What superpower would you have?

What superpower would you have?

To encourage writing each day, we have responded to some creative questions on the large display boards.

One question was ‘what superpower would you want if you could have one?’

Some ideas we had were:

to be invisible because you can go anywhere without being seen,

to talk to animals so you would know how they feel, think and what they say,

To fly so you could get to different places easily,

to make food and water out of air.

What superpower would you want?

Another question was “What is the best thing that has happened to you this week. What would you write?

 

Discrimination and privilege

Discrimination and privilege

Girls in Year 6 hoodies were given a whole sheet of newspaper this afternoon and were allowed to sit at the front of the room. Girls without a hoodie on were given half a sheet of newspaper and were asked to sit down somewhere behind the girls in hoodies.

They were asked to scrunch their newspaper up in order to try and get it in the bin at the front of the room, but they had to sit down on the floor to throw it. The students without the hoodies immediately started arguing: “That’s unfair!”, “I can’t even see the bin!”, “The girls at the front are in a better spot!” They could see the students in front of them had a much better chance of getting the paper in the bin. In contrast, the girls with hoodies, who were at the front of the room, said nothing.

When the girls swapped places, there were feelings of empathy and guilt mentioned by those in hoodies. “I should have thought about the girls at the back of the room instead of just myself.” The girls experienced first hand what it feels like to be discriminated against just because of what you look like.

Part of the ‘population’ had a privilege but weren’t aware of it. Education is a privilege that not all children get. It is up to the girls to be aware of this privilege and do great things, all the while advocating for those in the rows behind them.

Peer Support Training

Peer Support Training

This week Year 6 have been developing their leadership skills through Peer Support Training. We have focused today on communicating effectively, building relationships with others and recognising our own leadership strengths and weaknesses.

Investigating Light in FIT

Investigating Light in FIT

This week, we have begun an investigation into “Light.” Some of our wonders about light are:

Why at different parts of the day are different shadows formed? (Alex J)

Where does light go when it hits black? (Bianca B)

Would an astronaut create a massive shadow in space? (Imi)

Why does light have different effects when it hits different materials? (McKayla)

How fast is the reaction time when it hits a mirror? (Steph)

Does light travel around corners? (Beatrice)

 

Historical research about a communication method

Historical research about a communication method

This term Year 6 got to choose a form of communication and inquire further into it. We had to come up with a few lines of inquiry about our chosen topic and, using technology, convey historical research findings to create an informative, creative and engaging presentation.

I chose sign language as my topic and I created a Powtoon to represent my findings.

Maddie inquired into hieroglyphics and used Google Slides to present her findings.

Not all our presentations can be accessed via our blog but if you ask us we can show you in person. Some presentations can be accessed though. Sienna F created a website about her research on the English language which you can visit via this link: http://communicationevolution.weebly.com/

By Abby

Pocket full of Rosies

Pocket full of Rosies

This week, an initiative of Sienna (Year 6) and Ruby (Year 5) was launched. They proposed that we have a student newsletter  called  “A Pocket full of Rosies” where all students K-6 can enter submissions to be published in a student newsletter. The girls have been busy discussing what should be submitted so stay tuned for details.

What do you clothe yourself in each day?

What do you clothe yourself in each day?

Our new principal was inducted recently. We had an enormous assembly and there were many encouraging words for and from her. She told us how she came from a family of farmers. Like a farmer grows a crop, a teacher grows by learning. All the teachers and other staff members were there and they all wore black cloaks; all the hoods of the cloaks were different colours to represent the University or College they studied at. It was amazing to congratulate her as she became a principal. She reminded us of Colossians 3:12 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Daniela

What matters in your life?

What matters in your life?

This morning we looked at this thought-provoking picture:

http://www.picturequotes.com/thought-provoking-quotes

Here are some responses that we thought of:

Alice: Memories.

Izzy: The people around me.

Daisy: Friendship.

Zoe: Friends, family, laughter and goals you have achieved.

Jaimee: To not be in pain and to see my grandchildren.

Sienna: To make the most of the rest of her life.

Hannah: Appreciating life.

Audrey: I would want to have skydived

Kaitlyn: To have had a good life with good times.

What would matter to you the most when you’re this age?

By Emma C

STEM inquiry to design a pipeworks

STEM inquiry to design a pipeworks

After reading The City of Ember’  the girls investigated creating their own pipeworks using a packet of straws, 2 cups and masking tape. Many creative designs were collaboratively constructed to design and make a 60cm pipeworks to transfer water from a high point to a low point. They really enjoyed being engineers and testing and refining their constructions. 

Expressing ourselves using technology

Expressing ourselves using technology

These are some images that we created to express ourselves and some explanations to explain what the messages behind them convey.

This image shows me sitting on an earbud. I have chosen to represent myself like this because music is connected to me. When I’m in the car and at home I love listening to music loudly. I am one out of a billion who listen to music and connect with the internet. The internet is a big part of the technological world so this photo represents that the digital world is a lot bigger than me.  Jaemi

In Art, we have used Photoshop to express ourselves. My image is about me showing courage and determination throughout my day. I decided to choose lion cubs instead of lions because they were small and to be on one of their backs I had to be small. I feel this shows little ideas can turn into big ones and everyone can do great things. Kayley

 

My image is about me being a risk taker. Life can be like a rollercoaster at times and some things can be a bit hard. This image shows that you need to keep your eyes focused on looking ahead when life has its ups and downs. Be optimistic rather than looking down as God is in control. Hannah

My image shows me expressing my passion of dancing and collecting pokemon. I chosen the background of a pencil to represent my artistic side. I decided to change this image to black and white so that I stand out, representing my brightness in the world. The silhouette is included as it represents my desire to fill the void with my dreams and aspirations.Dakota

If you had to create a Photoshop collage about yourself, what images would you include?

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