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Rugby Gala Day 2916

On Thursday 31st August, 62 of our Year 5/6 students competed in the annual Rugby League Gala Day at Westall Primary School.

When we arrived, each team (Girls Tag A, B & C teams and Boys Tackle A & B teams) and Boys got together and were trained by members of the Melbourne Storm before the competition began.

After the preliminary rounds, the two boys teams finished on top of the ladder and therefore played off in the Grand Final. After two hard fought games, the boy’s teams both were runners up.

The girls A tag team also finished on top of their pool. The girls B team finished second in their pool which meant these two teams had to play against each other for the right to play in the Grand Final. After a very even game, the A team won.  Then in the Grand Final, after another evenly played game, the girl’s team were runners up.

All the teams demonstrated sportsmanship and determination. They represented the school well! Congratulations!!!

We owe a big thank you to Mrs Crilly for organising training sessions, the teams and allowing us to go along to compete against other schools. Also, thanks to Mrs Medina, Mrs Anna, Mrs Kapsalis and Miss Carlson for coming along and supporting the teams.

We all had a great day!

Girls Tag A Team

Girls Tag B Team

Girls Tag C Team

Boys Tackle A Team

Boys Tackle B Team

Animal Research Reports & Google Drawing Avatars

This term, we have been learning about Endangered Animals. We visited Healesville Sanctuary. This was where we encountered many Australian animals that are currently threatened or endangered.
We chose one of these to be the center of our research.
We were each given a grid to begin our planning. We jotted down information or keywords we came across whilst researching.
We then worked on writing paragraphs and understanding the structure of an Information Report.
We each write a Report about our chosen animal. We also used Google Drawing to create an Avatar of the animal. W
Check out our hard work!

Healesville Sanctuary

On Monday 1st May, the 5/6 level traveled to Healesville Sanctuary to introduce this terms inquiry unit.

We were introduced to some of Australia’s most endangered species.
We got to have close-up encounters with some of them too!
One of the Sanctuary’s rangers told us what we can do it help endangered species.

Which was your favourite animal? Why?
What was something you learnt whilst at Healesville Sanctuary?
What are some of the things we can do to support endangered species?

Did you enjoy the day? Why? Why not?

Congratulations!!

Congratulations to the Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball and Boys Tennis teams for making it through to the Semi-Finals for Inter School Sport.

It was a tough morning. The Girls Basketball team and the Boys Tennis team tried their hardest to make it into the Finals but their competition was just that little stronger.

Whereas, the Boys Basketball team won their Semi-Final game and made it into the Grand Final. It was a tougher game than their first. They tried their best and worked well as a team but unfortunately, they didn’t win. They came runners up in the Noble Park District.

We would like to congratulate all students who made it to the semi-finals and finals! It was great to see you all work as a team, show great team spirit and sportsmanship!


Girls Basketball Team 

Boys Basketball Team 

Boys Tennis Team 

Beach Day

Friday saw the whole school head to the beach for a picnic.

We spent the day working through the following activities, free play, parachute, vortex & frisbee flying, sand sculpture, beach games, lunch, relay races and we even got to meet the Life Saver.

We had a great day!!!

What was your favourite part of the day? Why?
If you had the opportunity to change anything, what would it be? Why?

Phillip Island Camp

Last week we traveled to Phillip Island for our school camp. We went as part of our Systems and Relationships unit.
It was a busy 3 days with the pelican feeding at San Remo, on-site activities (archery, giant swing, flying fox, free time, low ropes, climbing wall, trampoline), a visit to the Phillip Island Wildlife Park, a visit to Churchill Island, a walk along the Nobbies, seeing the Little Penguins come up the beach/boardwalk and lots more.

Here are just a few photos from the Wildlife Park.

 

What did you enjoy about camp?
What was your favourite thing? Why?
If you had a chance to change anything what would it be and why?