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posted Aug 30, 2017, 10:44 PM by BBPS School

Week 7, and what a busy week we have had – and there is only more to come!

 

Gr 4/5 Robogals

Last week, a group of grade 4 and 5 girls attended a Robogals workshop in the city. Students participated in activities that developed skills in coding, robotics and the design and make process. They reflected:

 

“I learnt that there are different types of engineering and it’s good that they want more girls in the engineering business due to equal rights, like in the AFL.”- Chloe D’Cruz

“We got to use computers to make robots move and it was really challenging.” – Zoe Farrell

“I enjoyed understanding how robots worked. I hadn’t done anything like this before.” – Chiara Darby

“We had to complete different challenges, testing each step every time to make it look or work better.” – Ella Kerr

 

Science and Technological Design – Year 5 Boys

The grade 5 boys explored a range of scientific challenges linking force and motion and electronic game design. Our Grade 6 ICT leaders led them in a coding lesson using the program, Scratch, and teachers supported students to use Bloxels Builder on the iPad.

Julie Shepherd

Our literacy consultant, Julie Shepherd, worked in classrooms this week focusing on effective reading and writing practices.  Due to small attendance numbers at the parent session on Tuesday morning, Julie has rescheduled a session on writing and spelling for 2018. 


Book Week

How wonderful to see so many of our students dressed as their favourite book character for our annual parade. Congratulations to all our students and the behind the scenes work of their parents to ensure a very colourful and fun filled parade. Special congratulations to our Library captains, Ben Davis (Cat in the Hat) and Emma Mitchell (one of the 3 blind mice), who led a fantastic whole school event. Many thanks to Sophie, Aaron Steel and Jo Manning for supporting our leaders. Miss Manning challenged all students to read for longer than their usual daily period this week, encouraging them to read a variety of texts exploring titles and authors beyond their usual choices.


Father’s Day

Don’t forget that our Father’s Day breakfast is on tomorrow in the hall, from 7.45am. We look forward to welcoming all dads, grandads or special persons that can come and have breakfast at school as a celebration of this day.

Students will also have an opportunity to purchase a gift from the Fathers’ Day Stall during school time on Friday.


Art Show

Please note that there will be no assembly on Monday, 4th September due to preparation for our annual Art Show. Please see our newsletter for further details about this great event, taking place next Wednesday, 6th September.


 ICT Survey

An email went home this week inviting you to complete a short survey about your understanding and thoughts of our current Years 4-6 1:1 BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program.  We welcome feedback from P-6, so please click here to access the Survey, which will close in two weeks.


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