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Multicultural Week

At the end of Term 2, the Year 2 students all participated in a Multicultural Week.

On Tuesday we looked at Indigenous Australians. The students did charcoal drawings, decorated boomerangs and got to taste ‘bush tucker’.

On Wednesday we looked at Multicultural Australians. We walked to the Greenvale shopping centre to investigate food and grocery items available from other countries, we cooked rice and used chopsticks to eat it and we made necklaces from macaroni.

On Thursday we studied Australia. The students dressed up in Aussie bush attire and were able to try some Australian food- vegemite sandwich and lamingtons.

We all had a fantastic week celebrating Multiculturalism in Australia. Below are some photos of the students having fun!

     

                             

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Market Fresh In-school activity

Welcome to the new school year!! We have had a wonderful start to Year 2. We are already very busy, with lots of fun things planned for the year.

Our Inquiry unit for the term is ‘The Community’. On Tuesday the 28th of February the Year 2 students had a visit from ‘Market Fresh’. The students were able to taste and learn about many different seasonal fruits and vegetables. They were told about the importance of including fresh fruit and vegetables into their diets every day. The students had lots of fun tasting and trying new foods.

Below are some photos from the day!

                                

 

Year 2 team- Janine, Deb, Sujata, Sara, Sophie and Chanelle.

 

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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

jessie

2nd Aylin 3SM

aylin

3rd Roxanne 3EB

roxanne

 

Year 5/6 Photography competition:

1st Claire H 6LD

claire

2nd Ben S 6GT

ben

3rd Janan 6BM

 janan

Foundation to Year 2 drawing competition:

1st Violet P 2NM

violet

2nd Dumini 1ML

dumini

3rd Melisa Y 1MO

 melisa

 Year 3/4 Drawing competition:

1st Noor 4KK

noor

2nd Jasmine 3WR

jasmine

3rd Nicholas 3SM

nicholas

 

Year 5-6 Drawing competition:

1st Maddox 6LD

maddox

2nd   Thevan 5SC

thevan

3rd Zoe 5RW

zoe

 

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)

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Technology – Meredith Martell (Library Technician)

Engineering – Grant Symons (Telecommunications Engineer)

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

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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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