Glorious sunshine enveloped all of the students today as they either competed for the school in teams in the Summer Lightning Premiership or in the Tabloid Sports back at school. Well done to everyone for their great efforts, especially Rhiannon, Claire, Jessica and Summer who formed the winning lawn bowls team and made my coaching look good!
Please enjoy the following videos showing some of the activities that the students from 6D have been involved in around the school, and then the second video highlights some of the activities from today’s Tabloid Sports.
I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and resting up in preparation for a very busy second term. The City Camp was a huge success with the students enjoying all of the amazing activities and experiencing a taste of life in our state capital. Well done to the students for their excellent behaviour and a big thank you to parents who gave up their time to come along and help out. Thanks also to Mr Beirne and Anna Goss for all of their effort in organising such a fantastic camp.
We don’t have all of the photos in yet, but here is a sample of some of the experiences that the students had on camp.
It’s time to pack the bags and rest up for an early (7.30) start on Monday morning. Three action-packed days lay ahead of the students when they will explore many of Melbourne’s great attractions and experience life in the city. It will be a lot different to other camps that they have been on.
We have started persuasive writing in Literacy which will integrate with the Government Inquiry where the students will participate in debates including a ‘Passing the Bill’ role play. In preparation, the students had a lot of fun engaging in some persuasive arguments on random topics.
Several of the students from 6D enjoyed the glorious sunny weather today down at the Mt Martha Bowls Club. As part of the lawn bowls team, they were fortunate to have some expert coaching in the finer points of lawn bowling in preparation for the Summer Lightning Premiership next term.
It’s great to see so many students honing their musical skills by taking advantage of the music lessons offered at the school. Also well done to students who were fortunate to have been selected to attend Somers Camp. It is so important as they prepare for secondary school that the students take advantage of all the opportunities and experiences that are offered to them.
Well, the term is flying by and we will soon be heading into the city for our fabulous camp. Mr Beirne and Mrs Goss, from the office, have been busy organising everything. Visiting the Shrine, the Old Melbourne Gaol, the Aquarium, Etihad Stadium, Parliament House, riding the Melbourne Star, ice skating, doing a night walk and enjoying watching a movie at the roof top cinema; all in just three days, promises an action packed time for the students.
In class, the students have been enjoying experimenting with electrical circuits during Science. They really enjoy the hands-on activities.
During Maths, we have been revising place-value prior to moving onto addition and subtraction.
Literacy classes have been focused on narrative writing with an emphasis on ensuring that the students use adjectives, adverbs, challenging connectives and engaging openers in their writing.
We have started ‘Power to the People’ in Inquiry, which is a unit on the Australian Government. Some homework tasks will come home soon associated with this.
In relation to homework, please ensure that the student’s diaries are brought to school every Thursday for checking and so that the students can plan for the following weeks.
We had a visit from Dromana Secondary College this week, which was part of the many Transition activities that the students will experience throughout the year.
Congratulations to all of the Year 6 Leaders who spoke so confidently at the whole school assembly. It is not an easy task, and to display such competence is something that they all should be very proud of. For those who didn’t speak, their opportunity will come and I am sure they will all do a fantastic job too.
In very humid conditions on Thursday, the Swimming Sports provided the students with the opportunity to display their aquatic talents. Well done to everyone for their efforts and behaviour.
A big thank you to all of the parents who came to the ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening. It was fantastic to meet you all and give you the opportunity to have an input into your child’s education and let me know of any concerns that you have. For those who missed the evening we’ll catch up soon.
Despite gloomy and cold conditions, after first being postponed, the Beach Carnival went ahead with the students displaying great resilience in the challenging conditions. The game of ‘Trenches’ was a lot of fun and had the student s warmed up in no time as they furiously dug large holes in the sand to conceal themselves as they surged forward to snare the prized hats before being seen by the guards.
Thanks to Mr Sweatman for organising the program and to Mr Beirne and Miss Bell for their culinary expertise in preparing the mouth-watering sausages in bread.
Perfectly still conditions greeted the students as they arrived at the beach, ready for a day full of activities and education. A low cover of cloud ensured that the scorching sun couldn’t make the temperature too hot while still providing warm and pleasant conditions. It was so nice that even the dolphins couldn’t resist having a swim with us.
Here is a short video about our first day of the Beach Program:
Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual, worldwide event held on Tuesday 6 February 2018 to help encourage a better internet, with this year’s theme ‘Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you’. We will be discussing Internet safety at school and reminding students of our school acceptable Internet use agreement, which is signed by families and students upon enrollment at our school. We have a Prep – Year 2 and Year 3-6 internet acceptable use agreement. Copies of the agreement are available in the office foyer and are included below.
All classes will be doing activities to celebrate Safer Internet Day on Tuesday the 6th of February. There are many excellent resources and games for students of all ages and also informative parent information about cyber safety available on the Australian Government Office of the eSafety Commissioner Office website. The school Digital Technologies blog has also a parent page with links to parent information.
Mount Martha Primary School Year 3 – 6 Acceptable Use Internet Agreement
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