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The doors were open and the breeze was flowing through the school as we welcomed hundreds of families to Korowal on Saturday. Our Open Day was a huge success and a great celebration of the students’ work and teachers guidance. Many students and parents assisted with the set up and running of events and created a hive of creativity. Through the laughter and chat they provided us with tasty food and beverages, ushered visitors around the school and cleaned and reset the rooms.
It is a great week when we have international visitors as we did in Week 3, for we experience the school through fresh eyes. At our welcoming assembly David, a teacher from Suginami, talked us through the Japanese school experience, and this was illuminating for us all. It was particularly surprising for our students when the 16 year old guests all confirmed that their mothers make their lunch boxes, or bento, for them each day. At Korowal these students are assimilating and are regular customers at the canteen!
Our Japanese students have arrived and Year 9 left for Bermagui at the end of our second week of term. The snowmen are a memory only!
Well, we made it! We have just had a whole School assembly and wished our students a safe and healthy holiday time.
The School term is rapidly drawing to a close as we head towards the winter solstice.
Another week has passed by, marking the end of autumn. Our trees still hold some of their beautiful autumnal coloured leaves and it is a treat to walk down from the staff carpark each morning and take in the glorious sight.
Another busy week has come to an end; one which has heralded a new initiative in the form of the first of our Impressions series and concluded with farewelling one of our very own elders. More about both of these events later…
There was definitely a feeling that winter is on its way this week, with a real crispness to the air and classically beautiful clear blue skies (well, sometimes!). This is a good time to remember to please label your children’s clothing, especially those warm jackets and tops that are discarded throughout the day as the temperature rises and circulation improves. We really do collect an enormous amount of unnamed, unclaimed clothing that students don’t seem to either miss or recognize.
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