The Friends' School

Morris Information 26.05.2017

Year 5 Outdoor Education Excursion to Kaoota Tramway Walk – 29 May, 5 June
As part of the Year 5 Outdoor Education program students will be undertaking the 6km Kaoota Tramway bushwalk near Margate. This excursion provides students with an enriching wilderness experience and helps to develop knowledge on the history of the location. Students will also develop bushwalking and teamwork skills and develop an understanding of Leave No Trace principles. Students will need to wear long pants, appropriate layers of warm clothing and suitable walking shoes (for example, hiking shoes/hiking boots/runners). Students must also bring a waterproof raincoat, beanie, a large water bottle, lunch and plenty of snacks in a suitable backpack lined with a garbage bag (for waterproofing).

5D – Monday 29 May
5M – Monday 5 June

Morris Assembly Cancelled – 30 May
Our next Morris Assembly, scheduled for Tuesday 30 May, has been cancelled because the cast of the Senior Musical production, ‘Who Loves Me’, will be rehearsing in The Farrall Centre.

Year 2 Strings – Cancelled – 30 May
On Tuesday 30 May there will be no Year 2 String class. The Farrall Centre is in use for the school musical ‘Who Loves Me’. The Year 2 string class is progressing very well and we look forward to seeing the group on Tuesday 6 June.

Year 3 Strings – change of rehearsal location – 30 May
On Tuesday 30 May Year 3 Strings will be in the Morris Music Room due to the school musical rehearsing in The Farrall Centre. Please collect students from the Morris Music Room at 3.45pm. Parents and families are still welcome to watch the lesson. Year 3 Strings will return to The Farrall Centre on 6 June.

Kindergarten Excursion to ‘Art From Trash’ exhibition, Long Gallery, Salamanca – 31 May
Kindergarten is off for another learning experience. This time we will go and view artworks made from recycled materials at the Long Gallery in Salamanca Place on Wednesday 31 May at 12.30pm. The Kindergarten children will all hop aboard a bus at 12.30pm and view the artworks in small groups. We hope to broaden the children’s ideas about the possibilities there are for everyday materials to be transformed, and provide inspiration for their own designs. After the gallery visit we will walk to Princes Park for a play and afternoon tea. Children will be provided with afternoon tea and take their drink bottles. Thank you to the families who will be joining us on the day.

Hobart Eisteddfod – Drama – 1 to 3 June
The dates for this year’s City of Hobart Eisteddfod are 1 and 2 June, at the Town Hall.

Thursday 1 June:
Poetry Solo – 8 years and under
Monologue – 10 years and under
Poetry Solo – 10 years and under
Duologue – 10 years and under
Prepared Reading – 10 years and under

Friday 2 June:
Australian Poetry – 12 years and under
Prepared Reading – 12 years and under
Monologue – 12 years and under
Duologue – 12 years and under

If you have any queries about the Eisteddfod please contact Jenny Wood.

Year 2 Excursion to Art From Trash Exhibition – 2 June
On Friday 2 June Year 2 students will visit the Art From Trash exhibition at the Long Gallery in Salamanca Place. We will leave school at 9.45am and be in the exhibition from about 10.00am. Students will then walk to Princes Park for a picnic lunch at 11.30am. Please ensure your child has a packed lunch that day and wears their warm school jacket with their uniform. Parents are welcome to join us on the bus for this excursion, or meet us at The Long Gallery or Princes Park. Please let Emily and Philippa know if you are able to join us.

Year 6 Excursions to Visit Places of Worship – 6 and 9 June
As a part of our inquiry under the theme Who We Are, Year 6 will be doing two excursions during Week 6. We will be visiting places of worship in the Hobart area. The first excursion will be on Tuesday 6 June, when we will visit a Mosque, St Mary’s Cathedral and the Bahai Centre. The second excursion will be on Friday 9 June, when we will visit St David’s Cathedral, a Synagogue, Scots Uniting Church and Holy Trinity Orthodox Church. These excursions are full day learning engagements. Students will be dressed in sports uniform, shell jackets and will need to bring their lunches on both days. If you require further information please contact one of the Year 6 teachers.

Year 2 Excursion to Mornington Tip – 7 June
On Wednesday 7 June, Year 2 students will visit the Mornington tip and have a guided bus tour of the landfill and recycling areas. Students will then visit the tip shop to explore the resources and goods sold there. Following our visit to the tip, we will have a picnic lunch at Bellerive Beach Park, next to Blundstone Arena. Parents are invited to join us at the park at about 11.40am for a picnic lunch. Please ensure your child has a packed lunch that day and wears their warm school jacket with their uniform.

End of Term Two ‘Tigers and Teapots’ Community Singalong – 7 July
On Friday 7 July all Wells children will be celebrating the end of term with a singalong. This singalong will take place in The Farrall Centre Auditorium from 2.30pm to 3.00pm. Families of Wells children are warmly invited to join in the singalong of several well known children’s songs and a couple of nursery rhymes for younger siblings too. Each song will be accompanied by string players from Morris and the High School. Our community singalong is a ‘cushion concert’ where we invite family members to sit alongside their children and enjoy singing together, so please bring a cushion if you need one. More information about the ‘Tigers and Teapots’ songs can be found here. Enjoy exploring this site and its music with your children before the singalong day.

If you have any queries about ‘Tigers & Teapots’ please contact Suzi Gillespie, Kerry Bennett or Christine Akerman.

Important Dates
Term 2 Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July
Tuesday 23 May – Parents & Friends’ Association meeting
Monday 12 June – Queen’s Birthday holiday
Tuesday 4 July – Tuesday Japanese Festival
Friday 7 July – Wells – Tigers & Teapots community singalong
Term 3 Tuesday 25 July to Friday 29 September
Monday 14 August – Parents & Friends’ Association meeting
Tuesday 22 August – Book Week Assembly
Friday 1 September – Fathers’ Day Breakfast
Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 September – Year 6 Exhibition
Term 4 Monday 16 October to Thursday 14 December
Monday 23 October – Athletics Carnival Years 3-6
Wednesday 25 October – Grandparents & Older Friends Day
Monday 30 October – Parents & Friends’ Association meeting
Thursday 26 – Friday 27 October – Show Day holidays
Thursday 23 – Friday 24 November – Year 4 Camp
Thursday 30 November – Friday 1 December – Year 6 Camp
Friday 1 December – K-2 Sports Day
Monday 4 December – Moving On Day
Wednesday 13 December – Year 6 Assembly

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