Year 2/3D Assembly

Sharing a great photo from the 2/3D assembly … and some cool facts about the universe. 

Just remember that you’re standing on a planet that’s evolving,
And revolving at 900 miles an hour,
That’s orbiting at 19 miles a second, so it’s reckoned
A sun that is the source of all our power.

The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see,
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at 40, 000 miles an hour
Of the Galaxy we call the Milky Way.

Our Galaxy itself contains 100 billion stars
It’s 100, 000 light years side to side
It bulges in the middle, 16, 000 light years thick
But out by us it’s just 3, 000 light years wide

We’re 30, 000 light years from galactic central point,
We go round every 200 million years
And our Galaxy is only one of millions and billions
In this amazing and expanding Universe
As fast as it can go, at the speed of light you know,
12 million miles a minute, and that’s the fastest speed there is.

National Reconciliation Week

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. 

Excerpt from Reconciliation Australia website

If you would like to learn more, you can find a Recommended Reading list at the same website, accessible via this link 

We are proud to share several of our Year 6 students’ reflections.
Thank you to Jethro, Emily, Charli and Elizabeth

Grounded in Truth Charli S Year 6

Grounded in Truth Elizabeth W Year 6

Grounded in Truth Emily M Year 6

Grounded in Truth Jethro L Year 6

Scribblers Festival 2019

On Thursday 9th May, the children from Year 3 to 6 went to Scribblers Festival at Scotch College.  Writers and illustrators spoke to the children, inspiring them with tales and ideas of how to write a great story.

Here are some thoughts of the day from a few of our Year 4 and 5’s and some photos of the day.

On the 9th of May 2019, years 3-6 attended the Scribblers Festival. We met Jacqueline Harvey, Megan McDonald and Kate and Jol Temple. We liked how they told us funny stories about their life and showed us hilarious signs that were sure to make everyone giggle. We can’t wait to read the new book releases coming out soon and get stuck into them. This trip has inspired us loads and when it finished we had an urge to just pick up a book and read. We’re now totally on board to visit again and meet even more inspiring authors and illustrators. We never really dreamt of publishing books until we attended this awesome experience.

Grace and Chelsea Yr 4

The Scribbler’s Festival had many inspiring and humorous aspects, including when author Jaqueline Harvey shared stories of her experience as a teacher. She told us to instead of saying ‘nothing’ when our parents ask us how our day was, to tell a tale of the amazing, incredible things we learn and do. All of the authors agreed that one of the best things we can do to foster our creativity and writing ability, is to read. The information shon a light on our memory that reading is one of the most important thing to do in your life! They also gave us some tips on how they write. Kate and Joel Temple, told us that we need to give our characters a voice. One of the easiest way to do that is making the character write letters, or have a diary, this is what they did in their series ‘Yours Troolie Alice Toolie’ and ‘Captain Jimmy Cook’. Meghan McDonald, however, writes about her life. Her character Judy Moody is a collector, as is Meghan. Meghan collects ‘pizza tables’ which is the same as Judy Moody, and finding this out was one of the many entertaining and surprising moments at The Scribblers Festival. It was so much fun and we all would like to go next year. This was an amazing and educational experience, that we all adored!

By Grace B and Ephie K Yr 5