Group 4 IB Inquiry Sharing!

Group 4 proudly shared their Country Inquiries. 

Jess shared a Taiwanese restaurant called Modern Toilet. They serve their food on mini toilets! They also have amazing street foods like oyster omelette and stinky tofu!

Patrick’s Netherland inquiry highlighted that their summer is like our winter because it is so cold!

Did you know that the Seoul Tower is really popular in South Korea because their are many delicious foods and drinks you can buy there? Amber said.

Paris is a big European City and known for art, fashion, cooking and culture,” exclaimed Arthi.

Paris shared that Kimchi is a traditional dish served in South Korea. It is fermented veggies like cabbages and then they add different spices like chilli, garlic and salt!

“One tourist attraction in Iceland is the Blue Lagoon. It is so big but not cold and if you get out it is cold!” shared Akash.

Country inquiry sharing- DE

Here are some shots of some super inquiry projects on a range of countries!

We have been showing them off to our guided reading groups in literacy rotation time by selecting a few interesting aspects to talk about and show!!

Finland- Aolani

Aaliyah H- USA

Dom M- USA

Thien An- France

Janjeara- Thailand

Kasharna- Holland

VT- France

Vietnam- Cameron

Uruguay- Christian

Ireland- Zack

Group 3 Country Inquiry Sharing!

Country Inquiry Sharing Continues….

Erika shared that, the red dot in the centre of the Japanese flag represents the sun! Japanese eat KFC on Christmas too!

Lara told us that winter in Japan is the opposite time to Australia – how interesting! She also shared some tradition Japanese food names with us.

Dhyana highlighted some famous Japanese desserts including; Mochi, Dango and Coffee Jelly.

Did you know that Brazil’s name comes from a wood called Brazil Wood? Alex shared this with us!

In the Phillipines, if you see a family friend you say Tee-Toh! Shared Justin.

Jonas informed us that the most visited tourist attraction in the USA is Grand Central Terminal and they have had 21.6 million visitors!

Nam told us that people in Germany have shorter school days than here in Australia

Trinity shared that the Red Hued Theatre in Mongolia show shares hundreds of shows per year!


Recycling Challenge!

As part of an Ecology Challenge to kick start some initiatives around the school, today we investigated Recycling in the school and better ways to do it.

We are designing a new fun recycling system that could be used around the school that targets 1 stream of waste, ie food scraps, or 10c recyclables. Lots of classes around the school are doing this this so we will get the chance to vote on the designs and submit our favourite to Mr White, Mr Slater and Miss Martin for judging.

After some winners have been found, they will actually be made and put to use in the school. As an added bonus there will also be a prize/prizes for the best class/individual student designs. 

Today we began the initial stages of brainstorming ideas and the planning/designing process!

We have some awesome ideas in the mix!

Patrick wants to make some bins with a basketball hoop on there but have the chance for all kids to get it in every time!

Jonas and Justin want to colour code the bins to famous faces! E.g. The blue bin will be a mini elmo.

Tam-an, Tammy, Gem and Hemen are having doubt themed bins!!!

Mason, Vu and Victor are using Skee Ball to encourage Recycling! There’s different points for different things.

Keerat, My and Nathalie are going to use specific jumbo foods for different bins. Like a jumbo chip packet for General Waste!!

Zack, Paul, Dom, Christian and Kuot are going to use a spinning well for bottle caps!

Kloe and Gabby will use gigantic jumbo pencils with lead that opens up for rubbish!

Aaliyah and Kasharna are using giant eggs!

Darcy, Dom and VT designed robots for recycling.

Jacob, Akash, Mohammad and Steve are using basketball guernseys to entice recyclers!

Debating BEGINS!

Over the course of this term we have been perfecting our Persuasive Writing Skills! Today we again extended ourselves as we began preparing for our Group Debates!

We split ourselves into groups of 6 in which 3 students are affirmative speakers and 3 negative. Together groups chose a topic that they thought they could passionately argue. As a group we discussed things we might see and hear!

We then began planning and writing our arguments! It was important that both sides of the argument are unaware of the other people’s thoughts to make the debates interesting and more realistic!


Next lesson we will work towards making our arguments sound super professional through specific language!!

Positive and Healthy For Life!


In today’s fitness session Akash and Patrick set up a new game for us all to play.

The aim of the game was to stay on an island whilst sharks were trying to attack! If you stood on an island (coloured disc) you were safe from the dangerous sharks. The sharks could only attack (tag) when people were in the water swimming and not on an island. If you got caught by a shark you turned into one yourself and then had to try and catch people who were island hopping!

Steve shared the best way to win! – ‘When you are on your island and there’s two people looking around looking for someone and they run, then you tag them and they run away so you pretty much set them up to be touched by someone else. You have to get them into trouble to survive yourself!’

Country Imports and Exports!

This afternoon we had our last country inquiry session before it is due Friday!

We discussed how we can represent how our chosen countries are connected to Australia. We discussed what imports and exports are.

Nam – ‘Exports are what goes out the country’

Patrick – ‘Imports are things that come in!’

Individually we researched our countries imports and exports using various websites.

Mohammad – Portugal’s biggest export is vehicles – 5.8million a year!!! Italy have more because they have Buggati’s and Ferrari’s and things.

Akash – Did you know that Iceland sends out oil as well.

Gem – UK exports cars the most!

Hemen – USA sends vehicles, I found it on a pie graph.

Vu – Russia’s biggest one is oil!