Primary School News

‘Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.’

Maya Angelou

Frangipani Fair update

What a unique experience it was for the girls to develop a business idea, work in a team, make a product, market it and sell to the public. The opportunity for the girls to discover their entrepreneurial spirit and gain an understanding of social responsibility in a real world context are important life skills and in particular the importance of being of service to others. It has also fostered a sense of confidence, resilience and financial literacy amongst the girls.The coins have all been counted and I am pleased to announce that the Primary School will be donating $6510 to ‘Buy a Bale’ in support of our farmers. This is equivalent to 65 large bales of hay or a single trailer load of hay and an extra eight large bales of hay.

A big thank you to Mr Ross Cunningham (father to Rose in Year 5) for sharing his expertise and knowledge with the girls.  He said on the market day he heard about cross promotional deals, fluctuating pricing and rampant discounting all day! We are very grateful for the wonderful community support of such a worthy cause.

 

Frangipani Fair Reflections

“Frangipani Fair was an amazing experience. There was a wide range of stalls ranging from drinks to hairdressers and terrariums. When it came to the market day the Primary School was buzzing with excitement. When 10:30am came and the parents flowed in, everyone was anxious to sell all of their products. It was a great and fun day for everyone. “

Chelsea Gleeson , Year 6

“The big day had arrived (more quickly than we had expected)! It was Frangipani Fair Market Day and the Primary School quad and learning common areas were transformed into a colourful marketplace. Over the past eight weeks, groups of 3-4 girls designed and created products and business names. Everyone worked very hard and stayed up late the night before to add the finishing touches to their products. Looking around the market, there were reusable mugs/bags, dream catchers, ball games, and when you needed refreshments, there were frapuccinos, popcorn and cake pops on hand. We all thoroughly enjoyed working together as a team and feeling the sense of achievement as we sold the products we had developed.”

Elina Degani , Year 5

 

Chinese

In Term 3 we studied the Chinese language unit Food and Drink (Year 5) and Sports (Year 6) and also cultural studies. Year 5’s project was ‘My Favourite Chinese Food’ where they explored Chinese food and drink and the Year 6 project was Famous Chinese Sports Stars where they discovered Chinese athletics and the sport spirit. Students researched in groups and created a PowerPoint in Chinese and English to present their findings. They were engaged and very productive while having fun.  Well done, girls! The images in the gallery are presentations by  Christiana Vella, Catherine Sun and  Ivy Hain, 5A and  Lucy Knox, Holly Gibbons, Chelsea Earle and Natalia Barone, 6C.

I hope you take the opportunity to have some time with family and friends for rest and relaxation over the upcoming break. School resumes on Monday 15 October and the girls are to be in summer uniform.

 

Mrs Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.’

Maya Angelou

Frangipani Fair update

What a unique experience it was for the girls to develop a business idea, work in a team, make a product, market it and sell to the public. The opportunity for the girls to discover their entrepreneurial spirit and gain an understanding of social responsibility in a real world context are important life skills and in particular the importance of being of service to others. It has also fostered a sense of confidence, resilience and financial literacy amongst the girls.The coins have all been counted and I am pleased to announce that the Primary School will be donating $6510 to ‘Buy a Bale’ in support of our farmers. This is equivalent to 65 large bales of hay or a single trailer load of hay & an extra 8 large bales of hay.

A big thank you to Mr Ross Cunningham (father to Rose in Year 5) for sharing his expertise and knowledge with the girls.  He said on the market day he heard about cross promotional deals, fluctuating pricing and rampant discounting all day! We are very grateful for the wonderful community support of such a worthy cause.

Frangipani Fair Reflections

Frangipani was an amazing experience. There was a wide range of stalls ranging from drinks to hairdressers and terrariums. When it came to the market day their Primary School was buzzing with excitement. When 10:30am came and the parents flowed in, everyone was anxious to sell all of their products. It was a great and fun day for everyone. 

The big day had arrived (more quickly than we had expected)! It was Frangipani Fair Market Day and the Primary School quad and learning common areas were transformed into a colourful marketplace. Over the past 8 weeks, groups of 3-4 girls designed and created products and business names. Everyone worked very hard and stayed up late the night before to add the finishing touches to their products. Looking around the market, there were reusable mugs/bags, dream catchers, ball games, and when you needed refreshments, there were frapuccinos, popcorn and cake pops on hand. We all thoroughly enjoyed working together as a team and feeling the sense of achievement as we sold the products we had developed.

 

Chinese

In Term 3, as part of the Chinese language unit work Food and Drink (Year 5) & Sports (Year 6) and also cultural studies, Year 5 is doing the project of My Favourite Chinese Food to explore Chinese food and drink and Year 6 is doing the project of Famous Chinese Sports Stars to discover the Chinese athletics and the sports spirit. Students researched in groups and created a PowerPoint in Chinese and English to present their findings. They were engaged and very productive while having fun.  Well done, girls!

By Christiana Vella and Catherine and Catherine Sun 5A             By Ivy Hain 5A

Maryanne Dwyer

Head of Primary

20 September 2018