NEWSLETTER NO. 04

NEWSLETTER NO. 04

Dear Parents/Guardians

 

TU B’SHVAT CEREMONY

Many thanks to Grade Six and Mrs Nell for a lovely Tu B’Shvat Ceremony.  Many thanks also to Mr and Mrs Kably, the Cohen family and all the parents for attending.  This was a very special ceremony.

 

GAP-YEAR STUDENT

I would like to welcome Mudikani Madzinga an ex-pupil, as a gap-year student for the first two terms.  We hope she will have an enjoyable time back at school!

 

WHAT MAKES A GOOD READER – INTERNATIONAL FINDINGS FROM PIRLS 2016

Many thanks to Ms Stoffelsma for sending me a copy of this report.  It makes very interesting reading and includes the following:-

 

  • Fifty countries participated in the PIRLS 2016 international assessment of reading comprehension at the fourth grade.
  • The Russian Federation and Singapore had the highest reading achievement on average.
  • These students could locate and reproduce ideas and information from text and make straight forward inferences.
  • There are more good readers now than there were 15 years ago.
  • More girls than boys are good readers.
  • Good readers have home environments that support literacy learning.
  • Parents are students’ first teachers, therefore parents who enjoy reading encourage their children to read.
  • A higher sense of school belonging was related to higher average reading achievement.
  • Good readers attended safe schools.
  • Good readers attended school regularly and are not tired or hungry.
  • Good readers had positive attitudes towards reading.
  • It was however alarming that about one fifth of the children were not confident about their own reading abilities.

 

SHARON SCHOOL OPEN DAY

Friday 9 February 9.00 am – all new interested parents are welcome to attend.  Many thanks to Mrs Tanya Adam and Mr George Kachambwa for all their efforts on creating the posters.

 

SHARON SCHOOL INVITATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY

Friday 9 February 1.30 pm.

Good luck to all the runners.  Just a reminder – the trials for these events are completed at the practices usually on the Monday, before the event.  Seniors – 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm; Juniors 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm.

 

BISCUITS

Thank you to those parents who have already sent in a packet of biscuits.  To those who have not, please we would appreciate a packet of biscuits from each child for home match refreshments and if you are able to provide a plate of eats for parents/coaches at home games, this would be most welcome.

 

THRIFT SHOP

This is open every Wednesday from 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm.  Should you have any queries please contact Robyn Weare on +263774073186 robyn.l.weare@gmail.com

 

WEBSITE ADDRESS

A reminder of the website which can be accessed on www.sharonschool.org.  You can view information and up-dated photos of your children and school life.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs S P Ellis

PRINCIPAL

Sharon School

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