Swimming

The SMCM Middle School are excited to start swimming lessons tomorrow Friday 9th February.

Swimming Reminders

Friendly Reminders:

  • Wear your swimming bathers underneath your sport uniform
  • Use a small swimming bag to keep your belongings safe
  • Children with long hair must tie their hair back or wear a swimming cap
  • Bring thongs to change into and wear at the leisure centre to keep our socks and shoes dry
  • Bring clean underwear to change into after swimming
  • Label all clothing and items with your child’s name
  • Parent helpers are required to meet at the leisure centre

 

Why is it important to learn to swim?

How can you Act Safe at the pool?

Finding Our Strengths

Today the Year 4’s took on a design challenge to use their existing strengths and develop new ones. The students showed creativity, collaboration and self-management when designing something that expressed their personal strengths. Many students were challenged during the activity and used resilience to overcome adversity. It was pleasing to see everyone use these dispostions, which underpin the learning culture that we are instilling here at SMCM.

What are your existing strengths?

What are some new strengths that you are developing?

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Welcome back, Middle School!

Mint, Parsley, Basil, Ginger & Garlic students have made a wonderful start to the school year!

We have been getting to know each other and demonstrating our understanding of the FARM Code, in transitions, learning time, playtime, eating time and when communicating with others.

There are many exciting things to look forward to this term, including swimming lessons and our Inquiry unit, “The Future Is In Our Hands… How can we make a difference?” As part of our Inquiry unit we will be heading out on an excursion to ‘Ceres’ in Brunswick to explore different methods in sustainability.

  • How are you helping your homegroup to create a positive learning environment?
  • How can you use your personal strengths to help yourself and others in the homegroup?
  • What are you looking forward to this year?
  • What do you know about sustainability?

3D Objects

Middle school students were kept busy this week during Maths sessions.  Using only  matchsticks and blu tak  students created 3D objects. 

 

  • What 3D object did you make?
  • What were the properties of your 3D object? 
  • Where in the environment is your 3D object found?

 

 

MSO excursion

Good evening middle school students and families!

I have put together a short clip about our wonderful Melbourne Symphony Orchestra experience last week.

Can your remember the reason for the different coloured tops the musicians were wearing?

Can you remember which instruments belong to which instrument family?

What was your highlight for the day? I know I had a lot 👍

Enjoy the clip and remember to like the post 😀

Mother’s Day Picnic.

What a wonderful way to end yet another wonderful week! The preparation leading up to the afternoon was filled with lots of making and baking. Thank you to all the mothers, grandmothers and significant others who took some time out from their busy schedules to spend some time with us. We wish you all a very happy and blessed Mother’s Day.

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  • What makes your mother special?
  • What was your favourite part of the afternoon?

 

Excursion Day! Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO)

Excursion day has arrived! Today, the Wattles and Waratahs went into the city to watch the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra perform their show, “Meet the Orchestra” and “Bamboozled” at Hamer Hall. We stopped off for lunch at the National Gallery of Victoria before  being taken on a musical journey. We met the different sections of the orchestra through classical music pieces and theme songs. Then, we used our body percussion and vocal skills by joining in to help create the Bamboozled music, along with the other audience members and with the MSO.

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What were the different sections of the orchestra? Did you have a favourite section?

What instrument would you most like to play? Why?