Immigration Museum Excursion

As part of our Inquiry unit this term, the senior level students attended the Immigration Museum in Melbourne on Wednesday 10th June.  They were given the opportunities to explore and experience the different immigration patterns to Australia as well as sharing stories of individual immigrants.

As a follow up, the students have been working towards sharing an immigration story that is reflected in a suitcase of personal belongings. Some students have chosen to focus on family members. These will be displayed in the Senior classrooms on Wednesday 24 th June. Please feel free to have a wander through the rooms during Parent teacher interviews. immigration 2 immigration museum 1


Jump Rope 4 Heart

Last week the Year 5/6 students participated in the Jump Rope For Heart ‘Jump Off Day’.  Students skipped their way through the Physical Education Lesson demonstrating the skills of  ball skipping with a partner, double dutch and long rope skipping. They enjoyed trying new challenges such as double under, wrap around and the pretzel.  The students are taking the skills they have learnt to the next level by inventing their own tricks.

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Spirit Filled Expo

Last Wednesday the Year 5 students presented a Spirit Filled Expo to the school community. The students were able to research their chosen person and relate important details about this spirit filled person. This included identifying the Gifts and Fruits that these significant people have shown in their lives. The students enjoyed the Expo and put a lot of effort into their costumes and presentations. Thank you to all the parents who came along to support the students.


Create your own Surveys

The year 5/6 children received their Google accounts earlier this year and one of the products in the suite was the ability to create surveys by using Google Forms.

The students chose a topic then formulated relevant questions around their subject area. The tricky part was trying to work out the type of question they were to ask that best suited the information that they wanted to gain. They had a choice of plain text, multiple choice, choose from a list, checkboxes, scales and paragraph text. They also had the ability to put in images and video. If they put in media, then questions would follow around their image or video.
It was also possible to customise the form to suit their theme.
They sent their surveys to fellow classmates and in turn they were completing surveys that other class members shared. After results were accumulated, a spreadsheet is generated and graphs are automatically displayed with percentages.


Spirit Filled Expo

Just a reminder to all families that tomorrow our Year 5 students will be sharing their learning during the Spirit Filled Expo. The Expo will be running from 9:15 – 11:00am. We hope you can join us.


On Sunday 17th May the Year 6 students received the Sacrament of Confirmation. The students were involved in a rich Confirmation program which included  participating in a reflection day. We were blessed to have Bishop Edwards confirm the St Anne’s children. It was a special day for our school, families and Parish community.


ANZAC Day Ceremony for Schools

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Last Thursday a group of Year 6 students represented St Anne’s at the Manningham Schools ANZAC Ceremony.  They joined students from all other schools in the area to reflect on the spirit of ANZAC Day. Matt and McKenzie laid a wreath on behalf of St Anne’s. It was a memorable experience that helped them appreciate what others have done for our country.

Performing Arts



As part of the Year 5/6 music program this term, the students worked in groups to create and perform a RAP for each other. What started out as a challenge for them, culminated in some really fun, clever and energetic presentations.  The themes of anti- bullying and friendship reflected their understanding of these important issues.

Next term, our focus for the Arts is Drama. Some improvisation, some performance and lots of fun!