Programmers Club

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. 

Student Leadership

Congratulations to the following students after being elected yesterday by their peers to the following leadership positions: 

School Captains: Hannah and Reyhan. RE Captains: Alexia and Adelle. Great White Sharks: Alexis and Olivia. Green Crocs: Indianna and Mia. Navy Seals: Alessia and Elyssia. Orange Dingos: Chloe and Hudson.

5/6 Excursion

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.

Melbourne Cup Day 2018

To celebrate this unique Melbourne holiday, here are some games the 3/4s and 5/6s have made for your enjoyment.

By Alli (3.4 B). Player 1 press the left arrow and Player 2 press the right arrow. See who can get to the end first!

By Macy (5.6 MAL). Which horse do you think will win? Press the spacebar and watch the horses go!

By Christian T (5.6 MAL). Which coloured horse do you think will win? Press the spacebar and see them fly!

By Hannah (5.6 MAL). Watch the horses thunder down the track. Who do you think will win? Click on the spacebar to begin. Which coloured horse do you think will win? Press the spacebar and see them fly!

Mia’s Junior Artist

Winning art piece for the week from Bianca (3/4 CC)

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

National History Challenge

In exciting news for St Charles Borromeo, both Ethan (5/6 M) and Jacinta (5/6 SC) have progressed beyond the State level to the final National level of judging. Judges in Canberra will now decide the National and State champions. Congratulations to Jacinta and Ethan for making it this far and good luck! We are very proud of both you.