Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Senior School Term 2 Weeks 7 & 8

Senior School Term 2 Weeks 7 & 8


Queen's Birthday, Monday 12th June- NO SCHOOL!!
Camp- Please note that final payment is to be made by Monday 12th June and all medical forms must be brought back and given to the class teacher ASAP.
Interschool Sport- Friday 9th June, MPPS Vs Kingswood B at home. Please bring an orange. Members of the football team will be given a jumper to take home and wash as they are getting smelly!!
 Learning and Teaching 
Students have written some amazing Haiku Poems this week. Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry consisting of 3 lines. The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables. The lines rarely rhyme. We thoroughly enjoyed reading their Big Writes where students represented their gratitude following this process.

Students are working hard on their Statistics and Probability projects. They have had to choose a topic, design a questionnaire, survey peers, collect data, draw 2-3 different types of graphs and provide a data analysis statement in order to present their findings to the class. 

STEM: Following on from our Catapult and Fidget Spinners, this time, our challenge is to construct an apparatus that can transport as many marbles as possible across a 3m span. Students are given a list of suggested materials, some will be provided at school, but students are able to bring suitable materials from home if they wish.

Thanks to those families who attended and celebrated our Science and STEM open night in the Senior Building. It was great to see so many students, parents and siblings getting involved in the teaching and learning of our Inquiry topics.