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Overnight Camp For Years 3 and 4

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Overnight Camp For Years 3 and 4

The Year 3 and 4 Students headed off to their overnight camp at the S.E.A. Aquarium and Camp Challenge activities. The aims of the camp are:

  • Study of Marine Life and Marine Habitat
  • Social Skills
  • Self Help
  • Personal Development
Highlights of Day 1

Team building challenges and the visit to the S.E.A. Aquarium where the students bunkered down at the S.E.A. Aquarium and drifted off to sleep gazing at the schools of fish at the Open Ocean Habitat, home to more than 100,000 marine animals from over 800 species.

Highlights of Day 2

Behind the scenes tour of the S.E.A. Aquarium before the doors opened, followed by a Dragon Boat Race, lunch and awards before heading back to school.

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Learning Maths – Year 1

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learning maths - year 1Learning Maths – Year 1 students have been learning about subtraction in Maths this term. In Year 1 students develop fluency with single-digit addition and subtraction. It is a year that we work on a multitude of strategies that students can use to solve problems. We spend a lot of time discussing a variety of strategies, using many different models, and doing mental maths. To explain, strategies are how students approach and manipulate these numbers, Models are how the strategies are organised on paper so students can explain or see the strategy. The thinking, or what students do with the numbers, is the strategy. What they use to show it to you is the model. Here in 1A we have used strategies such as rainbow facts, counting on, counting back and knowing doubles to help us solve subtraction problems.

Helen McPherson | Year 1A Teacher

 

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AvDads

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AvDads The Avondale community has had the pleasure of AvDads performing at many of our school events and we wanted to get to know the band a little more and learn how the band came about.  We caught up with Nicholas Power (Aussie Nick) to ask a few questions about the band and where else we can see them play in Singapore. Who are the AvDads? How did you manage to form a band in Singapore?...

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Inspiring Hearts and Minds

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Inspiring Hearts and Minds

The human heart is an amazing instrument that keeps us all going. It does so because it has two vital parts that complement each other and keep our blood healthy. Our school is a bit like that. The two vital aspects of the school are what it does to develop and support the students’ wellbeing and what it does to develop and support the students’ learning. It is our job to nurture and inspire our students’ hearts and their minds. How do we do that at Avondale? Our wellbeing program is set in the context of Positive Education and Restorative practice framework. Our students have been working on classroom agreements, for example, in order to set what we might have referred to in the past as the “rules” for the way the classroom operates. Wellbeing, however, involves more than that and so we encourage our students to be physically active to understand their bodies and appropriately healthy nutrition. In addition we involve them in activities which focus their attention on being self-reflective, serving others and, in doing so, apply the school’s values in a global outlook.

Wellbeing is one side of the education process and nurtures the heart of the student…some would say that “the education of the heart is the heart of education”, and of course the mind is the other half. At Avondale we are proud of the fact that our academic program is focussed on the needs and interests of the learner and their learner directed goals. We try all the time to have classroom activities that are inquiry based, that challenge the learner to think, be creative and work in collaboration with their peers.

By inspiring hearts and minds of our students we aim to improve their competence, their confidence as learners and as people, their courage to take on the risks that life throws at them and their compassion for others. That is what Personalised Learning is about at Avondale!

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Professional Development Days – July 2017

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Professional Development Days – July 2017

As preparation for an inspiring and engaging Term 3 at Avondale, all Staff participated in Professional Development Days in Restorative Practice.  This was held over the course of two days.

Restorative Practice

Restorative Practice is a holistic and restorative approach to building and solidifying relationships. It focuses on the three R’s – Respect, Relationship and Responsibility.

We took the opportunity to analyse the Positive Education philosophy of Avondale and celebrate the many and varied ways it is embedded in classroom teaching and learning. This was a catalyst to delve further into creating an environment that aligns with the Avondale Values and solidifies whole school connectedness.

Many aspects have already been embraced by the classrooms, changing the framework of traditional Class Rules, to ‘Essential Agreements’ and the ‘Five Finger Fix’,  a simple strategy to develop self-management and conflict issues with other students in the school yard.

I was humbled by the enthusiasm of all Staff embracing this approach and trending in the direction of a Restorative Avondale Community.

Miranda Price
Assistant Principal (Acting) Teaching and Learning


Lego Robotics

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At the start of Term 3, staff at Avondale Grammar School had the opportunity to participate in a Lego Robotics training session offered by Duck Learning. The focus of the training was for staff to learn how to operate the robotic equipment using integrated Bluetooth technology, how to program and code functions to control robotic behaviour, and how to implement Lego Robotics in classroom curriculum throughout the school.

lego robotics avondale grammar schoolAvondale Grammar School is planning to introduce Lego Robotics to the students as a way of enhancing their problem solving skills, encouraging strategic thinking, improving concentration and attention, developing creative thinking skills and developing teamwork and communication skills.

The training was very successful and staff had a great time exploring the various capabilities of Lego Robotics, experiencing first-hand the benefits of using it as a learning tool in the classroom.

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Bounce Programme

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Bounce Programme

Avondale students in the Primary/Secondary School will be participating in a BOUNCE programme held in Orchard Road for physical education lessons during term 3. This is an exciting new programme for students at Avondale Grammar School. The facilities include the following 7 zones:

  • Free-Jumping Arena
  • The Wall and High Performance Area
  • Slam Dunk
  • Big Bag
  • Dodgeball
  • X-Park – Free-Running ‘Ninja’
  • Leap of Faith
bounce programme avondale grammar schoolBOUNCE is an Australian franchise and the standardised BOUNCE programme taught in schools has been accredited by The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER).  The students started this week and absolutely loved it, as did our teachers.

Some of the skills that students will be taught include basic and advanced jumping techniques and movement sequences on the trampoline, and how to confidently execute skills on the wedge run, slackline, zip line and bouldering wall in the X-Park.

We can’t wait to see the improvements in our students Jumping skills by the end of week 8 this term. Look out for more great photos.

Belinda Wilsher | Head Teacher Health and Physical Education

Photos credit – Andrew West Photography (www.AndrewWestPhotography.com)

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A Learning Revolution

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Welcome to Term 3! After a wonderful vacation and interesting travel for many of us, here we are back ready for the term ahead. This is an exciting time for Avondale, not only will we celebrate our tenth birthday as a school, we also have a new owner (Cognita) which comes with a new opportunity to determine the school’s direction for the future. A Learning Revolution Steve Jobs, of Apple fame...

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New Sports Uniforms for Representative Sport

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New Sports Uniforms for Representative Sport Avondale has seen the arrival of new sports teams’ uniforms this term. Students have worn their new sports kits with pride and it has increased their sporting performances. Check out the new soccer, netball and athletics uniforms below. Ms Wilsher ACSIS Junior and Middle School Track and Field Championships Fifty students from Avondale compe...

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Apron Strings?

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Apron Strings - The question that is often asked of children ahead of starting formal school (Foundation in our case) is whether they can tie their shoelaces, pack their own bag and open their own lunch box. All this is an indication of their (growing) independence with their physical environment. Young people feel good about themselves when they know they can do something or deal with something w...

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ANZAC Day 25 April 2017

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April 25 was a very memorable day at Avondale Grammar, made particularly special by the respectful assembly and the beautiful voices of the children as they joined in the singing, speeches and the laying of the wreaths in remembrance of those who have served in the forces to allow us the freedom we enjoy today. The assembly commenced with a brief introduction by Mr. Doherty followed by an address from our guest speaker Sub Lieutenant Francis Borok, of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Other special features of the ceremony included a solemn reading by school captain, Natasha and a reading of the Oath by Daniel in Year 3. Year 4 led the school in singing the New Zealand National Anthem, while all children joined in for both the Singapore and the Australian National Anthems. We were particularly proud of the children as they showed respect and honour for the occasion.

Karen Nicholls

Head of Pre-school, Junior School


At Avondale we believe that healthy bodies make healthy minds…

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At Avondale we strive to provide a healthy selection of foods, drinks and snacks for children and staff. The school has now revised the canteen menu, and from Term 2 Parent’s will be able to place their child’s lunch, snack order online via the Avondale School’s website with a log in.

Please note: Log in details and more information will be emailed to all parents during the school holidays.

Welcome to Canteen Online, click here to log in.


So many exciting things going on in the classrooms

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Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new families to Avondale. 4 new children started in the Junior School and have all settled in very well. Great job guys! On Monday morning as I was at the gate greeting teachers, children and parents back from the term break I had a real sense of energy and calm. An oxymoron to be sure, but as the day started the children demonstrated a...

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Kids Enjoying Simple Activities

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This term the activities in the school front playground have been highly anticipated by the children as they come out for morning break and lunch play time. Firstly, a big ‘thank-you’ to the PA for supplying us with some fantastic resources. Children have building blocks, skipping ropes, noughts and crosses and connect four to play with. As well there has been a number of role-play scenarios from a kitchen and table, Master Chef, and a shop where children have enjoyed being social, creative and engaged in play. Quiet areas have been created too. These are places where children can escape for a while to cool down and relax from the heat outside. They have a choice of chalk drawing, paper activities such as paper folding and drawing or they may simply relax in a beanbag and read a book.
This week we have introduced the children to the game of 4 Square and of course they still enjoy playing soccer and using the climbing frame. With so much choice now we are seeing children thoroughly enjoying their play and Ms Christine has reported fewer grazed knees. A great community effort!

Karen Nicholls

Head of Pre-school, Junior School


Easter Hat Parade at Avondale

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What a great turn out this morning at Avondale’s Easter Hat Parade! Thanks Mums and Dads for coming, the children absolutely loved parading their individual Easter hats!

Check out our Avondale Facebook page for more photos from the Easter Hat Parade


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Students wish PM Lee good luck for his trip to Australia!

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Students from Avondale Grammar School wish PM Lee good luck for his trip to Australia and offer their top tips on what to see & do while he is there!

Watch the video here.


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Disco

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Thank you to the Parents’ Association for organizing the end of term school disco! The disco inspired great dancing and fantastic DJ’ing from DJ Mr Hoo. Ice lollies were a welcome end to the fun!


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Preschool Athletics Carnival

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Well done to our fantastic Preschool students who entered into the Athletics Carnival with such gusto this morning. Thank you also to the parent volunteers for giving up their time to make the event so community spirited. It was a happy morning.


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Jump Jam

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We had a highly energetic performance of Jump Jam yesterday. We hope the parents enjoyed the performances!


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Family Fun Day

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Thank you to the Parents’ Association and many volunteers who delivered a brilliant Family Fun Day at the weekend. A great way to round up Term 2.


Celebration!

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It’s week 10! The theme of the week is celebration as Term 2 draws to a close. We encourage our community to take stock and celebrate all the achievements of the term.


Darwin Camp

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Welcome back to our Year 5 students who returned at the weekend from an exciting camp in the Northern Territories.


Happy Students

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We conducted a Wellbeing Survey last week to track the impact of our Positive Education programme on the students. We were delighted with the results – 96% of our students are ‘happy to be at school’ and 97% of our students know ‘a teacher or another grown-up at the school cares about me’. Please click here to see the full results.


New astro turf

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Work is underway for the new astro turf placement in the Preschool & Junior School.


Camps

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We welcome Year 4 back from their Bintan Camp and say farewell to Year 5 who are off to Darwin for their Camp. We look forward to hearing all the stories on their return.


The value for the week

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The value for the week is Responsibility.


Ms Gabby Zhou presents in Dubai

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Avondale’s lead Mandarin teacher presented to the educational sector in Dubai this week. Ms Zhou was invited by the Dubai Government to share the methodology around Gesture Responding Teaching and best practices.


Zoo excursion

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Last week Foundation enjoyed ‘learning without walls’ during a trip to Singapore Zoo. There they visited the small enclosures areas and petted a baby hedgehog, watched the orangutans in the aerial walkways and even managed to see the polar bear. It was a great learning experience for everyone.


Value of the week – Resilience

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This Value of the week is Resilience. We will be focusing on developing strategies for coping and bouncing back in life. This is through finding courage in everyday life and teaching optimistic thinking. Life is seldom as bad as it can sometimes look. And tomorrow is another day.


Cross campus reading

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We have been providing opportunities for students to learn with their peers from other Year levels. Last week Year 1 came to the Primary & Middle campus to read to Year 4 students and also visited Preschool to share their reading skills with younger children. They thoroughly enjoyed visiting friends across the school.


Compassion

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The Value for the week is Compassion. Compassion is at the heart of what we do as teachers and as a school. Throughout the week teachers will discuss what being compassionate means and ways in which we can show compassion for others.


Value of the week

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The Value of the week is Integrity.


School Sports Day

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Congratulations to students, staff and parents for another successful School Sports Day. It was hot but the children showed great resilience. Well done!


Bagpipes at Avondale

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We were delighted to welcome a wee bit of Scotland to Avondale last week. Bagpipe artist Ross Jennings arrived at Avondale to share his pipes and explain a little about Scotland and the origin of the pipe band. The children were as fascinated by his kilt and sporran as they were with the bagpipes. A man in a skirt! Thanks to Ross for bringing Scotland alive for the students.


Earth Day

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On Friday 22 April Avondale will celebrate Earth Day.  Earth Day started in the 1970’s with an aim to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action on environmental issues. Earth Day aims to plant 7.8 billion trees for the Earth, divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100% renewable. See more at: http://www.earthday.org


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ANZAC Day 2016

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To mark ANZAC Day, Avondale Grammar School hosted a special ceremony to commemorate the occasion. Students sang the national anthems of both countries led by the choir, and observed a minute’s silence after the Last Post. All the students brought along flowers to create class wreaths that were presented at the ceremony. Avondale students also participated in the event at Kranji earlier in the day by reading a poem and handing out poppies.


The Value for week is Respect

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The Avondale Value for the week is Respect. As ANZAC Day approaches we take this opportunity to discuss what the concept of ‘Respect’ means and reflect on what it means to be respectful to others and ways in which we can show this.


Value of the Week – Excellence

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The Value of the week is Excellence. We expect our students to strife for excellence in all that they do – both in and out of the classroom.  The topic will be discussed across all the classrooms.


New Climbing Wall

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The Climbing Wall opened today and we have had excited children scaling walls and testing their sense of balance. There may be some aching arms tomorrow! This is a wonderful addition to the play facilities for the Primary and Middle Years campus. Thank you to the Parents Association for their kind donation.


Read-a-thon 2016

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Congratulations to Maathai for winning the Read-a-thon the second year running! Maathai house members clocked up the most minutes reading over a three week period in Term 1. As a mark of their achievement they may all wear their house shirt tomorrow, Friday 15 April. Thank you to our wonderful Parents Association for organizing another successful Read-a-thon event.


New Zealand High Commissioner visits the school

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We were delighted to welcome the newly appointed New Zealand High Commissioner for Singapore, HE Dr Jonathan Austin to the school this morning. To welcome him to Avondale and to Singapore, the Kapa Haka group performed a haka at the front entrance to the school. Dr Austin spoke to the children and was very impressed with the traditional performance and authentic outfits.


Value of the week – Inclusion

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As part of our Positive Education programme we are focusing on ‘Inclusion’ this week. We have had an unprecedented number of new students joining the school for a Term 2 start and have placed emphasis upon being an inclusive and welcoming environment for our new families. Welcome to Avondale community.


Welcome back – Term 2

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We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our families back to Singapore and to Avondale. Term 2 will be an exciting term with some of the following highlights – Mother’s Day, ANZAC Day, Zoo excursions, NAPLAN exams, a Principal Talk on Well-being and Year 4 & 5 & 6 Camps.  Welcome back to  a great term.


End of Term 1

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As we come to the end of Term 1 2016 we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our students and families for a happy and successful term. There have been many highlights – aerial Chinese New Year celebrations, a solar eclipse, Australia Day fun, excursions, a new Head Boy and Girl, Easter Bonnets and even an OBE. Enjoy the break and we look forward to welcoming you back for Term 2.


Easter Hat Parade

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Thank you to the students, staff and parents for making the Easter Hat Parade this year such a success. A special thank you to the Easter Bunny for taking time out of his busy schedule to visit the school. Happy Easter to all our students, staff and families!


St Patrick’s Day

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Happy St Patrick’s Day! We have been celebrating across the school with Irish music, dancing, creating 4-leaf clover badges, shamrocks and generally embracing all things green!


Happiness

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As it is World Happiness Day this week our focus will be on ‘happiness’. There will be discussions throughout the school on what happiness is, how to make others happy and we will also be discussing how it is also perfectly normal to not feel happy sometimes. This is all part of our Positive Education programme.


Solar Eclipse viewing

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Children thoroughly enjoyed watching the solar eclipse this morning. They have been watching video clips and learning about celestial movement throughout the week. This has sparked exciting discussions across the school. We look forward to the next solar eclipse in 2019!


Personal Achievement Targets

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Don’t forget this is Personal Achievement Target (PAT) setting week. If you have not already done so please book in a slot with your teacher for your 1:1 session. We look forward to seeing families and discussing students’ learning journeys.


SCC rugby balls arrive

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We are delighted that the Avondale balls have finally arrived for use by SCC Rugby club. Children from across the island trained with the Avondale balls on Sunday and Saturday mornings.  If you are interested in rugby training for your child please contact SCC Rugby at: info@sccrugbyacademy.com.


Moving to Singapore?

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Avondale have collaborated with Real Singapore Expat Wives website to develop a Need to Know information summary for all Australians moving to Singapore. Where to buy good coffee, which associations to join, where to buy groceries and, of course, the best schools.  We hope this is of value to incoming families. Click here to view.


Parents visiting Primary & Middle Years campus

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We have been delighted to welcome parents from Years 1 & 2 to the Primary & Middle Years Campus over the last fortnight. Parents have had the opportunity to visit the classrooms, meet the teachers and see the quality learning opportunities that take place from Year 3 and above. If you would like to come and see for yourself please contact the Enrolments team – enrolments@avondale.edu.sg.


Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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Happy Chinese New Year to all our families. We wish you all an enjoyable break and we are looking forward to welcoming you back next week. We have a Lion Dance planned and we have also invited students to wear red and gold/ traditional Chinese dress on Tuesday 16 February. Happy Year of the Monkey!


All about me!

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This week Foundation focused on the theme ‘All about Me’. They have been learning about themselves, their families, their preferences and families in the past. They have all developed a self-portrait and discussed how everyone is different, with their very own likes and dislikes. This recognition of individual preferences is a key developmental stage from Preschool to Junior school.


Top Facts about Avondale

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We have developed an Infographic which helps summarise many of the outstanding facts about Avondale. The data used was collated from 2015 and makes for interesting and informative reading. We hope you enjoy.

The Binoculars Icon on the left will link you to the Top Facts Infographic.  Note that the binoculars Icon is also in the Key Facts area of the Avondale Homepage.


Australia Day

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Australia Day: The school is awash with Green and Gold today in celebration of Australia Day. We are holding a special Australian themed assembly featuring Australian artwork, songs, cultural history and story-telling. Happy Australia Day to all our Australian and non-Australian families.


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Avondale Value for week 2 – Responsibility

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The school in focusing on the Avondale Value ‘Responsibility’ this week. We are discussing what we mean by ‘being responsible’ and how respect is a large part of being responsible. This is a big word for our younger students but responsibility runs through the school- from taking your name and pinning in on the board in the morning in Preschool to being House Captain in Middle School.


Avondale’s Value for week 1- ‘Inclusion’

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It is the end of the first week. Across the school teachers and students have been getting to know each other. To support a smooth transition we have been highlighting our Avondale Value ‘Inclusion’ to ensure new friends quickly feel part of the Avondale community. Preschool have been approaching ‘inclusion’ by creating self-portraits as a way of getting to know each other. We look forward to Week 2!


Welcome to a new school year

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A warm welcome to all our families to the new school year. There is a palpable sense of excitement as friends reunite, new friendships are forged and teachers and students get to know each other.  Welcome to Avondale 2016!


Welcome to 2016!

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A warm welcome to all our families (old and new) who will be joining us in 2016. The teachers are already back enjoying teacher training this week and we are all excited to welcome students to the start of Term 1.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our families. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas holiday with lots of rest and fun. We look forward to welcoming old and new families back to a new school year in 2016!


Speech Day 2015

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Thank you to all the parents, students and staff who participated in the end of year Speech Day. We are very proud of the achievements of all our students and were delighted to celebrate together today. On this note, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas.


Merry Christmas!

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Thank you to the PA for hosting Carols by Candlelight – a wonderful evening of carol singing and yuletide Avondale fun. A big thank you to the Avondale Choir who performed with gusto. Merry Christmas to all our families!


Christmas Carols at Loewen Gardens

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The School Choir performed Christmas Carols at the Loewen gardens Christmas Fair this week. Thank you to the Choir who got everyone in a festive mood with their rendition of ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ and more. Thank you.


School Swimming Carnival

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Congratulations to all the participants in the annual swimming carnival. Students competed for house points admirably. Well done to all the children who raced and cheered on their friends.  A special ‘well done’ to Maathai who gained the most house points. Well done!


Preschool Nativity Play

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Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Preschool Nativity Play. Children, staff and parents came together to give a heart warming performance which was the perfect start to Christmas festivities. Thank you to all our wonderful Preschool children for learning their lines, songs and staging so well. Merry Christmas!


Nativity Play

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Dress rehearsals went well today for the Nativity Play. The Reception Nativity Play will take place at 1.30pm on Tuesday 1 December and Transition’s Nativity Play will take place at 1.30pm on Wednesday 2nd December.


Allied Pickford’s Art Award winner

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Congratulations to Ruby Butterfield (Year 1) for winning the Allied Pickford’s calendar  award. All students from Junior School to Middle School entered the competition and Ruby’s colourful picture was chose to feature in ‘April’. Zoe Marmot from Allied Pickford’s announced the winner at assembly and presented Ruby her prize of $100 Toys R Us vouchers. Well done Ruby!


Junior Cross Country & Preschool Sports Day

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Preschool and Junior School showed their sporting prowess on Friday during the Junior Cross Country and the Preschool Sports Day. Thank you to everyone who helped make it an enjoyable and rewarding event to all. Although it was hot the students showed remarkable resilience and great sportsmanship in cheering on friends. Lastly well done to the mums and dads who showed another Avondale value – Courage – to enter the Parents race!


Year 5 – 8 students achieve outstanding Chinese exam results

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We are delighted to announce exceptional results HSK Chinese exam results by the Year 5 – 8 students. HSK tests are the only standardized Chinese language proficiency test in the world and are sat by children and adults alike. Three Year 5 students scored 100%  in their Level 1 exams, one Year 6 student achieved 100% in Level 2 and one student even went on and took the Level 3 exam and scored top marks.  Congratulations.


ACSIS Cross Country Winners

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Congratulations to our U8 Girls Team Bronze Medal winners in the ACSIS Cross Country. They worked as a great team against stiff opposition from many other schools. Well done!


Teacher Appreciation Day

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Thank you to our wonderful families and Parents’ Association for organising the delicious delights for Teacher Appreciation Day. The staff rooms have never had such an array of yummy treats. Thank you for all the effort, balloons, gifts and sweet treats. It’s a happy day at Avondale!


Kapa Kaka group performs at SG50 Diplomatic Charity Bazaar

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The Avondale Kapa Haka group performed at the SG50 Diplomatic Charity Bazaar on Saturday. The event involved over 40 Embassies from across the world, two Singapore Ministers and cultural acts from across the world. The Avondale Kapa Haka group was invited to perform the Haka as a showcase of Maori Culture and heritage through song and dance. The group is now 35 strong and students range in age from 8 to 13 years old. Well done to everyone involved!


Student’s voice

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We are delighted to share with you the video below. We recently asked students what they thought about the school. We felt their unscripted, honest responses reflects what makes Avondale special. If you have a moment please view the video for an insight into Avondale school life and atmosphere. We hope you enjoy.


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Outstanding Naplan Results 2015

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We are delighted to report that Avondale received our best ever NAPLAN results in 2015 by outperforming ourselves and comparable schools.  These outcomes clearly demonstrate that the excellent learning attitudes in our community fosters an impressive impact upon educational outcomes. Students should be very proud of their achievements. For full results please click here.


Welcome back!

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We welcome back all our students and families to Term 4 2015! We have a busy term ahead with Information Sessions for prospective parents, a charity drive for Food from the Heart, the Swimming carnival, the Cross Country Meet and the Preschool Christmas Show plus lots more learning and fun. We wish you a happy Term 4.


Avondale students meet Governor-General at Singapore Zoo

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Avondale students today met the Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove at the Singapore Zoo during his state visit to Singapore. The Governor-General was visiting the four koalas that Australia loaned to Singapore in May 2015 as part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Australia-Singapore diplomatic relations. Avondale students were very excited to be invited to meet Sir Cosgrove and even managed to stroke a koala bear.


Avondale Values wristbands

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We focused on the ‘Avondale Values’ in our Positive Education programme this term. We believe our students demonstrate the Avondale Values each day by showing; Compassion, Courage, Excellence, Inclusion, Integrity, Resilience and  Respect. To celebrate a wonderful term, the School gave an Avondale Value wristband to all students on the last day of term.We wish all our students a happy and restful holiday.


Calvin & Melvin’s Saturday Night Live

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Congratulations to all our students who participated in last nights musical extravaganza. We had music and dance from across the world, including China, Brazil, India, New Zealand, Ireland and Australia.   The hosts (Calvin & Melvin) kept the pace up and the ‘studio’ management was superb. Thank you to all involved.


Visit from Darwin

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We recently welcomed representatives from our friends at Larrakeyah School, Darwin. Teaching staff visited Avondale to learn more about our teaching approach. They were particularly interested in our Mandarin programme and Ms Gabby Zhou (Lead Chinese Teacher) shared the benefits of the bespoke programme developed at Avondale.


Performance by Avondale Kapa Haka Group

| School News|

The Avondale Kapa Haka Group recently performed at the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Ball. They performed the Haka, Tutira Mai Nga Iwi and Pokarekare Ana to huge applause and started the evening off with a bang. Lastly, thank you to our sponsor Westpac, for the stunning new costumes shipped in from New Zealand. Thank you to everybody.


Musical Rehearsals

| School News|

Preschool were the ‘audience’ for yesterdays Musical dress rehearsal….. and were very appreciative spectators.   We look forward to welcoming parents to ‘Calvin & Melvin’s Saturday Night Live’ tonight, Wednesday 16th and on Thursday 17th at 7pm. Good luck to all the students!


Father’s Day Breakfast

| School News|

Thank you to all our Parents who visited the School for the Father’s Day Breakfast. It was a huge success and an enormous thank you to the wonderful PA for hosting the event. We hope everyone had a great Father’s Day.


Visiting Author

| School News|

Sarah Brennan, Australian children’s author, visited us this week to share some of her wonderful stories and writing experiences with our Foundation to Year 8 children. The students thoroughly enjoyed their time with Sarah and asked lots of interesting questions about the characters and plots as well as the writing process.  We may well have some budding authors at the School….  

 


Primary & Middle Years Cross Country

| School News|

Congratulations to Primary & Middle Years students for their efforts in the annual Cross Country event. Students put in an amazing effort and House points were earned across the board. Thank you also to staff and parents (resplendent in House colours) for supporting the day.  The effort put in reflected the Avondale spirit.


Year 5 buddies up with Foundation

| School News|

Our Foundation classes visited Year 5 this week as part of our Positive Education programme. The Foundation students interviewed the Year 5 students about their special place, a place that makes them feel happy. Once they completed their interviews, the Year 5 students invited the Foundation students to play with them in the new playground at the Primary Middle School.


Book Dress Up Day

| School News|

Congratulations to all our staff and students for their amazing effort on Book Dress Up Day. We have a number of Mr Men, some Harry Potter’s, Peter Pan’s, some Little Red Riding Hoods, Thing 1 and Thing 2, a few cats in the Hat to name but a few. It is a colourful day at Avondale.


Book Week

| School News|

Don’t forget that this is Book Week. This week we will be raising money for through buying and selling our second hand books for charity and on Wednesday we will be dressing up as our favourite book character. We look forward to seeing some exciting and creative outfits….


Resilience

| School News|

Our Value of the week is Resilience. This is a core part of our Positive Education initiative here at Avondale. Throughout the school we will be discussing what resilience is and ways in which we can be more resilient in life. This is a central tenet of our Bounce Back! programme with Dr Toni Noble.


Avondale Fun Day

| School News|

The Avondale community enjoyed a fantastic Fun Day yesterday held at the Primary & Middle campus.  Thank you to the Avondale Parents’ Association who held the event to raise funds for Food from the Heart and brought together students, teachers, staff and parents. The special Avondale community spirit was evident throughout the day.


Happy Birthday SG 50!

| School News|

Avondale wishes Singapore a very happy birthday for this weekend. On Thursday staff and students are invited to wear Red and White to celebrate this historic moment. Happy Birthday Singapore!


Avondale’s Got Heart

| School News|

Thank you to all our students who gave up their ice lollies and donated the money to Food from the Heart instead. We are thrilled to see so many ‘little hearts’ on our giving Heart. This week we look forward to the Avondale Primary & Middle Years bake sale to raise more money for charity!


Avondale’s Got Heart

| School News|

To display the Avondale Value of ‘Compassion’ all our students are invited to relinquish their ice lolly money this week and donate the funds to our designated charity instead. All funds will be donated to Food From the Heart. Students are asked to stick their name on our ‘Avondale’s Got Heart’ boards to show that they care. Thank you Avondale!


Dr. Toni Noble to be Avondale Patron

| School News|

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Toni Noble has agreed to become an Avondale Patron for Positive Education. Dr. Noble is currently visiting the School and has provided workshops to both teachers and parents on the Bounce Back programme. Dr. Noble will be visiting us again later this year and will continue to drive integration of Positive Education throughout the School.


Welcome to Term 3

| School News|

A big ‘welcome back’ to all our families for the start of Term 3. We would like to also extend a sincere welcome to all our new families. We hope you feel part of the Avondale community very soon and your children settle into School life smoothly. Welcome!


Enjoy the holidays!

| School News|

We wish all our families a happy, safe and restful mid year holiday. It has been a fantastic term at Avondale and we look forward to welcoming staff, pupils and parents back for a great Term 3!


Phoenix Award winners

| School News|

Congratulations to the Phoenix Award winners who were presented with their awards at assembly on the last day of term. These students have demonstrated the Avondale values and have been recognised for their hard work and diligence throughout the term. Well done!


Choir Performance

| School News|

The AGS choir performed for guests at the Biggest Morning Tea that was held at the Botanic Gardens last week to raise funds for cancer research. It was a chance for our students to engage with the community and showcase their talents to a large and appreciative audience.


Preschool Sports Day

| School News|

Congratulations to our Preschool students who ran, jumped, kicked and hopped through their Preschool Sports Day this morning. The basketball court was awash with red (Raffles), green (Lyons), blue (Maathai) and yellow (Flynn). Well done Preschool!


Year 4 Camp

| School News|

This week Year 4 returned from camp in Loola, Bintan. There they enjoyed a range of outdoor educational activities and visited a local orphanage to deliver books.


Foundation Excursion

| School News|

Foundation had a wonderful excursion to the Botanic Gardens this week. They acted out ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and particularly enjoyed the ‘climbing tree’, the water wheels and the maze.


NAPLAN

| School News|

Good luck to all our Years 3, 5 and 7 students who will be sitting the NAPLAN exams this week.


Nepal Aid, Day of Compassion

| School News|

The donations have been counted and we have received a staggering $3,508.75. Thank you for everyone’s generosity.


Year 3 Skype an Astronaut

| School News|

Our Year 3 students were lucky enough to Skype with Clayton Anderson, an astronaut that has spend more than 5 months on the International Space Station. Mr Anderson shared with the children stories of space walking, how to exercise in space and much more.


Year 5 Camp

| School News|

We welcome back our Year 5 students from their recent camp to Darwin and look forward to hearing about their trip


SG 50 Phoenix Park Heritage Trail

| School News, Uncategorized|

Many of the secrets of heritage site Phoenix Park were brought to life for the public by Avondale Grammar School as part of HeritageFest 2015. Click here to read more


ACSIS Athletics Carnival

| School News|

Well done to all our students who participated in the in ACSIS Athletics Carnival on Saturday Morning.


Being a good friend..

| School News|

As part of our Positive Education programme students from Year 5 worked with children in Foundation to learn more about being a good friend.


Anzac Day

| School News|

To commemorate Anzac Day the School gathered together for a more solemn occasion to remember those who fought and lost their lives in the war to end all wars, making the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Students, staff and parents paid their respects to the fallen.


Sports Carnival

| School News|

Good luck to all our Primary and Middle School students participating in today’s sports carnival.


Welcome back to Term 2

| School News|

We extend a warm welcome back to all of our members of the Avondale School Community and a very special welcome to our new families and students.


Happy Easter

| School News|

We wish everybody a very Happy Easter.

We hope our students, staff and parents have a restful and enjoyable holiday break. We look forward to welcoming everyone back, refreshed and ready for Term 2!


Avondale Poppies Project

| Administration, School News|

In celebration of the Centennial Year of Gallipoli and ANZAC Day. Anza action group have developed the Poppy Project. This term each student made their own poppies which will form part of a larger display.

The purpose of the project is to encourage the community to come together for a common cause. All proceeds will be given to Changi War Memorial.


Bookaburra Fair

| Administration, School News|

We hosted the Bookaburra Fair this week to celebrate the end of our annual Read-a-Thon. Children from both campuses visited the Fair and had the opportunity to purchase books to fuel their reading (there was great excitement over the new Julia Donaldson from the Preschoolers). Students should be well stocked for reading over the Easter holidays!


Easter Hat Parade

| Administration, School News, Uncategorized|

We were delighted to hold the annual Easter hat parade for Preschool & Junior School this morning. Students and teachers alike donned wonderful Easter bonnets and danced with the Easter bunny. Everyone was presented with ice lollies as an Easter treat!


Welcome back

| School News|

This week we welcome back our Years 6,7 & 8 students after their recent trip to Beijing, China. We look forward to hearing more stories about their recent adventures.


Term 2 ECA’s

| School News|

Extra Curricular Activities for Term 2 have been released, click here to find out more details including registration details.


St Patrick’s Day

| School News|

In celebration of St Patrick’s Day our students enjoyed a lunchtime game of Gaelic Football.


Year 3 camp a huge success

| School News|

Year 3 students have returned from their very successful eco-island resort camp at Sea Gypsy in Malaysia. Through their experiences at camp, students learn about people and places, cooperation and collaboration, and they grow in confidence and independence.


Read-a-thon

| School News|

The Read-a-thon is well underway, as well as experiencing the enjoyment of reading and improving their reading skills children also have the opportunity to earn House points in the spirit of friendly competition as they record the time they spend reading.


Junior School Phonics and Reading Workshop

| School News|

Just a friendly reminder to all Junior School Parents about the ‘Phonics and Reading’ workshops that will be held on Thursday 5 March. We will be holding two sessions 9am and 6pm

Please RSVP to: avondale_communications@avondale.edu.sg


Poppy Project

| School News|

In celebration of the Centennial Year of Gallipoli and ANZAC Day. Anza action group have developed the Poppy Project. This week each student will have the opportunity to make their own Poppy. The poppy’s will be collected and added to a display on board here are the school before they are collected and form part of a larger poppy display.

The purpose of the project is to encourage the community to come together for a common cause. All proceeds will be given to Changi War Memorial.


School Photographs

| School News, Uncategorized|

Official School Photographs will be taken on Monday 2 March to Wednesday 4 March. Please note that students should wear their formal uniforms on that day.


Red and Gold

| School News|

The School further celebrated this festive period by inviting staff and students to wear traditional Chinese clothing or red, gold, brightly coloured attire on Wednesday 18 February. Avondale was a rainbow of colour throughout the day which added to the animated festive atmosphere. At the heart of Chinese New Year festivities is the principal of goodwill and we wish everyone a peaceful holiday.


Chinese New Year Celebrations

| School News, Uncategorized|

We celebrated Chinese New Year today with a high energy, brightly coloured Chinese assembly. Students from the Primary & Middle Years performed for the younger students, parents and staff. The assembly was conducted entirely in Chinese by the students and included a vibrant fan dance by Year 3, a play by Years 6-8, and dances and songs to include everyone.


Congratulations to students awarded Leadership positions 2015

| School News|

Congratulations to those students appointed into Leadership, Representative, Subject and House roles for 2015. There are a number of categories providing students the opportunity to proactively participate in all aspects of school life.

1. House Captains and Assistant House Captains – our Houses are led by House Captains who are selected from Year 6 and Assistant House Captains from Year 2. These students will encourage students in their House to demonstrate good spirit, both within the School and the House.
2. The PALs “Playground Activity Leaders” (PALS) Programme – PALS promotes student leadership and encourages the running of structured activities, games and House tournaments at lunchtimes.
3. The AGS Student Subject Leadership Group – we have extended the subject leader positions to include The Arts (which includes Music, Visual Art and Drama), Physical Education, Science and Technology.
4. The Student Representative Council – the intention of having a SRC at Avondale Grammar is to allow students to have a voice within the Avondale community.

The School congratulates those who have taken on Leadership positions and looks forward to a fruitful 2015.


Singapore Slingers to officially open new Basketball Courts

| School News|

Parents are invited to attend the Singapore Slingers’ unveiling of our new Basketball and Outdoor Play Area at the Primary & Middle Years campus. After officially opening the sports area star players from the Singapore Slingers will undertake on court ‘skills and drills’ with selected students from Year 2 – Year 8. After ‘skills and drills’ students and parents are invited to join us for a Question and Answer session in the Primary & Middle Year campus.

The Singapore Slingers are Singapore’s most prolific professional basketball team and recently came in 3rd in the 2014 ASEAN Basketball League series. Come and find out what it takes to be a professional sports star.

Tuesday 17 February
Opening ceremony with skills and drills: 10am
Q & A session: 11am
Location: Primary and Middle Years campus


Welcome Picnic

| School News|

Thank you to the Parents’ Association who organised the Welcome Picnic that was held yesterday at West Coast park.


ACSIS Swimming Championships

| School News|

Well done to all our Students who competed at the ACSIS Swimming Championships on the weekend.


Junior School Parent Information Session

| School News|

Please join us at our Junior School Parent Information Session that is being held on Wednesday 28 January from 6-7pm.

We will provide overview of the programme at each level of schooling followed by class meetings where your child’s teacher will outline subject details, class routines, expectations, homework and other relevant information specifically related to the class.


Preschool Parent Information Session

| School News|

Please join us at our Preschool Parent Information Session that is being held on Tuesday 27 January from 6-7pm.

We will provide overview of the programme at each level of schooling followed by class meetings where your child’s teacher will outline subject details, class routines, expectations, homework and other relevant information specifically related to the class.


Celebrating Australia Day

| School News|

Thank you to our Years 6, 7 & 8 students for hosting today’s Australia Day Assembly and sharing with the rest of the Avondale Community the importance of Australia Day.


Welcome Back

| School News|

Welcome back to the new school year. We extend a warm welcome back to all of our members of the Avondale School Community and a very special welcome to our new families and students.


Term 1 Extra Curricular Activities

| School News|

Extra Curricular Activities for Term 1 have been released, click here to find out more details including registration details.


New to Singapore?

| School News|

A family-friendly event aimed at all newcomers to Singapore who are looking for advice on setting up life in Singapore. From where to live, choosing schools, how to get around and we will even have inside tips on child-friendly cafes and where to go out from the crew at Honeycombers.sg. Click here to find out more and register


Carols by Candlelight

| School News|

Thank you to our Parents’ Association for organising the annual Avondale Carols by Candlelight. It was wonderful festive event enjoyed by everyone in the Avondale School Community.


2014 House Winner

| School News|

After a full year of events and activities the points were tallied and the 2014 House winner was announced yesterday at Speech Day. Congratulations to the students of Raffles House for their efforts.


Winners of the 2014 Digital Photography Competition

| School News, Uncategorized|

The results are out and the judges were hugely impressed by the overall quality of the photographs entered. This was the inaugural Avondale Digital Photography Competition and we look forward to displaying the winning photos on the walls of the School.

Winners – Primary School
1st: Charlotte Scott – “Trust our Differences” (shown)
2nd: Holly Andrew – “Celebration of Differences”
3rd: Amelie Clarke – “Respect and Inclusion”

Winners – Middle School
1st: Saskia Vander – “Reach for the Lights”
2nd: Imogen Vander – “Remember to look up”
3rd: Zoe Macleod – “Love of Nature”

Congratulations to all the winners.


Swimming Carnival 2014 – won by Raffles House

| School News, Uncategorized|

Congratulations to all our students who participated in the Swimming Carnival held last week. Many thanks to all the staff and parents who volunteered to help, both in and out of the pool. Lastly, congratulations to Raffles House for winning the Inter-House Swimming Shield.


Author Visit, Jacqueline Harvey

| School News|

Over the next two days Author, Jacqueline Harvey will work with students across all year groups to help develop their own creative writing ideas. Year 2 has just been discussing Character Settings and interesting places where a character can live, some of their ideas include the swamp, the zoo, a flat on top of the Museum or Sentosa Aquarium.


Preschool Information Sessions

| School News, Uncategorized|

Please visit us to learn about our personalised approach to early childhood education, our play-based curriculum and nurturing environment. We believe in getting to know each child as an individual at Avondale.

Date: Thursday 6 November
Two sessions: 9:00am or 6:00pm
Please RSVP to: avondale_communications@avondale.edu.sg or phone 6258 8544

We look forward to welcoming you to the School.


Flynn Wild Hair and Hat Day

| School News|

Last week, all the students were invited to be creative and colourful in support of raising money for the Riverkids Foundation. Flynn House ran the event and special thanks go to the Flynn House Captain for her work in promoting the event and collecting the money. $650 was raised which is an excellent effort and once all funds have been raised for the year, the total money will be divided between Food from the Heart and Riverkids, the two charities the students are supporting this year.


Cross Country

| School News|

Good luck to all our students that are participating in today’s Cross Country Meet.


Singapore Slingers Visit Avondale

| School News|

Last week we were incredibly fortunate to have four members of the local professional basketball team, Singapore Slingers, come to the School to run a basketball clinic. It was a highly enjoyable afternoon and it was great to see everybody so enthused about basketball.


2015: Year 5 – 8 Information Evening

| School News|

Learn about our plans and programmes for 2015, including academic, social, sporting and cultural activities, environmental education, learning outside the classroom and the development of the new play area.

Date: 6pm, Thursday 23 October
Venue: Primary and Middle School, 304 Tanglin Road Phoenix Park.
RSVP: avondale_communications@avondale.edu.sg


Year 6 Science Update

| School News|

Term 4 has started with a bang as the Year 6 students investigate electricity. The students have been busy working in groups setting up electrical circuits, looking at simple circuits, parallel circuits and identifying factors that have an impact on the brightness of a bulb. This topic has created great discussion and debate in the classroom and students have really enjoyed their hands-on experience to date. In the next few weeks we will be looking at electrical safety, electricity in the world and conductors and insulators.


Visitors from Larrakeyah Primary School, Darwin

| School News|

We enjoyed hosting visitors from Larrakeyah Primary School, Darwin this week. Our Year 5 students enjoyed attending camp in the Northern Territory earlier this year and we subsequently invited representatives from the school to visit us in Singapore to enable further learning.


Alice in Wonderland

| School News|

Congratulations to everybody involved in the amazing production of Alice in Wonderland last term. The effort involved in producing a School Musical of this stature was evident; from the incredible costumes to the fantastic acting and rousing music. Thank you to all our staff, parents, and of course our wonderful students, for making it all possible.


Happy Father’s Day

| School News|

This week the Parents’ Association hosted the annual Father’s Day Breakfast for all Avondale dads and their children. We had a fabulous turnout with more than 200 in attendance to see our senior choir perform Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida”, and hear testimonials from students in each year level on why their dad is so special. Wishing all dads a very Happy Father’s Day.


New Playfield

| School News|

Construction of the new playfield is currently underway at the Primary and Middle School. The playfield will incorporate basketball and handball courts, and in conjunction with our existing playfield, will provide a much enhanced sports and play area for our girls and boys. We expect the playfield to be completed by early to mid- October.


Kapa Haka Group

| School News, Uncategorized|

Well done to all of the students in the Kapa Haka group who performed at the NZCC Ball on Saturday night. We are very proud of your performance.


Author Visit

| School News|

As part of Book Week, Author Shamini Flint shared with students her latest book “Turtle takes a Trip.” An enchanting tale of the undersea wonders encountered by a leatherback turtle as she seeks the beach where she hatched to lay her own eggs.


Hairy Maclary

| School News|

“Out of the gate and off for a walk went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy.”
Hairy Maclary is one of New Zealand’s most loved children’s book characters from the last 30 years. This week our youngest students in Preschool and Foundation enjoyed a visit from Hairy Maclary and his friends.


Fairies, Dragons and Superheroes in Preschool

| School News|

Our youngest students in preschool are thoroughly enjoying their topic this term. The students designed and made their own capes and masks. They particularly enjoyed coming up with their own super powers and inventing new superheroes.


Ready to Read workshop

| School News|

It was great to see so many parents attend the Ready to Read workshop that was held on Wednesday.


Strings Programme

| School News|

This term, the Strings Programme extends to Years 2 and 5, which introduces them to the basics of playing the violin. The aim of the programme is to foster in students a desire to learn a musical instrument.


Welcome to Term 3

| School News|

We extend a warm welcome back to all of our members of the Avondale School Community and a very special welcome to our new families and students.


Avondale’s Space Station

| School News, Uncategorized|

As part of learning ‘how things work’ our Preschool students have been learning about Space, they have built an impressive Space Station fully equipped with space suits and jetpacks.


Term 3 ECA’s

| School News|

Just a friendly reminder to parents to submit Term 3 ECA applications forms by 27th June. Click here to find out more details about Extra Curricular Activities that are available in Term 3.


Avondale’s Got Talent

| School News|

Good luck to all our students who will be performing at the ‘Avondale’s Got Talent’ concert tonight.


Avondale Values – Respect

| School News|

Last week we highlighted ‘Respect’ as one of our seven Avondale Values, to students in Preschool and Junior School.  Having respect for others is at the core of the School value system and students were encouraged to express their understanding and interpretation of the word. Previously this Term we have concentrated upon ‘Responsibility’, and plan to focus all the Values by the end of the year.


Year 4 Camp

| School News|

Year 4 headed off to Camp in LooLa Indonesia yesterday. As you can see from the photo – there was high excitement!
We wish them a great week of education outside the classroom and look forward to hearing about their adventures on their return.


NAPLAN

| School News|

Good luck to all our Years 3, 5 and 7 students who will be sitting the NAPLAN exams this week.

Parents, please reassure your children that the primary purpose of assessment is to find out what they already know and what they need to learn. NAPLAN is one of a number of ways in which we determine this, and children should not be unduly anxious about it. A good night’s sleep is always beneficial before a test or an exam as this will help them to feel fresh on arrival.

 


The House Winner is Raffles

| School News|

After our recent Junior School and Primary and Middle School Athletics carnivals the House Winner was announced at today’s assembly. Congratulations Raffles.


Reminder: Raffles Bake Sale

| School News|

Just a friendly reminder to all parents that the Raffles Bake Sale is being held this Friday 23rd May. Please refer to last weeks newsletter for more details.


Year 2 Camp

| School News, Uncategorized|

We said ‘farewell’ to our Year 2 students on 15 May to attend their first ever overnight camp at Jurong Bird Park. We look forward to hearing about their experiences.


Welcome back!

| School News|

Welcome back to our Year 5 students from their adventures in Darwin and Kakadu camp. We look forward to their tales of adventure in forthcoming blogs!


Kapa Haka Group

| School News|

The Avondale Kapa Haka group performed today at the New Zealand Trade Fair opening at Vivo City. The girls and boys performed admirably and earned the attention of the media in attendance.


Congratulations

| School News|

Congratulations to Nicholas Blowers in Year 5 for winning 3rd place in the Primary category of Nexus’ My Digital World Competition. The judging panel were very impressed with Nicholas’ concept, creativity and aptitude. Well done, Nicholas. We are very proud of you and wish you lots of fun at Universal Studios.


Thank you

| School News|

A big thank you to Cameron’s parents Antonio and Christopher who have worked closely with the students in Year 1 to put together the impressive new artwork inspired by Vincent Van Gogh. The artwork is now on display in the reception area of the Preschool and Junior School.


Congratulations

| School News|

Congratulations to Sue Grice for winning a silver medal at the Interschool Tae Kwan Do Championship held earlier this week. Well done Sue, we’re very proud of you.


School Musical Auditions

| School News|

A friendly reminder to parents that auditions for this years School Musical will be held on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th April 2014.


The Year of the Arts

| School News|

We’ve just accepted delivery of some brand new cellos, as part of “The Year of the Arts”.


Read-a-thon

| School News|

A final tally of the the minutes and the result are:
Lyons – 40,951
Flynn – 45,629
Maathai – 47,533
Which makes the winning House, Raffles – 48,250.
Congratulations Raffles! We will be celebrating Raffles’ win with a House Colours Day on Friday 23rd May.


Phoenix Awards

| School News|

Well done to all our students who were presented with a Phoenix Award at our end of term assembly. We wish all our students and their families a wonderful holiday.


Holiday Wishes

| School News|

We would like to extend our best wishes to all Avondale families for the forthcoming Holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back to Term Two refreshed after the break.


Bookaburra

| School News|

A friendly reminder to all parents that Bookaburra will be held from Tuesday 26 to Wednesday 26 March. Happy book buying!


Read-a-thon update

| School News|

Wednesday 26th March is the last day of the Read-a-thon, and the School is busy counting up the House points. The winning House will be announced on Friday.


Photos Coming Soon

| School News|

We’re processing the school photos at the moment and hope to share the link with you soon, so you can order your photos. The photos look amazing we know that you will love them.


Student Achievements

| School News|

This week we learnt that two of our students, Felicity Bertram and Isaac Burgess, have made it to the final round of casting for The Sound of Music. Over 900 children auditioned, and both Felicity and Isaac have made it to the final 36. Well done!


Year 3 Camp

| School News|

We are pleased to welcome back our Year 3 students who have spent the last three days on school camp at Palau Sibu, Sea Gypsy in Malaysia


School Photographs

| School News|

A friendly reminder that school photographs are on 3rd and 4th March. Students need to wear their uniform complete with black shoes and white socks.


Leadership

| School News|

Congratulations to all students on their selections for Leadership, Representative, Subject and House roles for 2014.


Borneo Camp

| School News|

Our Middle Years students have just landed back in Singapore after spending the last week in Borneo.


Silver Medal Win

| School News|

Congratulations to our Girls 10&U Soccer team on their Silver Medal win.


Getting ready for the 2014 school year

| School News|

2014 book packs have arrived! Our teachers are back for planning sessions and the first day of school is Monday 20th January!