Thursday, 15th March

Hi everyone.  Today we have a busy agenda with year two’s having music, first up and year three’s having sport just before recess. Mr Stramare is in the think tank today and looks very suave in his tie and suit and we have the pleasure of having Mr Cullinan in our room today.

Tomorrow is National Anti Bullying Day, so we discussed the meaning of bullying.

Lolla: Bullying is if someones’ being rude to you and saying mean words.

Alex R. Bullying is when somebody does something to you that hurts constantly

Manseerat: Bullying, I think is when people say mean words everyday and they never stop.

Aurora: I think bullying is like when somebody is mean to you and never stops . They be mean to you, say bad words and hurt you.

Ann Marie: When someone keeps copying you and you don’t like it, and when they pull your hair.  That is bullying.

We watched a few short videos and the children all learned that BULLYING IS NOT OK.

If you feel your child is being bullied, please let us know and speak to your children about strategies they can use if in such a situation like……SAYING NO, SAYING STOP, WALKING AWAY, TELLING AN ADULT/TEACHER.

After recess we had mini maths and maths rotations.

It was then time for lunch.

After meditation, we had art.  Today, we had to think of a shape and use it to make an abstract picture. We used Oil pastelles today and we had to fill up our page using 2 shapes and any colour we liked. We then put these into our Art books. We also had a look at some abstract art on the internet.

Look at our fantastic abstract artists.

We also celebrated the birthday of Terese.  Hope you have a lovely birthday Terese.

Have a relaxing night and we’ll see you all tomorrow.







Friday 9th March

Hi everyone.  Hope all is well in your neck of the woods and keeping up with  your fluid intake as we have another heat wave once again.

This morning at assembly we were entertained by 6/7 JW and PN in a game of Holy Family CHASE.

We then played our favourite game of CAMOUFLAGE. After our brain food we settled down to writing our reflections about the assembly.

After recess we had Investigations. Wow, some creations were amazing!  Everyone was so engaged in their learning.

After lunch we had meditation and relaxation.  It’s so good to be able to come into our cool classroom and wind down after a long hot play.

We then watched a short video about Jesus calming the storm, and then sang a song about it.


Ann Marie: The disciples asked Jesus to comfort them .

Alex R. Jesus calmed the storm by saying Peace and holding up his hand

Abinhav:  They woke up Jesus and asked What if we drown?

Aurora: Jesus was asleep and the storm came and they woke up Jesus.  He said Peace and the storm calmed down.

Farah:  The story was about faith.

Lolla:  Faith is when you believe in someone.

Seanna:  I think faith is like a  kind of hope feeling.

IT WAS ALSO ANNALIESE’S” birthday today. May you have a very special birthday.

Well it is time to go home now and get ready for the weekend.  PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY.  IT IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY.

See you all on Tuesday.  Have a great long weekend.



Friday 2nd March

Hi everyone.  Just when we thought the hot weather was finished, it has snuck back on us.  I definitely am over it.  Bring me cool days.  We have had an eventful day today, beginning with assembly.

It was a lovely change to have soft relaxing music as the children from 6/7 MS and NB showed us their beautiful dream catchers that they made in class.  They were amazing.

Our children played a fantastic game with Mr Do called CAMOUFLAGE.  It was an amazing game, and I’m sure we will play it more often.  The children loved it.

We then wrote our reflections about assembly.


As we were working so well, we went on to do Writers’ Workshop.

After recess we had investigations and used our creative minds to the max.


After lunch we had mindfulness followed by Religion.  We watched a video about the Prodigal Son and discussed the story together.  Then with a partner, the children spoke about times when they were sorry they did something and asking for forgiveness. We then listened to the Prodigal Son song and then recorded the story in our learning journal.


Manseerat: My speck of gold was listening to the song of the prodigal son.

Lolla: My speck of gold was when me, Leah and Amira made food in the kitchen.

Darcy: I like school.

Bianca: I liked playing with Annailese and My.



Friday 16th February

Good morning everyone.  Hope all is well.  We are settling into the school year and are slowly getting the ball rolling.

Today is a special day, as we are celebrating the Chinese and Vietnamese New Year.  As you know, we are having a shared lunch, and we thank you for all your donations of food.  It is lovely to see so many children in national costume, and others in red. Today we have an extra surprise at Assembly.  Let’s go and have a look!


Everyone was so so EXCITED!

After assembly we had an assembly reflection and wrote in our journals about what we liked and what we saw in assembly.

After recess we did some wonderful exploring and investigating.  We were really tuned in.

Then we had our shared lunch which was delicious.  Thankyou to everyone who brang food to share.


After lunch we had a visual meditation which activated our brain waves.

The children were fascinated by the images.

Then to Religion.

During religion we watched a video about Zaccheus. This is what the children learnt.

James:  Zaccheus took money from the poor man.

Manseerat:  Jesus always accepts people.

Ann Marie:  Jesus shows kindness, happiness and love to people.

Lola:  If you are bad and mean to people, you are known as a sinner.

Samuel:  Zaccheus took money from the poor man who wanted to get food for his family.

Aurora: You shouldn’t take money away from poor people.


Bianca: My speck of gold was playing with my little brother.

Lara: When the dragon came to assembly and our shared lunch.

Seanna: I liked the shared lunch.

Phillip: I liked the mega dance

Nikita:I liked the Vietnamese dance

Christina: I liked play investigations.

Sienna:  I liked playing with my cousin and I liked the dragon and Vietnamese dances.

Lola:  I liked the dragon dance.

Thankyou for a lovely week and we all hope you have a great weekend.  Enjoy the fringe if you can.God Bless

Friday 9th February

Hi everybody. Thankyou to the parents who came last night to our information night. It was great to answer all the questions you had, and please remember to approach Matthew, Maria or myself with any questions or concerns you may have. We are always ready to listen. Also it is important that we all work together for your childs’ well being. We are all in this together as a team!!
After assembly we wrote what we enjoyed the most about this mornings’ assembly. Children were asked to try and extend their questioning in order to write more. e.g. Who, What, Why, Where,How.

We went outside for recess which was a blessing, and once inside we watched a video called “Kids President”

Today during investigations the students watched the above video about being an inventor and creating and exploring their 100 languages! The video tied in with our Positive Education learning yesterday about having a ‘Growth Mindset’, giving everything your best try, constantly challenging yourself and extending your learning.

Throughout our investigations I saw students challenging their learning by inventing objects and designs they were constantly being changed as students manipulated the materials they were exploring. Students created everything from, farms, villages and houses on Minecraft, to hammers and other tools through boxes, houses with blocks and pictures, names through glue/glitter designs and so much more where students were constantly EXPLORING and CREATING!

Mr Stramare’s Speck of Gold, was seeing the students in flow, immersed in their learning and giving everything a go, learning every step of the way.

Student Quotes:

Aurora: I invented a cat and also built a house with the blocks with the girls.

Alix: I invented a farm with horses, cows, pigs and chickens on Minecraft with Emily.

Farah: I invented a glitter pattern with Helen and Shashant.

Helen: I invented a mermaid, with glue and made a mermaid on the beach and my signature and covered it with glitter.

Tyron: I invented a big shop and it was called Foodland and it was on Minecraft

Deng D: I invented a farm.

Alex R: I invented a rainbow disco house with portals and 3 floors with Cam, James and Jeffery.

James M: I invented a portal 2000 and a giant lego man

Aryton: I invented a big castle with a village inside it

After lunch we had mindfulness and then spoke about Jesus, and the values he showed us. Children brainstormed values that they thought Jesus would demonstrate.


Before we knew it, it was time to pack up and go home.

Enjoy the weekend, have fun, relax and we’ll see you all next week.