The United Nations was created to "preserve peace, advance justice and constitute a permanent structure for international cooperation." It acts as a world forum to help countries work together to achieve peace and human rights.
We believe that we can adhere to many of the values associated with the creation of the United Nations within our small but culturally diverse school community. For example, we support positive, peaceful and collaborative play and work in the playground and in the classroom. We actively learn techniques for resolving conflict when it arises including learning how to recognise our own emotions as well as the emotions of others.
Every October, we come together to celebrate United Nations day by sharing food from different regions and cultures. We use this wonderful opportunity to celebrate the diversity and richness that each and everyone of us brings to our community thanks to being part of different cultures. Thank you to all the parents and children who went to great lengths to allow our pupils to explore a "taste of different food cultures"!
....some of the food cultures represented this year included... Italy, Norway, Holland, United Kingdom, Turkey, Algeria, Poland, France, Bavarian region of Germany, Iran, Spain, USA, Morocco, Portugal, Belgium, Ireland, Australia ….representing the countries or regions where our pupils and/or their parents are originally from.
In keeping with our theme on the human body, we were excited to welcome Carla, a local nurse who visited our school yesterday. She showed us some of the equipment she uses with her patients during her house visits and also demonstrated how she bandages up an injured person.
We look forward to experimenting with some of the bandage kits she gave us to help us to improve our bandaging techniques!
We are looking forward to exploring "this is my body" during this school year as our core annual theme.
We will be inviting people who look after our bodies (and minds) to come to visit us and to tell us (and show us) about their work.
A big thank you to Damien's family for the generous gift of a new skeleton!
It has been wonderful to invite all of our pupils back to school for an exciting 2018-2019 school year.
We enjoyed seeing many families old and new at our back to school BBQ last week.
Our theme for the year is the human body and health. In keeping with this theme, some of our pupils made a cut-out paper chain of themselves in celebration of peace day today!
Everyone shared their view on what peace meant to them including 'friendship', 'helping others' and 'armistice'. HAPPY PEACE DAY!