Reflecting on our Inquiry Learning

Australia’s Story has grown and developed as there were the indigenous Australians who took care of the land and then white settlers came and changed the country. Many immigrants came and brought new cultures. Visiting the Immigration Museum helped me to learn more about Australia’s migrant history and the many ways they have contributed to our way of life today.

Australia’s story has grown and developed because so many significant people have followed their dreams and made a difference. What made an impact on my learning was interviewing my Grandma and learning more about my family history.

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Australia wouldn’t be like it is today without so many Significant Australians. Learning about these people helped me to understand how Australia’s story has changed and developed throughout history.

Australia wouldn’t be what it is today without so many people who took on challenges and made a real difference to our way of life.

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The Multicultural diversity of Australia has expanded our society and added to the way we live. Throughout history certain events have impacted our culture, like the Gold Rush, which gave workers new rights and developed our Government and Laws.

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From our early beginnings of building towns and cities the gold rush forged the way for developing Australia. We now have money for developing many things, like a great education system and all our towns and cities.

Significant Australians like John Curtin have helped to shape Australia’s story. He led us successfully through World War 2.

Many cultures have influenced the Australian way of life. The Chinese brought vegetable markets to Victoria. We are a healthy nation because of all the fresh food that we grow and the different cultural foods that we eat. Watching films about early explorers has impacted my learning this term.

So many Australians make good choices to follow their dreams and make things happen to impact Australia’s story. Janet Holmes a Court supported poor people to learn new skills and get an education. She made a real difference in caring for the homeless.
Learning from other students about the many significant Australians has helped me to learn more about Australia’s history. It also drove me to be better in my own presentation and research.

Many immigrants have come to Australia for a better life. We are now a more diverse culture and many different races work happily and live sided by side, adding to Australia’s story. Visiting the Immigration Museum has impacted my learning, finding out about what happens around the world that forces people to flee their countries and come to Australia.

So many people have made a big difference to Australia’s way of life. It was great to learn about our history and how significant Australians have changed our country’s story.

Many people have made a difference to our society and how it has grown and changed. It was great to learn about all the different types of people who make Australia a better place to live.

Everyone in Australia makes a difference, especially those who stand up for what they believe in and who are supporting the rights of everyone. Vida Goldstein stood up for Women’s rights and changed Australia to make it a better place for all women.

The people who have collected research about our country and shared the stories have enriched Australia’s story. We began as an alternative prison for English and Irish convicts. We are now inhabited by many races and cultures. I have learnt about many significant Australians and my classmates family stories and how they have impacted on Australia.

The different Prime Ministers throughout Australia’s History have made an impact on our history. People like John MacArthur and his wife Elizabeth, influenced Australian agriculture by bringing sheep to Australia. I enjoyed learning about Famous Australians. Dressing up and presenting their stories made it feel more real and enriched how we were learning about them and and how they changed Australia’s history.

Term 2 Adventures, Experiences and Learning

This term we have been immersed in many life changing experiences. The incredible learning and knowledge will impact on us for the rest of our lives.

Overall I have found this term to be really inspiring and exciting. It has been filled with enjoyable activities like the excursion to meet Paul Spence. We have done a huge variety of Art and a mixture of different sports. I enjoyed our Inquiry learning because it gave us the chance to explore the Poverty around the world and to appreciate what we have. Learning this has really changed my life because now I know how lucky we are and what we can do to help others across the world. Our small contributions and actions can make a big difference to others in need.


I have enjoyed meeting all the amazing people this term, like Paul Spence. It was a great experience to meet him and learn all about his life in Africa. He shared many inspiring photos and stories with us.


I learnt more about Confirmation this term. I enjoyed the ceremony especially when we all processed in with our candles. It made me feel closer to God and I am now a full member of the Church.


I liked doing the inquiry and learning about poverty. I now know that I can help others and do so much more to make a difference in other people’s lives.


I loved going on the Social Justice day to the Kidsview conference, because I liked learning about what other people do around the world to help and now I will try to follow in their footsteps and make the world more socially just.


I enjoyed giving a grammar lesson to my class. I learnt a whole lot more about different types of grammar and I enjoyed being the teacher.


I really enjoyed learning about Confirmation because it was a great experience. It will prepare me for later in life. Receiving the gifts of the Spirit like Right Judgement, Knowledge, Reverence, Courage and Understanding will prepare me for later in life.


I loved teaching the Maths lesson about adding and subtracting fractions. It was a great experience because I got to share my knowledge about Fractions with the rest of the class. I felt happy and was very proud of my lesson.


One of the highlights of this term was making my Confirmation and becoming a full member of the Church. I now understand what it means. One of my favourite things was doing an action for Social Justice. I ran a competition for others to guess “How many lollies were in the jar?” I am raising money for the Homeless people. I am sad for those who are sleeping out in the cold so I hope that I can make a difference to their lives.


I loved this term and all the art that we did. I especially liked the Protractor Art which was inspired by Frank Stella. I love using all the different colours and shapes. It is great to be inspired by all the different artists. We also created 3D artworks using straight and curved lines to make a hand.



Fun Maths-Making Mocktails

Ruby-Today I learnt about ratio. It is the comparitive value of 2 or more amounts. I learnt this by making a delicious mocktail. I combined mango banana with peach syrup in a 3:1 ratio.
Helen-Ratio links to fractions. I made a mocktail of mango and tropical juice using a ratio of 2:1. It tasted great and I now understand what ratio is.
Carley-I learnt that you can write a ratio in two ways. It can be a part to part like 3:1 or part to whole where 1:6 is 1/6. My mocktail was lime and orange.
Maddie- I learnt that a ratio can be comparing or combining different parts. My mocktail was pommegranite and strawberry. My ratio was 1.5:2.5.
Amy-I learnt that a ratio is a measurement that can be used to compare things. I made a tropical and orange mocktail, using a 1:3 ratio. Maths was fun today and it is easy to learn when you are drinking yummy mocktails.