Dear Parents, Friends and Families,
This week, all of our students have spent the entire week learning through different subjects. Students have chosen and signed up for different workshops for this week. Our staff have organised a variety of different workshops led by staff, parents and guest vendors to give children an opportunity to show their understanding and knowledge in different ways. It is also a fun and great way for us to learn about each of our students.
Parents are invited to attend the culmination of these workshops on Friday 9th March. Please read below the schedule.
09:00-9:30: JKG Parents to observe JKG students in Mime (JKG B), PE (JKG A) and Music (JKGC). Parents leave at 9:30, students remain in school.
11:15 - 12:00: Nursery parents are invited in to be a part of the Nursery sing-along session in lobby. Parents leave with their children.
Live performance schedule:
1.35 - 1.45: Drama, Gillo (Room 221)
1.45 - 1.55: Bucket Drumming (Room 221)
1.45 - 1.55: Cooking (Cafeteria)
1.45 - 1.55: Natya Yoga & Dance (Room 111)
1:30- 2:30: SKG, Grade 3 and Grade 4 parents are invited in for a gallery walk, to begin on the third floor. Parents go directly to the homeroom to collect their child/children.
2:15: Grade 1 and Grade 2 parents are invited to the lobby, for Grade 1 and Grade 2 choir performance.
2:30: SKG, Grade 3 and Grade 4 students return to homeroom to pack up. There is a closing reflection with teachers, to end the week!
2:30: Students of Grade 1 and Grade 2 to accompany their parents on a gallery walk, on the third floor.
2:45: JKG - Grade 4 students dismissed. Parents please inform your child’s teacher if they are going home differently on Friday.
OIS JVLR Team
This week students have gotten a chance to explore their creative side. They've gotten a chance to discover and to inquire. From Maker Space projects to dance, cross stitch and drama, they've taken risks to inquire. There is a buzz in the air and students engaged. In the art classes, it's calm and quiet, not because a teacher has told them to be quiet, but because they're focused. They can talk about their process and how they got there. They're reflective as they describe the design process in Maker Space and change their minds on their own, realizing things might not work. They're clapping and eyes wide open as an outside drama troupe involves them in a story. They're singing their heart out with passion.
This week has highlighted the importance of being balanced, taking risks, being open-minded to new challenges and thoughtful. It's encapsulates the learner profile, which is at the heart of all IB learning and something we are striving towards as we head toward authorization.
The IB Learner Profile is one of the PYP's essential elements. It encourages these attributes in our students:
For a fascinating Ted Talk from a renowned educational speaker on the importance of creativity and differentiation, check out Ken Robinson's talk on what schools should be focusing on.
Primary Years Programme of Inquiry: Link