Primary School News

Learning from home – key considerations

Gail Mitchell - The Eagle Newsletter

First of all, I would like to say a huge thank you to the many parents who have sent through such positive messages of thanks, encouragement and gratitude at this time. As we pull together to make sure that learning is easy to access, engaging and relevant, your support and kind words have been most
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A time of opportunity

Gail Mitchell - The Eagle Newsletter

In present times when things are uncertain and the normal rhythms of life are out of kilter, it is amazing just how many opportunities present themselves and how creativity comes to the fore. Citations This week we have had the opportunity to share citations differently. Reading citations in classes created the opportunity for fellow students
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Our ocean friends

What is life like for a Sea Star? What happens to a turtle if it eats a plastic bag? Why do Sea Urchins have such spiny skin? All of these questions and more were answered on Monday, when Ocean Life came to visit our Year 5 classes. As a part of our science unit, we
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Prep Green performing the French greeting song

french greeting song

We had a lovely time with Prep this week performing their favourite French song Bonjour Madame, Bonjour Monsieur. The students enjoyed pretending to be ladies and gentlemen by wearing hats, bags and jewellery, just like mum and dad. They were also able to say their names, which in French translates to “I call myself” Je
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Kitchen Garden learn about herbs

In Weeks 6 and 7 we continue to learn about herbs. The children are enjoying finding different herbs in the garden, smelling and tasting them. We have been busy planting beans, pumpkin, cucumber and kale and there is always a lot of weeding to be done. In the kitchen, our little chefs have been making delicious sage
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Prep buddies and robotics

The little preppies jumped up in excitement as we returned on Friday last week for another visit to make some cardboard box robots. Boxes were scattered on the little tables for our prep buddies to choose from. We taught them how to use sticky tape and attach robot body parts securely.  There were dancing robots,
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Primary News – Friendship

Gail Mitchell - The Eagle Newsletter

‘Through Friendship we build a stronger GCC family’ – Primary Captains 2020. Last week we held the Year 6 Leaders Retreat for our competent and capable 2020 Captains. The group included the Primary Captains, Faith Captains, Performing Arts Captains and the six House Captains. After a wonderful afternoon of team building challenges, a meaningful look
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Primary School News – Reading is a conversation

Gail Mitchell - The Eagle Newsletter

All books talk but good books listen as well! As we launch ‘BOOK HOOKS’ reading club and make some exciting changes to the choice of reading material in the LitPro home reading program, I would love your support and help as we assist our children to select “good fit” books and reading material that aligns
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A significant start

Gail Mitchell - The Eagle Newsletter

Sea Life Year 3: “Mrs Mitchell, this is the best, best camp that I have ever been on”.  Train Station Year 1: “Mrs Mitchell, this is my first time ever on a train”.Train Station Year 1: At the station – “Mrs Mitchell, aren’t you supposed to be doing some work?” Prep student: Who are you?
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Prep Teddy Bears Picnic

Our Preppies have settled really well into their first few days of school. At the end of the first week, we celebrated by having a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. The children all brought their favourite teddy to school and we had a lovely picnic outside under the gazebos. We read teddy bear stories and munched on
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