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…

Aboriginal Culture and Nations – Year 3

As part of the Year 3 Community and Remembrance History topic, students were fortunate enough to go to Melbourne Museum and explore the Bunjilaka Gallery in a Place and Culture staff-led activity.  Students were able to learn about the Aboriginal culture while creating a video on the iPad about the exhibits they were looking at….

Mother’s Day – Year 1

Look at how many different languages we can say I love you to our mums! Last week the Year 1 students shared different ways we say ‘I love you’ and made a card to take home to our mums just in time for Mother’s Day. Look how happy we are with our cards!

International Film Club: The Rocket

Review by Susan Campbell I am thoroughly enjoying the TMPS International Film Club and the latest screening was no exception. “The Rocket” is an award winning 2013 Australian made film set in Northern Laos. A thought provoking and heart-warming story on so many levels it has certainly sparked my interest to learn more about Laos,…