Primary News

The Year 5 and 6 teachers have been working hard updating their class network Ollie pages over the course of the first few weeks in Term 2. The Year 5 and 6 pages contain the following information:

  • Literacy Parent Term Overview
  • Numeracy Parent Term Overviews
  • Inquiry and RE Parent Term Overviews
  • Samples of schoolwork (also located on One Note)

We believe it is important for the boys and their families to start navigating these Ollie pages as all Year 7 students are able to access their assignments and homework online via this system. This learning management system allows parents to keep track of their child’s deadlines and assignments. The partnership between home and school is a collaborative venture to ensure the holistic development of each student towards the fulfilment of their true potential.

We have also started planning for Term 3 and have organised a few incursions/excursions at this stage:

  • Stonnington Council Sustainability Schools Program (Tree Planting) on Friday 26h July
  • Science Inquiry Excursion on Friday 13 September (venue to be decided)
  • Lacrosse Incursion with the Malvern Lacrosse Club two Friday afternoons in August
  • Dendy Sports Basketball Hoop Time in August. Trainings will be every Tuesday and Friday. 

The Primary students also undertook their inquiry excursion to the Port Phillip Eco Centre in St Kilda on Wednesday 22 May. The students focused on the impact of human activity. We are looking forward to going to the MCG on Tuesday 18 June as they continue their exploration of leadership with the Melbourne Football Club. Students are to please wear their sports uniform for that excursion. 

Lastly, we are very pleased to celebrate the endeavours of some of the Year 5 and 6 students in the recently completed Computational and Algorithmic Thinking Competition. This competition, run by Australian Maths Trust, is a one-hour problem-solving competition designed to encourage student curiosity and promote multiple modes of thinking. Whilst not needing previous computer programming ability, the competition can work to identify students’ computer programming potential—something that they might not normally have the opportunity to demonstrate. The following students achieved these results:

  • Geordan Wain, Year 5 – Distinction
  • Robert Clemow, Year 5 – Distinction
  • Ethan Eustace, Year 6 – Credit
  • Rick Foley, Year 6 – Credit
  • Straun Buick, Year 6 – Credit
  • Lucas Exell, Year 6 — Credit

Congratulations on those fine results!

Mr Martin Gibbs
Director of Students, Years 5 — 8

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