Art at The Pines

The canvas our school created on the theme of ‘Celebrating Careers’ for 2019 Education Week is now on display at The Pines Shopping Centre outside the Bank of Melbourne. Please go and vote for our beautiful art so that we are in the running for the prize of a $1000 Officeworks voucher.

PIPs- Personal Interest Projects

Yesterday 3/4CA began their first PIP for the year! Personal Interest Projects provide an opportunity for students to investigate a topic, question or wondering of their choice- developing both their research and later their presentation skills.

In order to give the grade 3 students some time to first develop their presentation skills it was agreed that all children would begin by completing their first PIP on themselves- including hobbies, strengths, interests and some amazing facts.The students were very excited to get started! We look forward to seeing the final results!

Programming

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.

Oxfam Walk

I wanted to say a BIG thank you to all the families and teachers who supported my team ‘The Wooden Spoons’ for our 100km Oxfam walk. As a group we were able to raise $4,730!!! We are so happy with the amount we raised because we know Oxfam will be able to use that money to help communities around the world.

The walk started off with beautiful sunshine up in the Dandenong Ranges. We were walking up the hills through the beautiful trees. The longer we walked, the colder and rainier it got! We all put on our ponchos and rugged up to walk throughout the night! Our feet were sore, we were cold and wet, but we all were happy and chatting as we went.  We kept on walking all the next day, we even walked through Westerfolds Park! It was starting to get dark again and we finally made it to Fairfield Boat House! We had family, friends and of course dogs at the finish line cheering us on. It felt SO good to finish and FINALY go to bed! 😴😴😴

Programmers Club

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.