Category Archives: 3B

3B becomes CURIOUS about Book Week!

This week is Book Week and we came to school excited to learn more about it. We came up with some questions about Book Week that we wanted to find the answers to.

Here are the questions and our answers!

  • Why do we have Book Week?

We have Book Week to share our favourite books, discuss our favourite characters and inspire others to read more books.


  • Why do we have a theme

We have a theme because  the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has been having a National one since 1987.


  • What is this year’s theme?

This year’s theme is ‘Escape to Everywhere’


  • When is Book Week each year?

Book Week falls in August each year. This year it started on Saturday 19th of August and ends on Saturday 26th of August. Next year it will be from the 17th to the 24th of August.


  • What are the shortlisted books this year?
The Book of the Year: Older Readers
Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781922182210


Words in Deep Blue
Pan Macmillan Australia
ISBN: 9781742612386


The Bone Sparrow
Hachette Australia
ISBN: 9780734417138


Penguin Random House Australia
ISBN: 9780143573333


Penguin Random House Australia
ISBN: 9780143573166


One Would Think the Deep
University of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702253942


The Book of the Year: Younger Readers
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760112349


Within These Walls
Scholastic Australia
ISBN: 9781760152857


A Most Magical Girl
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781848125742


Dragonfly Song
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760290023


Mrs Whitlam
Magabala Books
ISBN: 9781925360240


Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760291938


The Book of the Year: Early Childhood
Go Home, Cheeky Animals!
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760291655


All I Want for Christmas is Rain
New Frontier Publishing
ISBN: 9781925059717


The Snow Wombat
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781760113810


Nannie Loves
Working Title Press
ISBN: 9781921504839


Bonnier Publishing Australia
ISBN: 9781760400736


Walker Books Australia
ISBN: 9781925081695


The Picture Book of the Year
One Photo
Penguin Random House Australia
ISBN: 9780670077977


Bonnier Publishing Australia
ISBN: 9781760401085


Home in the Rain
Walker Books Australia
ISBN: 9781406368239


My Brother
Working Title Press
ISBN: 9781921504853


The Patchwork Bike
Hachette Australia
ISBN: 9780734416681


Scholastic Australia
ISBN: 9781743629000


The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
Spellbound: Making Pictures with the A-B-C
Melbournestyle Books
ISBN: 9780992491727


A-Z of Endangered Animals
Red Parka Designs
ISBN: 9780987594662


The Gigantic Book of Genes
Wild Dog Books
ISBN: 9781742034102


Fabish: The Horse that Braved a Bushfire
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781925266863


Amazing Animals of Australia’s National Parks
National Library of Australia
ISBN: 9780642278883


William Bligh: a stormy story of tempestuous times
Berbay Publishing
ISBN: 9780994289537



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!

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!

Good Health and Wellbeing

Hello are names are Blake, Jaylen, Nick and Mohammad. We are talking about Good Health and Well Being.

I’m Blake and I am doing exercises.

I’m Jaylen and I’m doing fruit 🍉.

I’m Mohammad and I’m doing running 🏃

I’m Nick and I’m doing vegetables 🌽

Running makes you healthy and strong 💪 Exercises are good and you could get a 6 pack.  Fruit is healthy for you and vegetables are good.

Watch our video to see how you can get healthier!


From Blake, Jaylen, Mohammad and Nick

Zero Hunger

Hello our names are Talia and Onil. We are from 3B and we are here to let you now about Zero Hunger.

Did you know that 795 million people will be hungery tonight?

  • Aronud the world too many families struggle to feed their children nutritious meals.
  • 2,000,000 people in Victoria are hungery
  • 2,000 ,000 breakfasts served to hungery kids
  • We’re now feeding healthy breakfasts to 1,000 students a day in 500 of the most disadvantaed primary schools across Victoria

Without the work of Foodbank Victoria and over 900 community patners each month, 134,000 Victorians would not receive the emergency food relief assistance they require.

You can help by donating to Foodbank Victoria at

Thank You



Life on Land

Hi, my name is Kaan from 3B and I am letting you know about Life on Land.

10,000 species are going to be extinct every year. The worlds forests are getting way to polluted for animals to live.

More then 100 birds could die from all of the litter in the forests and other kinds of species could be be able to die as well.

When cans get thrown in to the forests  even little animals could die and sometimes some animals eat rubbish and die.

When people throw  too much rubbish at the same time and a lot of birds eat some more then 40 birds could die and some trees could die.

By Kaan.

Spanish in term 2


This term in Spanish we focussed on learning about food and physical activity. First, we worked in groups on creating a short role-play about a particular meal: ‘desayuno’ (breakfast), ‘colación’ (snack), ‘almuerzo’ (lunch) or ‘cena’ (dinner). Each group chose food items eaten in each meal, and learned how to translate these items into Spanish online. We learned that while we can’t always trust Google Translate, it can be a very useful tool. After translating, we wrote scripts, using some English, our translated Spanish words, and two phrases we learned: ‘¡Tengo hambre!’ (I am hungry!) and ‘Voy a comer…’ (I am going to eat…).

When we had all presented our work, we moved on to learning some new vocabulary about sport. So many sports in Spanish look or sound just like they do in English! Rugby, Hockey, Fútbol, Boxeo, Atletismo… We enjoyed finding out some Spanish words about a sport of our choice.

Riley from 4D loves sport! See how proud he is of his work on ‘Baloncesto’.

Finally, we got curious!  There are so many people living in each of the many countries where Spanish is spoken… what sports did they like? Did they invent any sports? Do they go to the Olympics?

After sharing what we were all wondering, we set about to find some answers. Did you know that Panama, a Spanish speaking country in Central America, has the third best Baseball team in the world? Fascinating!

Keep practising Spanish at home during term 3. One way you can practise is by using this website We use this website often at school.



Hi my name is Natalie. I am going to be telling you that we have to take care of trees because trees are dying.


Thank you!


Hi our names are Ali and Shrey.

We are working on C.B.L and our goals are Climate Action and Life Below Water.

Together we made this blog post to persuade people.

This is the information we listed.

  • Petrol burns in cars and the pollution destroys the ozone layer and that lets in the sun rays and the temprature gets hot and ocean animals go endangered.
  • Pollution leaves a gas called sulfur dioxide wich goes in the clouds and fills it with sulfuric acids an d when the water falls out it pollutes oceans and plants.
  • We should only use buses,trains and bikes so their is a lower amount of cars on the road.
  • Pollen and dust can pollute as well.
  • Pollution  can leave cancers and viruses.

What we can do to help…

  • walk to school.
  • ride a bike.
  • put your rubbish in the right bins

Thank you for reading this.

We are Emerson, Makayla, Isabella and Mariah. We are in 3B and our goal is Clean and Affordable Energy.

We made a poster to save electricity and money for bills.



Thank you!