Pictures from today’s Maths Olympiad preparation session.
The Year 5/6s have been constructing programs where users can interact with it. Here is a traffic light for a pedestrian crossing that Chiara G constructed. Click on the green flag to begin the program and when you are ready to cross, press the grey button on the traffic light pole.
Chiara has also considered visually impaired users by including sounds.
Blog Artist: Sophie L (5/6 MP)
Well done to Flick, Piper, Paige, Elyssia, Steph, Sophie, Aimee and Alex for organising another successful Programmers Club this week. We had Micro:bits on some tables and super big magnets on others for students to explore. Please leave a comment below if you have any suggestions on what we can do next term.
Well done to Flick, Piper, Hannah, Sophie, Stephanie, Paige and Aimee for creating this fantastic display to celebrate Dr Seuss’ birthday.
Today at lunch, we took a look at micro:bits. In a short amount of time, students worked out how to program the little computers to display messages. Thanks to Daniel from the Catholic Education Melbourne’s Eastern Office for loaning the devices to us.
There was a great display of collaboration and problem-solving.
This Tuesday at lunch, Programmers Club will be in the STEM Lab. This week we will be taking a look at micro:bits. Have a look at this video for more information.
Blog Artist: Sophie L (5/6 MP)
Share with us what your favourite Dr Seuss book and/or character is…
– Piper and Flick (Year 5/6)
Due to extremely hot weather and students having to stay inside today, we ran a very special LEGO Club for our prep students.
I had to look twice when I received this message, but a school from a city called St Charles in Missouri (USA) have asked whether we could assist with their survey.
Did anyone know that there is a city called, St Charles?
Congratulations to our Year 6s. Here are the videos from graduation night:
Congratulations to the following students after being elected yesterday by their peers to the following leadership positions:
The year 5/6s presented this week’s Advent liturgy.
We posed two questions to the students, parents and teachers present:
- What can you do during Advent to make a difference in someone’s life?
- What do we receive when we give to others?
Today the year 5/6s went to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Cranbourne. On the traditional lands of Boonwurrung, we were honoured with a “Welcome to Country”. We then got to roam and see a wide array of Australian landscapes, plants and trees. We had a lesson on some of Boonwurrung words, such as ‘Bik’ (which means land). And we got to see and handle tools made and used by the Boonwurrung people.
To celebrate this unique Melbourne holiday, here are some games the 3/4s and 5/6s have made for your enjoyment.
Mia was away today so I will blog for her this week. A big, BIG thank you to Indiana and Alessia P (5.6 M) who are part of Mia’s team and coordinated the collection, judging and the announcement of the winner on the loud speaker.
This week’s winner is Bianca from 3/4CC who created this very real looking burger and fries.
Below is an image of the other art pieces that were entered this week.
Next week’s theme is: people
Thanks to Father Gerry for kick-starting our feast day with a whole school Mass. It was great to see the whole school get into the singing.