Primary Leadership Team
Primary Choir News
Congratulations to Grace Pacurariu in Grade 5 who has recently been accepted into the Canto specialist group, a choir in the Australian Girls’ Choir. This is an auditioned choir which only accepts a small number of singers each year. Well done to Grace, this is an amazing achievement. We are looking forward to seeing your singing develop through this exciting opportunity!
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This term our Science unit was all about the weather and how it affects us. The preppies have explored windy, rainy and sunny weather by doing experiments and daily weather reports. Our mini meteorologists have certainly had some interesting weather to observe over the past six weeks! Our favourite part of the weather unit was Water Play Day. The preps planned what they would need to wear and bring for a day of outdoor activities including bubbles, slip n slide and slime. We were blessed with warm, sunny weather and the preppies had a ball. It was a great way for them to experience and reflect on how the weather can affect what we wear and do.
The preppies have had an action packed first term of school and we are all looking forward to more exploring and hands-on learning together next term!
Have a wonderful Easter break.
The Prep Team
Happy end of term!
Year One has enjoyed our first term together, despite the need for a flexible routine.
A highlight for us has been learning to write information reports! Not only have we expanded our knowledge about many different living creatures, but we have also demonstrated what clever young writers we are! It has been a joy for us to watch the children discover what they are capable of.
Drama lessons have also given the children an opportunity to explore their creative sides. The children have had a wonderful time acting out small scenes from well loved stories. Mrs Bazley has done a fabulous job, encouraging the children to develop confidence in front of their peers!
Also this term, we have been all about numbers, numbers, numbers!! We have counted forwards, backwards, in 2s, 5s and 10s. We have located numbers on our 100s chart, made collections of numbers using paddle pop sticks and learnt how to find and place numbers on a number line.
Finally, we have loved being able to go back to Chapel this term. It’s been great to see the children singing, receiving awards and saying their memory verses again.
Thanks so much for following along on our learning journey this term. We are looking forward to Term 2 and can’t wait to show you more of what we can do!
Enjoy your Easter Break and take care!
Mrs Clausen, Mrs Brown, Mrs Mane, Mrs S and Year 1
Year 3 have had an exciting and busy month during March. It was lovely to get back into a bit of a routine (despite some crazy disruptions) and to learn so many new things as we continue getting to know each other.
We have been so excited about our Science unit and have enjoyed doing experiments and learning about states of matter. The students thoroughly enjoyed investigating different materials and how and when they change state. We learnt some surprising things like how honey doesn’t go solid in the freezer and how coconut oil becomes a solid in the fridge!
We also enjoyed celebrating the National Day of Action Against Bullying by learning about the difference between conflict and bullying, and brainstorming how we can all be kind. We made an orange bracelet which we decorated and we also completed an anti-bullying word search, which is one of our favourite things to do in Year 3.
Now that we are in Upper Primary School, we can be trusted to work with our friends (mostly anyway!). All of the year threes love to sit with their friends and complete work in small groups of peers. We have also been enjoying Christian Living Skills which is the highlight of the week for many of the students!
Our narrative unit is coming to an end and all of the students have done an amazing job thinking of creative stories and writing in paragraphs. They are hoping to have time to publish their stories at the end of term.
Swimming Carnival was a highlight for many of our older year threes who sweated it out and did their best at swimming. They had a great day and there were many ribbons and splashes!
All of the students have loved the return to Chapel with all of Primary and have thoroughly enjoyed the worship, memory verse and awards! It is so much more fun when we can all celebrate God and each other as a whole Primary School.
We hope and pray you all have a relaxing and blessed break and we look forward to all being back together for more learning and fun in term 2!
Year 3 Team
Mrs Dayna Davis, Mrs Renée Imms, Mrs Sue Martin and Mrs Christine Uwamurera.