Week of Sunday 21 August 2022
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We are delighted to inform you that Palmerston District Primary School will be participating in the world-renowned ICAS AssessmentsTM this year. ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing, Spelling Bee and Digital Technologies.
Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition and development. Every student will receive a printed certificate and an online results report. Top performers will be eligible for medals and are invited to attend special award ceremonies to have their academic excellence publicly recognised.
We encourage you to consider entering your child into ICAS this year. The assessments are suitable for students wishing to extend themselves academically and take up the personal challenge of competing in an international assessment, that has been running for 40 years. Your child will be presented with high-quality, expert-developed questions, allowing them to apply their learning without the need for prior study or revision.
ICAS Assessments are now online, a move that reflects a sector-wide transition to online assessments. This allows greater accessibility for students and faster delivery of results.
Learn more about ICAS here: https://www.icasassessments.com/products-icas
ICAS Writing Years 3-6 Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10 August, 9am - Technology room
ICAS Digital Technologies Years 2-6 Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10 August, 10am - Technology room
ICAS English Years 2-6 Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 August, 9am - Technology room
ICAS Science Years 2-6 Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 August, 10am - Technology room
ICAS Spelling Years 2-6 Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 August, 9am - Technology room
ICAS Maths Years 2-6 Tuesday 30 & Wednesday 31 August 9am – Technology room
Details of the excursion are as follows:
Venue: AIS Track and Field Stadium, (next to Bruce Stadium)
Date: Thursday 25th August 2022
Transport: Own transport required
Start time: 8:30
Return: 2:00 approx to school - own transport required
Items to bring: Recess, lunch, labelled water bottle, appropriate sports shoes, full school uniform, hat & sunscreen
This is an optional enrichment activity as defined by the School Board and parents are expected to pay for these activities if they wish their children to participate. A student support fund is available to assist students in financial need. Please contact the school if you require this assistance.
Please return the permission note, medical consent form and payment to the front office by 19th August 2022.
Book Character Parade
We will be hosting two Book Character Parades this week. The first is on Tuesday 23rd August at 9:15am for the "Beginning of the Week" Pre-schoolers. The second is on Friday at 9:15am. End of week Pre-school students Primary School students and staff only need to come dressed up on Friday. For both parades the expectation is that the whole school congregates around the outside of the blacktop.
Parents/Carers are welcome to come along and support their child/children and we ask that you are aware of and follow Covid-Safe measures. However if you are unwell or have flu-like symptoms, please do not attend.
Book Character Parade
We will be hosting two Book Character Parades next week. The first is on Tuesday 23rd August at 9:15am for the 'Beginning-of-the-Week' Preschoolers.
The second is on Friday 26th August at 9:15am and the 'End-of-the-Week' Preschoolers and the Kindy to Year 6 Primary School students need to come dressed up on Friday.
For both parades the expectation is that the whole school congregates around the outside of the blacktop.
Parents/carers are welcome to come along and support their child/children and we ask that you are aware of and follow COVID safe measures. However if you are feeling unwell or have cold/flu like symptoms, please do not attend.