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Stage 3 News

Term 3 2016

Term 3 has been a very busy term for Stage 3 students. We have been continuing on with our Project Based Learning and have been working in groups to create a book chapter on a natural disaster. So far we have researched the science behind natural disasters and now we have been researching the human and environmental impact as well as charities that assist people in need after a natural disaster. Spokespeople from the Red Cross came to visit and discussed with us how they support people and what the Red Cross stands for. This visit was organised by a Stage 3 student who took it upon herself to contact the Red Cross and invite them to our school. We also had an incursion which consisted of a visit from a scientific expert who guided us through many scientific experiments related to exploring natural disasters. It was a great hands on and practical way of investigating the how and why linked to our learning this term.

Also a big congratulations to the two Stage 3 students who proudly represented Belmore North at the Number Crunches mathematical competition held at Campsie Public School. They answered very challenging math questions and only had 10 seconds to mentally calculate the answer. Both students demonstrated an outstanding effort. One student even progressed to the grand final and made us very proud.  

Stage 3 ran a fundraiser "Pyjama Day" which meant everyone was very comfortable in their Pyjamas all day. The end of the term is going to finish up with Side Show Alley - a day of fun stalls and activities, organised and run by Stage 3 students to fundraise money for the Year 6 Farewell.  

Red Cross Visit  Stage 3 Science




Pyjama Day                     Number Crunch




S3 Science             Natural disasters




Term 1 2016

Stage 3 2016 welcomed back many old friends and new friends at the beginning of this exciting year for students and teachers.

During Term 1, Stage 3 have continued to extend and enhance their knowledge in English and Mathematics, through utilising the ‘super six' comprehension strategies and focusing on enhancing their problem solving ability.

The students have been diligently working on a focus unit of work this term about ‘Australian Colonies', and acquiring an appreciation of the difficulties early settlers faced in establishing new colonies. Students also investigated the impact of colonisation, and the displacement of the indigenous people from their traditional lands. They have also been busy with ANZAC Day posters –whose theme this year is ‘unsung heroes' and Harmony Day posters.  Students are looking forward to the Harmony Day performance and the opportunity to display their posters. Once again, students in Stages 2 and 3 are taking part in our Eggshibition, and we look forward to seeing some eggsciting displays.

Finally, a short note to say that our School Captains and Vice Captains –together with Mr Snopek- attended the National Young Leaders Conference Day at Olympic Park. The purpose of the day was to develop strong leadership values amongst young Australians. The Program consisted of keynote talks, multimedia presentations and interactive learning that seeks a range of specific outcomes for young people who aspire to lead themselves and others as well. Our students learned a lot about what it takes to be a successful leader and they represented Belmore North Public School honourably and respectfully.

All Stage 3 teachers would like to acknowledge everyone's hard work over this term as it has made for a fantastic start to the year.


Eggshibition 2016          Australian Colonies