Term 2 ended very well for the team. This week the students had Mrs Yoeman’s (student teacher) with them for most of the week so that she could get to know them and the class structure a little better before she begins in term 3. We also participated in a variety of NAIDOC week activities that included learning about and listening to dream time stories and researching famous indigenous Australians. They also participated in a poetry writing competition that had to be titled ‘Harmony’. Most students completed these using the different types of poetry formats that we have done this term.
At the end of the week the students from our class and room 10 participated in a lesson on bullying and what types of forms that it takes. The students had discussions about what is appropriate and respectful behavior to each other and what is not. We also looked at the bullying triangle and the importance of a bystander. After the discussion we decided that it was a chance for us to recognise classmates who were friendly, helpful, kind and respectful. Two were chosen from each class by their classmates. In term 3 we hope to continue to recognise all the positive contributions these types of people make at our school and acknowledge them on our blog and at assemblies.
From room 13 I would like to announce that Isabella and Arri have been chosen this week as our students who make others feel ‘Warm and Fuzzy’ and treat people with respect and kindness. Well done girls.