Magic Monday September 24 – Week 10 Term 3

Hi Bloggers! Welcome to the last week of Term 3! 

We hope your weekend was filled with many Specks of Gold. 


We began our day with some reading. Some of us chose to read independently or to read with our friends.


This week our Character Strength focus is Leadership!

What does it mean to be a leader?

Ashvarn: Being first

Sampann: Good sportsmanship.

Jed: Leading others.

Rehat: I think it is when you are captain in a game so leadership means believing in yourself.

Rhoda: Being a leader you have to listen.

Deakyn: Leadership is leading a team which means taking care of a team.

Do you think you have to be the boss or captain of something to be a leader?

Sampann: No, you can by showing good sportsmanship.

Jed: Telling people what to do

Miss B: Encouraging others.

Jasmine: They were helping each other.

Ashvarn: They were lifting up and then another.

Dion: Teamwork.


Today we engaged in Christian meditation and repeated the mantra ‘Maranatha’ in our own minds which, means ‘the Lord is coming’. After, we reflected on how we felt.

Holly: I feel calm.

Llana: I feel really calm and ready to learn

Jasmine: I feel relaxed.

Rehat: I felt like I left all of my problems and that God was coming to help me in my mind.

Akemjot: I feel happy.

Tcross: I feel very joyful, loved and calm

Ashvarn: I feel good.


We began our planning process by reflecting on our learning this term.

Aidan W: Shared lunch
Kurt: Teach your monster to read
Eva: Time
Dion: Measuring
Rhoda: Our assemblies
Nathaniel: Reading
Justin: How to make chocolate
Holly: Writer’s workshop
Jed: Character strengths
Noah: Moon Lantern Festival
Sonnie: Reading to my teacher
Ebony: Our Masterchef Assembly
Rafael: Learning Powers
Joseph: How to tell the time
Ruby: Using speech marks and exclamation marks

Ashvarn: Our lantern assembly
Rehat: Addition
Jake: Prodigy
Cierra: How to make lemonade
Daniel: Dairy
Chelsea: Rainbow wraps
Akemjot: Food groups
Aiden: How to make bread
Jasmine: Our special talents
Rehat: The five food groups
Sampann: The food assembly
Kim: The Vietnamese songs
Deakyn: Making animals with fruit
Tcross: Making lanterns
Eva: Making coconut balls
Kim: Making pictures with food

We then planned our investigations for the week, incorporating some of learning from this term into our intended learning.

We then got to work……


You may have noticed as you enter our school that a large white path has bee painted, leading from the school gate to our early learning centre. This is going to be a large artwork by artist Kirsty Shadiac ( with contributions from all children in our school.

This afternoon, we each drew an image which reflects our own history, hope or happiness.


MOON LANTERN DAY – Friday 21st September



  • Ann: Kids make lanterns, in Vietnamese, you put them up and they have light
  • Rehat: Some people light up lanterns and they fly into the sky to celebrate
  • Ashvarn: its about celebrating
  • Deakyn: Celebrating about countries
  • Holly: We celebrate moon lantern when the moon is full
  • Nhu: We have a giant meal together with my family to celebrate moon lantern

We then watched the below clips about MOON LANTERN FESTIVAL and got some more ideas….


  • Rehat: it was about a village being destroyed, the people put up lanterns so that the village would not get destroyed
  • Libby: It started from one bird, that was killed and about the village not being destroyed

The children did their own Inquiry on Moon Lantern festival, researching skills on the internet. The children drew/wrote about the meaning of the Moon Lantern Festival. See what we found out:


Our assembly was a success!! Check out the pictures!!

Can you see MRS B as the ‘Dragon’


What beautiful food we had to share. Many different cultural foods to try – delicious!!


Today we read the story ‘The UnScary Book!’

The story actually turned out to be quite funny. We discussed what we would ACTUALLY put in a scary book?

  • Chelsea – Zombies!
  • Jed – Chuckie
  • Daniel – Scary monsters
  • Lucas – Donald Trump!

We borrowed our new readers for the week and began reading!


  • Holly: I enjoyed the shared lunch with everyone and the assembly and doing a reading part
  • Tcross: I enjoyed that our class got to do the assembly and trying different foods from different countries
  • Aiden: I liked the dragon
  • Mary: I liked the assembly when we were singing the bird song
  • Sonnie:I liked how the dragon moved around
  • Nevada: I liked the dragon dance because Miss B was the dragon
  • Nhu: When we made our lanterns and also the shared lunch
  • Akemjot: I liked the assembly, i liked our shared was yum
  • Dion: I liked the dragon dance
  • Jake: I liked that the moon lantern festival…i was really surprised that the dragon was Miss B
  • Rhoda: I liked our assembly and the Vietnamese dancing and the shared luch
  • Cierra: I liked that my sisters friend was in the Vietnamese dance
  • Kurt: The dragon dance!!
  • Sukhman: I liked the Vietnamese dance


Thank you for sharing such a fun day!! Enjoy your weekend 🙂

Thursday September 20th – Week 9 term 4

Good morning bloggers! Happy Thursday!!

What’s happening today?


Teachers listened to individual students read, conferencing them on individual needs and strengths!!

Students spent time reading either independently, with parents, buddies or class mates.


With our buddies in the hall, all ready for tomorrow.


“I am special” “I am a child of God”

How was the world created?

  • Noah – By god
  • Sampann – God made the world out of sun and water
  • Ash – God made the trees, animals, Eve and Adam
  • Lucas – At first there was nothing
  • Magot – God said let there be light and dark, light and animals and trees and flowers

Why am I special?

  • Kurt – I am special because I can make stuff
  • Llana – I think I am special because I have a special talent – doing ballet
  • TCross – I think I am special because I like going to school and I love my friends
  • Dion – I am special because I am good at sports!
  • Bella – I am special because I am kind to my friends
  • Ann – I am special because no one is like me! I am kind to people and I can draw



We had some investigation time. Children explored the block area, playing teachers, setting up a cafe, drawing, craft activities and games.


My speck of gold today was:

  • Sampan: was assembly practice
  • Sukhman: my speck of gold was playing soccer


Tomorrow is moon lantern day. Please come dressed in your cultural clothing, red t-shirt or school uniform.

Shared lunch – please bring in a plate of your ‘cultural’ food to share with your class.

Our assembly is at 10.45am and our shared lunch will follow.


Thank you for a fun day everyone!!

See you tomorrow for our assembly and Moon Lantern celebrations



Wednesday September 19th – Week 9 Term 3

Good morning all and welcome to Wednesday Week 9!!



Today we had a visit rom Deb! She was from the Pets in the Community Program. She spoke to us all about how to keep our pets safe and how to properly look after them! We had a look at different pictures and had to describe what we thought was safe and unsafe. We even got to role play to see the do’s and dont’s about approaching scared dogs!

After recess we reflected on what we had learned;

  • Deakyn – You stand still and put your arms beside you
  • Neisha – I learned that when a dog has a red and yellow collar you don’t go near it
  • Akemjot – I learned that dogs have different moods and they get angry and sad and happy

We then got a chance to explore the website and explore how to safely deal with pets –


Thank you to Joseph and Kurt who read a Bible passage to us for prayer today.

  • Cierra – Dear God, thank you for my pet Milly because she is kind and fluffy.
  • Ann – Dear God, thank you for my parents so they can look after me. Amen.
  • Ash – Thank you for the trees so we can breathe. Amen.
  • Mary – Thank you for my uncles dog. Amen.
  • Jasmine – Thank you for pets so when you are alone you can play with them. Amen.
  • Daniel – Thank you for our friends and family. Amen.


  • Sampann  – The 3 means quarter past
  • Aiden – 60 minutes is an hour and 60 seconds is a minute
  • Ashvarn – The big handle and little hand moves around to make a time

Together we tested what we could do in different amounts of time!

  • How many jumps can you do in 10 seconds?
  • How many jumps can you do in 1 minute?

  • Magot – I can eat in 30 seconds, I can play Minecraft in 10 minutes
  • Nate – I can hold my breath for 30 seconds
  • Joseph – I can watch movie for 2 hours
  • Jaiden – I can do rolls in 10 minutes
  • Kim – I can rea da book in 30 seconds
  • Libby – I can do my calisthenics in 2 hours and in 30 seconds I could look at the lanterns



  • Mary – We did what our favourite player is
  • Dion – We had to do our favourite player of a sport and write about it


  • Alex – My speck of gold was playing with my friends
  • Daniel – My speck of gold was playing soccer at lunch
  • Eva – My speck of gold was playing with Ebony
  • Jasmine – My speck of gold was playing with Ann


Have a great night all!!

Tuesday September 18 – Week 9 Term 3

Hi Bloggers!

Welcome to Tuesday September 18! 



Rhoda chose a beautiful piece of music to listen to as we reflected and spoke to God quietly. We thought about what we are grateful for, sorry for and what we need help with.

Holly:  Dear God thank you for my family and my brothers. Amen

Kiziah: Thank you for my family and friends that can help me. Amen

Rhoda: Thank you for my family and friends and teachers in school. Amen.

Ashvarn: I am sorry for messing up with my brother when he is playing. Amen.

Jasmine: Dear God thank you for laptops that we can work with and play. Amen.

Cierra: Dear God I am sorry for why I yell at my sister. Amen.

Ann: Dear God thank you for my friends. Amen.

Rehat: Dear God thank you for teachers to teach us at school. Amen.

Nhu: Dear God thank you for forgiveness. Amen.


How is chocolate made?

Rehat: First you get these cocoa beans from a tree and they go through a tunnel and it cracks their shell open. Then they make the chocolate liquid  and to make dark chocolate they need more dough and flour.

Provocation – Create your own procedure! 


  • Deakyn and Alex are working on a Ninja Dojo!
  • Chelsea set up her own Churro restaurant after writing a procedure for making them earlier in the day!
  • Bella, Ann and Jasmine worked on the floor plan of their house
  • Nathaniel created an airpot with the blocks
  • Keren and Kristina worked hard to create
  • Nevada, Neisha and Ruby started their own restaurant!
  • Sukhman, Magot, Noah, Justin, Jed and Sampann practiced their dance moves!
  • Alex, Dion, Sonnie and Aidan continued to work on their 3D floor plan for their gaming house.


  • Noah – My speck of gold is working on the chocolate thing
  • Sukhman – Playing soccer with my friendsÂ
  • Raf – Making the house paper thing
  • Holly – My speck of gold is how to make stuff
  • Llana – My speck of gold is making a procedure about making cookies
  • Aiden – My speck of gold was playing on my laptopÂ
  • Kiziah – My speck of gold was writing a procedure about pastaÂ
  • Mai-Anh – My speck of gold was searching how to make chocolate cakeÂ
  • Ann – My speck of gold was playing and learning with my friends like Bella
  • Nate – My speck of gold was doing investigations because I got to make my airport
  • Daniel – My speck of gold was playing soccer with Joseph at recess
  • Keren – My speck of gold was practicing my reading part
  • Ash – My speck of gold was doing the Fortnite dances!Â
  • Sampann – My speck of gold was doing the procedure on pancakes

Tuesday 11th September 2018 – Week 8 Term 3

Good morning and welcome to this amazing spring day!


Sukhman: We played a band. We played some instruments. I played the cymbals.

Dion: We were doing music and we listened to a book. The book was ‘Bob the Builder’. In the book they had to play something for music and they did it.

Tcross: In music, first we listened to a book and then after that the book was about having a band so Mrs Crisp laid out a lot of instruments and there were these rhythm sounds we needed to make with our bodies. We then played some instruments and made a band and it sounded great.

Nhu: First we listened to Bob the Builder and it was all about having a new band but the problem was all of the music notes were gone which is what they needed.


Our prayer for our Moon Lantern assembly will be about the parable of the loaves and fishes. This morning we listened to the story and all took a part of the story to illustrate for our prayer.


  • Cierra – Thank you for my family because they are always there for me
  • Ebony – Thank you for my family and my friends because they are there for me when I need them. Amen.
  • Daniel – Thank you for making the world. Amen.
  • Joseph – Dear God, thank you for our friends and family and people in our lives who love us. Amen.
  • Mary – Dear God, thank you for kindness all around the world so everyone can be kind. Amen.
  • Akemjot – Dear God, thank you for my friends and family. Amen.
  • Holly – Dear God, thank you for my mum because she teaches me how to do stuff. Amen.
  • Keren – Dear God, thank you for my family because they take care of me. Amen.
  • llana – Dear God, thank you fro this school and my family. Amen.
  • Ash – Thank you for my friends and bro. Amen.
  • Kim – Thank you God for everything around us. Amen.
  • Kiziah – Thank you for my family and friends. Amen.


Today after recess we investigated time further through various provocations.

  • Guided clocks with the teacher– exploring what a clock looks like, the placements of the numbers, what the hands indicate when reading the time, telling to the time to the hour and o’clock times.
  • Day and Night– recording what they do in the day time vs night times. The extension of this was to record the times they do these things.
  • Sand Timer Challenge– build a tower before the timer runs out. What can you build before the timer runs out?
  • ABC Splash on the laptop- telling the time to the hour
  • Puzzles – Sequencing days, seasons and months


  • Joseph – I have made twirly pasta with my mum and dad
  • Samurai – I have made pasta with my dad before
  • Nate – I make ravioli and I sometimes make it with my dad or like on a holiday night and if we go to Wallaroo


  1. Make a procedure for a specific type of pasta
  2. Design a special sauce for pasta
  3. Is there a time where you ate a pasta.. where was it? Tell us all about it!
  4. Using the books, make your own Italian pasta
  5. What food are you an expert on?
  • Kim and Mai-Anh – We made a recipe for pasta. We made different things and we drew them together. We got broccoli, garlic, onion, tomato and mushrooms! We guessed if it would taste nice or not.


After lunch we practiced our songs for our Moon Lantern assembly. We also continued to work on the prayer and our moon lanterns for judging next week. It’s been a very creative afternoon!


  • Ruby – Doing a Jesus drawing about the prayer
  • Lucas – Going to buddies
  • Holly – My speck of gold was practicing the song for our assembly and drawing the prayer for the  assembly
  • Sampann – Making my lantern
  • Sonnie – Drawing my prayer and having a go each time. It was Jesus with a lot of people around him
  • Noah – My speck of gold was playing on my lap top
  • Ash – My speck of gol was going to our buddies and practicing that Vietnamese song
  • Rhoda  – My speck of gold was doing the pictures of the 5 loaves of breads and 2 fish and then people didn’t have any food to eat
  • Kristina – My speck of gold was doing the time game!

Monday 10th September 2018 – Week 8 Term 3

Hi all! Welcome to Monday September 10!

Can you believe we are already in Week 8?! Time flies when you are having fun and learning so many new and exciting things!


We began our morning with some independent and group reading. Teachers use this time to listen to different students read and give them individual tips to support their reading.


This morning we explored the character strength of spirituality.

Jasmine: I think spirit means a ghost

Mary: What is inside you.

Libby: What is in your heart

Ashvarn: I think it means being strong.

What is one thing that you really believe in that helps you make decisions?

Libby: God

Mary: I really believe in love

Rehat: I believe in my heart.

We then watched a clip from the movie ‘Babe: Pig in the City’.

What is Babe trying to do?

Sampann: Trying to get eaten by the dog.

Aidan: He is trying not to get eaten by the angry dog.

What do you think happens at the end?

Cierra: He jumped in to save the dog.

Ashvarn: He jumped in to help the dog.

What do you think Babe’s spirit was telling him to do?

Jasmine: Save the dog

Libby: Be kind even though the dog was trying to eat him.

Rehat: I think Babe’s spirit was saying that if you save someone else’s life it can save your own too.

Nhu: Even though the dog was chasing the pig, the pig still helped him.

Jasmine: I think the pig decided to help the dog because he believes in kindness.


Mrs Tropeano, Miss B and Mr Coad worked with children, conferencing with them on writing conventions such as punctuation, genre structure and spelling patterns to help them write their own books independently.


Akemjot chose the song ‘These Hands‘ for us to sing during prayer. We then shared our own, special prayers.

Ashvarn: Dear God, thank you for houses. Amen

Mary: Dear God, thank you for our spirits so we can think and feel the love. Amen.

Libby: Thank you God for the trees and spring because without the trees we wouldn’t have any oxygen. Amen.

Nathaniel: Thank you for the world so we can live. Amen.


Today we explored what we already know about time and recorded our current understandings in our numeracy journal.

Sampann: There is also quarter past and quarter to and half past.

Dion: There is a big hand and small hand and they go on numbers to show time.

Kim: Time is when you do stuff. I play with toys at 8 o’clock in the night time.

Ruby: We use time to remember when to go to places to do stuff.

Neisha: I use time to remember things.

Sukhman: I go to bed at 8 o’clock.


We joined our buddies after lunch to learn a song in Vietnamese. Miss Hong was very helpful in teaching us the words. We can’t wait to share this with you next Friday.


Later, we finished making our moon lanterns whilst others continued with their inquiry investigations.


Rhoda: I liked going to our buddies to practice the Moon Lantern song with Miss Hong.

Keren: My speck of gold was playing with Llana and Mary. We felt squishes.

Nevada: Today I loved playing with Eva, Ebony and Cierra at the summer shop.

Jasmine: My speck of gold is playing with Bella and pretending to be a cat.

Friday 7th September – Week 7 term 3

Good morning everyone and welcome to Friday!!!


The theme for today’s assembly was ‘gratitude’

We discussed this and did our own gratitude reflection:

  • Holly: my family and friends
  • Lucas: My family
  • Maddox: Dogs
  • Raf: My friends
  • Chelsea: My mum and Dad
  • Akemjot: My friends


In today’s library lesson we read a beautiful story called ‘The Heart of a Whale.’ by Anna Pignataro.

The story highlighted how special and unique a whale’s song actually is. We listened to this sound because lots of us wondered what it sounded like.

We then borrowed our books for the week. Please remember to bring your black bags to school every day! 🙂


Holly and Akemjot led the class in prayer today – they shared a special prayer about ‘our homes’. Thanking Lord for our homes, keeping our homes safe and for our neighbors.

  • Nevada: thank you for my home, Amen
  • Deakyn: Dear God thank you for my friends, Amen
  • Nhu: Dear God, please help my neighbour so she doesn’t feel sick, Amen
  • Aidan: Dear God thank you for my goldfish, Amen
  • Rhoda: Dear God thank you for my neighbours, Amen


We had some literacy time. Children continued with their writers workshop books.

Mrs Diotallevi worked with guided reading group Aiden, Dion and Sonnie during this time. We practiced chunking and some interesting comprehension questions to think critically!!


Today we began the construction component!

Have a lovey weekend!!




Thursday 6th September – Term 3 week 7

Good morning everyone and welcome to Thursday.


Readingread with the teacher, read with a parent, read with your friends or read by yourself…

Children had some time to ENJOY their readers and story books!!

Some children then moved onto ‘Teach my monster to read’.

Writers workshop

Children continued being authors of their own books. Teacher sat with small groups of children conferencing. We spoke about editing books ready to be published. We worked together with the children to edit and add more to their books!! It was fantastic to see children adding exclamation marks and speech marks too.

We saw books about roblox, food, best friends, scary books and funny books!!



Mrs Diotallevi read – The peace book by Todd Parr modelling fluency and expression.

Our reflections on the story:

Magot: Peace is having the school altogether

Kim: Peace is being helpful and calm

Libby: Peace is when you ask someone if they could be your friend

Deakyn: peace is quiet, calm and silent

Kristina: peace is smiling

Nate: Peace is giving shoes to people who need them


Hail Mary.

Who is Mary?

Akemjot: Mary is the Mother of God and Jesus

Ashvarn: Mary is a mother of God and then Jesus was born

Libby: Mary would be kind to poor people

Ashvarn: She is a kind girl and gives things to poor people, and she spent money on poor people

Holly: Mary was kind

Jasmine: i think Mary was a kind person

Any special prayers?

Libby: Dear God thank you for the world and for people who made school, Amen

Kim: Thank you God for all the teachers so they help us to write, Amen

Akemjot: Dear God thank you for my baby brother, Amen

Ashvarn: Thank you for my baby brother, Amen



What animals are at the show?

  • Rhoda: Horses
  • Joseph: pigs
  • Holly: cows
  • Nevada: Horses
  • Jed: sheep
  • Libby: chickens
  • Aidan: baby chicks
  • Aiden: Goats
  • Ebony: Alpacas

What animal interests you to learn more about?

  • Jasmine: cows
  • Natalie: pigs
  • Jed: sheep
  • Libby: horse
  • Jaiden:pigs
  • Dion: sheep
  • Andy: chickens
  • Deakyn: Bulls
  • Nevada: pigs
  • Aidan: Pigs
  • Ebony: alpacas
  • Nhu: Horse
  • Holly: pigs
  • Sukhman: Horse
  • Akemjot: Horse
  • Ashvarn: Horse
  • Lucas: Pigs
  • Magot: Pigs
  • Nate: Horse
  • Noah: Pigs
  • Kristina: Horse
  • Kim: Horse
  • Llana: pigs
  • Bella: chickens
  • Mai-Anh: Horse
  • Raf: Chickens
  • Rhoda: Alpacas
  • Samurai: Cows



Children investigated an animal of their choice.


We did a quick dance to get our bodies moving!!



If you were given $75 for the show how would you spend it?

Dont forget your entry price!!



Relaxation music played while we focused on our breathing!!

Click on the link below if you would like information about the importance of being mindful!



Below is the song we are singing at the Moon Lantern festival assembly in week 9.


Children had time to enjoy investigations, share their ideas, negotiate with others, extend oral language and express creativity!!


Today my speck of Gold was:

  • Nevada: was making a school with Ebony and Ruby
  • Aidan: My speck of gold was investigations
  • Llana: playing teachers with Holly, Bella and Jasmine and Kristina
  • Libby: Was going to my singing lessons
  • Mai-Anh: Playing with my brother on the oval
  • Deakyn: was playing basketball
  • Nate: My specks of gold was playing with joesph
  • Akemjot: was playing geometry dash
  • Holly: Playing teachers with Bella and Lana, Jasmine and Kristina in investigation time.


We hope you all had fun today 🙂 🙂