Jumping head-first into class
The College has reconvened for Term 4 and started with our Year 5 Class heading off to Camp Fairbairn for their first annual camp. This camp is designed to hone their leadership capabilities before they assume positions of leadership in Year 6. Meanwhile, back at the College, student have jumped headfirst into curriculum.
This term, our Preparatory class is immersing itself in phonemic awareness activities designed to underpin foundational concepts for reading and spelling. They are busy identifying all the different sounds they can hear in words and sharing this information with their teachers and friends. Year One are focusing on Social Skill development over the next few weeks. They are continuing to work on kindness and what it means to be a Christian friend. Forces are all the rage in Year Two as the students discover how forces can be applied to their toys. This class is also learning about the subtle art of persuasion.
Year Three are putting on their space helmets and exploring concepts of day and night and space. The students were shocked to see the size of the Earth and Moon in comparison to the size of the Sun,- it was humbling for them to see. Our Year Four students are working hard on exploring literary devices to improve the quality of their writing. This week they are seeing the impact that alliteration has on their writing and are having fun playing with words. Before heading to Parliament House in Week 5, the Year Six students are examining the various levels of governments and how they work together to govern our country,
Our Secondary students have also hit the ground running with our Year 11 English Class exploring Shakespeare’s The Taming of The Shrew, analysing the key themes evident in this seminal piece of work.
The Year 10 students are also visiting the world of Shakespeare reading Romeo and Juliet. They are balancing the poetry of this tragedy with the reality of Pythagoras’ theorem they are learning in mathematics. The Year 10 Class are also exploring Road Safety in their Student Well-being Class in preparation for gaining their Learner Permits.
We must not forget to celebrate the achievements of Term 3. We finished Term Three with a bang with our Whole of College Performance of The Lion King Junior. This performance was a wonderful vehicle through which we were able to develop and celebrate the talents of our students. It was awe inspiring to watch their confidence and prowess on stage. We thank Mrs Leonard, Mrs Wissemann and Mr Rankin for their support of this performance and the many hours they volunteered to ensure its success.