Students have been given the option to take part in a one day interschool sport of T-20 cricket against other schools in the Moreland district. Notes have been sent home. It is hoped that they are returned by tomorrow to give enough time to ensure we have enough teams. The official QKR close date is Tuesday.
Grde 5/6s have been studying poetry this term. An exciting opportunity has come up for students to enter a competition, where they submit a haiku on the topic of "seasons". Students have learnt all about haikus, so this is a chance for them to consolidate their skills and enter a competition. Entries close October 12 and students must have parental permission to enter.
Click the website below for more details.
Yesterday, our class was lucky enough to have a physicist come out to help us measure the circumference of the earth. We teamed up with a school in Cairns in order to complete our calculations.
Below are the instructions and photos of the day. A big thank you to Matthew for a very interesting session.
Our midyear Parent Teacher interviews will be held on Tuesday 26th June at the school, in room 12. Your child’s midyear report will be made available to you to read prior to this interview and then you can discuss the report with me in the interview. Please arrive at least 5mins prior to your allotted time. Notes have been sent home.
Last term the Modern Languages Teachers Association of Victoria (MLTAV) spent a day at CNPS filming our Italian program.
The film is now available on the Victorian Department of Education and Training Fuse website.
It is one of a series of films showcasing best practice language programs in Victoria.
Grazie to everyone who participated and helped out with the filming. Bravi!
See our clip here:
Carnevale is fast approaching! It will be held on the last Friday of term. Details are on the italiano blog:
At 5pm this Wednesday 30th May, CNPS will be holding an info session for parents needing assistance to login to Compass. Eldest students were sent home with a green letter containing their family username and temporary password a couple of weeks ago.
If you haven’t yet logged into Compass for the first time, feel free to attend.
Wednesday 30th May
5pm in Room 1 in the cream building.
Bring your green letter (with login details) and your mobile device.
There’ll be laptops for you to use if you don’t have your mobile with you.
Over the last few weeks 5/6C have been participating in a range of code activities. These include some 'unplugged' coding as well as using block coding online. Today the students created their own games. See your child's website for a sample of the game.
On Tuesday and Thursday this week the grade 6 students participated in some coding activities using the school’s Ozobots. Students were asked to draw a variety of shapes and maps which had different measurements and coding requirements. At the completion of each session, students shared their strategies and different problem solving approaches.
Please find some pictures of these activities attached.
Our Passion Projects are well and truly underway. We’re seeing lots of great research being done on some interesting topics. These projects are a direct response to the student opinion survey data that showed students wanted a greater say over what they are learning about. Each student has individually selected the topic/question for their project and developed their own questions to investigate and research.
Students are given one session a week for their Passion Projects within the classroom. This time is used to plan and/or develop questions to investigate, seek assistance and receive some feedback from the teacher and work further on their project.
Students set themselves some goals for what they want to achieve each week in regards to their Passion Project. So, some weeks your child may need to complete 20 minutes each night on the project, while other weeks it may be 30 minutes for 3 nights. Passion Projects do not have a set due date, as each student has their own unique question that they need to answer. One student’s Passion Project may take 4 weeks, while another may take 8. It just depends on the topic.
Once they feel they have answered their question (or multiple questions on their topic) and have presented their information in a chosen form, they will present to the class what they have found. Passion Projects are ongoing, so once a student finishes their first Passion Project, they will put forward a new idea for their next one. It will continue to progress that way.
Students have been encouraged to use different ways to research information such as interviews, surveys or visiting different locations. Students have also been encouraged to break their project into manageable parts and use the calendar on their computer’s desktop to identify the best times in their week to complete tasks. Something they will need to be able to manage moving towards secondary school.
These projects are a way for students to develop their goal setting, time management, questioning skills, presentation skills and challenge themselves. However, if you would like encourage your child’s line of questioning or challenge them to investigate an element of their project in greater detail, teachers are happy for this to occur. Further to this, if students want to build upon their learning this is also encouraged. For example, after researching about different endangered animals a student might decide to set up a fundraiser to help protect a certain species or their environment.
If you have any further questions regarding this please contact your child’s teacher.