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.
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.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation was described by Pope Francis as a special way to enable people to touch the grandeur of God’s mercy with their own hands.
During Week Two of this term, many of our Year Three children received this beautiful sacrament for the first time. They then celebrated, with family and friends, during the weekend’s Thanksgiving Masses.
Thank you to Miss Tiana Massimi and Miss Chantelle Goodall for their special efforts in preparing the children and journeying, with families, throughout the sacramental program. We sincerely thank Mrs Lyn Harkins, our Parish Sacramental Coordinator.
Thank you, also, to Father Chien and Father Giovanni for their valuable input to preparations and for their spiritual guidance.
We hope this sacrament will continue to be a source of comfort, peace and renewal for them all now and into the future.