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Night Life Rocks

Night Life Rocks

Night Life finally arrived and the Grade Five’s could not contain their excitement for one more moment. Mr Webster had transformed his classroom into a light flashing, bubble popping, disco rocking, dance floor. For those learners who needed some fresh air and a bit of peace and quiet, another classroom was home to games and a movie.  The teachers were[Read More…]

by May 9, 2012 Grade 5
Nightlife

Nightlife

We never had Nightlife when I was at school. Wow, what an event. Moms and dad could have the evening off after dropping their children at school. They then spent three hours just having a good time, with their class teacher. Each Grade 4 class had a different theme for the night. The children could move between classes to get a bit of variety. There was a Disco theme, with bubbles[Read More…]

by May 9, 2012 Grade 4
Family Tree projects in Grade One

Family Tree projects in Grade One

The Grade Ones have been very busy preparing for their family tree projects.They have had a productive few days putting together their masterpieces. The coke bottle and sand formed the base of the tree. The sticks and branches were for their photos and decorations. The children were very excited and worked hard to complete their trees. They all look beautiful![Read More…]

by May 9, 2012 Grade 1
pajama party time!

pajama party time!

On Friday 4 May we had our first Pajama Party of the year. This was a new experience for many of our Grade One’s. There was a buzz of excitement in the classrooms as the children arrived with their torches, bedding and snacks. Each teacher hosted a station and the children rotated between them. Mrs February played a quiz, Mrs[Read More…]

by May 9, 2012 Grade 1
Happy Birthday, Howard Carter!

Happy Birthday, Howard Carter!

Howard Carter might not be a name recognised by many people, but he was a real-life Indiana Jones.  Born on 9 May 1874, his greatest archeological achievement was discovering the tomb of the 14th Century BC Egyptian pharaoh,Tutankhamun. Born in London, from an early age Carter was interested in Egyptology and archeology.  From the age of 17 he was involved[Read More…]

by May 9, 2012 Social Science
The highlight of my week

The highlight of my week

Over the past few weeks Mr Keller and I have visited a variety of classes to observe the progress of digital teaching and learning in our group of schools. Today’s visit was particularly close to my heart as we visited a Grade One class – my ‘comfort zone’ for 25 years! The Grade One’s are exploring their roots and were[Read More…]

by May 8, 2012 Curriculum
Night Life in Grade 7

Night Life in Grade 7

Grade 7’s enjoyed the variety offered at Night Life. Loud music, a smoke machine and flashing lights created an amazing disco vibe. If the music got too loud they could have a good laugh in the “Movie House” as we sat back and enjoyed Mr Bean and his antics. The energetic gravitated to our “Games Room” challenging friends and teachers[Read More…]

by May 8, 2012 Grade 7

Slowly, slowly catch the monkey.

The Grade 4 to 7 classes are still working steadily on their projects. There are some beautiful results, especially among the Grade five’s who are working on a complex artwork that is growing organically as they move through it. (i.e.  we are making choices about what to do as we get to the next step as apposed to having a[Read More…]

by May 8, 2012 Creative Expression
A, E, I, O, U and Diphthong?!

A, E, I, O, U and Diphthong?!

We all know there are five vowels: A, E, I, O and U.  That’s not to say there are only five vowels sounds.  Each vowel stands for a minimum of two sounds; a short (cat) and a long (cake).  All in all, depending where in the mouth the vowel sound originates, there are at least 20 vowel sounds. Also, there[Read More…]

by May 8, 2012 English
Senior Art Club delivering beautiful work

Senior Art Club delivering beautiful work

Michele Davidson is doing an incredible job with the Art Club this term. The students are being challenged and responding by delivering art work of a high standard. The senior group are combining self portraiture with symbolist art.  An introduction on symbolist art and the symbolic function of colour was discussed.  They are using Frida Kahlos’(a prominent Mexican Artists) self-portraits[Read More…]

by May 7, 2012 Sport