Posted in Uncategorized, Writing

String Telephones

Hello? Are you there?

As part of our unit on ‘Sound and Light’, we have been looking at different questions we want to investigate. Last week we investigated ‘How does sound travel?’. To explore sound travelling, we made string telephones! By being scientists, making observations and experimenting, we discovered that we could make the string telephone work best by pulling the string tight, and holding the ‘listening cup’ to hear the other person talking! We learnt that sound travels in waves along the string until it reaches the other person’s ear!

 

Posted in Uncategorized, Writing

Making Rainbows

As part of our unit on ‘Light and Sound’ we have been exploring different questions we have about sound and light. Today we explored ‘ How are rainbows made?’. To investigate, we used a tub of water, a mirror, a white piece of paper, and of course, the sun!

To make the rainbow, we had to make sure the sun shone through the water, REFLECTED off the mirror and then onto the paper. We then each wrote down what we could ‘See’, what we were ‘Thinking’, and finally what we were still wondering about. We learnt that when it rains, the sunlight goes through a raindrop, causing REFRACTION, or breaking up the light into its different colours, and that is how we basically see a rainbow!

 

Posted in Writing

Storybook Celebration

We have all been working hard  for the last two weeks publishing our stories and getting them ready to be showed off to the world!

This week we have had the opportunity to share our stories with our parent and our classmates in 1D and 1C! We practiced showing our speaking and listening skills. We said this would include:

  • Speaking clearly
  • Speaking loud enough for the other person to hear
  • Looking at our audience
  • Speaking with expression
  • Listening calmly
  • Look at the person speaking
  • Waiting until the person have finished speaking before we speak.

While sharing we have also been practicing giving feedback about what we thought. We described a few things we enjoyed about the story and possibly something that could be improved for next time.

We should all be proud of what we have achieved!

Posted in Information for Parents

Uniform Policy

 

Rationale:

  • A uniform policy reinforces in students a pride in their own appearance, instils recognition of themselves as an integral part of the school community, and assists in developing pride in representing their school. Issues of safety, health and equality, and expense are also factors that underpin the need for a school uniform
  • Aims:
  • To promote equality amongst all students.
  • To further develop a sense of pride in, and identification with our school.
  • To provide comfortable, durable clothing that is cost effective and practical for our school environment.
  • To maintain and enhance the positive image of the school in the community.The school uniform consists of:
  • Implementation:
  • a light blue polo t-shirt or skivvy
  • dark blue long pants, shorts, skorts or netball skirt (bicycle pants are permitted to be worn underneath)
  • chequered blue & white school dress(bicycle pants are permitted to be worn underneath) or blue plaid tunic
  • dark blue jumper, fleece or bomber jacket
  • dark blue raincoat or coat
  • appropriate shoes or runners/sneakers suitable for physical activity
  • socks or dark blue tights
  • Sunsmart hats. They must be worn outside in terms 1 and 4 and at other times at the staff’s discretion
  • Hajji, beanie or head bands in school colours or shades of school colours
  • Items of clothing that are not acceptable as part of the school uniform include;
  • Denim shorts or jeans or bicycle pants (on their own), heavily worn/ ripped items
  • Bomber jackets with hoods or clothing with logos
  • Baseball caps
  • Any scarves, due to OHS issues
  • Ugg boots, thongs, open toed shoes, high heels, slippers
  • The uniform policy applies during school hours, while travelling to and from school, and when students are representing their school e.g. excursions, sport etc.
  • A minimalist approach to the wearing of jewellery will be taken. Minimalist is defined only as:
  • A watch
  • Stud or Sleeper in ear piercings only
  • Discrete religious necklaces worn under clothing
  • No responsibility will be taken for lost or damaged items of jewellery.
  • Nail polish and cosmetics are not allowed.
  • Students with collar length/or longer hair, must wear their hair tied back
  • New school uniforms with the school logo can be purchased through the office, generic uniform items can be purchased from other outlets or second hand items can be purchased from the second hand uniform store at school.
  • The uniform policy, including details of uniform items and places of purchase, will be published in the newsletter at the start of each year and on the school web site.
  • School Council requires that the Principal be responsible for implementation of the uniform policy
  • Students who do not comply with the dress code will have a letter sent home to inform their parent/s. If non-compliance continues students may be asked to remove unacceptable items of clothing, jewellery or make up. Repeated non-compliance may result in the student being excluded from the school yard or events involving representing the school until appropriate uniform is worn. Ongoing non-compliance will result in a meeting with the Principal.
  • Arrangements can be made to supply uniforms via State Schools Relief/ school office for families experiencing economic hardship.
  • Parents seeking exemptions to the uniform policy must apply in writing to the School Council.
  • Evaluation
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  • Ratified by School Council August 2015
  • This policy will be reviewed as part of the school’s review cycle.
Posted in Writing

Publishing our stories

We have been very busy lately planning, drafting, editing and finally publishing our stories. We all have great imaginations writing stories about Unicorns, Super Cats, Candy Fairies, Spies, Dogs, Performing Potatoes and Zombies! We look forward to sharing all our hard work with our parents soon!

 

 

 

 

Posted in Fundraising, Special Events

Book Week!

This week we have been celebrating Book Week! On Tuesday we went to watch Kim Lardner perform. He is a writer, illustrator and story teller!

He drew Louis on the board with a really fat belly! He also drew dinosaurs! He told a really funny story about going to McDonalds and throwing a pickle on the window!

By Leyla, Marlie, Kiyara and Lara

 

On Friday we brought in a gold coin and were able to dress up as a book character from one of our favourite books. At the start of the day we had a parade in front of the whole school showing off all our amazing costumes. We were also able to participate in a book swap!

By Isla