Timely Tuesday

Positive and Healthy for Life

This morning the children started the day by spending 5 minutes in the playground. This enabled students to be active, get the blood pumping and to develop social skills such as teamwork, collaboration and encouragement.

Where do you see time?

Zac – Being on time for school

Nyok – on a watch

Alexia – on my iPad

Elnathan – I see time at my house, at school, almost everywhere

Charlize – On my mum’s phone

Oliver – on a timer

Declan – On my Batman Clock

Nahom A – At home and in cars

Irin – Alarm clock

Mikeyla – I see it on laptops

Eva – sometimes you can see time on the phone

Students had an opportunity to explore clocks before joining in a big class game of what’s the time Mr Wolf? in the Piazza.

What did you see on the clocks?

Eva – I saw numbers on the clock. I also saw the little hand and the big hand

Irin – I saw the arrows pointing to the numbers which helps to see the time.

Nahom A – I saw the big hand pointing to 9 and the small one pointing to 6. So it is 9 o’clock

Alexia – I saw the hands pointing at the numbers to see what time it is.

Adum – On the clock I saw numbers

Zac – The little hand was on 3, the big hand points up. Its 3 o’clock.

Kobe – The big clock had the sun and moon on it.

Balancing Act

To reactivate our brains after recess we worked on balancing on one leg while tapping our head with our own hand. We like it when the left and right side of our brain’s work in tandem. Mr Stramare asked the whole class to do the hit dance move the floss. This move is a great way of getting our left and right sides to work in tandem.

Play Investigations/Spanish

While R/1EQ was at Spanish the class was joined by our friends from R/1GC where we spent time learning through our own interests.


Alexia – Dear God, Thank you for the new friends we can make each day.

Speck of Gold

Alexia – playing with my friends Alexa, Nelson and Catharen.
Mitchell – playing with my friends.
Elnathan – playing soccer with the reception and year 1.3.4 at lunch.
Adum – playing in the centre with Bibi and Mitchell.

Character Strengths

Alexia – bravery when I saw an ant. I’m scared of ants.
Mitchell – bravery when I walked on my broken leg.
Elnathan – bravery when I didn’t get hurt when playing soccer against 3/4s.
Adum – zest when I had fun in the Centre.





Welcome to Monday

Today the children utilized the beautiful weather we had, to share their learning outside with mother nature. Hunting for bugs, sharing with others, being brave in creating new learning, and overall having fun! πŸ™‚


Declan – Dear God, Thank you for giving us the playground and making new friends, and thank you for the new teachers and for the new year. Amen

Specks of Gold

Declan – My speck of gold was playing with on the oval with Charlee at lunch, playing Harry Potter.

Enrique – My speck of gold was playing with Milica at Recess.

Jason – My speck of gold was playing.

Nahom F – My speck of gold was playing with my dad playing soccer.

Character Strength

Declan – Honesty.

Enrique – Bravery.

Jason – Honesty. When playing with my friends.

Nahom F – Bravery. Playing in the school.

Friday Afternoon Gross Motor Skills

The children continued to work on their Gross Motor Skills Friday afternoon that was lead by Miss F. The children participated in throwing and catching, kicking and teamwork relays πŸ™‚

Book Week 2019

What an amazing day we had on Friday, celebrating Book Week for 2019! The children were immersed in being able to showcase their favourite characters from books they thoroughly enjoy reading πŸ™‚

We unfortunately also said our goodbyes to Mr Casey and Miss F as their time with our learning community comes to an end! The children have loved working with both of them, and they will be sorely missed around the school! They are both going to make amazing teachers in the future, and we wish them the absolute best on their future endeavors!

Wednesday Wisdom cont…

After recess the children visited the library. The shared text this week was Bitsy, the tale of an adventurous bat who became friends with some unlikely daytime critters.








After the library R/1EQ visited log park for some nature play. Students worked collaboratively, creatively and showed great curiosity as they made sense of the space in a variety of ways.

In the afternoon Sir Octacool (Mr Stramare) continued exploring the theme of superheros. The children were asked to create a superhero mask, come up with a superhero name and discuss what top character strength their alter ego possess and why.

We finished the day with our classroom assistants leading us in prayer.



Alexa – Thankyou God for letting me be happy and to have friends to play outside with. Thank you for letting us have playtime.

Alex – Dear God, Thank you for letting us being superheros and to have Book Week


Character Strength

Β Alexa – I used love when I was sharing my pretend food

Dhyani – I used love when I was loving people

Alex –Β  I used bravery when I was climbing the tree and jumping down

Max – I used zest today when I played soccer.

Mitchell – I used bravery because I am at school while my broken leg is still healing


Speck of Gold

Alexa – Playing with my friends

Dhyani – Playing with friends at the playground

Alex – Making the superhero masks

Max – Playing with Kobe

Mitchell – Playing with Kobe

Wednesday Wisdom

Hi All,

Another very busy day in R/1EQ & MS headquarters. We are all fired up and the learning is in full swing. We enjoyed commencing the day delving into a Come Read With Me session. Reading is the gateway to all facets of learning and we love to see all the children immerse themselves in their reading.

Literacy Investigations

Today our literacy investigations were lead by Miss F and Mr Casey. The children were presented with a range of provocations that centered on the blend ‘ee’. Provocations included:

  • Planting seeds
  • making a fleece for theirΒ sheep
  • word recognition
  • writing about their feelings

Have a look at us in action below.

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 13 September

Students are invited to wear traditional or cultural clothing.

The 3JM and 2RG assembly will take place after recess at 11.00am 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.Β 

Who is your Superhero?

Numeracy Investigations

This morning the children investigated their measuring skills as they ventured outside to use tape measures to see how long certain objects in their world are. The children started to identify that the tape measure shows ‘cm’, and this tells them how long an object is. The children also measured each other to see who was longer within the small groups. Children ventured over to log park to challenge their measuring skills to compare lengths of logs and see which one was longer than the other.

Children were given multiple items found within the classroom and around home, and needed to discuss with one another, which item was bigger than the other, ordering them from smallest to largest. The children used the teamwork and oral language to discuss the reasons why certain items were bigger than the other. Children then moved onto measuring the items with pop sticks to determine which item was longer than the other.

Children’s Quotes

Nyok – Measured a pole with pop sticks

Elnathan – Measuring tape, the numbers on it are centre metres

Kobe – We measured a log that was 217cm

Adum – The tree was 144cm

Eva – The long log that we measured was 170cm

Charlize – We had a skipping rope which was the longest

Shane – The skipping rope was 20 pop sticks long


The children explored the Superheroes this afternoon. Mr Stramare had the Avengers theme song playing and asked the question to the children, what is this music?

Nelson responded with the Avengers theme song and sparked the discussion of the next question, What is a superhero?

Children were then shown an image of the Avengers, and the children’s reaction showcased their understanding of the Avengers team.

Children were shown an image of Mr Stramare’s family, showcasing how how my family members are my heroes. The children were then encouraged to showcase a superhero in their life. The images below showcase their responses πŸ™‚


Charlize – Dear God, thank you for my lovely friends and teachers and Mr Casey and Miss F and for this lovely day and puzzles. Amen.

Shane – Dear God, thank you for this school an everybody in the school who I love and thank you for Miss F and Mr Casey for teaching us. Amen

Specks of Gold

Emily – My speck of gold playing with my friends.

Charlize – My speck of gold playing with my cousin.

Shane – My speck of gold playing with my friends at the oval.

Character Strengths

Charlize – Perseverance. Writing my sentences.

Darina – Love.

Emily – Bravery. Playing with friends.

Shane – Bravery. Playing with my friends.