During NAIDOC Week our Reception mid-year intake students sung a care for country as a part of their acknowledgement of the week. Please watch their performance below.
Ms Belinda Melville-Jones, Reception Teacher – Mid Year Intake
YEARS 3 TO 6 AWARDS ASSEMBLY
On Wednesday 11 November, students from Years 3 to 6 came together to celebrate their learning in Semester 2 of this year. The work presented was an outstanding collection of learning opportunities and investigations, highlighting the great curriculum offered by our teaching staff. The boys were very proud of their work and deservingly so. We also recognised the ICAS award winners and some individual excellent performances in the arts that were celebrated on the day.
Mr Nathan Rose, Primary Coordinator & Year 6 Teacher
YEAR 6 VISIT TO ROCCO’S PIZZA
On Monday 16 November our Year 6 students visited Rocco’s Pizza on Findon Road. The boys were given a lesson on the importance of healthy eating in comparison to processed foods. Rocco and Janis, the owners of Rocco’s Pizza, spoke about the sourdough base, the pizza toppings and how our bodies process certain foods.
The boys had a wonderful experience where they observed the process of making and cooking the pizza in a wood oven. Students were lucky enough to finish their visit with taste testing the margherita and salami pizzas. Thank you to Rocco and Janis on sharing their knowledge with us and giving us the opportunity to enjoy their wonderful pizzas!
Mrs Giulietta Saraceno, Languages Teacher – Primary
MAKING A MARK – RECEPTION GOLD VISUAL ARTS INCURSION
On Monday 16 November, our mid-year intake Reception Gold students participated in a drawing workshop in the new Art Centre at the Primary Campus. This workshop was delivered by the AGSA (Art Gallery of SA) facilitators, and engaged students in drawing outside of the gallery. The multi-stationed workshop was inspired by their 10 ways of thinking where students are led through a range of drawing activities. There is an emphasis on close observation, textural mark making, risk taking and creative thinking.
There were many “wow” moments for the students, and the adult supervisors really enjoyed being a part of this new discovery of working with materials and art effects. The wonder that children express at such a young age with visual arts is inspiring, and the new art room was showcased and used to its full potential. The conversations and interaction with natural and bought resources was very well paired with the playful pedagogies training that primary staff are currently undertaking.
Students made individual illustration books, collaborative pieces, torn collages and temporary charcoal artworks. The workshop was a lot of fun and enjoyed by all attended.
Ms Kate Tyrwhitt, Visual Art & Design Teacher – Primary