Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Key Competencies Term 2

Key Competencies
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)

Halsey Drive School
                    A = Almost Always
                                                               S = Sometimes
                                                          N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
A
A


I am willing to try new things
A
A


I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
A
A


I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
S
S


I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
A
A


I make sensible behaviour choices
A
S


I happily take part in all school activities
A
A


Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
A
A


I treat others with respect
A
A


I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
A
A


I show good manners and cooperate with others
A
A


Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
A
A


I listen well to other people’s opinions
A
A


I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A


Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
S
S


I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
A
A


Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
S
A



Thursday, 7 June 2018

Sina and the Eel

Statistics

Health Posters

An Expert's Guide to Giants Ladder - Camp


An Expert's Guide to Giants Ladder - Camp

Giants Ladder. Most important hint, listen to the expert! If you want to reach the top of the Giants Ladder successfully, here are a few convenient tips that you should keep in mind.

Step 1. Please pick your partner wisely! You might just be thinking, why on earth would I need to choose my partner carefully? Well I’ve had experience and trust me, you really should just listen to my advice.

Step 2: Nerves. For the best success leave your nerves behind! When the expert ( me ) says that; they mean don’t panic when you are nearly at the top. It’s normal to panic or scream when you haven’t started or have succeeded.

Step 3. If there is someone that you really loathe in your group, please DO NOT try to give them a wedgie. From my awesome experience, just leave them alone. It would be better for you and for them. (Here’s what the instructor told us; “ if you give an teammate a wedgie, he or she will give you an even harder and more painful one.” so just listen.)

Step 4. The Harness. Let me tell you this, the harnesses are very painful. Especially when the Anchors ( people who help you ) are pulling you. So be prepared.

Now that you have completed your goal to read this advice, go along and reach the top of Giants Ladder!

All the best! - The Expert

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The Bearded lady


The Bearded Lady

     Her story etched around her face with deep creases and wrinkles of disappointment and pain. Her eyes were full of wet tears as she tried to forget those harsh words. The beard began curving from beneath her ears following twisty pathways to it’s wellkept home. With the naked eye, you could just barely see the delicate curls, curving around.

     The dark raven hair was strikingly combed, and topped with attractive flowers. The lady’s mottled hands were rough and had plenty of burns and scratches. Living in corners of dark alleyways, this was the face of a woman who was disliked by everyone.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Movie Reviews - Peter Rabbit


Movie Review - Peter Rabbit

At long last! The book that we have all grown up with and loved has finally made its way to the big screen! Bringing back many happy memories this movie is a must see!! This not to be missed movie was directed and produced by Will Gluck and released on February 3rd 2018.
This all star cast features Australian actress Mary Rose Byrne who plays Bea, the rabbits caretaker and British actor and comedian James Corden as the voice of humorous and mischievous Peter Rabbit. This remarkable movie has been put together with a lot of time to finish with a crew of amazing people.

Peter and his cousin Benjamin have always got away with stealing vegetables from their neighbour Mr Mcgregor. When Mr Mcgregor suddenly dies, the fun begins! However, the partying abruptly stops when one of McGregor's relatives moves in.

Peter Rabbit will blow everybody’s mind away and sneak into our hearts as soon as the movie begins. The ending was so overwhelming that it literally brought tears to everyone’s eyes.  Some of the scenes are so emotional while others are action-packed full of excitement!

We recommend this movie to people who are passionate about animals and if you’re not, Peter Rabbit will change your view about these adorable creatures. If you like emotional scenes that tug at your heartstrings, this movie is perfect for you.

We rate this movie an astonishing five stars because it is so ENTERTAINING!!!!

By Madeline and Tvisha