What a great way to finish the term with a day full of activities celebrating NAIDOC week. Thanks to the Millibah Dance group from HSPA for joining us and to Miss Chapman for organising the event. Students enjoyed learning some Awabakal language, dance, boomerang art and face painting. Have a look at the photos below!
Friday 22 June, was World Rainforest Day, which was all about a collaborative effort to raise awareness and encourage action to save one of Earth’s most precious resources… our rainforests. A major environmental issue is the unsustainable production of palm oil. Health Ministers from each state and territory met last week to make decisions about whether there should be laws about labelling palm oil in our food. Our class wrote letters to our minister to persuade him to make this mandatory. At our assembly. our top 3 most persuasive letters were shared by Archie, Will and Emma. Congratulations to Emma, whose letter was voted as most persuasive. You can read our letters below.
Students have created some amazing sizzling starts for this month’s Touchdown School Magazine Writing Competition. The challenge was to write the opening to a story beginning with the line ‘If only I’d listened to Mrs Scruttlescromp…’ and they also had to use the following 10 words: scales, monster, dreary, ammunition, slimy, hissed, sunlight, complexion, farewell and clouds. Have a read of our work by clicking on the links below. Enjoy!
This week we are celebrating NAIDOC week. Thank you to Miss Chapman for organising a range of wonderful activities for each day of the week. Students did a great job designing and decorating a circular scale for our rainbow serpent which is going to brighten up the stage in front of the canteen next term.
Well done to all of our Children’s University students who attended the Campus Open Day on Tuesday. We had a great time exploring the uni and taking part in lots of great activities including sport, architecture, psychology and environmental science. A huge thank you to all the wonderful parents who came along and got involved.
This afternoon we had a screening of the Stage 3 Claymation films that our students have been working on in Art Cave with Jane and Alex. Students worked in groups to create a short animation of 15 seconds in length, using different backdrops, clay, playdoh, and other props. Students used the stop-motion animation technique of taking 5 frames per second, then playing the images in order to create the sense of movement on the screen. Some groups even went beyond that and added sound effects and music to their short animations. Below is a compilation of all our claymation films.
Earlier this term, students in the OC worked on a film project for this year’s Choose Maths competition. The project involved creating a short 3-5 minute film based on the theme ‘Our World Needs Maths’. Films had to explore this concept and include a mathematical operation/problem and mathematical language. Have a look at their fantastic efforts below!