Father’s Day in Kindy

Pre-Primary Outdoor Classroom Day

IMG_1342On September 7th Atwell Pre-primary joined in a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play!
Outdoor learning improves children’s health, engages them with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Play not only teaches critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork and creativity – it is central to childrens’ enjoyment of childhood.

All of our Pre-primaries joined in dancing, reading in the tent, water play, bubble blowing, mini-beast hunting, nature collage creating, rock painting for our new fairy garden and building our own obstacle course.

WOW what a great day we had making new friends and working with a new team! A huge thank you to all the teachers and students for making this a wonderful success.

Pre-Primary Introduction to Computers

Pre-Primary 3 were very excited to come to the library and use the computers in Week 6 this term.  They had some fantastic Library Monitors to help them with logging in and opening up the Targeting Maths program. Ms Beauchamp and Mrs Wayne were amazed at how well the students listened to instructions and worked through the program, with help initally and then all by themselves.  Well done PP3!

100th Day of School in Pre-Primary

Hi Ho! Hi Ho!

100 days ago,

we came to school now we’re so cool

Hi Ho! Hi Ho! Hi Ho!

PP 100 Days

Today we celebrated our 100th Day of school! We wanted to see what 100 Pre-primary kids looked like.

Year 5 and 6 Science Rotations

The Year 5 and 6 students participated this week in a day of science rotations. Representatives from Murdoch and Curtin University Science Outreach, parent scientists and volunteers Dr. David Morgan and Dr. Amanda Tilbury, worked with the students on a range of science activities.
Students had the opportunity to learn about bats, native Western Australian fresh water fish, electronics, forensics and physics.  It was an enjoyable, educative and enlightening day.
Many thanks to the presenters and the Year 5 and 6 teachers.

Kindy Hospital Incursion

In week eight of Term 2, the Kindergarten classes participated in a hospital incursion facilitated by the Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital.  The incursion was designed to help children increase their knowledge and understanding of hospitalisation and medical care.  They participated in a range of activities including exploring hospital play-sets, hospital puzzles & books and dressing up.   The children also used real medical equipment on life sized dolls, learnt how to use crutches and had a ride in a wheelchair. It was a fun and informative experience for all. Thank you to everyone involved.