Monash Science Electricity Incursion

Today we were lucky to have Sally come in to begin our Science unit about ‘Electricity’. She managed to teach us as much she could about electricity in ONE hour!
Sally taught us about volts, batteries, voltage, currents, circuits, insulators and conductors. We were all given the opportunity to create our own circuits – a basic circuit, series circuit and parallel circuits!
We then got to add buzzers, fans and switches to our circuits.
Sally explained that some things can be insulators and others can be conductors of energy. We explored a number of materials and identified whether they were insulators and conductors. Did you know that potatoes, apples and lemons are conductors???
Lastly, we got to use a ‘device’ that enabled us to experience what it feels like to be electrocuted! Lots of us found it difficult to keep our fingers on the buttons for too long!
Have a look at the photos and let us know what you think.

What did you learn from Sally at our incursion?
Did you enjoy the experience? Why? Why not?


Life Education Van

Over the past few weeks, our school has been fortunate to have the Life Education Van visit.

The year 5/6 students participated in a one and half hour session with Pheobe. The program was called, ‘It’s Your Call’.

We learnt about decision making including consequences. We learnt that we need to consider all information to make an informed decision.

Pheobe then taught us about Drugs. She taught us that there are legal and illegal drugs and some that even fall into the two categories. We got into groups and discussed the negative and positive effects that some of these drugs have on different people’s bodies. We then classified a range of drugs into legal and illegal drugs.

Towards the end of our session, we got to meet the Life Education Van’s mascot, Harold the Giraffe. We loved his humour and a few of us even got to pet him.

What a great time had by all!


What did you learn?
Which of the activities was your favourite? Why?
Did you enjoy yourself? Why/Why not?

Coach Approach

Last week the Year 5/6 students were involved in a 2 hour incursion run by Coach Approach.
We participated in Taekwondo, Soccer, Touch Football and Hip Hop dance.
Each of the rotations were great and run by elite Athletes. It was a fantastic morning with fun had by all of us!

Monash Science Incursion – Electricity

This week, Sally from Monash Science visited the 5/6’s to teach us all she knew about Electricity.

We looked at Parallel and Series Circuits and experiments with items to find out which ones allowed electrical currents to pass through.

What did you learn?

What was your favourite part of the incursion?

COACH APPROACH – Keeping Kids Active

Coach approach aims to promote sports to school children.
They have a team of awesome coaches who gave experience and many years excelling in Olympic and Commonwealth, National and State competitions.

We were fortunate enough to have the Coach Approach team visit our school last Thursday. We participated in Circus activities, Taekwondo, Ultimate Frisbee and Dance.


What was your favourite rotation and why?
What did you learn from participating in the Coach Approach program?
Did you have fun? Why/why not?



The Power of One

Today our school watched and some of us participated in ‘The Power of One’ performance. The aims of the performance is to learn about the different types of bullying and the ways we can prevent bullying from happening in our lives. It also gave us tips on how to stop bullying if it is happening to ourselves or to someone else.

The three types of bullying that we learnt about – Physical Bullying, Exclusion Bullying and Cyber Bullying.

The people involved when someone is being bullied are – the Bully, the Target and the Bystander.

What did you learn from the performance?
In the performance who was the most guilty and why? (the Bully, the Target or the Bystander)
What should you do if YOU are being bullied?
What should you do if you see someone else being bullied?
Explain why the Bully and the Bystander are equally at fault?