Term 1 Disco

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Disco is tomorrow night! 

$3 entry fee. 

Junior disco (P-3) is from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. 
Senior disco (4-6) is from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. 


Sunday, March 29, 2015

Just a reminder that our lapathon is on this Tuesday. Please support your child in seeking sponsorship for this great fundraiser for our school. 

Black Button for Anzac Poppy

Every student will be making a poppy ready for Anzac Day next term. Each student will need a black button to attach to the middle of their poppy. Please send a black button to school with your child as soon as possible. If you have any extras that would be fabulous! 

Star of the Week

Congratulations to Levi who is the 4F Star of the Week for Week 9. Levi has been working very hard to achieve his Maths goals.


Students in 4F have been analysing poetry and will be presenting their chosen poem to the class this week. Please remind your child to practice their poem on the weekend so they are well prepared. Thanks for your support! 


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!

Swimming Carnival

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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. 

Book Week

Sunday, March 22, 2015

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!

Design and Technology

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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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Easter egg donation

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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 :)

Gold Awards

Gold awards for this term will be presented on Tuesday 31st March at 12:45pm. See you there!

Find some sponsors for Lapathon!

Forms were sent home 2 weeks ago for our 'School Run 4 Fun'. This is a major fundraiser for the P&C.
Students raise 5 times more with online fundraising

It is super easy to set up an online fundraising page which will allow you to share amongst family and friends on Facebook and Twitter. Click on the picture to link directly to the fundraising page where kids can select their prize (which becomes their goal).

Lapathon will be held on Tuesday 31st March.


Today our Math focus lesson and rotations revolved around length. We discussed personal referents. 4F discovered that often our little finger is about 1cm wide so is a suitable personal referent when estimating in centimetres. When estimating in metres we used our strides and stepped it out. There was lots of hands on estimating and measuring today! 

Week 8 Star of the Week

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Congratulations to Aiden who is the 4F Star of the Week. Aiden is achieving great results in Maths and always seeks feedback to improve his learning.  Amazingly awesome Aiden! Yes we have also started our Poetry Unit and have been looking at poetic devices and structual features of poetry including alliteration.

Star of the Week

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Congratulations to Violet who is the Star of the Week for Week 7.  Violet is a keen participant in class discussions and always follows our class rules.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Our swimming day will now be on Friday for the next 3 weeks, followed by the swimming carnival in Week 9.  We will travel to the pool at noon, (commencing this Friday) and return by 1.15pm in time for 2nd break.