Safer Internet Day – February 6th 2018

Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual, worldwide event held on Tuesday 6 February 2018 to help encourage a better internet, with this year’s theme ‘Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you’. We will be discussing Internet safety at school and reminding students of our school acceptable Internet use agreement, which is signed by families and students upon enrollment at our school. We have a Prep – Year 2 and Year 3-6 internet acceptable use agreement. Copies of the agreement are available in the office foyer and are included below.

All classes will be doing activities to celebrate Safer Internet Day on Tuesday the 6th of February. There are many excellent resources and games for students of all ages and also informative parent information about cyber safety available on the Australian Government Office of the eSafety Commissioner Office website. The school Digital Technologies blog has also a parent page with links to parent information.

Mount Martha Primary School Prep to Year 2 Acceptable Use Internet Agreement

Mount Martha Primary School Year 3 – 6 Acceptable Use Internet Agreement

Welcome to 6C’s Blog

Welcome to the 6C class blog for 2018. We would love all parents to take the time to subscribe by email. This means you will receive a notification when a new post is created. We would love to hear from you and we can’t wait to get parent comments about the learning we share with you.

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Ms Gadsby and Mrs Cooper have finished their first week of school feeling extremely satisfied; they have enjoyed getting to know their new class and feel positive about how the year will progress.

We hope you are also feeling in good spirits about the year ahead.

Although we only had three days of classes it’s amazing how much we managed to fit in. Some of the things we got up to included being presented with our Year 6 jumpers, sport, doing a ‘cold write’, making a ‘me cube’, starting a self portrait and attending LOTE.

Did you make any new friends this week?

Do you feel comfortable in your new class?

Did you particularly enjoy any of the activities we did? If so, which ones?

What are you looking forward to this year?

We hope you’ve had a lovely weekend and we’ll see you on Monday.

6C Update

The students in 6C have just two weeks to go now in Year 6. The year has really flown by. They have all grown enormously, both physically and academically during the past 12 months, and are well and truly ready to move on to secondary school.

We have been busy practicing for graduation with everything coming together really well. It will be a fantastic evening.

For all the parents who have helped out in the classroom, with any extra-curricular activities or with any of the whole school activities, we appreciate your assistance and would like you to come to the special morning tea this Thursday at 11.00 pm in the Staff Centre to thank you for your efforts.

Below are photos of the students enjoying the sports and craft activities on Japanese Day in November.


What is happening in 6C!

Last week, for the last time, the students in 6C were entertained and educated by Harold in the Life Ed van. Following the session where the students discussed many issues involving making informed choices about drugs, smoking and alcohol. Completing the associated workbook is one of the requirements for homework this week.

Bike Ed has been going well. It is good to refresh the student’s memories about bicycle safety and being responsible when riding in the community. Thank you to parents who have helped out with the sessions. After this week Bike Ed has a few weeks break to allow for the Curriculum Day (Friday, November 10th) and Japanese Day (Friday, November, 17th). Some photos of the program are included below.

The filming now is all complete and Bruce is frantically editing all of the footage from the nine senior classes in preparation for the movie’s world wide premiere at Rosebud Cinema on Tuesday, November 28th followed up by sessions on Wednesday the 29th. We have seen the ‘rushes’ (unedited footage) from our filming day and with Bruce’s magic, it will look fantastic.

Sensei Nickeas has planned an action filled Japanese day with lots of fun and learning. Soon the students will learn whether they are representing ‘Shiro’ (the white team) or ‘Aka’ (the red team).

Graduation preparation is well under way with Miss Bell and Mr Beirne spending lots of time collaborating with the students to plan their contribution to the evening’s entertainment and formalities. A group of parents are also busy planning and organising the ‘neon/glow’ themed decorations that will convert the gym into an amazing setting for the big occasion.

In Maths Groups, we are revisiting multiplication and division to ensure the students have good knowledge and understanding of these functions before they head off to secondary school.

Poetry has been the focus in Literacy. The students have learnt about the structure of poetry and written some excellent poems themselves. We are now moving onto Narratives

The Natural Disasters project has just started in Inquiry and will be the last big project that these students do in primary school. In small groups they will be required to present their research information based on a natural disaster from Europe or North America.


Coding Games

Please take the time to have a play of some of the amazing games that our Year 6 students have been coding using Scratch and There will be more games added as they are completed!

Made with Padlet

KidsMatter Parent Survey

Dear Parents,
The KidsMatter Parent Survey will close at the end of next week. Thank you to the parents who have already completed the survey and added comments for us to use in our forward planning for KidsMatter. We would still love to hear from more parents, so if you haven’t had a chance to complete the survey, please try to do so by the end of next week. Your responses and comments are important to us.
The link to the survey is still listed below in a previous blog, or you can use the URL code in the school newsletter!
Kind regards,
Karen Hodgkins and the KidsMatter Team.

Life Education Parent Session

Dear Parents,
Life Education is visiting our school from next Monday 23rd of October.
As part of this visit a complimentary Parent Information Session is offered. The duration of the session is approximately 30 minutes and is held in the Mobile Learning Centre (MLC) on Monday 23rd October at 9am.
This gives parents an opportunity to gain an understanding of what the students will experience during the session.

Karen Walker
Assistant Principal

Bike Ed

Don’t forget that Bike Ed starts this Friday, so please ensure that all bikes are in safe working order, and all helmets are approved and in good condition. (see the ‘Important Dates’ information in this blog for the dates of the remaining four sessions).

6C’s Film

What a beautiful day it was today for filming our scenes in the up coming movie ‘The Nine Realms’.

Thankyou to all the children for being so patient, taking direction so well and remembering all their lines, saying them so clearly and in character. You all did such a great job.

Thank you to the parents who helped with the face painting. You made everyone look fantastic.

And of course, thanks to Bruce – the writer, director and producer!

Below is our movie of the filming. We can’t wait to see ourselves on the big screen at Rosebud Cinema next month.

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