FRIYAY Feb 28 – Week 5 Term 1

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…Happy Friyay Feb 28!


  • Deng – I liked the assembly about the Bushfire because I learnt that now I can make a plan for myself
  • Phillip – I liked the technology in the assembly
  • Riya – I liked how they were making those pictures go live and its always good to have an action plan in a bushfire
  • Ayrton – I like the Minecraft created MUDLA and Mr McCarthy in there
  • Stefan – I liked how they did the burning story
  • Devon – I liked the dance at the end because it had a lot of actions and I like the song
  • Jai – I liked the phones ringing at assembly
  • Lia – I liked how they presented the story. I liked how they were so brave when they were scared but also confident
  • Kayla – I liked the dance
  • Isaiah – I like the animations
  • Alex M – I liked how they danced
  • James M – I liked how they used their teamwork in the intro


Make sure you’re active and have your heart rate pumping!


How does/did Jesus show Humility? 

  • Alex M – Even though he was still sick, Jesus loves and cares for him
  • Ayrton – When the leper had the disease, Jesus cared about him so he could get better
  • Alan – Even though his followers told him not to go to him, he still went there and took care of him
  • Rachel – Jesus wasn’t like his disciples, he still wanted to help
  • Deng – Jesus showed humility because he didn’t care if he would get it he just wanted to help
  • Lia – It shows that when you are alone, people still care
  • Jai – Jesus cared about him and didn’t just walk past him
  • Riya – Even though his followers told him not to go there, Jesus saw past that and still helped


  • BTN Visual Literacy
  • Worded Comprehension about Sharks 
  • Word Knowledge surrounding grammar
  • Boy Overboard responses 
  • Guided Reading with the teacher



We re-visited our number line learning from yesterday with a few questions to get our minds ticking!


  • Devon – I am grateful for our God and what he’s done to us and the world
  • Jeffery – I am grateful for Arrow helping me in my games
  • Ayrton – I am grateful for my life because I feel like I can do anything
  • Tristan – I am grateful to play chasey with my friends
  • Alan – I am grateful for my dogs because they cheer me up
  • Alex – The best part of my week is doing Kahoot’s and PAT Tests
  • Hong-Phuc – The best part of my week is when Lent started because I can give up my chocolate addiction for 40 days
  • Terese – I am grateful to be happy every day
  • Lolla – I am grateful for my family supporting me
  • Eva – The best part of my week was art because I liked using oil pastels


We used the afternoon to make sure all our work from the week was completed! The perfect time to conference with our teachers and track our learning! 

Have a lovely, happy, safe weekend! See you for Week 6!

Ash Wednesday – Week 5 Term 1

Hi all and welcome to Wednesday February 25!

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We continued on with our literacy rotations this morning. It is been incredible to witness students using their agency and completing some of these activities at home or even when they get a spare minute at school!

Our week 5 rotations are as follow;

  • Visual Literacy – BTN online surrounding Corona Virus
  • Word Knowledge
  • Boy Overboard
  • Guided Reading with the teacher
  • Reading Comprehension



Our class assembly is on Friday of Week 7. This morning, collaboratively, we brainstormed what it will look like, showcase and include! Start tuned 🙂

Ash Wednesday SCHOOL MASS

After recess we met as a whole school to celebrate Ash Wednesday Mass together. Father Santosh was our celebrant who was warmly welcomed to celebrate his first whole school mass at our school.

Why do we get the Ashes on our foreheads today?

  • Tristan – It is Ash Wednesday so we put ashes on our heads so we respect anything that burnt in the fires
  • Paxton – Isn’t after Ash Wednesday Palm Sunday? These ashes might be from Palm Sunday
  • Georgiana – To represent Ash Wednesday
  • Deng – To represent the start of Lent

What is Lent?

  • Ayrton – The Lent colour is purple
  • Charlie – When Jesus gives up everything for 40 days
  • Lolla – Theres different types of candles
  • Kayla – The purple represents waiting time. We are waiting for Lent to finish and Jesus to rise
  • Billy – Easter is at the end of the 40 days
  • Grace – We give up something for 40 days
  • Jai – We are giving something up that we like doing
  • Deng – It is the start of the liturgical year

“Repent and believe in the Gospel”

ART with Mrs Harrison! 

PROVOCATION: Converse shoe pop art!

Have a lovely Ash Wednesday evening! We will see you tomorrow 🙂

MAGIC Monday Feb 24 – Week 5 Term 1

Hi bloggers!

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Welcome to WEEK 5!

Time truly does fly when you’re having fun and engaged in learning!

This year the children will have two dining hall experiences per term. Tomorrow, students will be fed a wholesome lunch whilst having the experience of eating a hot meal together as a class community. We aim to set this up as a long table lunch, the day before Lent begins, where each child will have their own place setting. The Dining Hall experience will give children the opportunity to build independent skills when serving them self as well as learning table manners. Please note that there is no charge to families for this service.

Date: Tuesday 25 February 2020 (Week 5)

Lunch Menu

  • Pasta & garlic bread
  • Salad
  • Pancakes (to celebrate Shrove Tuesday)

What students need to bring tomorrow:

  • Plate and Fork labelled with student’s name (non-disposable)
  • Fruit
  • Recess



As we prepare enter the season of Lent our Character Strength in focus is Humility. 

We discussed examples of Humanitrians in the world including Mother Teresa and Ellen DeGeneres.

  • Jai – Ellen showed humility because she was helping others and used her money to help
  • Kayla S – The boy showed humility because he was saving his money

1. Who is someone you think shows a huge amount of Humility?

2. When have you done something to help others and not yourself?

PRAYER – Ash Wednesday Mass Practice Songs


Continuing on with our learning surrounding Bushfires we are going to investigate the notion that – Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface.

Provocation: What are the Earth’s layers and what do they do?

Wow!! As teachers it was incredible to walk around and see the different ways children were expressing their learning. We had all sorts happening – play dough, animations, posters, books, Kahoot’s, Earth papers, Gacha Life and Scratch creations, hand-made websites and more…



Together we read the story…

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What can we learn from the story?

  • Deng – Do not waste food and recycle
  • Stefan – The work in groups and families and do not step on them just think they’re recycling the world
  • Eva – Ants communicate by smells
  • Tristan – They eat anything
  • Lolla – Next time you should think about stepping on an ant they’re actually helping the environment
  • Alex M – I would like to see the wisdom of the fly

We borrowed our new books for the week and began reading! 



Each week we will work on daily rotations activities based on the various aspects of English including; Literacy, Language and Literature. On Monday we will be introduced to the activities and engage with each throughout the week. We endeavour to use this time to support children in various skills and learning they are challenged with but also link directly to the year 5/6 curriculum. Our rotations will be made up of 5 different activities.  First, a Visual Literacy activity which is completed on the laptop using technology. Some weeks this may be a BTN connected to things happening in the world, other times different online based comprehensions. There will be a Word Knowledge activity which will aim to support children’s grammar and writing skills. Another rotation will be based around our Class Novel Boy Overboard. Our fourth rotation will come in the form of a Reading Comprehension completed in our literacy journals. Lastly there is a Guided Reading group in which students will read with the teacher. This allows the teachers to hear all students read at least once a week and also a time to work on reading aloud strategies including; volume, expression, frequency etc. On Friday’s in Independent Learning Time we will be making sure all rotations have been completed. This means some students may choose to work on these activities at home if not completed in class time.

Our week 5 rotations are as follow;

  • Visual Literacy – BTN online surrounding Corona VirusWord Knowledge
  • Boy Overboard
  • Guided Reading with the teacher
  • Reading Comprehension

Don’t forget – Dining Hall tomorrow! See you tomorrow 🙂 

TRUST Thursday – February 20 Week 4 Term 1


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In preparation for next weeks Ash Wednesday Mass we practiced some songs that will be featured in the mass.



Today we read through chapters 8, 9 and 10 of our class novel.


1. What is Yusuf’s grandfathers definition of ‘Overboard’?

2. What is Jamal’s idea to get his family and friends out of danger? Do you think it will work? Why? Why not?

3. ‘Then our house explodes’ What were you thinking whilst reading this? How would you react/feel if you watched your own home explode?

4. In this moment, what was Jamal willing to give up to Yusuf? Would you be able to give up your most precious item if you were faced with the same dilemma as Jamal?

5. Draw a birds eye view of what you think Yusuf’s grandfathers cellar looks like…


Have a lovely night! We will see you tomorrow 🙂

TREMENDOUS Tuesday – Week 4 Term 1

Hi bloggers!



We began our day by reading Chapters 6 & 7 of Boy Overboard. After re-capping chapter 5 and learned that the family would be forced to leave there home!

  • Stefan -I would feel sad
  • Deng – You would be worried and they were

Reflection Provocations

1. What are your thoughts on the life of a female living in Afghanistan?

2. Do you think Bibi is treated fairly by the boys? Why? Why not?

3. How did Jamal and Bibi feel when their father told them that had to leave their house?

4. How would you feel if your parent, caregiver said you had to leave your family home?

5. Draw a picture on what you think Bibi looks like from what you know about her.


We head outside for some fitness and to get our heart rates pumping! 


Building on yesterday’s learning surrounding the 10 Commandments we watched a short clip and tried to spot if we could see any of the commandments within it.

  • Ayrton – I saw him helping other people
  • Stefan – Feeding the homeless dog
  • Ruby – He is showing love and kindness
  • Paxton – Don’t just care about yourself
  • Alex M – He showed kindness to give people education
  • Rachel – He honoured the people he didn’t know
  • Riya – He gave all his hard earned money to people who needed an education. He wasn’t being greedy!
  • Jai – He was being kind to others and giving help to those who need help. He was caring for the homeless
  • Aymen – He was giving all his food
  • Deng – He didn’t care about himself he cared about others


Students used their laptops to draw up a playing grid in their maths books including tens of thousands, thousands, hundreds, units, tens. Miss Battifuoco used the random dice generator to find a number. Students recorded the number called out in one of the columns. They decided where the best place it should go. Miss Battifuoco also did the same but without letting the students see. Miss Battifuoco continued drawing numbers until all of the columns are filled out. The students and Miss B called out their final number. 5 points were awarded if the students had a higher number. If it was the same, it was 3 points but if it was less, students scored 0 points.

We then practiced ourselves with a partner – game on!!



Today we engaged with an ever-growing streaming library of animated children’s storybooks called VOOKS. Our aim is to encourage the love of reading by retaining all of the important elements of story time: an intentional pace, life lessons, and a visual connection between words and text. Today we listened to the story ‘Exclamation Mark.’ This wonderful story of self-discover showed us that you don’t have to change who you are just to fit in. Some people (and punctuation marks) are made to stand out from the crowd!


We continued on our exploration of designing a house that would be able to battle a Bushfire! 

  • Tristan – I am adding in sand because I know fire can’t travel across sand
  • Yafet – We are going to add a lake around us
  • Isiah – I am adding a sprinkler system to my house
  • Devon, Jamie, Arrow – We are adding water all around the house
  • Jeffery – Mine has a swimming pool fire resistance so fire actually cannot get to the house
  • James M – I have some water around
  • Kayla – I am adding a lake around it but also some things to help the fire fighters underground
  • Terese – Ours has a waterfall out the front
  • Aymen – I created a water elevator
  • Yafet – We are going to make it out of iron so its harder to burn

Stay tuned because later on this week we will be sharing our creations!

Thanking you all for a lovely day! See you tomorrow legends!


Dear Parents/Caregivers,

To use up the stock purchased for the Fish Farm fundraiser, we will be holding a Sausage Sizzle at Recess on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week unless otherwise sold out.

Sausage on bread will be $1.50 each for purchase by students with payment by cash only.  They will be available from the area near the table tennis table.

MAGIC Monday February 17 – Week 4 Term 1

Week 4… here we go!!!

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We hope you had a wonderful weekend with your loved ones filled with many many specks of gold!



We began our week this morning with a wonderful story called ‘The Magic is in You’. This picture book features inspirational messages from beloved Disney films. The Magic is in You focuses on moments of perseverance and resilience and encourages readers of all ages to believe in themselves in any situation.

  • Stefan – My magic is looking after birds
  • Hong-Phuc – My magic is sleeping because I have an amazing sleep sense
  • Eva – My magic is painting
  • Yafet – My magic is basketball
  • Riya – My magic is ME because I am unique!
  • Lia – My magic is inspiring people. helping those in need, making the world a better place and loving people
  • Ruby – My magic is coming to school and having a family
  • Jeffery – My magic being a fast worker
  • Jai – My magic is helping my family
  • Tyrese – My magic is speed because I am the second fastest in the school
  • Alex M – My magic is games because I am really good at them
  • Billy – My magic is playing soccer because I like playing it
  • Devon – My magic is art and drawing because I love drawing new things
  • Kayla S – My magic is being creative by drawing and having different ideas


And God spoke all these words:

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

“You shall have no other gods before[a] me.

“You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousandgenerations of those who love me and keep my commandments.

“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

“Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

13 “You shall not murder.

14 “You shall not commit adultery.

15 “You shall not steal.

16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

18 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance 19 and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”

20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”

21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darknesswhere God was.

10 commandments of our classroom

  • Ayrton – Show leadership
  • Samuel – Help each other through teamwork
  • Arrow – Belonging
  • Georgiana – No fighting
  • Tyrese – No sexual misconduct
  • Aaron – Listening to the teachers
  • Lia – Being respectful to each other
  • Aymen – Respect your teachers
  • Deng – No racism
  • Isaiah – No swearing
  • Tori – I want people to actually be quiet when its a red light
  • Grace – No stealing from others
  • Rachel – Don’t judge!
  • Cam – No stealing stuff from others
  • Anthony – One voice and respect personal space
  • Yafet – Always respect the elder
  • Devon – No stealing from the classroom
  • Billy – Respect other peoples belongings
  • Ruby – Respect others
  • Jai – Don’t put up the rude finger
  • Paxton – Show kindness then more people will want to be your friend
  • Deng – Always help when you can
  • Samuel – Be kind to others and don’t steal other peoples property
  • Jamie – Share with others
  • Riya – Include everyone
  • Becky – Be honest!
  • Billy – Ask for help when you need it


We looked at some incredible photos of new life sprouting in the Adelaide Hills after the recent bushfires. We also discussed what a bushfire needs to survive. Rachel told us that oxygen, heat and the correct conditions will help the fire to burn.

Provocation: Draw a birds-eye view of your home. Once your drawing is completed, make the escape plan in case there were to be a fire.


Today we read the story ‘Extraordinary.’ It took us on a wonderful journey through all the seemingly ordinary events in life. Reading quietly, flying a kite, observing a full moon or ‘feeling the kiss of a cheeky cool breeze’ are activities adults generally take for granted, yet ones that children are fascinated by.

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We then borrowed our new books for the week and began reading! Miss Loren explained to us that Premiers Reading Challenged has begun and that we can now fill in our sheets! 


Extension Provocation – Using your 100 languages Design a house that you think has the best possible chance to survive a fire! 

We will continue this learning during the week but feel free to develop your ideas at home!

Thank you for a wonderful day! See you tomorrow.

FRIYAY February 14 – Week 3 Term 1


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ASSEMBLY – 5/6AE & 5/6HM

What did you like most about the assembly today?

  • Lia – The animations
  • Isaiah – The explosions!
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  • Charlie – The dancing
  • Ayrton – The genie thing
  • Alex  – The magnifying glass going in the same place over and over again
  • James M – The claymation
  • Ruby – The animation and the dances
  • Jeffery – The epic gamer chair
  • Riya – The responsibility animation
  • Deng – The green screen
  • Kayla – The animations!
  • Paxton – Nikos’ face on Mission Impossible
  • Arrow – I like the epic songs


Our classes favourite type of fitness! How incredible to see so many children trying something new – footy, cricket, skipping, log park fun – we did it all! 


Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

  • Lia – Love is patient. You have to be patient if you give love and also if you want to get love back
  • Riya – Love is not easily angered. If you love someone its harder to get angry at them
  • Ruby – Love is kind. Someone will always love you
  • Deng – Love is where you love your family and also the community
  • Jai – Always love, always trust


We visited the new Fish Farm today! Mr McCarthy updated us with all the happenings over the holidays and how things have changed! 

Provocation: How do we know if something is living?


We continued our Place Value learning today through some open ended number investigations. We displayed various different numbers using MAB blocks using technology!


  • This week I am grateful for…
  • I love… because…
  • This weekend I am looking forward to… 
  • Riya – This week I am grateful for Ruby
  • Phillip – I love school because all my friends are there
  • Devon – I am grateful for the world and people
  • Jeffery – I am grateful to be able to come to school
  • Kayla – This week I am grateful for practicing football at lunch time
  • Eva – I am looking forward to sleeping in on the weekend!
  • Arrow – I am grateful for my birthday because some poeple don’t get to celebrate their birthday because they are poor


We are using this time each week to finish off any pieces of work and learning that we begin during the week. It is a chance for us to conference with our teachers also!

Thank you for a wonderful, productive and flexible week! Have a lovely weekend 🙂 SPREAD THE LOVE!

WONDERFUL Wednesday February 11 – Week 3 Term 1

Welcome to WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY February 11! 

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This morning our group of volunteer helpers will work with Mr McCarthy in the Fish Farm completing various different jobs to care for our fish! 

Each Wednesday morning we will collaborating with your neighbours next door to investigate various provocations. Across the four classes there will be different activities to engage with and explore. As a group we discussed how these sessions provide a chance for you to explore, question, inquire, research, be creative and express your imagination and learning (100 languages). This week we have added and removed various provocations after reflecting together on engagement last week.

Play Based Investigations across 4 classes;

  • Hamabeads
  • Giant Jenga
  • Makers Empire
  • Emroidery
  • Yoga
  • Watercolours
  • Lego construction
  • iMovie creation
  • Strategic game play
  • Minecraft stadium
  • Marshmellow STEM challenge
  • Notebook writing


  • Kayla – Ruby and I are painting sunsets. Ive seen one real one before and then using my mind to imagine what it would be
  • Stefan – Me, Ayrton and Billy are continuing on making our biggest stadium but adding food for people eat
  • Yafet – We are going to make an iMovie but make it PG rated so people like to watch it
  • Fayzan – Me and Alan are using teamwork to play uno stacko
  • Rachel – I am attempting to make a flower using embroidery



How did Jesus show LOVE?

  • Riya – Jesus showed love by the Samaritan helping the person who got beat up
  • Jai – Jesus helped the man on the ground to stay safe
  • Deng – The priest ignored him, second guy ignored him and when the third one came he helped him
  • Lia – Jesus helped those in need


We have started learning the basics of European Handball in our PE lessons. We took the opportunity to practice our skills in fitness today!


We continued our learning surrounding number and place value today. Together we completed a Kahoot surrounding this topic. Kahoot’s are an online quiz forum in which we all answer the questions together. Students love this engaging way of not only introducing a topic, but also reviewing and reinforcing knowledge. 

We also set up our online Prodigy Math Accounts. Prodigy is a free, Pokemon-style math game that has been proven to improve student scores and confidence! It is aligned to the curriculum for grades 1-6, and features content from each of the five major strands. In 5/6IB and 5/6MS we aim to use Prodigy with a few goals in mind including; to create deep engagement with math topics being covered in class, equip teachers with assessment tools to inform their instruction, and provide curriculum aligned content! Students can access Prodigy at both home and school s0 the learning never ends!


Mrs Harrison came in to lead our special Art lesson this afternoon. Provocation:Using the sign language alphabet write your name. Challenge yourself to see if you can hand draw these! Leave the hands white, outline with black and decorate the background.

Thank you for a positive day! See you tomorrow 🙂 

MAGIC Monday Feb 10 – Week 3 Term 1

Hi all!
Welcome to MAGIC MONDAY Week 3!

This Friday is Valentine’s Day! Our learning this week will surround the theme of love!


This morning we were visit by the SA Police to learn all the ins and outs of traffic light monitoring! In years 5 and 6 we are offered the opportunity to keep parents, teachers and students safe at the school crossing. Thank you to officer Peter for educating us and we look forward to hearing from potential volunteers! 


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Together we shared the story ‘This Love’. What do you think we can learn from the story?

  • Riya – There is love in different ways
  • Lia – Love isn’t always between boy and girl married it can be friends or family
  • Hong-Phuc – I think love is food!

Provocation: How do you show love? Who do you love?


One school EPIC in Missouri heard in the news about the devastation regarding the bushfires. They have created pouches for the animals in need with the intention for us to pass these on to the right places. Today we began our own inquiry into the Bushfires to help decide where these pouches should go! Some of us have chosen to take this learning home to work on and discuss with parents.

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In today’s library lesson we read the book ‘Heart and Soul.’ We predicted what we thought the story might be about;
  • Ruby – Maybe Valentines Day
  • Ayrton – The dog has soul and no fear
  • Yafet – Could be about Valentine’s Day
  • Alex – I think its a heart taking souls
  • Stefan – It might be about this guy who looks for souls
  • Lia – It was about music and it made me happy

Some of us re-borrowed our books from last week whilst others got new ones for the week! PS 20 minutes of reading a night remember! PPS please remember to bring your books to school each day!


We ended our day with some fitness outside! It was so amazing to hear and see so many different children engaging in different activities and tasks!

Have a lovely night!