Group Dynamics for National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

Today our class participated in Group Dynamics activities that promoted collaboration and teamwork, as together we took a stance against bullying and anti-social behaviour.

Our first challenge for the day was a Survivor style scavenger hunt around the school grounds. There were 6 checkpoints that needed to be located, at each location a package full of letters was awaiting collection. Once all packages were found teams made there way back to the class to solve the phrase.

After recess, our teams embarked on their second group challenge which was a quiz game. The questions were based on Holy Family Pillars for learning and identities as well as learning that had occurred throughout the first 6 weeks.

We commenced our  third activity just before lunch. This was an engineering task – groups worked to build the highest and strongest tower out of straws. The challenge was to make a structure that could hold a handball without collapsing.

At lunchtime a group of students from our class invited others to join them in activities including slime making and mindful colouring which promoted the opportunities that exist if they choose kindness.

After lunch we worked in our groups, putting on our creative hats as we made a series of photos that promote the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a look below at a highlights package of pictures from throughout the day.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

 

 

Tomorrow 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 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 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.
  • At lunchtime we will have some student led lunch time activities – Pleasingly students from our double have committed to foregoing their own lunch to run activities for their peers. Well done Vanessa, Grace, Aurora, Kiara, Maria, Ferlisa & Evelyn.

In 6/7NB & MS we will be recognising the significance of this day by partaking in group dynamics tasks across the course of the day, where we are challenging the children to use their learning powers of collaboration, belonging and hope & optimism while also drawing on character strengths including teamwork, fairness, kindness, bravery and leadership as they work in groups to achieve positive outcomes. We look forward to sharing photos of the day shortly.

Positive Affirmation Cards

Today we met up with our reception buddies from RAM & RGC. Together the students were given the provocation of Positive Affirmation – The challenge was to work together to decide on a positive phrase that enhances self belief and promotes a positive mindset. Once this was done students drew a representation of this positive affirmation onto a card. Have a look below at our very positive messages which we will gift to our reception buddies.

Leadership Inquiry

We have now presented all of our leadership inquiries – where a quite diverse alumni of leaders we researched and documented in many different ways as students used their 100 languages. It was pleasing to see students present keynotes, essays, iMovies, podcasts, posters and dioramas to showcase their learning.

Stations of the Cross

As part of our school’s Holy Week celebration our class has been asked to perform the Stations of the Cross to the school on Holy Thursday. The provocation set to the students to form groups and create a visual representation of one of the stations. This art work will form part of our presentation as we prepare to narrate and act out each of the stations.

 

T20 Cricket Carnival

Continuing along the theme of sporting related posts. I’m pleased to report a very successful day at the Northern zone T20 blast cricket tournament today. There were 22 students from our double who helped represent the school with 4 boys teams and 2 girls teams. It was a day of firsts for many who had never picked up a cricket bat or ball before, never read the rules or fielded at fine leg. That did not stop some exhilarating performances and wonderful participation from all. A special mention to one of our girls teams, made up entirely of girls from 6/7MS & NB that went through the tournament undefeated, taking out the winners trophy for the girls competition. What a fantastic result. A big thank you to the parent helpers for the day, the donation of your time really helps for a smooth running of events like this and allows them to occur, for which we are very appreciative.

 

Sports Captains 2018

To cap off a very eventful day, this afternoon many of the senior students at Holy Family presented passionate speeches to their house group peers as they vied for the captaincy positions for the four respective houses: Franklin, O’Loughlin, O’Sullivan and Travers. It was so wonderful to see so many students looking to fill these leadership roles and all should be commended for the delivery of their speeches. It was also really great to see the way they all congratulated the captains when they were announced just before home time today. Well done to the 2018 House Captains:

Franklin:

Zack Maguire

Bella Papadimitroulis

Georgia Norman

Jay Chamberlain

Sienna Druce

 

O’Loughlin

Keerat Ghotra

Judd Jackson

John Pham 

Atong Ayuen

 

Travers

Hayley Wilkinson

Kushi Venkatesh

Francis Deng

Lachlan Spinks

 

O’Sullivan

Kim Anh Tong

Alicia Tran

Noah Allouche-Sukkar

Cooper Underwood

 

Swimming Carnival

Today was a very busy day for students from 6/7NB & MS. While our assembly was taking place this morning we had a large handful of students who were representing the school at the district swimming carnival. Their efforts helped Holy Family to secure first place overall. Well done to the following senior students that contributed to this victory.

Brandon Huynh

Naran Ali

Alicia Tran

Keerat Ghotra

Kim Anh Tong

Georgia Norman

Kushi Venkatesh

Snaps from our assembly

A huge congratulations to all students in 6/7NB & MS, our assembly was a great success and all students should be commended for their efforts both in the lead up and on stage including those who worked behind the scenes creating props and iMovies and those who worked the IT on the day. Well done everyone.