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Year 9 Melbourne Experience is this Tuesday through to Friday. Students will be travelling by train into the city each day. They will also participate in a variety of activities designed to introduce them to the Central Melbourne area and to develop their independence when moving through the city. Students will devise an inquiry based project which they will use to guide their learning during the week.
This Thursday Year 2, 3 & 4 students are very excited about having the opportunity to meet author Justin D'Ath. Justin is an author of over 40 books for children and young adults, including the hugely popular Extreme Adventures series. http://www.justindath.com
To further develop our knowledge and understanding of the Year 5 Humanities unit, 'Gold Rush', we will be going on an excursion to Sovereign Hill on September 1st. Students will be participating in aspects of daily life in the Goldfields 150 years ago, and compare their lives with those of the goldfields children. Some exciting activities that will also be happening during the excursion will be panning for gold, bowling and mining.
Year 5 students travelled to Melbourne Zoo to further develop their understandings of the Humanities Unit – Adaptations. There was a large emphasis on depicting behavioural, structural and physiological adaptations of a variety of animals that we saw including; lions, gorillas and giraffes.
As a part of our Medieval History studies, the Year 8 students visited Kryal Castle to investigate the life and times of the Medieval era (c.590 – c.1500). Students took part in demonstrations which explained the hierarchy system based on status, the systems of punishment and the way of life.