IB Corner

Prep P won a prize to work with Mr Branson. We used the exciting programmable Bee-bots for the first time. Mr Branson showed us how to program the little robots to move forward, backwards, left or right. Prep P students were using the Learner Profile, Thinker to solve problems.

“On Wednesday, we used Bee-bots. We had to think about which buttons to press to make them go. We had to do a lot of thinking to make sure the Bee Bot went to where your partner said. We both were really good with the Learner Profile, Thinker”. Ben and Daniel

“Wow! I was really happy when I solved my partner’s problem and made my Bee-bot move to a flower. I was a Thinker because I could solve the problem. It is important to think different things all the time because if you keep asking questions you end up knowing lots and lots of things”. Seth

“I liked the Bee-bots when I played with them, they were a lot of fun. We had to try and make the Bee-bot move to the flower and then Mr Branson asked me to get the Bee-bot to the number 2. I was successful because when I was thinking I decided to count and put my finger on the square and then I pressed the button correctly and solved the problem. I was a fantastic Thinker. I got to the flower a lot of times”. Chloe

Archaeology Dig Expo

On Monday, the year 6s presented their completed P.B.L to the community. It consisted of an archaeological journal, a booklet and an oral presentation of what we learnt about Australia’s history. We started the day by bringing tables into the gym and setting them up with our artefacts. We practiced the presentation with the group in front of us so we were prepared for when we started the expo. It was great to see so many people from the community come and celebrate our learning. The best part was sharing what artefacts we discovered and explaining what they were, and also sharing what we learnt about Australia’s history. A special thanks to Emma Oliver, Dan Rosendahl and the teachers for making it possible.

From William Garland and Marcus Butcher.

Take a look at the gallery for photos from the beginning to the expo.

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Prep PBL

Last Friday, the Preps celebrated their PBL ‘Ways we express ourselves through The Arts.’ They enjoyed dancing and singing at the Assembly. The song, ‘I can sing a Rainbow,’ was also performed using sign language. This demonstrated the Learner Profile of ‘Communicator’ that we have been learning about. After the performance, parents and carers came back to the rooms to view a display of Art the students had been working on. It was great to see so many parents enjoying their children’s learning!

Preps Visit the Art Centre

As part of their PBL study ‘How to Express Yourself,’ the Preps attended the performance of George’s Marvellous Medicine,’ by Roald Dahl at the Arts Centre. The children were very excited about going on the bus and visiting the theatre. The performance was awesome and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. There was lots of sound and light effects and squeals of excitement.

State Trials

Interview with Charlie Cook

Where did you train when you tried out?

Trinity Grammar in Bulleen, which is part of Melbourne.

How long did the training session last for?

The training session lasted 4 hours.

What did you do at the training session?

We played 3 matches and did lots of drills.

What did you enjoy the most?

I enjoyed the challenge and experience of training with the best primary school footballers in Victoria.

Did you make the team?

Unfortunately I didn’t make it, but it was lots of fun trying out. 

Friendship Zone

Friendship Zone – Our Term 2 RREP leaders are doing a wonderful job in the friendship zone, children can go to this area during lunch and will find many great activities being run by these leaders. The friendship zone is a place that every child can go to when they need a break from the playground, want to make new friends, or simply to dress up, play games and have fun.

Sunrysia Division Cross Country

On Tuesday, 27 students represented Mildura West at the Interschool Cross Country. All the students did an amazing job and were great representatives of our school. 5 students finished in the top 10 qualifying for the next stage of competition in St Arnaud. Mohammad Ehsani came 2nd, Ali Ehsani came 3rd, Summer Roberts came 4th, Kayla Higgins came 5th and Kael Purdue came 6th. Congratulations to the 12/13 year old boys who were the champion team in their age group. The boys got a ribbon and received a plaque to bring back and proudly display at school,  Awesome effort by all that competed.

NAPLAN Grade 3 & 5

The NAPLAN tests will be conducted next week for students in Years Three and Five. Students will sit tests on Language Conventions (Tuesday 15th May), Writing (Tuesday 15th May), Reading (Wednesday 16th May) and Numeracy (Thursday 17th May). The children should remember they can only do their best and that is all anyone can ask. You can help your child by ensuring they have had a good night’s sleep, breakfast and time to play in the morning. For further information, please see the flyer sent home with all students in Years Three and Five.

Homework

By now your child has brought home an outline of this term’s Homework Expectations. We have included these expectations in case you haven’t accessed this information.

We are really encouraging our students to take responsibility for their Homework & we hope that parents/carers do so too.

To encourage this we have been offering some exciting Homework incentives.

This term we will be having the inflatable castles on the oval during the last week of school. Children who have met the Homework Expectations will be able to take part in the activities.

If you have any questions about this please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or myself.

Prep
Read for 35 nights every term and return a signed diary to the classroom teacher.
Grades 1/2
Grade 1/2s are expected to read for 35 nights and complete 7 weeks of maths homework.
Grade 3/4
Read for at least 28 nights and record in homework book, complete maths homework each week & hand in homework folder each Friday
Grade 5/6
Read each night and complete a reading record, maths homework to be completed and handed in each Friday, complete any unfinished PBL or writing tasks

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