Chiang Mai here we come!
SEE YOU ON SUNDAY!!!!!!!
Fishy Goings On
It is with great pleasure that I introduce the newest member of 6L - Bobby MacTwinkleToes!
After much debate and 3 rounds of blind voting, we finally agreed on a very cool name for our Library Fish. As the name was initially suggested by Joanne, she had the please (or torture!) of catching Bobby in a net and transferring him to a bucket so that he could be released into the Library pond. We're looking forward to seeing how he changes and grows each week. Thank you to Mrs McDevitt and Mr White for giving us this opportunity.
Bobby getting to know the locals.
3 way conferences
This week the students in 6L have enjoyed having the opportunity to share their learning with their families during 3 way conferences. I have been incredibly proud of the mature and thoughtful way they have prepared for and led these sessions. I'm sure the parents were just as impressed as I was - well done everyone!
Despite all the exciting things happening this week - Bobby, conferences, Chinese New Year - nothing has been able to distract us from our residential!! We have been learning campfire songs (which turned out to be strangely violent!), practised games we could teach the hill tribe children and prepared a performance of Old Macdonald to amuse the kids and hopefully encourage them to join in.
We have also been preparing for our visit by researching the six major hill tribes of Thailand. We have enjoyed learning about the Karen, Hmong, Yao, Akha , Lisu and Lahu and am looking forward to discovering new and interesting things about them next week.
We’ve had three assemblies this week which have all had a very different theme. The first was led by Dr. Amanda Heddle who spoke to us about Ethology (the scientific study of animal behaviour) as we shall be study elephants as part of our Chiang Mai residential. The second was an anti-bullying assembly, an important message that the students respectfully listened too. Lastly, we celebrated Chinese New Year with a primary school assembly in the sports hall. I learnt many new things from the assembly and I was incredibly impressed by the dancing both from our students and the dragon dancers.
(Thanks to Mr T for the photos)