Category Archives: 3B

Swim Safety Incursion

Today we had an incursion in the school gym called ‘Sink or Swim’ which explained how to be safe around water.  The 4 most popular places we would be around water are pools, beaches, rivers and baths.

We learnt that children 5 and under, must be in arms reach whenever they are near water, and between 5-10, an adult needs to be actively supervising a child in water. This means that they are not distracted by other things, for example being on your mobile phone.

When at the beach, its important we swim in between the red and yellow flags because that area is the safest area to swim and is monitored by life savers. We also explored different flags that we may see at the beach.

  1. A black and white flag displayed means that people are surfing and its not safe for swimmers

  1. A Red and White flag means that the beach is closed because its not safe for swimmers. For example a shark

We learnt that all pools, even inflatable pools MUST have a fence and gate around them. The gate must be closed AT ALL TIMES!!  We also learnt that you should always enter the pool from the shallow end. We also learnt that things around the house can be used to help rescue someone who drowning in the pool.

When around boats, we discovered that it is illegal to get on a boat without a life jacket if you are under the age of 18.  We also learnt that river conditions can change quickly so it is important to always check the levels with your feet before entering the water. It might be safe one day but another day it may not be.

Dane: “I learnt that there is a black and white flag for the surfers”

Harry: “I learnt that the red and white flag means that the beach is closed beacuse its not safe”

Mason: “I learnt that you have to stay inside the red and yellow flags at all times when at the beach”

Madilyn: “I learnt that its illegal to not wear a life jacket on a boat if under 18”

Sathuya: “I learnt that you need to put your hand up to ask for help if you are drowning”

Bebaik: “I learnt how to save a drowning person”

Aadvik: “I learnt that some tools can be used to help save a life”



Over the past two weeks, 3B and 3F have been working extremely hard on our CBL solutions to help ‘make a rule for positive change’.

We have been wanting to change the way we behave outside, especially littering, how we use our clubs, wearing hats outside and how we use the toilets.

Some of the skills we have been demonstrating during this process have included

  • collaboration
  • team work
  • staying focussed on the task
  • managing our time wisely
  • everyone has a job to complete and contributing their fair share

Stay tuned as we share our solutions and evaluate the success of our actions.

Thanks for reading

From 3B and 3F

Student Leadership Group 2019

The time to apply for Student Leader is here and if you would like to apply, here are some of the things that you might get to be involved in.
Leadership Training

When you become a Student Leader, you attend a training day that teaches you the skills you need to be a leader. It is challenging but it helps you become a confident and proud Student Leader.


Hosting assemblies can be frightening, but as a Student Leader you get to give it a go. Stage fright is ok, but all the attention is on you. And sometime, you even get to write the script yourself!

House Points

Student Leaders get to collect House Points from around the school and you might even get to calculate them before announcing them to the school at assembly.

Attending Events

As Student Leaders we were able to attend the ANZAC Day Schools Commemoration at the Melbourne Shrine. And it’s not just ANZAC Day, you will be able to attend many special events outside of school!

Meetings with teachers

You will be expected to attend meetings and to help organise, plan and discuss things among the team throughout the year.

Promoting Events and Activities

As Student Leader you get to create a lot of posters and promotions to promote upcoming events in school like Book Week, Footy Day and others. Fundraising and photographs of the events are also collected by the Student Leader Group.

The Gnome Hunt

Have you participated in the Gnome Hunt? Yes? Well what if we said you could help organise it? That’s right, you will be able to help organise and promote the Gnome Hunt when it happens in 2019!

We hope to see you applying to be a Student Leader in 2019!
~ Bella, Cohan, Carlos


Student Leadership Applications for 2019 are open from Monday November 19.

Applications from interested students are due to classroom teachers by Monday November 26.



During term three we learnt to draw human forms in the shape of superheros. We learnt to draw people using correct proportions design costumes for our superheros using textas and coloured pencils. We think we did an amazing job. Please tell us what you think of our creations.


Investigating Rules and Laws

Today 3B & 3F were researching rules and laws in Australia. We have used QR Codes, iPads and MacBooks to help us with our research. We needed to paraphrase the information we found. Our groups were mixed between 3B and 3F students and we needed to participate to get our work done and share our ideas.


  • Today I learnt that every four years you need to vote for who is going to run the country or state  – Jack
  • Today I learnt that if you don’t vote you can get a fine – Elenice

Road Safety 

  • Today I learnt that road safety is extremely important because if you aren’t safe on the roads you could get seriously injured – Lilly Y
  • If a child is in the front seat when airbags go off it can be deadly – Zain
  • When you are driving you cannot look at your phone because if you are not looking at the road you could have an accident – Mason
  • I learnt today that the size of an L plate is 150mm with a black L and yellow background. There are two different types of P plates, one is red and the other is green – Noah
  • Today I learnt that Victoria was the world’s first state that said you have to wear seat belts in the car – Mia


  • The movie rating was added in 1984 because adults don’t want their kids to be watching violent movies. Kids should be watching G or PG movies with parent permissions.  –  Mahnoor
  • X 18 + is Australia’s version of R 18+ – Will
  • You need to show proof of your age when watching an MA15+ movie otherwise  you won’t be able to watch the movie – Navroz
  • MA15+ might involve drug use, swearing and inappropriate scenes – Ayaan

Our Wonderings from the CBL Gallery Walk

During Week 1, we participated in a gallery walk where we explored different objects about our CBL big idea, Change.

In the gallery there were lots of interesting and interactive resources for us to explore. Some of the things included:

  • Board games
  • Puzzles
  • Transport materials, including licenses, L and P plates and various road signs
  • Construction material with signs
  • A voting box
  • A sorting activity with different games and movies with the classifications

During the gallery walk, we had to place our vote for the sport we wanted to play for Term 4.

After the gallery walk, we shared our wonderings about the different activities

Madilyn: “Why do you have to do different speed limits in different places?”

Navroz: “Why do you need a drivers license?”

Bailey: “Why do you need L plates and P plates?”

Mia: “Why is it illegal for men to wear underwear under their kilts?”

Aadvik: “Why do we need ratings for movies and games?”

We also explored rules and laws and the difference between them.



Footy Day in 3B!!!

Today we celebrated FOOTY DAY!!!

We came to school dressed in footy colours and jumpers. We were all so excited!!

In class we did some fun activities. We designed our own footy jumpers displaying our creativity and design skills.

Take a look at us at work

We also made our own footy cards by taking pictures of us taking marks and playing the game. We designed them using pic collage and book creator. It was so much fun

We look forward to watching all the finals that are coming up!!

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3B’s Powerful Science Fair

This morning we had an open morning, where we welcomed families to come and see our learning about the “Power of Science”.  For our fair we had to work in groups to research different scientists and how their discoveries worked and changed over time.

We had to prepare our presentations, which included:

  • Planning our models and researching information
  • Make our models and use Mac Books to create google slides for our presentation
  • Set up our fair and rehearse what each person was going to say.

Some of us were really excited to present while some of us were nervous about presenting in front of all the families.

After the science fair we asked families to fill out a feedback form and provide us with warm and cool feedback about our presentation. We noticed that they were impressed with our presentations and we needed to work on our public speaking.

We also completed a SWOC analysis which allowed us to reflect on our strengths, weaknesses, challenges and what we learnt.

Thank you to all who were able to come to our Science Fair. We hope you enjoyed it!!