Cricket Coaching Masterclass
The Gosnells District Cricket Club is committed to developing and supporting junior cricket players in the community. They will be conducting a free two day cricket workshop for junior players (boys/girls) by their district premier grade overseas players. The workshop will cover – batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping.
The workshops will be held on Wednesday 28th November and Wednesday 5th December 4:30-6pm at Sutherlands Park.
For registration details click on the link below.
This week the students had a visit from Megan Brown from Waterwise Schools. Megan gave presentations to the students on a variety of Waterwise topics.
Megan explained about the important work of the Water Corporation and it’s role to provide clean and healthy water to Western Australians.
Megan showed us water ‘before’ it goes to the treatment plant.
And we compared the water to ‘cleaned’ water.
Megan told us how the dams used to provide Perth with enough drinking water but because of our drying climate we now have to source other water resources.
We learned how there is limestone in the ground around Perth. Limestone ‘holds’ water.
Megan showed us this fantastic model of the water cycle and we could see how the water soaks into the ground below.
We learned about the desalination process.
To conclude we learned that our drinking water comes from three sources – dam, ground and desalination.
The Year 5 students had an interesting presentation about how Aboriginal people valued and sourced water and the strategies that they used to locate sources.
The Year 6 students completed a quiz using Keepads.
We learned about the desalination process – how the water is processed using
- ultra filtration
- reverse osmosis and
- ultra violet light
This is the unit used in the reverse osmosis process.
The water goes through four stages before it is pumped into our water supply.
The Year 3 students participated in a drama activity about the water cycle.
The focus in the Year 4 session was to learn how leaves use and transport water. The students had the opportunity to use their Rotary microscopes.
We thank Megan from Waterwise Schools for sharing her Waterwise knowledge with us. The presentations were most informative.
As part of our HASS geography topic, students have been learning about different countries around the world. They created an online report about their country which included a recipe for a traditional type of food.
Students wrote the recipe as a procedure. They then looked at the ingredients required and ordered everything from Woolworths online while making sure they stuck to their $20 budget.
Students then prepared and cooked their foods in the staff room and served them to their family at open night!
N U M E R O
Numero is simple to play. Numero, at all levels, has only three rules. These rules govern all levels of play. In junior primary schools Numero is introduced in its simplest form and allows opportunities for students to develop very early number skills, as well as significant early problem-solving skills.
NUMERO follows 3 main rules:
- Numero is a game made for fun.
- It was only after Numero had been played by many individuals and started to spread to schools that its educational value was realised. This is now a main feature of this great card game.
- Numero provides a level of enjoyment that is shared across generations.
- In its simplest form, it presents real mental challenges to young minds. In between, there is a variety of stages suited to everyone. The common link being that Numero is FUN to play.
- Numero provides the mental gymnastics we all require.
- Numero develops a wide range of mathematical skills, including basic number recognition, basic number facts, speed of recall, combining operations and problem solving (at later stages).
- Numero introduces fractions, percentages, decimals and more complex mathematical concepts.
- Numero can be played at many different levels.
- Numero can be played by six-to-eighty-year-olds, mums and dads, university professors–anyone.
Our students would love to teach you how to play. We have only just started learning how to play but here is the link to some free instructional videos and posters to help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fFcAzcINBg
Please visit Numero.org
Over the last few weeks, Five Blue have been working hard writing narratives for their buddies. They interviewed their buddies to ask what kind of characters and storyline they would like, before getting to work creating their story.
After completing a draft, students then created a good copy of their narrative on their macbooks complete with animations and voiceovers, and all of this happened with book week sandwiched in the middle! We can’t wait to share our finished stories with our buddies!
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!