Yr 5 – What is Pentecost and what does it mean to us? Acts 2:1-5 The Coming of the Holy Spirit When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a noise came from heaven. It sounded like a strong wind blowing. This noise filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw something that looked like flames of fire. The flames were separated and stood over each person there. They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak different languages. The Holy Spirit was giving them the power to do this. There were some godly Jews in Jerusalem at this time. They were from every country in the world. Today we discussed what Pentecost means to us and how our thinking is different from others. We put ourselves into the shoes of the disciples and made a Y chart about how they might have felt being there. Learning Link: Ask your child what they know about Pentecost and how they imagined what it might have felt like when the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit.
Staff Hosted – Biggest Morning Tea Fundraiser Today at St Bernadette’s our staff gathered for the Biggest Morning Tea. So many creative treats were whipped up by our talented staff. Not only great educators - but excellent bakers! Money was raised for the Cancer Foundation. It was a wonderful way to fundraise, gather and indulge in some mouthwatering treats.
Yr 3 & 4 Apple Education & Healsville Sanctuary On Tuesday, the Year 3 and 4 students went to Healesville Sanctuary to be researchers. We were investigating our Big Question - How are living things connected? Today we are working with Phil Cristofaro who is an Apple Educator. We are learning how to use KeyNote to create a multi modal presentation of our findings about animals we saw on the excursion. Learning at Home Link: Ask your child to share the different features of KeyNote that they learnt how to use today.
Yr 5 & 6 i Time Community Kitchen Enquiry Today a group of Year 5 & 6 students investigated our new St Bernadette’s Community Kitchen. These students have created their own personal inquiry question around cooking, which is part of the Design Technology in the Victorian Curriculum.Today they toured the kitchen as researchers and took photographs to assist them in planning for their ‘cooking time’. They collaborated with others and brainstormed some ‘ Agreed Ways’ for our St Bernadette’s Community Kitchen. There was great excitement from students and we look forward to using this fantastic new asset of our school. Maybe this experience might produce a future Master Chef!
Yr 3 – 6 – Learn to play Chess – every Thursday lunchtime Yesterday chess experts Grant and Izzie visited St Bernadette’s at lunchtime and demonstrated some winning chess moves. They gave us some instructions sheets which were useful in allowing us to improve our thinking skills. We now have a group of approx 30 keen chess players, which is fantastic. How’s your Chess game?
Yr 1 – Art How can I create a face using paper skills? Year 1 students have been exploring the topic of portraits and the different ways that they can create them. This current project is focusing on the use of paper and paper skills, including cutting, fringing, bending, layering, folding and curling. Perhaps children might share these skills with those at home.