Environmental Waste – Year 4

During Harmony Day, the Year 4 students had discussions about reducing waste in our environment. We looked at different food and drink items and how they created waste and we investigated other options that would reduce waste. We then connected our discussions and investigations with a number of Global Goals. 13 – Climate Action (reducing…

Buddy Class – 2JU and 5MR

As part of Harmony Day 2018, 2JU worked with their buddies from 5MR and discussed different Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, after watching the video ‘How the kangaroo got its pouch’. Buddies worked together to create Aboriginal dot paintings, using paint and matchsticks, and then followed through by together creating a footprint that was put on display….

‘Pathuru’ Sri Lankan Dance – Harmony Day

Written by Seha 3IW I was so excited about this year’s Harmony Day that I couldn’t sleep the night before! At 2:40pm, the entire school had a whole school assembly at the gym. My friends and I (this includes Chenuki, Devmi, Thanushi, Shania and Isini) were performing a special Sri Lankan dance in front of…

Cultural Backgrounds – Year 5

This term the Year 5s have been exploring and sharing their cultural backgrounds. Though we are all Australian, it is important to value diversity by understanding where everyone is from. One of our tasks was to create a ‘Culture Card’ which gave an insight into our various cultures. Have a read and learn about some…

Chinese New Year – Mandarin

To celebrate the Year of the Dog Year 1 students  enjoyed writing Chinese colour words to decorate the accordion dog and Chinese character for dog !   Year 4 students made the lucky red packet and they began to be aware of the Chinese currency “Yuan”.   To extend the last session the children practised…

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 54 home languages. The cultural backgrounds of…

The Prince’s Breakfast – Year 6CI

In Thomas Mitchell PS, we have so many different cultures and backgrounds, which we all share with each other. If we don’t share our diversity, we are like a black and white colouring book, boring and hard with nothing to express our heritage. But when we share who we are, we are colouring in a…

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…