In science this term, the preppies are exploring the needs of living things. Our fabulous little farmers get to plant seeds and look after their own snow pea plants, design a home for a farm animal and best of all… see baby chickens hatch! It was super exciting to observe the eggs hatch in the incubator and we love making sure our fluffy little friends have everything they need as we watch them grow. Soon the baby chicks will go home with their new families.
Another highlight this term was the Evergreen Puppet Theatre! The preppies were mesmerized by talking trees and native Australian animals who live in the rainforest. Another amazing way to learn about living things and their needs.
It was wonderful to see so many of our friends at the College Fete. The Preppies loved singing on stage and enjoying all the rides and stalls. We can’t wait for next year!
The Prep team
Happy birthday to Zach (1C) and Timothy (1B) for May!
Literacy Groups have begun in Year One and are in full swing! The children love participating in these groups and it is a great way to practice very important skills in a fun, interactive way. We are grateful to those parents who have been able to assist on selected mornings. It is such a help to us and keeps the groups running smoothly and ensures everyone stays on task. Thank you!
The children have enjoyed taking part in Show and Tell this term. It is a joy to watch the children get excited when sharing about familiar topics in front of their peers. We love learning new things about your children through these activities!
We took part in the National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday, 25th May. At 11am, along with the rest of Australia, we read the story Family Tree. We then participated in a few activities about family, growth and change. Check out our family trees in our windows!
Year One will begin working on end of term assessment over the next few weeks. The children work really hard to show us all they are learning and it is amazing to see the children smashing their goals, both big and small!
Until next time, take care!
Mrs Clausen, Mrs Brown, Mrs Mane and Mrs S
The term has been be flying by with loads of fun learning happening in Grade 2.
Students have been investigating maps to see where and how we divide up the earth and how these places can be described at different scales. Coming up we will be looking at how we are connected to different places.
Year 2 finished their science investigations with all students loving the experiments and the investigative nature of the subject.
As a way to improve and encourage writing our students have been writing a weekly letter to a student in the opposite class. The letters have been so much fun and the kids have done an amazing job at letter writing.
2K has had a really lovely Practicum teacher in their class for the past 3 weeks. Mrs. Joyce Chang has been teaching fun, hands on lessons with the class. The other grade 2 class designed their perfect playground which they shared with Mr. Jakins as he negotiates with architects on the new primary build. It was an excellent and timely demonstration on how math is applied in our everyday lives.
A special thanks to Hudson in 2J for the massive water bug (toe biter) you brought in! Both classes loved seeing and learning about this interesting critter. We serve an amazing and very creative God!
Both classes recently performed their Puppet Plays in Art. The students were so creative and fun. They were a pleasure to watch. Mrs. Bazely did an amazing job teaching the students about Puppet Plays. In week 7 we will all watch the Evergreen Puppet show together.
Year Two has been a hub of fun and exciting educational activities.
Year 3 were excited to finally compete in the Cross Country carnival and we all had a great time running (and eating) on the day. It was great to have parents allowed to attend and was awesome to see so many parents and families supporting their kids and cheering them on.We have been super excited to be back at Chapel and worshipping together. It is also so much more fun to receive awards up the front and all of our Year 3’s have been doing a wonderful job! Year 3 will be leading worship at Chapel in term 3.
This term in HaSS we have been learning about different celebrations and commemorations. The students have loved learning about different cultures and celebrations and we have been doing a lot of hands-on craft that goes with this, which is always a highlight.
During May, ALIA ran a National Simultaneous Storytime event where many educational institutions read the same story at the same time all across Australia. Year 3 participated in this event and it was fun to think other Year 3 students all across Australia were reading the same book at the same time as us. The book was about a family tree. We then had a lot of fun making our own family trees and of course doing a word search!
Many Year 3’s had an awesome time at the fete. They performed so well and it was great to see so many students having fun with their friends and family. Thanks to all the parents and families who came out and supported this event.