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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

News Crew Article About the Arts Programme


The Arts Programme
Have you got a child in year five or six? Have they come home buzzing on a Wednesday? They must have been doing the arts programme!

The arts programme is an entertaining way for the year 5 and 6 kids to learn about performing arts, stay active, and enjoy themselves at the same time. In these sessions you learn about drama, dance, marketing, fine arts, wearable arts and creative writing.

Our news crew journalists take part in the dance and drama sessions and we would like to share our experience with you.

Drama -
If you ask your child how school was and they reply with *ugh*, maybe it’s because they’re too exhausted from all the dancing and acting, moving their bodies around like little butterflies. We have been preparing for the upcoming production, The Lion King.

Sophia Pederson is our incredibly talented drama teacher so is Mrs Thrush, who also helps  with the teaching of drama. We are lucky that Sophia could squeeze us into her schedule.

Sophia and Mrs Thrush teach us to project our voices so that we can be heard by the audience. It wasn’t so difficult to learn. We stood up straight and we made sure we had eye contact with the person that we were talking to. We learnt how to speak loudly without shouting.

We move our bodies in each direction to express our emotion. We are given a script and we use our body and facial expressions to become the character in the play.
Sadly, not all our amazing kids can have the privilege to be part of this extraordinary drama journey. Even if we were extremely talented  kids, confident that we can accomplish it, we had no control of what group of the art programme we were going to be part of.

Dance -
Did you enjoy reading about drama? Now you have to read about dance. In this specific section, you will experience the power of dance through our writing!

Sophia Pederson is our dance teacher along with Mrs Kiata. In dance, we throw out our arms and boogie to the beat! We learn about how dance isn’t all about pointed toes and flat backs, but it’s about enjoying yourself and using the capacity of our bodies to express emotions or tell stories through dance.  We have been practicing The Circle of Life dance for the lion king production The kids who are selected to be in the dance programme are privileged, because not everyone gets to be part of this amazing class!

By Doris Hsu, Amy Harrison and Elsa Maddock, the News Crew 2019

Monday, 13 May 2019

Mother's Day Poems by Room 7


Room 7’s Mother’s Day Poems

To celebrate and acknowledge our amazing Mums, we wrote metaphor poems to express our love for them, and show gratitude for all that they do for us.
She is an angel that guides me
She is like a legendary spirit that gives me hope She is a protector bodyguard by my side
She is like a mystic dragon that growls all that harm me
She is a magic broom that sweeps away the scary nightmares
She is a knight that always leads the way
By Jessica A


You are sunshine, waking me up with a warm smile
You are a shield, protecting me from cockroaches You are kind, doing the dirty laundry
You are a shop, making me breakfast, lunch and dinner every day
You are a book, reading me stories.
You are a teacher, teaching me new things everyday
You are a Mom , caring for me, my brother and my sister
I love you mum so much XOXO
By Emma P


She is a blanket giving me hugs.
She is a lighthouse guiding me.
She is a cheerleader supporting me.
My mum is a broom sweeping away sad memories.
My mum is life helping me through hard things. My mum is my bodyguard protecting me.

Xoxo. By Georgia

She is my bodyguard protecting me.
She is my map telling me where to go. She is a safe protecting my family.
She is a broom sweeping away bad memories. She is my cook making my food.
She is my google correcting my mistakes. By Lachlan

She is my personal chef making me Dinner, Lunch, and breakfast , as well as my washing machine and dishwasher she washes the dishes and clothes and a maid continuously mopping and dusting and a loving dog that loves me and hugs me she is my MOM!!!
By Mary


She supports me like she cares for me.
She is a shining angel protecting me.
She is my chauffeur she drives me everywhere. She smell like lovely clean washing.
She makes me breakfast , lunch and dinner like she is my professional chef.
I love my mum.
By Tyla P


She has a heart of gold
And a beautiful smile
Every night she hugs me
She is a warm snuggly blanket that hugs me to sleep.
She is the one that brought me to the world.
I LOVE YOU MUM! XOXO
By Eleanor


She is my bodyguard.
She is my washing machine . She sweeps away bad memories. She protects me.
I love her hugs.
By Will


Your pure heart is like the white moon glimmering in my eyes. Your warm skin keeps me warm like a cuddly blanket. Your like a lighthouse guiding me through the white light. You support me with netball like a bodyguard. You give me hugs and kisses like a machine. You have a big smile from ear to ear. I love you because you brought me into this world which lights up my life.
I LOVE U MUM Xoxo
By Jess W


My Mum is magic, she does lots of things for me. She is a chef, making different food.
She is a lighthouse, guiding my life and correcting me.
She is a cleaner, cleaning things for me and my family.
She is a guard, protecting me and my family. You’re my volunteer, helping me with my work. You’re a talented person, because you have many hobbies.
She is my Mum!
By Seoeun


You are sun, always smiling at me.
You are a kitchen, making food for me. You are a warm oven, giving me hugs. You are a vacuum cleaner, cleaning the house. You are a book, telling me stories .
You are a taxi, driving me everywhere.
By Sophie


She is my chef making my dinner.
She is my taxi driving me to football.
She is my cleaner tidying the house.
She is my washing machine doing my laundry. She is my bodyguard looking after and protecting me.
She is a warm Blanket, giving me hugs.
By Olly


She is my maid, washing my clothes.
She is my barber, styling and cutting my hair She is my chef, cooking my food.
She is my info center, giving me advice She is my sun, giving me warmth
She is my taxi, driving me around
By Lucca


You a wonderful cook, and cook spectacular food. You are a maid, hanging up all my clothes. You are a beautiful butterfly, always making me happy.
You are a super G.P.S, guiding me.
You are a silly monkey, making me laugh. You are Siri, giving me advice.
You are a warm blanket, hugging me and my family.
!I love you MUM ;D
By Victoriya


She is a happy butterfly that makes me smile My mum is my personal washing machine cleaning all my clothes
She is my personal bodyguard protecting me from everything
My mum is a magician that can go anywhere in the house
My mum is chef her food is the best in world. By Finley

She is my maid cleaning everything She is my bodyguard protecting me She is my chef, cooking all the food My mum is shining every day
I will love you forever
You are the best mum ever
By Zak


She is a broom sweeping away all the bad memories.
She takes risks to make me happy
She is my confidence giving me hope She is a knight that always leads the way She is my personal bodyguard protecting me She is my nurse that heals me when im weak By Emma C

She my bodyguard
She is my butterfly following me
She is my life saver helping me
She is happy like a child
She is my pillow because she is soft
She is my helper when I get stuck on mistakes By Cody

She is my personal cleaner tidying room and doing my washing.
She is my chauffeur me around to sports. She celebrates my birthday and makes me feel special.
She is a warm blanket, giving me lots of hugs. She is like the sun, making me happy.
I love her.
By Logan


I like my Mum because she brought me into the world.
I like my Mum because she sits with me in the bed.
My mum is my bestie.
I like my Mum because she said she is going to take me to America.
My mum is the best in the whole world.
By Matthew


She is my chef making nice food.
She is my money buying stuff for me.
She is my cleaner, cleaning my room.
She is my washing machine washing my clothes. She is my safe protector
And she is my mum
By Rodney


She is a broom, cleaning the house everyday She is a chef cooking me food
She is a soft pillow making me comfortable She is a maid cleaning our dishes
My mum is very kind person
I LOVE HER
By Adam


Sunday, 17 March 2019

Based on their art work, Past and Present Hands, the year 5 and 6 ESOL students created short snippets of writing to capture the stories behind their pictures.



My creepy old house is surrounded by overgrown bushes and spider webs. When night comes, the moaning and creaking starts. It stays for hours, until it finds somebody else to scare. Every day me and my brother have to stay inside, because we are terrified that the trees and bushes would come for us.
By Nadia Peters, year 6


When I was seven years old, my family had a massive Christmas in Australia. There was a crowd of people on the sandy beach. My favourite part was the mouth watering, delicious buffet. I couldn’t wait to load up my plate. Everyone was partying like monkeys in a party bus! We had a lovely time that night. And that was the best Christmas I ever had.
By Jolize Erasmus, year 6


Every day in Brazil where I lived, we had a very heavy downpour of rain that had giant drops and that drummed on our roof like a big tornado. The lightning was terrifying. It could even kill people and the heavy rain flooded the city like a river.
By Maya Reynolds, year 6


In South Africa when it was pouring down with rain, my dad would go to a drive through and buy some delicious snacks and hot chocolate with colourful marshmallows.
By Katya Deyzel, year 5


In South Africa I lived at the beach. I loved to dig my feet into the boiling hot sand and I ran into the freezing cold water, smashing into the small waves.
By Mine Rossouw, year 5

In Austria we have a huge old farm. It is about 200 years old, but no animal lives there anymore. The house is white and the roof is made of wood, so is the third story, and it has a wooden door. I can remember, when I stepped through the door, it was really cold even in summer.

By Sophie Endlich, year 5



It was 9pm, when me and my loving family were going to go from Africa to New Zealand, but of course there was a river of tears. Then we saw the plane safely coming down to collect the next passengers.
By Gizelle Du Preez, year 6