Mission Day preparation

Hi everyone,

 

5PP and 5CM have been busy over the past few days making products to sell on

Mission Day this Friday.  We will be selling:

 

Stress balls $1 each

Friendship bracelets $1 each

Shrinkies 50 cents each

 

Take a look at us making the stress balls.  A fun and messy task but we used our team work to create them and clean up the rice afterwards!

NAPLAN 2018

Hi everyone,

 

Today we completed the first component of NAPLAN online, the writing task.  Students in 5CM and 5PP should be proud of their efforts today.  Below is an outline of what we will be doing tomorrow, Wednesday 16th May (Language Conventions and Reading) and on Thursday 17th May (Numeracy).

Well done on a great start to the week 🙂

 

Harmony Day thanks

Dear Parents and Care givers,

On behalf of both classes and all the students, a BIG thank you to the parents and caregivers that were able to bring in a plate of food to share!

It was an amazing spread of food and the children were very grateful.

Thanks again.

Enjoy the weekend.

In Kindness,

Ché, Sara and Nadia

Harmony Day Assembly By Stephanie & Angelina

In the Harmony Day Assembly there was different types of dances from different countries like Vietnamese, Cambodia, India, Spanish and Africa. Harmony Day is about belonging and everyone should be equal and included also on this day we had shared lunch, In the Assembly it had students from other classes performing different dances.

 

        

Solomon – “No matter what skin colour you have you can be still make friends

Erimina – “What I liked about Harmony day is that we all enjoyed the dance and that we had fun together as a class eating shared lunch”

Tina –  “What I liked about Harmony Day was about all about the different cultures and the animations in the Assembly”

Sukhi –  “I liked Harmony Day because I got to dance and because it was really fun, also I got to have shared lunch”

Ryan – “All of the food and having shared lunch because it was yummy”

Harriett  – “Shared lunch was yummy and the dances was really enjoyable to watch”

Ravid – “I liked shared lunch and the culture dance that I was in”

 

Written by Stephanie and Angelina

Harmony Day shared lunch

Good morning all,

Just clarifying, we WILL be having a shared lunch for Harmony day tomorrow, Friday the 23rd March.

It would be great if you are able to provide a small plate of cultural food to share with the class. Please be aware, we have some students with allergies, so label anything that is home-made.

Thanks again for all the support.

In kindness,

Ché, Sara and Nadia.

Harmony Day @ Holy Family

This Wednesday 21st March is National Harmony Day.  It is a day where we celebrate Australia’s diversity and a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home.

Here at Holy Family, we will be celebrating Harmony Day on Friday 23rd March starting at 9am.  Parents are warmly invited to attend the 4RG Assembly which will focus on celebrating our diversity and feature different cultural dances.

For this occasion, students are encouraged to wear traditional cultural clothing, orange or school uniform.  Students are invited to bring a plate of food that represents their culture for a shared lunch in their classes. Parents and carers are also welcome to join their children’s classes in the shared lunch.

Friday 16th March – National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Hi everyone,

This Friday 16th March is National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. The National Day is Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools; schools are called to imagine a world free of bullying. An important part of the day is to stimulate conversations around bullying and violence and where to seek assistance if students need it:

https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/nationalday

The website above has fantastic resources to support the work in bullying if you need.

Orange is the colour for the day so we have highlighted this throughout some of the activities planned for the day. One of the aims of the day is to bring additional awareness of bullying and violence and to start conversations with and amongst students.

  • Jayne and Sue from the canteen have kindly offered to only serve orange snack foods at recess and lunch
  • Yr6/7HM and Yr6/7ND will incorporate elements of No Bullying and Violence in their assembly that day
  • At lunchtime on Friday we are aiming to have some student led lunch time activities

 

 

 

The Fish Farm ‘Kuyangani’

Yesterday 5PP and 5CM spent some time in our school fish farm with Mr McCarthy and Ms Pinneri.  We were able to explore the different fish species we have and read the notes about each type.  We made connections between several Indigenous Dreamtime stories including Thukeri and Ponde with the River Murray.

This discussion led us to think of other elements of curiosity that we have about the River Murray, so we recorded our inquiry questions as a whole class.  We are currently investigating one of the following questions that we have a personal interest in:

Measurement – perimeter By Hannah & Tiffany

This week we have been learning about Perimeter, today we had a new task for perimeter and the task was to make shapes like triangles, squares, rectangles etc. Example 6cm and 4cm and we had to put the numbers together and find out the perimeter.

“that you only need to have two sides to work out the perimeter” Sebastian

“I found out the perimeter could be different on any shape” Jaida

“I found out that perimeter is the outside of the shape” Maddie

“we found out the perimeter is that you can make different shapes and you can tell what it is by different shapes” Dalena, Erimina, Tammy & Ann

“I found out that at the start it was hard but once we started learning it more it became more easy” Annie, Angel & Sukhi

By Tiffany and Hannah