Term 3 is the term for athletics

We have our athletic trials on Thursday the 3rd of August at Willinda Park in Greensborough. From that day we choose our team to represent us at the District Athletics on Tuesday the 19th of September.

Earlier this year I was lucky to attend the Nitro Athletics as part of some professional development I was doing on athletics.

 

I was very impressed by the skills on show, especially by this person you might recognise: USAIN BOLT!!!!

Rome Update

Yesterday, I saw the papal address and visited Domus Australia. Domus Australia is an amazing church. it has been renovated and is now a church for Australian visitors. The renovation has given the church an Australian theme with small altars dedicated to Mary MacKillop and Archbishop Daniel Mannix. The painting below is a depiction of the first Catholic Mass in Australia. At that time, it was considered an illegal gathering. From this first gathering, our faith community has grown so much. Domus Australia serves as a reminder of when we visit or move to another country how important faith is to our identity. 

     

Irises by 5/6

The National Gallery of Victoria has an exhibition by Vincent Van Gogh on display until July 12th called Van Gogh and the Seasons. The 5/6 students have recently looked at recreating a painting from 1889 by Vincent Van Gogh called Irises. They thought about the painting in sections- foreground, middle ground and background. They drew lines and shapes with black oil pastel and began to paint their work to create an effect of texture. We will continue to work on this in Term 3.

Lego Club

This was the last Lego Club for this term. It will return next term. On behalf of the team, I just want so say big thanks to everyone for supporting Lego Club. We could not have done it without everyone’s’ support.

Here are the top three Lego creations from today’s Lego Club.

Alex (3/4 BM)

David (5/6 M)

Eamon (Prep L)

 

Student News

Yesterday was inter-school sports. Here are the results: 

Here are the soccer players after a very successful day.

  • Tee-ball: 3 wins and 1 loss (with only 6 players)
  • Soccer (Mixed): Came 3rd overall
  • Soccer (Girls): Came 2nd (Losing the Grand Final)
  • Netball (Mixed): 2 wins and 2 losses
  • Netball (Girls): Came 2nd (Losing the Grand Final)

YEAR 5/6 EXCURSION: TREASURY BUILDING & PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Today we went to the Old Treasury Building and Parliament House. The Old Treasury was designed by nineteen-year-old architect  JJ Clark.  It is a grand building showing the wealth that was in Victoria during the Gold Rush Years.  This is one of the rooms we saw.  We also went to Parliament House where the Laws that affect Victoria are made and are passed.  We learnt about the two houses- The Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council.  

We had a great time and learnt a lot about our history!

We would love to hear your thoughts about the laws we have. Did you know that anyone can suggest that laws should be changed or introduced?  Is there a law that you think we as Victorians should have? We would love to hear your opinions. Please post here! 

Measurement!

In prep we have been learning to measure how long something is!

First we need to estimate, which means to have a clever guess about how long you think it will be (Eamon).

Next we need to make sure we start at the EXACT same spot (Paris).

We need to make sure we have no gaps or no overlaps (Jack)!

Have a look at us measuring objects around the room! 

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Agamograms by 3/4

The 3/4 classes have been busy creating two art pieces and “morphing” them together to create an “agamograph”. You view this work from both sides so you can see each individual piece. There were lots of “wows!” when the students realised how it all came together. This work is inspired by the artist Yaacov Agam, who is known for his optical and kinetic art. 

Various media were used as well as the techniques of drawing lines and folding. A great deal of persistence to complete this task was also required. Well done to the 3/4 artists!

 

 

Confirmation!

The year 6s from St Charles and St Kevin’s were “confirmed” into the Church on Sunday. I was in the choir for the 2 pm mass and we sang lots of songs. The year 6s from both schools read at Mass. They all did very well in projecting their voice. Well done to all of the year 6s who made their Confirmation. 

Comment what your favorite part about confirmation was.

Parish of Templestowe celebrates Confirmation

What a wonderful day it was for St Charles Borromeo and St Kevin’s, joining to celebrate with the Templestowe Parish the Sacrament of Confirmation. Monsignor Greg Bennet celebrated with Father Gerry this wonderful Sacrament.  We congratulate all candidates and their families for making this commitment in our Catholic church. We pray for all of these young people as they decide how to use the Gifts and the Fruits of the Spirit they received at Baptism. 

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What message would you give these young people?  Post your messages here!
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Nation Builders

This week’s Nation Builder is William Cooper.

William Cooper fought for indigenous rights. He believed that Aboriginal people should be represented in Parliament. He spent most of his life near the junction of Murray and Goulburn rivers. William Cooper died in 1941, a few years before, most of what he fought for was finally achieved. He inspired a generation of leaders like Sir Doug Nicholls. 

 

If you want to find out more about William Cooper click the website below;

http://www.vic.gov.au/aboriginalvictoria/community-engagement/leadership-programs/aboriginal-honour-roll/2011-victorian-aboriginal-honour-roll/william-cooper.html

 

5/6SC CAMP REFLECTIONS

We wrote our reflections about camp. Some of our thoughts are about the activities we did, the challenges we had, what we learnt about ourselves and our friends. Even though we thought camp was awesome, some of did feel that some activities were better than others.  Why don’t you read our reflections and really find out what we thought! 

Click here to view the Google Doc.