St Madeleine School

Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - News -

The Olden Days Year One ex­pe­ri­enced what school was like for their Great Great Grand­par­ents when they vis­ited Rouse Hill Farm. Stu­dents dressed in pe­riod cos­tume – straw hats, plus cot­ton pinafores for the girls and sailor col­lars or coats for the boys. They then met their schoolmistress to be­gin the school day. Af­ter salut­ing the Bri­tish flag, the class is marched into the 1880s school­room.

SES Vis­its State Emer­gency Ser­vices vis­ited St Madeleine’s Year 6 to dis­cuss the important role they play when Aus­tralia ex­pe­ri­ences nat­u­ral dis­as­ters. The Year 6 were able to experience a lit­tle of what is to be a SES vol­un­teer.

Let’s For­give Year 4 pre­pared and or­gan­ised a beau­ti­ful liturgy to cel­e­brate the im­por­tance of for­give­ness in our so­ci­ety. They told stories

and led the par­ents in a jour­ney to re­dis­cover that God loves each one of us and is al­ways ready to for­give us. Their prayer was en­cour­aged all who were present to share that for­give­ness with fam­ily and friends and the whole com­mu­nity. Thank you Year 4.

Out­door Math­e­mat­ics Stage 2 took their maths les­son out­side last week when they were study­ing length. Their task was to mea­sure how far their pa­per plane flew and how long it took to land. Great dis­cus­sions fol­lowed about the dif­fer­ent meth­ods of record­ing and how important it was to use a for­mal method of mea­sur­ing both dis­tance and time.

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