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Footy Day Festivities

Students of 4D celebrated the end of Term 3 by donning their favourite footy team gear for the school’s annual “Footy Day” on Friday.

As part of Footy Day festivities, students of 4D and 4A researched the costs associated with a day out at the football. After deciding who was coming along with them to the game, students used their iPads to look up the cost of food, tickets and return train fares per person before calculating an overall total spend. The activity was a great lead up to next term’s mathematics unit on money. 

Brimming with enthusiasm, Olivia Rendich said she thought the activity was very enjoyable while also allowing her to connect maths to the real world. 

Enjoying the ACPS Footy Day were 4D students (from left) Sienna Petrov, Olivia Rendich, Blake Drury and Leandro Sawa.
Enjoying the ACPS Footy Day were 4D students (from left) Sienna Petrov, Olivia Rendich, Blake Drury and Leandro Sawa.

Buddies Learning to Code

Yesterday as part of our Buddies lesson, Freddie Gibson (ACPS Digital Leader) and I volunteered to take a session on how to code and make your own game using the app, Hopscotch. We enjoyed sharing what we know and love about coding with other students. What we found challenging was remembering the code for the game in front of a large group of students and making sure all our classmates and buddies were listening and following instructions. We hope to take on another coding session with our classmates in the near future.

By Lola Furnell  (ACPS Digital Leader and Tech Girls)