Congratulations to our Year 5 and Year 6 students who fiercely competed in tennis, cricket, volleyball, basketball and t-ball against numerous schools during our Lightning Premiership school sports day.
Our Community, Torquay
Year 2 Inquiry Investigations
The Year 2 students have been leaning all about our community, Torquay, during their inquiry investigations. Over the term, we have been lucky enough to have some of our emergency services people come in to school, to talk to us about their role in our community.
On Thursday March 28th, we had Heidi Taylor, a local paramedic come in and speak about paramedics and their role in our community. We learned what paramedics
During Term 1, the Year One classes at Torquay College have been discussing plastic waste and the impact it has on our oceans. We have discovered and were astonished, that a plastic bag takes 450 years to break down. After some investigation and group discussion we decided there were a few ways we could help: - Take reusable bags with you when you go to the shops - When visiting our local beaches take all rubbish home - Recycle items and packaging, using the soft plastic RED
On Friday, 15th March, Grades D6 & D8 took our Junior School Assembly on an 'Underwater Discovery' and shook their tails like 'Big Blue Whales!' Miss Wearne and Mr Craig were incredibly proud of the confidence, enthusiasm and talent our students displayed as they emcee'd, danced, sang and rocked out! We can't wait until next year!
The past weeks in the ‘STEM CENTRE’ students have been working on problem solving and coding. They had to code a robot to drive through a maze! They did a fantastic job from learning how to using the coding program on the iPads to then applying what they had learnt to solve the problem. All the students did a fantastic job! Coding the robots with iPads. Walking the maze to understand the directional language.
In Year Three, we have been learning about “Writer’s Workshop” each week. During this time each child is an Author and Illustrator of many different types of writing. Our goal is to teach the students to LOVE to write. Students have thought about what they look like as a writer, considering why Writer’s write, what their best writing environment looks like, and topics that are close to their heart that would inspire them to write. As a part of this process, students will be
The Year 3 & 4 students were thrilled to have Senior GFC CATS Players visit Torquay College on Tuesday 12th March, as part of the Healthy Heroes educational program that encourages and inspires students to take positive action to protect and enhance their own health and wellbeing. AFL and AFLW role models, talk to students about the importance of keeping active, eating well, drinking water, reducing screen time and getting a good night’s rest.
The Year 4 students participated in National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) on Friday 15 March 2019. It is an opportunity to focus on bullying and the changes we can all make to help create safer communities for everyone.
This week Year 3 students were fortunate to be visited by Geelong Cats players Jed Bews and Mark Blicavs, for an incursion as part of the Healthy Heroes programme. Students learnt about aspects of good health and wellbeing, such as physical activity, hydration, sleep and screen time. Some vital facts from the session were that devices should be switched off at least one hour before bed, screen time (including TV, computer and other device screens) should be limited to a maxim
This Term, the year 6 students have been enjoying participating in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program. This has seen students using fresh produce from our garden to create mouth watering seasonal dishes, such as zucchini fritters, ratatouille, tabbouleh salad and tomato quiche.