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Newsletter - St. Nicholas School
St. Nicholas
Newsletter
www.stnicholas.com.br :: November I :: 2010
Upcoming events
November
Mon 8th to Fri 12th
International Book Week
Tue 9th
Years 11 & 12 Parents' Evening
Thu 11th
Years 7 to 10 Parents' Day
Mon 15th
Proclamação da República Holiday
Eco Corner Opening
After a few months dealing with a mixture
of excitement and great expectations, the
Environmental Group has officially opened
the Eco Corner.
You are welcome to visit our Eco Corner,
a place where people can learn about the
first sustainable steps that our school has
made. Never forgetting that there is much
more to be done, the Environmental Group
is always open to suggestions for new
sustainable ideas!
Special thanks goes to all those people
who were involved in making Miki
Sugimoto, Pedro Camargo, Gustavo
Borges, Juno Youn and Noah Cukiert’s
dream come true!
Trips
KG Teatro Maria Della Costa
Yr 2 Pullman
Yr 4 Campos dos Sonhos
Yr 6 Juréia
Yr 7 Serra da Cantareira
Yr 9 Paraty
Stories from
Around the World
November 8th to 12th
Brand New Eco Bags
Infant School children had great fun on
Friday the 8th October when they celebrated
Children's Day. In the Early Years, children
had popcorn in the playground and played
a number of party games. They also made
their own play dough to take home.
Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 teachers
The Eco Bags have arrived. If you are
interested in buying the new Eco Bag
please talk to the Marketing Department
or any of the girls from Year 6 involved
in the Enviromental Group (Diana, Minji,
Giovanna and Maria). The bag costs
R$15,00 and the money will be used for
the Eco Corner Projects.
prepared two different activities where
children could explore their creativity by
participating in a group "collage" or playing
games including the limbo, musical chairs
and an egg-in-spoon race. Children enjoyed
taking part in the games, showing a great
sense of fairness and co-operation.
Years 11 & 12 IB Visual Arts Trips
This term Y11 and 12 IB Visual Art
students had the opportunity to visit and
spend some time at the beautiful Botanical
Gardens and the 41st Chapel Art Show.
Students arrived at the Botanical Gardens
and almost immediately were stunned by
so much natural beauty and visual stimuli.
They had set tasks to go through ranging
from photography to ‘plein air’ painting
and drawing. One of the highlights of the
trips was having a yummy picnic by the
water lilies covering the huge, dark lake.
Students were interested in working in
their Investigation Workbooks and getting
as much work down.
They also visited the 41st Chapel Art Show.
This is a yearly event and includes over 150
Brazilian contemporary artists. Students
were exposed to a whole range of genres
and styles, from Naif to Abstract.
This year’s guest honour was Luiz Paulo
Bavarelli, a respected artist who is an icon
in the Brazilian art world and recognised
internationally.
Feel the Force
Bruno Gomes (Y6X)
On Friday 8th of October, Rodolfo, who is
Ms Alonso’s brother, came to talk to Year
6 about their Unit, Feel the Force. With a
interesting presentation and a interesting
prize if anyone got a question right (he
gave ‘Sonho de Valsa’) he captured the
attention of all the Year 6 children. The
presentation was about Balloons, Air Ships
and airplanes. He talked in Portuguese
but the PFL pupils could still understand
because of friends helping them. This Unit
helps the Year 6 pupils to understand how
forces affect their everyday life and what
changes they make in our world.
Hurricane panics
Nursery classes
RPG Band
The RPG Band is made up of ex Junior
Rock Bands pupils. It is directed by Ney
Carlos and meets weekly to compose
and create new musical arrangements
for unpublished songs. The band has
just been invited to take part in the
5FestBandas at the Hebraica Club with
their song "Can't go back" and we would
like to have the support of the whole St
Nicholas community at the beginning of
this endeavour.
Mrs. Gonçalves, Ms. Strafacci, Mrs. Donato
Collaboration by Ms. Moisés
It wasn’t on the weather forecast. But
it was huge, scary, and powerful. A
completely unexpected hurricane made
Nursery children establish an action plan.
Each one was essential to put everything
back in order. A group effort never seen
before!! Fortunately, says our local crew,
nobody was hurt and all three classrooms
are functioning well.
Salão do Automóvel Quiz
Congratulations to all that got the
questions right! The following members
of the school community won tickets for
the Salão do Automóvel:
Pedro Camargo (Year 7), Amanda Harisson,
Renato Pozzi, Melissa Fukuda, Aline
Rodrigues, Ricardo Portela and Daniel
Maranho
See an updated list of new titles from the Library regularly! Just open the “Intranet” page, click on “Library”,
top left, on “Aquisições do mês” or “New in Library”.
Universidade e Carreira
Visita à ESPM
No dia 07/10/10, alunos do Year 11 e 12 tiveram a oportunidade de conhecer as
instalações da ESPM - campus V. Mariana. Os alunos foram recebidos pela equipe da
Empresa Júnior desta instituição, a qual ministrou palestras sobre processo seletivo
e cursos, além de apresentarem o campus da faculdade.
Muitas pessoas pensam que o trabalho
criativo das propagandas divulgadas em
revistas, televisão e outdoors é a única
atividade do profissional de publicidade
e propaganda. Estão enganadas. As
propagandas que vemos nos meios de
comunicação são o resultado final de
um amplo trabalho que não envolve só
criação.
A função básica do profissional dessa
área é vender o produto do seu cliente
ou empregador, que pode ser uma
mercadoria (indústria e comércio), uma
imagem (políticos e artistas) ou ideias
(partidos políticos). Para tal, o profissional
de publicidade e propaganda deve
realizar um amplo trabalho que passa
por diversas fases. Começa com um
planejamento junto ao cliente, passando
por pesquisas de opinião, definição de
público-alvo, definição dos veículos que
serão utilizados para divulgação e, por
Carreira: Publicidade
fim, após a análise desses e de outros
fatores, chega-se finalmente ao trabalho
de criação.
O mercado de trabalho para esse
profissional, na atualidade, mostra-se
muito promissor. Isso porque o aumento
da concorrência e da oferta de produtos
no mercado, somado à grande entrada
das multinacionais, provocou um certo
aquecimento do setor e uma maior
solicitação dos serviços do publicitário.
O profissional de publicidade e
propaganda pode trabalhar tanto para
agências, atuando com diversos clientes
e produtos, quanto para empregadores
fixos, atuando sempre com um mesmo
cliente e produto. No geral, as ofertas
de empregos em agências são mais
limitadas e, consequentemente, as vagas
são mais concorridas.
a revolução da Internet, havendo diversas
contratações na área de publicidade on
line. Mas essa é uma área que ainda está
se estruturando, construindo um estilo
próprio, visto que é diferente, tanto em
linguagem e recursos quanto em público,
dos meios de comunicação tradicionais.
É uma área promissora, visto que existem
poucos profissionais especializados.
Entre as características pessoais que
um publicitário deve ter, podemos
citar: criatividade, capacidade de
convencimento, capacidade de pensar e
agir sobre pressão, dinamismo, espírito
competitivo, habilidade para trabalhar em
equipe, ousadia, entre outras.
As matérias iniciais do curso de Publicidade
são Sociologia, Antropologia, Filosofia,
Psicologia do Consumidor, Mercadologia,
Marketing e Comunicação Comparada.
O mercado também se ampliou muito com
Fonte: www.etapa.com.br
Sports
Futsal
Senior Boys
Abdul slots home the winner 3
minutes from time to hand St Nicks 2
impressive away victories.
Abdul's goal in the dying minutes handed
St Nicks their two victories after dubious
attempts in Sweden! St Nicks left Sant
Anna's, happy but tired where they won
both games on their first ever visit to
this tournament. They performed often
with class and had lots to show for their
efforts with strikers Kenji/Kabelo and
midfielders Daniel/Chris/Mattheus/Alex/
Gekker and Addul consistently harassing
the opposition, proving their ability on
the ball, often creating glorious passages
of play and chances in front of goal, time
after time. Possession, graft and creativity
provided the foundation for both victories
in front of a supportive crowd of basketball
players, school friends and family.
Results
St Nicks 3 vs. Sant Anna 2
St Nicks 1 vs. EAC 0
Senior Girls
Clean sheets...
Claudia Chakmati scored a priceless
winner for St Nicks as the girls battled and
recorded two clean sheets and their 1st
win of the season.
The woodwork, some luck, fine defending,
impressive debuts and the whole squad
playing whole heartedly kept St Nicks at
bay throughout the whole tournament.
No defeats and the welcome win was all
the more pleasing and made slightly more
difficult as three key players did not travel
with the team, mentioning no names. Lets
hope America brings the same fortune!!
Mr Moss & Rodrigo Lyrio
Basketball
Senior Boys
Slip but not Sliding away!
The Snr Boys basketball team are finally
living up to last year's superstar team. With
two victories, under difficult circumstances
due to the court's slipperiness, the team
are now 3 for 3 and showed adaptability
and that they were capable of beating the
home team after being 'stuffed' 24-8 last
month at Graded. The second game was
a thriller, where both teams took turns in
leading but the team gained a 1-pointnarrow victory over the strong EAC team.
Well done to all of those who participated!
Results
21x14 against E.S.P
25x24 against E.A.C.
Senior Girls
Results
St Nicks 0 vs. Sant Anna 0
St Nicks 1 vs. Sant Anna 0
Difficult and also very good...
"Some times you just have to admire how
well the opposition play and just do what
you can to give them a game". This was
the case on Saturday and a lesson in
offence execution was also evident. An
tough but enjoyable game and good to see
debutants and Isabella, Julia and Danielle
score their first baskets and for not one
member of the team, to give up or use an
excuse in defeat.
Results
St Nicks 8 vs. EAC 24
Senior School
The Long Lost Dream
Amanda Santoro (Year 10)
As white doves fly they resemble a long lost dream,
of times where no man would have to say farewell,
and wonder if he would ever return from no man’s land.
Now We Have
Peace
Giovanna Theme (Year 9)
It’s the goal: to stop terrorism
Which only generates racism
Which then results in hate
And before we know it, it’s too late
That dream is now a vague blur at the back of our minds
a thought that makes us wonder
why so many are left behind under the rubble
while we waste young lives to dispute an old trouble,
one that will never cease to exist
Must we keep fighting?
Can’t we just cease the thundering?
Hope that it’s all over?
Is the silver ling any closer?
But hope is always the last one standing
and so are our troops, soldiers and marines.
While we stand and stare they spin the wheel of fortune,
hoping for the best with their patriotic eyes
with no second chance at life.
If only we thought about the fathers and the husbands
the sons, the brothers and the friends
all those whose lives have been taken
as swiftly as a flame going out on a windy day, we would think twice.
Thousands have already tried to stand strong
and oppose the fatal road
but all have failed terribly
for no one can put an end to what mankind does best.
And so on, the sun may shine
And that silver star of mine
Won’t be pushed aside
We will all walk side by side
Games of fate
All thrown to waste
We must rise up
For to the ground we are not stuck
It is like birds that we are set free
Soaring above cloud and sea
Finding new homes
Making new friends
Utopia
Sticking together until the end
Stéphanie Beeby (Year 10)
The white doves are flying by,
Rain water falls in rivers from the sky.
The angels sing in a harmonic choir,
Well, this is all we can desire.
The English and the Africans are shaking hands,
They’ll stand by each other until the end.
They are magnets,
All united in one planet.
They are all share one world,
Who knows?
Luiza Lunardelli (Year 10)
Don’t you know my friend?
That if we live in equality
Our lives will have a better quality
And our hearts will finally mend.
Don’t you know my lover?
That our sinful pleasure
Will become the world’s treasure
And we will be able to soon recover.
From the greatest whale to the smallest pearl.
A utopia is a dream,
A dream that will never come true.
For the only person who can change
The world we live in now is you.
Don’t you know my wife?
That the time will soon come
When you will be a mum
And there will be new life
Don’t you know my baby?
The light will always be there
To guide you everywhere
So you will be safe, maybe
Don’t you know my child?
That one day the fire will cease
And will be able to live in peace
Planet earth won’t be as wild.
Now we paint the world
Watching the light as it twirled
Wishing there was no more fighting
The world could be just perfect
Eager to build a better life for all
Knowing that we shall not fall
Without the need to crawl
We stand tall
And so, the sun may shine
And that silver star of mine
Won’t be pushed aside
It is now that that we walk side by side
Now we have PEACE.
Poetry - Peace Day
The Wide-eyed
Butterfly
Bontle Moatshe (Year 9)
In a shell lies a surprise:
A beautiful creature with big wide eyes
Crack, click out it gets
With its exquisite assets
Peace
Calu Malta (Year 9)
They tell us that peace is running out.
Not because we overused it
But because of
Lack of use.
We are scared
That it will
Finish
Forever.
It looks wide eyed at the world around
Looking and hearing every sound
Flip-flap flappetty flip
Its wings move top to tip
And its power for peace is unleashed...
As it sways its bright
White wings, it blinds every being with honesty.
As it secretes from its polished skin,
It intoxicates every being with purity.
As it distributes the yellow
pollen bits, it kills every being with love.
Left, right above it flies
Changing the quality of many beings lives
By spreading the honesty, purity and love
That was ever so needed by the people of,
This restless world that has evolved fast
But they
Are wrong.
As they say that,
Peace comes crashing
Through the door
And slams them down.
It caresses our heads with its calm touch
And wraps the whole world in one warm embrace.
Peace tells us
That it’s coming back
And this time it came to stay forever.
Peace is restored at long last...
The Early Sun
Lia Toffoli Baurich (Year 10)
The early morning, the thirst for blood
The malice that comes from every glance
No mercy, just fear
Just men, barbarians and their sinful ways;
Fierce and thriving, he’s got them on his talent,
Ready for his gargantuan strike.
Now, blind with power yet with eyes wide open
The massacre and screams begin.
In a cloudless sky
The sun shines on the scarlet sweat of the offenders.
The burning flesh of the injured,
The smell of carnage surrounds.
Now, wiping teardrops from my paper
I speak as a mother of a murdered son.
For all I ask;
Retrieve the cannons and silence the guns
Cease the anguish, agony and pain
Let serenity rule again.
What is Peace?
João Lima (Year 10)
What is peace?
Peace is the absence of hostility
Peace is the economic safety
Peace is supreme responsibility
What is peace?
It is the desire of war to cease
The thought of joining beliefs
For nations to bond in one piece
But that is not peace.
Peace is a dream
That makes any man’s eye gleam
It is the horizon line
Far beyond where the sun can shine
Peace is utopian belief
It cannot come without grief.
What is peace?
It is something we may never find
For each man has his piece in mind.
Coluna St. Nicks
Eu conversei com os alunos sobre literatura
Pedro Monteiro (Year 12)
Rubem Fonseca é um dos escritores
brasileiros contemporâneos dos mais
interessantes. Seu conto “O Cobrador”
é um bom exemplo do potencial literário
a que me refiro. Baseia-se em um
narrador-personagem que se torna um
representante dos menos privilegiados
pela sociedade (social e economicamente),
e que cobra o que os ricos lhes retiraram
ou negaram, causando-lhes estragos, pois
se sente violentado pelo sistema. Foi por
isso que escolhi este autor e este conto
como matéria-prima de análise em meu
Extended Essay, que estou preparando
no curso do IB. Nunca pensei que, apesar
de eu o achar tão interessante, alguém
mais se interessaria ou acharia legal este
tipo de conto policial, cheio de violência,
cenas explícitas e um realismo muito cru.
No entanto, ao saber que alguns alunos
do Year 8 haviam lido o conto em aula,
não hesitei em pedir ao Mr. Costa para
participar de uma conversa com os alunos
sobre este conto que eu tanto gostei.
Comecei a minha fala perguntando aos alunos
o que eles haviam achado deste conto. Como
era de se esperar, os garotos consideraram
o conto como legal e “maneiro”, pois se
identificaram com o realismo. As garotas,
ao contrário, acharam o estilo narrativo de
Fonseca um pouco forte. Depois disso,
eu, os alunos e o Mr. Costa começamos
a ter um debate bem produtivo, no qual
discutimos questões como, por exemplo, se
é possível retirar algo de belo de um conto
com uma linguagem tão explícita, que é
exatamente o que eu tentei provar. O conto
foi contextualizado aos alunos, dizendo-lhes
que Fonseca utiliza a força de sua linguagem
como se estivesse dando um grito a favor
da “liberdade de expressão”, suprimida de
todos os brasileiros no momento em que
ele publica o conto, devido à ditadura militar
aqui instalada. Também nos perguntamos o
quão profundamente poderíamos analisar o
conto a partir de diferentes pontos de vista.
No fim de nosso debate, o qual demorou
muito mais do que os dez minutos previstos
inicialmente, fiquei impressionado com o
nível de análise que alunos do Year 8 têm
com textos literários tão profundos como
este. Chegamos à conclusão que estes
tipos de contos têm que ser analisados
profundamente, pois se devidamente
contextualizados, suas palavras adquirem
novos significados. Enfatizei que a
mensagem de tais textos (ou no caso de
Rubem Fonseca, a provocação causada
por seus textos) é algo que não se pode
encontrar simplesmente com uma leitura
superficial; há que prestar atenção às
entrelinhas e analisá-las com cuidado.
Um estudo em vermelho
As alunas do Year 7 Luiza e Cacau
escreveram suas resenhas para os livros
lidos e colocamos suas sugestões.
Ms Lima
Esse é o livro em que Sherlock Holmes,
ainda jovem, teve sua primeira aventura.
Os primeiros dois capítulos são narrados
pelo próprio Watson, e esses capítulos são
o esclarecimento de como ele e Holmes
se conheceram. No terceiro capítulo, já
começa a chegar um telegrama falando
ao Sherlock Holmes sobre um crime.
Watson e Holmes foram ao local e
se encontraram com outro detetive:
Gregson. Holmes foi chamado para
ajudar o Gregson, mas enquanto ele
o ajudava, investigava sozinho tirando
suas próprias conclusões. Nos últimos
capítulos, finalmente Sherlock Holmes
descobre o crime e explica ao Watson
como conseguiu.
A narrativa é escrita no passado, e em
Utah. Esse livro também ensina aos
leitores como prestar atenção aos
mínimos detalhes que aparecem no meio
da aventura de Holmes. Sherlock Holmes
força o culpado a falar os motivos do
assassinato.
Minha opinião é que eu gostei do livro,
porque tem muito suspense e você,
lendo , acompanha todos os mistérios.
Azul Profundo
Os alunos do Year 7 criaram aventuras que poderiam se passar ou no centro da Terra ou no fundo do mar. A seguir, há um belo
exemplo de uma narrativa escrita pela Maryleim, que tem como cenário o fundo do mar.
Ms Nogueria
Isabella estava na beirinha do mar
olhando a imensidão daquela água azul
clara que ia trocando para azul escuro
até o horizonte. “Como é possível ela ter
se afogado aqui? Será que ela teria ido
até o fundo?” Isabella só pensava na
mãe quando estava na praia. Era como
se a mãe ainda estivesse ali junto dela. A
mãe de Isabella tinha morrido há 5 anos
quando Isabella tinha só 6 anos, mas
mesmo assim ela não conseguia parar de
pensar na mãe. Uma das razões porque
todos os parentes dela ficavam falando
para ela não entrar na água passando do
joelho era para ela não se afogar, como
tinha acontecido com sua mãe. E outra
razão era que sua irmã mais velha tinha
lhe dito que a mãe adorava o mar e a praia
e ficava muito feliz quando ia à praia.
De repente, uma mão um pouco maior do
que a dela tocou seus ombros levemente.
Assustada, ela deu um pulinho e virou a
cabeça para ver quem era. Era Carolina,
sua irmã mais velha de 16 anos.
“Isa, papai e eu estávamos te chamando
há um tempão! Tudo bem com você?
Você tá parada feito uma estátua!
Vamos embora!”
No outro dia, Isabella pediu ao pai que
a levasse para a praia, mas era para ele
só deixá-la e ir embora. Depois ela ligaria
quando saísse. O pai dela só falou “Tudo
bem” e se foi. Devagarinho, Isabella foi se
aproximando do mar, ela queira muito ter
coragem de entar na água para a água
bater em seu peito. Ela não queira ouvir
aquelas histórias de seus parentes que se
entrasse na água e a água batesse acima
do joelho, teria chances de se afogar. “
É tudo mentira!” pensava Isabella um
pouco brava. “Só porque a mamãe
morreu afogada no mar não quer dizer
que todo mundo que entrar no mar vai
se afogar e morrer!” Ao pensar nisto, ela
foi andando até a água chegar até o peito
dela. Mas antes de Isabella ter pensado
em dar outro passo, ela sentiu algo longo
e gosmento agarrar-se em sua perna e
puxá-la para o fundo.
Isabella começou a se preocupar “O que
acabou de me agarrar? Vou conseguir
respirar?” Mas alguma coisa interrompeu
seus pensamentos! Era a coisa que tinha
lhe agarrado... um polvo gigantesco!
Isabella ficou de boca aberta e com os
olhos completamente abertos.
Entre segundos ela estava em uma
caverna bem escura com uma pedra na
entrada e que parecia ser onde o polvo
morava! Até aquele momento, Isabella
não tinha se tocado de que ela estava
respirando de baixo d’água! Mais uma
pergunta para adicionar na sua lista de mil
perguntas! Triste, com medo e no escuro,
Isabella se perguntava como ela iria sair
dali com aquela pedra na sua frente,
bloqueando a porta. Tinham passado
vinte minutos quando ouviram uma batida
na porta da caverna, quem batia parecia
impaciente. O polvo irritado que estava lá
no fundo da caverna foi ver rapidamente
quem estava tão impaciente. Isabella se
encolheu quando o polvo passou por ela
com medo de que ele fizesse algum mal a
ela. Ao sair, o polvo bateu a porta de pedra
deixando Isabella sozinha, perguntandose quem podia ser, se era algum amigo
do polvo para ajudá-lo a destrui-la ou.....
antes de Isabella continuar pensando
sobre quem poderia ser, entraram três
peixinhos do tamanho de uma mão pelo
buraquinho entre a porta de pedra e a
entrada da caverna.
O peixinho maiorzinho era azul, o médio era
vermelho e o mais gordinho era pequenino
e roxo. Os três peixinhos ficaram rodeando
Isabella com muita felicidade e ela achou
aquilo muito engraçaado! Dali a alguns
minutos, a porta de pedra começou a
abrir-se devagarinho. Quando abriu-se
totalmente, entrou uma mulher com um
vestido azul claro que ia trocando para azul
escuro conforme ia chegando ao pé da
mulher. Ela estava descalça e tinha olhos e
cabelos castanhos iguais aos de Isabella.
“Oi Isabella, eu sou Oceana! Estou muito
feliz de você ter vindo para meu reino.
Desculpe por aquele polvo malcriado,
mas ele não vai mais te perturbar.”
Um outro milhão de perguntas estava
enchendo a cabeça de Isabella.
“Como você sabe meu nome?” Isabella
perguntou baixinho.
Aquela mulher lembrava-lhe sua mãe.
Quem seria aquela mulher?
The Rainforest
In Year 2s we are learning about the
Rainforest.
We are working on what makes a rainforest
unique, about animals and plants of
tropical rainforests and why rainforests are
so important.
We went to the Toca da Raposa and were
“nature detectives” With a magnifying glass
we were able to see the most interesting
things. We even saw a snake skin.
Toca da Raposa take care of rescued
animals from the Rainforests that were
being sold as pets!!! Can you believe that
the smugglers paint the lion Tamarinds to
be able to sell them as Golden Lions?
Student Council
is Action!
Alexis Sogl (Yr 12)
The Senior Student Council has been
keeping active with local and international
projects. These are some of the projects
of the Senior Student Council that have
resulted in positive change for the school:
a) An extra bell has successfully been
installed into the lunchroom last month.
b) The rule impeding girls from wearing
nail polish has been clarified. Girls are
allowed to wear clear to light colours on
their nails.
c) A food inspection every month is being
worked out with Sodexo.
d) Projectors have now been installed in
every senior school room!
e) In terms of global issues, over 2000 reais
have been raised to aid Pakistan after
the flood.
Aspects of Leadership - LAHC Training
f) A new project is being started at the
square a few blocks away from the
school for picking up litter. Anyone who
would like to join is welcome to.
Student Council representatives meet
every Thursday at the first half of lunch.
Feel free to come and share your ideas
with us. We can make a difference!
***
Ms Yu
Members of the Junior Student Council
sharing with the children of Creche Nova
Esperança to celebrate Children’s Day.
Mr David Bamford, LAHC
Executive Officer was at
St Nicholas on October
26th to conduct “Aspects
of Leadership” to a group
of
our
teaching
and
administration staff.
LANGUAGE CORNER - Question Tags
Dedé Toffoli
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?
Question tags are “mini questions” that follow a statement when we want confirmation
or an opinion. We usually use negative tags for affirmative statements (“It’s a lovely
view, isn’t it?”) and affirmative tags for negative statements (“They don’t play very well,
do they?”). Complete the statements below with the appropriate tags and give them to
Mrs. Toffoli (ESL). You may get an R.O.A.!
01. You didn’t come to school yesterday, _______________________?
02. The bell hasn’t gone yet, _________________________________?
03. We can’t go in there now, ________________________________?
04. She’s done it again, _____________________________________?
05. Mr. Eagles loves rugby, __________________________________?
06. You wouldn’t lie to me, __________________________________?
07. The capital of Norway is Oslo, _____________________________?
Special bonus - 1 House Point:
08. I am being silly, _________________________________________?
Name:_______________________________________ Year: _______________
Last issue’s winners: Maria Fernanda (3X), Luiza (3Y), Thomas, Rohini, Sofia and Marina (4X), Bernardo (4Y), Micaela (5X), Dhruv,
Nikita, Laura and Carolina (5Y), Nana (6X), Charlotte (6Y), Pedro Camargo (Y7) and Lia (Y10)
***
Ms Yu
To help the victims of the fire disaster that
took place in the Real Parque district,
Marina Pimenta from Year 4X organised
a campaign to collect used clothes and
toys during the last week of September.
Countless bags of donations were
delivered by Marina, some members of
the Student Council, and Beatriz Fakiani.
Beatriz’s grandmother, Ms Alice Freire,
who is active in community service in Real
Parque, helped organise the distribution of
the donations. Thank you for sharing!
Think Green
Ms Vassellucci
Send your kids off to school with an eco-friendly snack
Packing a lunchbox for your kids helps
them stay full, focused, and productive
throughout the day. but it can also mean
a lot of waste. Trading disposable bags,
snack packs, individually-wrapped treats
for reusable versions helps cut your carbon
footprint and helps your kid learn ways to
become sustainable.
Get Rid of the Plastic
Of course, filling
an
eco-friendly
lunchbox with a
handful of plastic
bags isn't exactly
an environmental
home
run.
Instead, look for
alternatives
to
sandwich and snack bags, like reusable
cloth sandwich bags that you can wipe
clean after each use, plastic containers to
hold fruit slices and vegetables and special
sandwich plastic boxes to avoid using so
much waste. Even better is if you can find a
lunchbox that comes with its own containers
inside, such as a water bottle and a plastic
container for the food.
Pack Organic
As any kid will tell you, the really important
part of lunch is what exactly you pack in
it.
They're
thinking about
what kind of
treats
they
can trade with
their friends,
but they make
a good point:
The foods you
pack can be
as sustainable
as the box
you pack it
in. Encourage
your kids to
eat seasonal foods by packing fresh fruits
and vegetables instead of pre-packaged
fruit cups. Buy organic and natural snacks
instead of traditional cookies, pudding,
and chips. Take your kids with you to
the market closest to your house so they
can help pick out their snacks and turn to
whole grains and lean proteins instead of
white bread.
kind) or, even better, with water. If you're
still concerned about spills, look for bottles
with sport tops or attached straws for
neater drinking.
Encourage Sustainable Sipping
http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/holidaysand-events/events-and-gatherings/backto-school/healthy-snacks/Main.aspx
You've already kicked your bottled water
habit (we hope) and now it's time to teach
your kids about the value of a reusable
bottle. Instead of a cardboard juice box or
pouch, get a junior-sized bottle. Fill it with
natural fruit juices (not the overly-sugared
Teach Your Children Well
Even the greenest parent will have days
when making a snack just isn't on the
cards and, on those days, you want your
kids to make the best possible choice
when they're facing the lunch line. Teach
them to love fruits and vegetables (and to
choose the salad bar over chicken nuggets)
with simple strategies, offering them a
wide variety of foods, modelling healthy
habits, and letting them choose their own
favourites (find more tips on Planet Green).
Help your kids figure out where food
comes from starting when they're young,
and they'll carry those healthy habits into
adulthood.
Ideas for healthy snacks at:
http://www.familycorner.com/parenting/
nutrition/healthy_snacks.shtml
http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/healthysnacks-for-kids/Detail.aspx
Commemorations, celebrations and fun events around the world
Action Committee / International Committee
October/November
31st - Halloween is celebrated on the eve of All Saints Day. It
is celebrated by such activities as trick-or-treating, costume
parties, viewing horror films, and visiting "haunted houses."
1st - All Saints' Day also known as the Festival of All Saints,
All Hallows or Hallowmas is a feast honoured by the Roman
Catholic Church of all saints. The day before is Halloween and
the day after is All Soul’s Day when the death of faithful Catholics
is commemorated.
2nd - All Souls' Day, or the Feast of All Souls, also falls on the day when
Brazil commemorates dead ancestors known as Dia de Finados.
3rd - Culture Day (Bunka-no-hi) is a national holiday in Japan
promoting culture, the arts, and academic endeavours through art
exhibitions, parades, and award ceremonies for artists and scholars.
5th - Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated in the
United Kingdom, and some former British colonies. Firework
displays and bonfires are held during this night. Guy Fawkes is a
historical figure who attempted to carry out an attempt to blow
up the Houses of Parliament and kill King James I of England, to
destroy Protestant rule by killing the Protestant aristocracy, on 5
November 1605.
11th - Remembrance Day in Australia, Canada and United
Kingdom, also known as Poppy Day, Veterans Day in the United
States, and Armistice Day in France, New Zealand, and many
other Commonwealth countries, is a day to commemorate the
sacrifice of veterans and civilians in World War I, World War II,
and other wars. In many parts of the world, people take two
minutes of silence at 11:00 in the morning as a sign of respect for
the millions who died in the war. In the United States, Veterans
Day is celebrated to thank living veterans for their service.
14th - Children's Day in India is commemorated on India’s first
prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday. Prime Minister
Nehru was known to like children and was known to them as
Chacha Nehru or Uncle Nehru.
15th - Proclamação da República Brasileira or Republic
Proclamation Day is a national holiday in Brazil when the country
first proclaimed being a republic in Rio de Janeiro back in 1889.
16th - International Day for Tolerance was first observed in 1996
following the United Nations Year for Tolerance in 1995. The day
is observed to promote tolerance and the practice of tolerance
through education.
15th to 19th - International Education Week (IEW) is recognised
as an occasion to promote internationalism in educational
institutions. Events for the week include liaising with schools
abroad, raising students’ awareness of foreign arts, languages,
cuisine and food, in all areas of the curriculum.

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