|Flat Stanley has flown all the way from South Africa to go on some new adventures at Red Oaks. I wonder what they will get up to!
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|Year 6 have been fully immersed into the wonder of the Titanic. We have all been mesmerised by the truly colossalsize of this vessel, but we have also questioned as to why so many people died. Take a look at a selection of the diary entries some of the witnesses have written.
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A Summer's Day in Clarens
The African King
Year 3 and 4 were so inspired by photographs and stories that the teachers bought back from their visit, that the production of The African King was a sight to behold!
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Year 1 have been learning all about inpirational animals that live in Africa.
We have then made some out of pipe cleaners, what do you think?
A team of 8 staff members spent the first week of half term visiting our partner school in South Africa. Drama techniques was the focus for the week where we shared ideas, resources, strategies and lots of enthusiasm across the whole school.
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Margaret from Dihlabeng
Margaret from Dihlabeng led a whole school assembly and then taught a maths lesson in Y6.
Margaret, the headteacher at Dihlabeng in South Africa came to visit and brought another teacher along with her. In assembly they showed us some recent photos of the children in our partner school and explained how far they had come since setting up with 9 children in a garage in 2002. Red Oaks children had lots of questions for Margaret and were very interested in the journey of the school and how it had developed.
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Spring - Summer 2012
During the last six months we have been running an international competition with our partners at Dihlabeng Christian School and École Gérard Gauthier.
The competition was based on Human Givens and explored the basic human needs of all people, and what resources they have to help them to have a happy, good and fulfilling life. We had three winners from the UK, France and South Africa. Last week we were thrilled that the most famous living artist in the UK today, agreed to judge the international competition, with winners and runners up competing against each other.
The artist wishes to remain anonymous but we would like to say a
- your support meant a lot and children were wide eyed that you took the trouble to judge for us. The judge's decision is final, Maddy won the UK competition, Thomas won the French competition and Lesala won the South African competition. The overal international competition was won by
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Jan 12: Happy New Year from Red Oaks!
We have had a great Christmas holiday and have settled back into school.
We have started learning Peer Massage, have you tried it? It helps us to feel calm and ready to learn.
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Aut 11: Happy New Year from Red Oaks!
ARE WE ONE WORLD?
We took our enquiry to Dihlabeng Christian School in Clarens, South Africa.
Listen to some of the reasons why our friends think we are one world.
Here are some of their posters that show what all humans need to survive.
Aut 11: Email catch up
Hello Dumelang Club!
This is Year 3 here. Sorry we haven’t replied for a while. We hope you are all well?
We enjoyed reading about your maths week a while ago, it sounded very fun and we loved the sound of your scrumptious cookies! Have you been busy lately?
We have been very busy over the past few weeks. Last week we dressed up as shiny, fantastic, busy robots. We did this because we have been learning about recycling to keep our world growing green. Click on the link above to read more...
July 11: Gardening Club exchange emails - see above
Jan 11: January is vegetable harvesting time in South Africa.
Well done the gardening club.
All the vegetables were donated to the People of Hope feeding programme.
Dumela, dumela Dihlabeng School,
How does your garden grow?
Carrots and beets,
Onions and beans,
And lettuces all in a row.
Dec 10: Red Oaks to Dihlabeng
HAPPY HOLIDAYS to everyone at Dihlabeng.
Enjoy the summer and Happy Christmas.
Dont forget to water your school gardens.
It would be weird for us to have Christmas in the hot sun!
Today it's snowing at Red Oaks.
Bye for now from Red Oaks
Nov 10: Spring in South Africa
Green Fingered Gardeners in Dihlabeng
Nov 10: Happy Birthday Dihlabeng!
Margaret and all the staff and pupils of Dihlabeng celebrate their tenth birthday.
They are more than twice as old as Red Oaks!
May/ June 10: South Africa visit
It was great to see our friends from Dihlabeng Christian School, Free State, South Africa:
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Welcome Assembly, Why South Africa is great and the Diski Dance across the school
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Dihlabeng Diski Dance with Year 4
Our friends from South Africa taught us how to do the Diski Dance (the South African World Cup dance). We almost got there in the end! Click to view all the photos
Intra-house Rounders Tournament with Year 5
After a busy morning year five took advantage of the lovely weather and played an intra-house rounders tournament. Miss Wilson and Mrs Feline were impressed by the team spitit and enjoyment from everyone.
A hugh thank you to our guest players, our visitors from South Africa who between them scored 5 rounders! Well done to Brunel who won the tounament!
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What a Treat with Years 5 and 6
We have some visitors in school from our link school Dumelang in South Africa at the moment. This afternoon they taught our years five and six children (and adults) a very tricky world cup dance.
Thank you so much from 5MW and 5KF
See the Fabulous photos of our Friends in South Africa
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1989 - 2009 - Celebrating 20 Years of the
Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The International Day of the Child
- 20 November 2009
A message from Dihlabeng School in South Africa
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09/10: The new Dumelang Club