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ASA Update – November 2016

The activity program is back in full swing. Taking a walk around school during ASA time, you will see and hear some incredible things going on – Young Journalists are planning surveys and interview questions for articles for their newsletter. Photo Fun students have been experimenting with taking extreme close ups – the results are amazing. The Tanzanian Cooking group made an extremely tasty Chicken Pilau. Chess Club has been setting problems for each other and trying to work out how to solve them. Urban Dance group has been learning some very cool new dance moves. Community Service Swim students are in the pool playing with children from the visiting autistic school. The Animation and Recycling group has been gluing and and painting the props for their forthcoming films and as ever there’s plenty of sporting action with Football, Swimming, Volleyball, Basketball, Floor Hockey to name but a few.
Inter School Football
The Grade 3, 4 and 5 boys’ and girls’ football teams are already back in action, playing games on Wednesdays and Fridays. Results at all levels have been extremely positive and the teams are looking forward to their upcoming finals competitions.
ASA Dates to Remember
Saturday 5 November – Swim Squad Gala at HOPAC
Tuesday 8 November – Development Gala at IST
Saturday 19 November – Grade 3 Football Finals at IST
Tuesday 22 November – Swim Squad Gala at IST
Friday 2 December – Last day of ASA’s and ASA assembly
Saturday 3 December – Grade 4 -5 Football Finals at HOPAC
Parents will receive more detailed information about each event closer to the time.

We are getting ready……….

Are you?????

Have a look at the link to the Official Olympic Website. There is a great animation, introducing you to the idea and ethos behind the games. Very excited about August 2016!!!

Our new Bouldering Wall

We are so excited to have the Bouldering wall as part of our PE facilities.
Please watch the video and if you have any questions please post them on the blog.
Thank you.

Gymnastics in Grade 2

In grade two students have been exploring the idea of creating different movements that can be put together. Students have been gaining an understanding of how movements can be linked to make a sequence. This has been a cooperative effort with a partner and also one that requires lot’s of talking, reflection and doing before a finished product is ready to be shown to others. There has been a lot of discussion and demonstration about what makes a movement a linking movement. Once with their partner then begins the real test to see if the plan and the moves chosen fit together. We have all levels of learners in class and it is common to see a partnership of two students with varying abilities.

Grade 3 Health & Fitness Spotlight

Grade Three classes took off on their new unit of Health and Fitness by brainstorming about these questions:
* Describe ways to improve or become physically fit
* What types of fitness are there?
* How does nutrition link to your health?
* What does being physically fit mean to you?

Groups explored, discussed and arrived with many different responses, can you match those responses to the questions above? Give it a try!

Being Healthy
Nonstop running for 5 minutes
Run at least 1-2xs/day
Doing different types of sports
Pull ups
We get pumped up when we run
We should drink water to keep us strong
The types of food you eat will give you certain types of energy
Drinking water to keep hydrated
Push ups
Weight Lifting
Long Jump
High Jump
Jumping Rope
Mountain Climbing
Fitness Games
Climbing trees

Stay tuned to find out what the Six Daily Life Movements are that 3rd Graders will be learning and exploring next.