“Litres holds more capacity than ml” – Alex R

Today we used our learning powers of creativity, sense making and collaboration to explore a provocation of sorting different sizes and types of containers. Students observed that some of the containers were marked with a L or a ml.

Students formed their own groups and discussed how they would sort through the various size objects they had collected. Students collaboratively sifted through, challenged each others thinking as they express their ideas and discussed key factors that would ensure they could explain why one object was bigger than the other.

“Capacity is the amount of liquid a container holds” – Seanna

A Speck of Gold throughout this learning space, was to hear the rich, deep and meaningful discussions students were having with one another, and how they all respected each others ideas and shared their own.

Our learning community then worked together to sort through our whole container collection, and categories their findings of the smallest to largest capacity, creating a line that went from one side of the classroom to the other!

Just a reminder that our annual ‘Spring Fair’ will be held at the school from 11am-8pm this Sunday the 21st of October! We hope to see you all there 🙂

Pet Morning

This morning some students bought their pets in to share with everyone.

Father Sam came also and blessed them all.

When we went back to class Samuel and Nicky-Rose kindly bought in their pets to share with us.

Nicky Roses  birds name is Thunder.

Auroras rescue dog is called Pinky.

Emily bought in her brothers bearded dragon  in.

Samuel let us all touch his rabbit “Peter“.

‘Australian Native Animals are known as Fauna’

Hi everyone,

Today we used our inquiry skills to research some native Australian Fauna. Students collated a list of native Australian animals and then researched information about them such as, What do they eat? Where do they commonly live? How long do they live for? and other interesting facts all lead by our amazing learning community of researchers 🙂

After lunch the students had the opportunity to enhance their artistic skills through sketching their favourite native Australian animal.

A Speck of Gold was seeing the amazing leadership, collaboration, kindness and sharing our amazing 2/3 students showed some guests from our R/1 buddies. They warmed to the guiding them and sharing their own knowledge about their favourite animals.

Have a look our amazing learning below 🙂

Pets in the Community

Hi everyone,

Today 3MS had a visit from Responsible Pet Ownership, where Deb came to talk to us about how to keep ourselves safe when approaching other peoples pets, and looking after our own pets. The students expressed themselves in role play situations and loved every minute of participating. We were very lucky to have the opportunity to approach and pat Deb’s cute doggy, Tink 🙂

Have a look below of our fun filled learning 🙂

2SB will have their time tomorrow!

“Don’t Give Up, Great Things Take Time”

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to a brand new week of fun filled learning 🙂

This morning the students showcased their ongoing learning powers of collaboration, creativity, sense making; hope and optimism. Students were comfortable in flow, immersed in their learning, engaging in discussions through each provocation and using their team work capabilities.

Have a look at our amazing growth mindset and resilience we share below 🙂

3MS and 2SM Holy Cross Mass

Today Father Sam helped us celebrate Mass. It was lovely to have parents who were able to attend join us.

We reflected on the sacrifice Jesus made for us by dying on the cross on Good Friday.

How  Jesus had victory over  death by rising on Easter Sunday.

He did this because he loves us.

Please share the mass with us.

 

A truly beautiful Mass!

 

 

Just a reminder casual day tomorrow for sealed packet of lollies for Spring Fair!

Thank you for your support in advance!

Wednesday 12th September

Hello everyone.  Today is such a lovely day compared to yesterdays’ wild windy day.  The children are engaged in investigations both inside and outside.  Play time is such a positive method of learning.  The children love it and it shows.  Here are some pics!

We are also practising our readings and songs ready for our class mass.  OUR CLASS MASS IS ON THURSDAY 13th SEPTEMBER which is TOMORROW at 11.20 in the CENTRE. !!!!!!!! We would love to see you there and joining us in our worship time.

We would also like to remind you that on FRIDAY 14th SEPTEMBER it will be CASUAL DAY for a donation of a packet of sealed  LOLLIES for the SPRING FAIR.  THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE!!!!!!

Have a great night!

 

“The Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognisable buildings in Sydney” – Leah

Hi everyone,

Welcome to our weekly Australian inquiry lead by the students of 3MS and 2SB. This week we used our inquiry skills, collaboration, creativity and curiosity to delve a little deeper into finding out more about New South Wales. The students entered a discussion with peers to share all the amazing bits of information they already know about one of Australia’s most popular states.

After careful discussions and listening to each others processes and thoughts, students created inquiry questions of their own that they would like to research to broaden their knowledge of New South Wales.

Our learning community then used their developing inquiry skills, and learning powers of curiosity, creativity, collaboration and sense making to research their inquiry questions. A Speck of Gold from me during this time, was witnessing all students in a state of flow, engaged in their learning, and using their growth mindsets to challenge their thinking and skills in this area of their learning.

After some sound research, here is a little of what students found out about New South Wales 🙂