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Our Year Threes Visit Healesville Sanctuary

Our Year Threes Visit Healesville Sanctuary

On a crisp Thursday morning the grade threes were itching with excitement to go to Healesville Sanctuary, ready to meet the animal they would study for the next few weeks. When we hopped off the bus we were quite hungry but we wanted to look at one of the animals on the coat of arms, the emu which is known to be quite aggressive with its claws. As well as the emu, we saw the rare, brightly coloured and deadly cassowary before we ate our recess near a hut that had information about endangered species.

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Prep Expo for 2017 Prep Families

Last Thursday night, the IEPS community, led by the wonderful Prep team, welcomed our 2017 Prep families to the school at our annual Prep Expo. This was the first opportunity for all parents to come together ahead of starting their school journey. Thank you to the many members of our parent community from the PTFA and Uniform Shop who attended the event to welcome these new families by sharing their experiences and helping them with uniforms and other vital information. Thank you also to Hilda, Sonia, Ella and Rachel for sharing their expertise and for being such important members of the IEPS community. …

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Prep Mini Olympics

On Thursday the 18th of August 5C prepared the best mini Olympics for their buddy class Prep JA. As the lunch bell rang their hearts pounded as they prepared themselves for a prep tornado. 

Then they saw the excited preps laughing while walking down the ramp. All the groups did last minute checks, making sure they were ready. The preps were lead to their seats by Ruby and welcomed by Trent. Though the preps took a while to settle down soon everything was running as planned. Sam M explained the Welcoming Ceremony and handed each of the preps a card. The preps were then ushered to their place and the ceremony commenced. The torch was passed from prep to prep and soon found its way to Miss A, the prep’s teacher. 

Then, when all the preps were settled they were put into groups Ruby did a great job at explaining what and where they had to go. Each prep group had a leader who was in charge of taking them to their next rotation.

The preps participated in mini basketball, egg and spoon races, a relay, long jump and mini soccer kicking. The Year Five students loved creating and designing the activities. 

Time flew by and soon it was time for the closing ceremony. All the preps were so excited to get their Gold Medals but had gone home with something even better, they had learnt teamwork skills and respect.

By Ruby C & Ginny H

   

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Level 6 AFL Umpiring Course

Level 6 AFL Umpiring Course

On Friday the 22nd of July a group of Year Six students participated in an AFL umpiring clinic. An official from the AFL spent the day with the students, teaching them about all aspects of umpiring including goal, boundary and field umpiring. Student’s also learnt about the pathways they can follow to becoming an umpire at a local level and how to move up the ranks to umpiring at the highest level.…

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Year 5 – Letters to Paralympic Athletes

Only 5 less sports than the Olympics but still they’re amazing. Can you guess what it is? Yes! It’s the Paralympics. The Year Five students have written a letter to the amazing and talented Australian Paralympians and are hoping for a letter to come in the mail soon. We researched an Australian Paralympian then we wrote a letter wishing them good luck and letting them know how we found them interesting and inspiring.

If students wanted a reply letter we asked some questions and some students asked about their injury or about their choice for the sport that they play. We really enjoyed writing the letter and learning about what some people can do after suffering horrific injuries. Some people also found out that some athletes live in Heidelberg. The teachers enjoyed giving the Year Fives a fun activity about the amazing people who live in our country.

By Scarlett 

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