What a fortnight it was, we were visited by some of the best authors and illustrators this country has ever seen.
We learnt the fundamentals of drawing cartoons and understanding that it doesn’t matter if we make a mistake we just use that mistake to create a new character.
We tried our hand at alliteration poems with Mark Carthew.
And we flew with dragon with Mark McBride. He taught us about the need to use contrasting colours and light and dark give depth to a picture. He also introduced us to the concept of air brushing.
We had a lot of fun and enjoyed the experience.
Thank you to Mr Carthew for organising the festival.
In Search of Safety
The Red Cross
Who are asylum seekers?
Why do they come to Australia?
What is life like for them now?
Have you ever asked yourself these questions? Do you know the answers?
Today our Year 6 students did just that. They explored and discovered the reasons why people seek asylum and gained an understanding of the situations they face in the Red Cross’ engaging community education program – In Search of Safety.
They learnt about Human Rights and why they need to be protected. Why it is important that we are kind and welcoming to new people to our country. They heard the real life stories of asylum seekers coming to Australia and reflected on the unique differences between people and their histories.
For more information on the program, please follow this link https://www.redcross.org.au/get-involved/learn/school-resources/in-search-of-safety
The time has finally arrived, the day is Wednesday the 30th of May.
Our bags are packed and we are ready to go, the city is calling us.
Excitement levels are at tipping point, we finally load the bags on the bus and we are off.
Day One: Immigration Museum, Melbourne River Cruise and the Melbourne Star.
Day Two: Shrine of Remembrance, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Hosier Lane, Old Treasury Building, Parliament House and Kingpin Bowling.
Day Three: Melbourne Museum and home.
There’s always something new happening at Berwick Lodge and this week is no different.
Introducing Lodgers Magazine!!
Mr Kelly and his team have been working hard behind the scenes creating this wonderful magazine.
We are especially excited as there is a big 6M presence with our very own cover boy Josh. An article on our Chess whiz Ashwin and the World Expo. Comments from Holly, and Alice L. We also have Harry, Brianna and Emelia showing of their photogenic prowess.
Check out the link below.
Well done to each and every student for participating in the House Cross Country last Thursday. It wasn’t an easy run but it was fantastic to see everyone putting in their best effort.
We had a number of placegetters here in 6M.
Under 11 Girls
Sadaf – 2nd
Under 12/13 Girls
Emelia – 3rd
Hannah – 6th
Briani – 7th
Under 12/13 Boys
Ben M – 3rd
Ethan H – 4th
On Friday afternoon we were fortunate enough to watch an ANZAC Show. Three actors came out to our school with a story to tell. The show was centered around stories of Victorian people serving in the first world war. We learnt about soldiers, nurses on the front as well as the families left back at home. We delved into the after effects of war on our people and country. Some of 6Ms highlights were:
- Learning of the women of war, the nurses and all the women who took on different roles back home.
- The audience participation, was fantastic!
- How the show would move from the present to the past and back again in dream sequences.
- The props and costumes were really effective.
- It was powerful finishing with the last post and one minutes silence.
It was a powerful show that had us sitting on the edge of our seats.
LEST WE FORGET
If you would like to learn more about the show please follow the link: https://anzaccentenary.vic.gov.au/journeyofremembrance/
On Friday we celebrated the Chinese New Year! We dressed in red, danced and spoke Chinese with one another.
The dragons came out and joined in on the parade, we enjoyed sharing the morning with our Prep Buddies.
In the afternoon we tried our hand at plum blossom painting. It wasn’t your normal sort of painting though, we used a straw to blow ink around our pages to create the tree branches. Using cotton buds we then chose different colour paints to add flowers to our trees.
It was a fantastic day and we are thankful to Miss Mao for organising the day for us.
Ben is that you?
Mandarin Captain – Emelia
Holly and Kyra helped the dragon find his way.
On Thursday 1st of March, the whole Grade 6 cohort headed down to the big smoke to the largest screen in the southern hemisphere…. Melbourne’s IMAX Theatre.
We went and saw two educational movies, the first was called ‘A Beautiful Planet’. A 3D movie filmed from the International Space Station. The film looks at planet Earth, it’s unique features and how it is constantly changing. It delved into the effects of mankind and and the student’s to reflect on how they are impacting our special planet.
We then went for a walk around the Old Exhibition Building and discussed it’s importance in Australia’s journey to Federation.
The second movie we saw was called “Forces of Nature’, it explores the world of natural disasters. Looking at how they are triggered and the importance of Scientists and research surrounding them.
It’s our final year of Primary School and we are going to make it the best one yet!
This is our year to be the leaders of the school, to wear our Grade 6 shirts with pride and bond with our Prep buddies.
This is us on Orientation Day… we were nervous but so excited for what the new year would hold.