Welcome back to Term 2!
A friendly reminder that full winter uniform is to be worn as of this week. As we enter the wet months of the year, it’s time for gumboots at school! All students are asked to bring in a pair of gumboots with their name on it to keep at school for break times.
Sports uniform days: Monday & Wednesday
Any queries about uniforms please see your homegroup teacher.
We continue to use our Chromebooks to help us in our learning. We are reading and viewing texts online as well as accessing our blog and interactive resources, for example Matific.
All students are required to bring labelled headphones to use, to help them with their learning.
This week communities around Australia are celebrating Harmony Day.
Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and Harmony Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate this and work to maintain it.
Watch the clip below to find out more about Harmony Day and use the questions to have a discussion with your family at home.
Don’t forget to write a reflection in the comments below 🙂
What is diversity?
What is Harmony Day?
When is Harmony Day celebrated?
Who celebrates Harmony Day?
Why do we wear orange?
Word challenge: How many words with three letters or more can you make from the letters in the words ‘Celebrate Australia’s Diversity’?
As part of our Harmony Day celebrations here at SMCM, you are invited to wear a touch of orange or cultural dress with your full school uniform on Thursday 21 March, 2019.
Families are invited to join us for a family picnic on Thursday evening: 5.30 – 7.30pm on the Sports Oval.
There will also be a special performance by the SMCM choir and our Foundation and Junior students.
Together we are powerful.
As we continue to learn about our marine ecosystem, we are exploring how the health of our oceans and waterways is affected by human activity and use of resources.
Did you know that our households use 66,000 tonnes of plastic every year?! A shocking fact that we learnt by viewing sections of War on Waste.
We are now investigating the waste we are generating at school. We are conducting our own waste audit in each building, by emptying the contents of the rubbish bins; tallying the amount of recyclable objects (eg. drink bottles/cups), food scraps, paper and cardboard, stationary and plastic; then graphing the results.
- What were the results of your waste audit?
- What did you find most surprising, interesting or shocking?
- How can we help to reduce the amount of waste, particularly plastic waste, at school?
As part of our swimming program, we will be participating in a water safety session.
This session will take place on Thursday 14 March
Students are required to bring along an extra pair of shorts and tshirt to participate in this session.
Thanks for your continued support,
The Online Learning Logs (OLLs) are a digital platform for students, parents and teachers to report and celebrate student learning.
The SMCM Online Learning Logs (OLLs) Parent Help Website contains useful information about the OLLs. It also allows you to provide us with a current/updated Google email address OR to report any technical difficulties you are experiencing with accessing your child’s OLL.
You can access this website by:
- Clicking on the image below
- Viewing the Parent Information tab of this blog
- Clicking the link on our SkoolBag app
New families: To receive access to your child’s OLL please provide the school with a gmail address by filling out the Google Form on our SMCM Online Learning Logs (OLLs) Parent Help Website.