Learning Day for Teachers

On Monday our teachers attended a Professional Development Day which focused on skilling up teachers as they work together with students in the world of technology.  Of course the teachers were very excited to receive their own school iPad to assist them in their teaching and very keen to participate in all the learning activities.

ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions.  It commemorates not only the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces at Gallipoli in 1915,  but all Australians who served and died in war.  Many people get up early to attend the dawn service, others attend the ANZAC march and yet others stop to reflect privately on the spirit of the Anzacs, with their qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice.

Our students have been learning about the ANZAC story and its importance in the history of Australia, and some students have created art work or written stories about their thoughts.  Here is a presentation on Book Creator.

 

Old Technology v New Technology

Let’s compare an old rotary phone (used in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s), with a current iPhone.

Children were asked several questions –

  • How does it work?
  • What is the dial for?
  • Can you show me how to call someone? (What is the first thing you do when you want to make a call?)
  • Can you send text messages on it?
  • What else can you do with a rotary phone?

Do you know?

For many of the children it was the first time they had seen such a phone in reality, so there were many different ideas and suggestions made.

When they compared what they knew about an iPhone however, here’s what they came up with.

Which phone would you prefer to have?

Why?

Anti-Bullying Posters

Our Grade 3 children showed support for the National Day of Action against Bullying by creating anti-bullying messages. Here are some examples.

To see more, click HERE.

Art Show

Hands up if you enjoyed the Art Show and all the festivities  . . .
Last week we held a stunning Art Show displaying our creative students’ work and (questionable) staff talents, student entertainers, brilliant face painting and hair coloring, melt in the mouth fairy floss, tasty popcorn, decorated icecream, hot coffee and donuts, a range of cakes and sweets, and of course the mandatory sausage in bread! Congratulations and thanks to all the organisers who put so much effort into planning and preparing the night and to everyone who donated their time or made contributions. And of course thanks to the St Robert’s community who made it such a well attended and special family fun night to remember. Families will now be able collect their children’s art and display them in their homes.

Open Morning

On Friday the children proudly presented their Inquiry projects to their families. There was such a range of ideas for investigation and presentation – from technology to construction and even cooking . . .

Well done everyone – your projects were beautifully displayed and you explained your learning so confidently and in such interesting ways.