Fantastic Feedback

Mrs Morris and I were amazed on Friday 18 December when this comment came through on Mrs Morris’ blog post about our end of year performance.

Wow, what a great performance! Everybody really got into the spirit of the song and sang it so well. I love the Victorian costumes and the props and pictures that go with the lyrics. This is one of the best renditions I’ve seen, well done everyone!

Merry Christmas


The Florin Street Band

It was fantastic of Leigh (the lead singer who was being performed by Jack in our concert) to take the time to not only look at our end of year performance video, but to also send you all such wonderful feedback.

Well done everyone!

Hampers of Hope

We would like to thank all the families who so generously donated so many items to the school’s collection for the Salvation Army’s Hampers of Hope. The children were very proud to carry up their donations at today’s assembly and know their donations will do so much for families who are struggling at this time of year.

Our Year in Review

To finish off our work on writing recounts for the year, the children have written reviews of what they liked about this year and what their wishes are for next year. They are a very honest account of their likes and dislikes and we hope you enjoy reading them and chatting more with your child about theirs. Continue reading

Our Assembly

Today, it was our turn to host the school assembly and the children did a fantastic job as hosts. Here are some pictures to share with you from the event.


2015 End of year concert

We are very proud to share with you this year’s performance of My Favourite Time of Year by The Florin St Band from the end of year concert. All the children did an amazing job and really rose to the challenge of performing on the night.  All the practising we had done throughout the term really shone through.  We would like to thank all the parents, caregivers and even grandparents who helped source and make all the amazing costumes the children wore. They definitely looked the part. So please enjoy this year’s performance. We hope you are as proud of your children as we certainly are!

concert 2015 from Mrs Knipe on Vimeo.

Looking Victorian and Fantastic Too!

We just thought we would share with you all some of the great costumes and some behind the scenes photos from tonight’s end of year concert performance. Many thanks go to all the families who supported us by sourcing all these great outfits so that the children looked so wonderful on stage!

A Quick Preview

I wanted to share with you all this lovely moment from this afternoon. After lunch the children were quietly finishing off some work and while they were working a couple of them were quietly singing the song we are performing for the end of year concert. Slowly the momentum built until all the class were quietly singing the song – no music or direction – just a group of fantastic children enjoying the fun of singing a song together.

They didn’t know I was filming until they were finished and I thought I would give you this lovely insight as to what it was like in our classroom this afternoon.

Concert Preview

Remembrance Day 2015

On the 11th of November at 11:00am, Modbury West School stopped to commemorate Remembrance Day. Previously in the week, we had created poppies and learnt about the significance of these as part of the commemoration. Prior to the assembly we laid our poppies in the garden with the poppies created by all the other students in the school. It was a very special time and allowed the students to think about the sacrifices that have been made.

We also read Laurence Binyon’s poem, “For The Fallen” and discussed the lines which we would hear read at the commemoration ceremony

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

We thought we would share with you some of the images from our poppy laying this morning.


What do you notice?

During our recent Child Protection Curriculum Day, one of the topics we covered was how children can keep themselves safe by being observant of their surroundings.

We investigated a website which presented the children with a photo analysis challenge, which they wanted to share with you all via the blog.

Here is the website and we challenge you to see how you go with the expert challenge!

photo challenge