Adam, Eliza and Owen from DPS are bike riding to raise money for those less fortunate. Please see the links below if you would like to support in any way. What a fabulous way of demonstrating our value of ‘Acceptance!’
Adam is riding 21 kilometres for ‘Step Up Your Way’ for Down Syndrome Victoria.
Eliza is riding for ‘Tour de Kids’ for one of our students, Louisa Coleman.
Owen is riding for kids cancer medical research in the ‘Great Cycle Challenge.’
Students have been working well in class and getting back into routine. It has been great to see students working with teachers and class mates during learning time and sharing some great work with Nic and I as we visit classes. One Year 3 student shared a narrative they had begun and were very proud of. Jayden’s story was written neatly and built to the problem for the superheroes. We can’t wait to see how it ends.
We have had some visits to share some excellent learning from some writing lessons. In Year 4 Jai was able to construct a car and write about it, describing the type of car and using great punctuation. Izzy, Elena and Sawyer also shared some descriptive writing about Zog, that also focused on using connectives such as ‘because’ and ‘so’ to add further detail to their writing and develop compound sentences. This writing linked to the drawings of Zog and brainstorming of adjectives completed while reading the book with the class.
COVID has not been kind to our veggie garden this year. We have been unable to be in there and as a result it was very much like a forest! We have spent some time in there over the holidays and the past couple of weeks mowing, edging and weeding! Our Green Thumbs, Sustainability team and eager volunteers from the Alonso family have ‘found’ the garden beds and yesterday, Mrs Hoyne and Mrs Burgess worked with a small group of students, following COVID protocols, to complete more weeding and planting of some seedlings. Unfortunately, our Scarecrows have seen better days and really need a revamp!