Today your child's weebly address has been sent home. This website will be constantly added to during the year with different work samples of the curriculum covered.
The idea of the Passion Project is to investigate a topic or question you may have and these can be around Science, Geography, Sport, Communities, History or Cultures and Celebrations. The list of possible topics is endless, however, the topic/question is not something you are already an expert in but something new that you will need to investigate and learn about.
This project will form the basis for your homework for next term. You will also be allocated time each week to work on your project in class, share your progress and receive feedback. In some cases, you may have the opportunity to do more than one project in the term.
Your first project will be an individual task. However, as the year progresses we hope that there will be an opportunity to complete tasks in collaboration with other student/s.
One recommendation is that this project is done electronically via your weebly website. This is for convenience and will allow you to work on your project outside allocated times if you finish other work early. It will also allow students not taking their computer home to upload work and have it saved on their webpage which will eliminate needing to bring a USB stick or large poster back and forth from school.
The first task is for during the holidays.........
Think about something you would like to learn more about. What interests you? What could your topic & question(s) be that you wish to answer? How will you potentially go about finding the answers to these questions? What materials might you need and are these easy to find around the home or do you need items found at school? What might you need help with and how can we best support you in this endeavour?
In the first week of term 2, you will need to prepare a proposal of your investigation, perhaps discuss this further with me, outline what you might need help or support with, anything you're not sure of and how you are going to present your findings at the end of your project. Teacher approval will need to be given before any Passion Projects begin....
Imagine a future free from cyber bullying!
During today's session students were asked to imagine a school, in the near future where students use technology without fear of bullying and harassment—a place where students feel empowered to solve online bullying issues together and where teachers and students work together to ensure safe online spaces place for all.
Students developed their own big ideas for a world free from cyberbullying as part of the 2018 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA).
This presentation helped students to do this by:
Over the last few weeks, our students have been busy taking photos to represent things that make them happy. Below are some photos that were handed in digitally. They had the opportunity to enter them into the ATOM photo competition.
Yesterday, our class was lucky enough to participate in a restorative behaviours workshop with Terry O’Connell from Real Justice. This was a great session and built upon some of the work that has already been happening at Coburg North.
The Restorative Practices model recognises that consistency in response to behaviour helps to create a safe and comfortable learning environment. It also helps to further develop interpersonal and communication skills while giving students a frame work in which they can resolve their problems.
Each student has been given a set of cards containing questions to use to assist them resolve issues they may experience. Teachers will be using these questions as well. Please find these attached.
Please find below our term outline
Are your kids constantly glued to a screen? Where do you draw the line to keep screen time in check?
Parents often ask school staff about strategies for managing screen time at home. This is often a difficult question given the individual nature of every household. However, there are a number of apps on the market that allow parents to have greater control over the devices in their household.
One such app is Google Family Link. This app allows parents to monitor screen time, set device bedtimes and manage the apps that can be used on a device.
But remember not all screen time is bad.
Screens are a part of family life and when used in moderation can offer positive benefits, like:
As part of Safer Internet Day, we all wrote our own pledges to help make the internet a safer place. Please see below.
Today the class participated in an online cyber safety conference – Safer Internet Day. This conference compliments the work that we have been doing within our classroom on the school’s rights and responsibilities.
Safer Internet Day
The presentation covered:
Below is some information for a programme on the ABC that will be beneficial to watch regarding transition from primary school to high school.