Over the last four weeks 3F have been working on their own Narratives. We first started it by planning out what we wanted to write about, then we drafted it in our writing books and after that we needed to revise and edit our work to make sure our writing makes sense and we don’t have any mistakes.
We got to publish using iPads, MacBooks and Paper.
We were able to share and celebrate our published work by working in groups to read out our Narratives and give warm and cool feedback to our group members.
Today we were very lucky to go to a Sink or Swim Incursion. We learnt about different ways we can be safe when water is around us.
If you are at the beach you should swim between the red and yellow flag because that is the area the lifeguards have declared safe. However, if you pass the red and yellow flags the water might be unsafe.
There are other types of flags you can see at the beach. If you see a black and white flag that means that it is a surfing area, which means it is an unsafe place to swim because there are surfers catching waves.
When you are at the beach and you see a red and white flag that means that the beach is closed because of dangerous weather, sharks are close to the sand and other wildlife is around.
Did you know that if you are under the age of 18 years old, you must have a life jacket on before you get on a boat? This is a law!
When you are in a pool area and you can see someone is drowning, never jump in to save them otherwise you can do more damage. Instead throw an object that can float in front of them so they can hold it to their chest and float. If an adult is struggling in the water, lay down on your tummy outside the water, and pull them in with a noodle until they are safe.
Parents you need to be in arms reach of children under 5 years old if they are in a bath or any type of water. Between the ages of 6 and 10 you need to be actively supervising children and they need to be in sight.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Last week we completed the 2018 Fun Run. We had to complete 3 laps outside the school. It was fantastic to see everyone participate and have a great time walking and running with their friends. As well as trying their personal best.
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
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