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Responding to God’s Creation: Biological Science in Year 1/2

This Term in the Year 1/2 class, we are learning all about Biological Science. We have appreciated that God created the world and filled it with an abundance of beautiful plants and animals. This unit ties in well with the Biblical thread “Caretaking the Earth”, where students “actively respond to God’s call to carefully manage all of creation”.

Our art project tied nicely into our Science unit last week as we drew and painted beautiful,…

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Learning and Fun with this Thing Called Water

This Term in Year 2 we are investigating “This Thing We Call Water”. In Science and Humanities, we have been brainstorming all kinds of questions which we would like to find answers for.

In Week 2 we started our investigations. We all wanted to know what shape and colour water was and how come these seem to change? When we experimented with the shape of water we made lots of discoveries. In our small groups…

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Relishing Play: Project-Based Learning in Year 1-2

Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed their first Project-Based Learning session last Wednesday. We are using this Term to focus on the thread of “Relishing Play” from the curriculum resource Transformation by Design. This thread is focussed on “students having an attitude of joy-filled play as they respond to what God has provided and Christ has restored”.

This Term we are going to be using our God-given creativity to create board games. We…

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How Did it Get to Me? Investigating Needs and Wants in Year 2

During Term 2, Year 2 students investigated how some of the needs and wants within their local communities were generated and what goods and services were being produced and used to meet them. Students looked at the flow of production and processes which brought these goods to their personal consumption.

The Christian focus of the project: God provides because He loves us and wants us to flourish despite our sinfulness. He is the ultimate provider,…

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Families and Singing in Indonesian

This Term in Indonesian, the Year 2 class has learnt how to describe our family members in short sentences. As you can see from the photos below, we loved listening to our friends describe their loved ones.

We asked questions and even used the newly learnt adjectives to describe one another. It was a fun learning experience!

Furthermore, the Year 4s and 5s have been practising an Indonesian song about how great our God is.…

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Year 1-2 Excursion to CREEC

Pobblebonks and Other Discoveries

The first week of Term 3 started with a bang! Thursday saw us heading off to the Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC). At first we didn’t know much about this place they call CREEC, but that was all about to change!

Our day started with big smiles as we packed our bags and boarded the bus. When we arrived at CREEC, we had morning tea and looked…

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Learning about Water in Year 2

Water is a precious resource, a gift given to all people by God. How gracious He is to provide us with clean, fresh water for cleaning, cooking, washing, swimming, playing and of course – drinking!

In Term 1, the Year 2s were splishing and splashing and exploring all things water. We researched the local Western Long Necked Turtle and how we can help look after its habitat. Mr van der Kooy shared with us his…

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Credo 2017: On This We Stand

On Thursday 21 September, Wilson’s entire student body sang the truths of Scripture together at our school concert, filling the gymnasium with the sounds of “I Believe”. Credo 2017 was a celebration of the rediscovery of Biblical truths during the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago. The venue was “standing room” only as many family and friends attended.

We were privileged to “meet” Martin Luther, William Tyndale, John Calvin, John Wesley, and John Newton as “The…

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There’s Construction Out Our Window!

This Term, things have been really changing around our school. There has been noises and workers with trucks and all kinds of machinery, making the ground shake with lots of vibrations. Lots and lots of trucks, pouring concrete from long, insect-like arms and it’s all because we are getting a new gymnasium. Outside our classroom is a construction site and we get to see it every day!

We have been keeping a journal, writing and…

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Wanjoo: NAIDOC Week 2017

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC is celebrated all over Australia, focusing on the recognition and celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. It actually was started by an Aboriginal Christian man, William Cooper!

After a service in 1884, Cooper approached the pastor saying “I must give my heart to God…”. From there, he began a lifelong work to fight for Aboriginal rights.…

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Year 2 Creative Homework Projects

Over the course of Term 4, Year 2 Kenwick students completed a Homework Booklet that included a range of different projects. Students were still expected to complete their reading and spelling homework each night, but this new method allowed them to develop skills such as creativity, collaboration, physical activity, agency, problem solving, and motor skills.

Each fortnight they were given a choice between two projects. They were able to present their project as a…

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