Indigenous games

We have been studying different Indigenous games like gorri, koolchee, buroinjin and kolap.

In groups students needed to research the rules of the game and the equipment required to play.

Today we tested our games and taught a different group how to play. It was a beautiful way to spend the afternoon in the sun with children engaging in games which involved lots of laughter, new skills and fun. IMG_5320.jpg

Excursion notes

On Thursday September 12 we are heading to Endeavour College with 2 other 5/6 classes to see  a play called ‘143 Monster Avenue’.

Please return the permission forms at your earliest convenience and we would love to have 2 parent helpers come along. Please let us know if you’re able to assist and have a current police clearance.

Thanks

Spring Fair

Thanks for the gold coin, book, dvd and toy donations today. They are appreciated! Students always love wearing casual clothes.

This year for Spring Fair the Year 5/6 classes are making hampers. Our theme is ‘Baking and Kitchenware’. Please send along your donations. Many thanks to the 2 families who have already done so.

Moon Lantern Festival

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

 

The Moon Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.

 

At Holy Family we will be celebrating the Moon Lantern Festival on:

 

Friday 13 September

Students are invited to wear traditional or cultural clothing.

 

The 3JM and 2RG assembly will take place after recess at 11.00am and it will highlight cultural aspects of Moon Lantern Festival. Activities will include a lion dance, singing and sharing of cultural information. The winners of the Lantern Making Competition will also be announced at the assembly.

 

After assembly, students are invited back to their classrooms for a shared lunch. Students are encouraged to bring a plate of food that represents their culture.

Also if they can bring their own reusable plate and fork.

Indigemoji

On the 22nd of July news was released that several new Indigenous inspired emojis would be released.

The students had the task this afternoon of creating their own Indigemoji using FireAlpaca or Photoshop.

They did an amazing job! Here is one example below.

 

Catholic Identity Day

Today we celebrated a shared morning with Father Shibu where we were reminded of our importance to God and God’s role in our lives.

“God is good – All the time” was chanted through the school hall.

In class the students are doing an investigation into what it means to be a saint, researching a saint of their choice and reflecting on  how we can be saints in our every day life.

Hour of Power showcase

Last week we held our first showcase of the year. Each student proudly displayed their learning to our school community. We had several classes and teachers visit and most importantly for the children, some family and friends! Thanks to all the people who visited and took time to speak to each child about their learning. Children became the teachers on the topic they were interested in and it’s fair to say that each student taught me something I didn’t know! They were very creative and many students are keen to have another go next term!

Congratulations to each of the students in 5/6BM and HS

 

Puzzles

Have you heard about our community puzzles?

We set up a puzzle for a provocation in the first weeks of school and they have become a big talking point in the class.

We have the puzzles out on a table and children come and go throughout the day putting a piece in here and there.

So far we have completed a map of Australia, a map of the world and flags of the world puzzle. These have been a wonderful opportunity not only for education but also socially. Taking it in turns, offering help, not to mention the conversations that are being had whilst doing the puzzle. Places that have been visited, where I come from and a general interest in learning about different things that are part of the puzzle have been a wonderful way for the students and teachers to connect through a common interest.

We didn’t realise it would be such a hit!

Next up is a giant donut puzzle! Our puzzles have been 1000 piece ones so far – this is 1500 pieces, it’s going to be a big challenge!