A visit from former student
In Term 4, gymnast, Luke Wadsworth, a former Narre Warren North Primary School student, came to our school to talk to the grade 3-6’s about his experience. He competed in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and showed us his routines from the games. He talked to us about how he started training 6 days a week from the age of 9. He trained at and continues to train at HPC (The High Performance Centre). He said that the dream is the Rio Olympics in 2016 and the Commonwealth Games in 2018. It was an interesting and it showed us that you can achieve your dreams and you don’t have to go to a fancy school to make it happen.
Working Teacher Style- Show Day 2014
The teachers of Narre Warren North PS “Working Teacher Style” for Show Day 2014.
Visit to St Judes
November 7th held our annual Show Day which was fun filled, exciting and as fabulous as ever! It was fantastic to see our community being brought together by such a fun filled day!
A big thank you to the dedicated staff and students whose tireless efforts and enthusiasm made for a brilliant day.
A special thank you to our Parents’ and Friends’ Club, and our fabulous school community for your overwhelming generosity and many donations for our stalls and for coming to support our school during Show Day.
The Art Show made for a terrific addition this year where each grade created a display representing each of the Asian countries. From Topeng masks to flying carpets and Japanese dolls to Cambodian scenes, it was an amazing sight to behold.
Once again our staff and students showed what a talented bunch they are! A broad range of talents brought enjoyment and laughter to end a great day. Thank you to Rachel Yue, Janet Taylor and the School and House Captains for your efforts in bringing together a great Talent Show.
Many community members came to run activities and games which were very popular. Thank you to the Narre Warren North CFA, Police, the Tetof Family, Kelly Sports, Narre Warren North Scouts and Camp Australia for donating your time and resources. You made a great addition to the day.
Cricket Gala Day
What’s your problem?
Usually this question is one to spark a little debate or even some heated discussion. Not at NWNPS. The teachers have been asking each other this question during this last term as we have been investigating new ways to teach problem solving to our students.
Throughout the school, teachers have been learning from each other as students have been diving in to use a variety of strategies to solve a range of problems.
Problem solving is not only about reading worded problems. It’s about applying mathematical skills to solve problems in different ways. Students learn to consider what the question is asking, what steps are involved in solving the problem, and what method they can use to solve the problem.
Below you will find what is called the ‘Mathematical Strategy Toolbox’. This includes a range of strategies that could be used to solve problems. From the ‘Toolbox’, which strategies could you use to solve this problem;
When all 6 children arrive at the birthday party, they give each other a high five. How many high fives are given in total?
So the next time one of your children asks you, ‘What’s your problem?’, don’t scold them for being insolent. Give them a real life problem to solve and encourage them to try different strategies to solve them.
Coal Creek Excursion
News from the Art Room
The Grade 3-6 students are collaborating with mosaic artist Helen Harman to produce a tile mural. Some of the Grade 6 students helped to stencil the design onto the wall. The Asian elephants were selected to match the theme of our upcoming whole school art show. The students during their art lessons have been enjoying smashing tiles, mixing concrete glue and adhering the tiles to the wall. The next step is to grout and clean the mural for protection against weather.
A completed photo of the mural will follow soon.
More News from the Art Room
This term every grade in the school has researched an Asian country of their choice and is creating some traditional art both in the art room and in their classroom. All of the artwork will be show cased at the Asian Art Exhibit on Show Day. Entry is open to all parents and community members for a gold coin donation.