Winter Fest Fun!

Thank you to all of the parents, teachers and students who supported in creating a fun filled Winter Fest afternoon. Thank you also to our Choir and da Capo Orchestral group for providing musical interludes and entertainment. We hope you enjoy some of the photographs shared below from Winter Fest!


Grade 6 Makers: Seesaw Recording Booths

Grade 6 students challenged themselves to solve an everyday problem around the Primary School – finding a quiet space to record on an iPad!

Students surveyed students and teachers to collect data and have made this video to demonstrate their design process and share what they created! Students shared these recording booths in our Grade 4 -6 assembly!



Primary Assembly: Santa Lucia, Student Sharing & Winter Fest!

On Tuesday 12th December during our whole primary assembly the Swedish Home Language group shared the celebration and tradition of Santa Lucia. It was a beautiful procession of students who led the way through our assembly singing the song Santa Lucia.


Thank you very much to all of the parents and students who worked so hard to prepare for this assembly sharing!

Also during our assembly this week, we shared some fabulous iStop Motion movies that the Grade 3 students created in art- you can enjoy these watching these here!

Animation Movies Final Edit from Berlin Metropolitan School on Vimeo.

Our Student Council and House Captains also shared news, ideas and announcements about both our efforts in the Primary School to ensure our playground is kept clean and tidy, and also the donation drive for the two charity organizations our Fire and Air house communities are working with.    It is always fantastic to see and hear our students leading projects and problem solving together!

Finally we also shared some of the planning for our upcoming Winter Fest which will take place next Tuesday 19th December. Primary School Families, there are still some spaces to sign up and join us for this primary community celebration! You can sign up here!


Winter Fest Inquiry: Which festival?

When sending best wishes for this festival you might say…

Can you work out which greeting matches with which language? Are there others you can add to our padlet below?

Feliz Navidad            Crăciun Fericit               Geseënde Kersfees  

Joyeux Noël     Vrolijk Kerstfeest             Schöni Wiehnachte

Wesołych Świąt         Kirismas Wacan                     Veselé Vánoce

C рождеством!               Glædelig Jul               Hyvää joulua

圣诞快乐            Καλά Χριστούγεννα            Veselé Vianoce

Zalig Kerstfeest         Boldog karácsonyt              Gleðileg jól

Maligayang Pasko            Śubh krisamas           Mutlu Noeller

Feliz Natal        kiṟistumas vāḻttukkaḷ         Chuć Mưǹg Giańg Sinh

Nollaig Shona Dhuit               Nadolig Llawen                     Buon Natale

めりーくりすます         Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus           Cualli netlācatilizpan

                                       God Jul               Веселого Різдва

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Winter Fest Inquiry: Which festival?

As we begin the countdown to our Winter Fest celebrations. Each day on our blog we will be sharing a fact or image about one or more of the festivals to spark some questions or ‘I wonders!’

Which festival name means this?

“First Fruits of the Harvest.”

Share your answers below on our padlet!

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Celebrating Learning in Grade 1-3

Assemblies are an opportunity for us to come together and share and celebrate learning from across the school. During our Grade 1-3 assembly this week we took the opportunity to stop and look around us, both around our physical school environment and also on our online platforms to explore, ask questions, share feedback and celebrate what happens on a daily basis in our classrooms!

We looked at our Community Kindness Calendar first and read and reflected upon the various messages classrooms have shared. Here are just a few below.

Next, we moved to Seesaw to ask some questions about what was happening in the photographs of learning in action that had been shared.

Students were very proud to talk about what had been taking place, and in the photograph below it sparked some who assembly sharing about Writer’s Workshop and Publishing Parties!

We looked at the next photograph from Seesaw and Grade 3 were excited to share their experience with creating iStop Motion movies. The students talked about the steps they moved through to create these and we had a look at an example together.



We also took a look at one of our Class blogs, this time by Grade 3d! One of our students talked us through how they use their blog for learning and shared their recent exploration into Rocks and Minerals. 

We also were treated to a Movement video of recent learning  which was integrated into the Unit of Inquiry about Natural Disasters.


We ended our assembly by celebrating and introducing our new Playground Buddies. It was wonderful to see so many of our Grade 2 & 3 students participate in training and be ready to help out and be great role models in our playground. 

All that in just 25 minutes! A learning and sharing filled assembly!


Primary School Winter Fest!

We are preparing for our Winter Fest Celebration on Tuesday 19th December and look forward to welcoming as many families as possible into school to learn and share about different cultural festivals and celebrations. We will be exploring:

  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa
  • Christmas
  • Hogmanay
  • Dongzhi
  • Winter Solstice

We are looking for parents to come and share a game, story, craft, song , poem or other activity related to the festivals above. Parents can sign up on our online schedule! We will have time for activities between 14.00 – 15.30. Then, our da Capo concert will begin at 15.45 in the Gym.

Students in the Primary School have been working in art classes to learn about these festivals and will be sharing art work with us on this day.

Also, our music team are looking forward to students carol singing and performing in the Da Capo instrumental group on this afternoon. We look forward to celebrating Winter Festivals with you!