Community Helper Visit

This week, students in the Grade 1 and 2 were treated to a special visit from St. Johns Ambulance as part of our Integrated Topic. Students learnt some basic first aid including:

  • What is an emergency and what isn’t
  • What to do for a nose bleed, burn or snake bite
  • What it means to be conscious and unconscious
  • What number to call for an emergency

The session was wonderful and full of real life skills that students may need to use in emergency situations. Students seem to especially enjoy the game at the end and Joel playing an unconscious grandpa! Everyone was sent home with some goodies including a colouring book, a certificate of attainment, and a sticker.

Miss Post

Miss Post is taking part in the World’s Greatest Shave.

Please sponsor her to give Aussie families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support they need. You will also help fund vital research so more people survive blood cancers like lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma.

You may not know it but blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia, claiming more lives than breast cancer or melanoma. And every day another 35 people will be diagnosed.

Click Here to visit my shave page and sponsor $10 today.

 

Visit my Shave Page

 

These funds will ensure someone being treated in hospital gets a personal visit from a highly-trained health professional so they get the extra support they need.

No matter how much you give, it’s an extraordinary way to make a difference.

Help me make the most of my World’s Greatest Shave experience and sponsor me today!

Thank you,

Carmel Post

 

PS – Next time this photo will be of me and my bald head J

Basketball Clinic

Today we got to have a basketball clinic. Mike from the Coburg Giants came to school and taught us some different passes and some new games. We also learnt where different areas of the basketball court are, such as the baseline and the centre circle.

Making Pancakes

Over the past few weeks, students in Grade 2 have been learning about procedural texts. As it can be rather tricky to understand all of the structural features of this text type, students spent some time in class identifying the different features and reconstructing procedural texts into the correct format.

To further expose students to procedural texts and their structure, we decided to make some yummy pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Students were very helpful throughout the session, informing the teachers of exactly what was needed to make the recipe (our ingredients and utensils), the quantities required and the steps involved in the method. Students seemed to thoroughly enjoy the session – especially when they were able to assist with pouring ingredients into the bowl and mixing the pancake batter.

The best part was when we got to choose our own toppings and eat the pancakes we made! They were deeelliiiccciiioouussss!

Cinquain Poems

We have been learning about Cinquain poems in class. Cinquain poems have to have five lines and they don’t rhyme. There are rules you have to follow for each of the five lines.

Here are some examples from our class.

Dogs

Playful adorable

Playing cuddling sleeping

Enchanted sleeper

Spectacular sniffers

Charlotte

I pad

Smooth game

Typing playing gaming

They are fun

Game machine

Adam

JSC Reps

We have voted on the JSC representatives for our grade. It was a very close vote indeed. A big congratulations to Sophia and Jackson, our Junior School Council Representatives for 2017! We are certain you will do a fabulous job!