Term 4

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What a busy and eventful year it has been!  A year of many highlights, the biggest being the children and the wonderful learning that has occurred in our Middle Learning Community.

In just this term alone we have had incursions from an Aboriginal storyteller and the Toolbox Drama Group. We have celebrated Japanese Day, Mass with the Juniors, meditation with Mr Greely, Buddy Art work, transition activities and the Country and Western Fair.

Last night we celebrated Christmas Carols and the Grade 6 Graduation Ceremony. This morning it was the End of School Mass and the Passing On ceremonies as the Year 5′s accepted the role as leaders for next year. The children were once again outstanding during these celebrations.

Thank you to everyone for their support and I wish the children and families of St. Brigid’s a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

PS. Don’t forget to practise your reading, writing and mathematics during the holidays children!

Friday 21st of November

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Tomorrow we say goodbye to two of our fabulous community members, Grace and Harry.

We are going to have a picnic tomorrow afternoon, where students can bring their soft toys and sports equipment like basketballs and footballs. Students are welcome to bring a blanket or towel to sit on too.

Time: 2:30pm until the end of the day.

Parents and Grandparents are invited to come along.

Kind regards,

Diesel, Taylah, Renee and Keely Shaye.

School Fair

The School Fair is this Saturday 15th of November from 10am-4pm. There has been lots of information sent out throughout the year leading up to this date; however if you need any further information please ring our office.

Today students brought home a plate so that yummy slices and cakes can be made to sell at the Cake stall.

During students’ art lessons, they have been busy creating fabulous pieces of art that parents can purchase on the day. Here is a sample of some of the 2/3M art!

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There is also a class piece of art that all the students created which is available in the silent auction, which looks fantastic!

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We are very much looking forward to a fabulous day and hope to see everyone there!

 

Inquiry

On Monday, the students participated in an Inquiry morning. Students are working on the Inquiry Unit “Tell me a story”. Focusing on:

What are the different ways we communicate?

What is a story?

How have Aboriginal stories been told?

What Australian stories teach us about the Christmas message?

The Middle Learning Community students were split into three groups, rotating between three stations. One station had a literacy focus, with students reading about the Aboriginal Flag and learning new words. Another station had a mathematical focus, with students identifying symmetry in Aboriginal art work. The final station was a drama incursion with students learning about the famous Dreamtime Story, Tiddalick the Frog. Students learnt about the story, developed their drama skills and turned into some of our famous Australian wildlife!

 

Donations Needed

If you have any material, buttons or wool at home that is not being used please send along to the Senior Learning Centre. In a few weeks we are beginning a very special BUDDY art activity with the Middle Learning Centre and would appreciate any donations. Please contact Mrs. Rose if you have any questions.

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Japanese Day

On Friday students participated in a Japanese Day!

Students:

  • Watched a performance of Taiko Drumming
  • Made Japanese biscuits
  • Learnt about Sumo Wrestling
  • Learnt about traditional Japanese Games
  • Ate sushi
  • Sang Japanese songs

It was a fabulous day and a great way for students to be immersed in Japanese culture to support and help with the understanding of the Japanese language they are trying to learn. A big thank you to Meg Sensei for organising this fabulous day.

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Term 4

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Welcome back everyone to the last term of our 2014 school year! This term we are exploring Communication and the many different ways we do this.

The title :  Tell me a story 

Essential questions:

What are the different ways we communicate?

What is a story?

How have Aboriginal stories been told?

What Australian stories teach us about the Christmas message?

Our religion unit will tie in closely with this as we explore: Our place in God’s Creation”

This week students will be asked to collect items of creation to bring to school from home. Each home group will then set up a creation display area and a sacred space for prayer.

 

Literacy focus:

Reading– Dreamtime stories

Writing- Recount and Narrative.

Spelling– Students will continue to bring their spelling words home each Monday to be tested with their buddy each Friday.

Maths Focus:

Times tables- 2X  5X 10X  3X 4X

Length and Area

Number: Counting, Place value, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division

 

Transition:

This term we are grouping students each Thursday morning into Year levels. Students will be rotating between each of the teachers in a range of oral language activities promoting communication. It is also a valuable time for us to watch the students working together as we consider groupings for next year. If you have any issues or concerns, it may be worth having a conversation with the relevant home group teacher.

A few reminders:

  • Hats must be worn each day.
  • Full summer uniform to be worn by Week 3
  • Please ensure all drink bottles, containers, hats etc. are clearly named. Our Lost Property bucket is growing by the day.

 

A few dates to remember:

Friday 17th October– Japanese Day

Monday 20th October– Drama Incursion

Monday 27th October– Incursion- Aboriginal Art and storytelling with Paul

Tuesday 28th October-Commonwealth Bank Incursion (Financial Literacy)

Thursday 30th October-Junior and Middle School Mass

Monday 3rd November– School Closure Day

Tuesday 4th November– Melbourne Cup

Tuesday 11th November– Remembrance day

Saturday 15th November– Country and Western Fair

Monday 8th- Friday 12th December- Swimming Week

Wednesday 10th December– Carols 6pm

Thursday 11th December– End of Year Mass 9a.m.

Friends

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Dear Olivia, Sienna and Jonty,

We are missing you guys too! We hope you have made some new and good friends. We have a new friend too, called Shivani in our class.

We hope you are having a lovely time in Brisbane. Is it very hot?

From, your 2/3M friends xoxoxo

PS.

Jonty: In Brisbane, are you kicking the footy a lot? From Dylan

Jonty: What cool things are you doing in Brisbane? From Diesel

Jonty and Olivia: How were Under 9s this year? From Tom

Jonty: How many goals did you kick this season? From Harry and Mitch

Sienna: Are you having a great time with your cousins and family? From Charlie

Olivia: Have you gone to any theme parks? From Emily H and Emilia.

Coal Creek

Today we travelled to Coal Creek to conclude our Inquiry Unit of ‘The Good Old Days’. Students got to experience first hand what it was like to live in the good old days. It was a fabulous day!

What was your favourite part of Coal Creek?

A huge thank you to all the wonderful parents who helped assist with this excursion.

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