Investigations Homework Question

This week you are required to write a persuasive piece answering the following question –

“Should we (Australians) send aid to disaster victims in other countries?”

When forming an opinion, consider these further questions:
What is Australia’s responsibility? What is my personal responsibility? What if we needed help?

National Walk Safely to School Day – 20th May

On the 20th of May (this Friday), it is the 17th year for the National Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD). We will be leaving from O’Neil road and heading to school approximately 8:30am. We would love to see as many students possible attending this walk.

The objectives of WSTSD are:
• To encourage parents and carers to walk to school with primary school age children and reinforce safe pedestrian behaviour.
• To promote the health benefits of walking and help create regular walking habits at an early age.
• To ensure that children up to 10 years old hold an adult’s hand when crossing the road.
• To help children develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians.
• To reduce the car dependency habits that are being created at an early age and which will be difficult to change as children become adults.
• To promote the use of Public Transport.
• To reduce the level of air pollution created by motor vehicles.
• To reduce the level of traffic congestion.

Thank you for your support.

Investigations Homework Question

“What sort of organisations do we have in Australia to cope with serious storms and what would happen without these services?”

Answer the question in written paragraphs or create a chart in your homework book and include as much detail as you can. For example:

 

Organisation – SES (State Emergency Services)

Role – A volunteer-based organisation that respond to extreme weather events such as house flooding or fallen trees due to a storm. The SES is on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and 365-days a year.

Without this service –  Dangerous situations would be left for home owners and the general public to clean up.

District Cross Country

Congratulations to all the grade 3-6 students who represented the school in today’s District Cross Country. Everyone put in their best effort and quite a few students will be moving on to Division in a few weeks time.

Congratulations to EJ, Harrison, Ella, Kayla, Keira, Claire and Mason who received medals for finishing in the top 3 of their age group. Overall, our school finished 2nd in the district which is a terrific effort. Well done everyone!

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Investigations Homework Question

Due to next week’s NAPLAN testing, grade 5’s will have a homework free week and are not required to read or complete mathletics. Homework will be as normal for grade 6 students.
Here is this week’s task:

In Writing Groups this term, we are looking at the structure of a Narrative. The requirement for this week’s homework task is to write a one page story through the eyes of a victim. Remember to include an introduction, problem, resolution and include lots of adjectives.

For example: “Waiting for my parents to return from our farm 15 kilometers away, I start to lose hope. The storm was too powerful, out on the streets there were cars blowing over and tumbling down the hill and house roofs lifting off.

The clouds are furious. Wind thrashing the neighbour’s fence punching it into a wreck. The roar of the eerie, outrageous wind, creating damage to the once peaceful village, trees colliding with others sometimes crushing sheds and cars; the wind creating circles of dust whipping up anything in its way.

Little drops of salty water run down my face as I see my home town getting ripped apart. Without warning, the window breaks away from the wall, smashing me and sending me flying across the room”.

Netball Champions!

Today two mixed teams of grade 5/6 students played in the St Margarets netball tournament. Both teams played exceptionally well and demonstrated great teamwork and sportsmanship. Team Beacy Blue, led by coach Kim Paterson, won 5 games and drew 2. They just missed out on being the top team of their pool, finishing second by percentage count back. Team Beacy Gold, led by coach Nat Szybkowski, won all 7 games and progressed to the finals. In very tight matches, they won all 3 games and became champions for 2016. Congratulations to all players and a very big well done to Sarah, who was rewarded with the best and fairest player for the tournament. Thank you to our wonderful coaches and all parents who supported both teams.

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Mother’s Day Stall

Just a reminder that tomorrow the Mother’s Day Stall will be open for students to purchase gifts. Gifts will cost between $1 and $4. Don’t forget to bring some money to pick up something for mum!