Penpals – Indonesian

This year the Year 5 Indonesian students from Thomas Mitchell Primary School participated in a Penpal letter exchange program with Ngupasan Primary School, located in Central Java, Indonesia. The TMPS students wrote their first letter in Indonesian to their penpal, sent them off and eagerly waited for a response. Today they finally received their first…

What We’ve Learnt In Mandarin

The students can identify a class or category of things, or a single thing, either uniquely, or within a given context. During Chinese sessions, our students are developing personal connections with Chinese. They have been working very hard in pairs, small groups or individually with 肖老师(xiāo lǎo shī – Ms. Xiao in Chinese).They have use…

Lunches Around The World – Prep

Our lunches come from all around the world! In Prep, we always try our best to pack a Nude Food Lunchbox. A Nude Food lunchbox is one that does not have any packaging, instead food is packed using reusable containers. Nude Food helps us to stay healthy and also helps us keep the earth clean….

Plants Around The World – Year 4

The Year 4 students have completed a unit on information report writing. They had a number of weeks to research a plant native to another country and write an information report in their own words. They initially learnt how to research on google by entering only key words, and learnt how do identify trustworthy websites….

World’s Largest Lesson – Year 3

Term 4 Week 2 As part of our education on Global Goal #16 – Peace and Justice, the Year 3s discussed the concept of fairness and the importance of having good values. We looked at situations where an unkind action, if not stopped, could repeat itself (bullying). We also learnt that kind actions would be…

Plants Around The World – Year 2

As part of our unit ‘Watch it Grow’, the Year 2 students have been investigating and exploring interesting plants from around the world.  The plants that we studied were the orchid, bamboo, bonsai, air plant and cactus. Each class was given a plant to care for and do further research into. They were given an…

Fairytales From Around The World – Prep

This term, the Prep students have enjoyed reading fairytale stories. Did you know that fairytales originate from all over the world? The story of Little Red Riding Hood was told by peasants in Italy. The Three Billy Goats Gruff was first published in Norway between 1841-1844. The earliest recording of Rumpelstiltskin was found in Germany….