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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

Flexible learning space

After the all of the NAPLAN tests we decided that they would like to rearrange our classroom. We decided to slit into groups and come up with some designs. Then we chose a few and voted on them. We chose the horshoe design because everyone could face each other and we felt like one big community. We also decided on standing tables and kneeling tables, to give us some flexibility on where we want to work at any given time.

CBL Solution Update

In 3A we have been working hard on coming up with a solution for our challenge ‘Celebrate Identity and Culture.’ As we have learnt throughout the term, the Australian identity is a mix of different people, so we wanted to celebrate the differences that our society has.

So here is our idea.
We are going to create some sort of installation, a giant board of sorts, to put up somewhere in a public (hopefully) space. On the board “Who Are You?” will be displayed and members of the general public can come up and write something about themselves. We are now in the planning stage and the class have split up into four groups to investigate how we approach each part of the solution.

The four groups are:
1. Working examples and introductory poster.
2. Materials, including cost, usability and appropriateness.
3. Where it can be set up.
4. Approval- who we need to ask.

You can see us working hard in our groups in the photos.

Mr Borrell

Buddy Editing

As part of the writing process, students in 3A have been learning how to buddy edit. They have been working very hard at giving each other constructive feedback and responding to it. This includes reading through a piece of work together, checking for punctuation, spelling and finding areas of improvement. They then leave a comment to reflect on. It’s great to see such good team work and taking ownership of one another’s learning.

Mr Borrell

Relaxation in the classroom

At the start of each morning we participate in a guided relaxation session. This helps us to calm down and be ready for the day ahead. Sometimes we use it at different times in the day, such as before a test or after lunch. We usually use a program called Smiling Mind or even make up our own script. Have a look at some of our photos below.




Sometimes in the classroom we do relaxation when we need to have a break from our work. We listen to relaxing music or listen to Smiling Mind.

“Relaxation helps me when I need to calm my heart down” Anthony


Our Community Garden

Garden update!
After our last harvest of kale and lettuce, we have planted new seedlings including tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce and carrots into our garden. We have worked hard to perfect the soil to give maximum growth to our veggies. We discovered that if we plant our seedlings on mounds, the plants will get maximum water without drowning. Hopefully in the next few weeks we will be able to share with you all our plants that have grown.