Year 3 students gathered today to watch some news of the latest reports from The Philippines. Here is a summary of what they learned by the students themselves.
The typhoon destroyed houses and is considered one of the worst storms of the century. It struck the Philippines and continued its journey to Vietnam. The worst of the winds reached 315kms per hour.
The typhoon quickly destroyed 80% of neighbourhoods. People sheltered wherever they could, even on rooves. It killed thousands and left many injured. Large waves destroyed coastal areas.
Groups have been working hard to clean up the roads, airports and communities. People from around the country and the world (eg. the Red Cross) have been going to help care for people. There have been difficulties for people finding shelter. Evacuation centres have been set up. Food and water are scarce.
Responding at Pender's Grove
At Pender's people have donated a gold coin during an out of school uniform day. Students have also had a jellybean, marsh mellow and lolly snake guessing competition. All the money raised will go to the Red Cross to help the recovery process in The Philippines. A great thanks to students in 12F and the senior grades who supported the day.
Today, on the 11th of November students from 34J, 34O and the Multiage class gathered to discuss the meaning of Remembrance Day. They read ‘My Mother’s Eyes’ by Mark Wilson and discussed the significance of the date. Students then collaborated to create this poppy chain to remind us of the importance of remembering the tragedy of war and the significance of peace. You will not miss this remarkable on your next visit to the administration area.
Students in Years 3 and 4 have been heating, cooling, observing, dissecting, researching and even experimenting as they seek to understand how their world changes. There has been great thinking and modelling of our Earth, Sun and Moon as well as looking at heating and cooling involved in cooking. Everyone has enjoyed designing their own experiments and watching seeds germinate under a range of conditions. This term's unit will conclude as students participate in their own design process that highlights what they have learned.
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