One of our traditions, which we do every year begins in February, when our students are given the task to create a Time Capsule with their family. Once created it is kept at school and then opened in December. They are given a list of questions to answer and things to collect to put into their personal time capsules (see attached link below).
What does the Time Capsule look like?
Each student is given an A3 sized envelope which they can decorate, some students create their own book or poster and some use a scrap book or display folder. Over the years it is added to and becomes a very special record of your child – their likes, dislikes, hobbies, favourite sayings, height and complete with photos and mementos. Little things that capture a special snapshot at that point in time.
Imagine looking through this when your child is an adult!
Opening the Time Capsule.
In the last week of school in December, we come together to open our time capsules. It is such a special moment for us all. We look through all the things we placed in there and reflect on how much we have changed or things that have stayed the same about us. The item that is the most precious to our students is the ‘letter from a loved one’.
What goes into the Time Capsule? (about the student)
To our families, please take time to help your child create their capsule and ensure it is returned to school in February. When the day comes and we sit together to open them and look through them, those who haven’t completed them always feel disappointed that they’re not part of this moment. Those who have made them, feel very grateful that they were.
Thanks for your support in taking a moment to make a moment.