Let’s get coding!

Have they cracked the code? It’s just the start for Junior School students, who recently began to learn all about coding. Niall O’Brien tell us more –

This term as part of the Digital Technologies Curriculum, Years 1 & 2 students are undertaking a 9-lesson coding incursion from ScopeIT Education. Each lesson runs for 40 minutes every Wednesday from Week 3 to Week 11. During these sessions, two ScopeIT Education educators will teach the students the foundational skills involved in coding, including programming a character to undertake a specific set of steps. Continue reading

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The joy and magic of a long weekend

How is it that an extra day can feel like so much more? (And how is that the extra day plays havoc with the following week, leaving you doing your ‘Monday things’ on Tuesday, your ‘Tuesday things’ on Wednesday and so on….?!). Sophie Apperly and the Year 2 classes reflect on their long weekend break. Continue reading

A Swimmingly Wonderful Junior School Excursion

Thank you to Sophie Apperly for this week’s post about the Junior School excursion to the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

As part of the Junior School’s Geography Inquiry Unit – “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” the Year 1 and Year 2 students ventured into the city for lunch by the Yarra at Batman Park and then to the ‘Save our Seas’ program at the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. Continue reading

A to Z reflection to Sovereign Hill

The one excursion that I remember going to in primary school was Sovereign Hill – a day where we stepped back in time, ate a vast quantity of boiled sweets, had ‘Wanted’ posters printed with our names on them, and watched our left-handed classmates struggle to write in ink with a quill in their right hand.

Year 1 and 2 students recently enjoyed an excursion to Sovereign Hill and have reported back on the best bits of the day. Thank you to Di Pantazis and the Junior School Team for this post.

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