Places Near and Far – Year 5

As part of our Integrated Studies topic ‘Places Near and Far’, we learnt about heaps of different places around the world. Did you know that houses look different depending on where you are? Well… to show the different houses around the world, the Year 5 students researched and built their own houses! Now that’s pretty…

Public Speaking Night – Year 5

By Ellen and Miriana As we were trying to make our way around the school at 7:00pm, it felt as though our hearts were leaping out of our chests in excitement. Today was our Public Speaking Night. We had been practising for this night for the whole term. The Public Speaking Program was a beneficial…

World’s Largest Lesson – Year 1

On Wednesday the 20th of September at exactly 12.00pm, all of the Year 1 students took part in the ‘World’s Largest Lesson’. The Year 1 team decided to all deliver the same lesson at the same time. The WALT (We Are Learning To) for the session was to understand the impact that fleeing from a…

Outdoor Classroom

By Liz Cooke—Sustainability Coordinator During the first week of Term 4, we have been participating in the Outdoor Classroom. This is an international program, encouraging students and teachers to take their lessons in to the outdoors. With research showing that a larger number of children and adults do not spend much time in the outdoors,…

Bell Music – Year 1

We have really enjoyed listening to the new bell music from all over the world. Some year 1 students have been very fortunate and have travelled to some of these countries. Onaya, Akein and Anya were three students that were lucky enough to have visited Sri-Lanka and couldn’t wait to share their experiences with the…

International Bell Music

Some of you may have noticed that our bell music has changed recently. The kids sure enjoy listening to different music every day. The learning outcome of having different songs from around the globe is so that students become aware of the wider world and other cultures. This is in line with one of the…

Languages and Cultural Backgrounds at TMPS

As you know, we are a highly multicultural community here at TMPS. But have you ever wondered about what the actual figures are for our big TMPS family? Well, we have spent time collecting data about all the people that make up our school. Our student population represents 53 home languages. The cultural backgrounds of…

Calligraphy Club – Term 3

by Elaine Mu (Mandarin Assistant) This term we are still running the calligraphy club on Mondays. However we are trying something new this time considering the students’ age and interests. I taught some basic knowledge about traditional Chinese painting besides calligraphy. When they come into the club, they are all attracted by the Chinese brushes…

A Long Walk to Water – Year 5JC

Throughout Reading Groups this term, a number of students from 5JC have had the opportunity to read a novel called, ‘A Long Walk to Water’ by Linda Sue Park. This book is based on a true story, where part of the story is centred around a girl in Sudan in 2008 and the other, about…