Dali Paper Cutting – Years 4 to 6

Some selected TMPS students from Years 4 to 6 were invited to take part in a special paper cutting activity led by the Dali students. Two students showed us a presentation on the history of Chinese characters and modelled how to cut out different characters. It was interesting to see artforms from different cultures and…

Dali Assembly

On Monday 30th July we had a special assembly in the gym for our Dali visitors. We shared many special performances to welcome our visitors and they also put on some shows of their own! Poem Recital: The Dali students prepared a special poem reading in Mandarin and English. They stood at the front and…

Dali Buddy Excursion – Years 4 to 6

By Pavlina, Rico and Visal 6CI We clambered out of the bus like teddy bears. The sun blinded our eyes as we walked out to greet our buddies. The extravagant lush trees swished in the wind. We had arrived at an abandoned yet welcoming sanctuary. Soon we sat down on the icy bench, eating our…

‘Pathuru’ Sri Lankan Dance – Harmony Day

Written by Seha 3IW I was so excited about this year’s Harmony Day that I couldn’t sleep the night before! At 2:40pm, the entire school had a whole school assembly at the gym. My friends and I (this includes Chenuki, Devmi, Thanushi, Shania and Isini) were performing a special Sri Lankan dance in front of…

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…

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…

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,…

Harmony Day 2017: Grade 3

Our Harmony Day activities involved undertaking a research and speak out activity on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Each student was given the opportunity to choose which of the 17 SDGs they were most interested in and were grouped with students from other year 3 classes. Students were then given the chance to research their…