Thursday 24th August
On Thursday the 24th of August, our school celebrated Book Week by organising a Book Character Parade. It was a GREAT way to come together as a whole school community. It seemed that many of the characters that we have grown to love and cherish had stepped out of their books and into our assembly area. Students from Prep to Year 6 dressed up as their favourite story book character and paraded in the school hall to much applause and appreciation from the audience.
As usual, parents and students alike are to be congratulated on their imaginative and inspired costumes. The playground was awash with colour and drama!
The Book Character Parade was amazing! I saw people having a parade. They dressed as Harry Potter, Spider Man and Batgirl and Batman. By Marline
I felt so amazed that everyone looked so good. People said nice things to each other. My costume was Spiderman. By Sam
Our Book Character Parade was colourful and exciting, as reflected in the photos below
Wow! I felt good at the parade because I like all the costumes. I dressed like Thorman. By Ryan
Guess what? Today I was feeling proud because I dressed up as a cow girl from Toy Story. My favourite book character was Mary Poppins. When the principal announced the winner, it was tin man. By Delta
The grade 1/2’s had a great day dressing up as their favourite character.
The students particiapted in the book week parade in the hall where they showed off their costumes to the rest of the school community.
It was fantastic to celebrate the books that won the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards.
I thought I was the only lucky person but when I opened my eyes, all I saw as lots of lucky people roaming around like CRAZY! We could not wait until Nitty Gritty City. My absolutely favourite part was the music room because my friends and I made some cool songs altogether. Devine
I thought it was fun because it was like doing team work when we were in Nitty Gritty City. I learnt about different chemicals and what happens when we put food dye into water, vinegar, detergent and washing powder. Jahzay
I felt so excited because it was my first time at Scienceworks. My favourite area was the playground because I got to pretend to make some food in the Café and I got to create music with a team. We used different materials such as sticks and pipes to make sounds. Azaria
My favourite part of Scienceworks was the Technology Exhibition because we could create our own movies. Sam
I felt so happy because there were many fun things to do and we DID IT ALL! I saw never-ending mirrors and I didn’t know where I was going..I heard everyone chitter chatting about Scienceworks and how amazing everything was. Kenzie
Sometimes when we are all by ourselves we can feel lonely. If we feel like this at recess or lunchtimes, we can go to the Buddy Bus Stops. There are three of these in our school yard. If we see somebody at a Buddy Bus Stop, we can stop by and ask them to play 🙂
The grade 1-2 students are having a great time visiting their clubs each week. We are looking forward to sharing all the fun at our showcase on Tuesday the 27th of June.
Over the past few weeks, we have been learning all about shape, measurement and location. All of the 1-2 classes have been hunting for shapes in our school yard. Here’s what we found:
Squares have four equal sides and four corners.
Circles are round and have zero corners.
Rectangles have four sides – two short sides and two long sides. Continue reading
On Friday, we participated in our first clubs session for 2017. The Clubs program allows us to meet other students and teachers across the school, try new things, have fun and practise our school values. There are 18 different clubs and we have all been assigned to one of these clubs for the rest of the term. The clubs program currently runs every Friday at 2:15. At the end of the term, we will have a celebration to showcase our learning. Here is some of the fun we had in our first session:
- In i-Pad club we practised making movies with the i-movie app!
- In Science club, we were learning all about how things move and we made paper spinners!
- In Cooking club, we talked about our favourite foods and made a chef’s hat!
- In Dungeons and Dragons club, we were goblins searching through caves!
We are excited to visit our clubs again this week!
Here is an article about our guest speaker that was published in today’s newsletter:
Today we were very lucky to have Joseph Ribarow come in to talk to us about the history of St Albans. He showed us lots of pictures and explained how life has changed from the past to the present in our local community. Here are some of the interesting things we learnt:
In the past, people at school had to get their water from the water tank – David
Joe didn’t have to wear a uniform to school – Hamionie
There was no K-Mart, the shops were smaller – Susan
Joe was born in Germany and he is 69 years old. He lived with his family in a one room bungalow – Marline