Excursion to Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Today 6/7NB, RG & JW visited the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Temple). The students were greeted by volunteers from the local community who welcomed them warmly before a presentation about the hindu religion. Students were taken on guided tours of the Mandir before enjoying recess in the gardens of the temple. It was a great experience with student’s curiosity and engagement noticeable throughout the visit. Interestingly the whole temple was built by hindu community volunteers with all building materials fully imported from India. The hindu community members were very proud of the Mandir and were more than accommodating in sharing it with us. Students came back to class and commenced a research project into the hindu religion where using their 100 languages they have made a presentation about either hindu beliefs, festivals or rituals. A big thank you to the parent helpers Rosie and Fil who came along to assist us with the excursion. Have a look below at some snaps from the day.

 

 

Reminders

Hi All,

Please remember to return the following consent forms by this FRIDAY 9th June

  • 6/7 Camp consent – final payment not due until Friday of week 8
  • 6/7 Hindu Temple excursion consent

 

With the excursion to the Hindu Temple happening next Tuesday 13th June (Week 7) it is of high importance that these forms are returned ASAP.

Without returned consent forms children are unable to participate in events such as excursions and camps so it is of utmost importance that these forms are returned to Mr Bartold by this FRIDAY to avoid students missing out on some wonderful learning opportunities.

5/6MN your camp consent should also be returned by this FRIDAY to Mrs Norris.

 

 

The Ancient Mediterranean World

Today students were introduced to their latest inquiry project. Students were particularly excited about the opportunity to discover and research an ancient world but were more excited about the way they will be presenting their learning. Students are creating an accurate reflection of a day in the life of their chosen ancient world using the program Minecraft. Students will deliver a multimodal presentation providing an iMovie “walk through” of their world with commentary and explanation on life during these time. We are excited about how the students can incorporate their learning through a platform such as Minecraft.

 

Mission Day

A wonderful afternoon was had by all the students as they spent time running their arcade games and having opportunities to have a look at what other classes had on offer. Pleasingly the day managed to raise $4828 for the charities Loreto Vietnam, Fred’s Van and Catherine House. Well done everyone!

Pope Francis Cup

Well done to all of the 6/7 students who helped to make Friday a magnificent day. We held the inaugural Pope Francis Cup against St Thomas Goodwood, participating in the sports…aussie rules, soccer and netball. The day was finished off with a shared lunch and a National Sorry day provocation. There were smiles all round and some new friendships formed. We look forward to meeting up again for some further collaboration later in the year.

Mission Day – Design and Technology

Today we commenced the construction of our cardboard arcade games that will be used for 5/6MN and 6/7NB’s Mission Day Stall. Last week students formed groups, brainstorming ideas for how their arcade game would work. Today we began building them. Things that we noticed included theĀ great collaboration that groups worked with and the wonderful creativity in the way ideas have been conceptualised and now constructed. We think that this stall will provide the school community with a lot of enjoyment and are looking forward to raising lots of money for charity on Mission Day (Friday Week 5). Below are some progress photo’s…stay tuned for the final products.