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Literacy Week with Adam Bushnell

Adam Bushnell Literacy Week

The students and staff of Phoenix participated in a fun filled variety of activities during Literacy Week - the theme was ‘Stories from around the World’.  The entire week was a smashing success. The school was transformed into a fairy land, where knights lived in castles, robots greeted you at Nursery and Egyptian mummies roamed the Upper School courtyard. Many beautiful Art creations were displayed in the hall, featuring our different topics for the week. Some students from 5S  kicked things off with reading a few funny Greek and Chinese Myths during the assembly. 

The following Friday evening was the Read-a-Thon with a record attendance of exciting students.  Many fun reading activities were planned and delicious food was served.  The Year 5 and 6 students thoroughly enjoyed the sleep-over – an evening they will never forget. 

The highlight of the week was without a doubt the visit from famous author Adam Bushnell. Author and storyteller Adam Bushnell visited our school for the day to share his stories and to encourage us all to think creatively to make us better story tellers. Adam was fantastic with the children and they were fascinated by his stories and drawings, they certainly came up with some imaginative writing and illustrations of their own! 

Our final treat of this extraordinary week was when 5S performed the explosive production of ‘Volcanoes’, featuring many Roman and Greek gods. We are looking forward to a year filled with many more exciting Literacy activities.

Yolande Smit
Literacy Coordinator


Term 1 2017

Important dates to remember


Phoenix School Calendar 


06 September 2017, Wednesday
First day of term

08 September 2017, Friday
Welcome back assembly
World Literacy Day 

11 September 2017, Monday
Afternoon Activities start

14 September 2017, Thursday
Meet the Teacher Evening

15 September 2017, Friday
5B Assembly

22 Sepetmber 2017, Friday
4M Assembly

29 September 2017, Friday
2Y Assembly

06 October 2017, Friday
5T Assembly 

11 October 2017, Wednesday
Author's Abroad Day - Karin Littlewood

13 October May 2017, Friday
6AK Assembly

16 - 20 October 2017, Monday - Friday
Half term break - no school 

26 October 2017, Thursday
Parent - Teacher Meetings

27 October 2017, Friday
6K Assembly
PPA Bingo Night

03 November 2017, Friday 
4K Assembly

04 November 2017, Saturday
Hillview Christmas Bazaar

10 November 2017, Friday
Founder's Fun Day  

17 November 2017, Friday 
2J Assembly
Relay Swimming Gala @ PHX

18 November 2017, Saturday
Inter School Hockey Tournament @ SAIPS

24 November 2017, Friday
1M Assembly
Upper School Film Night

01 December 2017, Friday
1P Assembly
Nursery Christmas Play
Lower School Christmas Recital

05 December 2017, Tuesday
Upper School Christmas Concert

07 December 2017, Thursday
Inter House Hockey Tournament

08 December 2017, Friday
Last day of term: Mufti Day, Class parties