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Junior School news – 174 stories

  • Welcome back to class, Foundation students

    18 October 2021

    What a delight to see our youngest students back in their classrooms, with their laughter and excited voices ringing through the otherwise empty corridors and out on the playground. This morning saw our Foundation students returning to school after a 74-day absence. For the next three days, our youngest students and their teachers can… Read more

    Welcome back to class, Foundation students
  • Parenting article: Ideas to help kids adjust after lockdown

    14 October 2021

    While we are very excited to welcome our Foundation to Year 2 students back on campus from next week, we understand that some of the children may need extra practical and emotional support to adjust in a healthy way. You might find this articlehttp://alsira.at/parentswebsite from the ISV parents website a good read over the weekend prior… Read more

    Parenting article: Ideas to help kids adjust after lockdown
  • End of term celebrations

    17 September 2021

    Wednesday, 15 September 2021 marked the last day of online learning for our students in Term 3. From Footy Colours and movie day, picnic at home, cooking or joining the Go Gold for cancer kids campaign, lockdown and remote learning could not stop our wonderful Primary students and staff from celebrating all their hard work and ongoing… Read more

    End of term celebrations
  • Year 4 students' news reports

    16 September 2021

    Someone once said that journalism is the first rough draft of History. Year 4D and Hifz A students have been learning to write news reports in this term. The students observed animals in the wild via webcams and communicated their observations. Some students wrote about Victoria’s lockdown. Please put your hands together for our budding… Read more

    Year 4 students' news reports
  • Year 1D End of Term Celebrations

    16 September 2021

    On today’s last day of Term 3, our Year 1D students celebrated their hard work an efforts throughout this term by making yummy snowballs. All the students enjoyed the activity! We all had lots of fun baking and designing our delicious snowballs. We invite you to see more photos of this and other class' end of term celebrations and… Read more

    Year 1D End of Term Celebrations
  • Foundation: Maths rockets

    14 September 2021

    Our youngest students in Foundation have worked very hard during online learning on creating their very own Maths rockets. The task was to count backwards from a given number. Click here to see their amazing work and colourful rockets!https://www.alsiraat.vic.edu.au/gallery/junior-school/foundation-maths-rockets/september-2021 and well… Read more

    Foundation: Maths rockets
  • RU OK? Day 2021: Virtual Recess

    10 September 2021

    Another lock down what more is there to say. We’re checking in to see "R U OK?". Not in class not with friends, it really has been a while. We’re here to help to cheer you up and make you smile. – Poem written by Ms Desiree Kaldine. RU Ok? Day is an annual event which happens once a year on the second Thursday of September, is it to… Read more

    RU OK? Day 2021: Virtual Recess
  • RU OK? Day: First ever virtual playground

    10 September 2021

    Since our return to remote learning, student opportunities to talk to, play with, and check on friends have been hard to come by. We understand that social elements of student-to-student interactions are important for helping them remain part of the learning community and maintain friendships. Along with our annual R U OK Day program, Al… Read more

    RU OK? Day: First ever virtual playground
  • Maths Talent Quest: Year 4C wins Distinction Award

    7 September 2021

    For the first time ever, one of our Primary classes participated in the annual Maths Talent Quest competition organised by the Mathematical Association of Victoria MAV, requiring students to carry out real world Maths-based investigations. The MAV received more than 370 entries from various schools in Victoria. Alhamdulillah, I am… Read more

    Maths Talent Quest: Year 4C wins Distinction Award
  • Book Recommendation by Abdurrahman S. (Year 3)

    25 August 2021

    Book Week is the perfect time to read – may it be a new or classic novel or different genre. We have received the wonderful book recommendation below by Abdurrahman Ahmed Saad from Year 3B about Enid Blyton’s classic novel series "The Famous Five" which we are pleased to be sharing with you today: "Famous Five" is an adventure series… Read more

    Book Recommendation by Abdurrahman S. (Year 3)
  • Book Week "Old Worlds": Year 4 Book Cover Designs

    23 August 2021

    Celebrating Book Week and focusing on "Old Worlds" as part of this year’s theme, our Year 4 and Hifz students have re-created book covers to depict older books and classics. They were encouraged to seek inspiration from their parents by asking them what their favourite books were whilst growing up. Alhamdulillah, our students went ‘book… Read more

    Book Week
  • Year 5 and 6 Boys Camp ADANAC

    13 August 2021

    Wow what a buzz! The boys disembarked from their buses wide-eyed and full of anticipation. The forecast was for rain tomorrow and the next day and we all wondered how much of the outdoor activities they would fit in. The accommodation was positioned atop a small mountain facing a beautiful view of the valley and remnants of the Great… Read more

    Year 5 and 6 Boys Camp ADANAC
  • Year 2 Excursion to Cook’s Cottage

    6 August 2021

    Students in two of our Year 2 classes were very fortunate right in between two lockdowns to be able to experience history coming alive on their visit yesterday to Captain Cook’s Cottage. The students have been learning about Captain Cook in class as part of "history of my community" in Humanities. The excursion was a great opportunity for… Read more

    Year 2 Excursion to Cook’s Cottage
  • New sandpit and play area now complete

    24 June 2021

    We are pleased to announce that the project for a new sandpit and rope pyramid for our youngest students in Foundation to Year 2 has been officially completed. After receiving the Certificate of Completion from the contractor, we were able to open up the brand new play area to our Eary Years students. As you can imagine, they have… Read more

    New sandpit and play area now complete
  • Official Opening Ceremony: Years 3 – 6 Learning Neighbourhood

    21 May 2021

    Al Siraat College hosted an Official Opening Ceremony for the Years 3 to 6 Learning Neighbourhood, the latest infrastructure built to cater to the increasing demand for quality education in the growth corridor of Melbourne’s outer north on Friday, 21 May 2021. The event was hosted by College Captain Humza Ghouse. The opening prayer was… Read more

    Official Opening Ceremony: Years 3 – 6 Learning Neighbourhood
  • Take Home Reading Program

    22 April 2021

    Alhamdulillah, we are launching our "Take Home Reading Program" for Foundation to Year 4 students on next Monday, 26 April 2021. Students will come home with a plastic folder which will include a copy of a book and a Student Diary & Reading log book. The program is a wonderful opportunity for students to improve their reading through… Read more

    Take Home Reading Program
  • Year 3 Sleepover and Excursion

    31 March 2021

    Alhamdulillah, the evening of 29 March had finally arrived, Year 3 students of Al Siraat eagerly arrived at the gates of the College, ready to partake in the 2021 Year 3 Sleepover. The evening commenced with Year 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D and HIFZ A Year 3 students coming together as one group and getting the rundown of the course of events which… Read more

    Year 3 Sleepover and Excursion
  • International Day of Mathematics and Pi Day 2021

    25 March 2021

    UNESCO proclaimed 14 March as the International Day of Mathematics. The date is already being celebrated in many countries as Pi Day, an annual opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to their friends about math, and eat pie. Pi from the Greek letter “π” is the symbol used in Maths to represent a… Read more

    International Day of Mathematics and Pi Day 2021
  • Year 3 Science Incursion

    25 February 2021

    Our Year 3 classes and Hifz A were excited to welcome "Physics Chris" from PrimeSCI! by Swinburne University of Technology to their classrooms for a lively and hands-on Science incursion to learn about "thermal dynamics". Students watched Chris demonstrate a number of fun experiments at the front and also got ample opportunities to… Read more

    Year 3 Science Incursion
  • Year 4 Science: Egg Drop Experiment

    25 February 2021

    Our Year 4 students have been exploring many different types of “forces” in Science this term, using inquiry-based learning to guide curiosity and experimentation. This week, we wanted to “defeat” gravity by designing and building parachutes that utilise air resistance, with the aim of keeping a hard-boiled egg that was along for the… Read more

    Year 4 Science: Egg Drop Experiment
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