Haldon Street Success!

Dance group had an amazing time walking in the street parade, and performing, at the Haldon Street Festival in Lakemba on Saturday.
We arrived early, did our makeup, and put our walking shoes on to proudly represent our school.
During the street parade we handed out books, which were donated by our school library, to children along Haldon Street in order to spread the ‘reading bug’.
Straight after the parade we headed to the main stage to perform our story dance to our wonderful community.
Thank you to all the teachers, parents and students that turned up to cheer us on! We had an amazing time and could not have done it without you.
Check out some of the highlights of our day in the gallery below…

Now we eagerly await the final results for the Wakakirri prize….keep your fingers and toes crossed!

Great Schools ‘Show Off’!

This year Belmore South Public School has entered the ‘Great Schools Show Off’ competition.  This exciting new project engages students in telling their community, and the wider world, about the many positive and exciting aspects of their school through the use of digital media.

Throughout Term 2 our new film club ‘Short Cuts’ will be working with Miss Pleasance to create a 3 minute film that will promote our great school.  Creating this film will involve many different aspects of development including storyboarding, creating scenes and shots, directing, producing, filming, editing and acting (just to name a few!).

Panasonic will be providing the following prizes for regional and state winners:

Regional Winners will each receive a: Digital still tough camera – valued at $499

State winners will each receive a: High Definition Camcorder – valued at $1,499 and 42″ High Definition Plasma TV – valued at $1,099

Stay tuned for regular updates, photos and eventually our Great Film!

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Friday Performance Assembly

This week Stage I Bird ran the school assembly and entertained us with Music and Poetry.

During the week a couple of their students chose the best learning environment in the school. They chose Kindergarten Fox.

Some students from 1 Bird had to choose an Assembly Class of the Week.  They chose S2 Preston from the Primary and 1 Base were the best from K to 2.

Great work you did everything so well.

We walked away with the Easter Eggs!!

Sajar Nachar was an amazing photographer for the blog on Crazy Hat ‘n Hair Day.

Here are some more of her shots of individuals who won eggs on the day.

Just some of our Easter Eggs

Photographs by Sajar Nachar

Thanks to all our families we had 100’s of Easter eggs which we had to give as prizes in our Easter Competition.

We had well over 120 parents and family friends join us as we had fun today. The staff are to be thanked for their enthusiam and leadership in organising such a successful day.

Any money raised will go towards purchasing more books for our home reading READ IT! program.

Crowd shots on Crazy Hat’n Day

Photographer for the day: Sajar Nachar

Our school celebrates the Festival of Easter and Harmony Day in our own unique multicultural way.

Our school has families from over 50 different nationalities and a multitude of faiths.

Harmony Day is of significance to us all as we live in an amazing melting pot where respect for diversity is pivotal to our daily lives and welfare.

Orange is the colour of harmony so as well as having crazy hair styles and hats we wore orange mufti.

Many of our community recognise the significance of Easter and the rest just love chocolate.

3 Fred report . . .

What S3 Fred has been doing!!
Hello everyone! Have a read of what S3Fred has been doing !!

Our class had to decide on a class name. We voted for Fred Hollows out of Nancy Bird, Ned Kelly and Pemulwuy. We voted for him because he was very intelligent and he gave back eyesight to people. He worked with indigenous people to build a medical centre to treat eye disease. He then went to work in Africa in a place called Eritrea. He created a lens factory and trained other people to treat the eye disease. He died in 2008 from cancer but his wife created the Fred Hollows foundation to continue his work.

Well, we did some contract work, we had to choose what activities we wanted to do and when we wanted to do them. That was a lot of fun!! What S3Fred has been doing this week!!
Hello everyone! Have a read of what S3Fred has been doing this week!!

We also looked at Bloom’s Taxonomy tasks, the levels are remembering, understanding, applying, analysing, evaluating and creating! They are from low to high thinking skills.
Also we did reading tasks, we picked a book to read chapters 1 and 2 and choose from different tasks. A few examples are draw your favourite character from the book and 5 questions you would ask the author and there were more activities to choose from. That was really an amazing thing to do!!

S3 Fred have been working out strategies to help us with the NAPLAN Tests. Last week we did a math test to see what things we need to learn and made goals from what we didn’t know. Miss York set us some work that matches our goals. We do worksheets and play Mathletics to achieve our goals.

We have also been writing our narrative quality criteria, it means things that make a good narrative these were some of our answers complex sentences, orientation, complication, resolution, who, what, where, when and why. We have also been learning about descriptions for our narrative. We had to use our imagination and think about different settings. We were playing a game called the circle game, whoever had the ball had to say something that is shiny some of our answers were gold, earrings, necklace, diamond and a gold key. For NAPLAN we have been learning about our senses to put into our narrative we had to think about our five senses and pretend that we were in a setting eg shopping centre, cemetery, hospital, jungle, desert, and forest.