UPDATES FOR SEPTEMBER 2015 - Posted on September 8
Such a great morning with all the smiles and happy faces - uniforms looking fresh, shoes polished, fun back packs for a new year, and best of all, students bouncing into school so glad to be here - what more could a principal want on the first day of school? Be sure to check out our photo board in the front hall to see what the SBS team have been up to this summer!
We look forward to another splendid year together at SBS in 2016/17. We are committed to making student learning meaningful and engaging, from the moment your children enter SBS today until our last day of school in June.
The major new initiative we’ve taken on this year is the 6+1 Traits Writing Program. During the summer our teachers read the books to become familiar with the theory and practice of this innovative approach to teaching writing. Libby Tachles spent a day last week taking us through the program, beginning with theory and ending with many practical tips to get us started. We are excited to use these new strategies to help our students better understand the elements of good writing.
On behalf of our team, I welcome you to the 2016/17 school year, and remind you that there are many great ways to be involved in school life, starting right away in September. Check for events and dates in this newsletter and on our website. We'd love to see you at these events - please do join us!