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Lava lamps

Another great term ended and we went out with a bang! This time it was lava lamps on the agender. Students have been waiting in anticipation to do this experiment for many weeks now and they weren’t disappointed. With just a few simple ingredients, oil, water, food colouring, and seltzer tablets, we were able to produce these colourful and interesting creations. Hopefully they didn’t make a mess back at home!

Buddies activity

Check out the latest (and greatest) buddy activity we did with 1I. Our goal was to build the tallest tower we could out of paper cups. There were many ups and downs, literally, but with the great teamwork that was displayed we managed some fantastic results! Thanks to Ms Smart for organising such a great activity. Everyone loved it.

Working together

An important skill is the ability to work with others. This translates from the classroom, in the playground and to home too. We focus on this everyday of every week and are proud of what we have been able to achieve. Working together often means we don’t get our own way or we have to be patient but we understand that the team is bigger than the individual. Here is a fun game we played, which highlighted the need to work with each other. Trying to do different things whilst stuck together wasn’t easy but it was a lot of fun!


Wow what a fantastic day it was. The students loved everything that Scienceworks had to offer. The lightning room was particularly exciting. Students were able to learn how different types of electricity work and then watched some live electricity in action! It was particularly loud and everyone had to cover their ears. The free roaming time was also a highlight. We got to roam around two fantastic galleries: ‘Think Ahead’ and ‘Sportsworks’. Students thoroughly enjoyed having the free choice and learning at their own pace. All in all it was a great day!

Year 3 Sport Dodgeball Final

Wow! What a fantastic tournament that was. Dodgeball certainly brought out the best in the students. It was great to see everyone displaying the school values. After the round robin games we had a finals tournament.The games were:

1st place trophy: Ms Murray’s class vs Ms Ashby’s class
3rd place trophy: Ms Kichakov’s class vs Ms Huntly’s class
5th place trophy: Ms Mayor’s class vs Mr Borrell’s class

After a fierce battle, and coming down to the last two students, it was Ms Murray’s class that prevailed and took out 1st place. Not only did her class display great game specific skills they should also be commended for their teamwork and cooperation. Well done! The rest of the results are below.

1st: Ms Murray
2nd: Ms Ashby
3rd: Ms Huntly
4th: Ms Kichakov
5th: Ms Mayor
6th: Mr Borrell

Also, we gave out our Sportsperson awards. Teachers were looking for students who were constantly showing all of the school values throughout the tournament. One of the most coveted and highly respected awards in the Craigieburn and Victorian community, there was obviously very fierce competition for these. Although the awards are still laminated there is talk that next time they could come in the form of a plaque, or maybe even a statue! But most importantly these students have earned the respect of their peers and teachers. They are:

Pranav Lamba
Talia Clarke
Solomon Ngariu
Shivya Jolly
Ghaith Mshalah
Samia Akbari
Youshia Kako
Aaliyah Akbulut
Priyadarshini Ramkumar
Kaan Bingol
Dante D’auria
Keiana Waqalevu

Congratulations to all participants and stay tuned for when our next sport is announced!

Science Day

Hi we are Aitken creek, we would like to show you what we did on Science day. Would that be cool? We did colour magic, reactive rockets and floating sultanas. Every thing was cool I wish you were here cause it was fun. We got to do lots of cool stuff but one thing the sultanas sank down to the bottom of the ground because we use soda water and the bubbles made the sultanas sank to the bottom and came back up. Next we did colour magic colour magic was fun and we use skittles, m&ms, water and little plates. Next we did reactive rockets by using Bi Carbonate soda, vinegar, balloons, and a bottle that is all the ingredients we used for Science day
Thank you for reading our blog from 3A.
By Inaya and Yazel

Year 3 Sport: Dodgeball Competition

The Year 3 team has been engaged in a strong but friendly dodgeball competition. Over five weeks, classes are pitted against each other in a round robin style event with a finals week to follow. Teams have been faring very evenly with the exception of Ms Murray’s 3B class who have so far remained unbeaten. Will this continue into the last week? Could 3B remain undefeated throughout the finals series? These questions remain unanswered but one thing is for sure, it will take an almighty effort to overcome them.

Teachers have also been on the lookout for students who are best displaying the school values to win our prestigious Year 3 Sportspeople Award. One of the most sought after awards at ACPS there are only two students from each class that will win it. Past winners have moved onto many great things, namely Year 4. These students will be forever immortalised on a laminated plaque so they can be treasured forever. Good luck to all participants out there!

Craigieburn Library Visit

To celebrate our CBL solution being installed in the Craigieburn Library we went on an excursion there. The students were really excited to see what they had created being put in a public space. Once we got there the first thing we noticed was our solution at the reception desk. It looked amazing! There would have been over 300 contributions to it.

Meeting Josie, the Children’s Librarian, was fantastic and she showed us around the whole library. A highlight of the tour included seeing the mobile library and seeing the ‘floating room’ upstairs. We also did activities, read books, and even did a dance! It was so great to see the children really engaged in all of the books!

Better Buddies Day

3A and 1I have made rains sticks and had so much fun today. The whole class made a big mess from happiness!!!
In the last period we made a play which was superb and we were dancing to JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE CANT STOP THE FEELING!! Nearly everyone was singing and we couldn’t hear the music!!! It was like a disco party. We all hope you enjoyed seeing us have the most fun of OUR life!
By Irem and Yazel


Year 3 Sport

During term 1 and 2 the Year 3s participated in a kickball tournament. Every class played each other once and then we had a finals series. All of the students displayed great sportsmanship and the school values throughout the competition. They learnt about working as a team, sharing in each other’s successes, and game specific skills. A sportsmanship award was given out to one student in every class. Well done to all of the classes and congratulations to 3A on becoming the champions! The results are as follows:
1st place: 3A
2nd place: 3F
3rd place: 3E