The 5/6 area had an action packed Education Week. Tuesday started off with the 5/6 Travelling Suitcase Incursion. The incursion taught students about events from Australian History with Anthea dressing up and acting as characters from many different countries migrating to Australia. All students were engaged, laughing and learning. Wednesday was Multicultural Day, the students came to school dressed in their traditional cultural clothes and brought plates of yummy food along. All students had the opportunity to try food from different cultures and everyone sat and ate together. After lunch students listened and danced to music from many different cultures. It was an excellent day with students learning from each other about their different backgrounds and cultures. Education Week was a huge success. Thank-you to all families that visited our classrooms and brought in food for the cultural celebrations.
Throughout Term 2 Lalor Primary school has had the privilege of working with the Collingwood Football Club in partnership with the AFL through the Multicultural Program. The program involved students in years 3/4 and 5/6 over a four week period. During this time students developed basic kicking, marking and handballing skills through exciting mini games. In addition to this students developed a better understanding of how to embrace multicultural diversity in the game and the community. It was a way for us to celebrate our differences and unite under the code of Australian Rules Football.
Collingwood Football Club will continue their link with our school through future player visits and our entry into the Multicultural Schools Cup to be held at Olympic Park in Term 3. We would like to say a huge thank you to the Collingwood Football Club for involving Lalor PS and supporting us through this program.
On the 17th and 18th of March 2015, the grade 5/6 students attended an excursion to the Victorian Space Science Education Centre (VSSEC) in relation to their Term 1 Integrated Unit, ‘Space’. Getting dressed up into a space outfit was just the beginning of a fun filled day! Students worked collaboratively on a Mission to Mars role playing as Astronauts and scientists who communicated with each other using communication technology such as computers and audio-visuals.