Many ac­tiv­i­ties and learn­ings on the agenda

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NIE | PRIMARY PONDERINGS -

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.

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