27 May 2019

Abacus Newsletter 27th May 2019

Abacus Kindergarten’s latest newsletter available to read now. Find out the latest news from around the school and upcoming events.

Coming Week Dates

Week Beginning – Monday 27th May

Friday K2 Induction Visit – Clearwater Bay
Next Week

Week Beginning – Monday 3rd June

Tuesday School Tour
Thursday School Closed – Training Day
Friday School Closed – Public Holiday
Important Dates This Term

Thursday 6th June –  Staff Training – School Closed
Friday 7th June –  Public Holiday
Friday 21st June –  Story Exhibition Day (Parents Invited)
Wednesday 26th June –  Splash Day (Children only)
Thursday 27th June –  K2 Graduation (K2 Parents Invited) and Last Day of Term 3
Friday 28th June –  Staff Meeting (School Closed)

Although we are not governed by the statutory holidays for schools, we follow the ESF schools calendar. During every year we have 5 teacher training days built into the calendar. This is in addition to the contact days with children. These CPD days are added onto our calendar not removed from the contact days with children.

Please find the school calendar for Abacus Calendar for 2018-2019  here. We also now have the Abacus Calendar for 2019-2020 available here.

Story Sharing Day

The K2 children had their story sharing day last week. They experienced a variety of activities based around stories such as story walks, musical stories and puppet shows.

The photos from the day can be found here.

K2 Transition to Year 1

All of the Year 1 teachers from Clearwater Bay School except one who is on leave have been down to Abacus now to visit the children they will be receiving in August.

They have spent time getting to know their children and having a handover meeting with our teachers. On Friday they will visit Clearwater Bay School and find out which classes they are in next year.

Abacus buses will be running as usual for those children that need to come back to school after the induction visit. Some children come back to school and others are too tired and go straight home. Children not moving onto Clearwater Bay School can come to school as usual.

K1 Science Day

The K1 children are learning all about scientific concepts and processes in this unit. In order to provoke their thinking they attended a science day at Abacus and experienced a variety of science experiments.

Here are the photos from the day.


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Moodle – Your child’s portfolio and reports, class news, school news and photos.
Gateway – Change personal details, sign up for events and book parent consultations on Gateway.
The School Calendar – All important dates can be found here for next year.

Class Pages

K1 English Class
Olivia Kane, Michelle Chan and Sue Tyson/ Penny Loveridge
K1 Bilingual Class
Hannah Smith, Allison Fung and Maria Lee
K2 English Class
Olivia Kotyck, Anita Jims and Jackie Henderson
K2 Bilingual Class
Danielle Evans, Susanne Liu and Bridgette Walker