The indoor girls soccer tournament took place on Friday the 28th August at Epping Leisure Centre. The morning started off with a bit of drizzly rain, nevertheless we weren’t going to let the wet weather let us down; after all we were playing indoor. The girls were ready and excited as puppies for this event. We played against other schools in the Whittlesea district.
Everyone communicated extremely well and constantly praised each other for their efforts. Out of the four matches played, we gladly won two. The last match we played was amazing as we scored 6 goals, wining of course! The team could see the improvement we had made by the end of the tournament. As the match came to an end all the girls ran to each other to celebrate this memorable moment. We were all jumping up and down like kangaroos. Overall, it was a fantastic and fun filled day. Every player on the team was a soccer super star!
On Wednesday the 19th of August over 100 students in grades five and six from schools across Melbourne participated in Collingwood Football Club’s annual Multicultural Schools Cup at the Holden Centre (Formally known as the Westpac Centre).The participating schools were St Joseph’s Primary School (A & B Teams), Thomastown Meadows Primary School, Sholem Aleichem College and Lalor Primary School.
The participating teams in the competition were invited based on their involvement in a six-week school based program delivered by Collingwood Multicultural Officer Tim Hunt.
I am extremely proud to announce that LALOR PRIMARY SCHOOL had a clean sweep winning both the Boys and Girls Cups for 2015 and deservingly crowned as PREMIERS!
After winning all of their matches and finals, Lalor PS Boys defeated Thomastown Meadows Primary School in the Grand Final, while in almost identical fashion Lalor PS Girls defeated St Joseph’s PS in the girls’ Grand Final.
AFL Multicultural Ambassadors were on hand to present the trophies to both teams and individual premiership medallions to players.
For their leadership and outstanding skills displayed two of our students were also awarded Most Valuable Player (MVP) medallions:
Boys: Gadier 5/6BL
Girls: Mary-Jane 5/6O
I was so pleased to see the hard work and training put in by the students pay off on the day. The 'never give up' attitude displayed by all of our players was outstanding and they have made the extended Lalor Primary School community extremely proud.
I would like to thank Mrs Ryan for her support of the teams and the brilliant coaching of Mrs Caroline Van Oorschot on the day. A special thank you also to Abier Barakat for taking time out of her busy schedule to help on the day as our photographer.
Congratulations again to both teams - LALOR PRIMARY SCHOOL: MULTICULTURAL CUP PREMIERS 2015!
On Friday 20 grade 5/6 students went to Millpark Stadium to compete in Hoop Time along with Merryn and Miss Thorpe. The boy’s team won 2 games out of 5 games and came 4th on the ladder making the finals. The boys won their final 2-28. The girl’s team won 1 game, drew 2 games and lost 1 game finishing 2nd on the ladder. The girls won the final 14-10. It was a fantastic day and all students learnt new basketball skills and had tons of fun. Congratulations!
On the 11th of August 2015 St John Ambulance visited our school to deliver free First Aid in Schools training to our students. Trained St John first aid presenters led students from the Senior School through tailored sessions on the importance of First Aid and what to do in the event of an emergency. Our senior students learnt about delivering CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and the things they can do to assist in an emergency.
Students have been given a special piece of homework for parents to complete. We encourage you to “do your homework” and go online with St John to see how much you know about First Aid. Are you First Aid READY?
More information about the St John First Aid in Schools program can be found at: www.stjohnvic.com.au/schools
This week in science we examined the sense of taste. The first question students investigated was “Are you a super taster?” We used food dye to show our taste buds and counted how many taste buds we had on our tongues. If we had 25 or more taste buds we were considered super tasters, if we had less than 25 taste buds we have a weaker sense of taste. The next experiment we conducted was to investigate if our sense of sight and taste are connected. Students worked in partners and blind folded one another. Students had 4 different coloured jellybeans and had to try and guess the colour they tasted. It was super fun and super yummy!
The Collingwood Football Club in association with the AFL have chosen Lalor Primary School to represent the Club during multicultural round this year. A photo of our diverse school community will be displayed in the foyer at the Westpac Centre with an accompanied story on how the Multicultural Schools Program (MSP) has benefited Collingwood FC and Lalor Primary School. The photo will be there for the remainder of the week up until game day, Collingwood vs Carlton on Saturday the 8th of August. This is a credit to Lalor Primary School for supporting the program over many years.
Do Grains Have Carbohydrates?????
This week in Science the 5/6 students conducted experiments to see if grains contain carbohydrates. The students used a dropper to put Iodine on a variety of different foods. If the Iodine turned purple on the food it indicated that the food contained starch found in carbohydrates.