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As this year’s Prep 6 prepare to make their own memories of Barcelona, I’ve been enjoying looking back over the blog entries from our inaugural trip in 2014. It really doesn’t seem like two years ago since we first went and launched a new series of trips for Edenhurst.
A rather belated but warm welcome back to school to all children, staff and parents after the Easter break.
Well, maybe not so ‘warm’ as the country is currently experiencing winter-like weather conditions! We have a really talented 1st XI cricket team this year who are itching to get to grips with the fixture list - let’s hope our interesting climate quickly turns into Summer!
It is my pleasure to be writing this Blog halfway up a mountain in the French Alps. Here we are with 35 children from three schools and six teachers and it has given me another chance to reflect on the benefits of a school ski trip.
Two weeks ago we were pleased to welcome a team of senior leaders and teachers from other schools in the Bellevue group to carry out a learning review at Edenhurst. For three days the school was busy with lesson observations, book scrutinies and analysis of our teaching methods.
Just the other day I was in Prep 5W’s classroom for their English lesson on the subject of ‘Relative Clauses’ (nothing to do with Santa’s family!). I couldn’t remember being taught this when I was at school and I was amazed at how successfully the children got to grips with it.
So I was pleased when I saw the quiz below in the education press and could confidently answer Q4. (Actually I got most of the other answers right as well, but I’m sure that’s only because I know what’s going on in our classrooms, rather than from my own education, which specialised in Science).
It's amazing how we can take kindness for granted...but equally, we notice when it isn't there! As part of the run-up to World Kindness Day, Prep 6 have been looking out for 'random acts of kindness' around Edenhurst this week in order to look for what we are promoting through our School Values.
However long you've been part of our school community, you can't have failed to notice that as a school we are making extensive use of Twitter and Facebook to keep you up to date with what's going on around Edenhurst on a daily basis. Mr. Copestick jokes that I tweet in my sleep - and certainly there have been events and activities where I have posted very regular updates! - but if you look throughout the school, there are a lot of the staff and some of the clubs that are now on Twitter. Have a look!