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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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Launch makes the Messenger

We were thrilled when the Messenger arrived at our recent Connected Schools Launch, writing a great article, accompanied by an incredible picture of Endeavour College Principal, Heather Vogt, and students from all 5 of our Connected Schools.

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Connected Schools Combined Launch

On Wednesday 11th November 2015 staff from all 5 LENS schools attended a special presentation at Endeavour College. Connected Schools was officially unveiled to staff during a presentation from Principals and council members from each school. A brief history was given outlining how the LENS (Lutheran Education Northern Suburbs) Association had been formed, the common…

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