Lego Club

Hello Everyone, we had a great turn up today at Lego Club today! Here are the top 3 creations!

Lego Club Will Be On Next Week!

 

This Is Alexander L (3/4) Amazing Lego Creation!

Stefan’s (Prep J) Amazing Lego Creation Called ” The Rainbow Wall”

This Is Chloe’s (3/4) And Abigail’s (Prep) Lego Creation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Around the Yard

Hi, my name is Larissa and I am this weeks student photographer. Here is what I saw around the yard today.

 

This is Olivia, Chiara and Alessia having a chat.

Here is Isabella on the monkey bars.

This is Stefania on the monkey bars.

This is Savannah and her friends on the bars.

Nation Builders

Charles Joseph LaTrobe

Charles Joseph LaTrobe was Victoria’s first governor. He was born on the 20th of March in 1801, in London. He was married to Rose Isabelle De Meuron. There are a lot of things named after him, for example, LaTrobe University and LaTrobe Street. Here is how he became Victoria’s first Governor… When Victoria was still part of NSW, he was chosen in 1839 by the NSW government to be the manager of The Port Phillip District. When Victoria separated from NSW  in 1851, Charles Joseph LaTrobe was made the Lieutenant- Governor of the new colony. 

For more information about Charles Joseph LaTrobe, you can go to this website.

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! 

Book of the Week

Hello, my name is Thea and I am in charge of this week’s, “Book of the Week” post!          

The book I have chosen is called “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio. It is a book about a ten-year-old boy named August Pullman. He has facial deformities and he is starting school after being home-schooled. This book gives me all types of emotions including sadness, happiness and shock. It is a great book for anyone who likes a good story about friendships and how young kids support each other. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes emotionally touching books!

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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Around the Yard

Hi, my name is Mercedes and I am this week’s student photographer. Here is what I saw around the yard yesterday.

 

Here is Ava, Georgia, and Elena at the playground.

This is Danielle, Giselle, Max and Summer at the soccer court.

Here is Allegra, Jacinta, Chiara and Sienna

Here is Reyhan, Harrison, James, and Luke.

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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Book of the Week

Hello, everyone. I am this weeks student blogger for “Book of the Week”. So let’s get started.

I have chosen the Tom Gates series because they are short and easy. I read Tom Gates when  I am down because it is a comedy book and it cheers me up.Tom Gates is written by Liz Pichon who has written many other books. Tom Gates is a book about his school life and how he tries to get out of sticky situations.

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

 

Blog Buddies

Hi, my name is Fabian. This week, I am in charge of selecting a blog buddy post of the week.

I have selected “Career Day” which was on Arianna’s Blog. Arianna is from West End Memorial Elementary School in New Jersey, USA.

Arianna’s Blog

 

 

Click on the link to check it out! And don’t forget to leave a comment.

Blog Buddies

Here is our reply to our ‘Blog Buddies’ from Windsor, Canada. Thanks to Aaliyah, Alyssa, Ethan, Fabian, Lucas M and Sienna for working on this. 

Click here to view the video sent by the Year 2/3 class from St Rose Catholic Primary School in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. 

 

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.