Character Strength – Kindness

One of our Character Strength’s is Kindness. Today R1GC spoke about what Kindness is and how they show kindness throughout the day.

What is Kindness?

Massa: Kindness is helping people that are hurt

Mya: Kindness is sharing with others

Porsha: Showing kindness is like when someone has a toy and the person asks “can I borrow it”, and they dont break it then they’ll be happy

Sophia: Showing kindness is is respecting people and sharing kindness

Navya: Kindness is helping people and doing as much as you can

Grace: Kindness is helping lots of people to be kind and helping them learning to be kind to other people

What are some ways that yous show kindness?

Ivan: I show kindness when i use safe hands

Jason: I show kindness by helping people when they get hurt and if they need help with their l;earning I will help them

Kobe: I show kindness by helping people make things if they can’t make it

Williams: I show kindness when I’m being safe

Micky: I show kindness when I use a safe body

Ebony: I show kindness by sharing stuff and being nice to others and helping people when they get hurt

Lowell: I show kindness when I let someone play with me and I if someone asks me to do something for them then I do it, but not the bad stuff

Braiden: I show kindness by sharing my things with people

Show your kindness today during Investigations…

We explored our learning in Investigations, before we began, Navya explained one more time what kindness is. Ms Canala and Mrs Diotallevi kept a look out for people showing kindness…

Navya: Kind is how you be nice to each other and you smile at people.

Little Athletics

Every Tuesday morning for 5 weeks we will be involved in Little Athletics clinics. being involved in Athletics gives us a chance to develop our big motor skills as well as improve our balance and coordination.

Have a look at some photos of us getting involved with today’s activity…


Who Am I?

This week, for Shared Reading, we have been reading the book “Ngana Ngai?” (Who Am I?) This is a book written in the Kaurna language and translated in English. The book has facts about native Australian Animals and identifies defining features about them.

We also read a book called Heads and Tails by John Carty. This book was similar in that it gave information about different animals and then we had to guess which animal it was giving clues about.

This week we have been working on producing our own Who am I books.. Have a look at a few me made and read some of our clues.

Athian: Who I am I? I have whiskers, I sleep and roar – I am a lion

Tanish: Who am I? I have a tail, I have spots and I am fast. I am a cheetah

Lina: Who am I, I am a frog

Anthony: I have two legs, I am a duck

Ekmann: Who am I? I have a tail, I have a body, I have four legs, I am a horse

Carmelo: Who am I, I am like something from a movie, I am at the start of king of monsters, I am “the something”

Can I Pray with My Eyes Open?

Today we read the book “Can I Pray with My Eyes Open” by Susan Taylor Brown.

The book spoke about it being okay to pray anywhere, at anytime and in any way. We reflected on the different ways we pray.

How do you pray?

Richard: You can pray when you’re in an aeroplane

Ebony: Do you know I pray every night before bed

Navya: I pray with my eyes open when I go to sleep, I pray for my mum and my dad and Shashant and my little tiny brother, his name is Reyansh.

Grace: I pray with my eyes closed and I put my hands together like I’m saying “Amen”. I pray for lots of things in the whole world and my best friend Rhee and everyone

Sophia: I prayer from God and for everything

Porsha: When I pray I close my eyes and I pray to God that my friends are so nice and so good

Jason: When my dad was sick I was praying for him to get better soon.

Brooklynne: I pray when I’m on the tube because then it’s easier

Christina: I prayed when I went camping

Lina: I pray when I’m watching movies because I love movies, they’re my favourite

Williams: I pray for playing soccer

Deeksha and Ekmann spoke about praying to different Gods…

Deeksha: I pray by doing the Namaste – it’s from the north of India

Ekmann: I pray by sitting and first I do the father the son, the holy spirit Amen and then I sit and pray

Deeksha: she prays sometimes to Jesus and sometimes to her God, I pray always to my God

Ekmann: My God is always in my heart when I pray

We reflected by writing our own prayers and thinking about the different ways which we pray…



Our Buddy Assembly

Today we performed our assembly to the whole school. We have been practicing our dances and our words for the whole week! A huge congratulations to all of the children involved in the assembly. You did a fantastic job!

What was your favourite part of the Buddy Assembly?

Michael: I liked the prayer dance

Deeksha: I liked the Diwali dance

Sophia: I loved the dance

Gurshaan: I liked it because lots of people had a speaking part

Mya: I liked the part when everybody was dancing

Ivan: I liked the dance

Navya: My favourite part was doing my reading part

Porsha: My favourite was everyone coming to our assembly

Information Texts

Today during Literacy we had a chance to write an information text about an animal we like. We began by drawing our animals and labeling their features. We focussed on listening to the sounds in words to help us write them. After we had labelled the animals we wrote some sentences describing the animal. When writing sentences we used a range of descriptive words to describe what our animals look liked, sound like and move like.

Learning Through Play

Why do we learn through play?

Learning through play is fun, messy, experiential and authentic! We love Investigation time because it gives us an opportunity to express ourselves and learn in a way that we enjoy and that has meaning to us. Through play we develop our social and emotional well being. We think critically and creatively and we develop our understanding of the world around us.

We Place our Trust in God

Today we celebrated Mass with R1NS and R1MP.

The theme of our Mass was “We Place Our Trust in God”. Father Vim spoke to us about about the importance of faith, trust and belief, in each other, ourselves, and in God.

Congratulations to all the students that helped out with speaking roles and the procession of the gifts.

Travelling to Space – Monday, 21st October, 2019


This term we will be learning all about space. Today we explored Space and things we already know about space.

What do you know about space?

What can you tell me about space?

Deeksha: Jupiter is the largest planet

Abel: There are different planets and every planet makes the solar systems and the planets that are closer to the sun are hotter.

Massa: The planets are different sizes

Richard: There is a force field that helps the meteorite go around and around

Jason: Pluto is a dwarf planet. The sun is the biggest and the hottest but it’s not a planet it’s a star.

Ekmann: The sun is the hottest thing in space

What do you want to learn about space?

Richard: I want to learn about the solar system and each planet in space

Ekmann: I want to learn about how to write the names of the planets


Thursday, 17th October, 2019 – Week One, Term Four



Navya: he was helping the Egyptian people

Grace: he gave some food to the poor people

Abel: He helped his brothers

Porsha: He said come and live with me

Shylah: He said I forgive you

Can you show us the story in your own way;


Ekmann: Thank you for everything, Amen

Navya: Dear God, Thank you for Shashant, Amen

Ivan: dear God, Thank you for all my friends, Amen

Grace: Dear God, Thank you for letting me help all the people who are hurt and sick and helping my friends, Amen

Gurshaan: Thank you God for Richard because he is kind to me, Amen

Shylah: Thank you for my brother and my mum dropping me off, Amen

Yasmin: Dear God, Thank you for my mummy and daddy, Amen







Massa: My speck of gold was playing Investigations

Sophia: My speck of gold was filling the bucket

Shylah: My speck of gold is going on the laptop and playing with Porsha and Massa and Sophia and Grace.

Ekmann: My speck of gold is playing with my friends

Porsha: My speck of gold was playing in the playground

Anthony: My speck of gold was playing with  Michael