The week that was in Second Class

2C enjoy exploring addition and subtraction and working on problems using dice, blocks, counters and revising our number facts to ten, twenty and up to the hundreds. In Writing we are developing our understanding of persuasive writing:  a point of view, arguments and reasons for those arguments. We considered the arguments for ‘A Dog is […]

6T e-meet Jacquie French and perfect their twangs!

6T are honing their writing skills after an online writing festival featuring the very famous Australian author, Jackie French. Now they know more about  enhancing their writing by ‘showing not telling’.  And they learned how using our sense of taste, hearing and smell gets the reader to imagine all kinds of events! Dominic’s suggestion  – […]

Debating in-house for now

This week 6th class had a presenter from Masters Academy introduce the children to the world of debating, particularly the fine art of rebuttal.   There were lots of lively discussions, snap debates and discussions about what can and can’t be done. Unfortunately due to COVID – 19, the IPSHA Debating Competition has been postponed […]

The week that was in 4th class

In Maths class we have been reviewing multi-step multiplication word problems and taking part in multiplication Boot Camp. We have quite a few Specialists, Corporals, Sergeants, Staff Sergeants and Lieutenants already, and I m sure we will see some students promoted to Captain, Major, Colonel and 4-star General over the coming week!  In History, we […]

Celebrating with pancakes

Shrove Tuesday was celebrated by 2nd Class this week, as part of their unit of HSIE work on “Celebrations”.  It was a fun and challenging way for children to follow a procedure (the recipe) and learn how to measure and mix wet and dry ingredients, and crack an egg! Then they cooked the pancakes using […]

We all make mistakes

We all make mistakes, even the teacher!  I have told the children in 2C this week that our greatest learning comes when we are actually challenged, making mistakes and facing them in order to move to the next level of learning.  In educational terms, this is where we ‘modify our thinking or schema to a […]

Why do we need a government?

In 6T this week, we considered three questions in our History lessons: What is the role of government?Why do we need a government?What is government? We explored our thoughts using the visible thinking routine “Chalk Talk”.  There were some great thought-provoking questions and detailed answers.  Using thinking routines makes the children’s thinking ‘rich’.  It encourages […]

Debating ‘how to’ for 6th Class

World class debater Seamus Dove shared his passion and enthusiasm for debating with 6th class this week, giving an excellent insight into how debates are prepared and the role of each member of the team.

Thinking about Multiculturalism

Both 2nd classes, 2M and 2C, explored the concept of multicultural as part of our History unit this week.  They created role plays to solve the following dilemmas/problems: A friend is in a wheelchair and is sitting in the playground alone. What can we do? Someone wants to pray at the beginning of recess. What […]

Our iconic bridge, learning all about it

This term Upper 1st have enjoyed studying the history of Sydney Harbour Bridge. The children have loved all aspects the bridge history from the design phase, its significance in the Sydney landscape and how it has been interpreted as an historical artefact. Some families have walked the bridge and sent some very interesting photos, such as  Upper 1st […]