Week 8 Term 1 2020

Posted by Fiona Davidson

Well what a strange couple of weeks we’ve had as we all come to terms with COVID-19 and how it is affecting the College, our families, our community, our State and our Country!

In Week 9 (30 March to 3 April), students will move to online learning at home. Children whose parents are emergency/essential workers can still come to school to be supervised for their online learning studies.

In Week 10 (6-9 April) there won’t be any online learning as Teachers and Education Assistants have professional development to prepare for Term 2. The College will continue to provide care for children whose parents are emergency/essential workers.

The Library will be open in both Week 9 and 10. Please check letters emailed home this week for how to access the catalogue and order books by email.

The College Office will be open next week, with limited face-to-face contact. Please call us on 9938 9100 rather than coming into the Office. If you are collecting resources or Library books, these can be left outside Reception for you.

Please keep your family at home as much as possible, and only go out if you absolutely have to. Of course try and be outside playing and exercising if it is safe to do so, whilst maintaining social distancing from other people.

PE Staff Awesome-ness

Our fantastic PE staff decided that they would put together a bit of an “exercise routine” which they shared with staff at devotions today. You might like to try and follow along at home, when you are in isolation with your family?? Proverbs 17:22 “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones”. Song: Hold My Hand by Jess Glynne

Year 8 Science – Respiratory System

Year 8 are studying the Respiratory System in Science.

As part of a class activity they had to make a model of the respiratory system in the Hall. The students of Year 8 Science 2 Class came up with the design and then role played the movement of oxygen and carbon dioxide molecules through the system. The Year 8 Science 1 Class students also gave it a go! 

It was heaps of fun and a very timely lesson as we were able to talk about how the Coronavirus effects the lungs. The student thoroughly enjoyed this activity and I was pleased with the ingenuity and creativity of our students. We need to work on the acting skills but they did a great job. It has also helped some students remember structures and their functions so a tremendous success!

I hope parents/guardians enjoy seeing your child participate and also learn what a magnificent anatomical feature the lungs are!

Mrs Joanne Lindsay, Science Teacher

Recycling and ANZAC Card Making

Year 5 students helped Miss Wheat with sorting recycling recently.

With ANZAC Services and Marches cancelled due to COVID-19, some of our students wanted to make cards that we could take to the RSL Members.

Years 1, 5 and 10 made cards in Buddy Classes to let local RSL members know we are still thinking of them, and sad that our College won’t be able to participate in their Service this year by laying a wreath.

Here are the Year 5s with Cards they made, along with pictures of some of the cards made by other students we will be giving to the RSL.

Lest We Forget.