On the first day back for Term 2, Tuesday, 27 to Wednesday, 28 April, the Year 4 students were lucky enough to attend Arbury Park Outdoor School in Bridgewater for their first school camp.
Arbury Park Outdoor School is built on 32 hectares of prime land in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. It includes a stringy bark forest, a gully with a series of ponds and wetlands, as well as open woodland areas. Our focus for this year’s camp was to allow the students to develop new skills in a challenging yet safe environment.
When we arrived at camp the students began their exploring with a quick walk around the camp and a ‘Discovering Arbury Park’ orienteering course. It was then onto the 'Web of Life' game, where participants learnt about food chains and the role of predators and their prey. Later than night we went up to a viewing platform to see the supermoon rise above the horizon. After a lovely dinner, Mr Fosdike took the group for a night hike that was enjoyed by all.
Welcome back to Term 2!
If you haven’t had the chance please feel welcome to have a look and walkthrough of our new Reception classrooms and facilities. It is a wonderful space where we have embraced the natural impulse to nurture our youngest learners and where the design has been shaped by teaching and learning for the 21st Century.
Read more for updates on Building Works and Mother's Day Celebrations...
Last week Cybersafe Families presented a number of workshops to students in Years 3-6, staff and parents. The focus of these presentations was to bring our awareness to what children are doing online and how we can support them to be safe, responsible online citizens. The sessions were extremely well received with a lot to take away from the presentations. I would like to reinforce a few of the key points from the Parent Workshop.
As the Year 5 students finish off a busy first term, they were excited to conclude their Chemical Science unit with an Incursion from Mobile Science Education.
Students were lead through an interactive show with flames, explosions, liquid nitrogen and experiments that explained how matter changes its state and why.
Congratulations to our Chess Team who represented St Martin de Porres School by participating in the Term 1 Interschool Chess Tournament held at Southern Vale Christian College on Tuesday, 6 April.
It is exciting to announce that St Martin de Porres won the Tournament yesterday. Students should feel very proud of themselves and their commitment to Chess Club throughout Term 1.
On Wednesday, 24 March, 500 Year 5 and Year 6 students from St Martin de Porres School and eight other local Catholic schools came together for the Caritas Fun Run. The students completed either a 3km walk or a 6km run starting from Angus Neill Reserve, Seacliff and looping between Brighton and Seacliff. The event gave the children the opportunity to physically challenge themselves during this time of Lent.
Our Buddy Classes in Reception (class REC) and Year 3 (class 3RL) class got together to make Harmony Day bookmarks to remind ourselves to do all things with love and make sure that everyone feels like they belong in our beautiful country. We used our thumb prints to make hearts on each other's bookmarks.
On Thursday, 4 March, after three weeks of some ‘come and try’ sessions, nearly 50 students from Years 3-6 came and tried out for the Schoolaerobic Teams. Everyone did an amazing job and showed such dedication to practising in their own time.
We are proud to announce we selected 24 girls for three teams.
A big congratulations to Niamh and her dedication to Surf Life Saving and Swimming. Well done Niamh, you should feel extremely proud of yourself!
SAPSASA Swimming Championship - Bronze in 50m Freestyle Relay, Div 2 12-year old Girls
Surf Life Saving - Gold in Girls Iron U11 and Silver in Surf race U11-Girls
What a day for the St Martin's Swimming Team!
On Wednesday, 17 March the Team headed to the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre to compete in the Section 4 SACPSSA Swimming Carnival. St Martin de Porres Successfully became the 2021 Section 4 Champions.
A huge thank you goes out to the parents for bringing the students to 7:00am trainings at Westminster and for your assistance on the day.
Some highlights and results to share...