Week 1 Term 2 2018


Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th May

What's on Week 1 Term 2 2018
 and coming up this term

Welcome back

Wishing you all a very warm welcome back to school for what is set to be another great term. A special welcome to the new families joining us this term as we continue to grow together. Term 2 highlights include a full Winter Sports programme, our annual Gala extravaganza and a Science Fair to end the term.

**Please note that we go straight into the full school and afternoon activity programme from day one (Wed 2nd May) onwards.** Pick up times are unchanged: 1300 for Playgroup to Reception. 1430 for Grades 1 to 3 and 1530 for Grades 4 to 7. Afternoon care is available for children with older siblings to enable a single pick-up.

Please see below for details of what's coming up in Week 1 and the term ahead. I look forward to welcoming you all back to school on Wednesday.

Mrs Kate Young,
Consulting Principal 

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Fri 4th to Sat 5th May - Musikili Rugby and Netball Tournament
@ Musikili Primary School, Mazabuka

Fri 11th May -  Movie Night: The Greatest Showman
@ Acacia International School

Wed 16th May - Netball & Football Match v Nekacheya
@ Acacia International School

Wed 23rd May - Netball & Football Match v Tujatane
@ Acacia International School

Fri 25th May - Africa Freedom Day
School Closed

Sat 2nd June - FOA Fundraising Gala
@ The David Livingstone Safari Lodge and Spa

Sat 9th June - Junior Tag Rugby Festival
@ Acacia International School

Wed 13th June - Livingstone Rugby Netball Fixtures
@ Bharats' Sports Complex

Fri 15th to Sun 17th June - Half Term Long Weekend
School Closed

Fri 22nd to Sat 23rd June - Acacia Rugby 7s and Netball Festival
@ Acacia International School

Wed 27th June - Rugby and Hockey Fixtures v VFPS
@ Victoria Falls Primary School

Mon 2nd and Tues 3rd July - Heroes' and Unity Day
School Closed

Sat 14th July - Acacia Livingstone Schools Sports Tournament
@ Acacia International School

Wed 24th July - Inter-house Hockey Festival
@ Acacia International School

Fri 27th July - Science Fair
@ Acacia International School

Mon 30th July to Wed 1st August - Parent Teacher Afternoons

Sat 4th Aug to Sun 2nd September - August Holiday
School Closed

Date yet to be confirmed: Parents' Forum Term 2

Musikili Rugby and Netball Tournament

Our Under 11 Netball team will be traveling to Musikili for the annual Rugby/Netball festival. Acacia attended this event last year, and it was a great success.

Letters will be sent out to those involved on Wednesday 2nd May and permission slips must be returned to school by Thursday afternoon at the latest. Unfortunately, we are unable to take a Rugby team this time as the event is too early in the term to enable our team to prepare. Thank you to those parents' who supported the holiday training. We aim for increased participation next time.

For last year's trip, the school provided subsidised bus transport. However, it is not possible for us to provide subsidised transport going forward. Therefore, parents are required to provide transport for their children. If you cannot accompany your child, please arrange for them to travel with another family. If you have space in your vehicle, we kindly request that you let us know if you have spare seats for other children whose parents cannot make it. All vehicles should depart Acacia at 1100 on Friday 4th May.

Afternoon Activities - Sports and Clubs

Our afternoon sports this term are Hockey, Soccer, Rugby (boys) and Netball (girls). Clubs remain the same as last term, with the addition of Reading Club on Wednesdays.

Afternoon activities begin in Week 1 on Wednesday 2nd May and will run until the end of term (including the last week). Click here to view and download the afternoon activities timetable for your reference.

**Pick up times remain the same as last term.**

When PE kit is needed Term 2 2018

PE kit: Tuesday and Friday (Reception children only may come to school in their PE kit on Tuesdays and Fridays)

Grades 1 to 3:
PE kit: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Grades 4 to 7: 
PE kit: Everyday

Children without kit will not be allowed to participate.

New Reading Scheme Books Have Arrived

We are very happy to let you know that our order of 155 new books for our Reading Scheme has arrived, and the books are being stamped and signed in, ready for the children to enjoy. These new resources will help us to ensure that every child gets a very strong foundation in literacy.

Costumes for Fundraising Gala

The children will be hard at work rehearsing for the annual Fundraising Gala this term. This year's theme is Welcome to the Circus.

Parents please can you arrange the following for the show by 18th May 2018. They must be in labelled bags and should be given to Ms Sarah Ngoma in the School Office.
Nursery/ Reception:
Plain grey or black t-shirt and leggings

Yrs 1-2
Girls (Pussycat) – Cheetahs. Plain brown t-shirts and leggings. Cheetah spots would be even better if possible.
Boys – (Dogs) – Dalmatians. Plain black T-shirts and leggings.
Yrs 3
Pony (Zebra) – Plain white T-shirt and black leggings
Yrs 4/5/6
Acrobats – costumes being arranged.
Clowns – Plain T-shirt with Plain leggings. Preferably prime colors (Red, Yellow or Blue)
Yrs 7
Ringmasters. Black leggings or black stretch trousers.
A number of children have already been asking if they can keep their costumes. They may be purchased after the show.
Years 1-3 – ZMW50
Years 4-7 – ZMW100

ELC Development is ongoing

It is a very exciting time for the Acacia Early Learning Center, following the visit of Early Excellence at the end of last term. It is taking us slightly longer than anticipated to source all the resources we are looking for to improve our areas. Rest assured that we are taking the time to make sure we make the very best use of our budget from the FOA, to source high quality resources that will engage and enthuse our children for many years to come.

To start the new term, we have given the outdoor play equipment and the Reception class a fresh coat of paint. Please bear with us and you will see lots of changes as the term goes on, and we will hold an Open Day later in the term. In the meantime, we encourage you to talk to your child's teacher about the improvements.

A big thank you to those parents who have donated and purchased items from our wish list. It is not too late to contribute. Please contact Mrs Young if you are interested in supporting the ELC development.

Thank yous

A huge thank you to all the members of the Acacia team and community who helped over the holidays.

Thanks to the teachers and parents involved in the very successful Grade 7 holiday Tuition and the holiday sports programmes.

A big thank you to those parents who have been helping with the ELC development and who have donated and purchased items from our wish list.

Parents' Dance at the Gala

A message from Mrs Melanie Hopes:
Once again we are on the prowl for parents to join in the Parents' Dance at our “Welcome To the Circus” Extravaganza on 2nd June. This year we will be doing a Charleston Dance. Rehearsals twice a week. Costumes we estimate as approximately ZMW500. Please let me know (Melanie 0977783034) by Wednesday 2nd  May. Many thanks

Week 1 Friday Cake Sale Donations 

Donations for the cake sale on Friday 4th May are kindly requested from the families of the following children. Only one donation needed per family.

Charlie (G2) & Thomas (G3)
Kai (R), Khiaan (G5), Rheanna (G7)
Jayden (N)
Masheke (N) & Kalaluka (G2)
Ludmila (G6) & Alexander (G6)

Parent volunteers are Annabel and Mirriam.

Week 1 Assembly

There will be an opening assembly on Friday 4th May. Parents are warmly invited to attend at 1230.

Enjoy Labour Day and see you on Wednesday

Acacia International School
Committed to Excellence

Acacia International School, Nakatindi Road, P.O. Box 60719, Livingstone, Zambia
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