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Junior Years news – 19 stories

  • Gingerbread Men Baking

    11 December 2018

    As part of the literacy program, our Year 1 students have been reading fairy tales and now learning to write a narrative as part of their author study. The students read and discussed the book "The Gingerbread Man" and then wrote their own version of the story. As an extension exercise, students designed their own gingerbread shapes in… Read more

    Gingerbread Men Baking
  • Special Premier’s Reading Challenge Assembly with Special Guest

    19 October 2018

    Our local MP Lily D’Ambrosio visited the College this morning to personally distribute certificates for the Premier’s Reading Challenge. Over 320 students from Al Siraat received certificates as a part of this challenge. Since the Premier’s Reading Challenge began, children in Victoria have read over 42 million books. We are very proud of… Read more

    Special Premier’s Reading Challenge Assembly with Special Guest
  • 2019 Foundation Transition Session 1

    17 October 2018

    What a wonderful first transition morning we had for our 2019 Foundation students and their parents on Monday! Believe it or not, we had some early birds arriving just after 8am. This demonstrates enthusiasm and promptness. Attached is a snapshot of some of the children engaged in some fun activities in class. Attached is a snapshot of… Read more

    2019 Foundation Transition Session 1
  • Junior Years Numeracy and Literacy Week

    14 September 2018

    Student in our Junior Years Foundation to Year 4 were treated a wide range of interactive and fun activities for last week’s Numeracy and Literacy Week 2018. There were a number of fun learning activities that incorporated literacy and numeracy and students enjoyed them greatly. We asked some of our Year 2 students to provide us with some… Read more

    Junior Years Numeracy and Literacy Week
  • Year 2: Mindfulness Program

    13 September 2018

    Our Year 2 students have been involved in the "Life Skills – Mindfulness In Action" Program during this Term. The program had a series of interactive, progressive lessons where our students could develop their self-awareness and increase impulse control, focus and empathy. It had a combination of visual and auditory stimuli with physical… Read more

    Year 2: Mindfulness Program
  • Special Storytime with Fairy Fleur

    6 September 2018

    Fairy Fleur has graced Al Siraat with a special Storytime for our Foundation to Year 1 students today to celebrate Literacy Week. She visited classes throughout the day and read Mem Fox' shortlisted children book "I am Australian" to the Junior Years students of the College. Fairy Fleur also paid a visit to the sickbay where she she made… Read more

    Special Storytime with Fairy Fleur
  • Al Siraat Post Office News

    6 September 2018

    In the afternoon of Wednesday, 5 September 2018, Ms Evla 'employed' two kind students, Hala and Abraham from Year 3B who accepted to help sort and distribute the Literacy & Numeracy Week mail to teaching staff. We were overwhelmed when we opened up our mailbox. Dare we say, there might have been 250 – 300 letters of appreciation and… Read more

    Al Siraat Post Office News
  • National Book, Numeracy and Literacy Week 2018

    29 August 2018

    This year, the Junior Years team will celebrate National Book Week, Literacy Week & Numeracy Week during the first week of September, from Monday 3rd – 11th September. Our purpose is to promote a love of literature and learning. We are very excited and the staff have begun making plans. During the week students will partake in a number of… Read more

    National Book, Numeracy and Literacy Week 2018
  • Year 3 Camp Kangaroobie

    18 August 2018

    Our Year 3 Camp 2018 was held at “Camp Kangaroobie”, near the famous Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles. After a long bus ride the students showed great patience and arrived at the camp full of excitement. Shouts of 'freedom' were made by several kids as they ran around the court yard overwhelmed with joy. Local camp dog Jedi was besieged… Read more

    Year 3 Camp Kangaroobie
  • Headlice Alert

    1 August 2018

    It has come to our attention that some students in our Early Years have recently been treated for head lice, and we seek your cooperation in checking your child’s hair. Head lice do not transmit infectious diseases – they are transmitted by having head to head contact with someone who has head lice. You may be reassured to know that head… Read more

    Headlice Alert
  • Special Ramadan Assembly

    17 May 2018

    A special Ramadan Assembly was conducted for the Year Foundation – 4 students on Monday, 7th and 14th May to welcome the sacred month of Ramadan. Students from Year Foundation to Year 4 enjoyed the presentations by some of the Year levels in the separate assemblies for F-2 and Year 3-4. The students enjoyed every moment of the program… Read more

    Special Ramadan Assembly
  • Lunchtime Clubs

    15 May 2018

    Lunch break is a time for students to walk and talk with friends, play ball games and run around. Sometimes however, the school yard can be overwhelming with all the energy and noise. Our popular Lunchtime Clubs are still running. Please encourage your child to join a club – it is a great way to build new experiences and make new… Read more

    Lunchtime Clubs
  • Year 2 Excursion: Healesville Sanctuary

    10 May 2018

    On Wednesday, 9 May 2018, our Year 2 students travelled to Healesville Sanctuary to further develop their knowledge about life cycles and animal classifications. We observed many different types of animals that call Australia home. We enjoyed watching the ‘Birds of Flight’ show, that surprised us with a Barking Owl flying over our heads… Read more

    Year 2 Excursion: Healesville Sanctuary
  • Australian Early Development Census (AEDC)

    4 May 2018

    In early 2018, our school, along with thousands of others across the country will begin preparations for the fourth Australian Early Development Census AEDC. The AEDC measures five key areas of development in children during their first year of full-time school to build a national picture of health and wellbeing. Since 2009, the census… Read more

    Australian Early Development Census (AEDC)
  • Fun Run Award

    3 May 2018

    Congratulations to all students, who collectively raised $4,837.05 for this year’s School Fun Run. A special congratulation to Sufyan Mina from Year 2C for going the extra mile to raise $1,028.52, making him the highest fundraiser for the second year in a row. Year 2C was the highest fundraising class in the College, mashaAllah. A very… Read more

    Fun Run Award
  • THRASS: Parent Education Workshop

    20 April 2018

    We would like to invite our school community to join a parent workshop that will focus on developing an understanding to help you help your child based on our schools approach to teaching handwriting, reading and spelling in the early years. Yes, you can teach the same way our teachers do!. It will be an informative and practical session… Read more

    THRASS: Parent Education Workshop
  • Year 4 Camp Sunnystones

    27 March 2018

    Our Year 4 students were fortunate to visit Camp Sunnystones last week for their 3-days camp. Students had a ball participating in various activities which built on their confidence as well as team working skills. Some of the activities included geocaching, bush cooking, archery and hut building. We were able to experience sleeping in a… Read more

    Year 4 Camp Sunnystones
  • Year 2 Excursion: Ottoman Village Aged Care

    22 February 2018

    Our Year 2 students spent some wonderful time visiting the Ottoman Village Aged Care facility in Broadmeadows where they were warmly welcomed by all staff and residents. Prior to their visit the students made cards to share with the grandparent friends at the facility. The students toured the facility to learn where the 32 residents live… Read more

    Year 2 Excursion: Ottoman Village Aged Care
  • School Dental Program 2016 – Junior School Visit Term 4

    5 December 2016

    Phase 2: Prevent, Rehabilitate and Protect!. The Phase 2 visit is usually held 3 – 8 weeks after the first visit. We had the school dental team visiting our Year 3 and Year 4 students last week and were able to prevent problems arising from the student’s teeth, by applying Fissure Sealants to some of their molars. If the student did have… Read more

    School Dental Program 2016 – Junior School Visit Term 4
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