Primary School News
Last Friday marked the end of a term-long history project for Year 5 students. Students were asked to think critically about their identities and reflect on how their environment has shaped them. Students also had the opportunity to ask friends and family members about their local community and culture and how it has shaped them into the person they are today.
This morning the Learning Common was buzzing with energy and the delicious aroma of food as Year 5 students showcased their Identity Projects to parents, Year 6 students and special guests. Please read the reflections from some of the girls:
“I learned a lot about my family history. It was very interesting to find out more about where I came from. My family came to Australia because my Great-Great-Grandmother had arthritis and the cold weather in England made it unbearable so they decided to move to Australia. I loved trying everybody else’s food they brought in from all over the world.” Rachel McLachlan
“It was fun learning about myself. The food on all the stations was delicious. My favourite food was Jessica Summerton’s Chocolate Mousse. I found out that I was related to John Donne. He was a famous poet during the 16th century. I also enjoyed making the poster which showed my family tree, traditions and local community.” Georgia Lee
“I liked learning about all the different aspects of my family. I enjoyed finding out about the places we go, the food we eat and my family history. I liked spending time with my family members to interview them to find out more about who we are. My favourite part was making cannelloni with my mum for the Identity Project Exhibition.” Madeleine Grindon-Ekins
“Doing my identity project was a very exciting experience because I got to make something about the history of my family, culture and traditions. The most challenging thing was to find out more details about my family and to gather things for my display. In the end I was happy about my project because I had enough information to show people my history and my ancestors. The best part about this project was I got to show my culture, my traditions, my family tree and I even found out more things that I didn’t know before. I really enjoyed it.” Lily Carolan
Cyber Safety update
Just a reminder to parents that the legal age for students to be on social networking sites such as Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter and similar sites, is 13. Please ensure that your daughter is not accessing these sites before then.
Good luck to Emily Paterson and Abbie Maley who will be trialling for Primary CIS Netball today.
Mrs Maryanne Dwyer
Head of Primary