Anzac Day

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 Traditionally, on the 25th April every year, we honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli during World War I.

Throughout the years  it has become a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand – a day which  commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who have served and died in all wars or peacekeeping operations.

The picture below shows Year 6 students James and Isabelle with the Geelong Mayor, Darren Lyons, at the schools’ Anzac Service at Johnstone Park. James and Isabelle represented our school community and laid a wreath to commemorate those who gave their lives to protect our country.

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Year 3 student, Sansa, was moved to write a short story on Storybird to recognise the sacrifice these soldiers made for us.

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Things we should say more often

It’s ‘Back to School’ today and here’s a great way to start the new term.

Kid President is back again too with some more great advice!

As usual, he believes that things we say can help make the world more awesome.
In this movie he shares a list of 20 things we should say more often.

What would you add to this list?

What can you do with a Picture?

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What can you do with a picture?

There are many tools on your own computer that you may never have discovered or known how to use. 

Students were amazed to find so many tools hidden away in the Word and PowerPoint Toolbars, and quickly began learning the skills and experimenting with them to create a range of fantastic artistic effects.

Check out some examples of the amazing effects Grade 6DB have come up with using a range of Microsoft Tools.

Why don’t you try it for yourself!

It’s easy! 

1. Open up a Word Document or a PowerPoint slide

 2. Select and insert an image (Check usage rights if obtained from the web)

3. Begin experimenting with all the Microsoft Picture Tools and soon you’ll be creating some amazing art work too.

Would you like to see more?

Click on the following links or go to the 2014 Class page and you will be able to see what children from Grade 3 – 6 have created.

Grade 3JS    Grade 3KH    Grade 4MA    Grade 4MM    

Grade 5NF    Grade 5SP    Grade 6DB    Grade 6PB

It’s NOT a Box!

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What can you do with a Box?

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Our ICT motto is to ‘Think Outside the Box’ which means to use your imagination and try to think a little differently.

To help inspire our thinking for 2014, each class read the wonderful story ‘NOT A BOX’ by Antoinette Portis, and then the children  showed how imaginative they could be with a box.

The children created their pictures using Microsoft Drawing tools on a Word document and then saved them as pictures.

The slideshow below reflects a sample from each class to demonstrate some of the creative ideas students had.

Would you like to see more?

Click on the following links or go to the 2014 Class page and you will be able to see what children from each class have created.

Grade 1MC    Grade 1YE    Grade 2KT    Grade 2LO    

Grade 3JS    Grade 3KH    Grade 4MA    Grade 4MM    

Grade 5NF    Grade 5SP    Grade 6DB    Grade 6PB

Grade 2 Students Tell Jokes in Class

Well here they are finally!

Grade 2 children have completed their animated jokes and we have posted them for you to enjoy.

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Here are some of the skills we learned.

*  How to to find and save animations.
*  How to insert animations into a PowerPoint slideshow.
*  How to add call-outs and insert text into them.
*  How to add backgrounds or clip art.

We had great fun learning how to create our pictures.

Enjoy our ‘Animated Jokes’ movies created by 2KT and 2LO during ICT classes.

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You can see this work and more by Grade 2 classes on the links below.

Grade 2KT      Grade 2LO     

(Thank you to ‘Heather’s Animations’ for providing the animations for our jokes.)