Category Archives: 4D

Footy Day Festivities

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. 

Enjoying the ACPS Footy Day were 4D students (from left) Sienna Petrov, Olivia Rendich, Blake Drury and Leandro Sawa.
Enjoying the ACPS Footy Day were 4D students (from left) Sienna Petrov, Olivia Rendich, Blake Drury and Leandro Sawa.

Buddies Learning to Code

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)


ACPS Olympics

It has been a fabulous start to the ACPS Olympics. Every day we have had a new challenge to complete. We scan a QR Code, which represents a different country every day.

We learnt that the Olympic values include – Friendship, Excellence and Respect.

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Day 1 – Australia (How many laps can we complete in 10 minutes?)

Day 2 – Japan (Fitness circuit)

Day 3 – Germany (Play our favourite class game)

We are looking forward to seeing what challenges are next!

Miss P and Mr Muscari.

Footy Fever! AFL Program.

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.’

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  • Follow through with the handball.
  • Aim for your target (player)
  • Keep your thumb on the inside.
  • Don’t punch the ball.
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Great work!

Miss P, Mr Muscari and Year 3-4 students.


Athletics Afternoon

This week we conducted our first Athletics Carnival for our Year 3-4 students and what a success it was!

We ran some traditional events and some fun events as well.

  • Hurdles
  • Zig Zag
  • Baton Relay
  • Tyre Relay
  • Teacher Race – This was a huge hit! Well done to Mr Traill and Mr Borrell on finishing first in the race. Ms Huntly and Ms Rae tried few strategies to distract Mr Borrell 🙂

Students displayed our school values and most importantly achieved their personal best. Here are a few thoughts from the students.

“It was so much fun” “The ribbons are cool” “Can we do this next week?”.

We also need to thank our fabulous House Captains who were supporting our young athletes ensuring they had a successful experience.

A big thank you to our wonderful parents who volunteered their time to help out and also showed their support.

Well done to everyone, we hope to continue the tradition in the near future with more time and events. Please send us some feedback about the day!

Congratulations to the RED team on winning the Year 3-4 House Athletics. We combined the scores from the two carnivals.

Red – 80, Orange – 72, Green – 67 and Blue – 55

Stay active,

Miss P 🙂

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Camp Reminders

We are on the final countdown… 2 more days of school before camp! Just a few final reminders before we head off:

  • All campers MUST be at school between 8.20am and 8.45am on Wednesday morning.
  • Students are to meet at the gym. We ask that everyone says goodbye to their parents before they enter the gym. Once students walk into the gym, parents are asked to drop their bags and sleeping bags off at the front of the school.
  • No suitcases will be accepted on the bus.
  • We ask that sleeping bags are not attached to bags.
  • Please label everything and we mean EVERYTHING
  • Please bring snack and lunch for the first day.
  • Remember to bring a plastic water bottle with you.
  • NO phones, iPads, iPods, DS, electronic devices, Pokemon cards etc

We look forward to an awesome three days at camp with the grade 3/4s

Miss Rae, Mr Traill, Miss Gulden, Mr Borrell, Mr Pearson, Mrs McNamora-Moyle, Mrs Neild, Mrs Patterson 😃


Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge 2016

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Join us and share a love of reading!

 The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and Aitken Creek Primary School is excited to be participating.

The Challenge is open to all Victorian children from birth to Year 10 in recognition of the importance of reading for literacy development. It is not a competition; but a personal challenge for children to read a set number of books by 9 September 2016.

Children from Prep to Year 2 are encouraged to read or ‘experience’ 30 books with their parents and teachers. Children from Year 3 to Year 10 are challenged to read 15 books.

All children who meet the Challenge will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the Victorian Premier and can choose to have their name included on the online Honour Roll. If you would like your child‘s name to appear on the Honour Roll, please return the PRC Parent Consent Form to your school.

To read the Premier’s letter to parents, view the booklists and for more information about the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge, visit:


Education Week in P.E

What a week!

All students from the red group took part in many physical activities and linked their learning to ICT.

We learnt that ICT can play a huge role in P.E by making us better athletes, improving our fitness, improving our knowledge and most importantly keeping us fit and active.

Grade 3-4 students used their iPads to analysis their partner skills. We found out how important it is to provide feedback visually. This will allow us to understand and see where we need to make improvements. Grade 3 students created a small sports report on what they knew about soccer.

The P.E Tech Group continues to work hard. This week we created our own flipped video for our class, using Adobe Voice. We will be sharing our work in week 7. Flipped Video allows students to pre watch what we will be learning in P.E.

Well done to everyone!

Stay active,

Miss P 🙂