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Receptions Navigating their First Year of Primary School

Schools are regularly celebrating student progress and achievements. Here is an example from Golden Grove Lutheran School, where they celebrated their Reception students and their families near the end of their first year of primary school. As part of our outdoor education program the Reception students experience an afternoon of fun and a BBQ tea…

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The Power of Yet – Telling the Story

Being involved in the performing arts gives students experiences that engage the whole person, through acting, dance and drama, while working together to create a live production with a powerful message. St Paul Lutheran School Year 5 &6 students performed recently in Division 3 Wakakirri Performance at the Entertainment Centre. Wakakirri is a performing arts and…

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Connecting through Art

For the Connected Schools Art workshops this year, Andrew Harten, Art Learning Leader at Endeavour College was inspired to explore our connections. Using the laser cutter machine in the Design and Technology Centre, he produced a large wooden jigsaw puzzle piece for all of the 180 primary students in selected classes at Golden Grove Lutheran Primary…

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Community breakfasts

Community and relationships are fundamental within and between our Connected School communities. Here is an innovative example from Golden Grove Lutheran School. The middle of each term  (MOT) is celebrated with a community breakfast for parents, students and staff. It is a joint venture between the parents and friends group and the school staff, where…

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Skipping into life

All schools value the physical and social development of students and are keen to offer their students opportunities to develop fitness, coordination and teamwork. Skipping is a highly valued activity at Good Shepherd, and historically has been strongly supported by parents who volunteer to coach the skipping team. Our skippers enjoy training together once a…

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Coding Workshop

At the end of August, selected Years 5 – 7 students interested in the area of coding participated in a Coding Enrichment Day led by Rod Dissel at Good Shepherd Lutheran School. Along with students from the other Connected Schools, they were given the opportunity to experiment with different coding strategies to work collaboratively to solve…

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Students share their learning

As educators, we are constantly thinking of ways to communicate with parents/caregivers about their child’s learning journey. Parent teacher interviews are important forums to discuss the progress and outcomes of student learning. In addition to this, we wanted to build an opportunity for parents/caregivers to hear from their children what they have been learning, in their own words. So we at Golden Grove Lutheran Primary…

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Digital Technology goes P!nk

P!nk is full of character; P!nk teaches, P!nk learns…P!nk is a humanoid robot. “The ‘magic’ of P!nk enthuses students to collaboratively create technical solutions aligned with numeracy, literacy and the new Digital Technology curriculum. More than anything….P!nk is fostering critical and creative thinking, collaborative problem solving and computational thinking – all essential skills and dispositions…

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Worship and Workshops

What a joyful time we shared when Connected Schools celebrated together with a worship service including over 680 students from Years 4 – 9. With collaboration from 5 schools, we shared the unity we have in God and explored our common faith through songs, prayers and belief statements that shape all our learning sites. Year…

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Creative Writing Workshop

Twenty-three students from Year 5 – 7 from Connected Schools attended a Creative Writing Workshop at Endeavour College as part of our Enrichment Program. Students learnt interesting ways to start narratives, how to create authentic characters and techniques to improve sentence structure. In collaborative writing groups, students developed stories describing an incredible mission to explore…

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