Thursday, May 9, 2019

Grade 5/6 New's Article - Lion's Roar (18/4/19)

By: Angelina Burton, Cole Lyver, Brady Green, Luke Coleman, and Noah Colbourne
The junior and senior high school students presented their drama production of “Gossip” in Rocky Harbour last Friday evening. The cast members included: Fatima Alkhalil, Cheyenne Bursey, Jenna Cammie, Keira Clarke, I.J. Felipe, Rebecca Janes, Carly Johannesen, Kira McCarthy, Thomas Moerschell, Rosemary Owolabi, Blaire Peddle, and Reyd Ward. The show was directed by Ms. McCarthy and Ms. Alteen. With Gui Rocha operating the lights and sound for the show.
Ms. McCarthy’s grade six class organized the school’s Talk With Our Kids About Money Day activities. Students in kindergarten to grade five participated in a series of stations about earning, saving, and wisely spending money.
Ms. Coleman and the prayer group hosted the annual Easter Passion rosary and re-enactment on Tuesday afternoon at All Hallows Church.
The Vice-Principal, a teacher, and two Nalcor representatives visited our school to meet with the French Immersion classes to discuss the implementation of an intensive French program, beginning in kindergarten at their school in Churchill Falls; using our school as a model.
The Student Leadership Council hosted an Easter Egg Hunt on the last day of school for all classes.
Our elementary chess team consisting of Jacob Cull, Uriah Cull, Liam Gaulton, Candace Johannesen, and Jack Watton were bronze medalists at the team event in St. John’s this past weekend. Adam Thomas, a grade two French Immersion student, participated individually and received a medal, and to Israela Ngania who received an honourable mention.  We would like to thank Mrs. Cheryl Cull who organized the trip and all the parents for attending.
School closes on Thursday afternoon for Easter break. We will re-open again on Monday, April 29th.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to our students who participated in the annual Silver Blades Ice Show last weekend. Our students included: Imogen Ash, Katie Brake, Alexis Caines, Leah Caines, Jenna Cammie, Kaia Foley, Rebecca Janes, Sarah Ketcha, Leah Lainey, Isralea Ngania, Lysea Njinang, Lexi Pilgrim, Ryder Parsons, Anna Sheppard, and Lexi Wight.
Class News
The junior kindergarten classes are learning about Easter this week. They are looking forward to the Easter break.
Ms. Cornick’s Kindergarten class is learning about eggs and which animals lay eggs. They have learned how to weave a paper egg as well.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class is learning all about Holy Week. They are learning about some Easter poems. They are identifying characteristics of human and animal houses in science. Happy birthday to Owen who turned 7! They would like to wish a happy Easter to all our readers.
Mme. Ryan’s grade two and three French Immersion class has completed their study of maple syrup in Québec. They have been working on some Easter writing and artwork.
Ms. Bursey’s grade two English class is finished their study on supply and demand in social studies. The students are looking forward to their Easter break.
Mme. King’s grade four, five and six French Immersion class would like to congratulate Candace and her chess team who won bronze last weekend in St. John’s. The grade four students are working on multiplication in math, while the grade five and six are working on long division. They would like to wish everyone a Joyeuses Pâques! The class would like to wish Candace a very happy birthday!
Ms. Williams’ grade three class learned how to make their own magnetic compasses in science. They learned that a compass always points to the Earth’s magnetic North Pole. In social studies, they learned the difference between laws and rules. They also discussed the importance of having laws and how they keep us safe.
Mrs. Hinks’ grade four class is learning about salmon conservation and restoring our oceans. They are excited to begin their Easter break.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is excited to present their heritage fair projects when they return from the easter break. They have enjoyed learning about climate and climate change in science.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class was excited to plan the Talk With Our Kids About Money Day activities for the kindergarten to grade five students this week. They learned a lot about money management and were excited to share it with everyone.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is excited about the Easter Break and preparing for the Let’s Talk Science Challenge.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is preparing for the Underwater Robotics event in St. John’s in May. Canadian studies students are continuing to learn about World War 2.
Coming Up
School will re-open on Monday, April 29th.

The school Heritage fair public viewing will be Tuesday, April 30 beginning at 1:15 pm.