6/7S Class Blog
Welcome to the 6/7S Home Class Blog page where you'll find articles about our class and reports on our favourite actviites and special events.
Wow, what a great time we had on Wednesday, December 5 at the Year 7 Graduation Dinner!
With all our Year 7s present and with over fifty family members and friends, we started the evening in good form with a delicious meal served by the Yorke Valley staff.
My speech was next, and I highlighted three proven methods of success, and how they're available to anyone - our students included - to take with them into their senior schooling and indeed into their adult lives.
Chelsea Koch and myself then presented each Year 7 with a certificate (and told the guests a little about their special attributes) before Charles and Bethany gave a short address and cut the cake.
While the guests were served we all went out to the courtyard for photographs (like the one above!) then returned to have our dessert.
Lots of thanks to the students and their families for attending and making the night so special, and to the Yorke Valley Hotel for hosting us.
Tuesday September 11 was show night at the Adelaide Festival Centre for our Festival Choir.
Over a magic two hours, the choir, along with 300 students from 24 different schools, entertained an appreciative audience with music, dance and drama, demonstrating once again the talents of our students and their teachers.
On Tuesday the 21st of August 24 students from years 5-7 attended the Festival of Music Choir rehearsal at Magic Millions, Adelaide. It was an early start to the day with students meeting in the bus bay at 6:15am but this didn’t stop our MAS students from shining on the day!
Students and parents were welcomed by Librarian Deirdre Moloney who introduced the Book Week theme - 'Champions Read' (very fitting in this Olympic year!) - and our two judges Caroline Brown and Loren Mills.
The Shell Questacon Science Circus was in town this week running science workshops for our R-7 students on August 13-14.
The lively presentations, run by science graduates studying for a Master of Science Communication Outreach, focused on 'Balance' and 'Flight' and were warmly received by our students.
Classes made paper aircraft, modelled twirling seeds, rode a balloon hovercraft and attempted to construct bird nests from straws to support water balloons.
Feedback from the staff and students was very positive and the entertaining, knowledgeable and very personable presenters commented favourably on our students' involvement and behaviour.
In Maths we're learning about supplementary, complimentary and adjacent angles We're also doing an investigation on angles using a compass and protractor and drawing crop circles.
In English we're learning reading strategies. One was called 'text to self'. This means trying to relate a fiction story to how you might feel yourself. We're also doing silent sustained writing in journals.
In SOSE we're revising the states of Australia. I'm doing a project on the ACT. Mrs McLean is also taking us for an Aboriginal Studies unit.
In Science we're learning about Earthquakes and we now know what a seismograph does. Our Dance-a- thon song is 'Bangarang' and in Art we're using hot and cold colours to make Pop Art.
The choir is getting ready for the Magic Millions rehearsal and the actual performance. I have to be there early for warm ups.
In Design and Technology with Mr Beeston we're making key rings.
On Sunday May the 27th Ron Edwards, Amelia Honner, Brianna Schwartz, Maddie Greenslade, Jordyn Ingham, Hayley Willson, Connor Briggs, Ben Smart, Henry Honner and Olivia Dyett all attended the Port Hughes Music Camp. The Camp hosted about 67 people.