Civics and Citizenship

Today students were introduced to civics and citizenship. We started off by sharing the story I’m Australian Too by Mem Fox. Students were asked to take note of all the different nationalities and cultures that identify as Australians in this story. We had a look at a blank map of the world and were able to fill it with many happy face emoji’s to identify where our cultural and national backgrounds hail from before undertaking an inquiry approach to some questions relative to citizenship, diversity and identity.

 

6/7NB excursion to St Kilda

Today the students from R/1AM & 6/7NB embarked on an excursion to St Kilda. There the students were active in their engagement in a range of activities that promoted the school’s pillars of ecology, Catholic identity and pedagogy. With the recent acquisition of fishing equipment, students were able to throw a line in under the guidance of the school’s fishing experts Mr McCarthy and Simon. Students explored natural habitats including the mangrove forest and the beach landscape. While the adventure playground was a place of many happy faces as students from 6/7 and R/1 played together harmoniously. What a great day. Thank you to all the parent helpers who gave up their time to join us. We are very grateful for their contribution. We all went home worn out but with many exciting stories to share. Have a look at some of the fun captured from throughout the day below. were active in their engagement in a range of activities that promoted the school’s pillars of ecology, Catholic identity and pedagogy. With the recent acquisition of fishing equipment, students were able to throw a line in under the guidance of the school’s fishing experts Mr McCarthy and Simon. Students explored natural habitats including the mangrove forest and the beach landscape. While the adventure playground was a place of many happy faces as students from 6/7 and R/1 played together harmoniously. What a great day. Thank you to all the parent helpers who gave up their time to join us. We are very grateful for their contribution. We all went home worn out but with many exciting stories to share. Have a look at some of the fun captured from throughout the day below.

Term 4 Key Dates

Hi All

 

Welcome back to term 4, we trust you all had a very restful and enjoyable break. Term 4 is shaping up to be a very busy term, please note some key dates to remember.

 

Week 1 

Tuesday – 67NB excursion to St Kilda (sports uniform) – please remember to bring a hat, drink bottle and food

Thursday – Casual Clothes Day – please donate a pot plant for Spring Fair if you choose to wear casual clothes

Friday – Student Free Day

Sunday – Spring Fair 11am-8pm

 

Week 2

Wednesday – European Handball carnival (year 7 only)

Thursday – 56MN excursion to St Kilda (sports uniform) – please remember to bring a hat, drink bottle and food

 

Week 3

Tuesday – Touch Football carnival

Friday – School Disco (more details to follow)

 

Week 4

Tuesday – Student Free Day

 

Week 7 

Friday – Carols Night 6.30pm in the Hall

 

Week 8

Thursday – End of Year/Graduation Mass 9.30am in the Hall

 

Week 9

Thursday – Year 7 Graduation (more details to follow)

Friday – Year 7 Graduation Assembly 9am in the Hall

Science Experiment – creating CO2

Today the 5/6/7 students ventured to the STEaM room where we were met by the school’s resident scientist Simon. Simon led a session where students were able to export the extraction and production of gases.today our focus was on the gas Carbon Dioxide. Have a look below at the photos of us setting up our experiments. These experiments will require a couple of days to reach their full potential so we are looking forward to checking in to see how they are progressing.

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 29 September.  Students are invited to wear traditional or red clothing.

 

The R/1JM and 5/6PA assembly will take place after recess at 11.30am 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 and families are invited back to their classrooms for a shared lunch. Students are encouraged to bring a plate of food that represents their culture.  All families and members of the community are welcome to attend.

Economics and Business

As a follow on task from the Design and Technology create an invention the year 6/7 students are now undertaking a task to create a business model for their product. The students are using their 100 languages to deliver the business plan with some choosing to brand using websites while others are creating brochures. This will be due on the last day of term. Have a look below at some of the progress in it’s early stages.