On Wednesday 9th August, Year Six Blue had the pleasure of a visit from Father Giovanni. Father spoke candidly with our class and we learned many new things about him. He told us all about his last retreat to the Eastern States and we learnt about Sicily, Italy, where Father grew up. We also prayed together using one of the Social Justice prayers that we have written in Year Six. We shared an interesting time together and really enjoyed Father’s wonderful sense of humour and his interesting stories.
On Friday 17 June the year six girls participated in our interschool competition by playing netball in the Eagle’s Cup.
This week we played against St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. After weeks of training and an enthusiastic commitment from all the girls towards all training sessions Mrs Ryan and Miss Corkhill were very proud to see their teams succeed with a win. Miss Corkhill’s teams’ final score was 18-0 while Mrs. Ryan’s team battled it out for a 21 -16 win.
It was great to see all the girls working as a team, supporting each other and most importantly showing good sportsmanship towards our opposition. Well done girls!
On Tuesday 16 February, the Year Five and Six classes attended an excursion to Parliament House in Perth. The purpose of this excursion was to allow students to have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what ‘democracy’ is all about and to understand their role as active citizens who are able to vote and make decisions about issues affecting their lives.
The students had the opportunity to visit Parliament House where they learned about the Upper and Lower House. They also participated in a workshop on the three levels of government which supported them to identify the roles and responsibilities of the three levels of government in Australia: federal, state and local.
In another workshop, we participated in a ‘hands on’ activity which reinforced the importance of the voting process and the laws associated with this privilege.
We have had a positive and productive start to Year Six and we look forward to a great term where we will consolidate our leadership skills and concepts and understandings in all learning areas.
This week the Year Sixes met their Year Two buddies and began their new leadership responsibilities by helping and guiding them as they settle into school. They were all very attentive and did a great job establishing a rapport with their buddies!
We look forward to the term ahead and all the wonderful opportunities that it will bring! Thank you for your anticipated support throughout the year!