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20 May 2020

Primary Update – Term 2 Week 4

Dear Parents, Hopefully most routines are returning to “normal” for your children. Face-to-face teaching…

Dear Parents,

Hopefully most routines are returning to “normal” for your children. Face-to-face teaching is in full swing and our playgrounds open again (albeit only during school hours and with hygiene protocols in place). Playtimes have also returned to pre-COVID times, and it is great to see the boys out in the yard enjoying our beatiful grounds with that little bit more freedom.

Some reminders

We would hate for complacency to set in, so please continue to follow the signs around the school. Playgrounds are not to be used outside of school hours, and siblings or other family or friends should not be using these facilities just yet. We respectfully ask that parents, siblings and caregivers do not enter classrooms, and instead drop the children off in the quadrangle or kiss-and-drop areas. It is amazing that the children have adapted so well to this and are showing great independence in unpacking their own bags and setting themselves up for their day.

Classroom news

There has been a lot of real-world learning happening across our classrooms! As we recently shared on Facebook, our Year 3s have been busy learning about our solar system and concepts of proportion and perspective:

Perspective changes everything…Our Year 3s wondered why the sun and moon look to be the same size when we see them…

Posted by Blackfriars Priory School on Sunday, 17 May 2020

Nadia Morris (STEM Teacher) recently applied for a School Environment Grant to undertake a project entitled “Kitchen Garden (wicking beds) and Waste Management” and was successful in attracting the sum of $1321. Work is now being undertaken on both fronts:

Community news

We have started our annual Can Drive for the Vinnies Winter Appeal and are asking for cans and other non-perishable food items. Of course we understand that many of our families will find it harder than usual to contribute this year, but if you are able to donate we are sure it will be very much appreciated by Vinnies.

In other exciting news, Mrs La Forgia is pregnant with her third child! She will continue to work for at least this term and next. Congratulations to the La Forgia family.

Coming soon…

Coming up From 27 may to 3 June, we’ll be marking National Reconciliation Week. Classes will be doing a range of activities to learn about our country’s Indigenous histories, cultures, and achievements, and exploring how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

Again, we thank you for your cooperation in these unusual times. Stay healthy and warm!

Frank Ali
Head of Primary