Term 3 Reflections

WOW I have learnt so much this term. I really liked the expo we had because it was really fun and I learnt so much about the people that we all researched about. I have also enjoyed doing the family history because I’ve gotten to know my family even more.
What has helped me learn this term?
Having Mrs. Gridley explain things easily  in maths has helped me a lot. I often get that feeling when you finally understand things. But I have also learnt from the people who have presented their PLT’s because I’ve learnt from my classmates.
What have I discovered about History?
I have learnt heaps about my family including that my Great Grandma and Grandpa both came to Australia as free settlers, in the pre-gold-rush days.
And they married at Wootong Victoria in 1857. I discovered that my Great Grandpa lived the life of a shepherd. I have learnt lot’s of fascinating facts!

By Georgia


My teacher has taught me a lot on maths and about my writing such as tenses. All students have taught me something from maths to literacy to inquiry which I think is great because we can share our knowledge.

What have I discovered about history?

I have discovered more about my family’s history and where they came from and I have learnt the types of fashion in the 1910’s and in the 1960’s. Overall this term has been great learning about our generations and the history of Australia.


What have I discovered about History?
I have learnt about events in History such as the Gold Rush and the First Fleet. Also learning about Famous Australians such as Victor Chang and Sir Don Bradman was great. Working on my Family History PLT is something that I have enjoyed the most because I have learnt so MUCH more about history and my family stories!


What have you discovered about History?

I discovered that History is not in one generation but in lots of generation. I learnt about the gold rush, entertainment in the 1960’s, famous Australians. I learnt about my family history I found out that my great great came from Spain.

By Carmen

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.



Reflection Day with Paul Spence


Today was an awesome day. We spent the day with Paul Spence and learned more about what it means to be Confirmed. Paul is an inspiring man because he helps African children to receive an education. Paul mostly helps in a village in Uganda.

Paul told us stories which were very touching. One of his stories was about a boy named Joseph who fell over and grazed his knee. He had washed the blood off with dirty water and a few days later his knee became infected. It was very sad to think that they do not have access to clean water. Joseph spent 16 weeks in hospital.

I felt touched by today because of all the people in Uganda that have no fresh water. It made me feel like I need to take more action to help others. Paul reminded me that I should let nothing stand in my way to “Be the Change I want to see in this world” so that everyone can have an AWESOME life.


Today we travelled to Holy Cross Centre in Templestowe and met Paul Spence. It was a very interesting day. I was touched as he told us stories about about his life in Uganda in Africa, which is his home away from home.

My favourite story was when he was walking in the Congo Jungle in Africa. His friend told him to sit down and rest and at that moment a huge silver back gorilla came and sat down next to him. The gorilla held his hand and then pushed him away so that he could eat the bamboo and sit in his spot.

I admire Paul as a role model and he said over and over again..“We can be the Change we wish to see in our world.”

I liked how we had a new way of learning and sharing today. We did not have to put up our hand but could just speak and join in the conversation. It was a fantastic day.

Juniors have Talent!

We celebrated all our talents and learning today. The students performed in a talent show. The acts included playing guitar, keyboards and percussion instruments. Some groups sang and others put on a puppet show. We have developed and discovered some great new talents this term!
Rainbow fish puppet show
WE discovered…….
Anyone can be a songwriter
Actors use their body to tell a story
Singing songs can be made-up words
Decks in a band is a DJ
Anyone can learn to be a dancer
Katy Perry used to sing at Church
Natalia can play the keyboard
We can all do the Nutbush dance
I Learnt how to sing
How to be a songwriter
We can do drama
How to play different instruments
That you can make up your own words in a song
Many New and interesting bands
Many different new instruments
You can make your own instruments
Electric guitars make many great sounds
I learnt how to strum a guitar
You can make music from many different sounds
Dancing is moving your whole body to music
Oliver can play the guitar
Cooper is great at gymnastics

Junior G Robots come out to play!

Our class made 7 awesome Robots!

Dan O. -I felt excited because we could unscrew things and cut wires and cords. I learnt that there are 2 different types of screwdrivers. They are Phillips head and flat headed screw drivers. It made me feel like being an RACV mechanic.
Ivan-Some robots wee tall and some small. I discovered that nearly every piece of electronic equipment has a circuit board.
Akon-I had the experience to see circuit boards and inside all the things that we pulled apart. We designed what we thought the robots would look like at the start. I felt proud of our robot because I put so much effort into it.
Jack-Circuit boards can come in all shapes and sizes. I felt happy making the robots.
Injala-I discovered that most computer laptops are heavy. I felt very proud when we finished our robots.
James-I felt like a scientist. I discovered that some circuit boards had fans and some circuit boards had sharp bits.
Sebastian-I felt excited. I discovered that there are all different kinds of circuit boards. I learnt that robots can teach you how to spell.
Connor-I learnt how to make robots and it was fun. I felt really good because I like to make stuff. I discovered that we can put electric pieces on our robots.
Joe-I did not know that old stuff could make something so good. You can make lots of things from old equipment.
Dan S.-It was really hard pulling the phone apart. The circuit boards look really good on the robots. I discovered what is inside a DS.
Tessa- I learnt what is inside a CD player. There are lots of springs, wires and screws in a CD player.
Jamie-I discovered that you make interesting robots in a group. Everyone can do a part to help to make the robot.
Matthew-I discovered that a robot can be made from bits and pieces of electronic equipment.
Will J-We made 7 robots. It was a great experience to take things apart.
Chloe-I felt excited when we were going to build the robot. I discovered that old parts could be made into new things by decorating them.
Laura-I discovered that robots can be made from anything except people. I felt excited when we were putting together the robots.
Rylee-I learnt what a circuit board was and that they come in all different shapes and sizes. I didn’t know what things would be inside a TV or computer. I saw lots of screws that held things together.
Patrick-I felt happy. I discovered that we can take apart TVs, laptops, computers, CD players and phones. It was a wonderful new experience.
Madeline-I discovered what a printer has inside to make it work, like a circuit board. I learnt that robots can be all shapes and sizes.
Ruby-I learnt that it does not matter if your robot is big or small and robots can be made out of anything like foil, paper, circuit boards and phones.
Riley-It was a fantastic experience for the class and for me to make a robot. Robots can help us with things. I felt proud of myself.
Raquel-I learnt that robots can be made from old electronic equipment. I felt really excited about making the robot. I discovered that you can make a robot with a television on the back of it.
Adam-I felt happy because I had never made a robot in my whole life. It was the best robot ever. I was proud of myself.
Will C-I felt really happy. I learnt that circuit boards can be useful for robots. I discovered that you can use lots of stuff to make a robot.
Eden-We used lots of broken down equipment like an apple mac computer, a tape, circuit boards, a DVD player, a CD player and more.
Tom-On Friday we made 7 awesome robots all different shapes and sizes. When I was making my robot I felt excited and I couldn’t wait to finish. I discovered that robots don’t always have to be alive and move their arms and legs and sometimes their heads.
Corinne-When we made the robots I got to feel all different types of broken electronics. I learnt about all the circuit boards and the different parts inside. I like how our robots turned out.