April 27

Take 3 For the Sea!

Students are currently writing a persuasive piece about why we should take 3 pieces of rubbish every time we go outside! Marine debris, particularly plastic, has a disastrous impact in our oceans on marine life and, ultimately, us. We can greatly reduce the amount of marine debris in our oceans by preventing it from getting there in the first place! We need to reduce and refuse the use of plastic to help our environment. Stay tuned for some awesome persuasive pieces about why you should Take 3!

April 25

Borrow and Bring Back A Bag

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Just a reminder about a fantastic program we have in Barwon Heads!Last year our school launched Borrow and Bring Back a Bag. The message is simple! If you forget your reusable bags when you’re shopping next, take one of ours. Then next time you head down the street drop it back ready for someone else to use…simple!Bags are available to borrow at IGA, the school office, BH News-agency & Starfish Bakery. “Bring back” locations include BH Pharmacy and all pick up points.

Some plastic bags make their way into our rivers and waterways and can cause damage to our local bird life and marine life. They’re also terrible for the environment.

So next time you go shopping and forget your reusable bags, please take one and return it to one of our locations.

What do you think about our Borrow and Bring Back a Bag? How can we get more people using them?

April 12

Inquiry Project

This term the grade 3s are investigating the History and Geography of Barwon Heads. We are going to integrate our learning with our class take home pet – David the Lion.

 

Some ideas of what your child can do during the visit include:

  • Asking parents, grandparents or an older person about some of their memories of their childhood in Barwon Heads. They can then record what they found out in the journal.
  • Research and write about one of the local shipwrecks.
  • Photographing or drawing an old item or photograph in your house.
  • Drawing a before and after picture of Barwon Heads (photos are on the internet).
  • Come up with their own idea that relates to the history or geography of Barwon Heads.
  • Compare our local environment to a different environment (city/country)
  • Research how the bluff was formed.
  • Read and write about marine sanctuaries.

 

Some of our inquiry questions:

  • Who lived here first and how do we know?
  • How has our community changed? What features have been lost and what features have been retained?
  • What is the nature of the contribution made by different groups and individuals in the community?
  • How and why do people choose to remember significant events of the past? (e.g. ANZAC Day)

 

Students will take David the Lion home for 2-3 nights, write about their chosen topic of interest then, on return to school, share their findings. The highlights of their presentation will be shared with parents on COMPASS. This is an open-ended task and has been designed to be a fun and enjoyable experience. This activity gives students choice to investigate something that is of particular interest to them. They can write as little or as much as they wish. It also gives them a chance to showcase their organisation and public speaking skills!

What are you going to research about Barwon Heads?

 

 

April 11

WELCOME BACK FOR TERM 2

Welcome back to all students to an exciting Term 2! We’ve got plenty of fantastic events and learning planned.

The Grade 3 students will be investigating the Heritage, historical features and Geography (physical characteristics) of Barwon Heads this term.

  • Who lived here first and how do we know?
  • How has Barwon Heads changed?
  • What is the nature of the contribution made by different groups and individuals in the community?
  • How and why do people choose to remember significant events of the past?

We will be visiting the Lobster Pot later in the term to learn more!