Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Friends of Nativity School,
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads! Our Fathers and father figures play such a critical and distinct role in children’s lives, they positively influence their children’s health, social success and academic achievements. To all the dad’s who juggle the role of protector, educator, role model, friend, entertainer and counsellor along with many other roles we wish you a wonderful celebration with your children on Sunday. “I will guide you in the way of wisdom and I will lead you in upright paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered, and when you run, you will not stumble.” Proverbs 4:11-12:
This week on Friday, we have the Father’s Day stall for our students to choose a special gift for their dad, and also the Dad’s and Kids Sleep out. Many thanks to Talitha, Melinda, Ari, WahWah, Theresa, Leah, Amanda, Belinda, Elle, Bianca, Laura & Kate for your assistance on the Father’s Day stall and to Daryl Hocking for his organisation of the Dad’s and Kid’s sleep out & Bianca Cotton for doing the shopping for the sleep out breakfast.
The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival celebrates all visual art and is the largest open-access visual arts festival in Australia. During August, audiences are able to discover, explore, and engage with the work of SA artists as they are celebrated statewide. This year, School the Nativity was able to contribute art works by our students to the festival online. There is a link to our students art work for the SALA festival on our website. I encourage you to have a look at the excellent work of our students from Reception all the way through to Year 6. Thanks to Charlotte Harms for her work with the students in Visual Art this year.
On Tuesday the Knockout Netball Team came fifth in the overall Knockout competition. Congratulations Cacey, Ciara, Cecelia, Ava, Jessica, Siena, Georgia, Harper and Millie for being the first Nativity Knockout team to make the finals!
Also on Tuesday Lewis, Brayden, Alannah, Blaine and Josh attended the Young Environmental Leaders Day with Mrs Paparella at Coromandel Valley Primary School. They were involved in some bush walking and creating Aboriginal Art using Kaurna symbols. They have also planned some sustainability activities for our school, including Waste free Wednesdays.
On Wednesday the Reception to year 2 students visited the Old Adelaide Gaol and the Year 3 / 4 students visited the Museum and Art Gallery. Some of our students shared some things with me that they enjoyed:
Patrick – We found 15 guards around the gaol, and we pretended we were prisoners and visitors
Naksh – I liked finding the guards hidden around the gaol and looking at the gaol cells.
Scarlett – We learnt about what the prisoners did during the day. Did you know people outside the gaol threw tennis balls filled with sweets into the prison for the prisoners?
Jett- I liked looking at the dinosaur bones in the museum
Sophie – I liked the giant squid, when you look down, it feels like you will fall in!
Eire- We saw a lot of pictures people had drawn in the Art Gallery
Anthony- We saw the Lego boat from Lego Masters (TV series) in the museum and it showed what it looked like inside a ship.
Just a reminder next Monday the 5 September is a Pupil Free Day. On this day our teaching and Education Support Officer staff will develop the Pedagogical Principles that underpin our learner statement: Nurturing and Empowering learners to thrive.