OSHC at St Maria Goretti’s Catholic School

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Last week at OSHC we had a very sporty fun week!  The children got creative and made nature crafts, this involved the children collecting leaves, flowers, sand, rocks etc. The children created pictures on their paper and then used the coloured spray bottles to cover their paper. This left a cool effect on the paper. The children went crazy with … Read More

Coding Club – Week 7 – Term 3

Marion PasiniLearning Information, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Week 7 of Coding Club involved the students finishing this term’s main project, a M&M sorter. The M&M sorters are capable of scanning the colour of an object and communicating this information to a latch connected to a medium motor, moving in different directions depending on the colour detected. The M&M sorter consisted of a conveyor belt, a latch and … Read More

City of Belmont Safe4Kids September 2017

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The City of Belmont is once again hosting Protective Behaviour Education Workshops in partnership with Holly-ann Martin from Safe4Kids. Protective Behaviours is a personal safety program teaching empowerment, communication, self-esteem, resilience, social skills and other life skills to children from birth to 12 years.   Once again these workshops are free! All details are available on the attached document.   … Read More

Coding Club Week 6

Marion PasiniCommunity News, General News, Learning Information, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

During Week 6 of Coding Club, the students completed their coding by colour sensors and began to put the final touches on this Term’s project – a robotic M&M sorter. In order to finish programming the colour sensor, the students used the ‘loop’, ‘switch’ and ‘wait’ functions. The final testing process taught the students a valuable lesson about the troubleshooting … Read More

Parent Information Word Work Session – Thursday 31 August 2017

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Parent Information Word Work Session There will be an information session for parents to explain the how and why of teaching Word Work as a strategy for improving spelling at St Maria Goretti’s Catholic School. The session will be presented by Mrs Christine Hayes – Learning Support/Students with Special Needs Coordinator. Date: Thursday, 31 August 2017 Time:  9.00-10.00 Venue:  School Staff … Read More

Coding Club – Week 5 Term 3

Marion PasiniGeneral News, Learning Information, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Week 5 of the Coding Club really put our students coding skills to the test! This week the students had the task of building and programming a colour sensor that can detect the colour of an object and use this information to give instructions to different motors. The main function the students learnt to use was the ‘switch’ block, a … Read More

Coding Club – Week 4 Term 3

Marion PasiniCommunity News, General News, Learning Information, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Week 4 of Coding Club was our most challenging week to date with students programming their conveyor belts as well as designing and building a latch which will sort the M&Ms. The students discovered how to use the ‘loop’ and ‘wait’ functions in the EV3 programming software, two of the most important  coding blocks for any good program. The building of the … Read More

Coding Club – Week 3 Term 3

Marion PasiniCommunity News, General News, Learning Information, News, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

This is Week 3 of the St Maria Goretti Coding Club and was our most productive lesson yet! All students completed construction of a fully functional conveyor belt, as well as adding their own personal modifications to their robots. The students also created a plan for how they will program their conveyor belt, discussing as a team how they wanted the program … Read More

Information Meeting Enrichment Program for students in Year 4 to Year 6

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St Maria Goretti’s Catholic School Enrichment Program Semester 2 Dear Parents In Term 3, a group of selected students from Years 4 to Year 6 who have been identified by in-class performance as requiring extension, will be invited to take part in the first component of the Extension program focusing on coding in Digital Technology. The Extension Program provides an … Read More