UN day & Repurposing

Hello Parents,

It was lovely to see most of you at the UN day celebrations. Thank you all for contributing to the delicious lunch- the food was plentiful and we had so much variety. With everyone in their national costumes or dressed up, it was a very colourful day- see our class photo below

Thank you also to those parents that were able to support our ‘Innovation Fair’ last week. Your enthusiasm for your own and other students creations was great. We looked at SDG goal number 12 – Responsible consumption and production- keeping this in mind during the planning and making of the machines- everything had to be repurposed.  Our class are very proud that we able to repurpose all most everything. A little bit of scrap cardboard, used paper tape and some small bits of pipe cleaner went in the bin, the rest was salvaged and returned to the Makerspace to be reused. See the photo below

Have a relaxing weekend

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Happy holidays- Innovation Fair date and time

Hello Parents,

Please see the poster below for our Innovation Fair to celebrate the end of our Simple Machines and forces unit. We will begin working on constructing our inventions after the holiday. Any cardboard packaging you have at home will be useful for the making process, i.e. cereal boxes, tea bag boxes etc (No single use plastics thanks)

Incase you were not able to make it to the P.E movement presentation, there are some photos of the students, in action at assembly on Thursday, when they presented to the school.

We have had a change to our timetable- on Mondays week B- period one is now Maths and period 6 is world language- please amend your schedule to save printing new ones.

The time has flown by and now we find ourselves at autumn break. I am fortunate enough to be meeting up with my daughters and other family members these holidays. I hope you all have a relaxing family time too. I look forward to seeing you on the 18th of October if you can make it.

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Community Time & Date for the diary

Hello Parents,

Today Ms Megan joined us for community time and taught us about how our brains work when we are learning something new and how to take care of our brain. The analogy of a field was used- see the photo below- a good dinnertime conversation!

We have been very busy in the makerspace learning about cardboard thickness & purposes, and how to join without using glue or tape. Our wheel and axles were tested down a ramp- modified to be more robust- cars were then assembled using the joining techniques we had learned.  Lots of learning from trial and error and modifying designs. This is all contributing to our final creations which the students will present and we will have on show in our classroom on Friday October the 18th at 2:20 the last period of the day- Mark your calendars.

Tomorrow we will celebrate international Peace Day with stories and activities in the classroom- and by wearing blue and white- the UN colours. No worries if your child doesn’t have anything – UNIS blue T shirts are good too.

Have a relaxing weekend.


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Moon Festival

Hello Parents,

Another week has flown by. We have started our ‘Simple Machines & Forces’ unit and have been making a wheel and axle- using a skewer, a straw and two wheels- with no instructions! The classroom was so quiet for about 30 minutes – you could almost hear brains at work as the students figured out how to make the wheels spin freely.

Yesterday was the Moon Festival assembly which was very colourful and entertaining. Our teacher Aides presented on Wednesday to tell us what moon festival was like when they were young and shared old stories.

Today we looked fabulous in out Ao dia’s. We changed before beginning to paint our colourful bamboo masks and then enjoyed morning tea – mooncakes and fruit.

See photos below-

Moon Festival


Wheel and axle





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Buddies are so little and such fun!

Dear Parents,

A few reminders;

*School is closed on Monday- enjoy the long weekend!

*’Back to School’ night is 6pm to 7:30pm next Thursday the 5th- the presentation will also be on our blog next week.

*The moon festival is coming up- 12 September- students and staff come dressed in Ao Dai – traditional Vietnamese dress- we have an assembly- afterwards we will be painting masks so students need alternative clothes.

We welcomed Ms An back to school this week- our very own teaching assistant. Great to have her on board.

We met our  ‘Discovery’ buddies for the first time this week- they are so small and so very cute. 3A students loved playing, chatting and following them around. See photos below & blog posts next week.

We are well into our Inquiry ‘Who We Are’  and have learned a lot about ourselves, each other, our grade and our school through team building, problem solving, cooperative art activities and games. This Inquiry runs year long. Our next Inquiry topic is How the World Works- simple machines- a very hands on unit with frequent visits to the makerspace to learn and build.

Hoping for fine weather and wishing you all a relaxing weekend.

All of Grade 3

Ms An


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New School Year!

Hello Parents and Caregivers,

We have had a great start to the new school year- the days have flown by!

This morning the whole of Grade three came together. Old friends and classmates met up and new friends were made, as we had fun together, through a variety of activities and team building games.- See photos below


*Over our two week schedule – (click  on the link below- this may change but it helps you have an idea of a typical week)

PE – Tues, Wed, & Frid      Library – Thurs          Art- Mon Tues  Wed

*Students need to sign up to audition for the ‘Aristocrats’ musical  auditions. Many of them already have. Please encourage your child to ‘give it a go’. The students learn important life skills and have so much fun performing. These shows are spectacular- I have been to every one since I have been here and loved them all!

*Photos will be on the 27th of August

*Back to school night will be early September.

3A 19-20 Timetable Template – Sheet1

Relaxing & mindful breathing after our fun!!

Have a great weekend.


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