Fun in the Sun


It’s that time of the year when we need to be reminded of what it means to be “Sun Smart”.

Let’s see if we can plan and practise strategies to promote sun safety in our school and community.

Starting off

Please watch these Behind the News episodes about

Sun Damage

Sun Safety

UV Warning

After you have watched the three episodes choose one episode and write up a summary of the important points – include the title of the episode and your name and post it in the comments section below.

Playground Designers


Stage 2 have been investigating our built environment here at school – specifically our playground areas. They decided that our playground needed an upgrade and so went about deciding how they could change their environment so that it better suited the needs of the students at our school.

First they looked at the playground areas (Areas 6 & 7) and made a list of the things that these areas had, and the things that were missing (but necessary).

Next the students surveyed the rest of the school to find out the types of activities and structures that students of all ages would like to see in a school playground. The Stage 2 students then graphed the responses and were able to reach some conclusions about the types of activities that were popular across the school.

After that was the really fun bit – students worked in groups to design a playground area that incorporated the ideas that the rest of the school wanted. They could add anything they liked, as long as it fit the purposes of safety and need. The groups then used lots of recycled boxes and containers to bring their designs to life! Lots of glueing and taping and creating structures and play equipment!

Lastly students needed to present their model and ideas to the rest of the grade and then everyone would vote on the playground design that they liked the best. Groups had to write persuasive speeches to urge and influence the students and parents and teachers that their playground ideas were the best.

Congratulations to the winning team and their bid – Abdullah, Jessica, Nadia, Hennessey, Andrew and Adam from S2Magnolia.

Please have a look at the wonderful playgrounds designed by our students.

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Stage 2 Speeches


Stage 2 students have been busy all term with public speaking and writing interesting speeches. They have been learning about eye contact, stance, clarity, engaging introductions and using expression when speaking.

They have had lots of time to get better and better at speaking in front of their friends, their group and their class; but today they had to speak in front of the whole stage! It was very exciting but very nerve wracking as well 🙂

Everyone gathered in the Library to hear the finalists speak on a number of interesting topics – including re-cycling, aliens, and being able to talk to animals!

The speakers were terrific – they used eye contact, spoke clearly and had funny and interesting things to talk about. Congratulations to the winners – Selafina, Abdullah and Solomone.

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Going Dotty!


S1 Jacaranda class made their mark today by designing beautiful coloured dots to celebrate International Dot Day.
International Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration” and students get involved by designing wonderful dots and sharing these online.

We watched a film clip of the story “The Dot” by Peter Reynolds, and then had the chance to use lots of coloured papers to make our mark and our dots!

Here are our dots for you to enjoy 🙂

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Books Light Up Our World


We have been working hard designing and drawing our favourite book for the paper lanterns that will light up our Library.

Here is a close-up look at some of the amazing lanterns we have so far:

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What do you think? What is YOUR favourite book? Leave your answer in the comments section below.

Are You Ready To Be Awesome?


Everyone needs some encouragement now and then, and today is the day you can create AWESOME!
Watch this pep-talk clip by KidPresident, and get ready to be the best you can be 🙂

Please leave a comment telling us what you will be creating, investigating or trying!

What Are You Wondering?


The world is an interesting place and this website has so many interesting things to find out about.

Have a look at some of the pages on the Wonderopolis site and start thinking about something that gets your wondering!

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Leave a comment to let us know what you are wondering 🙂


Cyber Safe Stage 2


Hello Stage 2

Are you ready to explore some great sites that inform us about being safe on the internet.

Have a look at one of these sites and leave a comment telling us THE MOST IMPORTANT THING you have learnt about being safe on the internet!

Brain POP

Brain POP


Hippo and Hedgehog Cyber 5

Hippo and Hedgehog Cyber 5


Privacy Playground

Privacy Playground


Leave a comment telling us THE MOST IMPORTANT THING you have learnt about being safe on the internet!