ACAMIS maths competition

Title: Update: MathQuest and Rubik’s Cube Competition

Thank you to those students and their parents who expressed their interest in trying out for the ACAMIS MathQuest and Rubik’s Cube competition in Qingdao.

Given the strong interest in this event this year, there will be a mini-test to help determine placings. Other factors considered will be student behaviour and interest in the Rubik’s cube competition.

The placement test will be held at lunch time in CS309 (Mr King’s class) on Wednesday the 10th of January. This will be the first week back after the December holiday.

The following week, students will receive either an invitation or reserve letter for the trip. At that point, further trip details for invited candidates will also be provided to parents.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Pop Art Is Popping This Week!

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5GK began to finish off their pop art printed series of artworks today by adding the final touch >>> their stencil!

What do you think of your stencil and artworks 5GK? Share it here by replying to this post. What has worked well and what has been challenging?

It’s time to reflect and enjoy the Winter Break. When we return it’ll be time to complete and display your work.

Thanks for all your efforts so far this year. I look forward to seeing what amazing creations you come up with next semester!

Pop Art Is Lively

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Grade 5 artists have spent several art lessons creating a range of pop art backgrounds to complement their stencil series.

Students have chosen to investigate painting, collage, collagraph and/or silkscreen printing techniques to create their backgrounds, and to great effect.

We can’t wait to print the finishing touch – stencils! – on these backgrounds soon.

Ideas for home: Discuss what you think ‘popular culture’ is and current examples of popular culture and pop art.

Elementary Choir Rehearsal

The Grade 3-5 choir is learning about 3 songs which we’ll perform soon in the SSIS theatre. This group of students has learned one part of the Israeli song, ‘Bashana Haba’ah’ and the Grade 1-2 choir has learned the other part. Hopefully when we get together next week, there will be some beautiful harmony. Charlie is playing the piano accompaniment very sensitively with some expressive phrasing and Karen from G5 will join me on the flute. We hope to see lots of parents there next Friday!

Grade 5 dance workshop

Last Friday Grade 5 were treated to a high energy dance workshop from a visiting teacher who encouraged everyone to “Own their space.” The students tried a range of different dance styles and were told that there was no way they could do it wrong as long as they were trying their best!