Thursday, 26 April 2018

Senior Report - Term 2, Weeks 1-2

Senior Report - Term 2, Weeks 1-2

Welcome back everyone!
We have had a fantastic start to Term 2 in the Senior School. We hope you all enjoyed your holidays. We have begun our term with Cross Country and our District Summer Sport Gala Day, with all our students putting in an amazing effort on both days. We are looking forward to an amazing Term 2!

Every Tuesday - No Trash Tuesday! To limit the amount of rubbish at the school, please limit the amount of packaging and attempt to send snacks and lunches in named containers that can be taken home and reused. Thank you!

Monday 30th - District Cross Country

Tuesday 8th - Mothers Day Breakfast
Tuesday 22nd - Italian Day

                                   Italian Day - Tuesday 22rd May, 2018
Ciao everyone,
For those families new (and ‘old’) to Mentone Park Primary School, this is an invitation for your child to attend our Annual celebration of Italian Day and enjoy a day full of Italy-inspired activities and fun!
There will be a Parade in the morning. Children will then be rotating in ‘across grade’ groups during the morning period, followed by a PFA ‘Pizza and Gelato combination’ lunch, if desired, and ending with the day’s reflections in students’ classroom.
Prep children will be looked after by their grade 6 ‘Buddies,’ who will take them to each new rotational activity. Groups will be a blend of girls and boys from all grade levels and approximately the same in number.
What to wear? 
As it is a very special day, children are encouraged to come dressed in Italian-inspired clothing- Italian chefs, Italian food, opera singers, sports people, actors, Ancient Roman soldiers, Gods/Goddesses, Pinocchio, Mario Brothers…Otherwise, simply in the colours of Italy-Green, white and red! Do NOT feel costumes need to be bought. Simple is best.
What to bring?
Sensible footwear for playing in, Play lunchown lunch, if not purchasing the ‘Pizza/Gelato’ combination being ordered through Parents and Friends, and a big SMILE.                                      Any queries, please see Signora Beer

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

Hello Andjelka here

In Reading we have been focusing on Questioning and were looking at thick and thin questions. Thick means look beyond the text and thin means it’s in front of you. We came up with thick and thin questions for our class book and our own novels.
What is the main character’s name? Bob.That’s a thin one.
A thick one is: How would you feel if you were Bob?

In Writing we have been revising our narratives and persuasive writing.

We were looking at the structure of a narrative and how to make our sentences more interesting for the reader. We also have looked over the Oreo structure of our persuasive writing. To make our Persuasive better we have to put our opinion and evidence in it.

For Maths the Senior School has been learning about multiplication in our different maths groups. In our groups we have been learning about composite numbers, prime numbers and factors, and we have been multiplying lots of different numbers

Q: What do you call an alligator with a vest?

A: An investigator.
Ethan N


This term we have begun our new unit looking at Australia’s History and people who have made an impact on our history. We have been able to choose from multiple people or choose our own person of interest. I chose Eddie Mabo, an aboriginal person who has made an impact on Australia’s History. We have been researching at home for homework and researching in the Library at school. 

Now for a joke: 
Why do ghosts like elevators?

Because it lifts their spirits!
Alex D


Hello! This is Anna here and I'm talking about STEM this week.
For STEM, we finally tested our projects!!! We dropped the egg drops, slid mini people down the water slide and had FUN! Lots of the eggs survived, while a few died. All of the inventors had AMAZING inventions though. The water slides got used a lot and the Lego men or marbles they used in the slides had a lot of fun, although some got a bit stuck. In the end, it was a great day. Hope you have had an AMAZING holiday, and hope you have an amazing two weeks. BYE!

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get the other side. 
Why did the piece of gum cross the road? Because it was stuck to the chicken’s foot!