St Vincent de Paul Christmas Help

On behalf of all the Senior teachers we would like to say a very big thank you to all our students and families for your incredible generosity. Today we put everything together and the family will be receiving two large food hampers, one hamper full of family gifts and each family member will receive a gift bag full of presents.

We are overwhelmed by the thought, kindness and compassion shown by all. This will make a significant difference to this family at Christmas time.

Thank you so much.

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Race Around the City


Last Wednesday the Senior level participated in the Race Around the City. Both the students and parents enjoyed a beautiful day in Melbourne following clues and navigating their way through the city. Some chose to run the 10km course whilst others enjoyed a leisurely walk. Many thanks to the 35 parents who volunteered their time on  the day.

Year 5 Kinder Visits

Last week the Year 5 students had the opportunity to visit the Park Orchards Kinder. All the Year 5s partnered up with a little buddy and spent some time playing and interacting with them. This was a fantastic experience for our Years 5s.

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Maths Talent Quest

During Term 2 and Term 3 a group of students participated in the Maths Talent Quest. This involved each group coming up with a question which they then used their mathematical thinking and skills to answer. These projects were submitted for judging along with projects from all around Victoria. The students achieved great results and enjoyed their experience.

Last Thursday was presentation day which some of our students were invited to attend with their family.  A great day was had by all and we would like to thank Mrs Dame for her time and support in this project.


Hooptime All Stars through to State

Congratulations to the Senior All Stars Boys and Girls teams who have made it through to the State Finals. Both teams played 4 matches yesterday and a finals game. The boys were undefeated all day and the girls won 3 of their 4 games, finishing the day with a finals win. Thank you to our coaches Dave and Steve and to all of the parents for supporting the students.

State Finals will be held on the 24th November.  Go St Anne’s!!!Hooptime Finals 3


image image imageIn Italian during Term 3 the students chose to write recipes to demonstrate their understanding of instructional language in Italian. The students worked in groups to complete the tasks and worked well together to achieve their goals .

Ben fatto a tutti!


Throughout the term, students were able to refine and expand on a range of skills as well as discuss performance criteria and set goals to improve their performance in athletics events such as hurdles, high jump, shotput, discus, long jump, triple jump, sprints and circular relay.  Students participated in the St Anne’s Athletics Carnival held at Proclamation Park.  Some students represented the school at the recent Ringwood District Athletics Carnival.

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Bridge Building

The Senior Level students were challenged to build a Bridge that could hold at least 500 grams and have a span of 50 cm. Their materials were 100 icy pole sticks and a roll of masking tape. The Bridge was not allowed to be a Beam Bridge. Each group researched various types of Bridges and then sketched their design- Front view, Side view and Birds eye view. They were given the opportunity to test their bridges and make adjustments where necessary, before presenting to the Senior Level students and teachers. IMG_5008 IMG_5011

Programming Animations

The year 5/6 Students are becoming creative with their stick figure Animations.

Although the program Pivot has been around for a while, it still needs the imagination of the children to create a backdrop in paint and import it into the program Pivot. Each piece of movement is then programmed frame by frame to put together a mini story if you like. Here is a sample that was done this term.

Author Visit

To celebrate Book Week the Year 5/6 students were lucky enough to have a visit from an author. Andrew McDonald explained to the students the steps he follows when he writes and shared what inspires him to write. It was great for the level to hear from an author and have the opportunity to ask questions.