Asian Language and Culture Workshop – Mandarin

Davie (王大伟) presented his interactive song medley with our students (Year 3 – 6). He was teaching/revising a few key words and expressions through popular Disney songs in Chinese. Our students absolutely loved it! His interactive presentation contained fun language and culture activities about China’s major cities that are all linked to his personal story…

Toys Workshop – Year 1

This term the Year 1’s topic was “Blast from the Past” where we had the opportunity to explore toys that were from the past. We found toys from all around the world. Can you see any toys that you used to play with? Did you know Chess originated in India?

Suitcases in a Nutshell – Year 6CI

When you think of suitcases, you think of those lush paradise resorts, don’t you? Well refugees couldn’t have the same experience because of the conditions of which they had to escape in. Sad, isn’t it? Now we put our knowledge to the test and decided to put ourselves in a little refugee’s shoes. This coincidently…

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….

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…

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…

World’s Largest Lesson – Year 1

On Wednesday the 20th of September at exactly 12.00pm, all of the Year 1 students took part in the ‘World’s Largest Lesson’. The Year 1 team decided to all deliver the same lesson at the same time. The WALT (We Are Learning To) for the session was to understand the impact that fleeing from a…