Once a year Essex Heights Primary School has a day for grandparents and special friends. It is an important gathering, as it takes up half of the school day.
For Luka this year it was a very special event this year, as we have ‘opa en oma’ from overseas! Continue reading “Grandparents day at school”
Two weeks ago, at the Essex Heights Primary School fun run, the nine fastest runners per age group got selected to be part of the school team. Today was the day where they got to compete against five other schools. Continue reading “District Cross Country”
Today was a pretty special day for the students, teachers, families and friends of Essex Heights Primary School. Because today, at 6:35PM, eleven of the students got a 10-minute window of opportunity to talk to a real astronaut, Jeffrey Williams, while he was flying by in the International Space Station (ISS).
Not something that is part of your everyday curriculum.
Today was another exciting day for the Essex Heights Primary school children. And for me, as I got to experience another sport at school event, which is completely different from the events that we know. It is a fun event, fundraiser and a selection for the school team at the same time. The Essex Heights Fun Run! Continue reading “Essex Heights Fun Run”
ANZAC day is not until Monday, which is a public holiday, so the schools had their ceremony today. Previously the ceremony was only for the grades three and up, this year all the students were there. And, parents and friends were invited, so a nice opportunity for me to experience another school tradition. Continue reading “School Anzac Day ceremony”
Today was another one of those slightly different school days. The grade six students, who are in their last year of primary school, were playing a cricket match against the teachers on the council oval. The other school kids were watching and supporting the game all dressed in pink! Continue reading “Pink Stomp Cricket match”
Two weeks ago Kai received a letter that all the children from Essex Heights could enter the qualification for today’s swimming carnival. Being the sportive kid that he his, no doubt that Kai wanted to try out. You needed to be up to a certain swimming level, but since we are not familiar with those levels, we just signed him up. Even though he finished his swimming lessons three years ago.
Last Monday, during school time, they drove up to the swimming pool by bus. To our surprise, we found out that Kai qualified for the breaststroke in the school swimming team a couple days later. Freestyle is the stroke that children in Australia learn first. In the Netherlands we start with breaststroke. This and his competitive nature, is probably why he made it. Continue reading “School swimming competition”