Watch this space…

Hi all,

Welcome back to another week of fun filled learning! It is important to recognize this week is not only Mission Week, but Reconciliation Week, identifying the importance of the Aboriginal/Indigenous culture, and respecting that they were the original custodians of this land.

As a class we viewed the above video, and discussed what techniques the video used in the beginning, middle and end and how it changed from the protagonist acknowledging everything Australia has accomplished, to how it all started with the original custodians of the land, the Aboriginal people and their families.

Construction Zone!

This afternoon the students starting planning our indoor, Mini Golf Disco for Mission Day. Students used their collaboration, imagination, creativity, resilience and team work to design their very own mini golf holes that students and parents will be able to explore during Mission Day! You’re all invited to our ‘Reconciliation Week Mini Golf Disco!’

Have a look at the amazing designs below! πŸ™‚

The Week that was…

Hi all,

Week 3 has proven to be a very busy week with the Year 3’s undertaking their first ever NAPLAN tests and using their growth mindsets to guide their way through all four tests. Students participated in the following areas of Writing, Reading, Conventions of Language and Numeracy.

A Speck of Gold for me personally was witnessing all the students doing the best they could across all four areas, determined to finish each section, and to see their resilience in challenging times was a credit to their ongoing ownership and growth mindset towards their learning.

During this time it was amazing to see how well the year 2 students adjusted, having to move classrooms whilst the year 3’s undertook their tests. The flexibility and versatility capabilities the year 2 students showed was again a credit to them and their ongoing development of their learning and leadership.

Creative Learning

In our learning community this term we have an Indigenous focus and looking into the Kaurna people, the original custodians of the Adelaide plains.

Students have explored and engaged with ‘An Irish Blessing’ which incorporates traditional Aboriginal art work.

“May the long time sun shine upon you. All love surround you, and the pure light within you guide your way on” – Sat Nam

Students discussed the ways in which the quote above, ties into our learning through our growth mindset. As a class, students explored their creativity by developing our own ‘Irish Blessing Sun’, shining light into our learning community.

Today the students were able to explore their creativity, collaboration, IT skills, making, question their scientific experiments and explore imaginative play.

To finish off a very busy week of fun filled learning, the students reflected on the visit from Jane who is a representative from Vinnies. The students discussed reasons as to why we donated cans, and thought it would be kind to add a prayer to their prayer journals about people who are less fortunate than us! Have a look at our creative, thoughtful prayers below πŸ™‚

Have an amazing weekend everyone! πŸ™‚

Exploring Creativity

Hi all,

Sorry for the delayed update! Yesterday students had the opportunity to explore their investigations through their 100 languages! Students extended their learning capabilities by sharing, collaborating, questioning and investigating as they lead their own learning. Have a look below πŸ™‚

The Start of Something New

Hi all,

That it a wrap, week one has come and gone! It must have been because of all the amazing learning that we have all shared throughout the week!

The students have continued to show how they are capable/competent learners and have led their learning through their 100 languages, showcasing their ability to share, create, collaborate, investigate, explore and work towards growing and expanding our learning community.

This afternoon, we finished our day off with Religion. This term our focus is Prayer. During our time students discussed ideas for us to create our own sacred space in our learning community. Have a look at some of the creations and ideas students discussed below πŸ™‚

We wish everyone a relaxing, fun and safe weekend and cannot wait to continue our learning journey with you all next week! πŸ™‚

Bye for now…

Exploring Thursday

Afternoon everyone,

Once again, the students had an amazing day full of fun filled learning! The collaboration, team work, sharing, trust and support all the students offered one another throughout today was incredible to see. Students are embracing their opportunity to lead their own learning and is evident through the engagement levels in all aspects of our learning.

A highlight from today was our Art lesson which focused on Aboriginal Art in the form of animals, known as x-ray art where students had the opportunity to use their growth mindset to illustrate a native Australian animal, and incorporate traditional Aboriginal symbols to fill in their drawing.

Have a look at our amazing creations below πŸ™‚

Exploring Creativity

Hi all,

This morning the students engaged in our first investigation time of the term and what an incredible learning time it was. The students really turned it on and showcased their creativity, growth mindsets, collaboration, team work, imaginations and an abundance of fun, positive energy and numerous laughs.

Our investigations ranged from students manipulating with our science experiment, exploring electrical devices, constructing/creating a foosball table, designing fashion accessories and much, much more.

Throughout the day the students continued to showcase their amazing qualities, and enhanced their growing capabilities.

Have a look at our amazing learning below πŸ™‚

Welcome Back to Term 2!

Hi all,

We would like to welcome you all back to a new, energized, jam packed term of amazing learning!

It was amazing to see all of the children enter the room this morning, re-energized and with big, bright, happy smiles that lit up our learning community from the moment they worked through the door!

The students were full of discussion this morning as they reconnected with friends and engaged in dialogue exploring and listening to what each other got up to in the holidays.

The highlight of today was our Science exploration!

Students were challenged on their prior knowledge of science, as students discussed, and created ideas on what they think science involves, or what it means. Below are some of the ideas students discussed and shared…

After formulating what students know, and their existing ideas, the students in 3MS and 2SB were introduced to a Science term ‘Hypothesis’. Hypothesis is the ability to predict, and make an assumption of what you think is going to happen.

Students were given 5 materials, and from these 5 materials, they needed to predict what may happen with these materials.

Have a look at what they thought…

Video to follow tomorrow morning, students will have the opportunity to conduct it in groups tomorrow πŸ™‚

Numeracy Investigations

Yesterday the students explored their Numeracy engaging in their 100 languages, developing their creativity and exploring their imagination, as well as working collaboratively as a learning community. Have a look at our fun filled learning below πŸ™‚