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St Andrew's Day

posted 30 Nov 2014, 09:56 by Lynsie Tuplin   [ updated 6 Dec 2014, 05:15 ]
On Friday 28th November, we celebrated St Andrew's Day (a little early) with our now traditional SMART day. The children chose 3 smart skills they would like to develop and spent the day focusing on activities relating to that way of being smart. The children were encouraged to show resilience, celebrate success and appreciate that everyone is smart at something. Mrs Riordan said it best when she said our children really shine on days like these particularly our older children. The patience, encouragement and support they gave the younger ones was the living embodiment of what St Mary's children are about.
A group of parents kindly donated their time to talk to groups of children about their job and the skills that they use. We thank them greatly for this time and feel the children were given a wide range of experiences. 
The St Andrew's children spent the day exploring a range of saints including making a saints alphabet. Addison and Nathan from St Andrew's team went to the cathedral to an exhibition about St Teresa of Avilia.
In these photos, you can see children being smart in different ways: number, music, 2d/3d, practical, word, nature, body, self and people.