Term 3 is speeding by and we are busy in Year 1 as always.
The children are really enjoying learning about what life was like in the ‘olden days’ and have been fascinated as we discuss photos from the past of places as well as playgrounds, living conditions and of course technology. Stay tuned for more information later this term regarding an upcoming ‘fun day’ about daily living in the past.
In math, Year 1 is continuing to consolidate their understanding of numbers to 100. We are learning to see patterns in numbers that help us with addition and subtraction, as well as other strategies that make solving word problems easier.
The fete was a highlight for many this term. It was lovely to see so many of our Parklands families at the fete and they were all beautiful as they performed on centre stage with the song, ‘If I Were a Butterfly’.
Mrs Clausen, Mrs Gowreah, Mrs Marsh
We are becoming much more “tech savvy” in Year 2. We are learning to create Google Docs with much less support than before, and we practice reading and segment our spelling words online!
Reading is often one of our favourite activities – whether we are reading silently, aloud in groups, to a friend, on the chrome books, or even having a story read to us – reading is great!
This term we will be making our own volcanos and watching them erupt. Stay tuned for more on this exciting event.
Mrs Koplick, Mrs Edwards, Mrs Hollenberg and Mrs Buckley
This term, in Digital Technologies, the Year 3 are learning about computer programming. We started off the term with an activity where the students worked in pairs to build a lego model. One partner read and described the instructions (without showing the pictures) while the other student followed the verbal instructions. The students were able to understand the difficulties that programmers face when creating computer programs and how important it is to give clear instructions when programming. We will be completing other programming activities throughout the term using block programming on the Chromebooks.
Mr Kennedy, Mrs Abbot and Mrs Jones
Every week, we have a different Resilient YOU focus for our students. These topics assist the students with friendship skills for life. The students discuss the topics and also love making a mini-performance demonstrating a ‘good’ and ‘bad’ example for the topic of the week. As a class we discuss their points and ideas and make connections to how we can apply these beyond school as well! It certainly is a highlight of the week!
Mrs Strubin, Miss Needs and Mrs Kissick
It has been a great start to Term 3 in Year 6 with the start of all of our new topics. This term in Geography we are comparing the differences between Australia and Asia and how that affects our lives. In Health we have been learning about healthy and unhealthy drinks with some surprising results!
All Year 6 students are excited about our Science topic for the term which is micro-organisms. We learnt a lot and had a lot of fun with our first experiment this term involving the micro-organism yeast.
Mr Holman, Mrs Davis and Ms Cook
How to order your Extra-curricular and Sporting Group Photos for Parklands Christian College
Oh Thursday 11th and Friday 12th October, MSP Photography will be on site to take the extra-curricular and sporting group photos, including a ‘Whole College’ Photo.
These photos are available for purchase through payment envelope.
Personalised payment envelopes listing all the photos your child appeared in will be sent home on approx. 16 Oct. Please read the instructions on these envelopes for your preferred method of payment.
If you wish to purchase a ‘Whole College’ Photo, these payment envelopes will be available from Student Services. Please follow the instructions on these envelopes for your preferred method of payment.
You have until Thursday 25th October, 2018 to purchase at this price.
Orders placed after this date will incur a $20 late fee (as the images will then be archived).
All orders will be processed after the cut off date advised above, and distributed through the school within approximately 21 days.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspect of your photo day experience with us, please contact our office on 3848 3946 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org