It’s a year of action, grace and honing skills as these young people discover how capable they are, both physically and mentally. With warm hearts they greet their buddies in Rin’s Class 1 each week, eager to share and care with the little ones as they grow accustomed to big school.
In class, we have been learning about Australia’s history, from thousands of years of First Nations to the exploration of the north west by our close neighbours in Indonesia, then the Dutch and French visits to the west coast and on to Captain James Cook’s exploration in 1770 on the east coast, and settlement in Botany Bay with the First Fleet.
Aunty Delta Kay shared her family history at the Pass in Byron Bay, and we listened to her childhood experiences and stories. We celebrated Reconciliation Week with a deeper understanding of time and place, understanding our history in the light of the past and the future of our nation, and our responsibility to be inclusive and considerate of others.
We worked diligently carving beautiful wooden bowls with Jazzy, our versatile new woodwork teacher. Our weekly geometry lessons, following a Main Lesson, are producing amazing outcomes from thoughtful mathematicians and skilled artists.
This group of children will bring much to the world in the future — passion, kindness and great skills to work together in many capacities.
Class 5 Teacher