Today’s JCA International-Athon has been a mixture of learning, fun, collaboration and fundraising. The children participated in a number of activities in groups from different countries. An exciting part of this fundraising initiative is that it is the only time in the year that the children fundraise for our own school. The JCA match whatever we raise dollar for dollar and therefore we are able to undertake a significant project of interest. The staff and Student Representative Council will discuss possible projects. With a new building and playground coming soon, I can’t wait to see what exciting ideas are tabled.
Organising this event is a huge effort and I would like to thank Katie Narunsky and Stacey Rosenfeld who have led the committee, as well as their fabulous team of Josh Aghion, Hayley Chester and Nicole Esra.
Poem In My Pocket
Wednesday’s Poem in My Pocket Day was a wonderful way to highlight the importance and joy of poetry. The children’s and staff’s pockets were filled with poems – some humorous, some serious and some complete nonsense (in a good way)!
Thank you to Debbie Cohen for organising the event and to everyone for their wonderful participation.
K-2 Invitational Shabbatot
It was amazing to be able to welcome our Year 1 parents on campus for Shabbat last week. They were all treated to the ‘Hagit Bar-On, Sarit Spira and Remi Owen Shabbat Extravaganza’ which is an incredibly meaningful, engaging and fun service.
We look forward to welcoming Kindy families on Friday 19 August 2022 and Year 2 families on Friday 26 August 2022. You’re in for a treat!
National Science Week
As you can see, this is a crazily busy time of year! Next week we are celebrating National Science Week. The theme is Glass: More than meets the eye. Josh Aghion, our Innovation Leader, has been working with the teachers to prepare activities for the students and we look forward to finding out more next week. A massive thank you to Josh for all the hard work to prepare for this event.
For parents who would like to find out more about activities in the community, please take a look here.
The P&F will be organising a Father’s Day breakfast and stall on Friday 26 August 2022. It is always a highlight in our calendar and we look forward to welcoming our community. I would like to thank the P&F team in advance.
Please look out for the information in this edition of Ma Nishma and be sure to sign up.
I would just like to remind you that Grandparents’ Day will be on the morning of Friday 16 September 2022. Please diarise this date (and pass the information onto grandparents and special friends) and look for the invitation in this edition of Ma Nishma for more details.
Tips from the Madrichim
Our Year 6 Madrichim will be giving some tips to support the Years 3-5 students who are heading off to camp later this month. They will also go into the Year 3-5 classrooms to talk to the students next week. We are lucky to have such a superb team of Madrichim and I thank them for their efforts!
In the coming week you will receive an email that outlines the booking process for Parent-Teacher Night. Please keep an eye out for this email.
The dates are as follows:
- Thursday 8 September 2022 – on campus
- Monday 12 September 2022 – via Zoom