Hello CCS community,
Kindness Week was another fantastic reminder of how we value building our community and reinforce characteristics we see in our learners every day. A big shout out to Mr Punto who spent time flying around campus documenting the numerous activities during this whole school event. If you have a moment, please watch the video with your child and take time to discuss with them why kindness matters.
It was a busy week in our Primary Programme as we hosted a week-long professional development focused on literacy. Cailin Minor from Erin Kent Consulting joined our classrooms last week to help launch a workshop approach to writing and reading. The workshop approach empowers students as writers and readers while focusing on the transferable skills they need to grow. As we continue to enhance our literacy resources, literacy will be an area of professional focus for our teachers over the coming years. You will have received an envelope with CCS fundraiser cards from The Corner House who has partnered with us to raise funds to enhance our classroom libraries. Thank you for their support and we appreciate your support of this initiative.
Our Year 6 Showcase is in full swing with students taking action across the campus. The Year 6 Showcase groups with an environmental focus are launching a fundraising campaign to purchase and plant trees while another group has selected a location to start composting in our primary. Please remember to support a gender equality initiative by our Year 6 students on Thursday, March 5th when boys wear pink and girls wear blue. You will see a wide variety of surveys and initiatives coming out from our Year 6 Showcase groups and we appreciate your support with them. If you feel you would be able to act as an “expert” for any of our groups, please let me know the area you could support and I can get you connected with a group of eager inquirers.
Thank you for your patience as we move into the next level of our Flu Matrix and begin taking temperatures at the gates. Please remind your children to keep washing their hands!
Have a great week,
CCS Random Acts of Kindness Week
By Max Henson (Deputy Head of Secondary) & Rola Ghadban
Last week was CCS Random Acts of Kindness week. An event week organised by the CCS Wellbeing committee which works across both the Primary and Secondary School to improve student wellbeing. The week was jam-packed with fun events aiming to highlight the importance of Kindness in our everyday lives, whether it’s towards our friends, family, ourselves or the environment.
Some highlights in the Secondary school included:
Mindfulness session (in Primary as well)
Paper Jams Kindness Cards
In Primary all classes participated in various kindness activities of their choosing in class. Additionally, at break some activities included:
Spreading kind messages
Writing gratitude messages on leaves
Giving free hugs
Making a kindness mural with the help of some CAS students.
Songs, poems and stories about showing kindness
The kindness vibes were contagious as the positivity went viral throughout campus! A special thank you to Ms Laiyee Fernandez who gave up her time to run a mindfulness session with our senior and Primary school students. Thank You to the parents who came into the Secondary school coffee morning on bullying and engaged in meaningful discussion and debate around this important topic.
Thanks to the Wellbeing Committee and all the teachers who helped coordinate the week and Thanks to all our students for getting involved and being so kind during the week and always.
Cooking time with Early Years! Kindness recipe.
Mixing the ingredients.
We began Kindness Week with a sharing circle: every member of 7CC shared something kind and positive about the person next to them. We understand that words have power. – Ms Claire Caffrey.
“MINILOGUE” Class of 2020 IB DP Visual Arts HL
Students: Alia Heras, Anastasia Feklistova, Anna Puelacher, Casey Seaward, Eva Jacquemin, Kayla Elizabeth, Khya Sumarto, Milarosa Marcolnhado Belo, Nour Hajjar.
Thanks to Mrs Michaela and Ms Dee for always supporting us.
Thank you to Pak Tri and CCS ground staff with helping us set up.
Thank you to Mr Combs, FoCCS, and the Yayasan for making this exhibition possible.
[Photos by Alia Heras]
[Video by students]
Year 6 Maths
Making their mathematics come alive. Year 6 are studying ratio and scale and will be applying their knowledge when designing a new campus playground. The pupils went for a site visit to help them imagine the dimensions and consider the ratios. They were also given a tour by Pak Tom and had a good look at the architectural plans to see the ratio in action. – Mr Adam.
By Stella, Keilah, Bianca and Lukas: Year 6
“There is a garden in everybody’s childhood, an enchanted place where colours are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence
As Elizabeth Lawrence said, there is a garden in everybody’s childhood. There is, but, the thing that makes the petals start to fall off the flower, a bird’s nest, full of baby birds, that fall out of the highest trees, the clouds that start to get gloomy are the bad times. These bad times can be in your mind for the rest of your life.
Child abuse is one of the most difficult situations to deal with. There are many types of child abuse situations such as sexual, mental, physical, emotional and neglect. There are probably so many more but the two types of abuse we are focusing on our physical and emotional.
Firstly, emotional abuse can be very challenging for children to deal with. They can go through a lot of sadness, stress, being scared, etc. Emotional abuse is not healthy in itself but, HealthLine has stated that stress can lead to a person possibly developing cancer (but the answer isn’t clear yet). People are filled with emotion from the smallest baby to the oldest grandparent.
Secondly, physical abuse. There are many types of physical abuse but the main point that we are focusing on is how parents, guardians or other adults are hitting, striking, or neglecting their children. Obviously, that is really bad for children to go through any of that. We should all be thankful that we are not being abused right now. Right now there is a child locked up in a closet with their hands tied up being whipped, there is a child right now that is in a wealthy family and their parents are neglecting them as they are ‘too busy’, there is a child that is chained up to a cage that can’t call for help. Are you happy you have a loving family?
Everyone should be able to live in a dream world when they are children. They should be able to call for help when they need it, always have someone by their side to comfort them when they feel gloomy. Everyone deserves to be happy.
This is written as part of our Year 6 showcase where we are looking into the effects and existence of child abuse.
March 5 – Bake Sale, Year 1
Gender equality initiative by Year 6, boys wear pink and girls wear blue.
March 6 – PD Day, No school.
March 10 – Student-Led Conferences
No classes for Year 7-10
March 11 – BSSA Basketball Junior Finals
March 12 – BSSA Basketball Senior Finals
March 12-13 – Secondary Production!
March 13 – 19 – Y13 CAS Exit Interviews
March 20 – Last day of Term 3.
Ogoh-Ogoh parade (Nyepi is during holiday)
30 March – 2 April – Year 13 National Exams (during holiday)
We extend a warm welcome to our new students, Term 3, 2019/20.
Lola – EYW
March 3 – Iris, Year 13SB.
March 5 – George, Year 7SG.
March 6 – Aimee, Year 6S.
March 7 – Heidi, Year 3P.
March 8 – Annabelle, Year 6R.
March 10 – Madeleine, Year 7CC.
Virginia, Year 5S.
March 11 – David, Year 4W.
Henry, Year 2W.
March 12 – Matty, Year 1S.
March 16 – Connor 8JC.
March 17 – Jamie, Year 1T.
March 18 – Akin, Year 6S.
March 19 – Jerrel, Year 12HB.
Serena, Year, 3T.
March 20 – Finley, Year 11AM.