Thursday, March 26, 2015


Check out our school Twitter feed now on the blog. This is Mrs King's personal Twitter account so you can be assured that this will be the most up to date information for what's happening at Banksia.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Here are some of our first attempts at creating artwork using textures within the paint. I'm loving them! If you look closely you will see the texture within the pieces they have torn up.



This week we have chosen poems and begun to analyse them in preparation for our oral assessments next week. Students will need to read their chosen poem aloud to the class as well as their analysis.

Ask them what they can tell you about the structure and poetic language devices in these poems. You might be surprised at what they know!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Swimming Carnival

What a day! We were so blessed with beautiful weather. I could not have been prouder of our kids today - those who raced in the A events and those who participated in events to have fun and gain points for their house. Thank you to the parents that came (I know it's not always possible), and to Bailey's Dad who absolutely smashed it in the parent relay. Presentations will be made at assembly next week. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Book Week

We will be heading to the library tomorrow to check out book week and create our wish list. The book fair is running from Monday to Thursday this week and is open from 8:30am to 3:30pm each day. 

Week 9 Star of the Week

A big congratulations to Elle who is the 4F Star of the Week.  Elle has an excellent attitude towards learning and is producing some fantastic work in both English and Maths. Elle even waited back after school on Friday to thank me for choosing her - fantastic manners as well!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Design and Technology

As part of our Technology lesson we examined different materials and discussed their suitability for use in designing a sports shirt.


Neologisms in Poetry

We have been discussing poetic language devices in English, one of which is neologisms. Here's a little clip to give you a short run down on what they are if you've never heard of them before.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Easter egg donation

As part of the P&Cs Easter Eggstravaganza each family is asked to donate one egg or bunny to put towards the raffle. Donations can be dropped at the canteen. We thank you in advance :)