Market Day

Last Friday the SLC hosted a fabulous MARKET DAY which was the culmination of many weeks of work. The children started out looking at advertising and the language used to sell a product. With the goal of creating, making and selling a product the children created advertisements for their chosen product, created flyers, developed shopping lists of what was needed to create their product. Comparisons of the cost of supplies were made, children researched the cheapest item and worked out the cost to set develop their product and its estimated turnover.

The MARKET DAY was an opportunity to use real life mathematics, problem solving, written language, oral language, creativity and imagination. It has been a unit of work that has been challenging but hugely rewarding for all the children. Children had to work in a team, listen to the opinions and ideas of others and the result on the day was impressive ! The happiness and excitement of all of the children on MARKET DAY was palpable and many many parents and grandparents commented on the rich learning experience the unit had provided.

Not Only did the students have a rich learning experience, they also managed to raise over $2,000 in profits for charity.


Product Placement.

As the students discussed in last weeks blog post we have been looking at advertising through the eye of product placement. This has fitted in well with our marketing as part of creating our stalls this term.


Students remarked last week about what they thought product placement was. Here are some of the tasks students have completed focusing on product placement.

Here is an example from Thomas.

Market Day Tomorrow

This week our students have been feverishly working away to prepare for our Market Day.

Stalls have been designed, products have been created and the even the teachers have done some cooking.

Tomorrow is the big day…

Market Day
Time: 1pm – 2:30pm
Place: Multi-Purpose Room.

See you then.

Spelling Activities for this week

This week we will be doing our spelling test on Friday.

The 4 activities for this week are…
– parts of speech (is it a noun, verb or adjective)
– letterbox shapes
– Syllables (break the words into syllables, writing the words and showing where the breaks are)
– Dictionary Meanings – with the 10 highlighted words.

With the first three activities, you need to do these with all 20 words

Below is an image of how we expect the students to do these tasks.


Product Placement

As part of our inquiry learning for this term, students have considered strategies used to promote products. The homework project the students have been asked to complete over the next 2 weeks is focusing on Product Placement.

As part of the discussion they have been asked to watch the following video…

With this students reflected on product placement answering the following questions…

In my mind product placement is…
Some times I have seen product placement are…
Product placement is used to…

See some of the student responses to these questions in the comments they have logged to this blog post below.

Looking forward to seeing some of the students responses in the following weeks.

Senior School Market Day

If you don’t know already, the Senior School are having a Market Day as part of the Inquiry Learning unit.

This stall asks them to design and produce a product they will be selling on the 20th of November. This is also the reason why we will have an excursion to Fountain Gate next week to purchase the products they will need to do this.

This unit had provided many rich learning experiences for the students including…
– Analyzing print advertisements
– Exploring the features of TV ads.
– Using online resources to find information
– Looking at the features of formal letter writing.
– Analyzing the features of logos
– Exploring how product placement is used when promoting products.
– Looking at budgeting and how to spend the money effectively.

As part of each groups learning, they have been required to create some TV ads for their product. Here are some samples of the work students completed.

4-5 Ads from Nathan on Vimeo.

Congratulations Grade 5 Boys.

As part of the religion unit the Grade 5 boys are completing ‘The History of the Church’ in Australia, the Grade 5 boys took the opportunity to design and present the Senior School Mass this morning.

The mass went well, giving the boys and opportunity to show what they thought abut the Gospel story of…

Mt 28:16–20

The Commissioning of the Disciples
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.

And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Christian and Ben were able to put these thoughts together into creating a freeze that reflected on how to live out Gospel. They wrote and directed the following performance.

Student Freeze from this mornings mass from Nathan on Vimeo.

Jay, Bailey and Finbar were also able to work together as well to be able to the following presentation as a part of the After Communion Reflection using images they look within the school.

Mass presentation for Communion. from Nathan on Vimeo.

All in all, the Grade 5 boys should be congratulated on a great job.

Senior Learning Expo.

Yesterday (Thursday 17th September) we had our Senior Learning Expo exploring Famous Australian people and the effect they had on shaping the country.

For those who missed it, here are some of the highlight of some of the amazing work students in 4/5L have completed…

Senior Learning Expo – Term 3 2015 on PhotoPeach