Winter Sports / House Sports / Swimming Sports / Table Tennis Tournament
Having the chance to improve our sporting skills in Netball, Softball and Football during our Winter Sports program was excellent. Playing softball grand finals in the rain was fantastic because it tested the endurance of the students who were playing. Participating in the Lightning Premiership was also a terrific experience – it tested our skills, teamwork and physical fitness. Leading up to and on Athletics Day, having the opportunity to improve our athletic skills and participate in the more unusual events such as discus and shot put was really enjoyable. We developed the skills to do things we didn’t think we could ever do! Running in the Yr 6 relay at the House Sports was really fun; trying to beat the teacher’s team was a real challenge! Improving our swimming strokes and competing against our peers during the swimming sports was an exciting challenge and lots of fun. The Table Tennis Tournament was a terrific challenge – it was great to compete against our peers and improve our skills in this sport.
Young Leaders Day
Meeting Consertino the magician at the Young Leaders Day was a fantastic experience. Listening to other leaders and learning from their experiences was invaluable.
Participating in the Debating Festival was a unique experience and challenge. Participating in, and supporting our classmates, in the Debating Grand Finals was really rewarding.
We were challenged to remember our lines, speak clearly before a large audience and work as a team to present our dance item. Developing our confidence individually and as a group during our concert rehearsals and on the night was an excellent experience.
Camp Activities at Queenscliff were awesome! Learning how to ride a mountain bike, enjoying the scenery, making pizzas from scratch and eating them, and snorkeling amongst the stingrays and other fish were fantastic new experiences for all of us. The Queenscliff Fort was so interesting – we got to see things we wouldn’t normally see otherwise like the historic guns, lighthouse and soldiers uniforms. Oh, and the food on camp was delicious!
Helping around our school
We had the opportunity to help around our school in lots of ways this year including assisting with Prep-1 activities, Buddy Reading with our junior students, recycling and tending our school gardens. Helping out next year’s new preps on orientation day was really interesting and a good responsibility to take on. Our Yr 5 helpers gained some excellent leadership experience and really enjoyed meeting our 2019 preps.
Numeracy & Literacy
Learning all our times tables to 12x12, completing a time stable grid or Blitzmaster sheet in under 8 minutes, measuring angles, algebra lessons, extension maths sessions, converting fractions to decimals and learning about prime numbers were just some of the maths challenges we enjoyed this year. In Literacy, we enjoyed improving our spelling skills, adding personal voice, interesting vocab and more detail to our writing pieces and improving our handwriting.
In Art, our favourite activities were making clay animals and creating things out of Paper Mache. In Music, writing and playing our own songs was really challenging and fun. We learned new cords on the ukulele and different drumming techniques. Science was amazing this year! We especially enjoyed programming robots, making solar cars, exploring electronics and making slime.
It’s been a fabulous year of learning for our 5/6 students!