09 April 2009

End of Term 1

Today was the last day of school for term 1. The children will now have Easter Holidays from April 10 - 28. Some achievements of the year so far:

Zoe is now a reader. They have been working on sight words and bringing home readers - 2 per week. Zoe is now at reading level 1. She also was the first student in the entire school to receive 20 Copa Blues - a reward system. She received a pencil from the principal. Normally, she would be honored at the school assembly on Friday, but school dismissed on Thursday this week, so they presented her with her reward in front of her class.

Tristan is doing well. He has reached reading level 21...which is very good considering they tested him as being 14 when he first arrived - but amended it to 17 early in the term. He received 4 out of 5 stars for a presentation he did on the sense of smell.

Clara loves her school. She also did a presentation for her teacher on a country. She chose the United States. She was then asked to present at the all school assembly to celebrate "Harmony Day" a few weeks ago.

Clara was chosen to represent Copacabana school at the Brisbane Waters Zone Soccer trial 3 weeks ago. There were three girls from Copa selected. Out of the many girls that competed, Clara was chosen to be on the Brisbane Waters Zone Soccer team. There were 14 girls and 9 schools represented on the BW zone team. Last week BW zone had a game trial against Woy Woy zone. While the girls played, judges determined the best players to create a new team - the Central Coast zone. Clara was chosen to be a part of the Central Coast team based on her skills. On April 30, she will play soccer with this team in a day of competition. She could play as many as 6 games on that day.

Clara was chosen to represent Copa school for soccer because she is a player on the Kincumber Kangaroos Club team. She has been enjoying practice with these girls - from many different schools in the area. There have been some trial games, but the season will get underway in earnest after Easter.

Over all, the children are very happy at school and are making friends. Zoe has been to 2 birthday parties. Tristan has had 2 play dates at friends houses and 1 here. Clara has enjoyed walking home from school with school chums.


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Catherine said...

Gracias, Raul. Donde vives?