Today we went outside to the balcony to perform our giant egg drop. Students worked in teams with a $100 budget to purchase materials from a list of choices available. They then designed a device to help carry their egg to the ground from the balcony. Students needed to use their understanding of gravity and considered resistance and mass in their designs. This was a fun and engaging task. Most eggs survived the fall, a couple were not so lucky!!!
Today we had a visit from Zahra’s family pet. ‘Nuckles’ is a friendly Jungle Jack Python. Zahra’s Mum and Dad brought him in for us to all see, and some were even brave enough to pat. He was a very beautifully coloured and active python and the class loved seeing him. Thanks for giving up your time to come and visit.
We have been studying different Indigenous games like gorri, koolchee, buroinjin and kolap.
In groups students needed to research the rules of the game and the equipment required to play.
Today we tested our games and taught a different group how to play. It was a beautiful way to spend the afternoon in the sun with children engaging in games which involved lots of laughter, new skills and fun. IMG_5320.jpg
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.
Thank you for your support
Year 5/6BM & 5/6 HS Teachers
Our excursion on September 12 to Endeavour has been cancelled so there is no need to send back the excursion note.
We will organise something else for later in the year.