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Month: September 2016

Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair Basketball

This term in PE our year 5/6 students have been celebrating the Olympic Games. They have participated in Team Handball, Rugby, Basketball and Mini Olympic Games activities. More recently our focus has shifted to the Paralympic Games. Students have researched Paralympic sports  and participated in Goalball, Boccia, Seated volleyball and table tennis. Today we had Garry from DSR (disability sport and recreation) visit HT and he explained to us the challenges people in wheelchairs face. After a very informative discussion the students and staff at lunchtime played wheelchair basketball/ handball. It was was a fun activity which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

At the end of the session however we were all grateful to be able to get up out of our chairs and walk away having had a very good work out for our arms and lots of fun, others are not so lucky.

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Springtime in the art room

Springtime in the art room

In the the art room, Spring has sprung!

The Grade One  and Twos used drawing and paper skills to make beautiful Japanese inspired Cherry Trees.

The Preps used the new water colour paints to paint a wonderful wise owl that they had drawn. These look amazing and we are so lucky to have a fabulously practical brand new drying rack for all of our paintings.🎁🎨

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Bucket fillers in 1/2 R

Bucket fillers in 1/2 R

In 1/2 R this week we have been learning how to be a bucket filler.
We read “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” And discussed how we fill each other’s buckets by saying and doing kind things to each other. We also learnt about bucket dippers. Are you a bucket filler or a bucket dipper?
Parents are invited to fill their child’s bucket with a little positive message.

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5/6 Genius Hour

5/6 Genius Hour

The year 5/6’s this term have been investigating innovation in our world. Students have been exploring, researching, and creating work pieces that detail how innovation surrounds our world. Some of the topics include animations in movies, how SMART phones have evolved, how school technology has evolved and how martial arts have changed over time. Next week is D-Day, students will be presenting their findings to the whole level. Stay tuned to see the results next week!

Father’s Day Breakfast & Blokes and Books

Father’s Day Breakfast & Blokes and Books

Last Friday, the students, dads/special friends and teachers enjoyed a magnificent Father’s Day breakfast. It was great to see so many attending and enjoying a social chat with others over breaky. Congratulations to all those who won a raffle prize, especially to Benjo Panlilio who won the hamper organised by the PA committee. We hope that all dads and special friends had a wonderful Father’s Day on Sunday!

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To finish off the Literacy, Numeracy and Book Week  many dads/special friends and children enjoyed reading together at the “Blokes and Books” session. It was great to see families enjoying time together reading. Thanks to all who attended to make the day such a success.

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Character descriptions

Character descriptions

In 3/4 J we wrote character descriptions based on the book characters we dressed up as on dress up day. These were the illustrations we drew …..

20160902-160523.jpg  Mia dressed up as a panda.

20160902-160547.jpg   Ashton dressed up as Darth Vader.

20160902-160601.jpg  Jayden dressed up as a minion.

20160902-160623.jpg  Zach dressed up as Harry Potter.

What do you think of our drawings?

Fun in the art room

Fun in the art room

News from the Art Room

For the Olympic Games in Rio the Grade5/6 and Grade3/4 students made posters that were used to decorate the athletes rooms in Rio. The posters were bright and colourful and had messages of encouragement for the athletes. Go Aussies!!

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