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.
This morning we looked at this thought-provoking picture:
Here are some responses that we thought of:
Izzy: The people around me.
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
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?
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.
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.