Speaking to Persuade

We share our opinions to try and change other people’s thinking, so they will agree with us. Our opinions are more convincing when we have reasons or examples to support our ideas. Interesting speakers use a clear and expressive voice, and can add gestures, body language and facial expressions when they speak.

The pairs below were asked to demonstrate 1, 2, and 3 star speaking while giving opinions.

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2 star

3 star



Book Week in S1 Galileo!

Another year, another wonderful Book Week celebration at Belmore South PS!

In S1 Galileo, we had amazing fun celebrating our love of books and reading. Students shared stories, wrote some creative narratives and of course were busy preparing their costumes for Friday!

Here are just some of our photos:

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One of our future poets, Chet, even created a great acrostic poem about reading:


Read! fun! books!

Enjoy books!

Anytime and anywhere!

Dream it

In libraries

Night and day

Go now!

We can’t wait to do it all again next year!

Miss Hatzigeorgiou and S1 Galileo

BSPS @ Wakakirri!

Congratulations to our amazing Wakakirri team of students, teachers, and parents. Your skills in dance, drama, public speaking, art, hair, make-up, stage-handing and so much more were essential in getting us there. This year, we earned awards for participation, public speaking, the spirit of Wakakirri, and the social media competition for our week – what a buzz!

Extended cut: includes video of our performance and speakers:

Highlights: photos only

Athletics Carnival 2017

On Thursday, Belmore South held our annual Athletics Carnival. Races were run, novelties were fun, and happy faces were everywhere. What a fantastic day!



On Tuesday 26th July, Ms Rhodes and Ms Filacouridis lead our staff in Teacher Professional Learning in the area of Numeracy. We examined the importance of developing place value knowledge to assist our students in gaining a deeper understanding of number concepts. We also explored how patterns in counting, grouping of tens and the position of digits is related to understanding the base ten structure of our numeration system. Teachers were involved in updating student performance data in our CAP (Celebrating Students’ Achievement and Performance) room and analysing the data to inform their practice. Teachers shared a repertoire of instructional strategies and are developing goal setting tools to assist our students to take ownership of their learning in numeracy.

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Maths in K Franklin

We are very proud of our learning in K Franklin this week. We have been learning to combine two groups of numbers and add them to find the total! We are even starting to keep numbers in our head and count on and then we can write number sentences. We always remember to check our answers with a buddy.


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