On Thursday, our school was taken over by superheroes!
The whole school came dressed as their favourite superhero for a special reason. We were raising money for one of our students in grade Prep who has neuroblastoma – a nasty form of childhood cancer.
Callum is in our Prep Buddy class so we tried to get behind the cause.
The school also took donations for Callum and his family to help make their life easier. There was face painting on the day and even Mrs Hurley dressed up! (We’re still not sure who Sailor Moon is but we believe her when she tells us she was a very convincing Sailor Moon…) We also had a special sausage sizzle lunch.
We had a great day and hope that our efforts will help make Callum and his family’s life a little easier.
What was your favourite part about our Superhero Dress Up Day?
On Tuesday, we had an incursion at school to help us learn more about Australian immigration. We looked at significant events in history that lead to groups of people migrating to Australia – for example, during the Gold Rush, many people from China came to Australia and after the Vietnam War, Australia took in many Vietnamese refugees.
We ordered these events – from as early as the first settlers and convicts to modern immigration – to make a human timeline.
Then we broke into groups to complete 4 different tasks. For one task, we reconstructed graphs showing migrant populations in different cities and other immigration statistics.
We also put together jigsaw puzzles to find out about which countries take in the most refugees.
We played “Famous Australian Migrants” Bingo and tested each other on the citizenship test. Most of us would have failed the test and not been allowed to live in Australia.
What was your favourite part of the incursion? What’s one thing that you learnt?