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Exploring the concept of sustainability has been a major
focus throughout 2014. In Term 1, students explored the
question, ‘How can we use Claremont Garden more effectively
to enhance our learning?’. From these wonderings, Project4
evolved as a way for all students to be involved in posing
questions and following a line of inquiry related to our unique
environment in Claremont Garden. Students investigated
making herbal remedies as a natural alternative to traditional
medicines, identified and developed pest eradication methods,
tested and analysed soil, and planted and harvested crops to
cook tasty dishes.
Year 4 Buck. Back row: Mrs Rachel Buck, Roy Penn, Jasper Brown, Amy Campbell, James Watters, Thomas Gatenby, Georgia Dioguardi, Georgie Watson, Tiana Philp. Front row:
Jack Hubbard, Sam Simpson, Georgia Taylor, Sebastian Williams, Jade Davey, James Marshall, Hamish Knowles. Inset: Claire Thurley.
Camp Clayton, Ulverstone
YEAR 4 BUCK, GIBSON & JONES
A highlight for all students in Term 1 was Camp Clayton. The
challenges of the flying fox, archery, ropes course and sleeping
away from home helped to build resilience and forged positive
relationships with staff and students. Toasting marshmallows
around the campfire, searching the sky for star constellations
and enjoying the company of all our fellow campers was a
fitting way to end our camp.
Hosting the Cancer Council Morning Tea in Term 2 as a
fundraiser gave students the opportunity to try their hand at
making some unique refreshments from acorns and lemons
Year 4 Gibson. Back row: Harry Birchmore, Ethan Hubbard, Sarah Gower, Malachi Wallis, Maisie Edwards, Oliver Banks, Eilidh Hamilton, Max Dowling, Sophie Chugg, Sandy Wood.
Front row: Megan Murray, Oliver Lindsay, Harriet Bell, Mrs Jenny Gibson, Ruby Tiller, Lachlan Breden, Noah Magnussen-Wadley, Oliver Hadley.
YEAR 4 BUCK, GIBSON & JONES
to supplement our delicious morning tea. Our guest speaker
touched all of our hearts sharing his brave story of his personal
journey with cancer.
Co-curricular activities kept us busy throughout the year.
Students had eagerly waited for the chance to be involved in
Robotics and dedicated many months of preparation to the
process. The development of building and programming skills,
problem solving and the ability to overcome difficulties on
the day ensured a successful result for all teams at the State
Tournament of Minds was a challenging, but highly
successful, event for a number of our students. Thinking
laterally and working as a team formed the basis for both the
long term and spontaneous challenges. After winning their
sections at State level, both the Maths and Engineering team
and the Science and Technology team then represented the
College in Term 4 at The Tournament of Minds Australasian
Pacific Finals in Melbourne.
Throughout the Year 4 Sport Program, students have learnt
about the common features of minor and modified games and
sports. These have included basketball, netball, football, soccer,
teeball, hockey, orienteering, cricket, vigoro and tennis. When
participating in Year 4 Sport, school carnivals and interschool
competitions, such as the recent Basketball Tournament
and T20 Cricket, students have represented our school in an
outstanding manner, displaying sportsmanship and a sense of
Our Unit of Inquiry, ‘How does our past shape our future?’
was certainly a favourite. Visiting the old school at Hagley
provided students with the opportunity to experience what
education was like in the 19th century. Students were pleased
to return to their own 21st century learning environment, where
discipline is a little less severe! This unit culminated in the
cooking of damper over coals, just as the early settlers would
have done, in the beautiful surrounds of Claremont Garden.
Developing leadership skills has been a focus throughout
the year and all students have been actively involved in
making and promoting change. Year 4 have led the way on the
Year 4 Sport - Cricket
Making damper in Claremont Garden
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