MYP 2 Annual Board Game Extravaganza
As part of their English unit on Myths, Fairytales and Legends, MYP 2 students created board games. The purpose of the activity was to create a board game based on a story of their choice, their characters and situations, write instructions and produce something that was fun to play. All three MYP 2 classes gathered for the culmination of the activity, a chance for everyone to play each others' games and give feedback. Prizes were awarded for the most creative games.
From September 30th to October 4th, Early Years and Primary celebrated Book Week! The theme of this year's book week was ‘Authors’, each year level chose a different author to focus on and students enjoyed a variety of activities throughout the week such as Book Swap, Character Dress-up day, Buddy Reading, Bookmarker competition and much more! Parents also participated by coming in and reading to the children. We received a special visit from Brazilian author Renata Julianelli where she joined music and dancing to retell her story. Students were also able to buy her books and get her autograph. Overall it was a successful and fun Book Week! The main purpose of Book Week was to help promote the enjoyment and the love of reading by students at school and at home. We would like to encourage parents and families to continue encouraging this culture of reading for pleasure at home throughout the year.
We would like to remind all families that Book Swap will continue to run all year long. Students are encouraged to bring books from home that they no longer read and receive a book buck for it, with it they can "buy" another book to take home. Book Swap will be held permanently in both libraries plus run by the student council once or twice a week during lunchtime.
Second-hand Uniform Shop
A big THANK YOU to parents who have donated uniforms to our second-hand shop and to all the parents that helped in the store. Out of their earnings R$15,000.00 has been used for teacher training for Early Years, Primary and Secondary teachers.
We enrolled four teachers in the Harvard Project Zero (Algemira Kollar, Fiorella Giordano, Vanessa Torlai and Vera Belotto) and Bianca Starck and Guilherme Torii to take part in the LAHC Learnfest in Buenos Aires.
MYP 4 Advertising Fair
As the culmination of three units based on different types of writing, MYP 4 presented their Advertising Campaigns to their classmates and specially invited judges. Persuasive Writing was on display. The standard of the work was excellent and the students certainly enjoyed sharing their work with others.
Sewing Machine Donation
St. Francis would like to thank Mr. Moreno and Emma Moreno Lee (MYP 5) for the donation of a sewing machine to the Secondary Arts department.
Personal Project In-Progress Fair
On Thursday, October 17th, our MYP 5 students showcased the development of their Personal Projects by sharing their plan and action with the rest of the school community during our annual Personal Project In-Progress Fair in the black box theater.
This event served as an opportunity for them to reflect upon their progress as well as the obstacles they have been encountering so far. Our students enjoyed getting feedback and opinions from different members of our school community on how to tackle the hurdles and improve the quality of their final outcomes. Thank you to everyone that joined us during this activity, showing your interest, supporting their projects and celebrating their accomplishments!