This afternoon as part of our final assembly for the term we presented the SRC (Student Representative Council) members of each class and the TORCH bearers of term 1 2019. All candidates for the SRC were required to write a letter saying why they think they would make a good SRC member to represent their class. The TORCH bearer of the term is a special award given to students who consistently display all the TORCH values (not just during this term but throughout their school lives. Congratulations to all our SRC members for 2019 and to our TORCH bearers for term 1.
Here is our SRC members for each class for 2019 …..
These are our TORCH bearers for 2019.
Recently the Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 parents were invited to come along to a Cooking with Your Kids session run by Belinda, Catherine and Fabi from EACH (Eastern Access Community Health). From 3.30 to 5.30pm the children, mums and dads prepared some yummy healthy snacks including avocado dip, tzatziki dip and rice paper rolls. Belinda also made some amazingly tasty wholemeal pita chips for everyone to eat with the dips. Each family received a ‘Lunchbox Legends’ cook book full of recipes children will love making and the whole family will enjoy.
On Thursday the 4th of April Holy Trinity gathered together in the Community Space to have a prayer to remember Holy Week and the sacrifice that took place when Jesus gave his life for us. Mr. Harvie talked about what a special time it is in Holy Week and we had readings explaining what happened on each day. As you probably already know Holy Week takes place during the school holidays and is the time leading up to Easter.
In the year 6 classes we have been working on our Genius Hour projects. Genius hour is an opportunity for students to learn more about an area of interest to do with the topic we are studying. This term we are learning about the Government and the students came up with some brilliant questions about this topic. Some of the questions included ‘Why do we need a Democracy?’, ‘What would it be like if the whole world used a Communism model?’, ‘Who invented the Commonwealth?’ and ‘Where does the Australian PM live?’. Lots of students came up with different ways to present their learning with some even choosing Scratch (coding) to present their project.
I chose to use Google Slides to present my learning and here is what I came up with.
In Year 5 we are learning about writing persuasive texts. A Persuasive text is a piece of writing that tries to convince someone to do something that they may not normally do. In my class we try to use the A.F.O.R.E.S.T techniques (alliteration, facts, opinion, rhetorical question, emotive language, statistics and triplets). It is also very important to use lots of exaggeration when writing. We are aiming to engage the reader so they are more interested in what they are reading. Like other pieces of writing it is important to write a draft piece before you write your published piece (good copy).
Here is some examples of a draft and final piece of the persuasive writing from 5 Yellow.