issue 3 I 23 April 2021
Kindergarten plants a
rosemary bush for Anzac Day on Sunday
Liebe Mitglieder der Schulgemeinde,
der beginnende Herbst verwöhnt uns mit viel Sonne in der Myoora Road. Die Schülerinnen und Schüler sind oft draußen, bewegen und begegnen sich, spielen in den Pausen Tischtennis, Basketball oder Fußball, essen zusammen, unterhalten sich mal ernsthaft, manchmal auch streitend, oft lachend.
Das soziale Miteinander, innerhalb der Klassen, über die Jahrgänge hinweg und in der Lehrer-Schüler-Beziehung, ist eine fundamentale Grundlage für Lernen und Entwicklung. Selbstwertgefühl, Selbstbewusstsein, Selbstkompetenzen und soziale Kompetenzen wollen auch in der Schule entwickelt und gefördert werden. Daran arbeiten die Lehrerinnen und Lehrer jeden Tag, intuitiv und professionell internalisiert, manchmal auch bewusst und gezielt.
In Term 1 finden an der GISS traditionell aber auch viele Veranstaltungen statt, die hierfür besonders förderlich sind, wie Harmony Day, Klassencamps, Exkursionen, Projekttage, die IB Core Week, in diesem Jahr auch der Manly Beach Day und mehr.
Sehen Sie selbst!
Dear members of the school community,
The beginning of autumn has been spoiling us with lots of sunshine at Myoora Road. Our students are often outside, they move around and meet each other, play table tennis, basketball or soccer during the breaks, they eat together, talk with each other, sometimes having serious conversations, sometimes arguing, but most often they laugh with each other.
Social co-existence within classes, across the years and in the teacher-student relationship is a fundamental basis for learning and development. Self-esteem, self-confidence, self-competences and social skills also want to be developed and promoted at school. The teachers work on this every day, intuitively and professionally internalised, sometimes also consciously and purposefully.
In Term 1, the GISS traditionally hosts many events that are particularly conducive here, such as Harmony Day, our annual class camps, various excursions, project days, the IB Core Week, this year’s Manly Beach Day and more.
See for yourself!
I have been teaching for 16 years, 9 in Australia and the past 7 overseas in Vietnam, Morocco and Cambodia. I have a Masters degree in Special Education and have taught both Primary and High School students. My wife works for IT company Atlassian and I have a son in year 9 and a daughter in year 11 (at different schools). I love football, animals and music. I am very excited to be working at GISS and look forward to getting to know the students and becoming a part of the community here.
We are happy to announce that our first Giss Vacation Care was a resounding success. The GISS students were delighted to spend time with their friends playing sports games, taking part in open-ended planned and spontaneous activities, and exploring the school surroundings at their own pace.
On Picasso Day, the students got extremely messy while experimenting with various paints, textures, and technics! They used their imagination to create their masterpieces. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso
On Super Hero Day, the students discovered their superpowers while taking part in Super Hero boot camp and creating their Super Hero costumes. Then they had an opportunity to play Hide&Seek, climb trees and take part in Pizza making. “Childhood is a time to be, to seek and make meaning of the world.” (My Time, Our Place, p.6)