On Friday 16th March, the entire school community heading into the Dandenongs to travel on the historic Puffing Billy.
Our class headed to Belgrave Station first. We waited for Puffing Billy… it soon arrived! The excitement set in.
We traveled towards Emerald Lake on the steamy Puffing Billy. Upon our arrival at Emerald Lake, we had our snack. As a class, we then explored the lake’s surroundings. We enjoyed the playground equipment and finished our lunch before it was time to head back to school.
What was your favorite part of the day? Why?
What would you add/change about the day? Why?
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!
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!
During Week 6, the Year 5/6‘s went on camp to Phillip Island. We went for three days and two nights. Whilst we were away, we completed many activities and visited many places on the Island.
We would like to share some of these with you.
What did you enjoy most about camp to Phillip Island?
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 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!
Boys Tennis Team
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?
Here are some short descriptions of our camp experiences..