Our Grade 5 Blog

August 22, 2014
by georginacauchi

A week of FABULOUS learning

Cyber Safety

What a way to start the week with some very insightful and thought-provoking Cyber Safety sessions across the school. Year Five were privileged to hear from Tracy Porter an expert in many areas of cyber safety. She made everyone think, teachers included about how insecure images, videos and messages are on various apps and social media sites.

 Some important pointers we all took away from the session were:

– Download and use age appropriate apps.

– When downloading a new app, head strait to settings and change to ‘friends only’ ensuring it is the most ‘private’ it can be.

– Turn location settings off when sending messages, videos or images on social media.

– Talking and sharing online with only people you know in person.

– Accepting a ‘friend’ request if that person meets the definition of a real life friend.

– Sexting is illegal for all people involved who are under 18 years old.


Someone to Talk to and Always Remain Safe

-Someone important to me

-Something important to tell you

-Please listen and help me

 Telling an adult (teacher, parent or carer) if something is not right, such as;

– If an unknown person requests to ‘friend’, contact us or personal details.

– Someone we know/don’t know is sending or requesting inappropriate images

– Something is just not right

 Nanna Rule

– If Nanna would not like to see or read it, should you really post/send it?


Finally we all took home the all-important message of:

If you write it, record it or capture it in a picture and post it, send it or save it- then it is FOREVER.

When the internet is used safely it can be a fun and fantastic learning tool.


With a very short turn around between the LPS Athletics Day and District Athletics next Tuesday 26th August, students are very busy training for their events. We wish all those involved the best of luck.

Passport Night- Wednesday 27th August

How does your child spend the day at LPS? Come and find out, collect a passport on the night and choose your sessions. Educational sessions will be run covering topics such as multiplication, homework, time management, study habits and parental support, school planning documents, team planning and AusVELS, Digital Excellence Awards (DEA), Cyber Safety, PE (Ball catching manipulation and connection to curriculum,) Science and even how to use BPay.

50th Birthday celebrations- Saturday 30th August 11:00am-3:00pm

Come on down and celebrate! Make sure you have a look at the AMAZING mural at the front of the school. The hours of work, dedication and careful work by the Year Fives has certainly paid off- three beautiful mosaics now hang at the front of the school.

Remember to return your raffle tickets, cook book and paver orders ASAP.

Father’s Day Breakfast- Friday September 5th

Remember to return those order forms full of yummy food!

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August 15, 2014
by georginacauchi

Sport, Cyber Safety and 50th Anniversary Celebrations mixed in with Classroom Learning!

Hi everyone,

The mornings have continued to be cold and at times icy.  Rain has continued to fall making the oval still out of bounds for the students but a wonderful wetlands for some local ducks. Despite the limited space it is always pleasing to see the Grade Five students sharing space and being creative with areas that normally are not used during recess and lunch times.

Day 4 Sport, Athletics Day, Footy and Hockey

All the Grade Five students have continued to participate in sport on some very chilly mornings in preparation for House Athletics Day. Thursday was the BIG day and it was terrific to see the positive approach students took towards each event.

Thursday started grey and dreary but team spirits were not dampened, as the enthusiasm rose so did the sun. House Athletics, as always proved to be a wonderful day full of cheering and good sportsmanship. Well done to all the students who participated on this day and demonstrated great team spirit.

Congratulations to our hockey team who battled hard on Wednesday and managed to score a goal against a team no one else could. Great effort!

Goodluck to the Blackburn Under 11 side playing in the Grand Final this coming Sunday 17th August.

Classroom Learning

In the classroom the students have continued to discover interesting facts about Australia and its beginnings. Some children might be starting to wonder if there is a convict in their family history. Many activities in the classroom involve working co-operatively with a partner or small group and it is fantastic to see students helping each other and striving to do their best.

Cyber Safety

Next Monday the Grade Fives will be involved in a Cyber Safety Incursion run by Tracey Porter. It is important that teachers and parents are vigilant in ensuring that our students have the strategies, skills and knowledge to deal with potential online issues. We all look forward to next week’s session. There is an evening session for parents on Monday 18th August at 7:30pm. Please come along, we ask that students DO NOT attend this session.

Remember the countdown is on for a huge day on Saturday 30th August, it all begins at 11am with the celebrations for the 50th Anniversary! Have a great week everyone and well done on the work and efforts so far this term!

The Year Five Team




August 1, 2014
by georginacauchi

Student Online Safety

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please come along to our Student Online Safety Presentation on Monday the 18th of August. The presentation will be at 7:30pm-8:30pm in the Staff Community Centre.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Student Online Safety Flyer

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