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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.


What matters in your life?

What matters in your life?

This morning we looked at this thought-provoking picture:

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?

What makes writing interesting?

What makes writing interesting?

Today we have considered what makes writing effective.

We did a think, pair, share routine to brainstorm the different things we can do to make our own writing interesting. These are our ideas:

Carefully select descriptive language

Have a good structure to our thoughts

Make our writing suit our audience

Use a captivating title that engages the reader

Include some figurative language and rhetorical questions.

We have now chosen a highlight from camp to write a descriptive passage about.  

Integer inquiry in maths

Integer inquiry in maths

Today in maths we were looking at negative and positive numbers. Our Learning Intentions were, to use the term integers to describe positive and negative numbers and 0,to recognise negative whole numbers and place them on a number line in relation to zero and investigate negative whole numbers and patterns created on a calculator.

To begin our lesson we researched the coldest and hottest places on the earth. I found Death Valley California is 56 degrees celsius, Antarctica -89 degrees celsius, United States of America is -62 degrees celsius and Australia can be up to 47 degrees celsius.

We got into pairs and were given a thermometer. We first measured the temperature of our class room which at the time was 25 degrees celsius, and underneath our armpits were 37 degrees celsius (the healthy body temperature).

We then were given cups of different liquids, hot water was 75 degrees celsius, ice in a cup was -1 degrees celsius and tap water was 25 degrees celsius. We were then given the opportunity to put our thermometers in other places where we thought the temperatures would vary.

By Grace


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