Today in ICT we had a go at typing on the Chromebooks. We are learning to type sentences. It was excellent to see the Foundation students independently logging on and typing. Well done 👍🏽
In Foundation I, we have been learning about Jesus’ life and reading Jesus’ miracle stories in the Bible.
This week, we acted out the parable ‘Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand’ for our Parish Gospel reflection.
Today the wonderful new Foundation students started school!
We all had a fantastic day on our first day. We visited Mr Thomas in his office and he let the new Preps sit on his chair. It was so much fun.
Yesterday we had lots of new faces join us in the Foundation classroom! It was wonderful to meet all the new Foundation students who will be joining us at St Charles next year.
Everyone had lots of FUN on the first orientation morning to welcome the new Foundation children. We played with toys and also read the book ‘Mix it up‘. We then had a go at a rainbow experiment and made our own rainbow cloud to take home for Mum and Dad! We can’t wait for our second orientation morning next week.
Today at the 1/2 Level Assembly, the whole school participated in a brain break. We love brain breaks in Year 1/2! Try this one at home with your family.
We are having so much fun with our Book Week activities this week!
Today the Foundation and Year 1/2 students created their own Mopoke class book. They loved the book Mopoke by Phillip Bunting so much that they thought of their own Mopokes.
Some ideas of new Mopokes are; Dogpoke, Pizzapoke, Dancepoke, Rockstarpoke and funpoke.
In 1/2IM we have been having SO much fun in reading. We have been reading Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey for shared reading this week. We really enjoy the humour in this book! The characters in the story are Pig and Trevor. We completed a character profile on each character. There are many other books in this series; Pig the Winner, Pig the Elf, Pig the Star and Pig the Fibber.
Which book in this series is your favourite?
Today our whole school spent the morning learning about our school 3 B’s.
We made a bee with our buddy and we acted out some of our behaviour expectations from our bee matrix. It was a fun morning! Thank you to Maximillian and Caitlin, our amazing Vice Captains who helped lead the day.
The 1/2 students have enjoyed the MAT program this term. In the final lesson, the students got to break files! They have been working towards building the determination needed to break the tiles. Well done 1/2’s!
Today the Year 1/2’s visited Ruffey Lake Park for our Inquiry learning unit. We explored the park. We went on a bush walk, observed animals in their natural habitat, found mini beasts and built a park! Thanks to the amazing parent helpers who were wonderful today. We will all have a good rest tonight after a very hot day.
Today we had a new student join us in 1/2IC! Can you spot him? He was working very hard to write his prayer to God about our environment!
In 1/2IC we are enjoying the MAT Program (Martial Arts Therapy). Today we have been learning how to focus on our breathing. Focusing on our breathing can help us to control our emotions.
In our InquiRE unit we read the story ‘Letters to Pope Francis’ which is a collection of letters to the Pope from children all around the world. We the wrote our own letters to Pope Francis asking him questions we were wondering.
In 1/2 we have been learning about Measurement in Maths! We selected our measurement tool of choice and then measured our friend. It was so much fun!!
In 1/2 we have been so busy learning all about numbers! We have been learning how to order two and three digit numbers. Maths is so much fun!
Today the Year 1/2 level visited our school Multipurpose Room to view the impressive FIRE carrier artwork on display. The Canvas art is a collection of artwork from FIRE carrier schools. The exhibition is on at our school until Friday before it moves to another FIRE carrier school. We were in awe of the amazing artwork!
Today we celebrated Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the day before the start of Lent. On Shrove Tuesday, people feast before fasting for the 40 days of Lent. Today we were so lucky to be able to have some delicious pancakes cooked by some wonderful parents!
In 1/2IC we learnt a Pancake Poem and we came up with actions for each line.
How did you celebrate Shrove Tuesday?
Today our school community celebrated the beginning of our year together at mass with Father Gerry.
It was wonderful to see so many families join in this special occasion.
Our brilliant SRC Leaders received their badges and our AMAZING prayer cloths were presented.
Today in 5/6I we have two new teachers; Miss C (Imogen) and Mr M (Isaac). Both Imogen and Isaac chose to save and combine their bee reward charts to select the reward ‘teach the class for the day‘. Some of the activities they have planned are; macbook time, a sport lesson and mindfulness colouring.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in 5/6I!
This morning the Year 5/6 level led our Advent reflection. The second Advent candle was lit and this candle is called the ‘Bethlehem candle’. This candle reminds us that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. This candle is purple which reminds us that it was king who was born in a manger.
The Gospel was about John the Baptist preaching a message in the desert. We reflected on what this means for us today. The following questions were reflected upon;
The Year 6 students are enjoying Kate Wilde’s secondary school transition workshop. The discussion that Kate opened the workshop with was about; things the Year 6 students are looking forward to next year, things that are worrying them and the things they will miss about primary school.
This week in ICT we have been lucky enough to have a go with the spheros! 5/6I enjoyed measuring, programming the sphero and using problem solving skills to get the sphero between the chairs. Thanks Mr C for an engaging and fun lesson!
On Sunday 23rd October the Year 6 students were filled with the Holy Spirit at their confirmation. Each confirmation candidate chose a saint as a person they admire for how they lived their life and would like to be like. After our Confirmation workshop some students were inspired to select a saint that they believe show similar qualities to them. Each student created a poster on their chosen saint.
Today the Year 5/6 Level participated in an AWESOME incursion from Wild Action Zoo linked to our Inquiry topic. Have a read of 5/6I’s reflections!
Yesterday the Year 5/6 students were lucky to have Mr Thomas come in and teach them about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. We also discussed the Pentecost story and the key messages in this significant scripture passage. The seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit are; Understanding, Wisdom, Knowledge, Piety (Reverence), Fear of the Lord (awe and wonder in God), Counsel (Right Judgement) and Fortitude (Courage).
Mr Thomas asked the students to reflect on the following questions;
The Year 5/6 students have been busy preparing for The Long Walk this Thursday. We had a discussion about the significance of The Long Walk and explored Michael Long’s achievements.