We have been having so much fun at school and enjoying the cooler weather. We have taken our learning into the outdoor environment so much more and even planted our annual veggie patch! We wanted to say a HUGE THANKYOU to Mr Dan and Mr Murray who spent a lot of time getting the soil and reticulation ready so that we can grow lots of yummy foods which we plan to use in our Kindy kitchen! Watch this space!!
WEEK 4 WONDERS in YEAR 1-3
The Year 1-3 classes have been buzzing. The sound of laughter while learning has been resounding in the classrooms. Inquiry learning through investigation and problem solving has created such enthusiasm to learn and grow. The Year 1 students have been so busy creating as they write. Procedure writing has been a blast. A fan favourite was creating paper helicopters. An engineering challenge to create marble run mazes was so much fun. The Year 2 students have been so busy working on place value and have embraced super challenges with big numbers. Match box car mazes allowed students to immerse themselves in the create, innovate and design process. The creativity continued in Year 3 as the students have produced the most amazing narratives that hook the audience in. The collaboration and discussion during the writing process has been out of sight. We are so proud of how kind, respectful and responsible the gorgeous students in Year 1-3 are at play.
Miss Shannon - Year 2
This week we were given a challenge to create something only using materials from nature. We were so clever and creative! Miss Melis, Miss Shannon, Miss Tarlena and Mr Lyle were so impressed with the way we used our problem solving and teamwork skills. We included everyone's ideas and created some amazing things. We particularly loved the `ice cream washing' machine from Jarrah, Ester and Sunny as well as the football field from Chase, Alizai and Nate. Year 2 is filled with so many future engineers, designers, architects and creatives!
ANZAC Day in Year 5!
It was so special to be able to commemorate ANZAC Day together in our classroom by participating in a beautifully written liturgy by Miss Janenell and then reflecting through some water colour art.
“It is important that we remember those who fought for us because that is why we have the best of everything today” - Maliyah Angus.
“My Dad is my hero, he has been to Afghanistan to fight with his Aussie mates” - Alexander Earle.
Thank you to all of our ANZAC heroes - love all of the St Mary’s Year 5s!
Last term, our Learning Support team made mosaics of the different areas of the Kimberley that our students are from. We were able to narrow it down to 3 regions (Peninsula, Broome and East Kimberley), represented on each Mosaic. The mosaics are now up on the wall and look fabulous!
Follow the Dream Program
Follow the Dream – Success for Jake Powers Year 10
St Mary’s College, Broome, runs the Follow the Dream program on its Secondary campus both during and outside normal school hours. It aims to support and challenge participating Aboriginal students to develop their academic potential and maximise their achievements. The program offers a range of initiatives – such as mentoring, tutoring, University trips and cultural camps – to assist students in transitioning into a successful post-school destination. Each year, our alumni head to University, start a traineeship or apprenticeship, or find meaningful employment.
Social-Emotional Learning on the Secondary
Last Wednesday, secondary students took part in their first lesson of social-emotional learning. Year 7-10 students are engaged in the 'You Can Do It!' programme, while Year 11's are partaking in 'Successful Minds'. Both programmes focus on positive attitudes, social-emotional skills, character strengths and values based on the science of wellbeing and achievement. Lessons for students teach mindfulness, grit, gratitude, optimism, resilience, self-acceptance, growth mindset, confidence, organisation and getting along.