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 😃


The Triantiwontegondalope

imageDuring our buddies session this week, Miss Rae read us a poem about the Triantiwontegondalope. It spoke about a creature that isn’t quite a spider and isn’t quite a fly. After we heard the poem, we had to visualise what the Triantiwontegondalope would look like. We worked with our buddies to create our own Triantiwontegondalopes.




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:



In class we have been learning about BeeBots. BeeBots are a robot that need directions to move. At the end of education week, we had a special day where parents came in to help us with the BeeBots. We created an obstacle course and challenged our parents to get the BeeBots through the course.

From 4C

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 🙂


Sparkle Emotions

This term in 4C, we watched a video about emotions and how people react when they become angry. We made sparkling bottles so when we’re angry, we get to calm down and see all the glitter go down to the bottom of the bottle.

We needed bottles, warm water, glue, and glitter. We had fun, but we also had to shake it and time it to see how long the sparkles or glitter took to settle to the bottom.

Mystery Skype


On May 16th we had a Mystery Skype with a class in Peter Moynes Anglican College, Mindarie (Perth). We had lots of fun and we discovered what city they were in. It was interesting because they were in Australia and everyone went “Ooooooooo” when they said “Yes”. When we got a question right we got another turn to ask a question.

It was very very easy. We had to narrow down their location. We learnt some very interesting things about them and their school. One of the things we learnt was they have 2000 students in their school and only 9 students in their class (they are in a extension class).


We used this map to find out where they were by asking yes or no questions.

By Aarushi, Kashyap and Danieka

Better Buddies Day – Worry Dolls

Recount of the Day
Grade 4A student.
On Better Buddy Day, we went to visit our buddy class 1A and Miss Dincer and she read the book ‘Silly Billy’ by Anthony Browne. We made our own worry dolls because the book told us how when kids in Guatemala have worries they make worry dolls out of little pieces of wood and coloured thread. It was hard because of all the twisting and knotting of thread. We ate snack together.

Book and dolls

Listen to one of our Grade 1A and Grade 4A students read ‘Silly Billy’ by Anthony Browne.

How to Make a Worry Doll
Grade 4A student

1 small pipe cleaner
1 big pipe cleaner
Coloured thread

1. Take a big pipe cleaner and bend it into a small head shape and legs.
2. Twist the small pipe cleaner around the big pipe cleaner to make arms.
3. Get some thread to wrap around and make clothes.
4. Get thread cut into 2cm lengths and tie on the head loop for hair.
5. Get some more thread and wrap around the head for the face.
6. Take your worry dolls to bed and tell each of them one of your worries and put them under your pillow.

Worry Dolls Thread

Worry Dolls Cutting

Worry Dolls Around Neck

You should have a peaceful night’s sleep and wake up with your worries gone!

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