We mark special events such as HMD and Yom Hashoah with special assemblies. We invite guest speakers to talk about the experiences of their parents/grandparents during the Holocaust. This year Lauren Clyne came in with a suitcase her grandmother had brought with her on the kindertransport and year 5 & 6 pupils were able to see all the different items contained in the suitcase. Noemie Lopian also came in to tell her mother's life story during the Holocaust. The children gain a lot from hearing about these real life experiences.
For Yom Ha'atzmaut the whole school is a sea of blue and white. We have a special assembly with lots of singing and dancing followed by a day of fun activities and a special israeli lunch.
For Lag B'Omer, the hall is transformed into a fair with bouncy castles and activities. Years 5 & 6 also enjoy a picnic in the park with archery and other outdoor games.
Reception hold a very special brachot party at the end of the year to mark the end of their brachot topic. All the children enjoy making the brachot over the different types of food laid out and hearing everybody answer Amen. They sing songs about all the different brachot. Please see pictures below.
GIFT came into school to run a session with Year 6 making decorations for the sukkah at Heathlands to bring joy to the residents.
Year 6 pupils have taken part in the Yehudi program this year. They have enjoyed themed monthly sessions led by madrichim from year 12 in Yavneh and King David High School relating to the chagim and Israel with a final national challenge at the end of the year. These madrichim act as role models for our pupils and will continue to guide them as they move onto high school.
Year 1 Siddur Ceremony
Year 5 Etgar event
Israeli soldiers visit
Year 5 clean speech activities
In conjunction with Seed and Gift Year 4&5 held a Clean Speech Event.
Year 3 held their chumash ceremony on erev Shavuot, attended by parents and grandparents.
To celebrate lag b'omer years 5 & 6 enjoyed a picnic followed by archery and ball games.
Holocaust Memorial Day
For lag b'omer the hall was turned into an inflatable fairground with bouncy castles, slides, assault course and stalls. The whole school had a great day.
Gift Heathlands Chanukah Decorations
Whitefield Shul Havdallah Party
Remembrance Day Assembly
Rosh Hashanah Mitzva mission winners!
Rabbi Walker, our school Rabbi, came in for a superb question and answer session with our year 6 pupils.