In Maths this term, we are exploring measurement. Today we looked at metres and centimetres. We talked about how we can measure smaller objects using centimetres and larger objects using metres. We had to measure some objects such as the length and width of the classroom,whiteboard our legs and arms.
Welcome back to Term 4 everyone! We hope the holidays have gone well for you all and that children are rested and ready for the next nine weeks of learning!
Yesterday the staff enjoyed a wonderful Professional Learning opportunity with Mr Brendan Spillane – an acclaimed Australian educator, speaker and coach. A former teacher and principal, Brendan has held senior roles, in an executive capacity, on professional associations at both state and national level in Australia. We thoroughly enjoyed the insights he had to share. He spoke with great wisdom, discernment, humour and passion and there were many ‘take home’ reminders and messages for us both personally and professionally
We are all feeling energised and ready for a productive, positive and rewarding term ahead!
All the very best to you and yours, be kind to each other and may we continue to strive to make our community an authentic reflection of the Gospel values we believe in.
Today our delightful Year 3 students received a presentation form Natasha and Janine from the Backyard Bandicoots research program at Murdoch University. Mrs Cogger has been liaising with Murdoch University about our own bandicoot living in St Emilie’s Bushland and she was keen to encourage the researchers to come out to the school for a visit.
The visit commenced with a powerpoint presentation about ‘Quendas’ which is the Noonjar word for the Southern Brown Bandicoot which is using our bushland habitat. Here are a few photos of the powerpoint presentation.
Natasha showed the students the night activation camera that they use to record images and videos of bandicoots.
Mrs Cogger was excited to be using the Learning Hub for the first time.
Click on the link below to hear Natasha explain how big a bandicoot is.
The students have been learning about Quendas during Science so they were confident at answering the questions posed to them by Natasha.
The students were also keen to share their bandicoot habitats that were constructed in Science this term.
Natasha and Janine shared a digital game with the students. Each student had their own Mac on which to play the game. In the game the bandicoot explored a bushland habitat and the students had to answer questions to move to the next level.
To conclude the visit Natasha and Janine played a quiz with the students. The students who answered correctly received a ‘bandicoot card’.
Click on the links below to hear Louis and Thomas share what they enjoyed most about the visit.
Mrs Cogger would like to sincerely thank Natasha and Janine from Murdoch University for coming to share their knowledge and research with the students. Both Natasha and Janine have given Mrs Cogger some ideas on how we can continue with this project with possible ideas for further investigations about the behaviour of Quendas.