As we draw to the end of the first term the girls were asked to reflect on their achievements over the last ten busy weeks.

As I look back on my last six years at Iona I remember every year the school and how the school has changed my outlook on life. This term has been like no other. We have got laptops, there’s a great teacher, we performed at St Patrick’s Day, had great fun at the waterslides and even had almost two weeks off! – Maggie

In 4A we have learnt so much about technology and how to be a great friend. Some people got their red P’s and some people need to improve their handwriting. – Freja

I have learnt much more with all the teachers this term and Mrs du Toit pushes me to do my best. Mrs du Toit has this thing when she gets us to say, “I can, I can” She pushes on our arms really hard and you “CAN” hold them up! – Georgie

I love school because you do something fun and different every day. I also love finding all of the “Friendly Pairs” and ‘Friendly Jumps” in Maths. – Stephanie

I love Maths because we get to learn more because it is fun. – Koko

At Iona I have learnt so much and I love my teachers. I love doing Spelling, English and Religion. I am very excited because we have got our laptops. – Ella

I was very excited about using computes. I learnt how to make a file and how to download apps and Airdrop and Airplay. I used to know nothing on computers before but now I am a pro! – Neve

I have definitely learnt more and I got into Challenge! I was ever so proud of myself and excited to tell my mum. I have also found a new way and easier way of doing maths. – Amelia

Looking back at term one of Year Four, I have been excited about learning more things: having a laptop and having new teachers. What I have experienced this year so far is water slides, swimming carnivals, St Patrick’s Day, plenty of days off and new friends. – Saskia

Today, for the first time, we made a song using list words. Charlotte, Grace and I did it to “Dessert”. I thought it was really fun and we videoed it. – Abigail

I also thought squad swimming was fun but trying. The Carnivals were really cool, especially the Inter School Carnival. I really, really love that we’ve been allowed to use laptops so often. Reading Eggs is really fantastic, same as Mathletics. I am really proud of myself for getting a gold medal in Mathletics. – Holly

This term has been a great opportunity to make new friends and to meet new girls. I was very excited to have the opportunity to have my very own computer. – Charlotte

I have just started at Iona. I was excited about coming to Iona. It was a bit hard working in a different type of style. But as the term went on it got easier. I really like the Maths. –Laura

The St Patrick’s Day was fun because we did the Liturgic dance. I was excited to do the dance. – Abi

In Year 4 we get pen licenses and lots of people have them and they get to write in pen in Handwriting. – Emily

I love working in groups and working with different people. – Lucia

The space of the classroom 4A is massive, which is good because there is more room to do work and I like how we are learning an unusual language, Indonesian. – Grace

I just love Iona a lot, not only friends, but assembly and my teachers. – Sofia

I am really excited about getting my pen license this term. A “Red P” means you can write in blue pen in your handwriting book and a “Green P” means you can write in pen in everything except maths. – Lilly