St John's School

Scarborough

Welcome to Year 6

Coming Together

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As part of our History studies for Semester 2 the Year 6 class are completing research tasks from newspaper clippings associated with the theme of “Coming together”.

Coming Together

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As part of our History studies for Semester 2 the Year 6 class are completing research tasks from newspaper clippings associated with the theme of “Coming together”.

Little Bits

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The Year Sixes are currently learning to use the Little Bits Electrical circuits. We will be advancing our knowledge of Little Bits with Mrs Mullins, our IT Specialist, each Friday.

Red Nose Day - Friday 9th August

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The Year Sixs are raising funds in support for Red Nose Day which one of the major fundraisers for SIDS and Kids, promoting awareness of the issues surrounding sudden infant death.

Red Nose Association relies on the generosity of the community and donations can made through https://rednose.org.au/donation

Music Genres

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The Year 6 students have been researching the different genres of music. Pop, Reggae, Rap, Country, Classical are just a few examples. They displayed their chosen genre in a poster and musical presentation which highlighted the features, history and musical elements of the specific genre.

Wicked

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Last Friday the Year 6 class travelled to the Regal Theatre in Subiaco to watch the Mercedes College production of “Wicked”. It was a fantastic show full of wonderful songs, terrific acting and amazing props. The Year 6 class really enjoyed their day at the Theatre.

Winter Lightning Carnival

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An excellent day was had by the Year 5 & 6 students at the Winter Lightning Carnival. All players had a great time in the sunshine giving their best in chosen sports of Football, Netball or Soccer against six other schools. Each of the teams experienced some great learning opportunities and displayed great teamwork throughout the day with the Footballers taking home the crown in a hard fought final. 

Waste Wise

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Our Year 6 class recently participated in a Waste Wise audit of our school bin content, classifying our landfill into the various forms of waste including recycling, plastics and uneaten whole food.  The Year 6 students will now share some of what they have learned with the young year levels.

Spirit of Confirmation

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Congratulations to our Year 6 students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday. The sacrament provides a strengthening or deepening of one’s relationship with God.
Each candidate chose a saint’s name to give them guidance as they face the difficulties and challenges of living out the Christian faith.   
In celebration they each received a cupcake, decorated with a white dove – one of the symbols of wisdom related to the sacrament. 

Confirmation Retreat

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The Year 6 class recently had their Confirmation Retreat. They learnt in depth the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and presented these as short skits to the group. They also looked at who our super heroes are and how the saints can and should be our spiritual superheroes.  Concluding the day with a beautiful liturgy in the church. Special thanks to the Youth Ministry team for a wonderful, thoughtful day.

ANZAC Day Remembrance

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Last Friday the Year Six Class recently presented an ANZAC Day assembly.  As a school community we took a moment to gather and reflect on ANZAC Day and honour the country’s servicemen and women. .

Sydney 6s Cricket

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Josh Philippe is a West Australian born and bred cricketer who played cricket for Scarborough and now plays for Western Australia and for the Sydney 6s in the Big Bash cricket. 
Josh dropped by amidst his busy schedule to chat to the kids about his career and sign some autographs.   

Enrichment Expo

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Year 6 class showcased their STEM Enrichment Projects recently. 
Biological Science has been the prevalent theme this term and the student’s projects had to demonstrate both their acquired knowledge and presentation skills. 
The final results were outstanding.

Parliament House

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The Year 6 class recently went to Parliament House and Constitution Centre to learn about the voting process, the Australian Federation and have a tour of Parliament House.  They even had a chance to sit the Premier’s Chair, What an honour!

Insect Homes

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The Year Ones enjoyed sharing their STEM project, designing and creating insect homes, with their Year Six Buddies.  They have been learning about insects and their requirements.

Teddy Bear Still Life Portraits

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During Art this term the Year Six students focused on improving and developing their drawing skills. They have learnt the importance of carefully observing what they are drawing and the need to break the object down into familiar shapes. After drawing shells and faces, their latest drawing wast to draw a realistic still life portrait of a teddy bear. After this sketching process, the next step will be to add texture, highlights and shadows, using only a lead pencil and erasure.
Stay tuned for final pieces!

Carnivale Masks in Italian

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The Year 6 students have made these very colourful representations of Carnivale masks for their Italian lessons.  They will be writing and presenting plays with these masks in the weeks to come.

Robotics

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As part of the STEM learning experience Year Six students are building and programming ‘mBots’. Working with the ‘mBlockly App’ to program the robot the students managed to control the robot by moving forwards, backwards, spin around, push and light up.

Surfing

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As part of their PE lessons our Year 6 class are doing a 6 week ‘Safe Surfing’ course with Surfing WA at Trigg Beach.  Great fun had by all!