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  1. 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:


    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 🙂


  3. Literacy LA Task – Text and corresponding QAR questions

    PMpMon, 12 May 2014 18:38:07 -040038Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    This weeks Literacy LA task – Please read the text below a few times.

    Then download and complete the  corresponding questions. Once you have completed the questions, using your own knowledge of the QAR framework circle one of the four categories for each question.

    Global Warming_QAR text

    Question Answer Relationship_Global warming.docx

  4. Pop Up Reflection

    PMpMon, 12 May 2014 18:19:19 -040019Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Pop-up reflection 2.docx

  5. 1 to 1 Laptop Reimage

    PMpWed, 23 Apr 2014 21:54:01 -040054Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Dear parents,
    During the first few weeks of term two, the school’s ICT technician will commence reimaging all year four, five and six student 1 to1 MacBooks. This process will result in all 1 to 1 MacBooks in the school having the same software and settings which will ensure a more efficient 1 to 1 program and reduced technical issues for students.
    The reimaging process will delete all data that is stored on the MacBook so it is essential that all student data and work is backed up on a USB stick or external hard drive before the computer is reimaged. Please note that ‘Time Machine’ backups arenot an appropriate backup format for this process. (please see Keith should you require more information about this)
    We are asking that parents ensure that their students data is backed up as soon as possible so that the reimaging process can run quickly and smoothly and loss of student data can be avoided.
    Thank you,
    Keith McNeill
    1 to 1 MacBook Coordinator

  6. Knitting for the Penguins

    PMpThu, 03 Apr 2014 22:58:24 -040058Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog


    This is an article from the above website:

    Knitted penguin jumpers 

    This is not a fashion statement!

    These knitted penguin jumpers play an important role in saving little penguins affected by oil pollution. A patch of oil the size of a thumb nail can kill a little penguin. Oiled penguins often die from exposure and starvation. Oil separates and mats feathers, allowing water to get in which makes a penguin very cold, heavy and less able to successfully hunt for food.

    When oiled penguins are admitted to the Wildlife Clinic at Phillip Island Nature Parks, a knitted jumper is placed on the penguins to prevent them from preening and swallowing the toxic oil before they are washed and the oil removed by staff.

    453 little penguins were affected by the last major oil spill near Phillip Island in 2001. 96% were successfully saved and rehabilitated at the Wildlife Clinic and released back into the wild.

    Other websites for your information:

    Knitters wanted for penguin pullovers – ABC Melbourne – Australian…/penguin-jumper-pattern-2014.pdf

  7. Knitting Club – Term 2

    PMpThu, 03 Apr 2014 22:54:40 -040054Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog




    Knitting Club
    In term 2 and 3, Sia (year 2) and Jessica (Prep) will be starting a knitting club at lunchtime. The knitting club has two aims, one to develop knitting skills and secondly for the more competent knitters to knit for the penguins. As part of our whole school inquiry into ‘Change’, How can we be the change we want to see in the world?

    We are knitting jumpers for penguins who have been caught up in oil spills.
    More information can be viewed from the following website:…/wildlife-rehabilitation/‎

    The knitting club will be held on Thursday at the start of lunch break until 11.40am.  We would appreciate if children brought along their own needles and wool.  Experienced parent, teacher and student helpers are welcome. 



  8. Learning Agreement Week 6

    PMpMon, 04 Mar 2013 23:33:32 -040033Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    LA Week 6

  9. Footsteps Dancing (student post: Stefan)

    PMpWed, 27 Feb 2013 19:29:23 -040029Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Today the  5 and 6s  were learning about  dance with a teacher teacher named Bree. I learned how to do the Tango dance with Bree. Today we also learned  how to do some “hiphop” moves. The students all enjoyed the class.     (Stefan)

  10. Maths (Place Value)

    AMpWed, 27 Feb 2013 06:57:13 -040057Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    The students all had an opportunity to use “WISHBALL” this week. Wishball is a place value game with different levels of difficulty. Some of the students asked for these codes and here they are.

    Tens:   XR7DMG

    Hundreds:   EL9UME

    Tenths:   FSN3T5

    Hundredths:   225PL8

  11. Learning Agreement. Week 5

    PMpTue, 26 Feb 2013 20:25:58 -040025Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Learning Agreement 5

  12. Genius Hour Photos using Tangled FX app

    AMpTue, 26 Feb 2013 07:28:31 -040028Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

  13. BTN (Student Responses)

    AMpTue, 26 Feb 2013 05:33:26 -040033Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Should all schools teach kids how to fix cars?


    Recently you might have seen news stories about a massive meteor explosion over Russia. It came on the same day that an asteroid passed really close to the Earth.

    What’s the difference between meteors and asteroids?

  14. Family Life Victoria (Parent Information)

    AMpMon, 25 Feb 2013 03:40:26 -040040Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Students from G5/6 will be partcipating in a Sexuality Education Program on March 7th, 14th and 21st. (Information will be sent home to parents this week). The three sessions will cover:

    Look I’m Changing

    • About the physical changes of puberty
    • parts of reproductive system

    I’m In Charge

    • Common emotional changes that young people experience at puberty.
    • How to cope with the changes associated with puberty
    • Some typical experiences of puberty.

    What  is it all about?

    • Reproduction  in the  context of family relationships.
    • The  process of foetal development and birth.

    An information session has been arranged with a Famly Life teacher on Thursday the 28th of February at 5:00pm in the 5/6 neighbourhood. All parents would have received an information form last Friday.


    ONE Call is all it takes to start the Family Life Victoria experience (03) 9813 2377 or

  15. School Photos (Parent Information)

    AMpMon, 25 Feb 2013 00:48:48 -040048Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    This year’s school photo schedule is:

    Tuesday 5th March (Years 4-6 year level photos)

    Wednesday 6th March (Prep – Yr 3 yeal level photo)

    Thursday 7th March (Sibling photos and any absent student photos)

  16. Inquiry (Culture and Media)

    PMpSun, 24 Feb 2013 18:58:24 -040058Sunday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    We would like the students to bring in magazines such as the New Idea, Dolly and the Women’s Weekly. We will be using these magazines in various aspects of our inquiry into Culture / Media.

  17. What was Discussed at Parent Information Session (Parent Information)

    AMpThu, 21 Feb 2013 04:09:03 -040009Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Following on from our Information Session Tuesday night, details of curriculum programs and neighbourhood procedures  can be found in the PAGES  at the top of this blog.

    A Brief Summary of What Teachers / Students  Presented

    Lilly, Scarlett and Alexandra (student leaders) JSC procedures / projects and Learning Agreement Time

    Anne   (Student Learning Committee) Student Wellbeing: student code of conduct, school values,bullying, neighbourhood procedures

    Tim (Student Learning Committee) Literacy

    Robert (Student Learning Committee) Maths

    Meredith (Pathways and Transition Committee) Maths, 2014 transition procedures, Family Life Program, blogs

    The second half of the information session was held in the neighbourhood where parents/ carers received further information about curriculum programs, our inquiry process, ICT, blogging and Genius Hour.

    Please subscribe to this blog and you will be sent an email whenever information is posted. The subscription can be found on the top right hand side of the blog and all you have to do is put in your email address and tap SUBSCRIBE.



  18. The Tinkering Studio (A useful resource for Genius Hour if you like to think, make and create).

    AMpWed, 20 Feb 2013 06:31:09 -040031Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Click on the above link to take you to “The Tinkering Studio.”

    Genius Hour

  19. BTN (Student Responses)

    PMpTue, 19 Feb 2013 17:46:54 -040046Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Should people be paid while they’re doing work experience?

  20. Genius Hour (Pictures)

    AMpFri, 15 Feb 2013 02:53:15 -040053Friday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

  21. Parent Information Session. (Parent Information)

    PMpTue, 12 Feb 2013 22:56:29 -040056Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Parent Information Session for Grade 5/6 Parents

    When: Tuesday 19th February (4:00-5:00pm)

    Where: PHPS Gymnasium

    Everyone is welcome, children included.

  22. Behind The News (Student Responses)

    AMpTue, 12 Feb 2013 06:57:53 -040057Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    The news has been dominated this week by a huge scandal that has damaged the reputation of Australian sport. A year-long investigation found that some sports stars have been breaking the rules by using drugs to improve their performance.

    What should be the penalty for athletes taking performance enhancing Drugs?

    (This was a great response by Alexander)

    Right now, the general public do not have a clear vision of what is happening. In fact, watching the Footy Drug Summit on Channel 7 last night, it seemed that even Andrew Demetriou and other people at the centre of this saga were not sure themselves of what was happening. However, I believe drugs and doping should not be allowed in the AFL or any other sporting league in Australia. I think every player,coach and club doctors who encourage or take these drugs should be heavily penalised or given a life ban.

  23. Welcome Picnic CANCELLED.

    PMpSun, 10 Feb 2013 21:01:32 -040001Sunday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Due to a clash of events at Princes Park, the PHPS Welcome Picnic will now be held on Thursday 7th March from 6:00pm.

    Look forward to seeing you there.

  24. Welcome Picnic (All Welcome Picnic information was sent home via email)

    PMpMon, 04 Feb 2013 21:07:30 -040007Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Tuesday 12th FEBRUARY

  25. Poll (student responses)

    AMpMon, 04 Feb 2013 03:50:55 -040050Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

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