Monday 29th August 2016
Lots of Harry Potters, mermaids and Cats in the Hat enthusiastically invaded both campuses last week to celebrate authors, reading and to raise awareness of the wonderful worlds we can all find inside a book. Lisa, from the Library, organised a Book Week Parade and lots of parents watched as the children and staff celebrated at Caulfield. WE also had another wonderful Book Fair from Readings, this time at Brighton, and are very grateful to Angela for bringing us another selection of stunning books for our children to read.
The Book Swap was highly successful with many books being brought to the Caulfield Library and then sold to raise money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation who are focussing on Early Childhood books this year.
The author, Clare Saxby, came and spoke to the Cycle 1 children in the Brighton Hall too and had them totally engages as she showed them a real emu egg and feathers before reading them her delightfully informative book Emu.
Athletics Trials Day
The winter weather last Friday was perfect and we were delighted to find that the Duncan McKinnon Reserve has been finished with a wonderful, new pavilion which meant our children could all leave their snacks, lunch and extra clothing in one place and could have some time out, sitting in comfort, when not performing. The day was outstandingly organised by Dominic as usual and, inspired by the recent Rio Olympics, our 9-12 year olds threw discus, tried their hand at shot put, performed the triple jump, long jump, hurdles and ran many different distances and even relays. A selection has now been made for the children who will represent MMS at the Districts this Friday.
“The more capacity to concentrate is developed, the more often the profound tranquility in work is achieved, then the clearer will be the manifestation of discipline within the child.”