The CSIRO visited our school for the first time this year, and we all had a great time investigating Light – Lenses, Mirrors and Colour!
We got to use torches, magnifying sheets, lenses, kalaidascopes, pin-hole cameras and all sorts of interesting things. Have a look at the work stations we visited:
Now that the NAPLAN tests are out of the way we came up with some ideas of things we would really love to learn about.
We organised them into headings and came up with “another” NAPLAN that we think is great
N = NEWS
We like to know what’s happening in the world.
A = ARTS
We would like to have lots of opportunities to find out about the Arts.
P = PLAYING
We learn lots of things by playing.
L = LOVES & PASSIONS
These are interests & hobbies & things we just love to learn about.
A = ANCIENT
Old, old, old
N = NATURE
The world around us
How things work, what happens and why?????
What do you think?
What would you really like to learn about, or learn to do?
On a beautiful Friday afternoon, the annual cross country running carnival got underway today.
We spent the afternoon in wonderful sunshine, enjoying the effort and stamina of students across Stages 2 and 3 as they ran many, many laps of the oval and grassy playground.
There were many successes – students competing for the first (or last) time, students finishing their race, students completing more laps than they had finished before, and some students qualifying for the next, inter-school competition.
Congratulations to everyone who “had a go”.
What a first week back – it’s been really busy.
We have been revising for the NAPLAN tests next week and I am so impressed with your enthusiasm, patience, application and great attitude.
I am so proud of you all
Everyone has worked as hard as they can,
Everyone is thinking well
and I love the way you are taking on the challenges of this time.
Just thought you all should know!
This Sunday Australians celebrate Mother’s Day so this afternoon in Golden Time some of us decided to make our Mum a special card. There were lots of great ideas and every card we made was totally unique – just like our individual Mums
What a great afternoon!
Creative kids + creative ideas = special cards.
Give you Mum a hug this Sunday.
As it’s the start of a new term, we are all ramping up our efforts in the Premier’s Reading Challenge.
Many of us have attempted this challenge in previous years, but not everyone has acheived the target of reading 20 books yet. So we have decided to really “give it a go” this year. We have worked out some individual and class rewards as we hit small targets on our way to 20 books each.
Here are some photos of us in our morning DEAR (drop everything and read) session today. We look like we should be able to reach 20 books each no trouble don’t we?
Our annual parade was held this afternoon, and once again everyone put effort and enthusiasm into decorating their hair or making a hat.
Hair was adorned with ribbons, streamers, baubles, coloured hair-spray, curls, plaits and braids.
The hats were even more spectacular with bunnies, eggs, boats, ribbons, towers, cardboard, sequins and sparkles.
What a fun way to spend a wet and dreary Friday afternoon
First day back after the holidays and we were sharing what we had done over the last 2 weeks – “nothing very unusual in that” – I hear you say ……..
but wait till you read some of the really unusual things the AllStars got up to!
I’ll call this our “Strange …. but true…….” file …….
Who woke up at 10.00am 5 days straight?
Who thought someone had thrown a stick at her only to find out it was a HUGE blob of ……. bird poo!?!?!?
Who spent 3 days in her pyjamas???
Who was at the zoo and had her hair nibbled by a giraffe??? (mmm ……… tasty )
Who learnt how to eat chips with chopsticks? (Clever)
Who opened all the kitchen cupboards with his feet?? (I’m glad that you know you can do this! – Must try it myself)
Who had dinner in a hotel and saw a cake in the shape of a pram??
Who else had dinner in the city and ate chicken …….. FEET !!!! ?????
Who was the couch potato who watched the World Cup on the couch, in her pjs, for 3 days???
Who ate rice every day for 3 days?
Who was it that went to the corner shop in their pyjamas????
Who drank water, then was whacked in the stomach and the water came out his nostrils?????
Who ate sushi every day??
And who kicked the door and broke their toe???
I promise I won’t tell who you are – but you are all very unusual :-0
What a happy way to start the term – looking forward to many more happy days AllStars!
Footy cards are very popular with lots of students at the moment. They are found in packets of chips and have pictures of Rugby League players and teams on them.
People like to play a game with the cards so here is some information about them:
Footy cards are very popular at our school and the main idea is to win as many footy cards as possible to build up your collection.
- To play footy cards you first have to do “Paper, Rock, Scissors” and the winner of this must slam the cards.
- A player card is worth one point, the team trio card is worth two points, and the gold team trio cards (that are holographic) are worth six or twelve points depending on how rare they are.
- To get cards you must win them or get them from chip packets.
- How to slam footy cards: Firstly you slam it down on the floor – if you hit it on heads and it lands on tales you win; but if it lands on heads it will be the next player’s turn.
- If you win a round then you keep the cards.
We like to play footy cards and we also like to collect as many cards as we can and to be the best player in the school.
By William, Marwan, Toa and Hassan.