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As a part of their unit of Inquiry, ‘What do living things need to survive’, the year ones will be going on an excursion to the Melbourne Zoo on the 31st of July. Students will be participating in the ‘Cycles of Life’ program and will also explore the zoo, looking at different habitats and learning about endangered animals. The students are really looking forward to their trip to the Melbourne Zoo.
PCC will be participating in Layer up Day on the dates listed below. Layer Up days aim to reduce the College greenhouse emissions through energy reduction. Classroom heaters will be either turned down or limited to 18 degrees on these dates. This is a uniform day but we encourage all students to wear multiple layers of clothing including beanies and scarves to school so they don’t feel the cold.
5-9 Layer Up Day Thursday 31st July
P-4 Layer Up Day Thursday 7th August
On Monday 28th July our Preps will have been at school for 100 days and will be celebrating with a dress up day. Some creative ideas include dressing up like a 100 year old, 100 buttons/stickers on a t-shirt, a fake 100 dollar note on a t-shirt, draw 100 things on a shirt etc.. PJs also fit the bill as 100 days are a LONG time!
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.