As we continue to wait for hopeful news on the return back to face to face learning, the students have been busy consolidating on their fitness skills by engaging in a number of fun and exciting physical activities. Because of the recent curfew in Melbourne, we are still awaiting on setting a date for the 3-6 Athletics Carnival, but once we hear of our return to school, we’ll make sure to book a date in as soon as we safely can. Although, for now, the 3-6 District Athletics carnival has been set for Wednesday 13th October in Term 4 (Week 2), therefore we’ll hopefully hold our school’s carnival before that date. The junior school’s ‘Mini Olympics’ event will be held at school and will more than likely commence the week we return.
During Week 7, students continued with their creative thinking! By highlighting our school value of strong and capable children during their Webex meetings, they were asked to create/recreate a brand new Olympic Game. Students could either choose to think of a completely unique game that had never been invented or choose an existing game and change the rules to their own interests. By looking at the images below, they noted what equipment they had at home, carefully planned their new game and eventually trialing it with their families. Not only was I blown away by the standard and very deep thinking into these fun and exciting games, but already we’ve nominated a number of these games to be played back at school with our peers!
This week we’ve turned our focus to some of the special people in our lives – of course that being the dad’s, grandad’s, uncle’s and/or other special carer’s! As it’s Father’s Day on the weekend, it was a brilliant opportunity to highlight another value of our school in ‘One Community.’ Coming together through H&PE, the students’ Seesaw task this week was to capture footage exercising with their dad’s/carer’s in the many forms. Some decided to share a simple PE game, others a nice jog/walk around the block, while others took their dad’s/carer’s on playing their favourite sport – basketball, footy and netball to name a few.
A second optional task was the opportunity to interview their dad’s/carer’s on their sporting life/background. Students were to ask questions based around sport in their father’s/carer’s lives – favourite sport, what sports did they play when they were at school, which teams do they barrack for or if they could play a sport professionally today – what would it be?