With the due dates of the Year books approaching (TOMORROW) the students worked with mrs Sharman to fix any formatting errors they had. We gave the class extra time this morning to complete as much as they could before taking it home for homework. Tomorrow these will be due. Students have been encouraged to have an adult at home check their work. Thank you kindly for your time and support.
Civics and Citizenship
After returning from fitness, students worked on their projects (Due next Wednesday). Students are using 100 languages to present their learning.
Blogging our reflections about Numeracy
The students spent a lesson blogging their reflection about numeracy. Head over to your child’s blog to view their thoughts.
Tomorrow is the Thomas Moore Transition for our Year 7 Students. Remaining students will have a normal day of school as usual.
Following students’ PE and Spanish lessons we listened to one of the debates that we unfortunately didn’t have enough time to view on Monday. The group that presented were fantastic and their topic “Aliens Exist” had us all questioning at the end whether they do or don’t exist…
St. Kilda Mangrove Trail Reflection
As we were unable to do Guided Reading on Monday (due to Mrs. Sharman’s extra YearBook session) and yesterday we were on excursion, we have decided not to do Guided Reading this week. Instead, we will complete other Literacy based activities after recess. Today students completed a reflection on yesterday’s excursion. Please check their blogs for these, which include pictures of them in action.
A reminder these are due for submission on Friday at 9am. We have asked the students to edit their own work by checking it more than once, asking a friend to read and edit it for them, and to ask a parent at home to check these. Can you please support you child in this process as it is imperative that the final product is to a high standard.
What a wonderful day we had yesterday exploring the St Kilda Mangroves with the wealth of knowledge from our learning leader Mr McCarthy. The children also had the chance to do some fishing and crabbing. We caught lots of fish for our fish farm. Enjoy the photos from the day and a massive thank you to our parent helpers who joined us.
A massive highlight for this year has been the debates that took place today. It was great to see how well students had prepared and researched their topic. It was also very pleasing to see our students speak so confidently in front of everyone – a skill we have been working on this year. The topics that students chose were:
|Uniforms should be worn at Holy Family!
|Girls can’t play sport as well as boys!
|iPhones are better than Samsung phones!
|AFL is better than A – League!
|High school should start at year 7!
|PS4 is a better system than Xbox 1!
|Animate is better than cartoons!
Design and Technology
After assembly, the students were given time to complete their 100 language poopy making. Thank you to Carlo and Shivansh for making our display in class.
Civics and citizenship
The students worked on their projects for Civics and Citizenship. This will be due 22nd November.
We ended our week of Guided Reading rotations. This week children reflected on their learning using creativity and critical thinking. Head over to your Childs blog to see their reflections.
As always, we ended our day with fitness. It was a beautiful day for it and a highlight for the end of our week.
Students spent the morning finalising and their arguments for our upcoming debate – to be held next Monday in the Hall. In order to prepare an accurate academic debate students have been required to work effectively as a team and research any arguments / statements that they are making.
Between recess and lunch students completed a double rotation of guided reading. This made up for our missed day on Tuesday.
Remembrance Day – Poppy making (100 Languages)
This activity was introduced by our own history expert, student Alex Huynh. Alex spoke about the meaning of the Poppy and Remembrance Day, which originally occurred to mark the end of World War I. Alex also spoke to the class about the significance of the Poppy now.
Here are the children at work. Stay tuned for pictures of the finished product tomorrow.
Dear parents and carers,
Next Tuesday 14th November 2017 9.00 am – 2:30pm (Term 4, Week 5) we are going on an excursion visiting the St Kilda Adventure Playground, adjoining Mangrove Nature Trail and utilising the expertise of Mr. McCarthy (Head of the school Fish Farm) to incorporate a fishing component.
In order for this day to operate we need the help of parent volunteers to attend and help supervise students. Each class needs at least 3 parent helpers.
If you are able to help us can you please let us know as soon as possible.
This morning, we introduced the new Civics and Citizenship project to the children and did some Admin. This included the children submitting their Aboriginal and Australian Dance iMovies, calendar of events and general business.
Civics and Citizenship
Year 7 Dance
Today our Year 7’s started dancing rehearsals and will continue to do so until Week 8. This is in preparation for the final week of school and their Graduation performance. Our Year 6’s spent the time doing community service in the R/1 classes and worked on their Writer’s notebook.
Please refer to the following Calendars for upcoming events and Due Dates.