On Thursday 24th May, our Year Five’s went on an excursion to Fremantle to learn more about Australian history. Some of our stops included:
The roundhouse, which was WA’s first prison
A replica of the Dutch trading ship, The Duyfken, which carried goods to neighbouring countries like Indonesia, and explored some of Australia’s coastline in the 1600’s
The Fremantle Prison, which we learnt was built by convicts along with other buildings around Fremantle and Perth.
Monument Hill – where monuments stand to honour soldiers who have fought in wars throughout our history.
We had a fantastic day and we were all very thankful that the weather held off for our excursion. A HUGE thank you to our parent volunteers who helped make the day a safe and enjoyable excursion for all!
On Friday 10th February, students from years 5 and 6 took part in our ‘wellbeing day’. Students were grouped in their houses and rotated through four different activities for the day. Miss Hynes & Miss Thomas led a healthy eating session where students enjoyed delicious, fresh dips along with celery and carrot sticks. Mrs Ryan held a meditation session which incorporated reflective music and quiet activities and finally, Mr Naden and Jacob Aquino organised different fitness stations and team building activities which involved a lot of running, jumping, muscle building and communication. All activities were aimed at improving our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and of course, our teamwork skills and house spirit!
The day was a huge success and we look forward to more Wellbeing Days in the future!
This term in Integrated Studies, students have have been working on an economics small business project. After learning about how our needs impact on where and how we live, students chose their own groups and came up with an idea for a business that could address a need or a want.
The initial stages of the project involved creating a company name, logo and vision statement. A Year Six stock exchange was then set up and groups share prices fluctuate according to their output each week. Each company was given a list of ethical decisions that had consequences for each choice, and they produced an analysis of an Asian country and Australia to help identify potential customers.
Students have also set up a company website to store all their work throughout the unit, and they have begun filming advertisements for their companies. This project focuses on how Asia and Australia are connected and provides students with the knowledge of how understanding money and its management can help us to meet our wants. Students have investigated why trade is necessary and through their business decisions, they begin to discuss financial concepts like wages, tax, budgets and inflation with the goal of becoming more financially astute in order to make more informed and considered decisions about the products they purchase or request to be bought for them.
Groups set up their own websites
They created a business flyer complete with QR code link to their website