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  • My Family (5/10/2019) - We have a great start to our My Family Unit this term! We have started the unit with the students drawing and discussing who they live with in their homes. This gave the students the opportunity to talk about how their families are the same or different as well as tot talk about the different
  • Me at School (4/3/2019) - Me at School It has been a very busy term in Prep, as the students have settled into school and made new friends. Our topic for Integrated Curriculum has been Me at School. In this topic we have looked at how to be a good friend, our emotions, what to do at school when you have a problem
  • Fun with geometric shapes in 3/4 this week! (3/4/2019) - Maths is always fun as we explore concepts using hands-on materials! Here is a short video about our 3D Shapes! Click on the link below to see a short clip about our work! Fun with geometric shapes in 3/4!  
  • Term 1 Prep Information session (2/27/2019) - Thank you to everyone who came along tonight. I have attached the slides here for those who could not make it and so you can take a look at the links : Prep family Information   Please let us know if you have any other questions.
  • Play (2/25/2019) - Play is  a very important part of learning. During Developmental Play, students get to practice the skills we have been learning in class and often feel more confident to express their ideas. Working with their friends they learn to negotiate and how to listen to others ideas. They also use this time to work with
  • Welcome to the Prep Blog 2019 (2/15/2019) - It has been a great start to Prep this year. As well as learning about the routines of school and how to make new friends we have made a start with out literacy and numeracy subjects. In writing today we had a go at drawing and writing a response to our science experiment! In Numeracy
  • Welcome to the 3/4 Learning Area Blog for 2019! (2/15/2019) -      
  • Hour of Code in the 3/4 area (11/27/2018) - This morning, special techy guests from Accenture visited our Learning Area to share their coding expertise. It goes without saying, they were impressed with the coding knowledge our 3/4 students already possessed!  
  • Swimming Helpers (11/26/2018) - ATTENTION PARENTS Swimming begins Monday 3rd of December and goes for two weeks, ending Friday 14th December. The 1/2 students who have paid in full will attend swimming everyday during this period. There will be two groups and they will be leaving/returning to school at the times listed below: Group 1 (just Grade 1’s): 10.20-12.15pm Group 2
  • SWIMMING PROGRAM (11/26/2018) - Wanted… Parents, Carers or Helpers, to walk to and from the swimming pool with the 3/4 students. There will be two groups, 9 am and 12 noon. Please us know if you can help.  
  • Parent Helpers! (10/15/2018) - We have been very lucky with all the wonderful parent helpers we have had so far this year and the students love seeing their family members in the learning space with them. It is not too late to help out either with reading or with one of our upcoming excursions. To help with these events
  • 3/4 Passion Projects Term 4 (10/11/2018) - Whilst getting ready for the presentation of our Passion Projects, some students are making terrific visual aids.   This week two students filmed their erupting volcanoes to include in their presentation in the coming week.  
  • Grade 1 Dinner and the Grade 2 Dinner/Sleepover. (9/21/2018) - Dear Parents and Carers, A note went out today about the Grade 1 Dinner and the Grade 2 Dinner and Sleepover. If your child was away, then please note this event will occur on Friday 12th of October. You will be able to collect the notice on the first day back and payment will need
  • 3/4 Rock Stars of Maths! (9/10/2018) - Congratulations to every student in the 3/4 Learning Area for becoming Mangahigh, Rock Stars of Maths! In particular we applaud these Rock Stars who received medals and certificates!
  • Capacity (9/9/2018) -   Here are some students in action, exploring some stations as part of our mass and capacity unit.  
  • Cooking Club (9/7/2018) - Today in cooking club, the students made chocolate balls! They collected, measured and mixed the ingredients. They used words such as hard, soft and rough when talking about different textures.Then they rolled the balls and coated them with coconut. Words to describe the balls included delicious, amazing, great, messy and fantastic.
  • Game Testing! (9/7/2018) - The Grade Five and Six students have been working on creating a game to teach people about Earth and/or space.  Today we tested our board and video games for the first time! Check out some pics of our first drafts below.  We will update you through construction phase, and we will hold a stall at the
  • Athletics (9/4/2018) - Congratulations to all the students from years 3 to 6 who represented MPS in athletics last Wednesday. It was an awesome day, with our school coming 4th out of 12 local schools! Amazing! Here are some snaps of the day.    
  • Jobs in our community (8/28/2018) - Here is a video we showed in assembly for any parents unable to make it. Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/286840730
  • Gardening Club! (8/24/2018) - Today was a wonderful sunny day for our gardening club! We planted succulents into our beautiful handmade clay pots and visited the Blair St garden beds to water our cauliflower plants. Thank you to the wonderful parent who donated the succulents, the children love them! Below are some pictures of the students with their pots.
  • Kinder Visit! (8/23/2018) - Thanks to the Moreland Kinder kids who came up and visited the grade five and six learning area. We had a great time sharing some Book Week stories with you!
  • 3/4 Learning Area celebrates Book Week 2018! (8/23/2018) - Thank you everyone for making this such a special week!    
  • Interhouse Sport (8/22/2018) - The grade 5/6s have enjoyed playing touch rugby and hockey this term. All house have entered mixed teams into both sports and competed brilliantly. We are looking forward to the finals this week!      
  • Book Week (8/22/2018) - Thank you to all of our 1/2 students (and their families) for their participation during the book week celebrations. There were some amazing costumes and the students loved doing the cross age activities with the older grades. Below are a few pictures from the morning.
  • 5/6 Book Week Dress Ups! (8/21/2018) - Thanks to all the students who participated in yesterdays Book Week dress up parade! Check out some pics below….  
  • CLUBS Program (8/17/2018) - CLUBS Program The 3 / 4  Learning Area started their Clubs program this term and have been have been working in the 6 C’s of education:  collaboration, creatively, character education, citizenship, communication and critical thinking/problem solving. The students chose their preferred Club from the following: Lego robotics Sustainability group Sim City Where in the world
  • My passion project 3/4 Learning Area continued… (8/10/2018) - My passion project: The brain My passion project: Dragons
  • Matific! (8/9/2018) - Parents Please Help!!! We have entered all students into this competition, they will be coming home with log ins soon. It starts August 14th and ends August 20th. You can download the app or use on laptops. The more the students play, the more points and chances we get! Thanks in advance for your support.
  • My Passion Project continued… (8/8/2018) - My Passion Project: Africa My Passion Project: Hedgehogs My Passion Project: Snowleopards  
  • More photos from our amazing billy cart incursion! (8/8/2018) -
  • Book Week – reminder (8/8/2018) - Book Week – reminder On Monday, 20th August we will be celebrating Book Week. At assembly we will have our Book Week parade where students come dressed as their favourite character. Please start talking to your child about their outfit for Book Week. It is great if they can use clothes and props from home.
  • Billy Cart Incursion (8/8/2018) - Yesterday, the grade 1/2’s had Danny from Supreme Incursions come to visit to teach the them all about billy carts. The students worked in small groups to complete many engaging activities including designing and building a billy cart, creative workshop building, using tools safely and even billy cart driving! On Monday, the grade 1/2 students
  • 100 days of school celebration (8/7/2018) - On Wednesday we celebrated our 100th day of school. Some students dressed up as 100 year olds were very convincing. Throughout the day we did activities about the number 100, had a visit from the year 5/6 group and even had some cake to celebrate!
  • 5/6s Help Celebrate 100 Days of School! (8/1/2018) - Today we visited the Preps to help them celebrate their 100th day of school. We hope they enjoyed their cake!
  • Emergency Services Day (7/31/2018) - Our first dress up day was a great success. Many students dressed up as an emergency service worker and they looked great! We also had three special guests drop in and share some of the responsibilities and tools of their very important job.  
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  • Passion Projects in 3/4 (7/30/2018) -  
  • IMAX excursion (7/28/2018) - Mina’s trip to IMAX On July 24th 2018 Natalie’s project group went to IMAX and the Melbourne Museum. We got there by tramming it. We hopped off the tram as we had to walk a little and found a park and had a snack. After we walked to IMAX and stood on the escalator (and
  • PASSION PROJECTS (7/27/2018) - Students have been presenting their Passion Projects to their 3 /4 Learning Area. Over the next few weeks in term 3 some will be published in this blog. Keep on checking in to see a sampling of the presentations!
  • Welcome to the Prep Blog! (7/23/2018) - Here you will be able to keep in touch with some of the learning activities and events taking place in the Prep area. We will try to update the blog fortnightly and will post photos of the students in actions, our investigations and some examples of student work. Feel free to comment on any of
  • Messenger Dogs: Tales of World War One Insursion (6/29/2018) - Last week, MPS students were lucky enough to watch the show ‘Messenger Dogs: Tales of World War One’ which a puppet and actor performance that is run by the Victorian Government as part of the ANZAC centenary and produced by Cultural Infusion. The show follows the journey of Nell, Tick & Bullet – three dogs
  • Japanese Drumming (6/7/2018) -   Here are some pictures from the Taiko drumming incursion on Monday. Well done to all our student volunteers who had a go at the drumming on stage!  
  • Gardening Club (6/3/2018) - The days are getting colder, however the 1/2’s are still eager to maintain their courtyard and begin to plant some winter vegetables and herbs. Thank you to those parents who donated garlic cloves and seeds. The students cannot wait to see if their seeds and cloves grow!      
  • The Island…. (5/22/2018) - With presentation night coming up soon (May 31st, 6-7pm) the students are working hard on collating their work for you to enjoy. Come along and enjoy a visit to Colallcudas!  
  • Assembly Video (5/8/2018) - On Monday, the 1 & 2 students ran our school assembly. They did a fantastic job! Below is a video for those who were unable to attend or would love to watch it again.
  • CERES (5/1/2018) - Yesterday, the 1/2’s went on their second excursion to CERES to learn about our local environment and how to keep it healthy. They rotated through four different activities. A River’s Tale The students explored the life of a river and discovered why it is so important to keep our water clean. The students became a
  • Merri Creek Excursion (5/1/2018) - On Monday, 23rd April the 1/2 Learning Area set off for the long walk to Merri Creek. We were met by Angela from the organisation, “The Friends of Merri Creek”.  She ran some sessions with the students and talked about the bird and animal life at the creek. We also learned that the Merri Creek
  • ANZAC Biscuits (4/27/2018) - Today, all of the Grade 1 & 2 students made ANZAC biscuits to help commemorate ANZAC day. Baking is always an easy way to explore mathematical concepts with kids and specifically making ANZAC biscuits is a great way to also start a conversation with them about what they think ANZAC means and to discuss the
  • 3/4 commemorates ANZAC 2018 (4/27/2018) - In the 3/4 Learning Area we discuss current affairs to deepen our understanding of the world around us. One such discussion & investigation has been about ANZAC Day. We understand that we do not celebrate this day but rather commemorate it. Please visit this link. 3/4 Learning Area commemorates ANZAC 2018. Please press this link
  • Monday 30 April 2018 Assembly (4/26/2018) - The 3/4 learning area will be running the Monday 30 April assembly next week. We shall be sharing some camp videos & handing out medals from last term’s Mangahigh Maths Challenge. Please join us if you are free.
  • Cave Hill Creek 3/4 camp 2018 (4/21/2018) - We’re back! See some of the fun we were up to! Day 2, part 1 Day 2, part 2 Day 2, part 3 Day 2, part 4 Day 3
  • Cave Hill Creek 3/4 Camp, Day 1 – Part 2 (4/19/2018) - Dear Parents, Please see Part 2 of what the 3/4 Students have been doing on Camp. Cave Hill Creek 3/4 Camp – Day 1 – Part 2
  • Cave Hill Creek 3/4 Camp Day 1 – Part 1 (4/19/2018) - Dear 3/4 Parents, please check out the link below to see what the 3/4 Students have been doing on camp. Cave Hill Creek 3/4 Camp – Day 1 – Part 1
  • Parent Helpers (4/18/2018) - Welcome back to Term 2! We are ready for a busy term and would love some parent helpers to start coming into the classrooms in the morning to read with our students and complete other odd jobs. If you can attend regularly, have a working with children check and would enjoy listening to our students
  • The countdown is on… one sleep to 3/4 camp, woo hoo! (4/17/2018) - One sleep to camp… yesterday we sent home a letter about camp. Place it on your fridge door as a quick reference guide. Camp Letter 2018
  • Cave Hill Creek Camp Grade 3/4 (3/28/2018) - The countdown is on! Camp is only a few weeks away for the grade 3/4 students and the excitement is building 🙂 Dates: Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th April, 2018 Here is a letter from Cave Hill Creek with some information about what to bring to camp and how to keep up-to-date via their website
  • Number Jigsaws (3/20/2018) - This week, Miss Jennah’s & Kellie’s maths groups are working on identify patterns in numbers so they can recreate a number puzzle in the right order. Some of the number jigsaws included ordering two or three digit numbers and others involved skip counting. The students loved the challenge and enjoyed sharing their strategies. Next lesson, the
  • Gardening Club (3/20/2018) - This term, our group of gardeners have worked hard weeding, water and planting seeds in our 1/2 courtyard. As a reward, we chopped up some of the apples from our tree and had a snack. The students thought the apples were “delicious, juicy, nice, healthy and scrumptious”. The students have also put up posters on
  • “Bye, Bye, Bye…” another Footstep’s Dance by Gr 3/4 (3/9/2018) - How much fun are these kids having? Lots and lots! Click here to see “Bye,Bye,Bye…”  
  • NARRATIVE WRITIING By Grade 3 / 4 (3/8/2018) - This term, Grade 3 / 4 students have been experimenting with hot introductions for their narrative writing. They have worked so hard to use an interesting first line in their stories. Here are just a few that just may, make you want to read more. a snapshot of a small moment: I am sleeping and
  • Lava Lamps (3/7/2018) - Last week, we made a lava lamps during writing to help the students develop their descriptive language and ability to retell events. Below are some photos from the experience.                        
  • Essendon FC Skills Session (3/5/2018) - Today the Grade 5/6’s had a visit from 4 Essendon FC players. Michael Hartley, David Myers, Jordan Ridley and Kyle Langford took a skills session teaching the grade 5/6’s the skills of handball, marking and kicking. It was a fun and enjoyable experience for the 5/6’s to have elite athletes talk to them about the
  • Footsteps (3/2/2018) - “You’re welcome” from the hit film, Moana! Another wonderful dance from the “Footsteps” classes! Can you believe these 3/4 and 1/2 students learnt this dance in under 30 minutes! Enjoy! Click here to see Gr 3/4 and some 1/2 students dancing to “You’re welcome” from Moana
  • Inspirational Posters 2018 (3/1/2018) - Every year, our wonderful teachers aid creates inspirational posters featuring our students. These posters will be displayed at the office, however here is a sneak peak of those that feature our amazing 1/2 students.
  • 3/4 Assembly (2/23/2018) - We had a wonderful turnout last Monday, for the Grade 3/4 Assembly. Here is the video recapping our 2018 year, so far! Grade 3/4 Assembly video
  • Portraits & other special things, in the 3/4 Learning Area! (2/16/2018) - Our Golden Lucky Cat welcomes everyone to our Learning Area. Our self portraits line our walls, and our beautiful fish and camouflaged stick insects engage our curiosity. Can you spot Lucky Cat & our animal friends?
  • Welcome to the 3/4 blog for 2018! (2/16/2018) - Through play, the 3/4 students are developing the 4 C’s: Communication, Creativity, Collaboration and Critical Thinking skills! Stay tuned for more posts!  
  • Subscription to Blogs (2/16/2018) - UPDATE YOUR BLOG SUBSCRIPTION Parents please update your blog subscriptions to reflect your child’s new year level. To do this firstly Unsubscribe if you child is no longer in the learning area that your are subscribed to and then using the links above, Subscribe to the new learning area. Any issues, please email slomo.belinda.j@edumail.vic.gov.au or see
  • Grade 1/2 2018 (2/15/2018) - Time flies when you’re having fun! We are already heading towards the end of week 3 for 2018! Our new grade 1/2 students have enjoyed settling back into school and we are all looking forward to spending the year learning together. Below are some pictures from Developmental Play.
  • Mini Wicking Beds (12/21/2017) - Inspired by our new wicking beds, Katherine came up with the idea of the students making their own mini version to help them understand how they work and also to engage the students with their new environment. All of the Preps created their own beds by using a bottle cut in half that has a
  • Cinquain Poems (12/11/2017) - This week, the Tiggers literacy group have been learning about cinquain poems. They are five line poems which use different parts of speech to describe a topic. The students were given a planning sheet and they needed to first include a 1 word title (noun), then on the second line they had to include 2
  • Prep Courtyard Update (11/23/2017) - This Wednesday, our amazing team of parents installed our new bush kitchen and new hose! The Preps are so impressed and cannot wait to find out what will be happening next. Below are some pictures of the Preps and the team who updated our court yard. We are so lucky to have them!
  • Using Laptops (11/5/2017) - Last week, the Tiggers (literacy group) used laptops to type up their recounts of Eric Carle’s novel ‘The Very Clumbsy Click Beetle’. The Preps were able to type words, enter spaces, use full stops and capital letters. As you can see from their faces, they worked very hard and loved using the laptops!    
  • Tiddalik the Frog (10/24/2017) - In Art, the Grade 1/2’s read the story of Tiddalik the Frog. Then they made their own paper bag frogs.
  • Daisy the Dinosaur: Early Years Coding (10/19/2017) - Over the last two weeks, the ‘Number Ninjas’ have been learning about position and movement. They have practiced following and giving directions and today they put all of their learning into action on the ‘Daisy the Dinosaur’ app. This app focuses on teaching coding in the early years. The Preps were able to control Daisy’s
  • Prep Garden Upgrade (10/13/2017) - This term, a wonderful group of parents/grandparents will be volunteering their time to upgrade our outdoor space. They will be installing a music wall, building a bush kitchen, wicking beds, an adventure walk and planting lots of plants and herbs. We are so excited!! Below is a video of two super Prep parents creating our
  • Reminder – Signed permission forms for Dinner and Sleepover due this Friday (9/21/2017) - Grade 1 Dinner and Grade 2 Dinner and Sleepover        On Friday, 13th October, 2017.  We are just giving you a reminder that the permission form and payment for the dinner and sleepover needs to be returned by Friday, 22nd September. Could you please advise if your child will be attending.  We need to know
  • Money, money, money! (9/15/2017) - Over the last two weeks, the Preps have been learning about money and at the end of the unit we set up a shop. The Preps were given $5 in coins and were asked to spend all of the coins on items in our store (all items were either $1 or $2). Below are photos
  • Book Week Cross-Age Activities (9/13/2017) - The art work students completed during the cross-age activities in Book Week was absolutely delightful.  There is such a buzz in the air when students get to work with other students across the school.  Friendships are made and it is wonderful to see the senior students helping the younger students with the activities.  I have
  • Oxfam talk and Information Reports (9/4/2017) - We were so lucky to have Pam Anders (Delilah’s mother) talk to the 1/2 Learning Area about the wonderful work Oxfam does in our community and world wide earlier this month.  Students had the opportunity to write an Information Report after listening to Pam’s presentation and doing some on-line research.   We were very proud
  • Book Week (8/29/2017) - Below are more photos of the Preps from our book week celebrations.  
  • MANA (8/29/2017) - Thank you to all of the parents, carers and family members who attended our annual school event. Below are some pictures of the Preps on stage.      
  • ‘Hana’ dissection (8/29/2017) - The Grade 3/4s took apart some hana in Japanese Science last week and identified all the various parts that they could.  We found the stigma, sepal, pollen, petals and more! Then we made Japanese/English sentences describing what we found: Pollen ga arimas. Stigma ga arimas. Sepal ga arimasen.
  • Book Week Cross Age Activities (8/28/2017) - After our book week assembly, the Preps worked with different grades to complete craft activities based on the books shortlisted this year. Prep C worked with 3/4A and read ‘All I Want for Christmas is Rain’ by Cori Brooke. Together, the students made rain makers out of cardboard, rice, aluminium foil, tape and string. Below are
  • Scraps of Wool and Ribbon wanted! (8/22/2017) - Book Week is coming to Moreland next Monday when we have our Dress-up Day.  Students are encouraged to dress up as their favourite story book characters!  All students will be involved in cross-age activities to celebrate Book Week.  I am  collecting wool and ribbons for one of our Art Activities based on a short-listed picture
  • Creating Toys – 1/2 Learning Area (8/21/2017) - Last Friday there was a buzz in the 1/2 Learning Area, as the students went to work making the models or prototypes of the toys they had designed.  The students were so creative in making their toys and worked incredibly hard.  Special thanks to Sasha (Candy Sparkles) for her help working with the students!  Enjoy
  • Jobs: Schools (8/18/2017) - Today, the Preps explored ‘schools’ and we had so much fun! Some people dressed up as Mr. Bove (our maintenance man), teachers, principals (in their work uniform and holiday attire), PE teachers and crossing supervisors. The Preps practiced running a school, teaching students, building schools, build laptops out of K-Nex and helping people cross the
  • Mana – Costumes for 1/2 Students (8/17/2017) - We are looking forward to the visit from Mana and the performance that students will be involved in on Thursday, 24th August at Moonee Valley Racecourse. Our students are required to wear white t-shirts and shorts (any colour).  Can you please make sure they do not have large logos – small, discreet ones are fine! For those families
  • Toy Design and Model Making – Friday 18th August (8/17/2017) - Tomorrow all students will have the opportunity to make a 3-D model or the “real thing” of the toy they have designed.  We will have lots of craft supplies, paper, some play dough etc.   If your child needs any special things like material,  can you send  along with your child tomorrow.  We are hoping
  • Parent Maths Night – fun games to help your child at home (8/17/2017) -
  • Capacity (8/15/2017) - Over the last two weeks, the Preps have been learning about capacity. On Thursday, the Preps were asked to predict how many drops of water would fit onto a five cent coin (without overflowing) and then were asked to test out their predictions. We also talked about the many variables that can affect the outcome
  • Jobs In Our Community (8/15/2017) - Last week, the Preps learnt about jobs in our community, such as doctors, nurses, posties, vets, dentists, shop keepers and librarians (just to name a few). Below are some pictures of their explorations and some photos from our session with our guest speaker. Dr Stephanie showed us some of the tools she uses to perform her tasks
  • Kyou wa…. (8/9/2017) - Konnichiwa!  In Japanese Science we have been learning how to talk about the weather in Japanese.  We played a game of tenki dressups where the kids had to dress up in clothes appropriate to the weather.  Here are the crazy photos! Kyou wa hare…. Kyou wa ame… Kyou wa samui…   Kyou wa yuki… Minnasan sayounara!
  • Kyou wa… (8/9/2017) - Konnichiwa!  In Japanese Science we have been learning how to talk about the weather in Japanese.  We played a game of tenki dressups where the kids had to dress up in clothes appropriate to the weather.  Here are the crazy photos! Kyou wa hare…. Kyou wa ame… Kyou wa samui…   Kyou wa yuki… Minnasan sayounara!
  • Trades (8/7/2017) - Last week, the Preps continued learning about jobs and specifically focused on trades. The students used iPad apps (Bob the Builder), used sorting charts, dress ups, craft and construction materials to explore these jobs further (e.g. what tools do they use, what tasks do they have to complete, what uniform do they wear and where
  • Emergency Services (8/1/2017) - Last week, the Preps focused on learning about emergency services used by our community. During Developmental Play, the Preps used graphic organisers, dress ups, craft and books to find out what tasks, tools, uniform and work places relate to each job. On Friday, to celebrate and reinforce their learning, the Preps dressed up as either
  • 100 Days of School – Koalas (8/1/2017) -
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  • Meet Some Well-Loved Toys (7/31/2017) - We have some wonderful pieces of writing from students in the Learning Area.  Their task was to write a description of their toys. In their writing they were required to write a short paragraph introducing their toy.  The second paragraph was to provide a description or some information about the toy and the final sentence
  • Damaged Toys Wanted in the 1/2 Learning Area (7/31/2017) - As part of our Integrated Unit of Studies on “Toys” – the students will be dismantling and examining how different toys are made.  They will look at the parts that make up a toy, how different toys move and the materials used to make the toys.    If you have any toys at home that
  • Police Visit (7/28/2017) - Yesterday, three police officers from Brunswick station came to visit the Preps. They taught us about their uniform, task and tools that they use when they are working. They also answered all of our questions about their job and let the Preps explore their police car and van! We has such a great time!  
  • 3D objects (7/26/2017) - This week, the Preps have been learning about 3D objects and their features. Today, we made cubes out of matchsticks and plasticine. The Preps then identified how many vertices, edges and faces a cube has and below are some photos of their explorations.
  • 100 Days of School! (7/26/2017) - Yesterday, the Preps celebrated their 100th day of school! They came to school dressed in bright colours, practiced counting and grouping numbers to 100 using their 100 collections and made their 100 cake. Below are some photos from the activities.
  • Return of the firefighters (7/26/2017) - Yesterday was a very busy day, with the Preps celebrating their 100th day of school and also having a second visit from firefighters from our local station. They spoke to the students about having a safe meeting place and practiced how to ‘crawl down low go go go’ and how to ‘stop, drop, cover and
  • Jobs: Firefighter Visit 1 (7/17/2017) -   Today, firefighters from the Brunswick Station came to visit the Preps to talk about fire safety. The firefighters were able to answer questions such as “What do you do when there is a fire?” “What is a good meeting spot?” “What should you do if your clothes are on fire?”  and “What number should
  • Semester 1 Highlights (6/30/2017) - THANK YOU POSTERS TO OUR MUMS Maths is fun
  • TOYS (6/29/2017) - Dear Parents/Carers, This Term the Grade 1/2’s will be learning all about TOYS.  To begin this learning, we are asking that all students bring a toy that is special to them in the first week of Term 3, please make sure it is clearly labelled. We are also asking that they write about their toy
  • Prep Courtyard (6/23/2017) - Today, a group of wonderful parents came together to provide some much needed love and attention to our courtyard. They spent two hours cleaning, fixing, weeding, sweeping and organising our space to make it more inviting for the Preps. We are all very thankful for their help today and the Preps are extremely excited to see
  • Place Value: Tens and Ones (6/13/2017) - The number ninjas have been working hard on being able to read, make and order two-digit numbers by understanding how many tens and ones are in each number. The students rolled a dice twice, added these numbers to their tens and ones t-chart  to make a two digit number and made the number using Montessori
  • Takai hikui (6/6/2017) - Last week in Japanese Science, the Preps have learned how to make a sentence about who is tall and who is short.  We made some videos to show you: Prep A Prep B: Prep C:
  • The Human Powered Vehicle has arrived! (6/4/2017) - Thanks to a generous donation from Nelson Alexander, and the hard work of Alex Hoskins for securing the donation, our HPV has arrived! The RACV Energy Breakthrough team (the 10 student leaders) have now begun training and are keen to get their licences and begin riding. More to come!
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies (6/4/2017) - As a part of our studies of Australia’s indigenous culture there have been a variety of experiences for the students this semester. In term one, as a part of planning and writing the play and our history studies, students explored the effects colonisation had on Australia’s first peoples. This term we have a performance of
  • Developmental Play (5/11/2017) - Today, the Preps had their first turn using our new tunnel!  It was very popular and the students had lots of turns.
  • Positional Language (5/11/2017) - The Preps have been learning about positional language. We took photos in the playground and used them to discuss the students position. “I am on the monkey bars” “I am in the slide” “I am on the slide” “I am on the square” “I am on the slide” “I am on the tunnel” “I am
  • LIBRARY BORROWING IS BACK… (5/10/2017) - After some fairly serious problems with the borrowing system, we are pleased to let you know that all students can resume borrowing.  Please make sure your child is returning and changing library books regularly.  As we all know, great readers become great writers and we have so many books for the children to enjoy.  Let’s
  • Term 1 Excursion Snaps! (5/2/2017) -   
  • Fried Rice (4/28/2017) - This term, the students will continue to learn about China in Asian Studies. Today, we made fried rice in our home groups and discussed what the students smelt, saw, tasted and felt. Some of the words that they came up with were: yummy, hot, tasty, rough and colourful (just to name a few). Language experiences
  • Developmental Play (4/26/2017) - Today, during Developmental Play, the Preps worked on their fine motor skills, created their own beyblades out of K-nex, constructed buildings out of magnetic shapes and read books from our library (just to name a few activities).
  • LIBRARY BORROWING (4/24/2017) -  We would like to update you about borrowing of library books.  Unfortunately, we have a problem with the system that our IT experts are endeavouring to sort out.  The students are not able to borrow library books until this problem has been cleared.  I will let you know as soon as the students can start
  • Exploring Patterns (4/20/2017) - The Preps have been learning how to copy, make and continue patterns using their bodies, sounds, colours and shapes. Below are pictures of the Wombats creating their core element, and repeating them to create a patterns.
  • M is for milkshakes! (3/24/2017) - Today, during language experience, the Preps made milkshakes! After tasting the milkshakes, the students brainstormed words for their writing.  Some of these included: milk, strawberry, chocolate, foam, bubbles, sweet, scrumptious and smooth.
  • Numbers, numbers and more numbers! (3/24/2017) - Making a 3-digit number using spinners, finding the number on a MAB flip chart, using MAB stamps to model it, writing the number in words, working out 10 & 100 more & less and finally rounding it off so to place it on a number line… no wonder we need a good breakfast to keep up!
  • More measuring fun! (3/23/2017) - Today we had to find objects in our learning area that measured exactly 20 or 30 icy-pole sticks! Atticus       We measured the perimeter of things in our classroom. Ravi  
  • Measuring ourselves and toys… Fun with maths (3/23/2017) - Have you ever tried to measure yourself or a toy without using rulers? That was the challenge our students had to think about… Amidst the the fun and laughs, our students chose a unit of measure like counters and blocks, estimated how many they would need to measure themselves, then worked together co-operatively to find
  • Reading fun (3/22/2017) -   This week in our reading groups, we had to work together to present our story “Smart Alec”. Four amazing girls worked so hard- Lila, Ivy, Siobhan and Madi. The audience could not stop laughing. We tried to make it look like it was the same, like in the book. “I bet you don’t know
  • Friends of 10 (3/22/2017) - This week, the Preps have been learning about how to make 10. Below are some pictures of the preps using tens frames. Students rolled a ten sided dice, added that many objects/counters to their tens frame and worked out how many more they needed to make 10. 8 and 2 make 10 6 and 4
  • History Project – What are we up to? (3/9/2017) - We are past the halfway point for Term One, and our students in Grade 5/6 haven’t wasted any time getting going on their history projects! Already the students are building up their knowledge of lots of different periods in Australia’s colonial history, working in groups to explore topics like ‘who were the convicts and why
  • Grade 5/6 and Preps sharing eating time…. (3/9/2017) - Spending time with the littlest people in the school is a pleasure for our Grade 5/6s. Here they all are, enjoying eating lunch together in the sun!    
  • Developmental Play (3/2/2017) - Here are some photos from Developmental Play today.
  • Exploring Numbers to 10 (2/24/2017) - The Preps have been exploring numbers to 10 using hands on materials and ipad apps (eggy numbers to 10) this week. They have practiced recognising, making, writing and ordering numbers.
  • Grade 5/6 and Preps – sharing lunch in the sun! (2/23/2017) - Spending time with the littlest people in the school is a pleasure for our Grade 5/6s. Here they all are, enjoying eating lunch together in the sun today!
  • Maths – 3D shape (2/23/2017) - Shapes! We have been focusing on 2D and 3D shapes in maths this month, with a particular focus on understanding how 2D shapes come together to form 3D prisms. We’ve also been building up the vocabulary needed, such as ‘apex’, ‘vertices’, ‘faces’, ‘edges’ and ‘prisms’. Activities range from online challenges, such as using Scratch to
  • Developmental Play (2/23/2017) - The Preps have been at school for 13 days today, time flies when you’re having fun! Today during Developmental Play, some of the preps made robots out of K’nex, castles out of magnetic shapes, played with sea animals in water, created towers out of blocks and opened a restaurant (just to name a few of
  • Yubi yubi yubi! (2/21/2017) - Today the Preps started learning about our senses. We used our yubi instead of our me to find gold coins in an obstacle course. Yubi yubi yubi!!!
  • Week 1 (2/21/2017) - Below are some photos of the Preps during the first few days of school, the Preps have been busy making new friends, exploring our play spaces, meeting their buddies, using hands on materials in maths and having lots of fun!  
  • Week 1 and 2 Grade 5/6 Stuff! (2/13/2017) - Fish Flapping – get your fish to the finish line first by flapping it with a book! Team Building exercises Spaghetti and marshmallow challenge – make the tallest tower!     
  • GRADE 1/2 LIBRARY HELPERS NEEDED (2/6/2017) - Last year we had a wonderful team of helpers who organised the borrowing and returning of books for students in our area.  The helpers also kept the library tidy and if there was time assisted in the covering of new books. We have library borrowing each day so that students can change their book any
  • Welcome to Grade 1/2! (2/2/2017) - Welcome to Grade 1/2! We hope you all had fabulous holidays and we are looking forward to hearing all about them! Parents – the home group lists have been put up on the window where the 1/2 students line up. We are looking forward to a fun year full of learning and laughter. From the