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  1. The 5/6 Neighbourhood blog has moved!

    AMpWed, 22 Oct 2014 01:35:43 -040035Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog


    Exciting news!  The 5/6 Neighbourhood blog has now officially moved!  For all future info and updates please visit us at our new site HERE!


  2. PHPS Disco

    AMpFri, 17 Oct 2014 03:00:05 -040000Friday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog


    Roll up, roll up to our wonderful CARNIVAL/DISCO  Night – Friday 24th October from 6pm –8pm at the gym/back oval. We will have an evening of dancing and laughter. There will be a few surprises and some prizes for best costumes and dancers. You may impress us with a hoola hoop or create a magnificent mask – there will be something for everyone! Most importantly it is an opportunity to catch up with our wonderful community. Bring a picnic and a picnic blanket or chairs to sit on – we hope you can make it!

    Email Kathryn at if you have any questions.

  3. Change Expo

    AMpMon, 15 Sep 2014 07:57:29 -040057Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Dear 5/6 Families,

    We would like to invite you to our Change Expo. This Expo will present the ideas, influences and creations the students have developed during their investigation into,

    “What drives and motivates change?”

    Some students have worked on ‘pop-ups’, investigating what it means to affect change in the attitudes, behaviours and understandings of others. Another group of students have investigated people who have made change through their significant contributions to society. The final group have explored various changes that have occurred in society through invention, shifting paradigms and adaptation.

    The Expo is being held in the 5/6 neighbourhood on Thursday 18th of September and will be open to the parents anytime between 5-6pm.

    It is encouraged that all students attend the Expo at this time, to present their learning to the parent community. The doors will be open at 4:50 for students to come in and prepare for their presentations.

    We apologise for the late notice of this invitation, however we look forward to seeing you there!

    ~  5/6 Team

    (Robert, Tash, Anna, Tim & Kate and all of the 5/6 students)

  4. Visitor – Tuesday 16th September

    AMpMon, 15 Sep 2014 02:52:42 -040052Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Dear 5/6 families,

    As part of our school inquiry project, we are inviting an ASRC (Asylum Seeker Resource Centre) speaker to talk about asylum seekers. As part of this workshop there is a gold coin donation required, which goes towards helping asylum seekers through the ASRC. The speaker will be coming tomorrow, Tuesday 16th of September at 2:30pm.

    Thank you,

    Isaac and Giuls

  5. The Great Book Swap

    AMpThu, 04 Sep 2014 02:05:05 -040005Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Book Swap


    To help raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to buy books for remote indigenous communities who don’t have access to books we’re holding a Great Big Book Swap. It also means we all get to have a new book!!!
    There are schools involved across Australia and the target is $100,000 to buy 10,000 books.
    If every child can please bring a book to school on Weds Sept 17 that they love but no longer want and a gold coin donation, then they can be part of the book swap. By donating a gold coin, they can then swap their book for a new book that someone else has donated.
    They just need to bring their books to the gym before school starts on Weds Sept. 17 and the gym will turn into a huge book swapping bookshop at lunch time. 
    Hopefully everyone will be involved so we can all raise money for a very important cause and have a terrific new book to take home. Check out the website for more information:

  6. 3d printing kids challenge

    AMpSun, 31 Aug 2014 07:41:14 -040041Sunday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    From CGTRader’s website:

    3D Printing Kids Challenge: Learn, Dream, Create


    If your brain is bubbling with ideas, you have a flair for technology and have the guts to go head to head with other young geniuses like yourself, take this challenge and see your inventions come to life.

    Do you see ways how to improve the school life, home and leisure time using 3D-printed objects? Have you developed an inspiring toy concept or come up with a brilliant invention for everyday problems? Then go ahead and design it. The easiest way to develop a truly inventive idea for your project is to find something that causes trouble, a daily problem that gets people frustrated, something that requires a creative approach – then put your mind to it and offer a 3D printing-inspired solution.

    We will welcome a wide range of good quality 3D printable models from juniors aged 14 & under.

    Let your imagination roam free – learn, dream, create!


  7. Cyber(smart:) Information Session

    AMpThu, 14 Aug 2014 10:18:20 -040018Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    CYBERSMART Poster 3 - Privacy-01

  8. 2014 Book Week

    PMpSun, 03 Aug 2014 19:25:44 -040025Sunday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    _DSC3752As part of Book Week the students will be participating in a whole school mini inquiry, commencing on Monday the 11th  of August  and concluding with a special 2.30 pm assembly  on Thursday 21st of August. A big part of the inquiry will be to investigate, through book talk, how readers connect to the stories they read, and the kinds of personal, social, cultural and literary assumptions the writer is making about their reader.   A reader’s prior knowledge and experiences support readers in responding to the meanings of the texts they read.  Book talk not only encourages students to engage in and respond to the books they are reading, but by listening  to the varied experiences of  their peers, also enriches their own experience of the text. As a community of readers, we would like to extend an invitation for parents to come into the neighbourhood of their child and share a book that resonated with them at a similar age.  Please let your child’s teachers know if you would like to participate in sharing your experience with the children  by arranging a suitable time for this to occur.

    Tim Aris

    Student learning

  9. Learning Agreement Week 3 Term 3

    AMpWed, 30 Jul 2014 04:00:12 -040000Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Week 3_Term 3_LA.docx


    PMpTue, 29 Jul 2014 19:45:55 -040045Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    The way kids are punished has been a big talking point over the past few weeks. Two comments started it all. First, the National Children’s Commissioner said putting kids in a ‘naughty corner’ might go against their rights. Then, a national education advisor said he would support the return of corporal punishment in some schools.

    Do you think Naughty Corner type punishments go against your rights as a child?


  11. Week 2 Learning Agreement

    PMpTue, 22 Jul 2014 18:54:24 -040054Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog


    Hi Everyone,
    You’ll notice our Learning Agreement looks different this term. We’re trying to make this document more interactive and personalised by guiding the children to identify and highlight their learning tasks and goals themselves. Whilst all students are currently being given support, we do anticipate that many will be able to highlight their targets/tasks with greater independence and confidence soon. We would like to assure you that all students are being supported, and ongoing additional guidance will be provided for students who require it. The idea is that the LA tasks will be specific to the learning needs of each child. You should notice these working documents getting busier and busier as we progress into term 3!  If you have any feedback or questions, please feel free to discuss with any of the 5/6 teachers.

    Week 2_Term 3_LA.docx


  12. Literacy Focus – Setting: The Hobbit

    AMpMon, 21 Jul 2014 07:56:21 -040056Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

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  13. Literacy Focus – Setting: Hugo

    AMpMon, 21 Jul 2014 07:53:35 -040053Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

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  14. Literacy Focus – Setting: The Wizard of Oz

    AMpMon, 21 Jul 2014 07:45:18 -040045Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

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  15. Vocabulary Log

    PMpThu, 17 Jul 2014 21:54:17 -040054Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Vocabulary Log.docx

  16. Reading Log

    PMpThu, 17 Jul 2014 21:47:36 -040047Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog


  17. ICT support for 5/6

    AMpTue, 15 Jul 2014 04:20:24 -040020Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog


    To streamline the ICT support and resolution system, students now have more direct access to the school technician three hours per week.  The allocated times are at 9-10 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.  In order to see the technician a student will simply need to fill out a very short form outlining the complication and then see a teacher to let us know.  A Form and further information is available from Robert in the 5/6 Neighbourhood.

  18. Camp Information

    PMpWed, 11 Jun 2014 18:50:23 -040050Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Valley Homestead_ what to bring.docx_2.docx


    AMpWed, 11 Jun 2014 02:14:52 -040014Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Thursday is World Blood Donor Day. Only 1 in 30 Aussies actually donate.

    Do you think it should be compulsory for people in Australia who are 18+ to donate blood?

    Post your response on your e-portfolio 🙂


  20. Week 8 Learning Agreement

    AMpTue, 10 Jun 2014 02:06:02 -040006Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Week 8_Term2_LA.docx

  21. Mini Maths Project – RUBRIC

    PMpMon, 02 Jun 2014 23:45:46 -040045Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Maths Project Rubric.docx

  22. ICT User Agreement

    AMpThu, 29 May 2014 02:43:55 -040043Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    ICT USER agreement


    PMpWed, 28 May 2014 18:19:42 -040019Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    This week is Reconciliation Week, a time when all Australians are encouraged to celebrate Indigenous culture. And a big part of that culture are traditional languages. Did you know hundreds existed in Australia before European settlement? Some are still alive while others are starting to be forgotten.


  24. Data Chart

    PMpTue, 27 May 2014 20:02:07 -040002Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Data Chart.docx
    Data Chart.docx

  25. Week 6 & 7 Learning Agreement

    PMpMon, 26 May 2014 22:07:37 -040007Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Week 6_Term2_LA.docx
    Week 6_Term2_LA.docx

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