Thursday (Term 3: Week 8)

Welcome to another super day of learning in 2JH and 2RG …

Many thanks to the following students:

  • Kaisha & Vanessa and Kevin & Felix for being today’s helpful classroom assistants
  • Phuc & Amelia for leading morning organisation

Here’s today’s learning timetable and daily calendar information:

Whilst 2RG were off practising for tomorrow’s buddy class assembly with 3JM, 2JH completed learning: Unique Me T-Shirts (Religion), Alien Art (Art & Craft), Area Names (Numeracy) and Science (Space Investigations).

2JH broke off for a quick game of Domes and Dishes. The teams have to turn over as many cones as possible so that they are in their team’s assigned position, either upside down as a ‘dish’ or the normal way up like a ‘dome’. It was a fiercely contested game and only one point separated the two teams at the end. Well done to the DOMES who scored 16 compared to the DISHES who scored 15.

Today we shared the final chapter in our class novel, The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.

In the last chapter of the book, Plop met a black cat called Orion, who told him that Dark is Beautiful. After getting permission from his parents, as all young owlets should, Plop joined Orion on a magical night-time adventure during which he learned about different types of night and the relative beauty of each.

When Plop finally returns home to the landing branch, he recalls all the things the various characters he met told him about the dark. He says to his parents:

‘The small boy said DARK IS EXCITING. The old lady said DARK IS KIND. The Boy Scot said DARK IS FUN. The little girl said DARK IS NECESSARY. The Father Christmas Lady said DARK IS FASCINATING. The man with the telescope said DARK IS WONDERFUL and Orion the black cat says DARK IS BEAUTIFUL.’

Plop’s mother then asks: ‘And what do you think, Plop?’

So we tried to predict the word which Plop might use to describe the dark.

What do you think Plop said about the dark? 

TJ: Incredible

Hayley: Beautiful

Phuc: Amazing

Cooper: Fun

Ruby: Cool

Carter: The best

Monika: wonderful

Thuy & Jayden M: Nice

Felix: beautiful

Caroline: Fantastic

Freny: Incredible

Indi: Magnificent

Josh: Peaceful

Ezekiel: Majestic

Johnny: Super

All of the suggestions would have made fantastic responses, but particular congratulations to Johnny who correctly guessed the correct response … DARK IS SUPER!

If your child has enjoyed this novel, Jill Tomlinson has written many others about animals that you may wish to share with your child:


The children were asked to design a new book sleeve for the text using either their laptop or their literacy book. There were certain criteria the sleeve must contain, but children were welcome to add any other information they wanted.


R U OK? Day (Thursday 12 September, 2019) is Australia’s national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that every day is the day to ask, “Are you ok?” and support those struggling with life’s ups and down . This year we want everyone to …

Trust the signs, trust your gut and ask: R U OK?

Jayden B: I saw R U OK on the news.

Why should we ask, ‘R U Ok?’

 Carter: Because if they’re not [okay] you can help them with something.

Hayley: In case they are sad and somebody has bullied them.

Ruby: Feelings.

Ezekiel: Today at lunch, Felix got hurt and me, John and Yatin asked him, ‘R U Okay?’

How do we know when someone is not okay?

Adua: They show their emotions.

Carter: They are looking away and sitting down.

Freny: They put their head down.

Johnny: Their facial expression (made a sad face).

Hayley: They put their hands on their eyes.

Johnny: They want alone time.

Carter: If you try to cheer them up, they might say leave me alone.

After viewing the short clip, we reflected: ASK, Listen, Encourage Action/ Check in.

Each student then filled in a nomination form, nominating a friend. who has been there for them and a source of support when they were sad, lonely or upset.



MOON LANTERN FESTIVAL – Tomorrow Friday 13th September

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

The Moon Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.

At Holy Family we will be celebrating the Moon Lantern Festival on:

Friday 13 September

Students are invited to wear traditional or cultural clothing OR  red clothes

3JM & 2RG’s assembly will take place after recess at 11.00am and it will highlight cultural aspects of Moon Lantern Festival. Activities will include a lion dance, singing and sharing of cultural information. The winners of the Lantern Making Competition will also be announced at the assembly. We hope you can come and join us as we will be on stage.

After assembly, students and families are invited back to their classrooms for a shared lunch. Students are encouraged to bring a plate of food that represents their culture.


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