PMpSun, 16 Feb 2014 22:31:10 -040031Sunday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
Lunch boxes at Princes Hill Primary
In order to reduce waste and rubbish on our school grounds at Princes Hill primary asks all it’s students to keep any waste from their lunchbox and take it home to be recycled or sent to landfill. We celebrate the efforts of parents and students to create nude food lunches. Nude food lunches are lunches that don’t have any waste such as wrappers, plastic or even things that can be recycled such as bottles or cardboard. Here are some photographs of some nude food lunches that have been spotted so far this year. Thanks for any effort in this direction. It makes a difference.
AMpWed, 27 Nov 2013 07:07:07 -040007Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
On Tuesday the 27th of November the neighbourhood had its first test-launch of our bottle rockets. Thanks to some quick thinking by members of the local newsmedia*, a few of the launches have been caught on camera blazing into the atmosphere/treetops.
AMpSun, 03 Nov 2013 04:14:52 -040014Sunday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
Communications Working Party
Effective communication between primary schools and families has been shown to play a critical role in the achievement levels of students. The Princes Hill Primary School communications working party are developing an improved communication strategy for the school. The strategy is based around the principles of improved approachability, stronger family engagement, enhanced learning outcomes, and greater student involvement.
The Year 2 blog has been modified along the lines of these discussions and all parents and students are encouraged to explore the site and provide feedback on this format and any of the other forms of communication they receive from PHPS.
If you have some ideas about what we can do better as a school in communicating, talk to us.
Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you would like to discuss this further contact me on 0413 012 177. Allison Kealy
AMpTue, 29 Oct 2013 02:45:21 -040045Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
Now it’s probably pretty obvious that if you’re near a pedestrian crossing you should use it. But did you know that not using it or crossing the road in the wrong way can land you with a fine? Should pedestrians be fined for crossing the road incorrectly?
AMpSun, 06 Oct 2013 01:49:11 -040049Sunday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
Here are some of the photographic highlights from our recent trip to the ACT. Unfortunately there is no music due to licensing issues. We had hoped to present it at the last assembly of term three; however, this was not possible.
AMpSun, 06 Oct 2013 00:54:54 -040054Sunday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
At the end of term four, a number of keen skateboarding enthusiasts had the opportunity to participate in a short skateboarding workshop that was held at PHPS. Thanks to all those involved! Keep it up!
AMpTue, 03 Sep 2013 08:41:45 -040041Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
To Princes Hill Primary students:
A culture of recycling and less littering
Yarra is running a competition where students can create a drawing, art work, or a rap, about recycling, or not littering. The art that we think gets the message across well, we’ll put on Yarra’s public bins - the ones with the metal cages. There are 400 of the bins in Yarra City. Schools can target the issues and the bins in their local area. Yarra will promote the raps through websites, radio and events.
The art will fit inside special perspex holders that clip onto the metal bin cages, so the work is protected from the weather. The holders are A3 or A4 in size. We can put holders on four sides of the bin, so students could have a theme or tell a story in one, two, three or four posters.
The main prize is ‘being involved in the project’, and getting their art on display to change people’s behaviour about recycling and littering: and with the raps, publicising those on the web and radio to have the messages ring home.
We’ll have individual prizes of eco-fleece jackets and Hungry Bins – a super compost bin – and support for the schools – and more.
PMpMon, 02 Sep 2013 23:34:27 -040034Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
A big thanks to PACER (Parliament and Civics Education Rebate) who provides schools with a subsidy travelling more than 150 kilometres from Canberra to visit sites which helps with civics and citizenship courses and understandings for students.
Princes Hill Primary School visited Parliament House, Old Parliament House, ( The National Electoral Education Centre) the Australian War Memorial, The High Court of Australia, The National Museum of Australia, The Nation Gallery of Australia, The Royal Australian Mint, Questacon and the National Planning Display.
Students have returned from their Canberra trip with greater understandings about how our parliamentary system works and will be able to apply these understandings when investigating our inquiry into Power.
What are some of your reflections about our recent trip to Canberra?
AMpMon, 15 Jul 2013 10:08:39 -040008Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
Your mission young scientists is to investigate and blog about an exciting, curious, or otherwise appealing scientific demonstration you come across online. A great place to start is YouTube; however, you may already have a good idea in mind. Working in pairs your blog response to this post should include a hyperlink (so we can find it again) as well as an answer to the following:
1) What is the science idea that is being covered?
2) How has it been demonstrated?
3) What could you do to alter or improve the demonstration?
1) This video deals with multiple concepts and uses ratio to explain the way hot air can lift a balloon into the air.
2) The concept was demonstrated through a series of experiments, models and video footage of genuine hot-air balloons in flight.
3) They offered some suggestions of their own for ways of improving their experiment. Perhaps they could have experimented with some different types of fuel to heat the air. In their videos they stick to using candles of various sizes.
If you are stuck for ideas some very good places to start:
AMpWed, 26 Jun 2013 04:50:51 -040050Wednesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
Over the past few weeks the students have been working collaboratively in small groups to explore the maths found in sport. The results were impressive and included a broad range of important maths concepts presented in creative and engaging ways. Below is a small selection of some of these projects.
As a bonus, click on the link Behind The Scenes to watch a video and get an idea of the learning process. Congratulations, what a great way to show teamwork and to give 110%!
AMpTue, 18 Jun 2013 06:54:40 -040054Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
A former US spy has revealed some secrets that have got a lot of people talking. Intelligence agencies in the states have been collecting people’s internet data and keeping a record of lots of their phone calls. He felt that was wrong so he told everyone about it. (Thanks BTN)
Should government spy agencies collect peoples data and keep track of their telephone conversations?
Is it right to sacrifice individual privacy in favour of group safety?
AMpTue, 30 Apr 2013 05:40:29 -040040Tuesday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
Toady I spoke to Genevieve Bailey who is an Australian film maker who also visited our school last year to talk about her new film. Princes Hill Primary School students have been invited to the DVD launch tomorrow night. I’m sorry for the short notice but only found out today.
Readings, Carlton, 309 Lygon St, Carlton
DVD LAUNCH – FIRST STOP? Readings Carlton May 1st
Join us tomorrow, May 1, at Readings bookstore in Carlton at 6.30PM. Genevieve, Henrik and two children from the film will be there to meet you, sign DVDs, and to discuss the making of I AM ELEVEN. All welcome.
PMpSun, 24 Mar 2013 21:46:59 -040046Sunday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
A great day to explore the geometric possibilities presented by some simple string and chalk. Following the creation of our perfect circles, their circumference and diameter were measured and checked against pi (3.14…) to see how ‘perfect’ they actually were.
AMpMon, 18 Feb 2013 06:10:18 -040010Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
Book Covering – Parent Helpers Needed
A trial is being undertaken to help boost our book covering. Boxes of new books requiring covering are available for Parents/Carers to take home and cover. Boxes can be collected from the Meeting Room opposite Julie’s office. A roll of covering material is provided. You’ll need your own scissors.
Please sign out in the register provided, and sign in again when you return the covered books.
Covering tips? See Mark or a Library Parent Helper.
PMpMon, 27 Aug 2012 18:28:42 -040028Monday 14, 2009 by Grade56neighbourhood blog
The deadline for submitting your Premiers’ Reading Challenge (PRC) list of books is Monday 3 September.
Please enter the books eligible for the PRC, which you have read, onto your login page at the PRC website.
Then, print a list of books with your name on it and ask a parent/guardian to sign it. Give this signed printout to your Home Group Teacher (who will deliver it to Annette for verification purposes). Enjoy the Challenge!