Homework Question

What is the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy? Give examples of each type of energy and explain which type you believe is more important for the environment. You should set out your homework as shown-

• Definitions of renewable and non-renewable energy.
• What is the difference between the two?

Paragraph 2
• Examples of renewable energy sources

Paragraph 3
• Examples of non-renewable energy sources

• Summing up
• Your opinion on which type is more important

You may need to conduct some research on the different types of energy. Ask your classroom teacher if you need assistance with this.

5/6 Camp

Just a reminder that deposits for 5/6 Camp are due next Friday the 3rd of August. Please ensure they are handed in by 9am to ensure your place on this years camp. If you are having difficulty making the payment, please speak to the office to arrange a payment plan.

Parent helper expression of interest forms are also due next Friday.

Thank you!

Grade 6 Swimming

Grade 6 students going swimming will need to bring an old pair of shorts/pants and a t-shirt to wear in the water on Wednesday and on Thursday. They will be needed for the water safety aspect of the program. Can students please ensure they bring these old clothes on both days. Thank you.


Homework is back on for next week. Please remember to complete your allocated minutes of reading (100 grade 5, 150 grade 6), earn your mathletics certificate and complete the following blog question in your homework book:

Write down the 5 most useful/important inventions in your house. For each invention you must write:
• Why they are so important.
• How often they are used.
• How the invention has developed over time.
• What would you do if this invention didn’t exist.

Each invention should be a short paragraph.

Officer Secondary College Performing Arts Program

    Please find below some information about a Performing Arts Program that Officer Secondary College will be offering for 2019. If you have applied to attend Officer Secondary College next year, and are interested in this program, please submit the below application form to them by Friday 27th July 2018.

Dear Year 6 parents and guardians,

Due to significant interest in the Performing Arts program offered at the school, Officer Secondary College is proud to announce the creation of a select entry Year 7 Performing Arts Class (PAC) for 2019. Entry into this class will be by application only, and seeks to develop student skills in Dance, Drama and Music above and beyond mainstream students.

Eligibility will be based on having demonstrated a commitment to learning Dance, Drama or Music in the past. The educational opportunities of students that join this program will not be constrained because of this choice, but will enable students to work with 24 like-minded peers on their regular subjects, and take advantage of additional Performing Arts opportunities.

We are currently seeking eligible Grade 6 students that have applied to Officer Secondary College in 2019 to submit the attached application to the school by 27th July 2018. Students that have been granted entry into the High Achievers Program do not need to apply as Performing Arts opportunities are already a part of their program.

More information can be found in the attached application.

Applications will close on Friday 27th July.

Please click here – Officer Secondary College PAC application

Grade 6 Swimming – Important Please Read

Parents of grade 6 students please note that there has been a change of days for swimming next week due to unforeseen circumstances. Students will now attend swimming at Haileybury College from Tuesday to Friday, 24th to the 27th of July. If this will impact your child’s attendance, please see Miss Backman.

Just a reminder that swimming notes are due tomorrow (Wednesday 18th July). This program is compulsory for all grade 6 students, so everyone should be attending. If you do not wish for your child to attend, you must put this in writing to Miss Backman by the due date.

If there are any parents who have a Working with Children’s Card and can help on any day of the swimming program, please also let Miss Backman know as soon as possible.

Notices Due

Hi everyone, hope you’ve had a nice break. Just a reminder that the following notices are due back this Wednesday the 18th of July:

– Division Winter Sports
– Grade 6 Swimming
– Grade 3/4 Hooptime Helpers

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!