Next term, all 5/6 students will be undertaking a ‘Passion Project’. The idea of the Passion Project is to investigate a topic or question students may have. This topic/question is not something you are already an expert in but something new that you will need to investigate and learn about. Your project is an opportunity for you to explore a topic of your choosing, which is feedback that 5/6 students have given their teachers in previous years.
This project will form the basis for student homework during next term. Students will also be allocated time each week to work on their project in class, share progress and receive feedback. In some cases, students may have the opportunity to do more than one project in the term.
The first investigation will be an individual task. However, as the year progresses we hope that there will be an opportunity to complete tasks in collaboration with other student/s.
For more information around Passion Projects, please see the homework page using the tab above.
Imagine a future free from cyber bullying!
During today's session students were asked to imagine a school, in the near future where students use technology without fear of bullying and harassment—a place where students feel empowered to solve online bullying issues together and where teachers and students work together to ensure safe online spaces place for all.
Students developed their own big ideas for a world free from cyberbullying as part of the 2018 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA).
This presentation helped students to do this by:
Are your kids constantly glued to a screen? Where do you draw the line to keep screen time in check?
Parents often ask school staff about strategies for managing screen time at home. This is often a difficult question given the individual nature of every household. However, there are a number of apps on the market that allow parents to have greater control over the devices in their household.
One such app is Google Family Link. This app allows parents to monitor screen time, set device bedtimes and manage the apps that can be used on a device.
But remember not all screen time is bad.
Screens are a part of family life and when used in moderation can offer positive benefits, like:
· enhancing learning experiences
· facilitating social interaction
· improving motor skills, coordination, literacy and numeracy
This week the class participate in an online cyber safety conference – Safer Internet Day. This conference compliments the work that we have been doing within our classroom on the school’s rights and responsibilities.
Safer Internet Day
The presentation covered:
Welcome to 2018 and to our site.
This year, classes have only just started and yet we have experienced so much already.
We have been getting to know each other, started our initial training for our inter-school sport games (softball, bat-tennis and basketball), we have learnt about rendering first aid and CPR thanks to our wonderful guest Robyn from St John's and we have just elected our Junior School Council reps for the class - congratulations to Naomi and Pari. A sincere well done to all candidates and I know everyone will support Naomi and Pari in these roles.
Most exciting of all, at our first assembly (Friday 9th Feb), the Year 6 Leaders throughout the school will be announced. Best of wishes to all of our applicants.