ACPS held a whole school assembly to commemorate Anzac Day on Thursday 20 April. It was led by the Student Leadership Group who presented information on Anzac Day as well as personal poems and family stories relating to this day.
All classes created a wreath and these were presented by a class representative during the assembly. The school also paused to listen to the Ode, the Last Post and reflected during a one minute silence before ending the assembly by singing our national anthem.
Thank you to all the parents who attended this assembly. It was fantastic to see so many in the audience to support the student leaders and the school with the commemoration.
The students all did an amazing job of being respectful and calm during this important assembly of remembrance. Congratulations to them and our teachers as well for supporting our students.
It has been a fantastic beginning to the school year with many happy and excited faces eager to join in and participate in PE. During Term 1 students at Aitken Creek Primary School in years 3 and 4 participated in a weekly one hour tennis program directed by the Hume Tennis Centre in Craigieburn.
Through the participation of the program students learnt about gameplay, the rules of tennis and the different hitting technique they use being the forearm and backhand. They have done a great job and demonstrated our school values of respect, achievement, teamwork and responsibility whilst out of school grounds.
The year 3 &4 students have been hard at work creating drawings that depict the changes in the seasons. They created artworks that change when viewed from different angles. They have done an amazing job with their drawings and should be extremely proud of them. Here are some examples form 3 D.
This term we are creating artworks that are exploring the changes in the seasons. We will be creating artworks that can be viewed from different angles to represent the different seasons. Keep watching for our awesome work.
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.
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)
Students have begun their AFL program and ACPS are very lucky to have Zach from the North Melbourne Football Club running the program for our Year 4 students.
Our Year 3 students will be taking part in the same program, with Miss P and Mr Muscari running the AFL skills an drills. Students ‘unpacked’ what AFL meant to them, by recording their prior knowledge and showcasing their recordings with the class with a ‘sports gallery walk.’
Students were treated like artist by holding their recordings and class walked from student to student observing their work.