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Year 2 Important Places in Melbourne Excursion

Throughout term 3, the year 2 students have been focussing on Victoria. They have learnt about states and capital cities as well as the important landmarks of Melbourne and surrounding towns and cities. On Tuesday August 30, all of our year 2 students were fortunate enough to visit Melbourne and see some of these special landmarks first hand. We toured the Queen Victoria Market, the State Library of Victoria and Federation Square and visited Flinders Street Station. It was an exciting day for all with one of the highlights being the Ned Kelly exhibition in the State Library. The store holders of the Queen Victoria Market were all so excited to see us, showing us their produce up close and personal and even on their heads! It was a great day and experience for all involved; below are some photos of our day.

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Drawing and Photography Competition

Drawing and Photography Competition

On Monday the 15th of August, at Assembly, the winners of the drawing and photography competitions were announced. The winners in each category were awarded with certificate and prizes.

There were an overwhelming number of entries and it was very difficult for the Student Voice team to choose. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who entered. The winners and their art work are listed below:

Year 3/ 4 photography competition:

1st Jessie A 3AK


2nd Aylin 3SM


3rd Roxanne 3EB



Year 5/6 Photography competition:

1st Claire H 6LD


2nd Ben S 6GT


3rd Janan 6BM


Foundation to Year 2 drawing competition:

1st Violet P 2NM


2nd Dumini 1ML


3rd Melisa Y 1MO


 Year 3/4 Drawing competition:

1st Noor 4KK


2nd Jasmine 3WR


3rd Nicholas 3SM



Year 5-6 Drawing competition:

1st Maddox 6LD


2nd   Thevan 5SC


3rd Zoe 5RW



The winning entries will be displayed in the corridor near the library.

Congratulations again to all of the students who entered!

Sophie Chilton, on behalf of the Student Voice team.







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Year 2 Harmony Day Celebrations and Kindness Week

The Year 2 Students have ended their first term of 2016 with a terrific activity based on being kind to one another. Each student had a paper plate with their name on it and all other classmates were asked to write something kind about their peers without them knowing. The students enjoyed this activity and reading all of the kind things that were said about them!

Here is 2SM busy at work being kind.

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Harmony Day Picnic

To celebrate Harmony Day, the students in Year 2 joined the whole school with a picnic lunch. It was great to see a sea of orange celebrating cultural diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging at our school.

Here are the Year 2 Students and Teachers enjoying their picnic together.

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Cottage by the Sea Excursion

On Thursday 3rd December, the Year 2 students made the journey to Queenscliff to visit Cottage by the Sea and the Marine Discovery Centre. It turned out to be a magnificent sunny day. All of the students, teachers and parents enjoyed their time at Cottage by the Sea where the students were able to participate in the outdoor activities such as basketball, tennis, the playground and exploring the games in the activity hut. The students were able to see the indoor facilities and learnt about the children who were chosen to spend time at this wonderful camp. Everyone enjoyed their time at the beach.

At the Marine Discovery Centre, the students were able to explore the rock pool and handle many of the marine animals kept in the tank. They enjoyed exploring the different fresh and sea water animals in the aquarium.

It was a wonderful day had by all!


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Year 2 – Term 4 STEM Investigations

For the past 4 weeks, the Year 2 students have been undertaking STEM investigations each week.

What is STEM? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Each task integrates these 4 areas of the curriculum.

Pre-Test: The students in Year 2 had to draw and list features for each of the 4 fields. They then had 2 presentations from each expert in their field. At the end of the unit of work, the students will revisit their initial drawings and vocabulary to see if their knowledge about each area had improved.

Science – Vanessa Reali (Scientist)


Technology – Meredith Martell (Library Technician)

Engineering – Grant Symons (Telecommunications Engineer)


Mathematics – Duncan Symons (University of Melbourne Lecturer in Mathematics and Science)


Investigation 1: Making an Action Toy

Students looked at samples of toys that moved due to a push or a pull. Students were allowed to use split pins, card and scrap materials to design and make an action toy. There had to be a labelled diagram included in the design brief and reasons as to why the materials were chosen. Students were able to identify the push and pull features in the toy.

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Investigation 2: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch


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Year 2 – Cottage by the Sea Excursion

On Thursday 3rd December, the Year 2 students will be visiting Cottage by the Sea in Queenscliff. This excursion is related to our economics unit on needs and wants. Earlier this term, the Year 2 students had a visit from Anne Catchpole who spoke about the programs run by Cottage by the Sea for disadvantaged children. To support Cottage by the Sea, we are asking for donations of goods to take down to Queenscliff on our excursion. We will collect any new items from the wish list prior to the excursion.

Wish List Items:

ITEMS UNDER $100 (New items only)
boys clothes (sizes 8-14)

games for 10-13 year old boys

shorts & t-shirts (sizes 8-14)

sports socks

underwear – all sizes

tracksuit pants & tops – all sizes

balls – football, basketball, pingpong


novels by current authors

picture story books

toothbrushes + toothpaste

face washers

kitchen cleaning products, e.g. Ajax, White King (no detergent)


sunscreen – high quality 50+

Aeroguard spray

Glen 20 spray

antiseptic hand wash

heavy duty large garbage bags

toilet paper


FOOD ITEMS  **Please make sure foods do not contain nuts.
Flour – SR

cooking chocolate

cooking spray

herbs and spices


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Year 2 at the Beach!

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