The year 5 students have loved several opportunities to hang out with their buddies this term. They've joined them to read story books, play group games and enjoy some outside play. The year 5's are very keen to help their Kindergarten buddies as the Year 6 leaders in 2019. 

Japanese Fun Day

Year 6 students demonstrated leadership this week by leading a range of activities for other students to participate in during Japanese Fun Day. There were outside games like chopstick races, bamboo pole racing and tama nage (target throw) and inside games such as Hajiki (flat marbles) and Daruma Otoshi (hit the daruma). 

All year 5 and 6 students had the chance to make their own sumo magnet, practise their calligraphy as well as make and eat a rice ball or onigiri.

What a fabulous day - Thanks Garr Sensei

Student Led Conferences were a smash hit with parents

What a success!  Our students did an AMAZING job of sharing all the AWESOME work they've done this year, during our Student Led Conferences in weeks 7 and 8.

Thank you very much to the families and carers who came along to see what we've been up to this year and to be AWESTRUCK by the quantity and quality of learning that we have done.

Check our some of these happy snaps of students showing off their great work in 5/6 BH and BL this week.

Harrison focused on his Conference

Jess showing off her writing to her mum and dad

Happy family time

Siblings came along to check out what they'll get up to in 5/6

Super families make super students!

Book week fun!

Sharing books with our classmates

Year 5's sharing a book with a preschool buddy

Food, Glorious Food

We have launched our Health lessons this term with a yummy unit on....FOOD!

As a Fresh Taste School, we are committed to making healthy food and drinks a bigger part of everyday life for all our students.  This includes teaching them about healthy foods, offering healthy choices in our canteen and growing healthy food in our school garden.

Our 'Food and Me' unit included learning about:

  • the five food groups and the nutrients that they provide
  • how the nutrients benefit our bodies
  • how much of each food group we should be eating
  • the 'traffic light system' that help us to make better choices about what to eat
We learnt a lot and were quite surprised about how much of each food group counts as a serve and how many serves of each food we should be eating each day.

Did you know that just one half of a sausage equals 1 serve of meat and we should be eating just 2.5 serves per day?  Or that water helps to carry nutrients through our body, eliminate wastes and manage out body temperature?

Be warned that you child may start monitoring your food intake and suggesting some changes to the family diet!  We are all for healthy bodies and healthy minds...

Showing what we know...

More great work!

Beware of the red foods!

Chrlotte's and Mayah's winning entry for the Fresh Taste healthy lunch pack contained a great mix of nutrients!