Sunday, August 23, 2009

Story Sports Champions

This afternoon our Story Sports team competed at the Town Hall against three other schools. They had to write a hook for a science fiction novel, a rap about lost homework, a scary story using show not tell, and a job application from a Kahzakstanian for a job at McDonalds.

They consistantly wrote some funny and clever pieces to win the competition and walk away with Brian Falkner's new book amongst other prizes.

Well done team! Exceptional work!

Brian Falkner's Website
Story Sports Website


I can't believe I haven't blogged about our two great cantamath teams. A few weeks ago our Year 7 and 8 Cantamaths teams took part in the annual competition. Organised chaos is the beginning of an apt description of the events that unfolded. Both teams did very well. Interestingly both teams got stumped on some early questions before making late rallies. The Year 7 team score 45 points (9 correct) and the Year 8's scored 90 points (18 out of a possible 20) which is one of the best results for Redcliffs School in recent years. Well done everyone. A special thanks to Mr Rogers and Mrs Thomas who trained the teams.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ski Trip 09

What a FANTASTIC day! Well done everyone. A big thanks to Miss Huston for organising the day and the weather, and all the parents who came along to help.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Spare A Thought For Your Mum:)

I hope you've all said thanks to your mothers recently. I was shown this clip during my course today. The course was on developing resiliency, something mothers need lots of. Lots of good ideas and strategies to bring back to Redcliffs. Off to pack my ski gear now, fingers crossed for tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Guess The Flag

How is your geography? How many different flags do you know? Click on the link to test your knowledge.

Ski Trip

Two sleeps left. Please remember to be at school by 7.10 at the latest. We want the bus to be rolling out the gate right on 7.15.
Please remind your parents (if they are coming) to meet Miss Huston in Room 3 at 7.00 for a quick briefing.

Some Reminders; payment, jacket, gloves, polyprops, hat, sunglasses, lots of lunch and drink.

Visit these websites to keep an eye on the weather and remember to check the school website on Friday morning.
met service
Mt Hutt Website

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Stock Market

In Team One we are learning about the stock market. Thanks to Mr Babbage for talking to each class about how the stockmarket works and giving us an insight into picking the right shares. He also answered a lot of very good questions from us. Below are a few links to help you learn more about the stock market. Good luck playing the 'virtual stock market'. Go Room 1!

Third World Debt

In Room One we had a great discussion and scenario game about Third World Debt. This map should clarify some of the many great questions that you asked.

The term Third World was originally coined in times of the Cold War to distinguish those nations that are neither aligned with the West (NATO) nor with the East, the Communist bloc. Today the term is often used to describe the developing countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania.
Many poorer nations adopted the term to describe themselves.

Here are some links to find out more information;

Monday, August 10, 2009


Some introduction to Electricity videos. Enjoy ...

What is an Atom

This video will help our understanding of what an atom is. Building on what we have learnt in Electricity and Matter Batter units.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Latent Fingerprints

Blood Type Game

This game will help you learn more about the different blood types and how they relate to each other. Part of our forensic science unit.

Play Game

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Room 1's Buddy Reading

Click mon the link to listen to some of Room 1's buddies reading their books. They are fantastic readers!

Buddy Reading

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Year 5/6 Leadership

What an impressive group of leaders you are. I was impressed with the enthusiasm you all took to this afternoons task. I saw groups who adapte their delivery to make sure the children were motivated. A number of groups adapted thei games so they were more challenging or less challenging depending on the childrens abilities. Some of you were challenged by behaviours and it was good to see you thinking and acting on these. I also heard some great questioning in your debriefs. I'm very keen to know what your thoughts are on the afternoon. How did it go for you? What do you think you got from the experience?


I remember when I was at primary school, planning different ways of raising money for the 'telethon'. One year my best mate and I went on a huge bike ride (we lived in the country) knocking on every door asking for donations and afterwards watching the TV to see when our names were called out. Ahh those were the days ...

What is everyone doing for the big night in? I'm curious to see how similar or different it will be to the old telethons. Check out the oficcial website to find out more, and how to get involved.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


After an interesting afternoon finding out about DNA I have posted some videos that will help your learning of this scientific area.