Primary News

2 November 2018

Our Primary School Living Bar Chart showing the nationalities of all the learners and staff (nearly 600 people!)

From our Head of Primary

Last Wednesday was United Nations Day. We recognised this globally important day as part of our Diversity Week 2018 celebrations. Our theme this year was 'Me, You and Us': the idea that I am unique and special; you are unique and special and that it is the responsibility of us all to make respectful and meaningful connections with one another. There were masses of activities taking place throughout the week in classes and across the school, including our Diversity Fair, the United Nations Assembly, our Nationalities Bar Chart and our handprint mural. Our 'Recent Events' section has photos from the week.

In today's assemblies we all enjoyed a laugh as the finalists of our Joke Contest shared their fabulously funny jokes with us. A number of our learners also shared some exciting activities that they have organised for the next few weeks. Here are the details of some of them:

Friday, 9 November: Deepavali will be celebrated in the Primary School. Learners are all encouraged to wear traditional Indian dress.

Monday, 12 and Tuesday, 13 November: Toy Swap for Years 3 to 6. Children in these year groups are encouraged to bring in a 'nearly new' toy to exchange for another.

Friday 16, 23 and 30 November: Silly Sock Fridays for all learners. For three weeks all learners are invited to wear Silly Socks on Friday in exchange for $2. All money raised will go towards a Men's Health and Cancer Awareness Charity called 'Movember'. Over the past few years Nexus have supported this charity through various activities and events and raised over $6,000. We do hope you will give your support this year too.

Mondays: In conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund, our Primary School Green Guardians presented our Meat-Free Monday initiative. We are encouraging all families to go meat-free on Mondays. Click on this short video to hear some of the reasons why they are promoting this inititiave.

Thank you to the many parents that joined us on Tuesday evening to hear about how we are putting our families first as we plan the move to our new school! My thanks also to those learners who entertained us with musical interludes. Below, the images and 'Our New School - Putting Families First' video will give you an insight into community life at our new school!

I hope you all have an enjoyable long weekend and I wish our Hindu families a very happy Deepavali - may the divine light of Deepavali bring you peace and prosperity.

Paul Beach

Head of Primary School