Project Compassion

Today we had our 10 cent coin trail. Over the past couple of weeks, every class has been collecting 10 cent coins to raise money for those in need.

It was so nice to see so many 3/4s donate their pocket money to such a great cause.

All classes lined up their 10cent coins and then measured the line using a measuring tape.

3/4C’s coin trail measured 14.5m long. Such a great effort!



Well done 3/4s! You all got up and presented information about one of the components of health. It was clear that you all learnt a lot during this unit, as you were able to explain in detail about your chosen topic.
Great to see so many of you speak in a loud, clear voice and engage your audience by asking them questions. It was also fantastic to hear that you practised at home and received feedback from your parents to further improve your presentation.

What did you enjoy most about your presentation?
How did you feel during/ after your presentation? 

The Last Supper

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Today we all met as a year level for Religion and read ‘The Last Supper’ from all four versions of the Bible. We discussed that when we write about an event we all retell it slightly differently. This is the case for the four gospel writers Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as well, they each wrote about the life of Christ but recorded it in their own way from their own viewpoint.

We listened to all four account of The Last Supper and discussed the similarities and differences in each account.

What did you learn from the lesson today? 

Athletics Day

Our annual Athletics Carnival was held on Thursday. We were very lucky that the sun was shining providing a great day for the students competing in the different events.

The day began with sprint races, followed by track and field events (hurdles, shot put, discus and long jump), ending with relay races.

The sports captains did an excellent job motivating their house colour to cheer for their team. It was fantastic to see all students put 100% effort into their events. Many thanks must go to Mr Dinneen for organising the day and for all the parents who came along to help and support the students.

What was your favourite event on the day? 
What did you enjoy most about Athletics Day? 

Harmony Day

21 March is Harmony Day

Our diversity makes Australia a great place to live. Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home.

The message of Harmony Day is everyone belongs, the Day aims to engage people to participate in their community, respect cultural and religious diversity and foster sense of belonging for everyone.

Since 1999, more than 70,000 Harmony Day events have been held in childcare centres, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and federal, state and local government agencies across Australia.

Our Harmony Day celebration began with an assembly at the hall after lunch. The leaders of our school spoke to us about the importance of Harmony Day. It was great to listen to Blake speak to us about his Indigenous heritage, followed by an Indigenous dance by Jemma and Dakota. Everyone sang and clapped along to the song ‘Everybody Belongs.’ It was also great to see everyone get involved in the Bollywood Dancing. Congratulations to ‘white team’ who won!

After assembly all students participated in a weaving activity – ‘1 Million Stars Against Violence’ Students had to watch a video and follow the instructions closely! They worked collaboratively with their peers and in the end made some wonderful stars that we will be sending to Brisbane for the Commonwealth Games.

Thanks Mrs Maelasi for organising the day!

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Recount Writing

Over the past few weeks we have been looking closely at the recount genre in writing.

Success Criteria
To be successful at writing a recount I can:

  • choose an interesting title
  • include an orientation (who was there, when it happened, where it happened, why it happened)
  • write the events in sequential order and give details about each event
  • write a conclusion including a personal comment
  • use paragraphs to seperate sections
  • use words to suggest time passing (time connectives)
  • write verbs in the past tense

Have a read of some of the recounts that were written last week.
Beachtime (1)– Jaine
Latitude (1) – Nikki
Thegreathealthconference– Jennifer
TheHealthConference -Thomas
Healthconfrencerecount (1) -Tracey

What is your favourite genre of writing ?