Category Archives: 3E

CBL in 3E

This week the our class consolidated our understanding of who creates laws and how they are established. After watching educational videos, we were able to summarise and explain the process of how the parliament approves laws.

Zac: “The parliament makes laws but the ideas can come from the media, political parties, public service and members of the public.”

We also investigated why specific policies have been introduced, for example the Sun Smart Policy. We were exposed to various videos, websites and the ACPS school policy regarding the effects of excessive sun exposure and created posters to promote Sun Safety.

Aleyna: “Slip on a t-shirt, Slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat.”

Shyla: “Even if it is cloudy, it is important to wear your hat because the UV rays can still damage your skin.”

Joel: “Staying in the sun can cause sunburn, peeling skin, freckles, heat stroke and skin cancer.”

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.


Week 4 events with 3E

Fun Run

Last Thursday, the Year 3-6’s ran 3 laps around the school to raise money for school gym equipment. We began at the starting line and we ran through the gates and around the school block. The money we raised also gave us a chance to win cool prizes such as a netball, hover board, a scooter and a drone.

“The Fun Run was very tiring but fun” – Jesaiah

“The Fun Run was a great experience and we were able to talk to our friends as we ran” – Shyla

“The Fun Run was really hard because we kept running out of breath but I still had fun” – Cruiz

“The Fun Run was really tiring so I walked for some parts” – Stefanee


Spanish Parade

Last week was Spanish Week and our class focused on Bolivia. Bolivia is located in South America. To celebrate, we made Bolivian inspired masks and flags and used it for the Spanish parade.

We were able to see other Spanish country’s masks and flags made by other Year 3 classes. They were so colourful and detailed.

“The masks had very good designs and I enjoyed decorating them” – Jesaiah

“The water in Bolivia is naturally heated by a volcano” – Aleyna and Balram

“The Spanish Parade had different countries such as Mexico, Peru, Chile and Cuba”  – Stefanee

“It was fun listening to the different Spanish music” – Shyla


Haiku poems by 3E

Haiku poems are traditional Japanese poetry consisting of 3 lines. The first and last line have 5 syllables, and the middle line has 7 syllables.

Here are some examples written by the students of 3E:

There’s lots of changes
Changes are magnificent
The world has been changed
– Kathleen

Food is very yum
Munch, crunch, I eat food so much
Time to eat dinner
– Alara

We are the best team
We play against anyone
We kick lots of goals
– Zac

Fresh from the oven
I love to cook, eat and bake
Hope I can eat soon
– Shyla

Summer is so fun
I like going to the beach
The sun is so hot
– Hazim

Spring is so awesome
I love to smell the flowers
It is so sunny
– Dilpreet

I like to dance here
I love my dancing class now
I have the best time
– Cruiz

Lego is the best
There are  some Lego machines
They are made of bricks
– Savneet

Soccer is the best
Ronaldo is my hero
Messi is the worst
– Saad


Learning in 3E Week 1-2


Last week we visited the CBL Gallery to discover our Big Idea. At the gallery we explored:

  • road and construction signs and equipment
  • different country laws
  • games and how to play them
  • movies and their ratings
  • drivers lisence
  • road safety gears – helmets, hi-vi vests
  • voting and ballots
  • roads and cars
  • communities

We made connections to all the provocations and used our thoughts and wonderings to spark our thinking about the Big Idea. This term’s Big Idea is ‘CHANGE’.


In reading, we started our new class text called ‘A Different Dog’. We have been using context clues and prior knowledge to make predictions about the text, and use evidence from the text to confirm/dis-confirm or change our predictions.


In writing, we have been learning how to plan a narrative. Different ways to plan a narrative include:

  • Mountain planning
  • Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then

We are learning to plan for a narrative to support us with our upcoming writing assessment task.


In maths, we have been learning how to use different strategies to solve multiplication problems. These strategies are:

  • repeated addition
  • groups of
  • arrays

Week 7 and 8 with 3E

Skype a Scientist

Last week we spoke to a scientist through Skype! His name was Andrew and he is a microbiologist from Stanford University in California. We prepared questions to ask him about how science is used in his work and life.  His answers to our questions was very intriguing.

“He studied micro-organisms in mouse poop! Ew!” – Zac

“He studied the digestive tracts of the human body” – Shyla

“He loves to figure out how bacteria grows” – Kathleen

“The only way Andrew’s work is related to Albert Einstein is the portrait of Einstein created using bacteria” – Balram and Vivaan

“He studies small growing things” – Kathleen

“There are a million trillion trillion microbes in the world” – Saad and Meron

“He was inspired by his middle school teacher” – Shyla

“He has been a scientist for 13 years”

“Scientist are just like regular people”

Book Week

For Book Week, we dressed up as our favourite book characters. We participated in a parade to showcase our costumes to all the Year 3’s. We also read our favourite books to our buddies and wrote short narratives about ‘The Pirate Adventure’.


Lara – I dressed up as the dog from Up!

Shyla, Stefanee and Dilpreet – We dressed up as Hermoine Granger from our favourite book Harry Potter

Hazim – I dressed up as Captain America

Vivaan – I dressed up as a robot

Cruiz – I dressed up as Blue from Jurassic World

Esho – I dressed up as Messi from the Soccer Book

Harman – I dressed as Luke Skywalker from Star Wars

Eman – I dressed up as Matilda from Matilda

Aleyna and Makayla – We dressed up as Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad

Fteh – I dressed up as a character from Minecraft, there is also a book

Jesaiah – I dressed up as Harry Potter

Science incursion

Last week the students attended a science incursion where they learnt about ‘Matter’. The students were exposed to new scientific language that allowed them to gain a better understanding of solids, liquids and gases, and how they can be changed from one state of matter to another.

Saad: “To turn a solid into a liquid, we need to add heat.”

Zac: “Condensation is when gas is turned into a liquid.”

Shyla: “When a solid is turned into a gas, it is called sublimate.”


Students then made predictions about the state of each object that was presented to them.

Arda: “I think that this is a solid because it is hard.”

Savneet: “This must be a liquid because it is runny and wet.”

Students observed and conducted science experiments to analyse the changes in the states of matter.


Brianna: “It was so cool when the solid dry ice turned into gas!”

Aleyna: “It was fun grabbing the bubbles then clapping my hands together and suddenly it turned to smoke”