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 Code.org. There will be more games added as they are completed!

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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.

Nude Food Day – this Friday

Nude Food Day, supported by Nude Food Movers and in partnership with Nutrition Australia, creates a globally recognised day in which we can all come together and show our support towards healthy eating and waste reduction.

On Friday the 20th of October we are encouraging all students to bring fresh, healthy, rubbish free lunches to our school in support of Nude Food Day.

Nude Food Day is a chance for our students to realise what they can do for their health and the health of the planet. An event like this can give all of us at Mount Martha Primary School a taste of the benefits, ease and fun involved in packing a healthy, wrapper free lunch!

From Harry, Connor, Coco and Kya (Yr 6 Nude Food Leadership Group)

End of Term News

There has been so much happening over the past few weeks in 6C with the Summer Lightning Premiership, Year 6 Market and the Footy Parade. In class we have done experiments to help our understanding of chemical science and made sandwiches using a peer’s procedural text. The students have used mindfulness to help clear their minds and refocus on the task at hand.

Fourth Term is looking just as busy with the film, Bike Ed, Life Ed and Graduation. So everyone have a safe and relaxing break and refresh the batteries for a big last term of primary school.

Below are some photos of the fun we have been having.


Year 6 Market

After months of hard work and much use of the ‘You Can Do It’ foundations of organisation, getting along, confidence, persistence and resilience, it was great to finally see all of the Year 6 student’s efforts rewarded with the market being such a huge success. What an amazing sight it was to see all of the colourful market stalls inundated with excited customers all enjoying themselves either sampling the scrumptious food, soaking in the creativity of the art and craft stalls or testing themselves with some of the challenging games and activities.

The students did a fantastic job in setting up and packing up; they were one big team with everyone helping each other. Thanks to everyone who helped to ensure that the day was a success for the students including the sponsors, office staff, pre-service teachers, all other school staff and of course the parents, who have had to endure months of stress, demands, tears, driving students to collect donated goods, borrowing and carting around huge marquees, and constructing various items; the list goes on.

Congratulations and thanks everyone.

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