Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Senior Report - Weeks 7-9

Senior Report, Weeks 7-9

Easter Parade
We have been making Easter bonnets in class getting ready for the Easter Parade on Thursday morning. I got a big box and put it on my head since I’m so good at making hats. Some other people made hats with giant rabbits on them. It’s going to be a fun parade (also look out for the guy with the big box because that’s me.)

Now for a joke.
Q: Why am I so bad at jokes?
A: I don’t know. I really need help with jokes. THE END.
Billy J.

Harmony Day

On Harmony Day we all wore orange to celebrate harmony. There was bows, sunglasses, T shirts, hats and lots more everywhere that were all coloured orange. We all celebrated being together and all our differences. In the end we all got a photo of all of us making the words "Harmony Day!" by standing together. We all had fun working together in groups with from all grades and year levels doing fun activities.
Billy J.

Sports Report
During the past two weeks in Sport we have completed Jump Rope For Heart. The Year 6s ran all of the activities for the whole school. It was a hot day but we got through it and it was all worth it to raise the money for people with heart problems. My heart was definitely pumping! In sport last week we also had our last interschool sport friendly against S.J.V. It was a great day and we all had great results and sportsmanship. That’s all from sport news these two weeks! 

Planks Incursion
On Tuesday we had Green Hats come in for a Planks Incursion. It was AMAZING! Everyone had something amazing to build. Cam told us why he wanted to do what he is doing now. We learnt about friction, how to stabilise a structure and how to make it strong. We did a warm up together to get our brain started before we all started to build ourselves. Overall, my group's tower was amazing and smashing it was legendary. Other designs were towers, beds, baths and even cities.

Riddle: You have a chicken, a fox and a bag of seed that you need to take one across the river one at a time. How do you do it?
Hint: fox eat chicken, chicken eat seed.
Answer: chicken first, then seed, quickly take the chicken back, then take the fox, then chicken.
Andjelka out.

Thursday 29th – Easter Raffle Drawn
Thursday 29th – Last Day Term 1

Monday 16th – First Day Term 2
Wednesday 18th - Cross Country Trials
Wednesday 25th – Anzac Day (PUPIL FREE DAY)

Keep an eye out for more important dates for Term 2 soon!

HELLO! This is Anna! Today I’m writing about two things – Writing AND Reading!
In Writing we have been finishing off and editing our narratives that we have been working on this term. It was REALLY fun writing narratives using all the different things we learnt in class. We loved listening to each other's different stories with interesting characters and sizzling start, but now it has come to an end.

In Reading we have been learning to make informed predictions about the texts we have been reading. We have enjoyed getting to read lots of different books in our Reading groups such as Gizmo by Paul Jennings and The Nimbin by Jenny Wagner. BYE BYE! Until next term!

In Maths we finished our fractions, decimals and percentages unit. We all learnt a lot of different interesting things in our groups. In my group we learnt how to convert fractions into decimals and percentages. We also learnt how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions of all different amounts doing activities with dice and cards. It was super fun. 
Andjelka OUT.


In Inquiry the whole senior school did a mock parliament together. Mr Hardie’s grade was the government, Mrs Windley’s grade was the opposition, and Ms Kruger’s grade was the minor parties/Independents. Students got to be the Speaker, Clerk, Prime Minister, Opposition Leader and all of the representatives. Mr Hardie’s grade successfully passed the no homework bill through our parliament so the teachers decided that there would be no homework in the senior school for a week. We celebrated with our breakdancing Prime Minister Josh.

Q: What happened when the dog went to the flea circus?  
A: He stole the show.
Ethan N. 

In STEM this term we have had 2 project options: an egg cargo drop and a miniature water slide. The egg cargo drop is when you have an egg connected to something that can hold string and the egg, we put it up at a height and let it fall. The goal is to not let it crack and break. The water slide is where you put a mini toy on the waterslide, let it slide down the waterslide and get to the bottom without any water spilling out. My experience with stem has been very fun and I’ve enjoyed working with my friends in my group, and so has everyone else. My group and I are doing the waterslide challenge and we love it. We haven’t had to many struggles but we may soon when we test our design. Remember to come next term as we will have a STEM Gala Day to show off our projects. 

Finally a joke. 
Q: Why didn’t the skeleton go to the dance? 
A: Because they had no BODY to go with.
Alex D.

Planks Incursion

Harmony Day

Government Inquiry

Easter Bonnets

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Senior Report - Weeks 6-7

On Wednesday 7th March the District Swimming Team went to Noble Park to compete against other schools in our district. The swimmers tried their best and had a fun time. Congratulations to Katarina for making division in breaststroke! We’ve started STEM in the Senior School and it’s been really exciting. Plus, the School leadership team have been doing a great job running assemblies.
Ethan N

Green Gang/Marine Ambassador update
On Tuesday the Marine Ambassadors visited OLA for a workshop on teaching children about the importance of the ocean and the animals living in it. At the end of the workshop we were given a dolphin money box for fundraising. We are going to put the money boxes outside the office so that if you’re passing the office and you have spare change you can donate by putting the money in the money box and it will be donated to SR3. It will go towards building Washington’s first marine animal hospital.

Hello!!!! This is the one and only Anna! Today I am doing the reminders so you can remember them and write them down in your brains
Wednesday 21st – Harmony Day
Friday 23rd – Jump Rope 4 Heart
Monday 26th – School Photo Day
Thursday 29th – Easter Raffle Drawn
Thursday 29th – Last Day Term 1
Monday 16th – First Day Term 2
Wednesday 25th – Anzac Day (PUPIL FREE DAY)

Our Reading topic for the past two weeks has been connecting and we have been learning how to make text-to-text, text-to-self and text-to-world connections. My group has been reading Now by Morris Gleitzman then connecting it to events in another book or in our lives. Everyone has enjoyed reading and we have learnt a lot about connecting. Billy.

In Writing these two weeks we have been focusing on narratives. We have been doing character profiles, developing the setting of our story, and working on our problem and solution patterns. We have started writing our stories based on what we have been planning during the last week to make our stories better. Examples of stories  children getting lost in the forest and lots of other stories. That is what we have been focusing on these two weeks and it's been great.
Drew M-R

In the past few weeks in Maths groups we’ve been learning how to concert fractions, decimals and percentages. We’ve been learning how to add with fractions and how to simplify and change the answers to a different form. We haven’t run out of work to do in Maths and we’ve been solving lots of problems. Everyone is enjoying Maths and completing all the tasks. Everyone is putting in their best efforts and their personal best. Alex.

In STEM we have been looking at how to make an egg drop at 3.00 meters by making a contraption so it doesn’t crack during the fall. Some people are building a waterslide that a Lego figure can slide down safely. Our planning skills have gone off the charts pages with pages full of planning so hopefully the egg doesn’t crack! Andjelka.

District Swimming