The Friends' School

Morris Information 22.09.2017

Supervision at Morris Before School
Children are supervised in the Morris barkchip area, outside the library from 8.30am.  Please support your child by supervising them before this time to ensure their safety. Before and After School Care is available if required.

Year 6 Exhibition – Open Classrooms and Exhibition Evening – 28 September
PYP Exhibition is a significant event in an IB school. As a culminating experience for Year 6 students, it is an opportunity to independently exhibit the attributes of the learner profile and identify, investigate and offer solutions to real life issues. It is also an opportunity for them to demonstrate the five essential elements of the PYP program: knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes and action. Our Exhibition this year is under the transdisciplinary theme of How the world works.  All Friends’ families are invited to share in the Year 6 Exhibition evening on Thursday 28 September, from 5.30pm – 7.00pm, in The Farrall Centre.

Year 6 Exhibition Action
Donations of eye-glasses required
A group of students for their Year 6 Exhibition are inquiring into eye care and for their ‘action’ they are collecting glasses to be recycled and sent to third world countries. If you have any old glasses, could you please bring them in to the Year 6 area where there will be a collection box. Thank you in advance, Charlotte & Thomas, Year 6.

Loose Change Drive – Providing Aid to the Victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria
For Exhibition we are looking at building structures and how geography influences them. We have learnt that thousands of people have lost their homes as a result of the recent hurricane activity in the Caribbean and the US. The devastation has been horrific. Our action will be to donate to a charity called ‘All Hands’ through a ‘Loose Change Drive’. All Hands are currently providing aid to the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Their model is based on meeting the greatest need as best they can. We are asking students and parents in Walpole to bring in loose change between now and next Friday to support All Hands.  We will be visiting classrooms every day next week to collect donations and donations can also be made at our Exhibition stand. Thank you in advance, Pippa, Chris and Cathy.

Year 6 Exhibition Celebration, Soundy Park – 29 September
On Friday 29 September, after dismantling our Exhibition, we will be taking all Year 6 students to Soundy Park (corner of Argyle and Burnett St). We will be walking via Elizabeth Street in North Hobart giving any student who would like to, the opportunity to purchase their lunch (maximum $10). This excursion is designed to be a celebration of all students’ achievements during the Exhibition. Students will need to wear their sports uniform and will require snacks for morning tea due to the late lunch. We will be leaving the School at approximately 11.00am and returning at 3.00 pm.

Year 5/6 Growing Up Program – 17 to 19 October
Growing Up – a relationships, sexuality and protective behaviours program, will be run by Family Planning Tasmania for Year 5 and Year 6 starting on Tuesday 17 October.  A parent information session will be held at 8.30am on 17 October in the Morris Library. For information about talking to your child about relationships, sexuality and puberty visit this website.

Year 5 excursion to CCAMLR – 16 October
On Monday 16 October Year 5M students have been invited to the opening of the annual meeting for the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) in Hobart where international delegates discuss the oceans and marine life around the Antarctic. Our students will have the opportunity to present some framed photos of the Southern Ocean by the world famous French photographer, Laurent Ballesta.

Years 3-6, Morris Athletics Carnival – 23 October
The Morris Athletics Carnival will be held on Monday 23 October at the Domain Athletics Centre for all students in Years 3-6. Students are required to make their own way to the Domain by 9.00am, with supervision provided from 8.15am. The carnival concludes at 3.00pm. Students need to be picked up promptly by 3.10pm otherwise they will walk back to school with class teachers. Programs will be sent home in the first week of Term 4. Any enquiries please contact Lisa Di Venuto or call the Morris Office on 6210 2228.

Grandparents and Older Friends Day – 25 October
Grandparents and Older Friends Day will be held on Wednesday 25 October commencing with Morris Assembly at 12.00pm in The Farrall Centre and concluding with afternoon tea at 2.00pm with Principal Nelson File and Head of Morris Mary-Margaret Gibson.  Classrooms will operate as usual and there will be opportunities for you to observe and participate. Invitations have been sent to families and we look forward to welcoming Grandparents and Older Friends on the day. If you have any queries or specific requirements please contact the Morris Office on 6210 2228.

Important Dates
Term 3 Tuesday 25 July to Friday 29 September
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
Thursday 26 – Friday 27 October – Show Day holidays
Monday 30 October – Parents & Friends’ Association meeting
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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