This term in Biology we have been lucky enough to have a focus on organ dissections. We have dissected organs from cows, pigs and sheep to help sharpen out skills. Last week, we were joined by the Year 1 class as we investigated cow organs together. The organs of focus were; eyes, kidneys, tongue and heart.
Relationships and Play In the Early Learning Centre our philosophy identifies, educators believe all children’s wellbeing, culture and dispositions for learning are supported through RELATIONSHIPS and PLAY. Transition Points As we highly value both play and relationships, we are critically reflecting on how our processes for transition to school also reflects these key elements. By focusing on relationships and play this will ensure seamless transitions and continuity for children. Therefore, we are exploring an approach to transition which focuses on
The R-2 Class have had a busy term with a focus on writing recounts and combining our literacy with engaging STEM activities. Our kids love hands on learning and have really enjoyed the STEM activities. We have a few budding engineers in the class. The students have really embraced their writing this term and have all been given very special writing books to encourage them to become authors. We are currently writing a very spooky class story full of Gruesome
Over the last few weeks the Kindy and R-2 Class have been having fun with Victoria doing gymnastics activities in the R-2 Classroom. They have been dancing to some great fun songs developing their coordination skills. They have also been working on balancing skills in pairs, and learning how to roll on the ground properly. Some of our children have shown some real talent. All of the staff and children have loved these sessions, and look forward to their times
Earlier this term our Stage 1 Outdoor Education students had the opportunity to complete a one-day VET course where they gained skills in working in remote areas. This TAFE course covered the basics of map reading, the use of GPS systems and ways to safely travel through remote areas. Vocational Education provides a vital link between school and the workplace as it equips student with transferable skills and knowledge they can apply in many industries. Weather aside it was a
Semester 2 is the time when students are given the opportunity to showcase their learning in the Performing Arts. These opportunities range from individual assessments in class to formal concerts at school or in the wider community. R-6 Drama R-6 classes have been working on Circus skills in Drama this term. They have learned how to develop, focus and present an ‘act’ and how to interact with an audience. To showcase their skills they will present the 'Central Circus Royale'
The Student Representative Council have been working on a project to setup and run a Homework Centre. The initiative reflects our students desire to complete homework, achieve their best and develop. Attendance at the centre will be supervised, free to access with help available in all subject areas. This is an exciting opportunity and I'm very proud of our students for driving this change within our school.
What a great assembly we had for this year’s Book Week! Congratulations to the Early Learning Centre for dancing to explain their book ‘Heads and Tails: Insects. Point Pearce Campus chose ‘Here Comes Stinkbug!’ and they all looked cute in their super hero costumes. The Reception class read the ‘Rainbow Bear’ and acted out the scenes – very entertaining. Year One chose ‘The Dress Up Box’ and used boxes to illustrate the story. The Year 2/3 class chose ‘The Singing
In order to make sure that our school is meeting the needs of our families, I am looking at getting some feedback from families about how you think our performance is going here at CYS. We have created a “Parent Opinion Survey” and would really appreciate if you could take a few minutes to complete it for us. All responses are confidential and we will use the data to help drive our site improvement plan for 2020. The link is
On Thursday August 28 we had our annual Father’s Day morning with open classrooms, Ag display and BBQ. It was great to see that so many Dads, Grandfathers and other Special People were able to make the time and come along to see their children in their classes. I enjoyed visiting the classrooms with the dads and seeing the wide range of STEM activities and challenges on display. Our students are so proud of their families and the learning that
On Wednesday August 14, CYS hosted over eighty Immanuel College music students for combined band and choir workshops and a full evening concert. On arrival, the visitors split into three groups, with their string section heading to the Maitland Retirement Village, the choristers to the school activities room and the band members to the Performing Arts Centre. The Immanuel musicians were joined by the YP Combined Schools Band and conductors from both schools put the students through their paces with