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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. 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)

  3. 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

  4. 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!


  5. Cyber(smart:) Information Session

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

    CYBERSMART Poster 3 - Privacy-01

  6. 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

  7. Literacy Focus – Setting: The Wizard of Oz

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

    Copy the embed link below to add this video to your own e-portfolio:

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  8. 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.

  9. Camp Information

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

    Valley Homestead_ what to bring.docx_2.docx

  10. Mini Maths Project – RUBRIC

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

    Maths Project Rubric.docx

  11. ICT User Agreement

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

    ICT USER agreement

  12. Data Chart

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

    Data Chart.docx
    Data Chart.docx

  13. Mini Maths Projects

    PMpMon, 19 May 2014 21:44:05 -040044Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    The 5/6 Neighbourhood will be embarking on maths projects individually or in pairs.  The following is an outline for these projects with some ideas to get the students thinking about what they might like to investigate and present.

    Maths Project 1

    Maths Project 2

  14. 2014 Valley Homestead Camp

    AMpSun, 18 May 2014 05:18:09 -040018Sunday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    2014 Valley Homestead Camp.docx

  15. Climate Change Research Data Chart

    PMpThu, 08 May 2014 18:54:16 -040054Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Download this digital copy of the data chart to be able to edit your research on your Macbooks.


  16. BTN Option #2 – RNP group, check this one out!

    AMpThu, 08 May 2014 07:09:27 -040009Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Watch the last story from BTN this week, about the reintroduction of Quolls to South Australia and answer the following question:

    Why were the quolls reintroduced to Western Australia?

    Use at least two references to support your idea and show evidence of this by stating where you got your information from. Don’t forget to post it to your ePortfolio 🙂

  17. Changing Passwords

    AMpFri, 04 Apr 2014 01:29:29 -040029Friday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    login-username-password-460x268Dear Parents,

    If students need to change the password on their 1 to 1 MacBook for any reason, they need to fill out a tech support form and hand it in to their teachers so that the technician can complete the change with them.

    Many of the technical issues that are presenting at the moment are a result of students changing their own passwords.

    Many thanks

    Keith McNeill

    1 to 1 Coordinator

  18. Maths Information Night

    AMpWed, 02 Apr 2014 01:49:10 -040049Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Maths Games Night

    The teachers in your child’s neighbourhood will be conducting a maths information night on Tuesday the 6th of May from 5 to 6pm.  The information night will be held in your child’s neighbourhood and will focus on how games can be utilised for developing conceptual understanding in number and numeration.

    The maths night will build on the parent information night presented by Professor Di Seimon last term.  If you were unable to attend on that night, you can access the Professor Siemen’s notes by visiting your child’s neighbourhood blog.

    During the information night, explicit links will be made on the kinds of misconceptions that the games might expose and provide interpretations of what different student responses might mean with some practical ideas to address particular learning needs.  Games encourage students to talk about and share their ideas in a cooperative atmosphere. The night will also explore question techniques that parents can use to allow their children to further develop their thoughts.

    We look forward to seeing you there.  It promises to be both an informative and fun evening.

    Warm Regards,

    Tim Aris

  19. Kids Matter Parent Survey

    PMpTue, 01 Apr 2014 23:27:26 -040027Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog


    Dear Parents,

    Princes Hill Primary School has taken up the Australian Government initiative called KidsMatter. The school’s KidsMatter action team is currently collecting data from the school community to assist in the planning and implementation of the framework. We would be grateful if you could take the time to complete the online survey that is attached (approx. 15 mins).

    Thank You

    The Survey can be accessed here

  20. Anaphylaxis Awareness

    AMpThu, 13 Mar 2014 02:28:57 -040028Thursday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    NutsPrinces Hill Primary School is not a nut free environment. However, a number of children in our community are allergic to nuts and/or other food. Please discuss with your children the importance of not sharing food with others to help reduce the possibility of anyone suffering an adverse reaction.

  21. Can you spare a tissue?

    AMpWed, 12 Mar 2014 03:03:54 -040003Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog



    Over here in the 5/6 Neighbourhood we have once again run out of tissues, and, unfortunately, aren’t likely to run out of tears in the foreseeable future.  To the generous and thoughtful parents reading this post, please consider picking up a box on our behalf.  Thanks in advance!

  22. What’s News (in Nature)

    PMpTue, 11 Mar 2014 23:56:29 -040056Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog


    Looking at the news tells us much about what’s happening in the world around us.  Whats more it also helps us to predict what might happen next.  Read through some of the ‘Nature’ articles found on the BBC website  and then:

    1) Briefly summarise one of the articles

    2) Identify the ‘change’ involved (what makes this information ‘news’?)

    3) Consider how this information might help us predict future ‘change’

    4) include a link to your article and a name when you respond to this blog post.

  23. Week 6 Learning Agreement

    AMpMon, 03 Mar 2014 01:28:00 -040028Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Click here for the Week 6 Term 1 LA

    Term 1 Week 6 LA

  24. Bethind the News (Student Responses) Thanks BTN:)

    PMpTue, 18 Feb 2014 23:13:21 -040013Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    If you do something wrong do you think it’s fair to be rewarded for it? That’s the debate going round this week after an Aussie woman named Schapelle Corby was released from a prison in Bali after doing nine years for drug smuggling. Rumour is she’s been offered millions to tell her story. But  there’s an Australian law designed to stop that happening.


    Should Schapelle Corby be paid for her story?

  25. Week 4 Learning Agreement

    AMpMon, 17 Feb 2014 04:43:31 -040043Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog

    Week 4 Term 1 LA.docx

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