3MS & 2SB Excursion Reminder

Hi everyone,

Just a friendly reminder that students in 3MS and 2SB will be embarking on their excursion to the Gawler Cinemas tomorrow to see ‘The Grinch’.

Students are please asked to wear sports uniform for the day, still packing brain food, recess and lunch like a normal school day. Students are to arrive at school normal time, as we will be preparing to leave for the bus at 9.30am and ask volunteers who are attending the excursion to meet at our classroom at this time as well.

Students will only be taking their hats and drink bottles to the cinema’s as they will be provided with a small drink and popcorn for the duration of the movie πŸ™‚

Students should return to school around 1pm.

Thank you πŸ™‚

What is a Jesse Tree?

Hi everyone,

Today the students explored the provocation of, ‘What is a Jesse Tree?’ Students researched the importance of the Jesse Tree and how it represents the scriptures in the Bible in the lead up to our Christmas celebrations πŸ™‚ Students then proceeded to create their own Jesse Tree’s creating their own sacred ornaments!

“Our Christmas tree reflects the diversity in our learning community!”

Hi everyone,

Today our learning community used their teamwork, collaboration and creativity to show our amazing diversity within our learning community creating our own class Christmas tree! πŸ™‚

3MS & REQ’s Alive CELC Visit

Hi everyone,

Today the students in 3MS showed amazing courage, leadership, belonging and collaboration; to help guide their younger reception buddies from Miss Quigley’s class through a tour of the new ‘Alive CELC’.

The students were immersed in witnessing this new learning space within our school community, thrilled to be lucky enough to have a look at where some of the students younger siblings will be attending in the near future πŸ™‚

“I want to be younger again, this place is amazing” – Amira

“I want to live here, it is so nice” – Tyron

“This space is so big, there is so much room for learning” – Farah

Enrollments are now open, with the opening of the ‘Alive CELC’ happening very soon! πŸ™‚ For further details please contact our school office on 8250 6616.

Here is a sneak peak of a few shots taken by the students…

Wisdom begins with Wonder!

Welcome back to another amazing week of student led learning πŸ™‚

Play-Based Investigations

This morning the students entered the classroom to their play-based investigations where students really worked on challenging their critical and creative thinking! The students resilience and team work was on show as they discussed their learning with each other, and how they could make new connections to their existing knowledge.

MUDLA Inquiry

After recess we ventured over to MUDLA to investigate what has been happening in the newest area of our school, and used our learning powers of curiosity, creativity, sense making and collaboration, to create inquiry questions to investigate. Students chose to present their information in iMovies, Flipcharts, Keynote and the use of their learning journals. Here is what some of the children researched:

How many babies can a female yabbie lay at one time? – Alex R, Phillip

  • It can have 100-1000 eggs at one time.

How long can a turtle live? – Manseerat

  • 80-200 years.

How long does the Murray Cod live for? – Lolla

  • Longer than 50 years.

– All female crabs have big tummies – Anna

How many species of fish are there? – Farah

  • 15 304.

Can yabbies grow their legs and claws back? – Jeffery

  • They can continue to regrow them, it takes one day for them to grow back, yabbies can only live around 7 years.

Why are sea turtles underneath green? – Abhinav

  • They eat to much sea grass.

Students inquiries will follow shortly πŸ™‚

Fun fact from Mr McCarthy, the yabbie tank is currently home to over 400 baby yabbies!

All photos were taken by the students πŸ™‚

Australian Inquiry

Just to finish off, unfortunately last week we were unable to upload some of the amazing inquiry creations the students presented in regards to their learning about South Australia! Have a look below!

Curiosity is the fuel for discovery, inquiry and learning!

Hi everyone,

This morning the students were immersed in our morning play-based investigation time, demonstrating their ongoing learning powers of collaboration, curiosity, creativity, sense making, mindful agency and hope and optimism. Students challenged their higher order thinking by manipulating experiments, building structures, becoming owners of a cafe, creating through mine craft and strategizing through a range of activities that incorporated team work.

After recess our Australian inquiry continued after a little absence due to our assembly preparations. Today the students investigated the Northern Territory. Have a look at their prior knowledge and inquiry questions below πŸ™‚

Students then went off exploring their learning, sharing ideas and making sense of prior knowledge and new knowledge found.

After investigating their inquiries, students partnered up with a peer in the classroom to challenge each others learning by creating mini games to see what they found out about the Northern Territory.

“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning” – Mr Rogers

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to another week of amazing learning in the 3MS & 2SB learning community.

This morning the children entered the classroom to engage in our weekly play-based investigation time where they showcased an abundance of energy, challenging their critical and creative thinking through exploring the use of their 100 languages. Witnessing the large amount of collaboration through our learning time was amazing and and early speck of gold to our week! πŸ™‚

Take a look below πŸ™‚

After recess the students had the chance to explore MUDLA and inquire about the different species that are homed within the building, replicating the sort of environment that is found along the Murray River. Students questioned why the blue tongue lizard was sleeping, why the hopping mice were hiding, the reason for the smell in the MUDLA area and why the water was running the way it was. Many students are eager to continue inquiring about the MUDLA and investigating the aquatic creatures that call it home. All photos taken by our resident classroom photography, Emily πŸ™‚

Mr White on Friday at assembly gave the students a provocation, informing them of a new Library and multi classroom area that is currently being designed to be built here at Holy Family. He has set students a challenge to design what they think this new area should look like, knowing it is going to be built as a ‘sustainable building,’ meaning all its power will be coming from renewable sources.

Students are using their 100 languages to design their creations! Have a look at the collaboration and creativity of ourΒ  future architects πŸ™‚

Year 3 Sleepover

Hi everyone,

What an amazing time spent with all Year 3 students Friday night at their first, Sleepover! The children we immersed in the activities on display from Tri-Skills, and enjoyed a lovely dinner, movie together before camping out in the school Hall for the evening! Everyone involved had so much fun! Can’t wait to do it all again next time!

Here are some snaps from the evening, head over to 3MP and 3JH’s blog for more amazing photos! πŸ™‚

“Saints and Souls” – Alex R

Hi everyone,

Today the students in 3MS and 2SB have spent time celebrating and exploring ‘All Souls Day’ which is celebrated each year on November the 2nd.

Students discussed what the word ‘Souls’ means to them:

‘Souls means our life’ – Alex R

‘In our bodies’ – Shashant

‘Your memories’ – Phillip

‘Someones spirit’ – Hong-Phuc

‘When someone died’ – Helen

Students then created their own prayers to the souls who have left us, as we pray to keep them safe πŸ™‚

After students completed their ‘All Souls Day’ prayers, students used their growing inquiry skills to investigate their own Saints and lead how they wish to present their existing and new knowledge together πŸ™‚ Students used their 100 languages and growth mindsets to challenge how they wanted to present their information. Some students decided to create flipcharts, most students decided to test their directing skills and create iMovies to present their findings πŸ™‚

Have a look at the students amazing creations below πŸ™‚