100 nights of reading.

The first child to reach 100 nights of reading is Hunter. 1A were very impressed and sang the ‘Bravo’  song  to him with gusto. Congratulations on a wonderful effort Hunter. Well done!

Sorry Day

Wednesday, the 26th of May is Sorry Day in Australia. 1A talked about what they were sorry about in the morning and wrote a letter apologising to the person they had wronged. In rotation on Wednesdays, one of the topics is aboriginal culture. During this session, the context of the apology was very simply talked … [Read more…]

Australian Animal Projects

All the children in Grade 1A have thought about the amount of effort they want to put into their project on an Australian animal. They did this using a rubric which lists the areas they are expected to think about and cover when working on this piece of work. It covers presentation, research and the … [Read more…]

Open Day

A reminder to parents that this week is Education Week. New Gisborne P.S. will be open this Thursday 20th May from 9-11am. We would welcome any families to our classroom during this time. The children will be attending Art class from 9-10am but will be back in the classroom for literacy activities for the following … [Read more…]

Melbourne Excursion

We had a marvellous day in the city today and were so lucky to have perfect weather. After morning tea on the lawns opposite the Shrine of Remembrance we made our way across to the Shrine where Bernie gave us a 1 hour tour. He was a fabulous guide who had a passion for the … [Read more…]

Organisational Toolbox

This term our You Can Do It focus is on Organisation. During our rotation activities last Wednesday all the Grade 1 children discussed the importance of being organised at home and at school. We came up with a comprehensive list of things we need to have organised at the beginning of each school day, such as drink … [Read more…]

Welcome Tori and Jack

We would like to welcome Tori and Jack to Grade 1A. Tori has moved from Wembley P.S. and began at the beginning of Term 2. Jack started with us this week.  He has joined us from Woodend P.S. They have both settled in very well and we hope they enjoy their schooling at New Gisborne P.S.

Amazing Australia

What is amazing is how much your children already know about our wonderful country. We have some terrific photos on display of the children and their families on holidays at some fabulous destinations around Australia. We have been studying the states and territories and the various capital cities. We have also discussed the major landmarks … [Read more…]

Fun & Games in Maths

We are currently learning different strategies to solve subtraction equations. One activity that is proving popular is a subtraction game using dice. The children take it in turns of rolling the dice and subtracting the number from 100. The first to reach 1 is the winner.            

Fun Run

It was wonderful to see the children decked out in their house colours for the Fun Run last Friday afternoon. They were very excited about the event and set off eagerly to run as many laps of the oval as they could manage in half an hour. Some children seemed to make their way around … [Read more…]