St Vincent De Paul

This year 4HA and 3MA are in the St Vincent De Paul house group.

As a community we are participating in Vinnie’s 40 days and 40 items challenge.

We have been inquiring about the work of St Vincent De Paul Society in class and have had a guest speaker come and talk to us about the work that is happening in our community.

We are setting ourselves the challenge of collecting 40 items in 40 days from our double class.

Each student will bring home a Vinnie’s collection bag during Week 6. This bag is to use for any donations you might have for our challenge. This may be clean clothing in good condition, toys in good working order, books, non perishable foods, shoes etc.

Please no electrical or large items.

Our goal is to collect 40 items as a class group that will be collected by Vinnie’s at the end of Lent.

The collection bags can be brought in at any time to place in the Vinnie’s Bin in the classroom.

We have encouraged the children to check with their parents before bringing in items to donate.

Thankyou in kindness,

4HA and 3MA

 

 

PLAY BASED INVESTIGATIONS

Today the children were engaged in play. During this time we witnessed collaboration, creativity and student lead learning.

Share some of the learning with us!

What a week of awesome learning.  Look forward to next week!

Genius Hour in 3MA and 4HA

We are all geniuses, with expertise in many different learning areas. This term, we have given the students the challenge of leading their own learning through ‘Genius Hour’. Each student chooses an area of interest to them and then uses their 100 languages to share their learning. This learning is done over the course of a term and is driven by  questions the students want to explore based on their areas of interest. Each student has an overarching ‘driving question’ which leads their learning about their area of interest. They also have smaller questions which they would like to answer which help them to achieve their overall goal for the inquiry. At this stage, the students are exploring topics of interest and formulating their driving questions. Watch this space as we share our learning journey with you…

Just a reminder to return your MAKING LEARNING VISIBLE forms if you would like to see your Childs learning on the blog

 

Regards

Maria Beth and Laura

How we see Jesus and God in our everyday life

 

Jai: I want to say Thankyou to God for letting me see him in my family and for assemblies.

Kayla S: Thankyou God for coming in to my life to help me choose to help them, I want to be on Jesus’ side.

Annmarie: I pray before I go to sleep and that’s when I see God. It helps me to have God’s love and be a nice person.

Manseerat: I see God in the gifts he gives us.

Mason: I am grateful for my Grandma because she knows a lot about God and the bible and she shares it with me.

Sampan: I pray to lots of Gods to be in my life. We pray to God every time we leave the house, we pray to God to be safe.

Hasimrat: When it is the end of the year I go with my Dad and my Mum and we light a candle and pray. We go to see God.

Daniel: I’m thankful for my Mum because mum always helps me.

 

 

Up and Down

Today we shared the story Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers.

 

 

A penguin has wings for a reason . . . doesn’t he? Having a best friend with his own airplane is one thing, but actually experiencing what it feels like to fly by himself? Here is one penguin who believes this is precisely what he needs to feel complete. Only . . . if flying by himself is so wonderful, then why does he feel so empty?Because some experiences are better shared. (And penguins are much happier on the ground.)

 

Some of our reflections from the book were about friendship

 

Kayla: You can always rely on your friends

Lucas: Friends will be there for you

Jai: Friends can help you

Hasrimrat: Friends won’t harm you

Lucas: Friends help you

Abbey: friends give you ideas

Bella: His friend was there when he was falling

 

 

 

Important info from Parent Info Night

Hi Everyone,

 

Thanks to those who were able to attend our Parent Information Night on Tuesday.

Just a couple of important notes from the night.

 

* Students in both classes will wear sports uniforms on Tuesdays.
* Library  Monday – 4HA and Wednesday 3MA
There will be many opportunities for you to volunteer your time to assist our class this year.
In fact, there are many activities that we cannot do without the help of our volunteers.
To be able to volunteer you need to have the Catholic Schools Police clearance certificate. Please see one of the office staff if you think you would be available to help us this year and do not already have this clearance.
Teacher Emails : teachers can be contacted via email with any concerns, requests for meetings, absences, questions at any time. Emails sent throughout the day may not be replied to until after school.

Beth.hawkes@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au

Maria.Ciccarello@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au

Laura.Adams@holyfamily.catholic.edu.au

We will keep you updated with any new information.

Mrs. Adams, Ms. Angilletta, Mrs Hawkes

4HA Library – Happy New Year

Little Brother is told that he’s too small to help out at the Spring Festival. Follow him through his village to see how he finds a way to join in!

Christopher Cheng’s story and Di Wu’s paintings recreate the magic of celebrating New Year in snowy rural northern China.

 

Today we worked out that our class were all born in either the year of the Ox or the year of the Tiger. Except Mrs Hawkes who was born in the year of the snake. After her confrontation with a snake on the weekend none of us were surprised by this !

Tiger:

Tigers are courageous and active people who love a good challenge and adventure in life.

The Tiger is the third of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Ox set off the night before and was first. Tiger arrived early the next morning and was second. Rat secretly climbed onto Ox and jumped down when he saw the Jade Emperor. Ox and Tiger were pushed back to second and third. Despite his protests, Tiger could only settle with being the third zodiac.

Ox

Oxen are the hard workers in the background, intelligent and reliable, but never demanding praise.

The Ox is the second of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Ox was about to be the first to arrive, but Rat tricked Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox. Thus, Ox became the second animal.

 

Happy Chinese/Vietnamese New Year to all of our families for tomorrow.

 

Mrs Hawkes