Our last day of school is this Friday and students can wear mufti clothing for a donation of $20 which will go towards The Australian-NSW farmers’ drought relief fund. There will be an assembly at 11am in the auditorium before students are dismissed at 12pm. Students will bring home their portfolios this term for you to discuss how their learning journey has progressed. Please remind them to bring their portfolios back to school at the beginning of Term 4.
The swimming program will continue next term until the end of Week 3. Students will also have swim trials in Week 2 on Thursday 18 October to practice some events for the Swimming Carnival which will be held on Thursday 1 November in the Kwun Tong Pool.
In Term 2, we had a very successful student newspaper club. Many students got together twice weekly to contribute articles, comics and feature stories. We will be continuing with the student newspaper in Term 4 for our second edition. We look forward to seeing more contributors get involved this term.
We will also be asking students to contribute to our fortnightly newsletter. We are starting with four feature articles from students in each of the classes in Year 4. Please enjoy their reflections on learning experiences from Term 3.
This term we participated in the SRC initiative where we joined the secondary YES club to visit the nursing home around the corner of our school. It was only a 5 minute walk from our school so we just walked to the nursing home. We had a really fun time seeing the elderly being so happy. Some of us talked to them and played different games such as B.I.N.G.O. While others played piano to them and chatted with them about our school and asked them questions about themselves.
We enjoyed going to the nursing home because we got to learn about the elderly and some were really funny such as James (one of the elderly’s). He said he had acted in 48 movies but he couldn’t remember the name so he just said they were all called The Red Horse. Also a lady called Amaria was from France.
We enjoyed chatting and playing with the elderly at the nursing home and we hope to visit them again soon.
By: Sophie & Tallis (4Y)
Google CS First
Throughout this term, Year 4 have been learning to code on Scratch using CS First. We’ve been learning to make games with codes. The games have been on our laptops and we’ve had to script moving parts the help make characters move and jump fluently. It’s been lots of fun.
For the last few Thursdays, four girls have been meeting with Mr Ohlson to so some extra coding on our games. We’ve been practising how to code more and extend our CS first games by adding music and making it work better. I’ve like how we had more extra time with coding and I can practise my skills more. I’m looking forward to making a new game next term with cool add ons and to using the game in our games arcade.
Audrey Lee (4K)
On Wednesday 19 September, Year 4 students were involved in a cardboard challenge. The challenge was in motion at 1pm. All the Year 4 students competed in a simple challenge, the goal was to build something out of cardboard. We were able to be in a group or work independently. It was a fun experience. Year 4 could also decorate it and make it funky. It was their choice. However, it had to have a function (meaning something it could do, it could be a physical function like pressing a button or just fascinating for the person looking at it). There was a variety of many objects like boats, toilets, mazes and even houses, all of which were made out of simple cardboard. We made many interesting artefacts that we could not only enjoy but also be proud of. We had a tour to test and appreciate each others projects. There were laughs and smiles while testing our awesome inventions. Overall we had an amazing time during the cardboard challenge.
By Teariki Short, Ashling Austin, Mila Zervaas, and Skyla Cochran (4M)
Swimming Program Term 3 2018
This term, instead of doing PE we hiked up to the 9th floor pool to do some swimming. We got separated into four groups, all at different levels. It’s really fun because you get the chance to learn how to be better swimmers. These skills might help us later on in our lives. We learned some survival skills that might be handy at the beach or in a situation that requires these skills. So far, swimming has been a pleasure for all of us! We can’t wait to start swimming again next term!
By Ella Macmillan, Emily Miu and Natalie Tse (4W)
Dates for the diary
Friday 21 September Mufti Day, Assembly 11am, School finishes 12pm
Tuesday 9 October Term 4 begins
Wednesday 17 October Cheung Yeung Holiday, No School
Thursday 18 October Swim Trials, Kwun Tong Pool
Friday 19 October Primary Assembly, Year 5 Host
Friday 26 October Year 4 Swimming Program ends
Thursday 1 November Primary Swimming Carnival, Kwun Tong Pool
Friday 2 November Primary Assembly, Year 4 Host
Maggie Marsh | Head of Year Four