Primary School News

Grandparents’ Day 2018 photo gallery

Grandparents’ Day has come and gone for another year and we hope all our ‘grandies’ had a grand time. The concert was fabulous, the classroom activities were creative and the whole event was one big success!

Parent Pipeline – Growth Mindset: raise a child with grit

More than 20 years of research shows that the key to success in school and life is being able to apply a growth mindset. As it turns out, if you believe that trying hard will make you smarter, it will. Mums and dads: Help your child internalise the crucial message that working hard is how
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Ginger Factory excursion highlights

Year 1 excitedly set off on Thursday 14 June to the Ginger Factory in Yandina. We not only loved riding the train and trying to find the gingerbread man as we travelled the world all aboard the boat tour, but we had the most marvellous questions to ask the wonderful guides. The children were respectful
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Clean Up Club

Clean Up Club had another great term cleaning up our school and keeping our grounds looking beautiful. Clean Up Club had over 50 regular members this term from both Year 3 and Year 4 students. Students turned up faithfully each week to clean up the oval and the undercover area. Students had a great time
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Year 4 Boys’ Mentoring Day

The Year 4 boys participated in a Boys’ Mentoring Day on Tuesday this week. We had blessed weather with blue skies and a crisp morning to start off the day as we hiked with 47 boys up Mt Ngungun. Mr. Curtis, Mr. Cooper, Pastor Rob, Mr. Bennett and five upcoming Year 11 leaders [Joshua Bull,
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Parent Pipeline – Growth Mindset: I can change my mindset with my words

You want to raise children who keep trying, even when it’s hard. But when we overhear them say, “I can’t” or “It’s too hard” or “I’m so stupid” it can break your heart. Replying with “You can do it!” often doesn’t work. Using these growth mindset statements and ways of talking to empower your child with
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Vana Day – Wednesday 20 June 2018

VANA is a Christian organisation that aims to build a future for the children of Zimbabwe, especially orphaned and vulnerable children. VANA provide resources to a variety of projects in Zimbabwe with the goal of breaking the poverty cycle. They connect with local churches and ministries to enact this. Our Primary students support our two
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Kitchen Garden Maleny Show success

It is with great delight that we share our Kitchen Garden successes from the Maleny Show. Every Year 1 and Year 2 class entered something and EVERY class won a prize! 1W- 2nd prize, chocolate topping plus 2nd prize in olive and orange tapenade 1M- 1st prize, roasted beetroot hummus 1G- 1st prize, traditional hummus
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Parent Pipeline – Encouraging a Growth Mindset

I hope you will find this graphic portrayal of how a parent can encourage a growth mindset in their child helpful. It is an important part of what we teach our students and provides them with valuable tools for life.

The Buzz in Year 6

The learning in Year 6 has been lit up recently by two inspiring special visitors. Each class enjoyed hands on investigation with the Big Bang science crew. The students were challenged to create electric circuits in order to operate switches, bulbs, buzzers, motors and fans. Fortunately, the sun was out and so they also explored
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