At St Mary’s we been doing PBL as a reward for all of our great learning. PBL stands for positive behaviour learning. It works like this …..
First if you show one of the skills on our star chart then a St. Mary’s teacher might give you a star which you place next to your name on the Positive Behaviour board. The teacher also gives you a raffle ticket which we try to collect for the week. If any St. Mary’s student earns three raffle tickets for the week you earn a prize including doing some fun activities on Friday afternoon.
As part of St. Mary’s wonderful work we were lucky enough to go on an excursion to a theatre to watch a play called Possum Magic. During the play two possums whose names were Hush and Grandma travelled around Australia to find a spell to make Hush visible again. I wonder if anyone else has heard this story?
Overall, there has been some wonderful learning going on at St. Mary’s and we really like doing PBL.
On Wednesday the 16th of October all the students in Year 3 and 4 went to Eastern Lions oval on Lewis Road to participate in the Woolworths Cricket Blast day. Before we competed Mrs. Harrison had already put us into teams and we had been practising at school with cricket players who were running a clinic during PE sessions.
During the day we began with everyone participating in a cricket clinic where we practised the main skills of fielding, batting and bowling. After this we competed against other schools in a game. Overall each team played 3 games.
My favourite part of the day was after every game where we got to use the Woolworths smoothie maker.
Overall, the 3/4 Cricket Blast was a really fun day.
On Friday the 11th of October the Year 4 girls were lucky enough to go to Avila College to experience what it would be like to be a student at high school.
When we arrived we all went into a hall and celebrated a prayer together.
During our day we went to the science lab, library, gym, assembly and the Aghort Centre. We also saw the aerobics team perform that went away to the nationals in Queensland and won a bronze medal and they were really cool. I also really liked the rock band performing and the singers when they sang Sucker by the Jonas Brothers.
Overall, it was a really good day and lots of the students are looking forward to going to secondary school.
Here are a few photos from the day……….
Thank you to the beautiful Grade three students who wrote the most kind and thoughtful ‘Thank you cards for me. I feel so loved and appreciated. You guys are the sweetest ❤️😁