30 August 2019
From our Head of Primary
Last week, we held what are probably the most anticipated Years 1 to 6 assemblies of the year. These assemblies focus on our Nexus Values that we are reminded of through the acronym RECIPE (Respect, Excellence, Communication, Integrity, Passion, Enjoyable Environments).
We baked chocolate cakes, but some ingredients were forgotten or changed. These cakes tasted awful! Only the cake following the correct RECIPE was delicious. This reminded us that we should reflect on and follow all the Nexus values, our RECIPE.
If you’d like to try making our Nexus Chocolate Cake this weekend, the Nexus RECIPE is here.
This week we extended our conversation with the aid of a wide range of cupcakes with different flavours, icing, toppings, decorations and fillings. This reminded us that at Nexus we have the same core values, yet everyone in our community is unique and special and that celebrating our diversity is a wonderful thing!
3 TABLESPOONS OF FLOUR
2 TABLESPOONS OF SUGAR
2 TEASPOONS OF CHOCOLATE POWDER
¼ TEASPOON OF BAKING POWDER
4 TABLESPOONS OF MILK
1 TABLESPOON OF OIL
DROP OF VANILLA FLAVOUR
1 TEASPOON OF CHOCOLATE CHIPS
ADD ALL THE INGREDIENTS IN A LARGE CUP OR MUG AND WHISK UNTIL IT IS SMOOTH
MICROWAVE FOR 45 SECONDS AND LET IT COOL FOR 3 MINUTES
There are a few important announcements included in this week's newsletter. Please take time to view the various sections. Key points include how to access your child's allocated CCAs under the 'Sports & CCA News' tab and how to sign up for the the various Nexus workshops taking place this semester by clicking the 'Parent Workshops' tab. Please also add to your diaries the dates for the Parent and Teacher Conferences in mid-September. You will have the on option of booking appointments in the evening of Monday, 16 or Wednesday 18 September. Details will follow in the next Primary News.
May I take a moment to remind our families to label all children's belongings... hats, water bottles, lunch boxes, bags, uniform and HPE/swim kits. With nearly a thousand learners there are lots of children that have the same or similar items and it is easy for them to lose things. If everything is labelled, it makes it much easier for items to be returned to their owners. Please may I also ask families to regularly check at home to see if anything has been taken home in error. If so, please send the items back to school and we will get to return them to the rightful owners.
Finally, below there are some images of our wonderful new school. Construction is nearing a major completion milestone: the TOP inspection at the end of September. After this inspection we will be granted more access to the building so we can push forward on readying the campus for occupation in January. Myself and a number of our staff, particularly our specialist teams, have now been to explore their new spaces and we have been amazed by the exciting learning opportunities they will offer your children.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Don't forget to come along and enjoy the NPG Flea Market tomorrow afternoon.
Head of Primary School