Simarjit said, “I love this, can we do more?”
Students are learning to slow their thinking and give more thoughtful accurate responses. They are learning to focus on and collect relevant information. They are then defining the problem and planning how to solve it. This week we began an new instrument, Categorisation. They are eager to get through it and have asked to come in during lunchtime as the Enrichment time for this term won’t be enough to finish it. Check out the photos below.
Mrs Isabelle Millien
Year 3MC Teacher