This year’s grade 3/4 camp took place at Camp Rumbug (near Foster North). Students were challenged by a wide variety of activities including abseiling, aeroball, flying fox, canoeing, raft building, orienteering, team challenge and a mud run. Students rose to the challenges and demonstrated the importance of the You Can Do It Keys (particularly the Term 2 focus – persistence). The school newsletter item (including photos) can be viewed by clicking here.
Lots of teamwork was required as well as hard work, a good example of this was the activity groups pulling together for the raft building.
A major challenge was the abseiling with students needing to conquer the height of this obstacle as well as listening carefully to the instructions of the Camp Rumbug staff.
It proved to be a very successful and enjoyable camp.Read More »
During Term 1 all grade 1/2 students have been working hard to improve their writing! We have written lots of different text types, but during term 1 we have focussed primarily on recounts and retells.Read More »
Grade 3/4 students visited the Life Education Bus this week to learn all about Cyber Safety. This included the following:
- Safe and respectful behaviour online
- Responsible behaviours when using communication technology
- Strategies for keeping personal information safe online
- Building positive relationships with online and offline friends
There was also a chance to meet Harold the Giraffe!
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Students throughout the school took part in First Aid Training as part of St John’s Ambulance First Aid Schools Program. Students at the 3/4 level took part in discussions including the importance of DRSABCD (Danger, Response, Send for help, Airway, Breathing, CPR and Defibrillation). They also practised putting somebody into the recovery position.
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Students at the 3/4 level have been working on lines and angles. As well as discussing, estimating and measuring acute, obtuse and right angles we also looked at how they are used in the real world. We made paper airplanes discussing each fold as we formed a range of right angles. We then tested our planes.Read More »
This week Prep W have been learning about patterns!
We made towers of blocks in 2 different colours, and then went to 3 and 4. We even tried making patterns using 5 or 6 different colours!
After our coloured block patterns, we made shape patterns!Read More »
Recently, the grade 5/6s travelled to Canberra for our camp. We visited some really enjoyable and interesting places, like the Australian War Memorial, Questacon, the Australian Institute of Sport, Parliament House, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Capital Exhibition, the National Museum of Australia and the High Court of Australia.
We got to see where Politicians work (including inside the Speaker’s office!), practised our own election, got a bill through the House of Representatives, had a go at being portrait artists, tried many different science experiments, watched the journey our country has taken over 40,000 years, made national buildings out of lego, saw world class athletes training, heard how the judicial system works, smelt what it was like living on a submarine and commemorated a fallen soldier.
We now know so much more about our country’s past and present, how we came to be the nation we are today, and how our Democratic system works.
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Today Prep W were learning about the letter Mm!
The Preps were challenged to make groups of 4 and work out a way to make the letter Mm using all four bodies in the group.
We did MMMMMMMAGNIFICENTLY well!
Don’t we look MMMMMMMARVELOUS!Read More »
What a fantastic day we had yesterday with our Crazy Hair Day!! The students (and teachers) all looked fantastic and the efforts that we put into some of the creative hairstyles was outstanding.Read More »
Students in year 5/6 have been participating in the Integrated Unit – Enterprise during Terms 3 and 4. The unit has taken them from learning about the lives of children in other countries, and the varying qualities of life some of these children experience, to researching and promoting a charity, and learning about designing, marketing and advertising a product. Students are currently preparing activities and making their own products to sell on our two Enterprise Market Days coming up at the end of Term. All profits will go to the six charities that the 5/6 students have chosen, which support children around the world who do not enjoy all of their basic rights.
Below are photos of some of our students with their ‘bookmark’ design prototypes, which they created when learning about the design process. All students started with a simple, ordinary bookmark, and followed the design process to come up with a new, creative product.
Here is a student’s bookmark that becomes a hover board.
This bookmark turns into a comfortable arm chair at the click of a button!
Here is a bookmark that has a hologram feature.
This bookmark has a delicious treat dispenser, perfect for those boring books that teachers make kids read.
Who needs an iphone, fitbit AND a bookmark when you can have all the features in one handy product? Enjoy finding out your heart rate while you shock yourself by seeing how many words you have read per minute!
*All designs are copyrighted to students of 5/6RRead More »