Month: July 2016

The Great Big Book Swap!

National Book Week As part of National Book Week and to help raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to buy books for remote indigenous communities who don’t have access to books we’re holding a Great Big Book Swap. There are schools involved all across Australia and the target is $100,000 to buy 10,000 books. …

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BOXWARS!

Last Wednesday the whole school draped on their togas, ink printed with their own designs, put on their hand-crafted cardboard jewellery and armour made in Italian with Anne-Maree and paraded out in to the BOXWARS auditorium to act as the crowd for the BOXWARS chariot race.  Caesar himself was there to start the race dressed in a splendid armour of cardboard. We clapped …

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Hour of Code

This week, during Hour of Code, the students ACTUALLY had a go on the computer! The focus this week was on ‘pair programming’ where the students paired up to solve problems together. Through the puzzles, they learned to drag and drop blocks and the fundamentals of block programming which will help students using Snap! and Scratch. …

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Learning Focus

Numeracy This week, continuing our focus on probability and chance, we explored “Cat and Mouse” another fantastic Maths 300 lesson. In the game, a mouse goes left or right, depending on whether an even or odd number is rolled. Sometimes the mouse gets the cheese and sometimes the cat gets the mouse. After playing the …

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THE GREAT BOOK SWAP

  As part of National Book Week and to help raise funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to buy books for remote indigenous communities who don’t have access to books we’re holding a Great Big Book Swap. There are schools involved all across Australia and the target is $100,000 to buy 10,000 books. If every …

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BOOK WEEK

PHPS ROCKS NATIONAL BOOK WEEK  JSC (Junior School Council) are organising 3 events as part of Book Week. Whole School Short Story Competition – Closes Friday August 19  The Short Story Competition is kindly sponsored by The Little Bookroom, 759 Nicholson St, Carlton North. They’ve generously donated book vouchers for the winners and runners-up. There …

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PHPS Athletics Carnival 2016!

The Princes Hill Primary School House Athletics carnival is fast approaching! Children in Grades 3 – 6 will be participating in the House Athletics Carnival on Thursday 11th August, 2016 at Coburg Athletics Track (Harold Stevens Park), Outlook Rd, Coburg (Melway Ref:18 A10).  Students are divided into age groups to compete and successful competitors from the …

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