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Science Week Challenge

For Science Week, students were challenged to choose an area that affects global sustainability. They then had to research and come up with an idea that could help solve this issue. This voluntary project was completed by 5 students in Room 32. They worked worked extremely hard and came up with some awesome ideas! Here are some photos of the day.

 

 

 

 

 

PEAC

The Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) program provides part time extension for gifted and talented students in Years 5 and 6.

PEAC offers a range of courses that provide the most able students with opportunities for extension and enrichment work that is intellectually challenging.

 All students across the state in government schools, who are in Year 4, will have the opportunity to be assessed for suitability for the PEAC Program.

 Students who are performing well at school are possible candidates for the program. There are some students in Year 4 whose potential is not so easily recognized.  There may be students who are underachieving at school and there are some students who demonstrate certain skills and abilities more at home than at school.

 Together, we can ensure that all students who have potential for high academic performance are identified.

 The testing for PEAC will take place at Aubin Grove Primary School NEXT week on Wednesday morning. We would appreciate if medical appointments etc could be timetabled around the allocated testing time for your child’s class as outlined below:

 If you object to your child being assessed for inclusion in the PEAC program, please email your class teacher letting them know.

 There will be two tests: Verbal Reasoning and Mathematical Reasoning. Both of these assessments take 20 minutes to complete. The Department of Education and Training will score the results electronically. Your child’s actual test results will remain confidential, the school will only be told who is and who isn’t eligible for the program.

 Notification of success in gaining a placement into the 2018 & 2018 PEAC program will be provided to the school and then sent to parents later in Term 4 2017.

 If you have any questions about the PEAC selection process and future educational programs, please contact Nola Smith Deputy Principal Aubin Grove Primary.

Swimming Lessons

If you would like your child to take place in swimming during weeks 3 and 4, could you please ensure you have paid the required amount by Wednesday of week 2.

Thank you!

NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.

Aubin Grove was lucky enough to be visited by a group of Indigenous Australian dancers who showed us some of their traditional dance moves. Here are a few photos of the visit.

Our Assembly

Thank you to everyone who came down to see our awesome assembly in Week 7 we hope you all thoroughly enjoyed it! Our class worked very hard to create our own version of the song ‘There’s a hole in the bucket.’ Here’s a few pictures of our class in their costumes.

Crazy Hair Day

What an awesome day filled with crazy hair! Thank you to students who donated a gold coin and participated in this years Crazy Hair Day. Here are some photos of our wonderful and wacky day!

STEM Challenge

This year Room 32 have taken part in different STEM challenges. STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

For our balloon STEM challenge students were placed into groups of four. They were then given 15 minutes to build the tallest tower possible using only balloons and sticky tape. At the end of the challenge we measured each of the 7 teams towers and declared the winners. Not only did this activity help students to think critically, it enabled students to communicate and collaborate with peers.

For our second STEM challenge students were placed in groups and once again  challenged to build the tallest tower, this time using marshmallows and uncooked pasta. Students were then asked to reflect on their efforts.

Stay tuned for our third Stem challenge which will be taking place in the second half of Term 3. Please enjoy some of the photos taken on the day.

 

Roblox

Dear parents,

It has come to the school’s attention that students have been playing an online game called Roblox at home. Roblox is an online social community where people can play and communicate with one another. Alarmingly, some students may have been ‘friending’ unknown accounts and have been talking on the chat function. Through our eSafety Health program, students are taught about the danger of chatting to people online. We encourage parents/carers to reinforce this message and monitor usage at home. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Smith in the admin office.

Regards, 

Year 4 Team

KAGAN

In Week 9, Room 32 was lucky enough to be visited by Mrs Matthews, one of our lovely Impact Coaches here at Aubin Grove. Mrs Matthews kindly explained some great ways to make use of KAGAN Cooperative Learning in the classroom. The visit gave us plenty to look forward to, with the class spending the morning devising group chants, group dances and participating in some fantastic team building activities.

KAGAN Cooperative Learning is one of the most extensively researched educational innovations of all time. There are approximately one thousand research studies documenting its effectiveness and showing that Cooperative Learning induces gains across all content areas, all grade levels, and in all types of students including; special needs, high achieving, gifted, urban, rural, and across all ethnic and racial groups.

One of the most popular games the students participated in, ‘The Human Pretzel’, was designed to encourage team work and build rapport. For this activity, students (in groups of four) had to twist their bodies into pretzels. One of the four students was then tasked with untangling the other members of their group. Overall, it was amazing morning filled with laughter and some outstanding team work. We look forward to using KAGAN in our classroom in the future.

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