Year 4 News – May 2019
Year 4 has had a great start to Term 2 and the students have been busy across all areas of the curriculum. This week has been especially full of exciting activities beginning with cross country at Landcox Park on Monday, May 13th. Congratulations to Archie and Kiera (Year 5) who took out the 9 year old events.
Tuesday saw Year 4 head off to Dandenong Ranges National Park for an excursion to learn about biodiversity in Victoria. The students identified native plant species growing in the bush and learned about their traditional Aboriginal use; they found out about Victoria’s National Parks including where they are in the state and why they are such an important part of our country and they also learned about Park management strategies. The final activity was to explore stories along a brick path created as a commemoration of the bushfires in the park in 1997. A big thank you to our parent helpers who accompanied the excursion.
Wednesday afternoon was the Big Blue Bush Bash with checked shirts and cowboy hats worn by many. It was a toe-tapping, rattlestick-shaking event enjoyed by all to raise money for the very worthy Beyond Blue charitable organisation.