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June 9, 2017 by Lauren Hook

LEMONADE FACTORY

A great day was had by all in Room 1 making lemonade, although I hear they may have exhausted a vast amount of sugar!! Room 1 completed an exercise in procedural writing, followed by the making of the lemonade. Suffice to say, it was lots of fun and a great success. WELL DONE!!!!


May 11, 2017 by Lauren Hook

GARDENING CLUB

Managing the science garden continues as we have now re-planted the topiaries (Duranta Geisha Girl) and have re-planted out the proposed hedge. Experience having taught us that the Tom Thumbs couldn’t stand up to the summer heat, we have chosen Westringia Jervis Gem and Westringia Lilac and Lace to take their place. These natives to… Read more »


May 5, 2017 by Lauren Hook

SEDA 17

Once again the year 11 and 12 students from SEDA (Sports Education Development Australia) came to our school to deliver a series of Fremantle Docker inspired footy clinics. SEDA is an excellent option for students who want to complete their senior secondary education whilst gaining vocational education and training (VET) qualifications that are nationally recognised…. Read more »


December 14, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

Firefighters visit GPS!

 

On Thursday 24 November, 2016 firefighters from Maddington Fire Station visited Gosnells Primary School. Year 3 students from Rooms 4, 5 and 6 were given an interesting talk about fire safety and the jobs firefighters perform in our community. Craig, Justin, Kyle and Jeff taught the children 5 important points: phone 000 in an emergency… Read more »


November 24, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

Conclusion Writing

Writing a conclusion in Year One usually means we talk about what we learnt as a whole group discussion. We answer questions and we always refer back to our hypothesis, as it is the guide to our experiment and drives our thinking. After our discussion, we go and write about what we’ve learnt. It takes a… Read more »


November 9, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

K/PP Athletics Carnival

 

First of all, WOW!!! What a fantastic fun morning; the Kindy and Pre-primary children did a wonderful job and all joined in beautifully. The carnival went off without a hitch mostly due to the parents who offered their valuable time to wear the high vis. (didn’t they look great) and help out. All the K/PP staff… Read more »


November 4, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

Year 5/6s head to prison!

 

Fremantle Prison Yesterday we went to Fremantle Prison. Our tour guide, Moira, was cool and funny. Moondyne Joe was a famous prisoner because he escaped many times. The last time he could have stayed free for ever but they accidently found him in a wine cellar. After we learnt about Moondyne Joe we saw his… Read more »


October 27, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

Year 4 Earth & Space Sciences

 

Using the book The Rock Cycle, year 4s are investigating each type of rock formation: igneous rock, sand and sediments, sedimentary rock and metamorphic rock. The first stop for us is looking at sedimentary rock: stalagmite and stalactite rock formation. In our session we have asked these questions What process is involved in the formation… Read more »


October 18, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

How does the garden grow?

 

The school garden is starting to bloom with the advent of some warmer weather. Thanks to those early-bird students who come to Gardening Club on Wednesdays, we are managing this environment by keeping the hedge area weeded, the topiaries trimmed and the lawn mowed. We are gradually adding other elements to the garden to draw… Read more »


September 22, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

The cogs are turning…

 

Ahh, a sight to gladden a teacher’s heart! You can positively feel the brain-power at work! The scientists in Room 1 were trying to formalize their thinking on how light refracts – one of the four boundary behaviours of light we’ve studied this term. In order to write a good conclusion one must: Refer to… Read more »


September 12, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

A night to remember!

 

After a long and distinguished recorder ensemble programme at our school, we embarked on a new journey in 2016. With an integrated Performing Arts direction our students are having a ball leaping out of their comfort zones! Our WAGSMS performance, “Spice Up Your Life” reflects and celebrates the cultural diversity of the school. Children from over… Read more »


August 15, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

HEAT: Conductors & Insulators

 

Recently, Year 3s undertook an experiment to discover if metal was a better conductor of heat than wood. Two similar-sized spoons were placed in a pot of hot water (due caution taken!!!), one being made of wood, the other, metal. Using their sense of feeling, the students had to observe which spoon heated up quickest… Read more »


August 3, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

Forces Everywhere

 

  In Year 2 and 3 science we have been looking at the forces that work against the pull of gravity. First we looked at wind energy and how it can act against gravity to hold things in the air, then we looked at buoyancy acting in water to keep things floating. We wanted to… Read more »


June 27, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

Year 4 Bunnings Incursion

 

Rachel was our guest speaker from Bunnings who came to school on Wednesday and spoke to us about managing an environment. We learned some handy hints on how to manage our garden that we’re developing outside our science room – particularly weed management! The contribution from Rachel and Bunnings was much appreciated as it enhanced… Read more »


June 17, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

Room 5 Spectacular Creations!

 

Students in room 5 have been working hard on their Technology and Enterprise projects. They were given the task to design and create a key ring, drink topper or bracelet using Perler Beads. Students had projects books to work through, including a list of marking criteria the needed to follow. They used graph paper to draw… Read more »


June 16, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

PPs big, bad investigation!

 

As part of our studies in materials and their properties, rooms 18 & 19 have been investigating the “truth” presented to us in the story The Three Little Pigs. As scientists, we are always wanting to discover the truth for ourselves, and to that end we made a house of straw, a house of sticks… Read more »


May 17, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

Year 4 Seed Germination

 

In studying the life-cycle of plants, our first stop was at the germination of a seed.Photos of the germination of a Cress seed and a Sunflower seed were taken over four days using the digital microscope. The students were able to observe the germination of the seed close-up as the microscope allows the image to… Read more »


May 10, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

Changing Landscape

 

Humans are always busy changing the landscape. Sometimes the changes are good, sometimes the changes are bad and sometimes the changes are necessary. The aim for our space outside the science room is to create a managed environment that enticed more bird and insect life into the area. The aim is also to create a… Read more »


April 27, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

Reduce, Recycle, Re-use!

 

Rooms 4, 11 and 14 have been busy with a Reduce, Recycle, Re-use project. Using the bottom and top parts of plastic drink bottles, they have constructed jewellery stands. Waste has been reduced by using 2/3 of the bottle. We have also touched upon the other ways we could reduce our use of plastics in… Read more »


March 24, 2016 by Lisa Fiorentino

A Multicultural Celebration!

 

What a massive day at Gosnells Primary School! Our Harmony Day celebrations kicked off with a colourful assembly hosted by Mrs Neave and the students in Room 4. Following the assembly the students sang a song and even signed the chorus in AUSLAN! That is inclusivity at it’s best! Last up was a parade where… Read more »


 


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