Year 5’s are becoming Captains

Hello everyone,

Today the year 5’s going into grade 6 found out what Captain/monitor they are going to be in 2017! Well done to everybody especially Michael (5/6H),Alyssa (5/6C),Dominic (5/6C) and Sienna G (5/6H) who are School and Vice captains! Everyone did a great job and whoever missed out on getting a leadership role you can send an email to apply for another role,

Great work year 5’s!

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Programmers Club

“The Adventures of Pixel Duck” by Jack (3/4S) and Lucas S (3/4S).

This game has been a long time coming. Use the arrow keys to move and try to defeat the ‘EVIL DUCK’.  

The boys would appreciate your feedback.

Here is a musical app created by Elena (5/6 C). Click on a musician and turn up the volume. 

Wrapping up Christmas Presents without wasting paper

In 3/4S we had a challenge to wrap up Christmas presents to save paper. We started with a 3x3x3 cube and problem solved the possibilities of wrapping the cube without overlapping paper. 

Some of us found 9 different ways of wrapping paper without overlapping. We wonder how many different ways you can find. 

It was fun and challenging. Anthony thought it was a little frustrating when you thought it was going to work but it didn’t because it was a reflection of another net. 

Jack thought that once you got into the thinking it became easier to find the combinations. 

Ava and Stephanie thought that working together was a plus. 

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Introducing Miss C and Mr M!

Today in 5/6I we have two new teachers; Miss C (Imogen) and Mr M (Isaac). Both Imogen and Isaac chose to save and combine their bee reward charts to select the reward ‘teach the class for the day‘. Some of the activities they have planned are; macbook time, a sport lesson and mindfulness colouring. 

Miss Cremasco and Mr Mistica marking the roll this morning.

Miss C and Mr M marking the roll this morning.

3/4 Level Carol Singing

Tonight, at St Charles Borromeo, the school community met in the school grounds to watch the students from each level, perform 2 Christmas carols.

The 3/4 Level children sang their little hearts out with much gusto! They sang ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ and ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’.

It was a lovely night, with many families mingling together, sharing food, drinks and loads of conversations. A fantastic way to celebrate our fabulous community spirit!
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Snowflakes 3/4S

For  Maths today we made 6 pointed snowflakes.  We made them out of A4 paper. Instead of having 90 degree angles we had to fold our paper to get 60 degree angles. 

Usually when we make snowflakes we make them with 4 points – this is because we fold to have right angles.

 Can you work out how to fold with 60 degree angles to make a 6 pointed snowflake? 

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Elf on the shelf

We have a very naughty elf at our house. She has been causing lots of mischief such as…                       1. Taking pictures with my camera                             2. Bungie jumping                                                 3. Eating chocolates e.t.c.

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THANK YOU!

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This morning we had a morning tea to say thank you to all our parents and carers who have in some way supported our wonderful school community. If you were not able to partake we just want let you know we appreciate all you do for the staff and children.

Can you spot Mr. Thomas?

Grade Six Awards

It was a beautiful night last night and a big thank you to our parent committee and 5/6 team who put this event together. A special thank you to Fr Jerry and to Ms. Bugno for a lovely mass. This year we had two new awards introduced with our very special Sian Wilson Friendship award. Our two new awards acknowledged academic excellence and great achievements in  sporting and sportsmanship via a nomination to Sports Victoria.  

Our winners for this year are: 

Sian Wilson Award- Nicola & Isaac 

Sports Victoria- Zane 

Academic Excellence- Evelyn & Hayden 

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Advent

This morning the Year 5/6 level led our Advent reflection. The second Advent candle was lit and this candle is called the ‘Bethlehem candle’. This candle reminds us that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. This candle is purple which reminds us that it was king who was born in a manger.

The Gospel was about John the Baptist preaching a message in the desert. We reflected on what this means for us today. The following questions were reflected upon; 

  • What does a peaceful and just world look like?
  • What does a peaceful and just world feel like?
  • What does a peaceful and just world sound like?

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