Primary Update

19 January 2015

Welcome to the world....Elliott Burrows!

By far the most wonderful and exciting thing to happen in DC this week, was the early arrival of baby Elliott. A beautiful wee addition to the Burrows family, weighing in at 1.81kg at the last count. Congratulations to Michael and Francis! Here's some of their most precious pictures so far!

Maureen O'Rourke - EdPartnerships

Another exciting professional learning opportunity this week as Maureen O'Rourke begins work with a group of class teachers and PLT this Tuesday.

Thanks to everyone that expressed their interest in attending. We will continue to strengthen our relationship with Maureen and EdPartnership - and PD offers will continue to be offered.


The focus of the day session with be looking at the guiding question...

How do we all get better at being learners, inquirers and researchers in order to better progress our students?


Maureen will be working with PLT and Leanne for half day on Wednesday.

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DC as Activists - "Kylie Harrison - Crossroads"

Kylie would like to share the Crossroads organisation which she has begun to volunteer with.


Crossroads Foundation is a Hong Kong based non-profit organization.

Their goal is to connect people in a broken world. As their name suggests, they try to be a crossroads; bringing together those in need and those who can help.

Kylie is part of 'those who can help' She has worked as a volunteer to sort the thousands of items being delivered from around HK to help those in need.


Volunteering Options

Regular volunteering. Our more interesting range of work is suited to those who can come once a week, or even more, if possible. It’s ideal if you can commit for a three month period to begin with. That way we can train you in particular areas as you build up experience in particular roles.

Occasional volunteering. We have a limited range of work opportunities for occasional volunteers. Since our occasional work cannot require training or experience, however, it tends to involve simple, repetitive roles. Nonetheless, if we have such tasks available, you’d be most welcome.


If you are interested in voluntary work, where just speaking Chinese or English can be a skill that is required, chat with Kylie, check out this link or contact...


Jo Rolland

Volunteer Office

CROSSROADS FOUNDATION LTD

T: 2272 9300

Sharing PYP Blog

Sharing PYP news, updates and best practice for PYP practitioners.


This weeks focus: Self Assessment as an Essential Tool


In this article, the author explains the benefits and challenges of encouraging learners to assess themselves, and why more teachers should adopt this practice.

Feeling poorly?

Please remember to contact the supply phone from 6 - 6.30am if you wake up feeling poorly. Calling in after 6.30am makes it quite difficult to find supply in time.


Also, if you know the night before that you are too ill to work the following day, you can call into the supply phone before 9pm.


Supply phone number: 5660 9382



Please text or call, do not 'Whatsapp' or 'Viber' as we cannot guarantee wifi access with the supply phone.


Currently, Lyn is the lucky holder of the phone

Week in Action

Please note on the Week in Action:
Monday: Collaborative Planning 3.30 - 4.30pm

An opportunity to meet with SST's and Chinese teachers for transdisciplinary planning.

Wednesday: Staff Meeting 3.30 - 4.30pm

Focus: Well-being

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