Year 5/6 Excursion – Parliament House & St Patrick’s Cathedral
Our Year 5 and 6 students headed off on an excursion to delve deeper into our Inquiry unit ‘Who Am I? Who Are You?’. This visit enabled the students to build upon their knowledge and understanding of our state political system, and make the connection that Australia is a democracy with local governments and a federal government. It has helped us to learn more about who makes the rules, the laws and how the structure of the legal system works and what it means to be an Australian citizen and how people can participate in decision making.
Our visit to St Patrick’s Cathedral was to build knowledge and understanding of the Catholic traditions. See the features of the cathedral’s interior and exterior, the cathedral’s history, the symbols and the meanings of religious elements. We have learnt more about the Catholic story in Australia.
Summer Sports Carnival
Our Years 4, 5 and 6 students were invited by the North Box Hill District to a ‘Round Robin Day’ for the Inter-School Summer Sports Carnival. The students played softball, newcombe and Hot Shots tennis and had a great day of sport, friendship and fun!
Bully No Way Action Day
On Monday afternoon this week, our students gathered in their house teams for our BULLYING– NO WAY ACTION DAY. Students explored the importance of creating an environment here at Ss Peter & Paul’s that is respectful and inclusive and free from any type of bullying. Team members worked together to create a poster promoting a respectful school.
Opening School Year Liturgy and Welcome BBQ
Building a strong school community is important in creating a sense of belonging and shared values. Our Opening School Year Liturgy and Welcome BBQ was an opportunity for us to gather together and was made all the more special by the number of students, families and staff in attendance. To induct our Student Leaders and be present as they pledged to be the best model of a Ss Peter & Paul’s student they can be, was wonderful. The Commissioning of Staff and our Parent Representatives on the School Advisory Board finished off a prayerful celebration of our school theme Peace Be With You.
District Swimming Carnival
Our swimmers last week did our school proud. Our 18 students represented the school brilliantly in what were some very hot conditions. We congratulate the efforts of all students. Congratulations to Alexandra (Rm 8), Carla (Rm 12) and Ashley (Rm 12) who were successful in going on to the next round. Both girls admirably represented Ss Peter & Paul’s last Monday with highly commendable results. Well done team SsPP!