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Be Active These Holidays!

Miss P and all teachers at ACPS are aiming to encourage and promote students and families to stay active and make good healthy choices during the holidays.

The calendar below has lots of short but active tasks you can do on your own, with someone else or as a family. By completing some of these tasks during the break we can be sure that we are continuing to think and act healthy even when we are on holidays! Download a copy of the calendar here: Active Holidays Calendar Term 1

Active prizesAs an added incentive, Miss P even has some prizes for those who bring her their calendar with 8 or more activities ticked off on the first day back next term! You can see some of the possible prizes on the left in the picture. Awesome!

Good luck with being active these holidays – remember to have fun and enjoy the break!

~ Year 3/4 Teachers

Active Holidays Term 1




3A Congratulations

In 3A we want to celebrate our class mates when they achieve good things. So we say a big CONGRATULATIONS to our classmates below for their achievements!

3A Digital LeadersThese three students have been selected as Digital Leaders. They created a digital piece of work that showcased their ability in different apps and were lucky to be selected! They will now work with Ms Spink and other Digital Leaders on projects and issues around the school, helping students and teachers with technology. Congratulations!

3A Student Awards Week 3 and 5We also say a big Well Done to our Student Award winners from the last two Assemblies – these students have been working hard and demonstrating school values in everything they do. Congratulations on being our first Student Award winners for the year!

Thanks for reading!

From 3A


3A Community Agreement

3A Community Agreement:

3A class agreementIn 3A we will learn new things, have fun, be friendly to each other, come to school ready to learn and discover the world. 

We will do this so we can learn, discover, share, understand and become smarter about new and different things.

Signed [Students of 3A]

In 3A, we have spent time discussing our ACPS school values and linking them to our Positive School Wide Behaviour expectations. Students have given examples of what this looks like in our room and are doing a fantastic job of modelling these behaviours in our every day learning. As a class we also talked about what we came to school for and why that was important, which helped us to write our agreement (see above).

This week we spent time talking about how we would like to showcase this agreement with our families and other people through our blog. There were some excellent ideas and we combined them together into the final product below. Here is our visual presentation of 3A’s Community Agreement:

Video concept: Alicia, Mahrosh, Danieka, Kashyap  

Filmed & Edited: Danieka and Kashyap

Welcome to the Play Pod!

IMG_3958Friday afternoon was an exciting one for 3A and our new buddies in 1E. It was the first time we had seen the inside of our new Play Pod at school! So much to explore, create with, play with………

To rewind and explain for those that don’t know, at the end of the 2015 school year a mysterious shipping container arrived at the edge of our school playground. Nothing was explained to us about it – aside from being told that this was the “Pod”. The Pod would be opened for the new school year and would be for students to play and interact with. It was all very mysteriously exciting and for the last few weeks of school, many students (and staff!) spent a lot of time predicting what could be inside the Pod. This week we finally found out what was in the Pod – and it was “AWESOME!” (the words of one of my students).

The Pod is basically filled with what is called “scrap” – clean recyclable pieces of packaging and hard waste that can be used for imaginative play and exploration. Items like cardboard tubing, keyboards, planks of wood, material, netting, tyres, barrels, containers and even a slide and base of a roller bed can be found in our Pod!

IMG_3923So on Friday afternoon, 3A met our 1E buddies in front of the Pod and the door was opened to a magical world of creative possibility. Students worked together, either in teams or individually, to remove items that caught their eye, build structures made of different items and entertain themselves. The level of fun and excitement was wonderful to witness – and what made this teacher even more proud was the way students worked together as a team with excellent communication skills to put ALL the scrap back into the Pod at the end of the session!

Thank you to 3A and 1E for the fantastic way they enjoyed the Pod on Friday – and a HUGE thank you to the school for providing such a fun and interactive place to engage the student’s imagination. We are looking forward to our second session next week……. but check out some of our fun in video and pictures from this week until then!