As part of the Foundation Inquiry topic, 'It's Alive! Why?' students have been growing Grass Heads. They had to predict what they thought might happen, tend to their grass each day and make observations each week. But first they need to know what living things need to survive!
Much discussion regarding the safety concerns of the staff car park, particularly 3pm pick up at the rainbow gate. It was agreed immediate action must be taken to prevent serious injury. School Council resolved to proceed with asap - A letter to the Shire requesting action on a crossover/separate entrance where parents’ cars enter car park Staff be encouraged to utilise the car park to its full capacity Create a footpath and drop off zone south of rainbow gate Painted lines t
Huge thank you to the amazing Turia for donating 2 copies of her book "Good Selfie: Tips & Tools for Teens to Nail Life". Good Selfie contains simple strategies to help kids and teens build self-confidence, get through hard times and go after their goals. It's real, straight talking and funny. Parents are welcome to come in to the Library to borrow this wonderful resource. Happy Reading. Kathy and Lesley. .
Term 2 has kicked off in the STEM Centre with new robots and the Years 1 and 2 having a ball. They have been learning that codes are instructions for computers and digital systems. They have been looking at code with the new OZOBOTS, which are coded with colours from markers. The students have been creating their own tracks, testing codes and practicing their collaboration and communication skills. Exploring how the robots sensors work. Joining up the tracks!
The 'Term Two' edition of the Year 3 newsletter was recently released and provides useful background information about the term ahead. You can view each page below, or it can also be accessed directly from within the Torquay College app.
Melbourne Excursion On Friday 3rd May, Year 2 students enjoyed an excursion to the Melbourne Museum and IMAX cinema. They explored and asked many questions as they observed exhibits of Dinosaurs, Insects and Wild Animals. They investigated how different species grow and change through its lifecycle, from birth or an egg hatching to its adult form. Students were amazed to see the size of adult dinosaurs and eggs fossils, the colours of butterflies and sizes of spiders
Get Ready for National Simultaneous Story time! Alpacas with Maracas are about to take Torquay College by storm. All over Australia on Wednesday 22nd May in Libraries, Schools, Pre-Schools and on radio and television, the book by Matt Cosgrove Alpacas with Maracas will be read at 11.00 a.m. This is to promote the importance of reading aloud to children of all ages. Studies have shown that 10 minutes exposure to reading each day is all it takes to positively shape you child's