MISSION DAY Friday 31 May – Week 5 Term 2




  • Akemjot and Annaliese – “Charity House – Give money to poor people each week”
  • Raf and Nate – “The Helping Hand – We help sick people and poor people and disadvantaged people”
  • Kristina and Rhoda – “Open Arms – We give clothes”
  • Kiziah and Cierra – “Helping Home – We help the homeless families”
  • Frankie and Keren – “Helping Hearts – Give kids without a home and find foster care”
  • Holly and Samurai – “The Children Savers – We help children who don’t have homes”
  • Mia and Noah – “SA Child Helpers – We help children that have no mums and dads”
  • Deakyn and Maddox – “SA Helpers – Cooks for food for the homeless, they cook healthy food for them!”
  • Aidan and Jas – “The Helpers – We give people pumpkin soup, flirt, water bottles rice and meat”
  • Lucas and Krystian – “Helping House – Let the poor people live in the Helping House and feed them”
  • Anna and Darcy – “Kind House – We give money and food”
  • Jevan and Andy – “The Helping Hand – We give the sick a place to have food”
  • Angok and Kurt – “The Kindness House – We give free food and water and soft drinks”
  • Dion and Ebony – “The Help Charity – Give people food and money!”
  • Bella and Lynn – “The Peace Charity – They help people who are poor like poor women, Men and children”
  • Libby and Jaiden – “The Kids Home – We help kids that don’t have a home”
  • Makur and Ann – “Helping Cafe – We help people get food and water”
  • Eva and Lara – “Fair Kids – We help people up to 16. We give them things they need to survive”
  • Jake and Ava – “Teamwork House – We give food, clothes and drinks for the homeless”
  • Nevada and Bianca – “Kind Helpers – We give a house to those who don’t have one”
  • Joey and Ash – “The Lion Helpers – We help children so they can sleep inside”
  • TCross and Mary – “Humour and Fairness – We give everyone food, clothes and a home”


Today we had a whole school Mass for Mission Day. Father talked about caring for others and putting our needs before others.


The children had a wonderful time selling their Character Strength Potions and enjoying all the other wonderful stalls around the school.

  • Noah – I liked trying one of the spider drinks
  • Dion – I liked all the sugar!!!
  • Jev – Playing with my friends in the paper plane contest. I came second!
  • Krystian – My speck of gold is when we sold the best drinks ever
  • Lynn – My speck of gold was when I helped with the potions
  • Eva – I liked buying things!
  • Lib – My speck of gold was when we sold the potions because it was fun
  • DD – My speck of gold was when I was doing the soccer kicks and I liked it
  • Bella – My speck of gold was buying something from my buddies. A pirate tattoo!


There was an assembly at the end of the day to share all the festivities of the afternoon.

A reminder that the money raised today will go towards Catherine House, Loreto Vietnam and Fred’s Van. If you would like some more information on these charities you can find it here;




Have a lovely weekend! What a week 5!


TRUSTING Thursday May 30 – Week 5 Term 2

Welcome to TRUSTING Thursday May 30! 

  • Reminder – Tomorrow is Mission Day, we need to remember to bring $5 for tokens and a gold coin for wearing casuals clothes. 



This morning we again touched on our Character Strength in focus this week – FAIRNESS.

What does it mean to be fair?

  • Krystian –  Fair is where you are fair. If there are 3 pencils you can share
  • Nate – Fair is being kind to someone and if they don’t have any fruit and you have some you can give some to them
  • Dion – To give the same amount
  • Rhoda – Fair is when you have something and someone else doesn’t have something so you might give one
  • Anna – Fair is when you have 14 toys and someone has 12 and each of you have 13
  • DD – Fairness is having fair teams

Provocation – Write a letter to an Indigenous Australian to say sorry:


Indigenous People helping our community today…

  • Krystian – Sorry for stealing your land
  • Eva – I am sorry for stealing your babies and kids
  • Maddox – I am sorry for Aboriginal people
  • Makur – I am sorry for letting you guys go to school and the shops
  • Rhoda – Sorry for taking your children and your land
  • Bella – My letter was about saying sorry that we took over their and
  • Lynn – I am sorry for in the past you didn’t get any water you couldn’t turn on anything to get water
  • Libby – I am sorry for you that you couldn’t go to hospitals and get treatment
  • Cierra – I am sorry for not letting you have access to thinkgs
  • Ebony – I am sorry for not letting you have food
  • Ava – I am sorry that we stole your land and babies I wish you could see al the happy things happen
  • Annaliese – I am sorry for not letting you have food or water because you didn’t have any
  • Keren – Sorry for stealing your families
  • Ash – Sorry for taking your land and things that are precious to you and your children


  • Mia, Libby and Aurora have set up our very own class airport! It was incredible to see so many people getting ready for lift off
  • Makur, Angok, Jevan and Darcy set up a free (safe) slide for the children!
  • Rhoda, Lara, Ava and Annaliese – We are making new Aboriginal flags. Annaliese told us she is going to paint it
  • Ava made a big poster of flags that should work together
  • Samurai, TCross, Frankie, Holly, Ann, Kristina and Jas used their collaboration to make a fort using the sticks
  • Dion, Raf, Ash and Lucas used ICT to help them with their drawing skills
  • Aidan, Jake and Noah discovered pancake art online! They attempted to draw the Pokemon being made
  • Maddox. Jaiden and Andy used tutorials to help create amazing paper planes!
  • Ebony, Cierra, Eva used their imaginations to play mums and dads
  • Bianca created her own Mission Day poster
  • Anna – “I am making a house using block star planet”


  • Kurt, Jaiden, Darcy, Jevan – Shared a video of what they got up to! I learned that we did something good. Kurt – “I learned that the soft mat if you take off your shoes you can slide.”
  • Ava – During investigation I made 4 flags, the Australia flag the Indigenous flag, Vietnam and Japan
  • Lucas and Ash  – In investigations we done a sun and moon. It is from Pokemon.


A little Indigenous spin on Sleeping Seals.. today we listened to some traditional Indigenous music and challenged our inner Sleeping Kangaroos! 


After our visit last week to Grevilia Park for Outdoor Classroom Day, students have been eagerly awaiting our return. With a glimpse of sun in the sky we set off for another visit after lunch today. Focussing on the Character Strength of FAIRNESS we played…

  • Anna – I used Fairness when I let someone go before me
  • Cierra – I used Fairness by sharing the tree
  • Jev – I was not jumping on the tree to make people fall off
  • Jas – I let Angok climb the big tree!
  • Jaiden – I used Fairness by helping Lucas on the trees
  • Aurora – I used Fairness at the park when Jasmine was on the tree and Miss Moore helped her down and she climbed up and jumped again!
  • Dion – I used Fairness by not wobbling the tree
  • Ann – I used Fairness by letting someone have a turn on the swing
  • Bianca – I used Fairness by letting Holly have a turn
  • Maddox – I let someone climb a tree


To foster positive race relations, the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the broader community must be grounded in a foundation of truth. Whether you’re engaging in challenging conversations or unlearning and relearning what you know, this journey requires all of us to walk together with courage.


Working Together Wednesday May 29 – Week 5 Term 2

Working Together Wednesday 



Today we started the series of books that have been short listed to be BOOK OF THE YEAR!


These are Tricky’s Bad Day by Alison Lester, Rainbow Bear by Stephen Michael, The Dress Up Box by Patrick Guest, Here Comes Stinkbug! by Tohby Riddle, Noni Pony by Alison Lester, Heads and Tails Insects by John Canty.

Today we started with Tricky’s Bad Day.

…Poor Tricky! Nothing is going right for him. Milk spills, pyjama buttons won’t work, his little sister wrecks their game, and when he tries to help out, everything gets worse. Tricky’s having a very bad day! Then Dad has an idea. Outside it’s wild, but there’s a lot to explore… From Australia’s favourite picture-book creator comes a warm and funny story about the very recognisable mess, muddle and love that is the life of a young family – and the freedom of an outside adventure…

The children’s reflections about the book:

  • Mary – I like the rhyming because it sounded right
  • Kristina – Tricky was having a bad day, at the end Tricky solved the problem and he was having a good day
  • TT – He was having a bad day at the start and then he was having a good day at the end and I liked that it changed from the start
  • Nate – I liked when he had a good day
  • Ash – I like all the details, the pictures and the writing and it tells us how the story is and how he solved the problem
  • Akem – In the story there was someone who was having a bad and she solved it and my favourite part of the story was when all the smoothie went out flying

How many stars would you rate the book?

  • Jas – I would give it a 4 start because I like the story when he turned out to have good day
  • Angok – 3 stars because maybe the other books are better
  • Aurora – I would give it 4 because its not the best book but a good book
  • Jev – A 5! Because it is really funny
  • Ava – I rate it 3 it went from bad to good and it confused me a little
  • Maddox – I would give it 4 stars
  • Darcy – I would give it a million if I could. They had a bad day then a good day and was happy!
  • Jake – I am going to give it a rating of a 5. The rhyming was really good and the end had a twist!


Prayer of the Aboriginal People

Father of all, you gave us the Dreaming

You have spoken to us through our beliefs

You then made your love clear to us in the person of Jesus

We thank you for your care

You own us

You are our hope

Make us strong as we face the problems of change

We ask you to help the people of Australia to listen to us and respect our culture

Make the knowledge of you grow strong in all people

So that you can be at home in us and we can make a home for everyone in our land.


Prayer composed for the meeting between Pope John Paul II and the Aboriginal people.

We read the story Sorry Day.




The Tree of Truth is what happens when the seeds of empathy, solidarity and love are sown. This is a representation of the community that we can grow into if we are able to acknowledge our history, learn from it and move forward together courageously.



The tree stems from what happens when people come together.
It illustrates positive growth and is an aspirational view of what the future could be.

  1. The HEARTS represent empathy, solidarity, goodwill and love. They are the feeling, emotional elements.
  2. The THOUGHT POINTS represent education, growth and understanding. They are the cognitive elements of the tree.
  3. The GROWTH BANDS radiate outwards from some of the branches. They represent that we are always learning and growing – pushingoutwards and upwards into the future.


Members of our diverse community coming together in harmony.


This is the connection point of the people in the graphic. When the people’s hands join, it creates an energy force which is represented by the love heart. The energy runs upwards and downwards – linking past, present and future.


The word ‘Truth’ is the bedrock for all of our positive growth. When we understand and accept our truth we have a solid foundation to grow from.

The roots represent our history and links to the past. The word ‘Grounded’ quite literally is on the surface of the ground. ‘Grounded in Truth’ is designed to be the base of the tree that all of the positive growth stems from.

Today we went through the image used for this year Reconciliation Week. We broke down the graphic analysing each of its significant parts and discussed their importance.

The children then had the task of recreating the graphic. They could make the same graphic or come up with their own but it had to have the same elements as the original. These being a tree, hearts, people and the words used in the original.

The children first planned in their black books;

Here is what they came up with.

Some children are still working on their work and will finish it tomorrow.


Reconciliation Mindful Colouring 

Today we had some mindful colouring and listened to some Aboriginal relaxation music whilst the children mindfully coloured.


This afternoon we used our learning thus far surrounding advertisements and our collaboration skills to create our own Ad’s for Mission Day! 


To foster positive race relations, the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the broader community must be grounded in a foundation of truth. Whether you’re engaging in challenging conversations or unlearning and relearning what you know, this journey requires all of us to walk together with courage.


Truthful Tuesday May 28 – Week 5 Term 2

TRUTHFUL, Tuesday May 28


Fred’s Van provides comfort and a warm, nutritious meal for those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness and marginalisation. Operating from eight sites across Adelaide and two regional sites in Port Lincoln and Port Pirie, this emergency service is delivered by the work and commitment of more than 550 volunteers.

Fred’s Van Food Service

  • Feeding the homeless and hungry with over 550 meals a week.
  • Providing a warm, nutritious meal, fruit, drinks, blankets and beanies at ten sites across South Australia.
  • Supporting the most vulnerable people in our community.

How you can help- you can donate:

  • Goods – if you think you can help donate food and/or blankets
  • Time – to find out about volunteer opportunities with food preparation and service
  • Funds– it costs approximately $6 to provide a meal from Fred’s Van, 


  • Kurt – Cleaning up
  • Cierra – Loving each other
  • Francesca – Listening to the teachers on the mat
  • Noah – Sharing with others
  • Holly – Using our character strengths
  • Bella – Being kind to one another
  • Eva – Friendship
  • DD – Everyone has a pencil
  • Kristina – Cleaning up your space
  • Jas – Pencil cases
  • Andy – Being friendly
  • Raf – Being kind to people
  • Keren – People doing hard work on their work
  • Anna – Doing the same thing at the same time
  • Krystian – Having teachers to help us learn
  • Ann – Not talking when teachers are talking


Prayer for Reconciliation

In the midst of conflict and division,
We know it is you
Who turns our minds to thoughts of peace.

Your spirit changes hearts:
Enemies begin to speak to one another,
Those who were estranged join hands in friendship,
And nations seek the way of peace together.

Let your spirit be at work in us.

Give us understanding
and put an end to strife,
Fill us with your mercy
and overcome our denial.

Grant us wisdom and teach us to learn
from the people of the land.

Call us to justice.

(Adapted from the Preface of the Eucharistic Prayer for the Mass of Reconciliation 11)
Australian Catholic Social Justice Council, Prayer Card, 2006
Permission for use granted by ACSJC.





  • V – We played this throwing and catching game so you could only hold for 2 seconds
  • Kurt – We got a comeback! We were losing 3-1 but didn’t give up!


To calm our bodies and prepare for our afternoon of learning, we listened to some traditional Aboriginal music.


Create your own advertisement for your favourite toy!


To foster positive race relations, the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the broader community must be grounded in a foundation of truth. Whether you’re engaging in challenging conversations or unlearning and relearning what you know, this journey requires all of us to walk together with courage.


Reconciliation Week MONDAY May 27 – Week 5 Term 2

The 2019 NRW theme is : Grounded in Truth- Walk Together with Courage

What is National Reconciliation Week?

  • National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
  • The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.
  • Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


Character Strength – Fairness 

What does it mean to be fair?

  • Holly – Fairness means that you have something and the other person has the same amount
  • Aurora – Fairness means that for example when playing soccer you have to have an equal amount of players on the same team
  • Jas – Pretend you have two friends come over and you have 4 pieces and you gave 1 to yourself and there’s only one more
  • Ann – You have to do stuff equally
  • Rhoda – Fairnes if when you share sometgin with another person
  • Krystian – Don’t eat fish in front of other people otherwise they will chase you
  • Akemjot – Fairness means when you share something with someone
  • Mia – Fairness is when you share stuff, for example sharing with your brother and sister. If you don’t share with them – they will feel left out
  • Nate – Fairness is about being kind and about nice to one another
  • Dion – Giving the same amount
  • Ashvarn – If you have two candies, and you want to share with a friend you can give one to him
  • Kiziah – Fairness is about not being greedy
  • Joey – being greedy is about having lots of stuff and not sharing with people
  • Annaliese – Fairness is when you do not take from other people

As a class group we discussed Reconciliation Week and what it means before viewing;


We then reflected in writing. Reconciliation Week is…

  • Nevada – When we say sorry to the Aboriginal people for trying to kick them out of Australia
  • Ebony – Being nice to people and help be nice to people
  • Olly – Say sorry to the Aboriginals because the white people tried to kick them out of their land even though they were there first!
  • Bianca – We say sorry to Aboriginal people because we took their homes
  • Angok – When we say sorry
  • Ann – When we forgive for being rude to the Aboriginal so they say sorry. They tried to take away babies.
  • Jevan – We say sorry for raiding Aboriginal country
  • Jake – They say sorry for taking away the country and never doing it again!
  • Jas – The white people say I am sorry for not letting Aboriginals in hospitals, school and homes
  • Darcy – The Aboriginal people got attacked by people from England and they took some of their babies so we say sorry
  • Ashvarn – Reconciliation is about non-indigenous and indigenous
  • Joey – celebrating different cultures
  • Miss Moore – Reconciliation is about the first Australians and about Indigenous Australians and non-Indigenous Australians being equal.


Today Jaylee Cooper came to talk to the children about Catherine House.

Catherine House provides supported accommodation services to women experiencing homelessness in South Australia, who are 18 years and older, and unaccompanied by children.

Some of the money raised on Mission Day will go to Catherine House.


Aboriginal Lord’s Prayer

You are our Father, You live in Heaven

We talk to You, Father, You are good.

We believe Your Word,

Father, we Your children.

Give us bread today.

Others have done wrong, to us

And we are sorry for them.

Father, today

We have done wrong,

We are sorry.

Teach us Father,

Not to sin again.

You are our Father,

You live in Heaven.

We talk to You,

Father, You are good.

By Ariba Enuba


  • Aurora– Dear God, We are sorry for the Europeans who took their families and babies but luckily we celebrate this week to say sorry to all Aboriginals, Amen
  • Kristina– Dear God, I feel sorry for the Aboriginal people who got kicked out of Australian
  • Anna– Dear God, I am sorry for all the Aboriginal people who got kicked off their land and were treated very poorly
  • Ash– Dear God, I am sorry for the Aboriginal people because we took their land and they might not have enough food and water and won’t survive
  • Mia– Dear God, I am sorry for taking your country and I am sorry for taking all your livings and your stuff

We can’t take back that their land was taken but what can we do in the future moving forward

  • Mason– Stop taking their things
  • Ava– Stop stealing other peoples stuff, if that is important to them they might not live
  • Aurora– We could invite new Aboriginal people to the land
  • Anna– We can ask before we do something and share things like the land, food and water
  • Ash- We can stop judging people by their skin and respect everyone in the world
  • Joey– Stop judging people by their skin colour
  • Akem– Stop judging by what they look as it matters what’s inside them
  • Ava– We can all start inviting more and more people in to have a happier life
  • Dion– Give them stuff back in return



‘Mob’ is a term identifying a group of Aboriginal people associated with a particular place or country.

‘Mob’ is a term that is extremely important to Aboriginal people because it is used to identify who they are and where they are from. ‘Mob’ is generally used by Aboriginal people and between Aboriginal people.

Following on from the Indigenous PD we did as a staff at the start of the year the children created their own Mobs. We talked about the importance of Mobs to Indigenous Australian’s and what they may look like within their communities.

The children worked in groups of 5 and had to;

  • Create a name for their Mob
  • Create a hand shake greeting
  • Create a beat / rhythm of their Mob
  • Create a logo to represent their Mob

The children then came together as a group to show what they had created.

Mob 1- Raf, Dion, Kurt, Jake, Krystian

Name: Da Crazy Monkeys


Mob 2- Holly, Rhoda, Aurora, Libby, Lara

Name:  Zesty Energy


Mob 3- Jevan, Darcy, Joey, Jaiden, Angus

Name: Humour Mob


Mob 4- Nev, Cierra, Ebony, Kristina, Eva

Name: BBF Girls


Mob 5 – Lucas, Mason, Akem, Ash, Noah

Name: The Golden Boomerangs


Mob 6- Mia, Keren, Kiziah, Andy

Name: Rainbow Love


Mob 7- Deakyn, Aidan, Jas, Bella, Ann, Samurai

Name: The Bright Lights


Mob 8- Tcross, Makur, Nate, Frankie

Name: Brothers and Sisters Care


Mob 9- Anna, Bianca, Ava, Annaliese

Name: The Rainbow Rivers






  • Aurora– We are all welcome and we all have grace, grace is another word for elegant
  • Joey– It means it is trying to teach us that it doesn’t matter what colour people’s skin is to not judge them



This afternoon we started our exploration of advertising. We begun by viewing a series of different logo’s and naming the companies they belong to. The children disused with a partner next to them and then we shared as the larger group naming each logo.

We then watched a McDonald’s advert…

The children reflected about what they initially heard in the advert-

  • Anna– Special
  • Nate- Big Mac
  • Akem– Specially
  • Angok– Best in the world
  • Ann– 100%
  • Aidan– Made in Australia
  • Jevan- Fresh
  • Nate- McDonalds
  • Makur– Tasty
  • Bianca– Maccas

Why do we have advertisements?

  • Ash– So then you can know what they make and maybe try and if you try if you can stick with it
  • Mia– So people can come into your shop and you can make money
  • Nate– At the end of the commercial they give you the location of where it is
  • Ava- Advertisement is a short video clip that makes you want to go and get something for example the one we just watched was similar to a persuasive text

Secondly we watched a series of toy adverts…

Where have you seen advertisements?

  • Jaiden– Phone
  • Lucas– In the news paper
  • Krystian– School
  • Aurora– At the movies
  • Dion– Billboards and bus stops
  • Mason– TV
  • Darcy– Youtube and TV
  • Libby – Posters around places
  • Ann– In games you download
  • Anna– Cinemas
  • Ava– At the shop
  • Makur– Aeroplane
  • Nate- Trucks

We will continue this task tomorrow due to Mass Song’s happening this afternoon.

To foster positive race relations, the relationship between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the broader community must be grounded in a foundation of truth. Whether you’re engaging in challenging conversations or unlearning and relearning what you know, this journey requires all of us to walk together with courage.


FRED’S VAN Friyay May 24 – Week 4 Term 2

Welcome to an extra special FRIYAY….

Fred’s Van Friyay!

We are wearing casual clothes in exchange for a can which will be donated to Vinnie’s!


Today’s assembly had an ecology focus about living a sustainable life and looking after our planet.

vAssembly reflections –

  • Lucas– Mr White said we can save water, food and stop littering
  • Libby– My favourite part was the baby shark
  • Jas– I liked when the kids were trying to read
  • Nev– I like when the people were trying to do their speaking part
  • Joey– My favourite part was when they were trying to read their speaking parts properly
  • Jaiden– Mr White said we have to save food and water
  • Krystian– My favourite part was when they did the paper thing on the wall and the music
  • Miss B– I liked that there was lots of music and they were using music and songs to learn
  • Darcy– I like the part when they did the music and the dancing


How did Jesus show Social Justice?

  • Raf – Jesus showed Social Justice by helping the blind man
  • Krystian – Jesus showed perseverance by when the blind man couldn’t see he helped him
  • Kristina – He helped the blind beggar
  • Roar – Jesus showed social justice by helping the blind beggar to help him go to him
  • Kurt – Jesus showed social justice by when he helped the blind man – he prays
  • Dion – Jesus helped the blind man by when the blind mans followers brought him to him and Jesus made him not blind
  • Ash – Jesus showed social justice because the blind man didn’t see Jesus and didn’t know what was happening
  • Jas – Firstly he said to a man that it was Jesus and Jesus heard and he told one of the disciples to go get him and Jesus prays


Today we finally had the chance to continue our reading of the story Matilda! Armed with our own copies of the story together we read through Chapter 2. 

Open-ended comprehension – Mr Wormwood needs some help in strengthening some of his Character Strengths. Which Character Strength do you think he needs more of? Why?


Each Friday we end our week with a mindful journal writing session. In this time we have the children reflect on the week that was and find something to be grateful for. This week we wanted them to think outside the box and choose something different. These were some of their responses….

  • Darcy – I am grateful for my mum because she helps me
  • Holly – I am grateful for making some new friends and having fun with my new friends
  • Dion – I am grateful for my mum and dad because they give me food like ravioli and pasta
  • Akem – This week I am grateful for my friends because they let me play and sit with them everyday
  • Mason – I am grateful for my family and my friends and winter!
  • Lucas – I am thankful for the world because it is where we live and the world is earth
  • DD – I am grateful for soccer because it makes me happy and it is fun!
  • Ebony – I am grateful for my BFF because she likes me and I like her. She is funny and nice to me
  • Libby – I am grateful for my dance studio because they help me dance!
  • Jas – I am grateful for the teachers because they help celebrate peoples birthdays!
  • V – This week I am grateful for Cierra my friend she is always there for me and loves me
  • Rho – I am grateful for Miss Moore, Miss Sloan and Miss B because they help me and play with me
  • Makur – I am grateful for my friends because they help me
  • Ash – I am grateful for my new teacher
  • Jev – I am grateful for birds, fish and tigers because they are my favourite animals
  • Bella – This week I am grateful for having investigations because it is a time where we learn and do new stuff and I am grateful for casual day at school because it is where we give food to people who don’t have

Thank you for a wonderful week of learning in year 3! Have a happy and safe weekend 🙂 See you Monday! 

OUTDOOR Classroom Day Thursday 22 May – Week 4 Term 2

It’s Thursday..

It’s Outdoor Classroom Day..

It’s time to get ready and get….

Image result for outdoor education day

When teachers take learning outdoors they report some powerful impacts: Children’s behaviour improves, whole classes are excited to learn, and individuals who feel inhibited by the curriculum often thrive in an outdoor environment. When adults think back to their own happiest memories of childhood, they recall the happiness of playing outdoors. Play is not only central to children’s enjoyment of childhood, but teaches critical life skills such as problem-solving, teamwork and creativity. With this in mind, we took our learning outdoors this morning and got to play and explore at Grevilia Park! 


  • Annaliese – I climbed a tree and the slide
  • Kristina – In the park I was climbing a tree and I couldn’t climb it but then I did
  • Raf – I climbed a tree and it was really high and I thought I couldn’t
  • Anna – I was on the swing and I went really high and then when the time was over I went to the trees
  • Eva – I climbed a tree and me Ebony and Nevada we pretended we were spirit animals. I was a bunny!
  • Joey – I climbed the trees and it was high
  • Maddox – I climbed the tree and went a little bit high
  • Lucas – I went in a big bush with lots of trees in it and I climbed with Raf, Joey, Nate, Noah and Deakyn
  • Darcy – I went really high in the swings
  • Kurt – I went really high on the swings and I climbed up a tree and used perseverance!
  • Kiziah – I pushed the reception on the swing!
  • Keren – I pushed a reception/year 1 on the swings


Today we were visited by Members of the Parish who are interested to see what we have been doing in preparation for Mission Day.  We proudly showed them our reflections of the Good Samaritan story, we explained our thoughts surrounding Social Justice, Mission Day and Charity. 


We took our Prayer session outdoors today! Armed with our black books and a pencil we took the time to reflect on parts of nature we are grateful for. Some of us chose to draw these and others wrote about them.

  • Bella – Whole world!
  • DD – Fish
  • Ebony – Trees
  • Dion – Fish
  • Frankie – Trees
  • Kristina – Trees
  • Jaiden – Fish
  • Andy – Sun
  • Aurora – Oxygen and carbon dioxide and materials that make air
  • Cupcake – All the sea animals in the fish farm because they are part of our school
  • Maddox – Whole world
  • Darcy – Trees because help us breathe
  • Makur – Water because if there is no water we could die
  • Aidan – Food because if we didn’t have food we might die
  • Nate – My life
  • Ash – Trees so we can breathe and climb
  • Libby – Trees because they give you oxygen
  • Krystian – My baby brother and life
  • Eva – The sky because it gives us life
  • V – The world because if there was no world I wouldn’t be alive
  • Jev – Birds because they are nature
  • Anna – Trees and bushes for oxygen to breathe
  • Olly – Grass and trees for oxygen
  • Lynn – Nature and trees because if we had no trees earth would not be here
  • Noah – Trees because they give us oxygen
  • Mia – Yabbies in the fish farm because they look very lovely in the fish farm
  • Angok – Trees because they give us oxygen


An important part of learning from play is the reflective process. 



This arvo we recapped some of the Chance and Probability language that we have been using in class. We used this brainstorm to help us complete some open ended Chance questions using ICT. 

Miss Battifuoco worked with a small group of students who wanted some extra practice in learning such language.

Here is an example of what we did from Aurora;





Have a happy evening with your families! Remember there is still time to get outdoors with your family!

WONDERful Wednesday May 22 – Week 4 Term 2

Hi Bloggers welcome to WONDERful Wednesday! 

Introduction from Amy our Pre-Service Teacher

Hi, my name is Amy Sloan and I am currently in my third year of a Bachelor of Education (primary middle) degree at the University of South Australia.

As part of my degree, I must complete a certain number of days each year of professional experience, or placement, before I move on to the next year. As this year is my third year, I must complete 25 days of professional experience where I have the opportunity to learn off of and observe other teachers teaching pedagogies. For the next five weeks, I will be in Miss Moore’s and Miss Battifuocco’s class, working alongside them to teach both 3IB and 3JM. I am thoroughly looking forward to getting to know the students in both classes, developing my understanding around Catholic education and watching team-teaching put in action.


Today celebrates the National Simultaneous Storytime. This year the chosen book is ‘Alpaca’s with Maracas’ by Matt Cosgrove. The NSS aims to promote reading for all students across Australia. We went to the hall today at 9:00am ​to share in this wonderful event. For shared reading in week 4 the students in R-4 will also view the story of ‘Macca the Alpaca’ which touches on the themes of  bullying and self belief.


Today for prayer Miss Battifuoco found a beautiful story she found called ‘This Love’. ‘This Love’ explores the love of language and how easily it can be shared with everyone in our life.

What was the message in the story?

  • Darcy– It is about love
  • Akem– Everyone country understands love
  • Jevan– It doesn’t matter what country you are you are still part of Gods family
  • Joey– It doesn’t matter what you look like everyone should still love
  • Ash– The story was about love and there were different people around the world and it says it a celebration of harmony around the world
  • Aurora– Action speak louder than words and love is the easiest language we can speak
  • Mia – Even if you are from a different country you are still welcome in Australia

Miss Battifuoco talked about us following through with our actions and how our actions can mean so much more than our words.

Miss Battifuoco got the children to close their eyes and picture someone is their mind that they really love and care for. She then got them to say a prayer to good being thankful for this person.

Mission Day – Social Justice

The Parish are coming tomorrow to see what we have been learning about Mission Day and what we know about Social Justice. Today we discussed the types of things we have been exploring this week.

What is social justice?

  • Nate- To help people and to be brave and help people that you don’t know
  • Akem– Social kindness

Are there any stories in the Bible that you can think of where there is social justice?

  • Krystian– The Good Samaritan



Krystian shared his photos of his brand new baby brother Kasper.


This afternoon we met with our year 2 buddies for some special sharing! They have been working hard investigating various different aspects of Pirates! We are so grateful for our special visit.

Tell me about it Tuesday May 21 – Week 4 Term 2

Tell me about it Tuesday… 



Tell me about it Tuesday 

If you had the attention of the whole world for just 10 seconds what would you say? 


Oral Language 

Sharing with the group what they would say to the world if they just 10 seconds. 



We discussed different levels of Parliament and what the Government actually does.

If you were Prime Minister what would you do?

Miss Battifuoco gave us an example;

  • Lucas – I would make poor people get food for free
  • Krystian – I would give poor and homeless people homes
  • Akem – I would make robots that would pick up litter for us
  • Noah – I would make the poor people have homes
  • Aurora – If I was Prime Minister of Australia I would give money to Caner research
  • Nev – I would make sure every one is happy and and being kind
  • Libby – I am making the hospitals cheaper so people with Cancer don’t have to spend
  • Mia – I would make sure no one is left out
  • Kristina – I would make private school fees cheaper
  • Ann – I would make a rule that no one can be mean and rob banks
  • Ebony – I would make a rule that you can’t kill animals
  • Makur – No taking trees down because there will be no oxygen!


Parable- The Sheep and the Goats 

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

What is the message of this story?

  • Ann- The right people gave the people that needed clothes and help and needed visitors to the people and the left people didn’t do the right thing
  • Akem- On the right was some sheep and on the left was the goats. On the right the people got clothes and on the left they didn’t get any clothes.
  • Aurora- If we think back to charity with the story- the right side gave to God and charity but the left side didn’t, and even if the left side didn’t think that it had happened it might happen in the future.
  • Mia- The right side did everything correct but the left side unfortunately didn’t invite them or give them water.
  • TT- The right side was being so helpful and caring and the left side was not doing that and they were being quite mean.

In the story, Jesus gives a list of people who should be helped (‘I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me’). If you had to write a list like this for the modern world, who would you include? How would you suggest they should be helped?

  • Jevan– Disadvantage people
  • Anna– The homeless and the poor
  • Jas– Homeless kid
  • Nate– People like kids and teenagers
  • Aurora– Refugees
  • Ann– Homeless children
  • Ava– The people who don’t have any money to pay for clothing
  • Bianca– The people who are poor
  • Dion– All the people that can’t afford medicine and then people help them
  • TT– Older people
  • Libby– Babies
  • Ann- African homeless people because they eat and drink dirty stuff
  • Aurora– The people who have cancer because you could give some money to cancer research to help stop cancer


Chance and Data 

Warm Up Game – Heads or Tails?!

Skittles Investigation

  1. What is the probability of picking a red Skittle?
  2. What is the probability of picking an orange Skittle?
  3. Which skittle are you most likely to pick?
  4. Which skittle are you unlikely to pick?
  5. Which skittle colour are you certain to pick?
  6. Which colour is impossible to pick?
  7. Graph your data!




Rocket Writing – Writers Workshop 


LEADERS move mountains Monday May 20 – Week 4 Term 2

LEADERS move mountains MONDAY 


For the next 5 weeks a pre-service teacher will be in 3JM. Her name is Miss Sloan and she is a 3rd year student from Uni SA. We are looking forward to working along side Miss Sloan and hope she enjoys working with all the children  in our double.


  • Krystian- It showed leadership because in the ant one the leader had to call his friends over and then they made a ball
  • Libby– In the video there was one person that was in danger and then the leader called the other people and they worked together
  • Akem- In the video there was a crab that was going to get attacked by a seagull and then the leader crab told the other crabs that he was going to get attacked so then they got their pinches and then seagull flew away
  • Mia– It showed us that leadership is also about teamwork and in the end video when the leader said that one of the ants was blowing away then the other ants became leaders but helping the ant in danger
  • Ash- They showed leadership by one ant needed to help the other ants by not getting in the body of the other animal

What is a leadership? 

When have you used leadership?

The students then had the opportunity to reflect on what they know about leadership



What do we know about Mission Day?

  • Ann- To raise money for charity for homeless people
  • TT- So we can have money to give to the charity
  • Jevan– We bring soup in for Fred’s Van
  • Eva- We have mission day to share our learning
  • Darcy– We have fun with everyone
  • Mia– We have mission day to be active and go to other people’s classes to see what they are learning about

Who are people that might need help from a charity?

  • Nate– poor people
  • Aurora- disadvantaged people
  • Ann- Vietnam people
  • Jevan– disadvantaged people
  • Anna– the homeless
  • Ava– poor animals too
  • Ash– Indian people
  • Jas– homeless kids
  • Mia– Kids in Syria that need food
  • Aurora- Refugees


For Mission Day this year our class is going to sell some potion drinks. The children had to make groups of 5 and then design the name and flavour of their potion. Once they had this they designed a poster to sell their potion individually. They then had to collate their designs as a group to make a large poster for the potion. The potion had to have a character strength in it and all the children did a wonderful job at creating different strength potions. They worked really had and showed brilliant team work throughout the project time. Once they created their poster they then made labels for the cups they will sell the potions in.






Today we rested our bodies and listened to some peaceful music for mindfulness.


Today the children had an opportunity to create their own persuasive text. We have practised a lot over the last few weeks with giving the children a topic to talk about today is their chance to develop their own topic to write about. We refreshed our memories about what we need when writing a persuasive text. An introduction, 3 reasons and a conclusion. Before the children got started we brainstormed some different ideas that they could write about-

  • Holly– Port is better than Crows
  • Rhoda– Donuts are better than cakes
  • Aurora– Ice cream cake is better than chocolate cake
  • Angok– Juice is better than water
  • Makur- Pizza is better than McDonalds
  • Jake- Is Minecraft better than Fortnite

    Raf and Ash did some sharing to end our day.

    Have a lovely evening with your families!