Week 4, Friday 9 November 2018

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Our School

On behalf of The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide & Annesley Junior School, I am excited to announce that we will be forming a Lion Cubs Club in 2019 for students in years 1 to 6. Lion Cubs will teach and encourage leadership skills and community service. It will be run by the students, and guided by volunteers from The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide. We will be running two introductory sessions in weeks 5 and 6 this term (Tues Nov 13th and 20th) 3:30pm – 4:30pm. We would love to see as many students as possible come along to these sessions to see what it’s all about and be the first Cubs in South Australia.

Andrew Stacey
Club President

Annesley’s Gratitude Tree has been put up in the Imaginarium and students will commence next week placing their decorations on the tree with their messages of gratitude. We are collecting food for Uniting Care Glenelg who will distribute hampers to Adelaide families in need this Festive Season. We encourage you to place under the tree non-perishable food items, such as canned food, and take the time to read the messages from our students on the tree decorations.

Items generously donated by our community will be packed up during the week of Monday 17 December, so if you would like to donate to this cause please do so by Friday 14 December.

Our Year 4-6 students have recently been trained by SAPOL to learn the skills and responsibilities of being school crossing monitors. They have since applied for a morning or afternoon ‘shift’ and will work in pairs with a supervising teacher each day, starting next week!

Congratulations to Sophie Storey (Year 5) who is currently representing Australia in the United States in synchronised ice skating competitions and training. We are proud of your achievements Sophie!

Early Years' Learning

Wattle Room

As part of Outdoor Classroom Day the Wattle and Grevillea students ventured on an outing to the parklands opposite the school. Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to inspire, celebrate and encourage outdoor learning and play. Time outdoors everyday is important for every child. This was a way for us to prioritise playtime and take lessons outdoors. Outdoor education has been shown to have positive impact on children’s health and wellbeing, whilst engaging them in learning and providing a connection with nature.

The students listened to a story about a brave bear and then explored an area with the support of staff. Children were encouraged to be courageous and be inspired by the environment. It was superb to be able to take advantage of the wonderful space so close to our school. We hope this outing will be the first of many more visits in the future.

Primary Years' Learning

Year 1

This term, we have been exploring the transdisciplinary theme “how we express ourselves.” With our Year 2 buddies, we have been exploring the central idea: Rhythm, pitch, dynamics and form are used in the creative expression of music.

As a provocation for this unit, African drummer Sam Oshodi joined us in the dance studio where we participated in a variety of call and response activities, explored African culture through story telling and gained new perspectives on the important role music plays within our own lives and many other peoples’ lives.

This experience provided the students with a firm base to further explore our lines of inquiry to gain a deeper level of knowledge and understanding

  • Elements of music communicate musical ideas (connection)
  • Improvisation in music as a means of exploring musical elements (reflection)
  • Reviewing and critiquing musical compositions and performances (perspective/reflection)

We have been having a great time experimenting with different musical compositions throughout the term and will continue to develop our skills with this as well as start to explore how we review and critique music.

Assembly & Chapel

Term 4

Date Assembly/Chapel Class Presenting
Thursday 15 November Chapel
Thursday 22 November Volunteers Assembly Year 5/6
Thursday 29 November Chapel
Thursday 6 December Assembly Grevillea & Wattle Rooms

A Note from our Chaplain

Make Room For Civility

This month at Annesley we have be talking about the value of CIVILITY. The word civility describes how we treat each other. It can be seen in the way we speak to each other – if we are kind, caring and gentle with our words. It can be seen in the way we behave towards others – if we are polite, patient and well-mannered. Civility can be seen in the way we include, share and get along with others.

Sadly, we can often be just like the birds on the wire in this clip. How we include others should not cause tension or friction. Rather, God desires that we see others as equals, and our relationships as a gift. “God has chosen you and made you his holy people. He loves you. So always do these things: Show mercy to others; be kind, humble, gentle, and patient.” (Colossians 3:12) To show good manners and do what is right, I show good manners and do what is right.

Peter Morton
Annesley Chaplain

“For the Birds” (Pixar short film)

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