Pineapple Crumble


On Wednesday morning, we made pineapple crumble.

It was a special dessert and was very easy to make. Bern showed us how to make it. We didn’t need to use the oven.

First, we put two cookies in a small bowl.

Next, we put one tablespoon of crushed pineapple on top of the cookies.

Then we poured thickened cream on top of the pineapple. We crushed some of the cookies and then we sprinkled some on top of the cream.

Then we enjoyed our pineapple crumble with a hot chocolate.  It was yummy. We ate the apple crumble with happiness.

By Amelia D,  Xavier P & Ethan T

Measurement for Design

Many changes are taking place on the site of our new building and it is creating many opportunities for our Inquiry expert groups to talk about the design and building process.

Four Middle students attended a site meeting on Tuesday, representing each of our design expert groups (Furniture Design, Building and Architecture, Landscaping and Interior Design). Zylis and Yenuli reflected on their experience:

Guess what!? We explored more about the new building and got to go into the construction site! We went to see what the builders were doing.

There is a little problem with the construction because there’s a giant rock. Geraldine told Staash, Lynelle, Yenuli and Zylis that there once was a volcano right here. That’s what made the giant rock. To be honest, it was a lot of fun. We asked a lot of questions.

A lot of exciting things that are going to happen in the school future are stuck in our heads because it’s too exciting get out!!

We had a conversation with the architect, Rachel, and the builder, Johnny! We talked about all the different materials and durability we will have for the building!

As you have seen, the garden near the rock bed is fenced off, but don’t worry, it will be built back up again.

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We are also making some great links with Measurement in Inquiry Mathematics sessions. We are learning to measure length and width using formal units (like centimetres and metres), as well as focusing on the perimeter of our learning space.

What have you learnt about Measurement in Inquiry Expert groups?


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Year 3 and 5 students have worked very hard during Naplan testing time this week! Only one more Naplan Assessment (Numeracy) to complete tomorrow. Well done!


During Naplan, what has challenged you? What have you learnt about yourself?


NAPLAN preparation

Our Middle school students have challenged themselves this past week, especially our Year 3 students as they prepare for NAPLAN. We have quizzed ourselves and each other about a range of topics related to Numeracy, Reading, Language Coventions and Writing. Our Year 4 students have offered some helpful tips to help the Year 3s as they prepare for the first assessment tomorrow (Tuesday 9th of May) such as:

– shade one bubble carefully for each question

– find the key words to help you understand what the question is asking

– reread the question and check your answers

– use scrap paper to help you work out your answer

… and most important of all- do your best!

We know that the Year 3 students will show all of SMCM this week how clever they are!