Sustainable Development Goals Day

Hi All,

This Friday the school will be celebrating Global Sustainable Development Goals Day. Your child has been sent home with an important note today. Our class will be participating in the day with a wholesome luncheon where we intend to highligh goals 2 and 10.

The cost will be $5 per student.

We appreciate your support for the success of this day. Below is further information

 

 

Cyber Safety Presentation

Today a representitive from SAPOL came to our classroom to speak the the students about how they can be safe and responsible users of electronic devices.  A very thought provoking presentation was delivered that equipped students with information and strategies to remain safe online. The presentation provided a timely reminder for parents and caregivers to have conversations with their children about their online activity and the digital footprint they are creating. The students were fully engaged throughout the presentation and had the opportunity to ask some good questions at the end.

Pedagogy and Catholic Identity

Over the term our students have been participating in the Vinnies Lenten Challenge- Each day of lent, students have removed one item from their cupboard or room that they no longer use, wear or need and placing it Vinnies classroom bin before Jayne Shortt (Vinnies rep) arrives to collect our donations. The students engaged in a numeracy provocation to gather the donations, count, sort and classify the items into bags. Students collaborated in groups and recorded their learning using their laptops. This allowed children to problem-solve and explore the world ‘mathematically’. Numeracy is about more than just counting. The students from 5/6BM & HS teamed up with their buddies from R/1MC & EN to sort and categorize objects, while measuring and calculating amounts. click on the hyperlink below to see a short video of us in action

vinnies sorting

 

Harmony Day Celebrations

Today the school was treated to some fantastic cultural dances at assembly. There were many students from our class who participated in dances with origins from Africa, Vietnam and India. The festival choir performed our school song “Jewel in the Crown”. At Holy Family we celebrate the diversity of our community and are extremely proud the 60+ cultures represented. Have a look at some snippets from the performances today.

 

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Assembly and Collective House Day

This coming Friday (Week 6) will be our class assembly. Please come along to the Hall at 9am to see us showcase our talents to the school.

 

Following Assembly the students in our class will be participating in Collective House Day, where a variety of activities will be taking place in vertical learning groups. It is a really exciting day that will see students live out our school’s values while having lots of fun.

 

As a part of this celebration LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED to all students.