Tuesday, 4 December 2018

The End of the Year


The end of Term 4 has come but the busyness has not ended! The Year 6 students enjoyed a fantastic graduation where they were presented with certificates and enjoyed an evening of dancing. They represented themselves, their families and their classroom extremely well and had a night to remember. Thank you to all of the parents who provided plates and cups and helped out with graduation. I’m sure you are all proud of your children. The very next day, the students travelled to Fremantle to have lunch at the Esplanade Hotel. They looked very impressive in their attire and enjoyed a buffet lunch with an array of foods. It was a wonderful day!

Congratulations to Sophie and Raymond on winning Art awards at the Royal Show. They have done very well and were among a small group of students from Wattle Grove to be awarded prizes. Ms Roberts acknowledged their achievement at the school assembly and awarded them their art work in a beautiful frame. Keep up the great work!

I would like to say a big thank you to all students and parents who have been involved with Room 29 this year. It has been an amazing year that has gone by way too fast. It has been a privilege to teach the students and I wish you a happy and safe holiday!







Monday, 19 November 2018

Term 4

Well done to all the students who participated in the Super Scientist competition. Congratulations to Brooke and TeAtawhai who represented Room 29 extremely well in the Year level finals. TeAtawhai presented a fascinating PowerPoint on optical illusions that was informative and humorous. Brooke displayed her acting skills and engaged the audience whilst discussing Dolphins. Both students should be very proud of themselves.

In class, we have been learning about the government and how laws are made. The students understand that there are three levels of government, all of which have their roles to play. The children made ‘trioaramas’ to depict the information.  We have also learned how a law is made. The students have studied the details from the initial bill proposal, all the way to the Governor General signing the bill on behalf of the Queen. They have worked hard and are doing a great job.

With the weather warming up, we joined up with Room 18 and got into the garden. The students planted seeds, watered flowers and pulled weeds. Mr Petch showed us around the garden and everyone got involved. Well done to all students for getting stuck in and getting their hands dirty. It was a nice to get out in the lovely weather. We hope to venture out into the garden again.

Cameron Eaves







Saturday, 6 October 2018

Wattle Day Walk


To celebrate Wattle Day, the students of Room 17 and 29 went around the community delivering Wattle Day cards. The students worked hard in creating cards that had a positive message for the people of Wattle Grove. The sun was shining and the students enjoyed getting into the community. It was a great way to start spring and share some kindness with others.

Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) is Australia's national flower. The Golden Wattle blooms in spring, with large fluffy, yellow, sweet smelling flower heads. Each Golden Wattle flower head is a bunch of many tiny flowers. Acacias are popularly called Wattle. Since the Golden Wattle is native to Australia's Capital territory, the flower was the obvious choice for the floral emblem.





Monday, 27 August 2018

Federation

This term, as a class, we have been learning about Australian Federation. Federation is an important part of Australian history. Without Federation, we would still have country wide problems, which couldn’t be fixed without unification. Australia is now under one constitution and this was established on January 1st,  1901. Proponents of the notion found the idea pragmatic and logical whereas opponents found it absurd for a variety of reasons. For the past two weeks, we have looked at both sides of the debate that took place in the 1890s and written reports. Ultimately, the nation came together and we are known as the country of Australia.


Thursday, 12 July 2018

Assembly


This term, students in Room 29 have been working hard on poetry. They have been looking at important elements in poetry and how it is used to enhance creative thinking. On the 29th of June, the students performed an assembly that showcased all they had learned. They presented a poem about England and poems about teachers around the school. Room 29 displayed poems about their home countries to showcase their multi-culturalism. We were lucky enough to have the Queen (James) put on a great display and entertain the audience. All students did a fantastic job and a big thank you to all the parents who helped put together their costumes. 







Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Super Scientist

Super Scientist took place in Week 5 and students worked very hard to show off their knowledge. All students prepared a science experiment/presentation to present to the class. Our main focus was understanding the scientific concepts presented and using our voice to good effect. Everyone participated well, showing expert knowledge of their scientific concepts. We had a variety of experiments and presentations ranging from ‘lava lamps’, 'dissolving Styrofoam', to the ‘kidneys’! Well done to all students and also to parents who helped out.
Wow! Elaha dissolving polystyrene.

Science is always more fun working together.

Fantastic effort from Tynan.

Yash prepared well for his presentation.

Zakk gave some great instructions for his experiment.


Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Harmony Day


Harmony Day is a day to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and to recognize the importance of inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians. Regardless of cultural backgrounds, we are all united by a set of core Australian values.
 
This Harmony Day, all students represented their cultural backgrounds with pride as they shared stories about their customs and listened to a variety of cultural songs. The students showed great respect for each other and were curious about cultural norms in other countries.
 
Thank you to all parents who helped out with costumes, the students looked amazing and it was a fantastic day!




The End of the Year

The end of Term 4 has come but the busyness has not ended! The Year 6 students enjoyed a fantastic graduation where they were presented wi...