Miss Murphy Hand Delivered Our Letters to the Prime Minister

September28

In light of our Inquiry topic ‘Who Lived Here First?’ our class wrote letters to Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull outlining reasons as to why we should change the Australian flag mainly because the flag does not represent all Australians especially the Indigenous Australians. This morning our teacher got to hand deliver our letters! It was a pleasure to meet you Prime Minister Turnbull and we thank you for your time for reading our letters and we await your reply!

Change the Australian Flag??

June14

In our class we have been discussing the Australian flag and we have decided that it is time to change the Australian flag since it does not acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who are the original owners of this country. Click on the video above to listen or read about the Behind the News article.

What do you think about the Australian flag?  Do you think the flag represents all the people of Australia? Should the flag be changed? Please share your opinion with us! Stay tuned for photos of our new Australian flag designs!

Stand in My Shoes – Developing Our Empathy

June8

Today for our circle time WALT (We Are Learning To develop our empathy). First, our teacher showed us some funny and fancy shoes and asked us how we would feel wearing someone else’s shoes. We listened to the story ‘Stand in My Shoes’ by  Bob Sornson that taught us about empathy and showed us many ways to show empathy. We then discussed different situations and identified the feelings people might feel (using emoticons/emojis) and then we came up with solutions of what we could do to show empathy. Lastly, we got to try on some of the shoes and wear them during recess and class time. Today was even more special because during our circle time we had Mrs Russell and some special visitors from St John Vianney’s in Parkdale stop by. Thanks to Mrs Russell, Natasha, Kerry, Fleur and Shane for coming to share our circle time with us!

What did you learn about EMPATHY?  How did it feel when you tried on or wore someone else’s shoes? How can you show empathy at home? At school? To someone you don’t know?

Feelings in Emoticons

Circle Time – Yoga and Meditation Session

May17

After reading a picture fiction entitled Courage To Fly (about a little girl who was scared to try new things, take risks and be out of her comfort zone) we discussed the times we felt afraid to take risks in our own life then we had a mini yoga session and meditation! We felt very relaxed and peaceful afterwards! 🙏

 

ANZAC Day – Lest We Forget

April27

To honour past and present Australian soldiers we have been reading some stories about WWI and WWII and we have been learning about some important symbols such as poppies and medals. We also did some art activities and wrote cards to give to war veterans on ANZAC Day. Below is some of our artwork.  

Lest we forget!

Jesus in the Desert

March1

What does this video make you think? What do you wonder about Jesus’ journey? What do you want to give or give up during Lent?

What do the words mean by “Get away from it all?”
What does it mean when it says “But I’m back?”

Lego LENT Video

March1

Today we learnt a lot about LENT during the Ash Wednesday Mass and during our religion lesson. In this short LEGO version of LENT video they explain some parts about LENT but what more did we learn about what FASTING, PRAYER and ALMSGIVING? Does this video have any interesting points that make you wonder if it is real or true? If so, what?

SEL

February7

In our class we are learning about SEL (social and emotional learning). We talked about people we think possess SEL qualities like Dora the Explorer, Angelina Jolie and Ellen. We said they were confident, risk-takers, set goals, don’t give up, friendly, kind, caring, responsible and positive. We also sang a song that has to do with SEL. Below is the song. How is the song related to SEL?

Visiting the Nursing Home

December13

 

These past two weeks we have gone on two excursions to a Nursing Home. There we got to play board games with the elderly, showed some magic tricks and sang some songs and carols  and played our recorder. We made our new friends puzzles and Christmas cards. We had such a fantastic time meeting our new friends and have made some special memories! Above are some photos of our first visit. More photos to come!

 

Spirit Filled People

November17

Watch one of the videos above and answer the questions below:

A Spirit-filled person is one who manifests the qualities of peace, patience, faithfulness, gentleness, joy, self-control, love and kindness towards others. Spirit-filled people often devote themselves to service of neighbour.

1./ What qualities did the saint have that made them a spirit filled person? eg. They were peaceful

2./ What evidence in the video of their life story proves that they they were like this?

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