On the 1st June, Belle Vue held its inaugural Upcycling Competition. We wanted to help students (and families) ‘rethink’ what they would normally do with their various discarded materials (throw out, recycle or CREATE!), as well as see how creative they could be when ‘reusing’ their waste.
Students across prep to grade 6 were asked to find materials at home that would have otherwise been thrown out or recycled, and use them to create something new.
There were two categories that students could choose from: make something that can be worn, or something that can be used.
A huge number of students participated in our competition, and their effort and creativity was outstanding!
Well done to all students (and families) who got involved!
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At Belle Vue we held our annual information evening during ‘Education Week’.
All our staff spoke passionately to prospective Belle Vue families about what our school has to offer.
We spoke of our values, the curriculum at each level, the wonderful events and all the extra-curricular activities that are part of Belle Vue Primary School.
We hope to see these families again, as part of our Belle Vue community.Read More »
This year Belle Vue students have worked hard, practicing their skipping and jumping skills to improve their cardio fitness. To celebrate, we held a Skip 4 Belle Vue activity morning for the whole school to enjoy.
During 80 minutes of non-stop movement, students’ rotated through 10 different skipping and jumping stations. There was long rope skipping, partner skipping, a trampoline jump and even an obstacle course- to name a few! The Skip 4 Belle Vue event was run by our Year 6 students and has raised important funds to continue the improvement of the school’s sporting facilities.
This week the students in grades 1 and 2 began learning about multiplication during maths.Read More »
The Preps had a fantastic time on their visit to Scienceworks! In class we have been learning a lot about forces, push and pull, gravity and what things are made of.
We explored all the different areas and had a great time with all the hands on exhibits!
Thanks to Mrs S and our parent helpers Meg, Phuong & Andrew for helping us have a great time.
Check out some of the photos below:
We can’t wait for our next excursion!Read More »
We took some former Yarraleen kinder students back in time to their old kinder this week!
They had a wonderful time engaging in a music session with the kids and talking to them about what Belle Vue is like.
Mr Robinson and Ms Anstee ran a wonderful session and we can’t wait to do some more kinder visits soon!Read More »
On Monday we took some members of the Belle Vue Junior Choir, as well as our resident Art extraordinaire Leanne Anstee to Glass St Kindergarten.
We sang ‘Get Back Up Again’ from the movie Trolls, and then worked with the kinder kids on a lovely Autumn activity run by Ms Anstee.
We had a wonderful time and so did Glass St kindergarten!Read More »
Grade 3/4 students have been exploring heat through a range of student designed experiments. A simple initial experiment saw them measure the changing temperature in a glass of warm and cold water. Using the same thermometer, type of cup and amount of water they discussed the only variable being the initial water temperature.
Following this experiment students designed their own simple experiment. They could change only one variable. Experiments carried out changed the shape of the cup, placed a cup outside or put a cup inside a container of water. Students also learned to create a control sample as a means of comparison. Data was recorded and conclusions were formed.
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The Preps have been learning all about capacity this week.
We’ve been enjoying lots of hands on activities, comparing the capacity of different containers and estimating the amount that they would hold.
Here we are predicting which one would hold more, out of two containers.
Then we measured to check:
We tried our best to make our measurements accurate by filling one container all the way to the top.
Then we poured from one container to another to check.
The next day, we tried different activities such as ordering containers from holds least to holds most.
Then we filled containers to different levels such as – Full, Half Full, Half Empty, Nearly Full, Nearly Empty and Empty.
Then we measured using rice, sand and pasta to fill larger containers. First we estimated (a sensible guess!) how many spoonful’s or cupful’s it would take to fill the larger container. Then we checked:
We’ve had a great week and now we know a lot more about capacity!
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Recently all students at Belle Vue participated in the First Aid Schools Program provided by St John Ambulance Australia.
Our grade 5/6 students learnt the basics of first aid including DRSABCD, putting someone in the recovery position and CPR.
The grade 5/6s took a lot of new information away from the session, as well as some confidence that they could be helpful in the unlikely event of an emergency.
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