Many activities and learnings on the agenda
TERM 4 is well upon us and the students are busy learning and being involved in a variety of activities. Information texts are the hot topic of conversation at Ballandean.
The students are sharing with each other what they have learned about a variety of animals through researching and note taking.
In addition they are writing a health report on a topic of concern to them (e.g. dealing with stress, too much sugar in our diets).
Our students dressed in red and participated in the Day for Daniel on October 26.
They learnt about recognising the signs and being aware of personal safety.
Money was raised via gold coin donation for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.
Ballandean students were among 50,000 children across Australia who participated in Worldwide Outdoor Classroom Day on Thursday, November 1.
Staff, students and parents went to Girraween National Park and walked to The Junction, a 5.2km return trip.
The children explored the natural surroundings and observed the effect of the drought on the water supply of the park as well as looking for natural, managed and man-made features, which is being studied in HASS.
Ranger Greg had an informative talk with the children about native and feral animals in National Parks.
A barbecue lunch on their return to the day use area was enjoyed by everyone.
Swimming lessons for all students will commence in Week 5 and our Year 6 students will participate in the extended learning program on November 15 and 16.
Ballandean State School is committed to bringing out the best in all their students, using a variety of ways to promote and support all learning styles.
Come and visit our vibrant school, take a tour and consider us for your child next year.
Our next Prep open day will be held on Friday.
We would appreciate the chance to meet you and your child.
HIKE: Ballandean students enjoy outdoor learning at Girraween.