Monthly Archives: September 2015

Neighbourhood Watch

On the 16th September 2015 Senior Constable Joe Clarke from the Victoria Police came to visit grade 6 children. The purpose was for Joe to introduce us to the Neighbourhood Watch program. Joe shared information with us about what we can do to protect a crime scene. Did you know that 90% of evidence (finger prints etc.) are destroyed by dads! Did you also know that 95% of all bikes stolen in Mildura are stolen from the front yard of the house! Remember to put your bike behind the gates. Joe showed us how to dust for finger prints and how to preserve finger prints for evidence. We are looking forward to more visits from the Neighbourhood Watch program next term.
Hasan, Kaelah, Luke and Zeek 6N.
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6W – This is Dawson’s reflection of the lesson….

“I felt good when Joe was here because I had organised it.
To start off, Joe drew a picture of a house block and showed us where a crime had happened. He asked us, “if you were the cops, what would you do?” Joe then showed us where to tape off the scene, where and how to look for fingerprints and where to look for footprints.
Joe did some examples of where/how to find those things like, fingerprints on a bench top and footprints in the garden.
Next we did finger print dusting. First Joe showed us the different types of dusting dusts. The first was white, it’s used on dark surfaces because it’s easier to see. The second type was black dust, it’s used on light coloured surfaces.
Joe chose me to come up and be an example. I had to run my fingers through my hair, then put my hand on a cup. Joe dusted the cup for my prints and they were very easy to see.
I really enjoyed the lesson because Joe made it interesting. I’m looking forward to our next lessons next term.”
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Grade 1 visit to Coles Supermarket

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Today we went to Coles. We got some fruit and water. It was fun. By Ryan Peterson

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Today 1G and 1Z went to Coles and we met Bec and Bianca. They showed us a secret place, it was a fridge, lift and freezer, then we went to the bakery to watch the man make some scrolls, then we bought some fruit. We went through the checkout, paid and then got change. Coles gave us free water. We walked back to school then we sat on the grass and ate our fruit and it was yummy. It was fun.
Melisa Isikli

Today, 1G and 1Z walked to Coles. We went because we are learning about being healthy. First we walked to Coles and when we got there we met Bec and Bianca. They took us to the fridge, then they took us on a machine. Then they took us to the freezer and through the bakery. We picked a fruit and we got to go through the checkout. Then we walked back to school and ate our fruit. I had fun.
Indi Avery

Today 1G and 1Z walked to Coles. It was a long walk. When we got there I was very excited. When we went inside we met tour girls called Bec and Bianca and they were very nice. They gave us a tour around Coles. First we went to the fridge. Next we walked down a hallway to a freezer. Next we went to the bakery. We watched a man make scrolls then Bianca showed us a lift. Then Miss Greenfield gave us 3 dollars each. Bianca told us we could choose from a banana, apple, orange or mandarin. We paid for our fruit and Coles gave us free water then we walked back to school. I had a really fun time.
William Maynard

Literacy and Numeracy Week Buddy Grade Activities

5DT, Prep O & Prep J Literacy & Numeracy Week

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5P & Prep H caught up on Wednesday 9th September to share our love of learning as part of Literacy & Numeracy Week.
Reading activity – Grade 5 buddies read their prep buddies a story online from www.wegivebooks.com .
Maths activity – Grade 5 buddies used teddies, cars, dinosaurs etc to help their prep buddies create addition and subtractions equations. Lots of fun and learning was had by all!

Grade 1 and 3 – Numeracy activities
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Literacy and Numeracy Activities

6N with 2M and 2N

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6P with 2O and 2S
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Book Week Dress Up Day

Students and teachers had a fabulous day dressing up and participating in numerous literacy activities throughout the day. Many thanks to all parents for supporting students at the parade.

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