Monthly Archives: October 2017

Year 5 Camp 2017- Cheung Chau

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Year 5 students left school last Wednesday for 3 days at camp. There were mixed feelings- anxious, nervous, excited, scared- but on the return trip on Friday the feelings ranged from happy to tired to exhausted!

Our students spent their days at camp biking, hiking, swimming, shopping, studying temples and learning about the island of Cheung Chau. They were respectful of their environment and the people who live or were holidaying there. Teachers were very proud of student behaviour throughout the days at camp.

Our students importantly learnt about responsibility and independence while on camp. Whether it was keeping control of their own belongings, getting ready for the days activities or helping with setting or clearing up for meals, all participated with a friendly smile. It was pleasing to see children helping each other as they made new friends in the day adventure groups or their night time dorms.

We hope that your child has shared their camping experience with you and that you continue to help them build independence and responsibility as they look forward to the 4 day camp next year and beyond.

Thank you to Year 5 teachers, EA’s and parent volunteers who gave up their time to make sure that these experiences can continue.


You can view all the photos and the wonderful drone footage (Thanks to Greg Wee) on the Year 5 DING page.

The pathway is as follows:

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5TES assembly.

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On Tuesday 10th October, 5 TES shared their learning with the Year 5 team, parents and our special guests, 2ASD.

This assembly was written, produced and performed entirely by the students. They chose how to share their learning through various disciplines and which character strengths were needed to help them work to the best of their ability. We have since spoken about and identified the self talk that we have as we face challenges or times when we think it is too hard to do.

I was very proud of the way in which the students identified, carried out and reflected on their performance and on the way that they worked together to produce a very informative assembly.

It is difficult to have an assembly close to the beginning of the year and straight after a mid term break. It was also the first Year 5 assembly for 2017.

Well done 5TES, you are the best!!