Sunday, May 15, 2016

Elementary Sports Day 2016

We were treated to some glorious weather last Thursday for the annual Elementary Sports Day. Ms. Brittany and Mr. Hawkins had worked hard to organise the fun competitive events that saw the house teams compete against each other for the Sports Day trophy! It was a close-call and students eagerly awaited the results during the assembly at the end of the day. Congratulations to all students (and teachers!) who took part and demonstrated great team spirit. A special congratulations to ONTAKE, who were the winning house on the day and get to have their yellow ribbon tied to the trophy for the next year!


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bring Your Own Device in Grade Six

This week we held two information sessions about the new Grade Six 'Bring Your Own Device' initiative we will be starting in August 2017.  Next year we are asking students to bring their own laptops to school as we continue to enhance teaching and learning through technology at Seisen.  We had an excellent turnout of current Grade Five mums and dads, who discussed the advantages and possible concerns of a BYOD programme.  We finished the sessions by exploring some of the resources Grade Six students will be accessing next year and viewed the current Grade Six's Exhibition ePortfolios to get an idea of how the girls will be organising their very own electronic portfolios next year.  The slideshow from the sessions can be downloaded by clicking below.

Parents exploring the resources that will be used in Grade Six. 
Introducing BYOD to parents.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

An introduction to Grade 1 for KG Parents

This morning Ms. Sandra and Mr. Hughes presented an overview of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) to parents whose daughters will be entering Grade One in August. The session started with a general overview of the PYP before looking at what teaching and learning looks like in Grade One. The slides can be downloaded by clicking on the link, below.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Seisen PYP Exhibition 2016

On Friday evening the Grade Six students hosted the 2016 PYP Exhibition and shared their inquiries with the school community.  Over the past eight weeks the students had been inquiring into an issue of their own interest to find out how the action people take can reflect the change they want to see in the world. This journey took the girls on very different paths as they organised their own learning with the guidance of their mentors and homeroom teachers.  As well as researching using books and websites, many students scheduled field trips and interviews with experts to get first hand information from primary sources.  Parents, teachers and students were all impressed at how confident, articulate and knowledgeable the students were when presenting their exhibits and their formal oral presentations.  Well done, Ladies, we are very proud of you!

You can view more of the process by visiting the students' Exhibition ePortfolios here.