It is our inaugural Music Week and what a time we have had so far, under the leadership of Mrs Anne Wheat. The three evening recitals, with performances by over 60 of our students, have been sensational. We so appreciate the work of all our tutors: Anne Wheat, Julie Harrison, Karyn James, Hayley Ferris and Stephen McGuire.
Wednesday morning all the Pre-Primary to Year 6 students thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, experiencing Indonesian music presented by Mrs Tri O’Neil from Northshore Christian Grammar. Do not miss the finale with our choir, bands, string ensemble and Year 6 students all performing at the special Music Assembly tomorrow at 8.40am. You will need to be early for a seat.
Our Deputy Principal, Tabatha Grubb, is really stamping her mark on her second role as Learning Support Coordinator, working to see that all students receive the support needed to fully access the curriculum. There is now close liaison with families and with support agencies such as AISWA Education Psychology services. After securing inclusive education funding for some of our students last term, she is now overseeing the effective implementation and monitoring of NCCD (Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability). Last week she undertook two days of PD on effective approaches for students with autism.
Today marks the start of a very special time in our nation - National Reconciliation Week - which runs from the 27th May through to 3rd June bookended by two key anniversaries: the 1967 referendum and the 1992 Mabo decision. Kalamunda Christian School is fully committed to not only reconciliation between peoples, a fundamental aspect of the Christian gospel, but to the honouring, valuing, and learning from and about our first nation peoples. We are working closely with Mrs Naomi Wheat, Aboriginal Liaison Officer at Southern Hills Christian College, in developing culturally appropriate protocols and programs beneficial for not only our wonderful Aboriginal students and their families, but all our students and community.
Running Club started up again two weeks ago, on Tuesday mornings before school. It has been fantastic seeing the children involved really loving it. This is the perfect opportunity for students to train for the Cross Country to be held on Friday 6th August.
If the weather is rainy, Running Club will be held in the school gym.
Well done to all our students in their efforts in learning The Lord’s Prayer for the last month.
Our next verse comes from the Jewish Prophet Micah, known for predicting that Jesus would be born in Bethlehem 800 years before it occurred.
Dr Gregg Weaver