Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Year 6 Mini Fete

Today we were blessed with amazing weather for the Year 6 Mini Fete. Our goal was to raise funds to go to an international charity. As a grade, we voted to support a charity that would build wells and provide clean drinking water for disadvantaged communities overseas.

The variety of activities that students created was impressive, from the sponge throwing, nerf guns, photo booth and soccer shootout to face painting, cake decorations, paper airplane throwing, hair spray and origami.

As the day went on and the weather heating up the Cold Rock ice creams, Spiders and water balloons became very popular, many students were quoted saying "they didn't feel like they stopped serving throughout the two-hour event"; however, found a great sense of achievement.

We are thankful for the support of the parents and grandparents who helped and the incredible involvement by all the teachers and students from Kindergarten through to Year 6.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Year 6 Teach Me!!

Today all of year six presented our Teach Me projects. The task was to find something to teach to a group of other students in the class and rotate each person every fifteen minutes. There was a whole variety of lessons going around in the classroom including making bath bombs, creating bracelets and making meringue.

My group (Georgina, Caitlin, Emma) made paper cutting craft, decorated cupcakes, built fruit skewers and did some face painting. I enjoyed all of the tasks and I learnt something new from every one.

Abbey P

Today the whole of year 6 had a project called a Teach Me. A Teach Me is where every student decides on a topic or skill to teach another group of students. There was an enormous range from cupcakes to crossbows and balancing books on our heads to holding handstands.

My group learnt how to balance books on our heads from Lucy. This was a really difficult process because first you need to choose the right shape and size for a book and then try to keep still while it is on your head. We also learnt how to form bath bombs. When making them you need to be super careful because most of the products that it consists of cannot be consumed. Aside from that it was really enjoyable to get our hands dirty.

Olivia M

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Earthquake Strikes Year 6

This term we're learning about earthquakes in Stage 3. We've been exploring the causes and effects of earthquakes using various models. We used sheets of paper to represent the tectonic plates, play dough to represent the earth's surface and Lego to simulate buildings. We then moved the "tectonic" plates and observed the effects. Quite devastating!