FROM DIRECTOR OF WATERFORD, GABRIELLE SMITH
A wonderful start to Term 4 at Waterford
In the short time I have been here I have had the opportunity to visit classrooms, be a part of the opening school assembly as well as be involved in an inspirational staff professional development session that was lead by our fellow colleagues. I feel so blessed to be a member of such an inclusive, innovative community.
We are in the final stages of developing a makerspace in the Waterford library which is incredibly exciting. A makerspace is a collaborative and creative learning environment which allows for changing and flexible educational goals. In this space the boys are provided with opportunities to identify problems, communicate ideas and design and create solutions using technology and various other resources. The use of this type of space supports our students in the critical 21st century skills needed to thrive in the world they will be entering at the completion of Year 12.
We are in the process of building a vertical lego wall for this space and would really appreciate the donation of any lego that isn’t being used anymore. If your family has finished with lego, we would be so grateful to receive it.
Congratulations to Ben van Dam and Noah Gaussen (both Yr 5) who have been selected in the U11 SEJCA (South Eastern Junior Cricket Association) representative team holding the position of vice captain.
Also, congratulations to Hugh Caldwell (Yr 5) who is in the U11 SEJCA squad and Hunter Eldridge (Yr 6) in the U13 SEJCA squad.
A ‘shout out’ to keen francophiles and hispanists
It is almost time for ‘Languages Day’ in the Junior School. This year is going to be a celebration of French and Spanish. It will take place on Tuesday 20th November. We would love for any parents who are able to read in French or Spanish to be involved.
We would require for you to come in from 8:40 to 9:00 a.m
If you are available, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Merci beaucoup/ muchísimas gracias!