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…

Temperatures Around The World – Year 5

By Hannah, 5CI In Grade 5, we have been learning about different temperatures from around the world. We had the opportunity to complete an activity where we researched on the iPads the temperatures for different cities in the world. We then created a weather forecast using a line graph to show the weather of the…

Book Week – Year 4

During Book Week, some Year 4 students from Thomas Mitchell Primary School dressed up in traditional Balinese and Javanese clothes inspired by the picture story book ‘Sasha visits Bali’. Through reading the story, students made personal connections with the text and developed an understanding of Bali as a tourist destination.

Dali Experimental Primary School Visit

On the 26th and 27th of July, we had a visit from the Dali Experimental Primary School (DEPS) from Guangdong, China. The purpose of this visit was to begin a sister-school relationships between our two institutions. On the 26th, the Dali students joined the Year 5 and 6 classrooms as part of an immersion program…

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags

On Friday 2nd June, the school leaders presented the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flag to the school. They explained the reason why we are having them flown and what the symbols on each of them mean. They also said acknowledgement to country, which will be said at the beginning of each assembly in the…

Indonesian Visitors

As part of our ongoing mission to strengthen our International relationships, earlier in the year Thomas Mitchell Primary School hosted 2 wonderful Indonesian teachers for one week. Bu Mira and Bu Jenny are both teachers from Indonesia (Maba – North Maluku and Bandung – West Java) and they experienced what everyday life is like at…

Harmony Day Photos

As part of our Harmony Day celebrations, there was an aim to see the event and activities through the eyes of our students.  To assist with this we had a group of Year 6 students taking in turns to photograph things that were happening around the school and moment that they felt were special or…

‘I Wish’ Poems – Year 5CI

In Year 5, we have been focussing on poetry writing, in particular, learning about how to write an ‘I Wish’ poem. In 5CI, students decided on a few really important things that would make their lives and others around them happier. We had a look at the Global Goals, and discussed ways in which we…