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,…

Immigration to Australia – Literacy Group

During Literacy Group sessions, the year 6 students increased their knowledge about immigrants coming to Australia. They examined not only where in the world they came from, but also why so many people decided to begin a new life in Australia. The students selected a country that they had a connection with or were interested…

Year 1 Investigations

In Term 2, the Year 1 topic has been ‘Blast from the Past’. During Investigations, students have participated in a variety of activities that our parents and grandparents and even some of our great-grandparents used to play/do. These activities have come from all parts of the world. Please take a look at some of the…

A Message from Elaine – Our Mandarin Assistant

Hello everyone! My name is Elaine. I come from China. I am studying at East China Normal University, majoring in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. I have been in Melbourne since February 2017 and I will spend the whole year in Australia. I really enjoy every moment at Thomas Mitchell Primary School. My main…

Calligraphy Club

We have started a calligraphy club during Monday lunchtimes. This term, students in Years 5 and 6 are invited to participate in a 25 minute lesson on the tools, how to correctly hold a calligraphy brush and the different strokes used in calligraphy writing. This club is taught by our Chinese assistant Elaine Mu. All…

International Film Club: Lion

We held our third International Film Club this year by showing ‘Lion’ by Garth Davis. It was a chance for us to understand that we although we may have connections to other parts of the world, we are also all Australian. Here are a couple of reflections on the film by two of our attendees: ‘Lion’ (Review)…

Newsletter Item 16/03/17

The Week 7 Internationlising Education newsletter item outlined the eight attributes of a global citizen at Thomas Mitchell Primary School.